Vital Football

LuaLua Misses Mate Toddy

LuaLua Misses Mate Toddy

Lomana LuaLua, who is back in training following his ankle injury picked up in the pre-season game with Oxford United, has spoken of his shock and sadness at the loss of team mate Svetoslav Todorov, following the Bulgarians loan move to Wigan.

In a surprise last minute deadline day swoop Wigan Manager Paul Jewell signed Toddy on loan until the end of the year, which could become permanent if all parties are happy when the transfer window reopens in January. LuaLua (much like myself) was very surprised.

"I didn't even know about Toddy going - I think only the manager knew about it."

"He's still in the Premier League but I'm sure he'll be gutted about leaving."

"For me, personally, I've seen him in training, he's a very nice guy and I think he's the best finisher here. I'm not supposed to say that as a striker but I think that Toddy's a killer in front of goal," LuaLua said when speaking in the Portsmouth News.

After a great start to the season which we will hopefully build upon, ironically sees us play Wigan on Saturday, although under the terms of loan agreements Toddy won't play, LuaLua thinks European qualification is very much possible "I really believe we can get into Europe. We are aiming high and I think it will be a big season for us."

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday September 5 2006
Time: 1:16PM

Comments

0
For me, personally, I have seen him in training... What about in a real game? Sounds like something missing there.
WheresLes?
05/09/2006 14:40:00
0
In all fairness to Toddy he can't perform if injured can he? 30 odd goals in 70 odd games isn't a bad return is it...
pompeyrug
05/09/2006 15:49:00
0
I've always felt Toddy blow's hot and cold, you couldn't always rely on him to put away the easy ones but he often made up for that later. i wqould really like to know the truth about why he's gone but i'm more inclined to believe Toddy than Harry. Not sure why? lol
Steve C
05/09/2006 17:09:00
0
A shame Toddys gone but as we trusted HR on Kanu, let's trust him on this one.
storagematt
05/09/2006 19:34:00
0
I love 'arry to bits but as Steve C says I'd be more likely to believe Toddy's side of the story as opposed to the wily old fox that is Harry Redknapp, but at the same time as storagematt says you have to put trust in him as he doesn't often let us down, with at least one MASSIVE exception...
pompeyrug
05/09/2006 23:17:00
0
DONT START ME ON GRIFFIN AGAIN I WARN YOU !!!
russellm
06/09/2006 00:26:00
0
As 5th choice striker, how many games would Toddy have played for us this season ???
StuartM
06/09/2006 08:35:00
0
He may not have played a lot of games but the thought of him and Cole coming on would have frightened some teams I'm sure...
pompeyrug
06/09/2006 16:30:00
0
Sad times
POMPEYMEV
06/09/2006 22:25:00
0
We've got to keep on smiling though :)
pompeyrug
06/09/2006 22:46:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Northampton (h) - Securing home advantage?

Some could view this as a 'dead rubber!' It isn't as Champions Northampton will want to end on a high and Pompey will want 'an advantage' against Plymouth in the play-offs. Right?

Pompey MotM at Hartlepool

Pompey went into the penultimate game with a slim chance of a top 3 finish. A 2-0 win at Hartlepool saw the Blues do what we needed but wins for others ended those chances.

On this day in history...6th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 6th May.

Jeepers keepers! Freebie options explored

An emergency loan arrival of a goalie has been ruled out by the Football League but this doesn't mean a free agent cannot be signed by Pompey should a suitable option be found?

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)

Pompey v Northampton?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win0%
Draw100%
Northampton win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 45 28 12 5 96 35
2 Accrington 45 24 12 9 84 26
3 Oxford 45 23 14 8 83 40
4 Bristol Rovers 45 25 7 13 82 30
5 Portsmouth 45 21 15 9 78 32
6 Plymouth 45 23 9 13 78 21
7 Wimbledon 45 20 12 13 72 13
8 Cambridge 45 18 13 14 67 11
9 Leyton Orient 45 18 12 15 66 -2
10 Wycombe 45 17 13 15 64 4
11 Exeter 45 17 13 15 64 1
12 Carlisle 45 16 16 13 64 0
13 Mansfield 45 17 12 16 63 8
14 Luton 45 18 9 18 63 -1
15 Barnet 45 16 11 18 59 -4
16 Hartlepool 45 15 6 24 51 -18
17 Notts County 45 14 9 22 51 -24
18 Yeovil 45 11 15 19 48 -15
19 Stevenage 45 11 14 20 47 -15
20 Crawley 45 13 8 24 47 -30
21 Morecambe 45 12 9 24 45 -22
22 Newport 45 10 13 22 43 -20
R Dag & Red 45 8 10 27 34 -34
R York 45 7 12 26 33 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.storagematt10
2.mslorna484
3.FrattonBlue4
4.Copnor434
5.Emsworthianblue3
6.pompeyrug2
7.eastneydave2
8.uspompeyfan1
9.russellm1
10.Ronald Wilson1