UK time is: 03:45:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Not That Good


'Eriksson has made a fundamental error by selecting Walcott,' said Redknapp to The Daily Mirror.

'From what I hear even the Arsenal players are not sure how good Walcott is.

'I certainly think he's not up to it. At Saints I watched him in FA Youth Cup ties against Ipswich and Wolves and each time he drifted to the flanks he was marked out of the game.

'He could not impose himself even at that level. Through the middle he had pace, he was a much better player, but he drifts in and out.

'I think Eriksson has taken a massive gamble in selecting only four strikers and, because he's not good enough, Walcott won't figure at all.'




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:Thursday June 15 2006

Time: 8:19PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I dont think he should of gone.Should of took Defoe.He is the one for the future but he aint done owt yet apart from scare defenders.
matty17x
Report Abuse
15/06/2006 20:45:00

i think he should of taken him, we wont know until sven plays him, lenon has done well so far
green giant 12
Report Abuse
15/06/2006 20:59:00

Absolute lunacy from Sven. Of course the players worth has gone up a lot from this selection so that Arsenal should be happy. So David Dein should be happy. Hang on Dien is high up in the FA, so must see Sven a fiarbit. Hmmm.. Dien. Brown Paper bag. Sven.
AC
Report Abuse
15/06/2006 21:24:00

It also bagged the scummers 2 million on his first England cap, let alone deprived England of a proven premiership striker.
storagematt
Report Abuse
15/06/2006 21:55:00

For those who have been living in a box (like AC), David Dien doesn't have much to do with the FA anymore - he was replaced by Gill (of Man Utd).
pitythefool
Report Abuse
15/06/2006 22:22:00

At least Walcott is fit, I don't what Sven was thinking about taking Owen & Rooney we need players that are 110 % fit to win a World Cup.
alphieblues
Report Abuse
16/06/2006 00:16:00

Load of carp. He hasn't played yet so how can anyone say it's a mistake. If he'd played 2 games and been subbed in both and not scored a goal, then i'm sure most people would have said that it was a big mistake to take him. Ooooooooooooh, i think thats what has happened with Owen. Was he a mistake too? Load of bollox.
FEn_100
Report Abuse
16/06/2006 10:31:00

what about Andres D'Alessandro?
GreenGiant13
Report Abuse
16/06/2006 12:43:00

He may be good. Rio Ferdinand quoted that it was a great choice to take him. He is lightning fast and has no fear about playing at this level. Give him a chance before everyone slates him.
POMPEYMEV
Report Abuse
17/06/2006 12:11:00

I CANT SEE HIM GETTING A GAME. WASTE OF A SQUAD PLACE
zipadeedoodah
Report Abuse
17/06/2006 17:38:00

He's not english greengiant13, so maybe thats why he's not with the english squad. ;)
FEn_100
Report Abuse
18/06/2006 17:56:00

Why did he pick Walcott when he had never seen him play!...Baffled Me when i heard!
richy23
Report Abuse
19/06/2006 10:34:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Audio - Waddock On Mansfield Win (Saturday April 25 2015)

Pompey enjoy Stag party (Saturday April 25 2015)

Stats: Mansfield v Portsmouth (Saturday April 25 2015)

On this day in history...25th April (Saturday April 25 2015)

Pompey told Cook off (Friday April 24 2015)

On this day in history...23rd April (Thursday April 23 2015)

On this day in history...22nd April (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 169
2. Pompeytim 53
3. eastneydave 41
4. Et_tu_Pompeii 35
5. cornypomp 33
6. storagematt 33
7. mslorna48 26
8. Copnor43 24
9. PFCblue 23
10. Jimsmithswig 21

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Dag & Red 45 17 8 20 0 59
14. Oxford 45 14 16 15 0 58
15. Wimbledon 45 14 15 16 -6 57
16. Portsmouth 45 14 14 17 -2 56
17. Accrington 45 14 11 20 -20 53
18. Cambridge 45 13 12 20 -4 51
19. York 45 11 18 16 -5 51

Breaking League News

Sunday Chimes #45 - Boss choice getting boring?
Portsmouth : 26/04/2015 01:00:01
The Opposition View - Morecambe
Wycombe : 26/04/2015 00:51:00
Not good enough admits Wilcox
York : 25/04/2015 21:37:01
Sixty Not Out at the Park.
Morecambe : 25/04/2015 21:33:00
Shrewsbury Secure Promotion
Shrewsbury : 25/04/2015 21:16:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Mansfield MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Jones 1%
Webster 0%
Devera 0%
Ertl 0%
Butler 0%
Dunne 0%
Hollands 0%
Close 0%
Wallace 66%
Westcarr 0%
Tubbs 33%
Sub - Chaplin 0%
Sub - Shorey 0%
Sub - McCallum 0%