Vital Football

Pompey Sign Up English Pair

Pompey Sign Up English Pair

Gary O'Neil has signed a new contract. He has put pen to paper on a five year deal.

'It is great to finally get it done,' O'Neil told Sky Sports News after signing a five-year deal. 'As soon as the deal was put down I knew this was where I wanted to be and it was nice to finally put pen-to-paper.

'There were no other offers, just rumours. I have always been under contract here and there has been no contact from other clubs.

'I knew I wanted to stay here.'

'We had a good end to the season and hopefully we can build on it next season,' he added.

'The club is obviously moving forward, lots of players have been linked with us this summer, there is new investment upstairs and Harry is trying to get some top players in and push us into the top half of the table.'

'It was my best season to date but hopefully the next one is going to be even better,' he added. 'I scored a few goals but hopefully next year I can get into double figures.'

Matty Taylor has also signed a new contract with Harry trying to build an English side.

He told the club's official website: 'I'm delighted Gary and Matty have pledged their long-term futures to Pompey. They have both earned the rewards and are poised to continue to work hard and be up there among England's finest.

'We intend to be a match for the best clubs in this league and for this we need to keep hold of our best young and talented players.

'Today's news makes our intentions and vision perfectly clear as to our commitment to building a top squad of players which will be part of Pompey's exciting future.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Wednesday July 5 2006
Time: 9:07PM

Comments

0
best signing's you will see this summer
lmatthews
05/07/2006 21:08:00
0
Two great signings for the future of Portsmouth FC & England (At least we know Matty can score from the penalty spot)
nelson
05/07/2006 21:29:00
0
haha good point
lmatthews
05/07/2006 21:33:00
0
Fantastic news. Pompey loyalty & English guts at it's best, irreplacable commodities.
storagematt
05/07/2006 21:48:00
0
Great to see both of them staying on, was a little concerned at the stories of other clubs sniffing about.
Tantona
05/07/2006 22:23:00
0
Good to see the home grown players shoring up the team. Too many internationals could see us lose too many players for additional matches to be played.
pompeygray
05/07/2006 22:57:00
0
Good to see the home grown players shoring up the team. Too many internationals could see us lose too many players for additional matches to be played.
pompeygray
05/07/2006 22:57:00
0
A couple of happy Pompey players who just got a payrise and it is a bit difficult to leave unless you have somewhere to go, that said you cannot build a team unless you retain the better players.
TeddyLyon
06/07/2006 01:10:00
0
What with Johnson on loan, Sol Campbell (if he does sign) and Gary O and Matty, it's refreshing to see Harry ensuring Pompey do have an English contingent.
bluedr
06/07/2006 08:45:00
0
they arent bad players, dont think they'll ever play for england though!
elmo85
06/07/2006 10:54:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Portsmouth Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

No new Pompey deal for Hunt

Noel Hunt, signed on a one year deal after leaving Southend last summer, which came after spells at the likes of Reading, Leeds and Ipswich, isn't in Pompey's future plans.

Done and dusted - Pompey sign Swindon's Thompson

Out-of-contract at the County Ground, Thompson was offered a new deal at Swindon but opted to end to his Robins career after League One relegation. He signed a two year deal at Pompey.

Davies to Tranmere as Blues close in on Thompson?

With Burgess, Clarke and Whatmough ahead of him Davies' chances at Pompey are limited, especially if Swindon's Thompson completes move to Fratton Park - Davies could join Tranmere?

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)

Thoughts on Jackett's first signing Nathan Thompson
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Happy, we needed another right back32%
Disappointed, not good enough0%
Unsure, need to see more of him7%
I'll trust Jackett's judgement61%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug78
2.eastneydave27
3.PompeyFrippy20
4.Copnor4313
5.penton6
6.mslorna486
7.storagematt6
8.stubbsy0073
9.pompeyweller3
10.robertpog3
Vital Football Comment