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I have two words for you Matty Richie.



Keep an eye out for this kid guys as, and as things currently stand with out squad, he quite possibly will be our left sided midfielder - unless we stuck with the Dave Nugent approach?

This said I expect a left midfielder/winger to be signed, but I would still have Richie very much in the 1st team picture, no loaning him out again, put him in the frame and give him a go as this guy had talent and the ability to go with it!

If anyone has read his thoughts in The News today he seems to have a fine attitude, but for me he is not going to need to 'squeeze into the pre-season squad', as the Gosport born 19-year-old says, he is surely a shoe-in for this?

Pre-season training starts up next week and Ritchie will be a part of this - I just hope that we do keep him in and around the 1st team this season, and give him a chance to shine.

He has served his apprenticeship on loan with Dagenham last season, yep I know it is a gulf in class, but lets see what the kid can do!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday July 2 2009
Time: 10:58AM

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Really encouraging read in the News this morning, refreshing to see a youngster who's so focused and determined to get where he wants to be. Not only has this guy got the ability, his attitude and desire to succeed alone will make him a valuable team player and one I think should definately be given a chance in the first team next season. Also this kid has one hell of a left boot on him, I think he could be another Matty Taylor but with more ability. Watch this space!
moley2
02/07/2009 11:08:00
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I thought we werent reading the news? or that was the Sun.. He actually looks like Matty Taylor too Moley!
nodster
02/07/2009 11:29:00
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agree 100% with you moley - matty taylor mk II with added ability, and that all important ingredient more pace...the complete and utter bonus?
the kid is local, he would just about kill to wear the shirt - the pride he would get from this would be unreal!
pompeyrug
02/07/2009 11:30:00
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Lets hope this kid gets a chance, like has been said Local, passionate about Pompey and desire to succeed. Must be quite unique in the Pompey Dressing Room. Good on you Matt and I hope you do well.
bluedr
02/07/2009 11:36:00
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Saw him in the Kanu Charity match & scored two tremendous goals. He can half hit a ball! Bring him on!!!
storagematt
02/07/2009 12:02:00
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This is what the new pompey will be all about. Plenty of youngsters with bags of enthusiasim and pace. Lets just hope that they cut the mustard.
sneakay
02/07/2009 13:05:00
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Like storagematt I saw him in the Kanu match and didn't know who he was until the end, I think it was after he'd beet the keeper with a belting shot in the nearside top corner that I sat up and started taking notice. Looked quality.
stooH
02/07/2009 13:42:00
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Spoke to someone in the Club about this kid. He told me he is a red hot talent with massive potential. Didn't someone once say "you could'nt win the Premiership with kids" Well we may not, but with this sort of potential talent inhouse, the sky's the limit, and we should give the them a chance.
Mike1954
02/07/2009 14:09:00
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Oh yeah, bring him on. If he's as good as everybody seems to be saying, this is so encouraging. In house talent with bags of vim and passion. Youth is the future in all walks of life, but especially football. If we could get to a point in a few years where we had a team 50/50 youth and experience, we really could "Cook on Gas"
cornypomp
02/07/2009 14:32:00
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