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Todorov wants to stay at Pompey

Sveotslav Todorov has made it clear he has no desire to move away from Fratton Park to join Championship side Leeds United, or any other team.

Pompey`s Bulgarian International striker Todorov has been linked with a possible move to Yorkshire in the past few days, but says he is desperate to stay at Fratton Park. Speaking to the Portsmouth News he said the following.

'It's up to Portsmouth what happens. But I want to stay here. I love it here'

Todorov became a Redknapp signings when arriving from previous club West Ham United in March 2002 for 750,000. He finished top scorer in the old Division One in Pompey`s Championship winning season, but he has been hampered with injuries ever since, rarely featuring in the first team until his vital contribution in last seasons dramatic relegation escape.

With Redknapp keen to improve his striking options a move away from the South Coast could still be a possibility despite his pleas but that being to Elland Road would appear unlikely.




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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 2 2006

Time: 12:40PM

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Another in the long list of players (Taylor, O'Neill, Hughes, LuaLua, Mendes) commiting, and showing their commitment to the club in the past few weeks. This is the type of commitment we want to see. We all love Todorov too, and know he'll do a job if/when asked. good on him!
pompeyrug
Good old Toddy!!! he was pricless at the end of the season, that was a great individual goal against Sunderland that has been a little overshadowed by Mattys penalty. Hope he stays!
CharlieChimes
help me i have been miniuaturised and am trapped inside of a computer, i don't know where but i need your help i need the toilet desperately but am surrounded by electrical wiring and don't know how long i can hold out.
blueknight
Toddy has proved that when match fit he is a class striker. His passion for and contribution to Pompey has made him a crowd favourite and he should stay.
pietro
I agree with all of the above and i'd much prefer Toddy than Kanu, i dont think we have much need for a non scoring striker on his way out
russellm
Couldnt agree more Russel!
CharlieChimes
TBH, i don't think toddy could be classed as a top class striker now, due to the pace of the league and his injuries and time spent away from the game. Having said that, i think the bloke has been fantastic for pompey, and i hope he stays. With his football brain and the way he can pick passes and runs, i think he'd best be deployed as the man behind the striker in a 4-4-1-1 role or as a super sub. I hope we keep him.
FEn_100
FEn-100 I think HR already regards Toddy as a super sub, and with what seems to be a resurgent smiling Benjani i think that will be the way it stays. but given our addiction to injuries ( or strikers having tantrums/ barren periods) i think we need to keep him and he will play.
russellm
he isn't a top 10 sides starting striker!
lmatthews
For me Toddy has been great and equal in loyalty. Unfortunately I think he is fast approaching his 'used by date'. Great to have as a back-up but not for me in the Prem. starting line-up. That doesn't mean I haven't appreciated him, I am just seeing it as it really is, like a Football Manager. At that level you can't keep picking favourites or past success stories. I know this may offend some of you but it also means I don't want him to go.
pompeygray
I hear what you are saying pompeygray, and appreciate what you are saying.
pompeyrug
I think its far too early to surmise that Toddy is 'fast approaching his use by date' or that he's no longer a starting striker. He's 28 (the same age as Benjani) has a good football brain but has suffered more than his fair share through injury and time out. He needs to establish match fitness using either way suggested by FEn_100 and I think he could then surprisea lot of doubters.
pietro
You surprised me when you said Benjani was 28 (technically not 28 for another week or so ;) but close enough lol) didn't realise he was that old, not that 28 us old...
pompeyrug
I think we have to remember the fantastic loyalty Toddy has shown to our club. I agree, he isn't ever going to be a top striker that will win the league for us but he is loyal unlike most other premiership players. He hasn't taken the money and run and genuinely loves the club. It's refreshing to have loyal players in the premiership. Ashley Cole and others take note...
grantusher
Admirable commitment from Toddy, the way things are going on the signings front he may feature more than Arry perhaps intended.
Tantona
With little coming in, we are in no postion to be shipping players like Toddy out. Otherwise it the 'bare bones' show, again.
storagematt
 

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