Vital Football

Sell Out (Old News)

Sell Out (Old News)

Below is old news that I wrote while the system was down. Tevez ended up injured and Mascherano was on the bench.

It has taken much too long but Portsmouth v West Ham is a sell out! Portsmouth will be at full capacity for what is set to be a crunch match, against an out of form West Ham.

Sacha (Pompey`s chairmen) is looking at moving Portsmouth to a reported 36,000 seater stadium. Despite this Fratton Park has been unable to sell out once this season.

Redknapp fears a backlash from West Ham on Saturday, with the Londoners on a bad run of form;

'Tevez and Mascherano are two world-class players, there's no doubt about that. It takes time to settle in and when they do they'll be great players in England, I'm sure. West Ham have also got a good manager. Sometimes it just doesn't go for you but they've got too much quality not to put a run together. They'll come good.

'Two of the games they lost were UEFA Cup games against Palermo, who are a very good team sitting second in Serie A. And West Ham battered Reading the other week and attacked for 80-odd minutes after conceding a first-minute goal. People are saying that since the Argentinians have come the results have been no good, as though it's their fault. It's not their fault.

'Apart from top clubs, we all go through runs like that during the season. We all have spells where you go on a run of wins and then can go on a run of not winning - that's the way it is. It's that type of division for the rest of us. Let's not kid ourselves, they are world-class players, the pair of them. It's unfair to blame them.

'D'Alessandro came and did a great job for us. He adjusted quickly but these boys will come good. Tevez has had only four league games, Mascherano two.

'It takes time, they've got to settle into a new area and don't know the language, it's so difficult. We expect them to walk in and suddenly set the place alight - it doesn't work that way unless you're lucky. Thierry Henry took months to get going at Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp was the same and they've been two of the greatest players in our game. Just wait and see.'


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

Writer:
Date:Monday October 16 2006
Time: 3:00PM

Comments

0
Ended up with a good result so im sure all home fans went home happy!
jono_forest
16/10/2006 20:10:00
0
Sod off jono!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
storagematt
16/10/2006 22:42:00
0
good result for you but what about the way west ham seem to have imploded ?? most people (me included ) thought they would be high up this year lol ... reckon you will maintain to finish in european spots then ?
dazednconfuzed
17/10/2006 08:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Third time lucky? Nope as O'Shea interest ends

O'Shea saw a couple of bids for him put in; these were turned down by Chesterfield. A third bid hasn't come from Pompey and it isn't going to either.

Topping last seasons tally the aim

78pts was only enough for a play-off place last season so you suspect we'll have to better that for a top 3 finish this coming season, which begins with Carlisle at Fratton.

On this day in history...26th June

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 26th June.

Done Deal - Smith in permanently from Swindon

The interest Pompey retained in Smith, with him 'in our sights' has resulted in him returning to the Blues on a permanent basis after signing for an 'undisclosed fee' from Swindon.

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 keeper10%
Two 70%
Three 10%
Four10%
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave14
2.pompeyrug13
3.Copnor4311
4.FrattonBlue8
5.Pompeyboosie6
6.mslorna485
7.Ronald Wilson4
8.Jimsmithswig3
9.storagematt2
10.Lemmi1