UK time is: 09:23:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mattock to return

BBC sport, which is usually pretty 'on the money' with what they report, is saying that a deal to bring Joe Mattock back for the rest of the season has been agreed.

This is something The News has also picked up on now.

Unfortunately it is 'said' that the resumption of his loan will not come before the weekend, so he will miss our trip to Stamford Bridge to possibly be involved with West Brom in their FA cup tie?

Either way 'the two clubs are expected to complete the paperwork to bring Mattock back to Fratton Park next week'.

For me this is good news on two levels.

It (a) 'tends' to suggest that whoever the 'would be' new owners are they have given satisfactory proof that they have the funding for such a move and can also fulfil other players' contractual obligations - pay them and the staff! - and (b) it of course sees a decent player return to Fratton Park!

At the start of his loan spell I was less than impressed but the 21-year-old has grown in stature during his loan with Pompey and looks very much at home at Fratton now.

Apparently, and I am not sure how accurate this is, he is out of contract in the summer?

If so I would 'think' that there is a good chance that a permanent arrival as a free agent could come about at the end of his loan - although, due to his age, West Brom would of course be due some compensation.

For now though lets just be happy that Mattock is coming back...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction - FA Cup: Chelski v Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 5 2012

Time: 2:59PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Looking positive..the same for the non league forward Dan Thompson
plymouth graham
Report Abuse
05/01/2012 15:38:00

Good news!
PompNut
Report Abuse
05/01/2012 23:23:00

Pompey will be without Joe Mattock for the clash with West Ham. West Brom have decided to keep the left-back at the Hawthorns after being hit with a string of injuries.
PFCblue
Report Abuse
12/01/2012 18:08:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...31st March (Tuesday March 31 2015)

PFC announce operating profit (Monday March 30 2015)

Pompey capitulate (Sunday March 29 2015)

Stats: Pompey v Shrewsbury (Saturday March 28 2015)

Questioning his suitability? (Saturday March 28 2015)

On this day in history...28th March (Saturday March 28 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 282
2. Pompeytim 63
3. Lemmi 40
4. storagematt 39
5. Emsworthianblue 35
6. mslorna48 32
7. eastneydave 30
8. Copnor43 26
9. sea-juicer 26
10. cornypomp 25

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Exeter 39 14 13 12 -1 55
12. Wimbledon 39 14 11 14 0 53
13. Morecambe 39 13 11 15 -3 50
14. Portsmouth 39 12 13 14 0 49
15. Dag & Red 39 14 7 18 -6 49
16. Oxford 39 11 13 15 -6 46
17. Accrington 39 13 7 19 -18 46

Breaking League News

On this day in history...31st March
Portsmouth : 31/03/2015 07:00:00
Stevenage : 30/03/2015 21:33:00
Weekend opponents appoint new boss
York : 30/03/2015 19:37:01
PFC announce operating profit
Portsmouth : 30/03/2015 19:26:01
Character Shown In Wimbledon Draw
Tranmere : 30/03/2015 17:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Shrewsbury?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 11%
Devera 0%
Nosworthy 0%
Chorley 0%
East (41) 0%
Dunne 53%
Wallace 7%
Hollands (70) 0%
Kpekawa 0%
Tubbs 0%
Taylor (78) 7%
Sub - Fogden (41) 15%
Sub - Chaplin (70) 0%
Sub - McCallum (78) 7%