UK time is: 06:34:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Dicko looks ahead to Derby

No sooner had we beaten Forest was Carl Dickinson looking ahead to next weekends meeting against their rivals Derby.

Nigel Clough's side are in a decent run of form themselves so it will be another 'test' and he knows this: 'they've just battered Watford 4-1.

'Derby are on a good run - especially at Pride Park.

'It'll be a tough game for us but if we can play to the best of our ability then we should give them a game.'

Spot on Dicko, whilst I do not think that we should 'expect' anything, why should we not got to Pride Park and get something?

I feel we are capable of this.

My biggest disappointment is that I will not be there! My 3rd game of the season will need to be missed, as the old moolar is tight...

Whilst I must admit, and have already, that Dicko is NOT the best defender - which is a worry, considering he is a defender - he epitomises the character and unity among the squad before, during and after a game. And also the type that us Pompey fans love.

He did put in a good ball, which Dave Nugent cleverly flicked on, during the build up to the winning goal so does offer us something but is it enough, in spite of his fighter qualities that, as said, we love.

It will be interesting to see what happens with him though once The Herminator is back up to full speed.

Most on Vital believe that the left back spot will become his again, although I am not so sure - then again will a fully fit Hermann be left out, that said will Dicko be left out seen as he is on loan?

At least it gives the manager a good selection dilemma to ponder, as it is I would 'think' that Dicko will be starting at left back against Derby at the weekend, and I say bring 'em on...

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!




    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: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Monday November 1 2010

    Time: 10:50AM

    Your Comments

    Have to say I'm not yet convinced by Dicko. I'm not going to knock him though cos he's got the right attitude. Our defence does seem to be still getting caught at sixes & sevens though, Derby will be a test that's for sure. I'd be more than happy with a point on this one.
    cornypomp
    I do like this guy's attitude, and he help supply one of goals on Saturday even though he was born and raised a Forest fan. although Corny's right about our defence being a bit too leaky. Derby on Saturday is going to be my first away game this season - but unfortunately I'm going to be in the WRONG END!! Yikes!
    tracyc
    Several Pompey legends such as Colin Sullivan and Noel Blake got off to shakey starts at Pompey. As Corny and Tracy have pointed out, Carl's attitude is first-class and I predict he will go on to become a fans favourite in the future.
    Pompey Half Pint
    I love Dickinson's interaction with the Fans both before and after a game. Perhaps his game will get better.
    Gandor1
    I'd take a draw - fact is I don't even know what the conventional wisdom is for minimum points for safety but I'd settle for that and solvency
    jim4pompey
     

    Have Your Say

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

    Recent Articles

    A mini Pompey wrap (Thursday April 17 2014)

    On this day in history...17th April (Thursday April 17 2014)

    Toast Special - The run in (Wednesday April 16 2014)

    On this day in history...16th April (Wednesday April 16 2014)

    Ferry out for the season? (Tuesday April 15 2014)

    On this day in history...15th April (Tuesday April 15 2014)

    Confidence matters (Monday April 14 2014)

    Archived 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. storagematt 95
    2. PFCblue 76
    3. mslorna48 64
    4. pompeyrug 55
    5. Emsworthianblue 38
    6. Pompeytim 31
    7. Lemmi 26
    8. eastneydave 25
    9. PompeyJake 12
    10. Jimsmithswig 11

    League Results (view all)

    League Table (view table)

    Team P W D L GD Pts
    13. Newport 42 13 14 15 -3 53
    14. Wimbledon 42 13 13 16 -5 52
    15. Cheltenham 42 12 16 14 -8 52
    16. Portsmouth 42 12 15 15 -12 51
    17. Accrington 42 12 14 16 -3 50
    18. Hartlepool 42 13 10 19 -2 49
    19. Morecambe 42 12 13 17 -14 49

    Breaking League News

    The Preview: Rochdale v Southend
    Southend : 18/04/2014 00:28:00
    Ardley - Bennett Ready For Newport Return
    Wimbledon : 18/04/2014 00:07:00
    Striker undergoes surgery
    York : 17/04/2014 17:22:00
    Cool on the spot
    York : 17/04/2014 17:02:00
    Iron army out in force at Morecambe
    Scunthorpe : 17/04/2014 16:23:00
    City face Oxford examination
    York : 17/04/2014 16:13:00
    A mini Pompey wrap
    Portsmouth : 17/04/2014 09:29:00

    Current Site Poll (view all polls)

    Pompey v Bristol Rovers?
    Suggested By:  
    Pompey win 67%
    Bristol Rovers win 0%
    Draw 33%