Vital Football

Guillem Balague on Pompey 'target' Thiago Motta

Guillem Balague on Pompey 'target' Thiago Motta

Thiago Motta, the Brazilian midfielder formerly with Barcelona, but now with Atletico Madrid is being strongly linked with Pompey. Guillem Balague - the Spanish fella who does the football on Sky - has shared some opinions on the player on his website.

He says that Motta is currently on trial with Pompey but he is not sure if it is worth us taking a punt on him as he is a player with a shady past: 'we are talking about a player, after all, who has been injured more often than he has been fit, has - to put it mildly - a relaxed attitude to training, a love of the nightlife and who's ill discipline has seen him get sent off far too many times at vital moments in key fixtures: even Motta himself has admitted that he has been very unprofessional. It's perhaps even more frustrating because Motta could have been a very good player.'

To see more of what Balague said click here.

He has played for Brazil at international level, so as much as plenty do manage this he cannot be a mug, and holds an Italian passport - so no worries with a work permit - but do we really need a player like him here? Maybe Harry Redknapp could tame him, but if not then we could end up with a fella on very good money who might rock the boat...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Season Launch Give Away



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday August 25 2008
Time: 3:47PM

Comments

0
Could be another dodgy character for HR to take on!!
eastneydave
25/08/2008 16:08:00
0
He loves them. Look at his CV.
Et_tu_Pompeii
25/08/2008 16:39:00
0
Yeah...Paolo di Canio anyone?
pompeywa
25/08/2008 17:21:00
0
"HR"'s has a reputation for taming wild players. "HR" is so easy going on some disciplinary matters, I wander who pulls the strings.
007
25/08/2008 17:31:00
0
could potentially be an awesome siging if he couls stay injury free. i beleive he is only 25 as well. anyone got any idea about what sort of fee he would command ?
southportpompey
25/08/2008 17:42:00
0
Never been a fan. I hope we put our good money elsewhere.
stillthewhizz
25/08/2008 22:05:00
0
apparently they are prepared to let him go on a free but he is on something like £60k a week...
southportpompey
26/08/2008 12:20:00
0
The Brazillian version of sick note, but with more aggression!
sneakay
26/08/2008 13:54:00
0
Smells like a whole lotta trouble!!!
storagematt
26/08/2008 16:10:00
0
im in 2 minds over this guy because his wage salary , injuries and temperment puts me off but then again he much have some talent to play for barcelona and athletico madrid or is harry just buying him to be a squad player ?
stfc ballboy
26/08/2008 16:27:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Match Day Officials v Newport (25/3/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newport County this Saturday.

Pompey Predictions League - update no.38

The Pompey Predictions League is part of this site now isn't it - would it be the same without it? This continued with a defeat at Stevenage with Newport visiting next.

On this day in history...23rd March

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd March.

On this day in history...22nd March

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 22nd March.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stevenage MotM
Suggested By:
Forde4%
Davies0%
Burgess14%
Clarke0%
Evans0%
Baker4%
Doyle28%
Rose14%
Stevens0%
Hunt4%
Doyle0%
Sub-Roberts0%
Sub-Kabamba28%
Sub-Chaplin4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 2:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug62
2.PompeyFrippy43
3.storagematt34
4.Copnor4322
5.stubbsy00720
6.FrattonBlue19
7.eastneydave15
8.Jimsmithswig13
9.pompeyweller12
10.uspompeyfan11
Write for Vital Football