UK time is: 11:13:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Should we have signed Viduka?

'Not signing Mark Viduka was the right thing for Pompey to have done', not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts that I agree with...

Yep, we are struggling to score goals, and yep perhaps the 'big man' would have tucked away some of the chances that we missed, which 'could' have made all the difference but would he have even been fit enough, or injury free, to have played the games we would have needed him too?

I maintain my thoughts that he would not have been 'match fit' for several months after his lack of pre-season, and also feel that his 'injury problems' made him too much of a liability and a risk, financially - unless it was a pay as you play deal, which he would not have agreed to - to take on.

His 'apparent' demands of 30,000-40,000 per week and 2-year contract were both things that I also feel made it right for us to have said no, not that we would seriously have paid that anyway, would we...

So, all in all, yep we need goals and perhaps he 'might' have got us some, but for me we were right not to sign him - if we actually ever had any serious intention to do so anyway?

  • What the poll asked - We laughed at Viduka joining, given our (lack of) success in front of goal should we have signed him?

  • How you voted - Not on ya nelly Sheila 54%, Who cares.. Throw another prawn on the Barbie 28%, Too right Bruce 15%, Don't really know Kylie 3%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

    PLAY UP POMPEY!


    Bookmark and Share


    Join the Vital Pompey Debate




    Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Thursday December 3 2009

    Time: 12:43PM

    Your Comments

    He is not worth buying trust me does not matter how talented he is there are far more important issues!!!
    dannybhoy46
    Far more important issues than scoring goals to get us the points we need to move us up the table and away from the relegation zone and in turn make us a more attractive proposition to the prospective buyers we need to keep our club afloat .. yeah right ;)
    Chix
    Although it's always tempting to look back, and think what if, it should be resisted. Viduka was in my opinion, living on borrowed time with the Bar-codes, and hardly tucking them away. Goals I mean, not pies. And such was his state of fitness, that I do wonder if he'd have even made the bench. Didn't like his mercenary attitude either. Glad we didn't take him.
    cornypomp
    Interesting vote though .. Although I put the poll forward I wasn't suggesting we should have signed him but if we are in the frame for a forward in January (with the pots of money we haven't got) I really can't see who we are going to atract
    Chix
    Don't want him - I think he would destroy any unity we may have; never liked his mercenary attitude, and he's never looked that fit (say I !). Better out there for the money he would want, even Gekas would be better (although we never got to see much of him). NO TO VIDUKA
    BarneyArmy
    Chix you really think viduka would give his all for your team dream on he is a digrace to professional football wise up laddie.
    dannybhoy46
    dannybhoy46 - Where have I implied that I thought he would give his all - I was merely asking a question... and thanks for the advice but I'm plenty wise enough ... laddie !!!
    Chix
     

    Have Your Say

    Log in...
    with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

    Recent Articles

    On this day in history...23rd April (Wednesday April 23 2014)

    Toast 7#37 - six of the best (Tuesday April 22 2014)

    On this day in history...22nd April (Tuesday April 22 2014)

    Stats: Northampton v Pompey (Monday April 21 2014)

    Stats: Pompey v Bristol Rovers (Sunday April 20 2014)

    4 in a row almost seals safety! (Saturday April 19 2014)

    On this day in history...19th April (Saturday April 19 2014)

    Archived Articles

    List All Vital Pompey Articles
    Have your say
    Click here to suggest an article
    Click here to suggest a poll

    Vital Members League (view all)

    1. storagematt 115
    2. PFCblue 112
    3. pompeyrug 97
    4. mslorna48 87
    5. Emsworthianblue 52
    6. Pompeytim 40
    7. eastneydave 37
    8. Lemmi 28
    9. PompeyJake 19
    10. Jimsmithswig 18

    League Results (view all)

    League Table (view table)

    Team P W D L GD Pts
    10. Bury 44 13 18 13 8 57
    11. Dag & Red 44 14 15 15 -4 57
    12. Mansfield 44 14 15 15 -8 57
    13. Portsmouth 44 14 15 15 -10 57
    14. Wimbledon 44 14 14 16 -4 56
    15. Newport 44 13 16 15 -3 55
    16. Cheltenham 44 13 16 15 -7 55

    Breaking League News

    Ref For Argyle v Hartlepool
    Plymouth : 23/04/2014 09:50:00
    On this day in history...23rd April
    Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 07:00:00
    Finally A Good Day For Hargreaves
    Torquay : 23/04/2014 00:39:00
    Hill - Superb Performance amp; Great Response
    Rochdale : 23/04/2014 00:28:00
    Bennett - We Have To Go Again Quickly
    Exeter : 23/04/2014 00:15:00
    Tisdale - We Must Keep Our Focus
    Exeter : 23/04/2014 00:02:00
    Burnett - We Deserved A Point
    Dag & Red : 22/04/2014 23:48:00

    Current Site Poll (view all polls)

    5/5 - Does AA deserve the job?
    Suggested By:  
    Yep, definitely 55%
    Nope, we look elsewhere 0%
    Still too soon to say... 45%