Vital Football

Lewis for Pompey/Hart for the job/Distin to Spurs

Lewis for Pompey/Hart for the job/Distin to Spurs

Well 'The News of the World' has plenty to say about Pompey today, some good, some not so good and some slightly worrying...

Joe Lewis for Pompey?

I would not be at all disappointed if Pompey were able to tempt Peterborough keeper Joe Lewis to Fratton this summer, as I think that the young keeper is an excellent prospect.

Lewis, who is only 21, has already been named in an England squad by Fabio Capello as a league one player, and 'if' we could attract him for as little as the 'reported' £2.5m I would be even more so, and feel even we 'should' be able to afford this...

I suspect he would command a fee of more than £2.5m though!

==========

Hart and Kidd to sign 2-year deals?

The 'reward' for guiding us to safety, well not quite yet, will be 2-year contract for Hart and Kidd apparently?

An apparent agent is 'claimed' to have said that they are looking for assurances before taking the job, with these assurances being given at least £10m to spent: 'I had discussions with the club this week and was given assurances before we began talks that Paul and Brian would be in charge next year.

'Most advisors would not wish to send a player to a team if you don't know who the manager will be.

'That would be detrimental to the player's long-term interests.'

I have started to lean 'slightly' towards Hart getting the job but after the Arsenal game, more so at the way we set out, I have very much gone back into the 'please look elsewhere'...

Of course, as much as I am concerned by this, 'if', well 'when', they get the job - as I suspect they will, well unless we are taken over - I will of course back them next season but fear that things will go wrong, we will be struggling come Christmas and player/fan power will force them out...

==========

Distin to Spurs...

Sylvain Distin leaving this summer is something that I had thought was nailed on back along, whilst I started thinking he would actually stay I am not so sure again now, and now he is being 'linked' with Spurs...again...

It is claimed that 'he' will return this summer and take the Frenchman to London for £4m?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday May 3 2009
Time: 1:20PM

Comments

0
Thanks Rug for starting with the Lewis story - get my hopes up with a great story about a hot prospect, then bring me crashing back down with news that Hart is going to stay on and then that Jamie's Ugly Father is going to rape us yet again. Sunday, bloody Sunday!!
PFCGino
03/05/2009 13:33:00
0
Thanks Rug for starting with the Lewis story - get my hopes up with a great story about a hot prospect, then bring me crashing back down with news that Hart is going to stay on and then that Jamie's Ugly Father is going to rape us yet again. Sunday, bloody Sunday!!
PFCGino
03/05/2009 13:33:00
0
attempting to recreate our team at spurs was expected, im not surprised by it at all, and alot is going to happen between now and next season, and dealings with spuds will be common place. i just really hope that we hold out for good prices or get players in exchange. im slightly more worried about the (ever suspicious)news of the world article that says hart and kidd are staying on next season, not necessarily that but a possible transfer target of theirs, keith andrews from blackburn.........
ruffcider
03/05/2009 13:47:00
0
attempting to recreate our team at spurs was expected, im not surprised by it at all, and alot is going to happen between now and next season, and dealings with spuds will be common place. i just really hope that we hold out for good prices or get players in exchange. im slightly more worried about the (ever suspicious)news of the world article that says hart and kidd are staying on next season, not necessarily that but a possible transfer target of theirs, keith andrews from blackburn.........
ruffcider
03/05/2009 13:47:00
0
wow rumours crouch going? Johnson? Distan? Hermann? Pennant back to scouseland Kranjcar? And we get 10 million to spend Sounds like we will have problems next season Rug Joe Lewis ok does that mean James is off as well? One thing that doesn't change Joey Barton just got sent off
race
03/05/2009 15:12:00
0
wow rumours crouch going? Johnson? Distan? Hermann? Pennant back to scouseland Kranjcar? And we get 10 million to spend Sounds like we will have problems next season Rug Joe Lewis ok does that mean James is off as well? One thing that doesn't change Joey Barton just got sent off
race
03/05/2009 15:12:00
0
Still not set on Hart being our manager next season I would like to see Kidd involved. Bilic and a new owner with enough cash to build a solid exciting side would be my wish.
race
03/05/2009 15:45:00
0
Still not set on Hart being our manager next season I would like to see Kidd involved. Bilic and a new owner with enough cash to build a solid exciting side would be my wish.
race
03/05/2009 15:45:00
0
The players that you would not want to lose are the ones that we shall have approaches for.
dedmans
03/05/2009 15:49:00
0
The players that you would not want to lose are the ones that we shall have approaches for.
dedmans
03/05/2009 15:49:00
Page 1/7
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Portsmouth Articles

2016-17 Champions Review: March

Every season has its highs and lows. The draw at home to Morecambe was a body blow for Pompey, but little did we know that the next home game against Crewe was to be our turning point.

Done and dusted - O'Brien joining Coventry

Academy graduate O'Brien, who went on to play for Barnet, Brentford and Dagenham following his release by Pompey, will leave Fratton Park again - he'll link up with Doyle at Coventry.

On this day in history...24th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th May.

2016-17 Champions Review: February

A lot can change in the space of a few weeks, and with fixtures piling up in front of them, Pompey needed to find form if they were to make themselves serious contenders.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

2017-18 ST sales - will they...
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Be higher than 2016-1779%
Be lower than 2016-170%
Be about the same14%
Hmm, too soon to say7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug194
2.PompeyFrippy53
3.storagematt42
4.pompeyweller28
5.Copnor4323
6.eastneydave22
7.stubbsy00715
8.Jimsmithswig10
9.FrattonBlue8
10.uspompeyfan4
Write for Vital Football