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Ricardo Rocha .. Anybody ?

More to follow.. but basically Standard Leige have announced the following on their website

'Following an agreement between Ricardo Rocha and Portsmouth FC, the Portuguese player and Standard Liege have terminated the agreement which normally expired June 30, 2010.

Ricardo Rocha asked our CEO to express for supporters of the club all the satisfaction he was playing for Standard Liege. It was a real pleasure has he stressed.

We obviously wish him much success in his return to the Premier League.'

Well fellas .. yet another Spurs connection .. What do ya think.. he is a Centre-Half after all .. but he's hardly set the world alight.. five appearances for Spurs .. but numerous fro Benfica and a few international caps top boot .. better than Ben Haim.. I wonder !




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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 1 2010

Time: 10:53PM

Your Comments

Ricardo Rocha .. Anybody ? - Exactly what Leige must have been wishing !!!
southportpompey
haha, well put it this way i trust Grant ALOT more than Hart when it comes to signings, so i don't see why he can't be a good player for us, but it'll take some special performances to keep us up i fear. (if we are still a club by the end of the season of course :/)
pompeym@
i cant understand wats happened to ben Haim - quality defender when at Bolton - for me on paper James, Hermann, Tal, Wilson, Finnan, Belhadj, O'Hara, Boetang/Brown, Yebda, Piqqui and Utaka is ok.... except it doesnt seem to work !
southportpompey
Southport
That's a pretty poor side Ben HAim and Finnan are crap at best .. Boateng is lightweight.. Piq is a tryer but that's it ... Utaka always fails to deliver... Belhadj is a liability .. seriously it aint good but if that's what we've got I'll get behind them
Chix
ben haim is ok but him and wilson together is not the greatest partnership. kaboul could cover for wilson as well as his own position ben haim doesnt have that ability. wilson gets himself into the wrong position too many times, although he does have good confidence in his own game, sometimes over confidence
Super Bock 1898
better than williamson
pompeyhussler
Chix - u got it in for me tonight - i mtrying my best mate :) problem is that is just about all we got left aint it !!
southportpompey
but if i wasnt behind my club i wudnt be posting on here right now :) PUP !!
southportpompey
Hope this isn't the only person that Pompey might annouce that we have got.
PompeyFcMad
lol - we never saw williamson did we ?
southportpompey
Southport
Sorry mate.. don't mean anything by it .. been a long day .. Been here on this latop since 08:30 .. I guess UI'm just getting ratty .. Sorry .. and hey .. you keep posting Vital needs you !! .. and so does Pompey .. even that team lol.. but why no Vanden Borre or Basinas or Diop in your XI
Chix
true Chix VB and Yebda looked good last time i saw them , just think Brown offers more from set pieces than the wardrobe, Basinas is a good set piece option as well, shame Crouch aint still here, not that he can head the ball anyway :)
southportpompey
Crouch
Yeah I remember him from a dream I had .. it was really odd.. Pompey won the FA Cup and then went on a European tour... I woke up and it was all a ghastley nightmare ! (lol)
Chix
lol Chix, tryin to think of our best Pompey Premier League XI - have we ever had a decent right winger ?
southportpompey
Thats weird Chix cos i had the exactly same dream.
PompeyFcMad
Southport
Hang on I'll go find a link ..
Chix
yes! beggining of the 07/08 season, our right winger was the top scorer in the premiership in november, he topped the actim stats table, and he played a massive part in helping boast our other strikers confidence. he had also been our record signing, is paid a reported 80 000 a week, and hasn't done anything significant - other than setting up THAT goal against cardif - since.
pompeycarpet
Type this into your browser
It might answer a few questions .. I don't agree with all of it but it anit a bad shout .. It is as voted for by Pompey fans on some mathematical formula which ranks player v player - You can also vote while on there if you like http://www.greatestpompeyplayer.com/top_team.php
Chix
Yes Carpet, as one of the few remaining I STILL hope Utaka comes good lol !
southportpompey
Technically ok but not up to PL fitness and didn't want to be; so should fit in well then.
russellm
Carps
that was for one week only though wasn't it .. after the Derby and Bolton games..
Chix
like the link Chix and wud luved to have seen Steve Stone about 5 years younger for Pompey, loved the 1st season goal he scored against Man U! but LuaLua - he only had one really good game and we all know what that one was :)
southportpompey
Southportpompey they are all prone to injury and lapses of concentration, I still think the managers tactics don't help the situation; he ain't at Chelsea anymore
russellm
Russ
I really don't remember him from Spurs .. I was hoping somebody from Vital Spurs was going to popover and tell us they would rather have Rocha than Kaboul.. Sadly hasn't happened yet !
Chix
Southport
Re the link .. As I said its voted for by Pompey fans .. a lot of emotional voting I reckon (lol) i.e. Lu-Lu in but Sol out .. erm And no D'Allesandro either .. which is surprising..
Chix
oh well - lets hope the morning brings something more popular in the form of a bit of paper someone forgot to tell Sky Sports about or something similar...
southportpompey
I wish i could tell you hes a half decent player who never got a chance (a la Boateng) but im afraid i can't. He did have a good rept. at benfica though so if Grant can get him playing you gotta chance.
HuddersfieldYiddo
HuddersfieldYiddo
Welcome mate .. as I said above I was waiting for one of you guys to come over.. But I expected you'd confirm as much.. still I guess we'll take that chance .. has to be better than Ben Haim... hopefully ...
Chix
anyone is better than Ben Haim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nodster
My Spurs mate always said he was plop so I don't hold any hope. Just another to add to the ranks. Straight fight between Rocha and Ben Haim to who's more useless.
stillthewhizz
no point adding to the "wage" bill !
southportpompey
if it gets paid lol !
southportpompey
I'd rather have Rocha than Kaboul, haha, just kidding, though I honestly don't think Rocha is a bad player. Another one that came at the wrong time. He can deputise at left back too, he was alright there so it'd give you some more cover there. Not a bad player as a freebie. He'll be amazing for you now and we'll blow 10m on him in the summer...
bernio3000
I do not understand all this moaning about Ben Haim! He is a good defender. I believe that him and Wilson can work together. Any way, they have too. Kaboul was good lately, but remember lads, that Spurs sold him because he was awful! Wilson will become even a better player than Younnes!
Pompey Malta
its all pointless, he wont get paid and will have to go on strike like all the players and then get special dispensation to join another club when we are liquidated
plymouth graham
never 'eard of 'im. Can't be that great eh. Its another body tho
FootyFans
So why no announcement yet?
PFCblue
manny DEF did not happen, rocha - trying to find out more on this as this 'could' have, if it did as he 'maybe' became a free agent that can go through anytime...
pompeyrug
Yes please - he is a defender. Malta Ben Haim is a good defender BUT inconsistent. He did not appear to be on the same wavelength as Marc Wilson on Sunday and that cost us. One paper I saw gave him a 3.
eastneydave
 

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