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Talking Pompey with pompeygrant01

Vital Pompey has previously brought you the 'knowing me knowing you series' - which is still running, so others will be added and if you want to do one just email - now we have a little something extra this summer...

pompeygrant01 was asked 5 quick questions, this is what they said.

  • What are you expecting from Pompey in the coming season?
    Well, after last seasons exploits, I think that it will be more of a top 10 finish rather than top 6, this is mainly because of the added uefa cup games, personally, I don't think we have the squad to compete for top 6 as well as in Europe.

    Hopefully, we have a good European campaign and a decent run in both cups.

  • Uefa cup - are you a fan of us being in this, or are you against it? Either way how well do you reckon we can do?
    I am a big fan of this, it can only be good for the club. It puts us on the European market and will attract bigger names to the club. It is a new experience for us, and one we should relish.

    I am confident that we will do well, possibly getting to the quarter finals, depending on the draw of course!

  • Which 3 players - that we could realistically sign - would you like to see arrive this summer?
    After getting Crouch, I "hope" that we can get our three "priorities", a left back, centre back and a right winger. I would definitely like to get Kaboul, he has his critics, but I think he will be great in the future, for both club and country. There only seems to be one left back for me, and that is Shorey, a quality player who is available at a "cheap" price, I think he could play a great part for us. My third player is one I haven't heard mentioned a lot, but I believe is quality, Aaron Lennon, quick, can get round defender, a good crosser and probably cheaper than SWP.

  • If you had to select 1 player to get shot of - or maybe to rephrase or make this decision easier, 'sacrifice' - to make a signing who would it be and why?
    If it was a case of money, then Utaka, especially if we were getting another winger in a deal. Although I like him and believe he will better this season, he could raise the funds. Just out of personal hate, I would "sacrifice" Diop. I cannot stand the guy. He can't pass, shoot, or tackle. I don't think he adds anything to the team (except the card count!)

  • How many Pompey games do you expect to make this season?
    As a season ticket holder for the last 4 years, I hope to go to all home games plus Fulham away (bit of a tradition for me). Hopefully the odd European game and maybe a cup game. Its getting difficult now I am starting college and am getting some sort of part time job though!

    Thanks to pompeygrant01 for answering these.



    That's the lot guys, I have no more of these to offer! So it is down to you now if we want more of these...

    If anyone else wants to answer the questions simply drop me an email as a request, or with your answers on portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk and/or visit this link and I will make it happen.

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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Friday August 1 2008

    Time: 8:03AM

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    Nice answers PG; I see Diop is probably second favourite now in the "get rid" league; I can't disagree with you.
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    01/08/2008 08:21:00

    Nice answers
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    01/08/2008 09:17:00

    HI PG1. Yep, Utaka & Diop are fighting it out. They both have a lot to prove.
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    01/08/2008 09:53:00

    diop has shown everything we are likely to see from him, Utaka looks like he has a lot of ability stashed away. it just depends whether "sir" harry can release it!
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    01/08/2008 10:00:00

    Good stuff - keep it coming.
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    01/08/2008 16:22:00

    Well played sir.
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    01/08/2008 17:31:00

    Nice one PompeyGrant ... Agree with you completely about Diopn although with Sylley gone I think we'll see more rather than less of him this season... Barn door with a shotgun always springs to mind
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    02/08/2008 06:54:00


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