Vital Football

Sullivan brought in to replace Eastwood

Sullivan brought in to replace Eastwood

The surprise departure of Simon Eastwood, for Blackburn, earlier this week had left an opening in the goalkeeping department for Pompey - and it has not taken long for this vacancy to be filled!

When the name John Sullivan is mentioned, many of a certain age group will automatically think Del Boy and Rodney Trotter from Only Fools and Horses fame.

Although there is little comedy about our latest keeper, whereas some down the years have been very much clowns!

It looked as though Sullivan would turn a loan spell into a permanent move to Wimbledon, following his release from Charlton, but the lure of Pompey proved too much for him - telling The Pompey Site, he said: 'Pompey is definitely the biggest club of my career.

'I am coming here with one aim - to play and help the club get promoted to where they need to be.'

Credit was given to Wimbledon for giving him the platform he needed last season to play 1st team football but Fratton is where he wanted to be...

Now that he is a Pompey player, having signed a 2-year contract, he is looking to finally establish himself as a no.1 having not quite ever really being able to do so previously: 'I was down at Wimbledon for the final part of last season. It's a great club and I owe them so much but this is a great opportunity to come to a big club at the start of a new project.

'As soon as I heard of Pompey's interest, it was an easy decision. This is where I wanted to come.

'I have been at big clubs like Brighton, Millwall and Charlton, but never cemented myself as number one. I'm coming with the attitude that, at the age of 25, I want to play, although I know it's not going to be as easy as that.

'I have competition at the club and so it's very much up to me to do the business and prove myself.'

Sullivan is a decent keeper, I have seen him a few times and he has always done ok.

He is also at a good age, still not in his prime really for a keeper but he should be coming towards it and I have little doubt that he will do well.

PLAY UP 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 May 17 2013
Time: 10:35AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Match highlights - Pompey 0-1 Orient

Disappointing as it was, you take the rough with the smooth and cannot gloss over things when they aren't so good so here goes with the 1-0 defeat Pompey suffered against Orient.

Simply not good enough!

Call me a moaner, call me a groaner but if you think the performance against Orient was good enough then I think you're wearing blue tinted specs as that was poor from Pompey.

On this day in history...7th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 7th February.

Sunday Chimes #67 - Pompey fall way short

Another home defeat, small crowds, the run in target, ZDS cup games now live and more .........

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Profile
eastneydave
Profile
paultsmouth
Profile
Chix
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Orient MotM
Suggested By: VitalPompey
Fulton29%
Freeman0%
Burgess33%
Clarke0%
Stevens13%
Roberts6%
Doyle0%
Close0%
Bennett0%
Smith6%
McNulty0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - McGurk0%
Sub - Chaplin13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Northampton 28 19 4 5 61 20
2 Plymouth 29 17 5 7 56 17
3 Oxford 27 14 9 4 51 19
4 Bristol Rovers 29 14 5 10 47 10
5 Mansfield 30 13 8 9 47 9
6 Leyton Orient 30 12 10 8 46 5
7 Portsmouth 28 11 12 5 45 20
8 Accrington 26 13 6 7 45 12
9 Cambridge 30 12 8 10 44 3
10 Wycombe 28 12 7 9 43 5
11 Wimbledon 28 11 9 8 42 7
12 Carlisle 26 11 9 6 42 5
13 Exeter 28 11 7 10 40 -1
14 Luton 30 10 8 12 38 1
15 Crawley 30 11 4 15 37 -13
16 Morecambe 30 10 6 14 36 -3
17 Notts County 27 10 6 11 36 -6
18 Barnet 28 9 6 13 33 -8
19 Stevenage 30 6 10 14 28 -15
20 Newport 28 6 9 13 27 -11
21 Yeovil 29 5 9 15 24 -14
22 Hartlepool 25 7 3 15 24 -18
23 Dag & Red 28 4 8 16 20 -21
24 York 28 4 8 16 20 -23
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug33
2.Jimsmithswig18
3.FrattonBlue14
4.storagematt10
5.Pompeytim9
6.Copnor438
7.mslorna484
8.Emsworthianblue4
9.PompeyJake4
10.PFCblue3