Thomas on Pompey move/Scolari on the title
Some 24 hours or so ago Jerome Thomas was preparing for a game against Watford with Charlton, but now he is part of the squad going to Chelski tomorrow!
We all know that Harry Redknapp has made some very shrewd signings over the years and as Thomas has told The News he wants to be the next: 'if you look over the years at the type of player that Harry has brought to clubs, I think I'm that type of player.
'I think I can bring some intensity and some flair. So I want to make Harry look like a smart man again for bringing me to the club.'
'I was preparing for Watford this weekend, but then I got a phone call on Thursday to pack up and get down here.
'Now I'm looking forward to Chelsea on Sunday.
'It feels great. It's the happiest point of my career so far and I'm looking forward to it.'
Although the signing of Thomas at this moment in time was a surprise, overall it is not really as Redknapp has been linked with the winger on and off for a couple of years now.
Ok, he is not the kind of signing that we can get overly carried away about - or shout and scream about, but as I keep saying to bring in that natural width is a bonus. If he can perform to his best then I do not think that he, or we, will do too badly this season...
Pompey title contenders?
Well if 'Big' Phil Scolari says so then I am not going to argue with him...
In a press conference yesterday the Chelski boss said that the title was not just about them, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manyoo, he also mentioned Spurs and Porthsmouth - there you go Chixy he will take one of the Vital shirts from last season :-) The printers must have been using the Brazilian pronunciation of Portsmouth!
I am happy with that - I guess I better dig out my online betting password then...
PLAY UP POMPEY!