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Does Lua Have Pompey Future?

Lomana Tresor Lua Lua, has got himself in a spot of bother again. He was arrested last night in the early hours of the morning, after a domestic incident.

Police spokeswoman said:

'A 26-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested following an incident in the early hours of this morning. A man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. He is currently helping police with their inquiries.'

Lua Lua has been badly affected by the death of his son, I think that`s obvious… but what does the future hold for the Portsmouth striker? Not many people realise this but Lua should be available to face Middlesborough next week.

On his day, he can change a game for you in a matter of minutes. I would be very disappointed to see him leave but I don`t know the frame of mind he`s in.

Maybe a loan this January? But regardless of his Portsmouth future, he has my full support in getting his life back on track!

What do you think the future holds for Lua Lua?




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Date:Friday January 19 2007

Time: 7:23PM

Your Comments

Maybe he'll simply just stay? He's our youngest striker for goodness sake.
Lysimachus
maybe.. whats up with you tonight lol
VitalPompeyAdmin
i hope he stays but i think he will leave at the end of the year
lmatthews
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VitalPompeyAdmin
Well we've done pretty well without him. I appreciate he was superb for us but in naff to average Pompey teams. Will always remember the way he destroyed Scum & the goals, but we have moved on & maybe have left LL behind.
storagematt
that a good point
VitalPompeyAdmin
I do apologise if my comment sounded offensive. Unrevelent things aside, I don't think Lua Lua will leave just yet, maybe in a years time he'll be down on the pecking order and move on. I don't want to see him go too soon, though.
Lysimachus
It would be nice to keep him a bit longer....it took me awhile to remember his full name and by comparison to some of the others a damn sight easier. His trickery still plays a pivotal part of Pompey's style, even though he is generally known for 'hogging' the ball.
pompeygray
some thoughts, LuaLua only wants to leave when he is under performing, or being criticised so the fans beg him to stay. I scoured the net for death threats and did not find any. I agree he needs help and part of that process is not blaming all your drunken actions on the death of your Son. A few of us have seen him out on the town a few times before games previously and he has been pulled up by the club for it. Before this incident i thought he was the third most likely lad to depart after Toddy and Benji and nothing changes that for me. I agree with Lysi, i dont think he will leave just yet either, in any case with his present publicity he will not likely get the same wages anywhere else. Could be gone at the end of the season though as our other strikers pass to their team mates, he needs to turn a page.
russellm
oops did i mention passing to team mates, some one will be threatening to leave.... I suppose what im looking to see from him is some hard work, thoughtfull football and a few less tantrums.
russellm
The club will take action for bringing the game into disrepute, but when it comes to actually kicking him out theres money to be considered first.
col8
Players like LL are always blaming other people/factors for their problems. I think we just have to accept that he's a brilliant but terribly flawed player who hasn't got the brain to see football as anything other than a practice match or kickabout
Et_tu_Pompeii
I agree with a lot of points people ahev made, should pass more, great player but a pain in the butt. Still, I know people very close to Lua & lets get this clear he is no angel. But, I also know the loss of his son has affected him serverly & its hard to understand what that could feel like. I for one hope he can get his life back on track & still beleive he has a part to play for Pompey.
CharlieChimes
Maybe he needs a few more quid every week,
col8
Anyone of us who has children would be badly affected if we were treated the way he was, for anyone to refuse to tell him about his sons death just for the sake of a meaningless football game is abhorrent. I don't mean that the ANC is meaningless but no game of football can be more important than family. I can't imagine how hard it must be for him to come to terms with it. Far from questioning if he has a future at Pompey we should be looking for ways to show our support & help him through these difficult times. He has been a great player for Pompey and i see no reason why he can't continue to be for some time.
Steve C
Football fades into insignificance at times like these surely....
The Rabbi
I could not imagine losing my son, the thought chills me, This happened to LL last year but taking The Rabbi's point how do you put a time scale on recovery from that. It does seem to me that the do LL no service by using his sons death to excuse some things we chide him for of which charlie chimes points a few out. Some of these tantrums were not unknown at his previous clubs and the great Bobby Robson describes a very intresting portrait of LL. Furthermore it seems generally accepted now that there were probably no death threats, and again he was throwing the same tantrums of failure to be appreciated by club & fans at previous clubs, again, long before his tragic loss so things need to be put into perspective. Finally I am surprised that harry is just about to have a serious talk to him, as a football player Lua Lua has a high profile life and therefore the club also has a responsibility to see that he gets the help he needs, this includes insisting if necessary and i just wonder why it has taken so long. Pompey fans have fickle short memories so I really hope for his own sake if he plays at the weekend he puts in a good footballing performance and makes a pass or two.
russellm
It's impossible to put a timescale on recovering from something like that or for that matter to say how it will affect different people. I'd quite like LL to have a chat with Nigel Quashie, who incidentally went through a similar thing with the loss of his son. NQ is on record as saying how much Pompey helped to get his life back on track. In some ways it's worse for LL to have had that information withheld from him because someone thought it might effect his football. At a time like that a person needs to be with their friends and family so they can grieve together. What is painfully obvious is that he needs some help to get through this.
Steve C
I think the only thing we can do a true pompey fans, is get behind our player & show our support.
CharlieChimes
 

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