UK time is: 04:00:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Theo Walcott to Join On Loan?!?

Harry Redknapp will apparently excite every (most) Pompey fans by attempting to sign Theo Walcott on loan.

Harry worked with Theo Walcott at Southampton and is a big admirer of the youngster. Theo is yet to play for Arsenal and Harry apparently believes that a loan deal (with the option of a recall) could possible be on the cards.

Iím unsure whether Arsenal will let the lad go out on loan, especially after being named in the World Cup squad. If the player is told he wonít be a starter at Arsenal next year I think he would jump at the opportunity.

Reasons Why Not to Sign for Us

It may be seen as a betrayal to Southampton
He doesnít have any chance of playing for Arsenal
He canít learn off players such as Henry

Reasons Why he Might Sign

First team football to show Arsene Wenger
Has worked with Harry Redknapp before
Has family and friends on the south coast

In other news- Apparently, Milan has today agreed a fee for Zigic, thought to be in the region of 6-7 million pounds. Harry will watch the player Saturday and decide if he wants to offer, the giant of a forward, a contract.

Two very interesting stories, which we will no doubt here more about!

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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 24 2006

Time: 5:51PM

Your Comments

i'd want him!
It's funny how too weeks ago you published an article saying "Scummer in the England Squad" and now you want him to play for you, which btw, will never happen. Arsene Wenger has a certain way of doing things at Arsenal and he will want to make sure Theo trains, eats and conducts himself correctly. You dont pay 10 million quid for a kid then loan him out.
haha yer i know i did post that article heading. Just like Harry though, i called him a scummer when he went. You did pay 10 mill and not play him once this season. Half a season loan, i don't blame Pompey for trying and i wouldn't be shocked if it was accepted!
no chance on that one!!
you don't recon, not even if arsenal sign another stirker?
or striker?
good move if you ask me, shows intent
He's 17, he shouldnt be first choice. Michael Owen is now a victim of too much football at an early age, and I predict Rooney will go down the same route. Walcott needs to be nutured, and not played every week in a team that has a (no disrespect intended) lower standard of football.
cos pompey aren't as successful, doesn't mean the standard is as good, after all we're playing the same standard as the arse every week!
you haven't won at Pompey in the league! Harry has already worked with the lad and at the end of the day if he can score at Pompey regularly then whats he going to be able to do at Arsenal?
The fact that Arsenal have been in the Champions League for the past 8 years playing some of the most exciting football in Europe clearly proves we're a cut above you, I don't want to turn this into a slanging match because I have a lot of respect for Portsmouth, I think the fans are great and I've been happy everytime you've stayed up. What I'm trying to say is, it will be more beneficial to the lad training with Henry, Ljungberg, Fabregas, Hleb and co everyday rather than the Portsmouth team. Once again no disrespect intended, thats just the way it is. If Arsene was going to loan out Theo, he would have just signed him and then let him stay on at the Saints wouldnt he?
well he should have let them keep him for the rest of the year in my opinion. I take you're point but if he is in you're reserves next year, then he is better off at Pompey. Unless you're reserves are a cut above Pompey's first team?
No doubt we will be linked with a lot of players on the basis that their Aunt Nellie has been shopping at Gun Wharf. But 1st team fopotball on loan is better than the reserves. I'd rather have him than not but very doubtful.
yer i agree mate, the lad needs first team football. Ok, so they will prob turn Pompey down but worth a go
Walcott coming on loan to Pompey would be a great signing on loan. But doe`nt his girlfriend go to Southampton college? She would get some stick. Never no he might bin the bint and do it.
lol i didn't know about his gf! If it meens first team football.... I think its a good idea
i am a pompey fan who works in southampton i was told last week by someone close to theo walcotts family that harry had approached arsenal to loan him and they would decided after the world cup one way or the other.
green giant 12
If I was'im I'd rather be playing alongside Pompey players in front of 20,000 plus than in the Arse reserves in front of 350 !! And that includes families, ball boys and ground staff....
I cannot say that it would be an exciting prospect if it happened, but alas, i don't see it. I can see both sides of the arguement, and maybe he'd prefer to play regularly at F.P. than the reserves at Arsenal. But i think it's more of what arsene wants rather than theo.
my contact, is sure of a Pompey approach! I've heard a few people say talking about it today.
"THEO REO, OH THEO REO" song sounds familiar ?

Have Your Say

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

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Stats: Cheltenham v Pompey (Saturday December 20 2014)

On this day in history...20th December (Saturday December 20 2014)

#PompeyPredictionsLeague - Update no.20 (Friday December 19 2014)

Cheltenham v Pompey - Thoughts? (Friday December 19 2014)

Tranmere rearranged for Feb (Friday December 19 2014)

Cheltenham v Pompey - early team news (Friday December 19 2014)

On this day in history...19th December (Friday December 19 2014)

An unwanted Christmas present... (Thursday December 18 2014)

Tranmere's visit to Fratton postponed (Thursday December 18 2014)

Archived Portsmouth 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. pompeyrug 84
2. eastneydave 31
3. storagematt 31
4. cornypomp 29
5. gentleman jim 19
6. Emsworthianblue 19
7. Jimsmithswig 17
8. mslorna48 15
9. Copnor43 10
10. PFCblue 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Accrington 21 9 3 9 -3 30
12. Cambridge 20 8 4 8 7 28
13. Stevenage 21 8 4 9 -1 28
14. Portsmouth 21 7 6 8 -1 27
15. Wimbledon 21 7 6 8 -3 27
16. Mansfield 21 7 5 9 -8 26
17. Oxford 21 6 7 8 -3 25

Breaking League News

The Opposition View - Accrington
Ľ Wycombe : 21/12/2014 00:51:00
Blues bank another point at Stanley
Ľ Wycombe : 20/12/2014 23:00:00
Fans played their part - Wilcox
Ľ York : 20/12/2014 20:59:00
Home Sweet Home
Ľ Luton : 20/12/2014 19:55:00
Luton 3 Newport 0
Ľ Luton : 20/12/2014 19:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Cheltenham?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 0%
Devera 0%
Robinson 0%
Whatmough 0%
Butler 0%
Bean 0%
Hollands 0%
Wallace 0%
Atangana (84) 0%
Holmes 0%
Taylor 0%
Sub - Barcham (84) 0%