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Vargas On His Pompey 'Challenge'

Vargas on his Pompey move;

Vargas told Bocon.com, 'I am travelling to meet a Portsmouth representative in Madrid with Carlos Delgado (agent). And then we will go to London.

'Life is full of challenges and this is one I expect to pass. I thank God for the opportunity. I have to pass a medical and then sign. After that I will return to Peru to sort some things out and see my family.

'English football is very competitive, but I am sure I will adapt quickly and maintain a high standard. Don't know much [about Portsmouth]. I know that they were fighting relegation last season but they are trying to build a good team for this season,' he added.

Solano revealed, 'Ten days ago a person called me that works directly with the Portsmouth manager. As the person and as player he is excellent.'

Vargas responded saying,'That motivates me a lot. Nol is a player that has succeeded in English soccer and I am going to try to do the same thing.'

Peter Storrie was the representative who met the player. (Flying to London means that we don't have to show him the stadium!) Peter and Vargas will meet Sacha at his London apartment.




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Date:Thursday August 3 2006

Time: 9:43PM

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if vargas is anything like solano i will be a very happy supporter. i will have time for any player but as he practically unheard of i will keep my sceptical eyes wide open on vargas. i chuckle that we are (yet again) showing a player the delights (or not) of our capital city and not showing our "amazing" facilities! hehe. at least we are getting a squad sorted.
pompey pessimist
he so confident you gotta like in already, what a star, oh and apparently he is the stearing wheel of his team,..... i just worry abouthis confidence LoL
russellm
milk eggs bread toilet paper beer peas potatoes
blueknight
Here's hopin. On his official website he's announced that he's a Portsmouth player, so let's hope it's all gone swimmingly. Oh to be a fly on the wall in ANY Pompey transfer activity. I love it - highs, lows, maybes, more lows perhaps. Grab him Harry.
pedalo
This is a risky signing to say the least. An unknown Peruvian who has played with a minor Argentinean club? Just who does the scouting at Pompey these days? be honest and ask yourself, how many times have you heard of this player or the club he plays for, Colon? I wouldn't think there will be many of you out there who have. I do hope I am proved wrong on this one. Why don't we ever go to Sweden, Denmark, or Norway to sign players? Nearly all speak English, a pre requisite for Harry not so long ago, and settle in much quicker and are generally more adapted to the English game. The Vargas signing sounds an exciting move given the lack of activity Pompey have generated in the transfer market recently. But with our only other recent South American signing about to become a Scummer, surely we could do slightly better. I'm not sure that the money that was rumoured to be available for transfers is actually there. Either that or Redknapp seems incapable of selling the club to potential new players, or dealing with agents who aren't called Willie McKay. Given the state of the stadium, and training facilities, isn't it time Pompey sorted them out once and for all. Why don't we sign a few English players. We've been linked with David Nugent, but what was stopping us signing the likes of Cameron Jerome or Andy Johnson? There must be plenty of good home grown talent who would move to Fratton. Given that Jermaine defoe isn't likely to be moving south just yet, why don't we get a bit more realistic when it comes to transfers.
The Rabbi
Rabbi, i agree with you entirely, we need a new Jerusalem, i think the reasons you have hi lited are spot on (stadia ect) & Johnsson and the others wont come until their is concrete evidence that they are going to happen. I have suggested that the stadium and training facilities be a discussion article but i guess the whole subject is a bit too much of a downer for the Pompey, furthermore it suspect even Les has trouble getting honest information out of the club. I also suspect that the money is no where near that hyped or surely we would not have allowed the departures of D'Allesandro and Priske, the whole thing is starting to smack of that annual season ticket sales thing again. Furthermore given the things you point out and Redknapp's golden kids of west ham being such transfer value now ,you would have expected the club would have moved quicker regarding the training ground and academy. Less long term expense and less Wilie Mckay, Zahavi types. Finally I am given to understand from a blackburn supporting mate of mine that the problem with the scandanavians is that they also have now developed the english mentality when it comes to wage demands.
russellm
russellm good to know I'm not alone. Regarding Scandinavians, I would prefer to pay an English speaking player more than a non fluent one for obvious reasons. I wonder if Vargas speaks anything other than Spanish? I would point out that Redknapp might have blooded a few young kids in the first team at West Ham who went on to better things but he wasn't really responsible for their development as he likes to claim. If he is that good at spotting youngsters where are Pompey's? Richard Duffy? Vincent Pericard? our captain Gary O'Neil flourished under Perrin. he'd have been a Cardiff player if Redknapp had stayed. For a successful long term youth policy on the south coast, look twenty miles west of portsmouth. The fact that the most of the successful Pompey u-15 Schools side from a few years ago was on Scums books says it all really. Pompey are only developing an academy this year because they have to under premiership rules. It's going to take a few years to produce results. By which time Pompey could be out of the premiership. As much as I love our ground, it is a disgrace. Lets face it you wouldn't pay good money to go to a cinema with no roof, awful toilets, and inedible food. Only in football as they say.....
The Rabbi
Yep you have it again, the english speaking thing doesnt really stck up for Harry, he had more than enough non speakers at west ham. I didnt realise about the premiership rules require an academy. regards o'Neil etc, i just said that some where else. I agree that it will take a few years to get results with youngsters, which begs my original question why have nt we done anything about it sooner. As for Perins signings i have just posted that its because Harry didnt sign Viafara he is now on his way to the scum. re scum youth, i can speak from experience that things have finally changed for the better now the some of the old ones of the Paddon era etc have gone. But there were good kids around who were Pompey fans who wanted to play for the club, couldnt because they werent in a specific clique (my original response was " yea like me the clique of not being good enough") , but they then went to scum youth and became succesfull. But there is still a couple of weeks left and we normally pull something out of the bag. Who knows maybe we will see Sol at oxford tonight :-) LoL
russellm
Stirling effort keeping him up in London until we've got him!
Tantona
Pompey is a long way from his home of Peru. Let's hope he settles quickly. Marmalade sandwich anyone?
storagematt
Perhaps Pompey's money is still tied up with the impending, potential signing of Fernandes (10M) who , until a further medical, will or won't become a Pompey player. This will then free up additional funds. But in all honesty we are not exactly setting the world on fire in the marketplace. Action is needed sooner than later or we will be starting with Todorov and Benjani up front....translating to Pompey 0 in the opener against Blackburn !!
pompeygray
that's true what you all say, why doesn't portsmouth spend money on local talent, why a peruvian, no english, not that tall... who does the scouting for portsmouth??/ believe me guys, you are in for a treat, www.youtube.com do a search for juan vargas, and enjoy the view...... jav
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