Vital Football

Basinas ready to rumble!

Basinas ready to rumble!

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!

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



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday February 4 2009
Time: 9:18AM

Comments

0
Morning Rug, I do wonder some times about Adams already putting pressure in Basinas as the new Mendes. I think the fans should judge this after about 10 games not the manager. We will see what his old legs are made of up against Gerrard and Co. As for the sale of the club, it's clear Gaydamak has had his fill and wants out as quick as possible. However selling a Championship club is far more difficult than a Premier League one.
bluedr
04/02/2009 09:39:00
0
I'm encouraged by this signing, hopefully he's still a quality player! Never heard of Gekas before, but his wikipedia write up sounds good (don't they all!).
Tantona
04/02/2009 09:40:00
0
yep, my thoughts exactly, no pressure then!!! Better get the gloves & stockings out for those not used to harsh english winters!!!
storagematt
04/02/2009 10:11:00
0
The Poll is missing the point, i feel that our defensive problems this season stem from the defence not getting the same degree of protection and help from midfield as they did last year. hopefully the additions will help to rectify this starting with a clean sheet on Saturday.
Steve C
04/02/2009 10:18:00
0
totally and utterly agree SteveC, and i have voiced these opinions several times - even doing so on saturday, altho in fairness to the midfield that day (as was rightly pointed out to me) the defending was of the highest order of 'poorness'...
i will be doing a write up for what this poll does find, and rest assured i will again bang the drum of 'not getting the pretection' the likes of mendes, diarra and muntari gave us last season.
pompeyrug
04/02/2009 10:23:00
0
Remmber the motto of the Oakland Raiders from now on"Just Win Baby!!" Thats what it is all about, it does not have to be pretty we just need three points every game, dont be afraid of anyone and give it a go. Respect no team and no player, do what Stoke and Hull have been doing and get in their faces.
Owenspompey
04/02/2009 10:39:00
0
So Storrie is saying we have further interest in the sale of our Club? That'll be our very own FAC Triumph who has recently E-mailed him......
Gandor1
04/02/2009 10:59:00
0
haha gandor, hopefully someone does wnat us :( lol. basinas will help us lots, and hopefully we will stay up!
MFFP
04/02/2009 15:29:00
0
I sometimes think that Wikipedia entries are written by their mums. What's amazing is how they are always updated so damn fast.
hammersmithblue
04/02/2009 17:22:00
0
theres millions of sad people who look through the internet all day, every day for new things about a person, then they unpdate their wiki page as soon as they know......
MFFP
04/02/2009 17:40:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Bolton's Wilkinson unlikely to play for Pompey?

Cookie isn't too hopeful of Wilkinson being fit for the play-offs against Plymouth, which means Pompey are probably unlikely to ever see the Bolton striker in a Blues shirt!

Plymouth play-offs dates confirmed!

Dates had pencilled in for the play-off with Plymouth, we now know for sure it'll be a Thursday and Sunday for this. With Pompey knowing if it's home or away first after Northampton.

Pompey Know Play Off Dates (4/5/16)

The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season, here are the dates Pompey need to pencil in for a second bite at the League One cherry via Wembley.

On this day in history...4th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th May.

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)

Hartlepool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Murphy49%
Stevens0%
Burgess6%
Barton0%
Freeman0%
Doyle0%
Hollands3%
Naismith20%
Roberts13%
Evans0%
Smith3%
Sub - McGurk0%
Sub - Chaplin3%
Sub - Whatmough3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 45 28 12 5 96 35
2 Accrington 45 24 12 9 84 26
3 Oxford 45 23 14 8 83 40
4 Bristol Rovers 45 25 7 13 82 30
5 Portsmouth 45 21 15 9 78 32
6 Plymouth 45 23 9 13 78 21
7 Wimbledon 45 20 12 13 72 13
8 Cambridge 45 18 13 14 67 11
9 Leyton Orient 45 18 12 15 66 -2
10 Wycombe 45 17 13 15 64 4
11 Exeter 45 17 13 15 64 1
12 Carlisle 45 16 16 13 64 0
13 Mansfield 45 17 12 16 63 8
14 Luton 45 18 9 18 63 -1
15 Barnet 45 16 11 18 59 -4
16 Hartlepool 45 15 6 24 51 -18
17 Notts County 45 14 9 22 51 -24
18 Yeovil 45 11 15 19 48 -15
19 Stevenage 45 11 14 20 47 -15
20 Crawley 45 13 8 24 47 -30
21 Morecambe 45 12 9 24 45 -22
22 Newport 45 10 13 22 43 -20
R Dag & Red 45 8 10 27 34 -34
R York 45 7 12 26 33 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.storagematt8
2.Copnor434
3.mslorna483
4.Emsworthianblue3
5.FrattonBlue2
6.eastneydave2