Date:Thursday October 28 2010
'The Herminator will now return to the side as the regular left back', not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts that I do not necessarily agree with to be honest...
If the guy would even return from injury to play again was something that many had doubts about - when it became apparent that he would be able to return to the game 'if' this would be with Pompey was in doubt for a little while as well.
Although, as we all now know, the iceman is back and back in action for the club, making his return last weekend at Hull as a late sub.
It is still far too early to know how well he will return, and it will take many weeks until he is up to full fitness - however much 'full fitness' will be with him now?
Carl Dickinson seems to very much have the passion and enthusiasm that The Herminator has, and I love this. Just watch the guy ahead of kick-off in any game, and his reaction at the end of it come what may - it is something else, and something that I really like and admire.
The problem with Dickinson is, whilst he has improved, I do seriously worry about his footballing ability at times as almost every winger that he comes up against skins him! So, as far as defending goes The Herminator is the better option - but even he was getting skinned more in his old age but his powers of recovery seemed stronger compared to Dickinson.
I am not entirely convinced that Hermann will become the regular left back again, I would say that he will be a regular as a squad player in various roles, sometimes as a starter. Although I would say - especially in the early stages of his recovery - more often than not as a sub.
Whatever though, if history has taught us nothing with The Herminator it is never write the guy off, so I would do this at my peril...
Date:Thursday October 28 2010
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