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Kidd joins the Pompey set-up

Pompey have confirmed that Brian Kidd has joined the Pompey coaching staff and will help out caretaker manager Paul Hart, becoming his assistant.

Had Tony Adams brought in someone with the experience that Kidd has, and to be honest not getting in a vastly experienced man to act as his assistant did not do him any favours did it, then maybe he would still be here? But there you go...

Anyway, the appointment of Kidd only adds to the 'Sven Goran Eriksson could very well be on his way' thoughts, as the former Manyoo assistant of course worked closely with him during his England days and only health issues saw the pair part ways.

Despite the media claiming 'he had turned us down' this is not actually the case; he merely said that he has a job to do with Mexico - he is hardly going to say that he is going to take the job is he. He has since said that he is 'flattered' by the link.

With this latest development, the appointment of Kidd, I think I have shifted to a 60:40 that the Swede could be appointed - not that I am getting carried away of course!

I am not trying to brush over issues, but other news from today such as Peter Storrie saying that Adams was unlucky but had to go, Johnny Metgod thinking that the axe was wielded too soon, not to mention Jamie's Dads thoughts along the same lines are all issues that I will not cover in too much.

This is not because I 'cannot be bothered', but to be honest I think we have all just about said all we can about the departure of the last man - I am still saddened by it, but I guess we do have to move on...


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Date:Wednesday February 11 2009

Time: 3:41PM

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Only thing now though, is that Chelski have appointed Hiddink, so that puts Grant back in the frame again as he mates with Sasha. I do agree though with the Sven link and I reckon it will be all announced on Friday once the world cup qualifier is out of the way.
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11/02/2009 15:55:00

Got to be a good appointment. You surround yourself with experience & quality & it has to rub off onto the players.
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11/02/2009 15:57:00

You could be right about making Sven more likely but the timing of this seems a bit strange unless of course we beat Citeh and Sacha goes for the cheap option again Hart & Kidd, hope not. If not Sven maybe Grant with Kidd working with the players. As I've said before I can't see the players respecting their ex "bibs and cones man" but they'd probably accept Grant with Kidd alongside.
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11/02/2009 16:04:00

Managerial madness, as reflected in the lower leagues - Avram Grant gets a mention on Vital U's today: http://www.colchester.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=143355 Pretty dead, so some comment would be fab!
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11/02/2009 16:21:00

i think were "down to the bear bones" lads and thats why kidd was brought in. i dont think sacha would be that frugal again, he must understand this is no quick fix situation. whilst ug says 60:40 on sven/no sven, i think it is 40:30:20:5:5 ... sven/grant/other/bilic/curbs.
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11/02/2009 16:33:00

I must show my age and say I remember Kidd's 19th birthday!! irt was the day they beat Benfica 4-1 after extra time to win the European Cup - was that only 40 years ago? Good appointment as he will make a great number two for whoever is given the 'Hot seat'.
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11/02/2009 16:35:00

if kidd is in then sven is blaters on his way. hooray!
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11/02/2009 16:46:00

A good appointment whether Sven comes or not. Kidd is class.
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11/02/2009 16:51:00

Kidd is a good singing. Off topic according to sky we have hit the woodwork 2nd most times this season behind Liverpool. We have hit it 14 times! That shows our bad luck! http://www.skysports.com/experts/expert_story/0,19793,12038_4913957,00.html
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11/02/2009 17:04:00

Have you seen this depressing and whingey piece of BBC journalism? http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/7879229.stm
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11/02/2009 17:14:00

Yeah..i've just read that BBC piece, i nearly slashed my wrists. I don't know how much more i can take...
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11/02/2009 17:24:00

hammersmithblue That article is an absolute joke. Nobody knew the markets would change for the worst to put us in the situation.
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11/02/2009 17:30:00

You're not the only one showing your age eastneydave...I remember seeing him play several times in the late sixties. Damn good player in his time though, he'll be good for Pompey.
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11/02/2009 17:35:00

journalistic tosh tbh. it is true though. i was hoping that when we got to europe we wouldnt take the same fall so many other clubs have done. just ask boro, blackburn, spurs. too many fixtures for the small squad and no new monies to cope with it. when jamies dad left we were in all competitions and EUROPE, we missed the opportunity to get a good european manager... were doing it the wrong way (AGAIN!) but then again im not suprised. zahavi is apparently dealing with getting the new manager... i think gaydamak will bow down and sell pompey to zahavi for 18m (the price BBC think he will sell for!) and zahavi will assist sven. i think if you have a choice of having the feeder club hobbyist zahavi and prem, or unknown south african consortium and championship ... id take the first option.
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11/02/2009 18:48:00

Kidd is both experienced at the highest level and a good coach, gotta be good
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11/02/2009 18:55:00

Brian kidd coming in ! something is definately happening you dont get a person of his standing as a temporary appointment already he will have the respect of the players over what he has achieved in the past all be it as a No 2 . But saying that look at the improvmet in West Ham with Steve Clarke as no 2 no coincidence there. So here's to the next manager and next owners ! PUP
plymouth ian
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11/02/2009 18:59:00

Chuffed to nuts with him coming in, now THIS is seriously positive!!
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11/02/2009 19:20:00

Is that a chink of light I see at the end of the tunnel ????
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11/02/2009 19:56:00

New Kidd on the block means Swede could be a turnip for Pompey.
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11/02/2009 19:59:00

Errrrrmmmm, major bit of good news, in fact almost unbelievable!! Great pedigree , c'mon Brian, get the lads fired up!!
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11/02/2009 21:02:00

AND, Mexico just lost 2-0.......fingers crossed
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12/02/2009 02:31:00

Penton is happy !! - Hurrah the man is smiling again ..only KIDDing Andy ;).. With Mexico going down 2-0 surely they don't want Sven anymore do they .. please..
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12/02/2009 06:36:00

Well done USA. Looking after their old friends England again or more importantly us. Get him here. Nancy will love Gun Wharf!
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12/02/2009 08:39:00

This is good news, and gives Paul Hart someone to sit next to in the dugout!
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12/02/2009 11:44:00

I thought Jodie was the best on Strictly Come Dancing, and i voted for her each week, therefor emy loyalty has been rewarded hasnt it? However i did not realise that she was a football coach, what a talent.
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12/02/2009 20:12:00


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