Vital Football

Still chasing Paterson?

Still chasing Paterson?

A man 'linked' with Pompey for a while now has been Martin Paterson.

By all accounts we have had one, if not two, offers rejected so far - although Steve Cotterill, apparently, remains keen to sign the striker...

'Word on the street' has it that we are, or have been, in with an improved offer?

It seems to make sense as Eddie Howe has been quite vocal about Burnley wanting to keep him.

The guy is proven at this level although my reservations about him are caused by his injury record in recent years, so I think we have to be especially careful when signing players with a bit of history of this.

Of course players cannot help injuries though!

Given our squad size the last thing we can afford, quite literally, is to pay good money for someone and then not have them available to us to play...

My thoughts on the chances of us signing Paterson are that we will continue to pursue him but it does not look like Burnley are keen to part with him at all.

Are they playing hardball and just trying to get more for him that he is not worth or is he that good that we should be pushing as hard for him as it seems we are and should be looking to pay more, within a reasonable amount, for him?

Time will tell I guess!

Speaking of 'word on the street' it does seem like we are working on something, and I quote: 'it's all gone quiet over there. Lampitt & co are definitely up to something, again...'

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday July 15 2011
Time: 3:27PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Howe said as far as he is concerned Pato is not leaving them, & is not accepting any bids, this came out 3hours ago, but then its up to the board, so possible slim chance of landing him.
pompeyyong
15/07/2011 15:49:00
0
Good point pompeyong but there again every player has a price.
russellm
15/07/2011 16:40:00
0
Not for me, if we pay more than £1M for him then this will be a terrible deal. Still other options available I think.
bluedr
15/07/2011 16:40:00
0
I don't know why he's rated so highly, he's not got a very good strike rate, and, as Rug said, he's got knee problems.
PFCblue
15/07/2011 19:52:00
0
MATTY TUBBS..simple really, if we are going to spend cash..decent cach..then spend it on someone who knows where the net is. Lets be honest Pato is not prolific, and is injury prone. CMSmith went to BHA for ..what was £2m+.. a proven marksman..I wish we had him..Billy Sharp..even the fat scouse scummer can pop in goals left right and centre. I think SC is building a good squad
plymouth graham
17/07/2011 08:27:00
0
continued..a good squad, but we will neeed a marksman, and soon
plymouth graham
17/07/2011 09:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...1st July

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 1st July.

Good luck Ben!

In an ideal world Davies would have agreed a new deal and stayed with Pompey next season but Grimsby have been able to offer him the stability of a two-year deal we couldn't.

Versatile former Arsenal man in on trial?

Deacon, who started out with Arsenal has been with Stevenage and Crawley with the latter releasing him at the end of last season. Cookie will 'run the rule' over him in pre-season?

On this day in history...30th June

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 30th June.

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)

Cookie has signed five player now. How many more until you are happy?
Suggested By: eastneydave
Just a keeper5%
Two 65%
Three 26%
Four4%
More0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)