Date:Wednesday February 4 2009
New signing Angelos Basinas, hailed the 'new Pedro Mendes' by Tony Adams yesterday, has told the Pompey Site he is ready, raring and willing to go.
The midfielder is now looking to prove himself in the premier league and help us to survival: 'I'm very happy to finally land in England and come to play for Pompey. I had two years in Spain and it's a good chance to prove myself in another top league.
'When I went to Real Mallorca they were bottom of the league and in a lot worse trouble than Pompey currently are.
'I believe in myself and I also believe in the quality of the team and this is a different experience from the one I had in Spain.
'It has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and when I first heard about the interest from Portsmouth I didn't need to think about it.
'It was clear in my mind from the moment they contacted me that I wanted to play at Fratton Park.
'I don't like talking up my strengths as a player or what I will bring to Pompey because I prefer for people to see my qualities on the pitch.'
The worry with many people remains that the signing of the 33-year-old has come 'a few years too late' - as ever though I say 'lets give him a chance' before we write him off.
Basinas talks a good talk, but again - something else I also say a lot - actions need to speak louder than words...
Storrie - further interest in Pompey?
There have been a few rumblings in recent days that there had been further interest in parties wanting to take over Pompey and according to a report on the BBC Peter Storrie has told Radio Solent that there have been 'one or two interested parties but there is a process they need to go through.'
I still feel that something well happen with a buy-out, but at this point in time I cannot see anyone buying us - until we know what our future is I cannot see anyone 'taking a risk', but 'when' safety is secured I think we will hear more and something will happen in the summer.
Remaining a premier league club is essential for any take over to go through, but with sky signing a new £1bn contract with the premier league for football rights that is even more of a case that we must stay up with the massive amounts on offer to us - although would the club see much of this, or would it go into the owners pockets...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Wednesday February 4 2009
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