Vital Football

Sonko - credit where it is due

Sonko - credit where it is due

I, and to be fair many others - not that I am trying to just 'cover myself' - have not been entirely 'convinced' by Ibrahima Sonko since his arrival on a season long loan from Stoke.

In fact a lot would not have minded him going back!

Although I must say that he has started improving and built on last weeks 'better' performance against Hull with another 'solid' one against Forest, and of course showed the threat that he could be in the opposition box by opening the scoring with a bullet header.

Steve Cotterill felt that without him we might have crumbled: 'Sonko was outstanding.

'He's come back into the team and played with the heart of a lion. We might have gone under without him.'

Whilst I am not going to get carried away and think that he is the 'superman' that he was sometimes named as, apparently, at Reading I do think that credit must be given where it is due.

And Sonko deserves credit for his performance against Forest.

His distribution is still woeful, then again I think everyone, including Sonko himself, know this - so making sure we play away from these weaknesses will help him, and of course us.

I am a big fan of Rocha John Rocha and thought he would 'walk' straight back into the side when fit, although perhaps this will not necessarily be the case...

That is certainly a GOOD thing if we can build up this level of competition for places, right?

I have to say we still look 'suspect' at the back, then again if we keep scoring more than we let in I will take that!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

  • Click here to make your prediction: Derby v Pompey.

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

    Trust

  • Frippy's Virtual Bookies - latest update and place your bets!

  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Sunday October 31 2010
    Time: 12:00PM

    Comments

    0
    Could not believe Sonko scored! I'm really pleased his game is getting better as according to the papers he is a really nice man. Can't be many left in the first team who have not scored. Ashdown, Ward and Rocha. Any more anyone?
    Gandor1
    31/10/2010 01:19:00
    0
    It was a quality header and a solid performance from the lad - fair play to him for staying so positive and waiting for his chance when Rocha replaced him in the team. Performances like that are exactly what win the fans over.
    Tantona
    31/10/2010 12:25:00
    0
    Yep fair do's to the man, all that needs to happen now is someone has to teach him to pass on the odd occasion.
    russellm
    31/10/2010 12:53:00
    0
    The centre-backs Aaron Mokoena and Sonko were both very impressive, and was especially pleased to see the latter net his first Blues goal. I gave Sonko my MOTm award also thought that Dickinson had a good match as well. I never would have said that six weeks ago.
    devon
    31/10/2010 17:19:00
    0
    I have to put my hand up, I was one of the Sonko doubters. There was a time when I thought he was more of a liability than anything else. But credit where its due, his defending's getting better, and now he's even scored! Its great to see him coming good, long may it continue.
    tracyc
    31/10/2010 19:15:00
    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 27 18 4 5 58 21
    2 Plymouth 26 17 3 6 54 15
    3 Carlisle 27 12 12 3 48 11
    4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
    5 Wycombe 26 12 7 7 43 6
    6 Luton 26 11 9 6 42 13
    7 Colchester 27 11 7 9 40 7
    8 Barnet 27 10 10 7 40 0
    9 Exeter 26 12 3 11 39 12
    10 Cambridge 26 11 6 9 39 7
    11 Grimsby 27 11 6 10 39 4
    12 Mansfield 27 9 10 8 37 -1
    13 Blackpool 26 9 9 8 36 11
    14 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
    15 Stevenage 27 10 3 14 33 -6
    16 Yeovil 26 8 8 10 32 -3
    17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
    18 Hartlepool 27 7 9 11 30 -9
    19 Crewe 27 6 10 11 28 -13
    20 Accrington 26 6 8 12 26 -11
    21 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
    22 Cheltenham 26 5 9 12 24 -11
    23 Notts County 27 6 5 16 23 -22
    24 Newport 26 4 7 15 19 -16
    The Vital Football Members League
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News
    Vital Football Comment

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    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
    Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (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
    Write for Vital Football