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Pompey Get Their Man

Pompey Get Their Man


As Vital Pompey told you last week Glen Johnson today became Pompey`s first signing. Johnson has joined on a year long loan from Chelsea.

Johnson said he wanted first-team football to boost his chances of playing for England caps.

'This is a great opportunity for me to play regular league football again and force myself back into the England set-up,' he told Portsmouth's website.

'The club have big ambitions and I'm looking forward to playing a part in them.'

Johnson has also told Vital (via third party), "It enables me to be near my family." Johnson has been described as friends and family as a " huge family man."

Harry Redknapp has described the deal as a "quality capture."

"He is a top defender and will continue to get better, so this is a real top quality capture for us.

'The lad has a great future ahead of him. He is already an outstanding defender and the kind of player most Premier League sides would give their right arm for.'

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Date:Wednesday June 28 2006
Time: 7:31PM

Comments

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Look after him for us - he'll do you some stirling service!
merlin
28/06/2006 19:41:00
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good signing
lmatthews
28/06/2006 19:57:00
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that's the way to go England international. With Matty on the left and Davies, Oneil, Obrien, Ashdown, Grithin and Primus that gives us a good core of British players. All we need now is Defoe and I'll be one happy boy!!
spencepompey
28/06/2006 20:12:00
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Also chill about Priske. Harry has already stated Priske will be here next year. We need 2 quality right backs. My money is on Priske being here next year. Don't believe the crap in the papers about him going elsewhere. He still has 2 years on his contract!!!
spencepompey
28/06/2006 20:15:00
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well i've heard 4 different stories now
lmatthews
28/06/2006 20:16:00
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Well it must be true, I have read it on the Official Pompey web-site
nelson
28/06/2006 20:20:00
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haha no we mean priske
lmatthews
28/06/2006 20:24:00
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Glen's a fantastic signing, hope this doesn't mean that Priske goes as he was superb in our escape last season.
Tantona
28/06/2006 21:09:00
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Great to get GJ. He wouldn't have liked Holland & all that double dutch. Hoping Priske stays too. Play up Pompey.
storagematt
28/06/2006 21:48:00
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At last a signing and a good one, worth the wait and now onto who is next.
TeddyLyon
29/06/2006 00:42:00
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