Vital Football

Kilbey's Pompey career ends?

Kilbey's Pompey career ends?

To be honest I do not think that the title, 'Kilbey's Pompey career ends', is an overstatement as I would be amazed if we saw Tom Kilbey's stay at Fratton extend beyond the end of his contract, which is up in the summer.

With the midfielder today leaving to join Lincoln on loan until the end of the season I cannot see there being a way back for the youngster...

You can argue that the loan will 'benefit everyone', and actually going out and playing regular 1st team football will do that, the problem is you have to be in the managers long-term future plans and I cannot see him being in Steve Cotterill's to be honest.

Ok, Kilbey has been among the subs on most occasions since making his debut on new years day, although he has never looked as though he is doing anything other than making up the numbers, in fact he has not had a sniff since we lost 2-1 to Forest back in mid January.

Following this defeat Cotterill was very critical, overly for me, of the youngster and 'word on the street' has it from this moment onwards is become 'pretty clear' that his future lay elsewhere...

Quite clearly the guy has a lot of physical development to do but I cannot help but think that there is a little something about him ability wise so he is another that I will be sad to see go in the summer.

Of course until his contract ends he remains a Pompey player so you can 'never say never' but something tells me he had long since become the latest youngster to move on...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

    Trust

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

    Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
    Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
    www.papajohns.co.uk/football
  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Thursday March 24 2011
    Time: 10:43AM

    Comments

    0
    Shame but, as you and I know, perhaps no surprise.
    uktony
    24/03/2011 11:15:00
    0
    Ciftci to move on too, so only Ward left, & their may well be clubs, eyeing him too, all that time & money put in the youth system gone to waist.
    pompeyyong
    24/03/2011 11:28:00
    0
    I'm wondering if a rebuilding of our team from the bottom with a team crammed with young players is no more than a pipe dream, unless we want to drop another couple of leagues. Haven't got much time for SC but can we really afford a youth policy...as much as I'd like one. If we are to remain in the Championship I'm afraid it's more of the same, loanees and journeymen.
    cornypomp
    25/03/2011 07:49:00
    Page 1/1
    1. 1

    Login to post a comment

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    Bolton's Wilkinson unlikely to play for Pompey?

    Cookie isn't too hopeful of Wilkinson being fit for the play-offs against Plymouth, which means Pompey are probably unlikely to ever see the Bolton striker in a Blues shirt!

    Plymouth play-offs dates confirmed!

    Dates had pencilled in for the play-off with Plymouth, we now know for sure it'll be a Thursday and Sunday for this. With Pompey knowing if it's home or away first after Northampton.

    Pompey Know Play Off Dates (4/5/16)

    The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season, here are the dates Pompey need to pencil in for a second bite at the League One cherry via Wembley.

    On this day in history...4th May

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th May.

    Archived Vital Pompey Articles

    Vital Pompey articles from

    Site Journalists

    pompeyrug
    Editor email
    Profile
    eastneydave
    Editor email
    Profile
    paultsmouth
    no email
    Profile
    Chix
    no email
    Profile

    Current Poll (see more polls)

    Hartlepool MotM
    Suggested By: Site Staff
    Murphy49%
    Stevens0%
    Burgess6%
    Barton0%
    Freeman0%
    Doyle0%
    Hollands3%
    Naismith20%
    Roberts13%
    Evans0%
    Smith3%
    Sub - McGurk0%
    Sub - Chaplin3%
    Sub - Whatmough3%
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    League Table

    # Team P W D L Pts. GD
    C Northampton 45 28 12 5 96 35
    2 Accrington 45 24 12 9 84 26
    3 Oxford 45 23 14 8 83 40
    4 Bristol Rovers 45 25 7 13 82 30
    5 Portsmouth 45 21 15 9 78 32
    6 Plymouth 45 23 9 13 78 21
    7 Wimbledon 45 20 12 13 72 13
    8 Cambridge 45 18 13 14 67 11
    9 Leyton Orient 45 18 12 15 66 -2
    10 Wycombe 45 17 13 15 64 4
    11 Exeter 45 17 13 15 64 1
    12 Carlisle 45 16 16 13 64 0
    13 Mansfield 45 17 12 16 63 8
    14 Luton 45 18 9 18 63 -1
    15 Barnet 45 16 11 18 59 -4
    16 Hartlepool 45 15 6 24 51 -18
    17 Notts County 45 14 9 22 51 -24
    18 Yeovil 45 11 15 19 48 -15
    19 Stevenage 45 11 14 20 47 -15
    20 Crawley 45 13 8 24 47 -30
    21 Morecambe 45 12 9 24 45 -22
    22 Newport 45 10 13 22 43 -20
    R Dag & Red 45 8 10 27 34 -34
    R York 45 7 12 26 33 -36
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
    Sky Bet League Two

    Vital Members League Table

    RankNamePoints
    1.storagematt8
    2.Copnor434
    3.mslorna483
    4.Emsworthianblue3
    5.FrattonBlue2
    6.eastneydave2