Vital Football

Pompey suffer Thomas injury blow

Pompey suffer Thomas injury blow

We have been handed a blow with the news that Jerome Thomas could be out for as long as 3 months with a stress fracture of the back...

With Niko Kranjcar already out, losing Thomas as well is far from ideal but luckily having gone from having little or no options on the left we do now have a fair few. This also makes the decision to bring Nadir Belhadj in on loan all the more important, and probably explains even more why we pushed this move through.

Harry Redknapp has said that he was out for 12 weeks, although physio Gary Sadler has merely told the Pompey Site that he 'might' be out longer term, with 3 weeks the minimum: 'we saw a consultant on Monday evening. The plan at the moment is to treat him for three weeks with some rehabilitation, although there are some restrictions with what we can do with him.

'We'll go back to see the consultant in three weeks and depending on what he says, we can take the appropriate action.'

Chances are it will be more than 3 weeks, but whatever happens as much as this is not ideal I believe that we have enough cover to get us through and do not believe we will be, or should be hearing the 'bare bones' speech just yet - although it is inevitable this will come :-)

==========

Also, before the other 'inevitable' talks begin with the news that Alan Curbishley has resigned as West Ham manager no doubt Redknapp will be 'linked' with them.

The club are in a mess, so although he has already ruled this out weeks ago - as much as the club is in his heart - he would be a fool to return to the club, and he wont so that is as much air time as Vital Pompey will be giving this issue!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday September 3 2008
Time: 3:40PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
At this rate we won't need to worry about a 6pm kick off they'll be nobody left to play anyway.
Steve C
03/09/2008 16:02:00
0
yea the injury sucks but lets just hope for a quicker return. but on the west ham manager at the moment Redknapp is at 4/1 and bilic is at 7/1 lol yea the connections are already starting to fly
pompeym@
03/09/2008 16:05:00
0
A fractured back sounds horrible. I would have thought 12 weeks was optimistic.
UKTony
03/09/2008 16:15:00
0
We wish JT well & know we understand the need for cover. Bugger, Curbs gone at West Ham & KK in some doubt at Barcodes. More unneeded speculation surrounds HR, we all could do without this.
storagematt
03/09/2008 16:18:00
0
With Curbishley resigning after the transfer window has shut, i would think most managers would want to give it a miss, not much scope for improvement if you can't sign your own players for months to come.
Steve C
03/09/2008 16:45:00
0
That must have been a really bad bed to do that as Harry put earlier in the week! Sounds nasty and I hope he gets fit soon.
sneakay
03/09/2008 17:23:00
0
sounds like a nasty injury... get well soon :-)
pompeycarpet
03/09/2008 17:29:00
0
Backs are buggers, John McCelland was never the same force after his back problems.
007
03/09/2008 17:31:00
0
good job arry got belhadji in shame thomas is out he looked gd against manyoo maybe harry can get appiah in as curbishley has left and Harry dont go !!!!!!!
stfc ballboy
03/09/2008 19:20:00
0
Too much of the old rumpy pumpy if you ask me .. Gutted for him and the team..
Chix
03/09/2008 20:02:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

No Crawley return for Tubbs

Tubbs doesn't have a future at Pompey, he's on the transfer-list but offloading him could be difficult given his wages. These wouldn't be anywhere within Crawley's reach.

Pitfalls of Sheffield Wednesday loanee returning

As Catlin put it 'the gamble' of aiming sign Sheffield Wednesday loanee Lavery has to be one Pompey fans understand. It isn't as cut and dried as saying 'he's a free agent' sign him!

Lassie coming home...well sort of!

A-box-to-box player, capable of defensive duties, with ability to burst forward with intent to make things happen - Diarra is Pompey's man and wants an England return. I jest of course!

Will pair stay at Fratton?

It's been made (more than once) clear by Catlin Pompey want Davies & Hollands to stay. Both (also more than once) have said they want to this - deals have to be right for all concerned.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop11%
Davies3%
Burgess18%
Barton52%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands3%
Doyle7%
Bennett0%
McNulty3%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk1%
Sub - Close1%
Sub - Chaplin1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug76
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue28
4.Copnor4324
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue12
7.eastneydave12
8.Pompeyboosie8
9.Ronald Wilson7
10.Jimsmithswig7