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Basinas signs for Pompey

Basinas signs for Pompey

It has been confirmed on the Pompey Site that Angelos Basinas has joined Pompey.

The fee has not been disclosed, but an 18-month contract has been signed by the 33-year-old Greek international - who was part of the 2004 European championship winning side - who joins from AEK Athens, with Peter Storrie saying: 'we've brought in someone of immense experience, the current captain of Greece who is just three games away from winning his 100th cap for his country.

'He's exactly what we need in the situation that we're in. He's a player that Tony was eager to bring to Pompey.

'He desperately wanted to come here and we have an option to sign him for a further year on top of the 18 months.'

Time will tell if we have got the right player, or if he has come in a few years too late - either way lets give the fella a chance before he is written off, or for that matter raved about I guess...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday February 2 2009
Time: 12:52PM

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What does he do? I know he plays football. Is he a striker or midfield?
Gandor1
02/02/2009 12:57:00
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Gandor, he is a central defensive midfield player, maybe getting on a bit, but he has a long pedigree, just hope he turns out to be another Pedro Mendes.
Owenspompey
02/02/2009 12:58:00
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Setanta report that he hs ben brought in to replace Davis. Please no!
jbaker
02/02/2009 13:01:00
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He's a quality player and if people moan about his age I point them towards one D. Beckham currently plying his trade at a small club in Milan. I hope that people give him a chance to prove himself over a few games before deciding to write him off as 'another one of those greek players' (who happens to have set up the winning goal in the euro 2004 final).
stooH
02/02/2009 13:03:00
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I read in the Daily Mail that we have turned down Bolton's offer for Davis.
Gandor1
02/02/2009 13:04:00
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Sky are saying that dos santos is at fp having a medical
SUAC51
02/02/2009 13:10:00
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Bloody long medical, they said he was there yesterday!!Must be the NHS waiting time, we must be hard up if he can't go private!!
Owenspompey
02/02/2009 13:12:00
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I think this cold be a good signing, he sits in front of the defense and provides cover in that Makélélé role. I know he's old but I don't think that matters if he is sit in front of the defense and give them that cover that they need at the moment.
zav
02/02/2009 13:14:00
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Another Greek, they keep each other company whilst they settle in. Let's hope they hit the deck running & we have no plate throwing tantrums!!!
storagematt
02/02/2009 13:14:00
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Sky are now saying fee agreed for Dos Santos
yellowcheesemonkey
02/02/2009 13:16:00
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