UK time is: 21:47:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Will Bird fly the nest?

Does Ryan Bird still have a future with Pompey?

At the moment this is not known, even Richie Barker has said as much to the News - although methinks he is probably being somewhat coy with his thinking.

He is unlikely to make his views publicly known one way or t'other at the moment is he...

What he has done though is challenge him to 'prove himself' during his loan with Cambridge, which to be fair seems to be going ok.

I reckon his loan will be extended, perhaps not for the entire season but perhaps for another month or so and then depending on our position in the league he could come back for the final weeks of the season and be given another crack in the 1st team?

Although I would not be at all surprised by would be a decision not to take up the option of the 2nd year in his contract.

Barker will, for me, have other ideas on his attacking options and I do not think that Bird will feature in them.

I could be very wrong of course, I usually am!

My thoughts would be though that as much as you could argue that few have shown much to enhance their reputation or show they are 'capable' of playing at this level, I cannot say that I have really seen enough from Bird to suggest that forging a long-term career with us at Fratton is going to happen...

One that 'could' still have a future at Fratton, depending on how his recovery process goes, is Tom Craddock.

Remember him!

Something, depending on how he does recover from his knee surgery, that works in his favour is the fact that he and Barker have history from their Hartlepool days and Barker believes that Craddock will be there or thereabouts ready for pre-season.

Follow @VitalPortsmouth.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Wimbledon.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey always wants blogs, so if can offer us something we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 13 2014

Time: 10:50AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I don't know about Bird but Craddock has done absolutely nothing for Pompey since he arrived and I would be amazed if he could do anything to change my mind.
Et_tu_Pompeii
Report Abuse
13/02/2014 12:20:00

Against the grain I know, but Bird does have what it takes as a striker. What he's been lacking is something that's absolutely essential to a striker, and that's a well placed supply from midfield and the wide areas. Nobody can score goals if they don't get the ball... Fact I'm afraid, and something that needs dealing with at Pompey or the drought will continue... PUP
cornypomp
Report Abuse
13/02/2014 12:36:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey capitulate (Sunday March 29 2015)

Stats: Pompey v Shrewsbury (Saturday March 28 2015)

Questioning his suitability? (Saturday March 28 2015)

On this day in history...28th March (Saturday March 28 2015)

Pompey v Shrewsbury - Fratton (Friday March 27 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 267
2. Pompeytim 58
3. Lemmi 40
4. storagematt 38
5. Emsworthianblue 35
6. mslorna48 32
7. eastneydave 30
8. Copnor43 26
9. sea-juicer 26
10. Et_tu_Pompeii 22

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Exeter 39 14 13 12 -1 55
12. Wimbledon 39 14 11 14 0 53
13. Morecambe 39 13 11 15 -3 50
14. Portsmouth 39 12 13 14 0 49
15. Dag & Red 39 14 7 18 -6 49
16. Oxford 39 11 13 15 -6 46
17. Accrington 39 13 7 19 -18 46

Breaking League News

Mansfield 1-4 York (League 2)
Mansfield : 29/03/2015 18:11:00
Hartlepool 2-1 Cambridge (League 2)
Hartlepool : 29/03/2015 17:34:01
Former defender in Wembley shock
York : 29/03/2015 16:31:01
Minstermen turning a corner
York : 29/03/2015 15:24:01
The Opposition View - Dagenham and Redbridge
Wycombe : 29/03/2015 14:42:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Shrewsbury?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 11%
Devera 0%
Nosworthy 0%
Chorley 0%
East (41) 0%
Dunne 53%
Wallace 7%
Hollands (70) 0%
Kpekawa 0%
Tubbs 0%
Taylor (78) 7%
Sub - Fogden (41) 15%
Sub - Chaplin (70) 0%
Sub - McCallum (78) 7%