Vital Football

Will he stay or will he go? #8 Papa Bouba Diop

Will he stay or will he go? #8 Papa Bouba Diop

Introduction

To be honest with you none of us really know what to expect this summer do we? We can only 'hope' that this or that will happen, so we only really have hope, right?

Clearly our priority is to see us taken over, and by someone who will hopefully 'do right by us!' Granted this will be a businessman or businessmen who WILL want some return on this investment, that is football for you! But they do not need to fleece us for all they can!

All in all, like I say, this is going to, in many ways basically be 'guess work' and maybe some will be more ruled by the heart more than the head, also A LOT will depend on things such as Uncle Avram staying or not I guess...

#8 Papa Bouba Diop

In all honesty the guy has never been a favourite of mine, nor has he, in all reality, been much of a crowd favourite full stop so would he really be missed by too many if he were sold?

That said 'word on the street' has it that Papa Bouba Diop HAS been playing with continued injuries for some time now having been asked to do so for the good of the club, so hats off to him there - and to be fair I thought he had a cracking game at Everton last weekend.

Ending a Pompey career without a goal, or that many meaningful efforts, all in all, would be disappointing though.

Will he stay or will he go?

Stay, as I do not think we will offload him...

I have to admit that he would be quite near to the top of my 'to go' list, sorry Papa - although the injury reasons mentioned above have seen a slight shift my thinking in recent times.

I would imagine that the club would be very keen to offload him as he is clearly a high earner but a definite underachiever really.

He never really set the world alight before his major knee injury in, what December 2008 I think, and his impact since his return has been even less, on the whole, and I am seriously struggling to understand why we gave him a new contract last summer - especially knowing the mess we were in!

Yep, he is one we will try to sell but I am not convinced, even though asking too much for him is unlikely, that he will go as will he be that willing to drop too much in wages? Would he even make it through a medical somewhere else?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday May 14 2010
Time: 8:59AM

Comments

0
The 'wardrobe' as he was affectionatly known at Fulham has been a lump of dead wood for sometime now. Once the world class players players of Diarra, Muntari & Mendes left, he was shown up to be just big & little else. Makes Nigel Quashie look good!!! Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
storagematt
14/05/2010 09:04:00
0
I wouldn't mind seeing him stay. At least to January to see how he copes with Championship football.
PompeyFrippy
14/05/2010 09:36:00
0
Will he stay or will he go? He's been below par for somewhile now and rumour is ge has a chronic injury so being harsh;do we care?
russellm
14/05/2010 09:54:00
0
Wages must too big to be sustainable but I think he's got something special in him. Let's hope we see it on saturday
Pompeyscum
14/05/2010 11:15:00
0
I have said for a while that hes too soft for the Prem, always falling over, when hes a big boy who should be doing some pushing, got no real time for the fairy, and he has done nothing spectactular or positive (other than turn up) for a long time.If hes too soft for the Prem hes possibly going to find it even more difficult in the no power. I will be happy to see him leave. Bye Bye Bouba!!
NZ_Portsmuff
15/05/2010 05:56:00
0
Diop will not have the passion or desire to play in lower leagues, i see him heading abroad next season
nodster
17/05/2010 00:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey at Crawley called off

Pompey WILL NOT climb into the top 3 this weekend - whatever Carlisle do - as the game at Crawley has been called off.

Lalkovic heads to Ross County

In a somewhat odd move - admittedly he's not been involved that much - Pompey's former Chelsea & Walsall winger Milan Lalkovic has joined Ross County on loan.

On this day in history...21st January

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 21st January.

Crawley in doubt

Pompey have the chance to move into the automatic promotion places - if we beat Crawley and Carlisle fail to win - but the elements might rob us of this possibility?

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)

Crawley v Pompey?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win44%
Draw28%
Crawley win28%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug53
2.uspompeyfan48
3.PompeyFrippy43
4.storagematt30
5.FrattonBlue22
6.Copnor4321
7.PompeyFromtheUSA8
8.pompeyweller7
9.steaming7
10.eastneydave6
The Vital Football Members League