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Thompson: I Won't Quit!

Thompson: I Won't Quit!

David Thompson has admitted (to the News) that he is currently fed up with the lack of first team football he has received at Portsmouth. The right midfielder has been unable to break into the regular starting eleven.

He said;

'It is probably the most frustrating time of my career at the moment. It's definitely the worst it's been when I have been fit. I've never been used like this before. I'm a bit-part player and it's very frustrating.

'I come in, train and work for a Saturday - but at the moment my contributions have been reduced to cameos and watching from the stand. Obviously I'm not going to be happy about it. I've been to see the manager and he says he understands and knows my position.

'I can't hide my emotions. People know when I'm down. I'm not a big-time Charlie, but I'm waiting for my chance. I don't want to leave the club - I want to stay and fight for my place.

'There has been talk of me leaving but it hasn't come from my side. I don't know if it has come from the club. I don't want to get off now and be seen as a failure. I don't want this to be the first club I've ever failed at. I've always achieved things.

'This club was struggling last year and I want to be part of the turnaround.'

'The longer it goes on, the more difficult it becomes when you do get a chance. You can do all the running in the world but it won't prepare you for Premiership football. I'm experienced enough to know you have to do the right things when you go out there.

'Maybe I have got to do something special like beat a man or score when I go on. It's a difficult time and I want my chance soon. I'm confident when I do get a chance I will take it.'


Thompson has made on league start this year, should he be in the side?

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Date:Thursday November 16 2006
Time: 10:12AM

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It's like the man says he's got to take his chance, but its hard when he isn't really getting one. I do like Thompson, and have liked what I've seen but I want the best players turning out for Pompey and if he is the best put him out, if not he'll have to be used as he is. I not only like him as a player but also a dressing room influence as he is bound to be a very good one on the other lads. I'd be disappointed to see him move on before his contract ends...
pompeyrug
16/11/2006 11:29:00
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LoL please see Ruggers love letter to cool Davey T above.... " but also as a dessing room influence as he is bound to be a very good one on the other lads" LoL how the blood y hell do you know that....... cook his breakfast would you. :-)... i must admit i'm not much of a DT fan, from what i have seen there's lots of running around, chippy tackles, not much play making and Richard Hughes style wild shots. It seems to me he's the defensive midfield player you need when you have a lead and your trying to break up the your opponents fight back.
russellm
16/11/2006 17:16:00
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pompeyrug loves David, pompeyrug loves David, lah lah lah laah lah
russellm
16/11/2006 17:18:00
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If DT wants first team football then he has to earn the right to pull on the Pompey shirt. I think he is a very well experienced midfielder, nothing specal or outstanding but he does a good job when asked to come off the subs bench. He may well get his chance on Saturday if Gary O'Neil is still injured. Pompey will only improve if players are fighting to have there name on the starting eleven teamsheet.
nelson
16/11/2006 20:09:00
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You can see he's a good influence on the players when you see them warming up, he entertains then, keeps spirts up so that's how I know! Obviously I don't know for sure I'm just assuming...
pompeyrug
17/11/2006 23:30:00
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nelson how can you say DT has to earn the right to pull on the Pompey shirt? If he's not given a chance how can he earn a starting place...
pompeyrug
17/11/2006 23:32:00
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He has to be better than the ones who are currently wearing it stupid !!
pompeygray
18/11/2006 02:11:00
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