Vital Football

No future? Why the new coaches then!

No future? Why the new coaches then!

Whilst I appreciate that Pompey have to continue to try to operate as a 'fully functioning' club many of the moves being made do leave you thinking will we really be liquidated, as has so often been the case?

The latest moves made, with a long-term vision in mind, are to bring in several new academy appointments with the return to the club of a couple of former Pompey personalities.

Lee Bradbury has returned to Fratton, for the first time in a coaching capacity, to coach the U14 side with Mark Chamberlain coming back to work with the U13's.

I wonder if Bradbury will be able to pull on his boots again and play for us once more!

If Chamberlain has any more kids then signing them up could eventually see us profit to the tune of several millions as Scum did Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as he eventually came through their youth ranks as we all know.

Mark Kelly, currently an academy coach, will now also act as head of academy recruitment.

Another arrival is Michael Harris as U12 coach and finally Adrian Cooke will act as the strength and conditioning coach for the academy.

All positive moves and all moves made with, all being well, the best interests of our long-term future in mind.

This again begs the question that if we really are not going to have a future why are so many actions, such as these, with that in mind being made - another example is the recent new long-term agreement for coverage of Pompey games with Radio Solent...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Crawley v Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday September 7 2012
Time: 8:33AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Don't we already have another of Mark C's offspring in the academy?
NorfolknBlue
07/09/2012 09:13:00
0
We certainly do
MickTait
07/09/2012 09:51:00
0
Had the pleasure of being associated with the Army team when bradders was part of that, nice to have him back.
bluedr
07/09/2012 16:12:00
0
Someone must be putting the money up or surely the FL would query it-especially a kids coach
RussellM
07/09/2012 17:10:00
0
we took Chris kamara from the Navy, Bradders and Gut Whittingham from the Army, apart from the obvious war time and post war recruits/National service types..have we any taken any other players straight from the services..I am sure i am forgetting somebody.
plymouth graham
08/09/2012 08:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Done Deal - Free agent Davies arrives

No sooner had I mused the central defensive options wondering would Cookie bring in another have we announced a deal for former Accrington man Tom Davies!

No longer a midfield option

Barton played most of his football for Pompey in central defence. He came to Fratton as a central midfielder but those days are behind him, as far as Cookie is concerned.

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.

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 69%
Three 23%
Four3%
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)