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No hiding place for Todorov

As he contemplates the offer of a new contract put to him, Svetoslav Todorov cannot escape the Pompey fans - even in the peaceful surroundings of St Vlas!

The Bulgarian international was left out of Stanimir Stoilov's - Bulgaria's boss - squads for the Euro qualifiers with Belarus, because he has not played enough 1st team football this season. So opted for a break in his native Bulgaria instead.

But not one for laying around, with him wanting to stay active he told The News that he would not be 'lounging in the sun,' instead he would be keeping active as he looks to keep himself busy whilst his future is resolved - those were not his exact words but I would assume this is what he is doing?

Even in the Black Sea though, as he told The News, he cannot escape the attentions of his adoring Pompey followers.

'There are Pompey supporters where I stay.

'I think they are shocked to see me.

'One time an old lady who was about 70 came up to me and asked: "Are you Toddy?" I think she wasn't sure because I wasn't wearing a Pompey shirt!'

We get everywhere! Although if you think about it Toddy could this woman just not have been Bulgarian and recognised you for this reason?

Todorov was last week offered a new 1-year - take it or leave it - contract with the option of a second but it is very much expected that there will not be a second reprieve for the fans favourite and he is unlikely to return to the club again as a Pompey player? The added news that he will need to be playing regular football to play for Bulgaria makes this all the more likely for the 28-year old, as he is unlikely to get much action next season - unless we don't sign anyone!

PLAY UP POMPEY!




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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 7 2007

Time: 1:04PM

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I expect the old dear only recognised him because he was sat on a bench!
Et_tu_Pompeii
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07/06/2007 13:14:00

Shame to see him leave you, I thought he would be one of your most important players until the injury and has never really got back into his stride!!!!
Dicksy
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07/06/2007 13:19:00

a touch harsh Et_tu_Pompeii... from a selfish point of view i would dearly love to see him stay but to be fair to him it would probably be right he went. i often look back at might have been had he not been injured - but then i also look back and think what might have been had he been given a chance when he was fit - still, a pompey hero whatever...
pompeyrug
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07/06/2007 13:27:00

I expect he'll be hiding in Championshipship next season. Toddy will always be remembered with gratitude for what he has done but, time for all of us to move on & not back.
storagematt
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07/06/2007 13:36:00

he will not be hiding in the championship tho mate, he would excel at that level - as we know...
pompeyrug
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07/06/2007 13:49:00

Say helo to Michael Shields while youre over there.
Roy4Triggs
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07/06/2007 13:58:00

He is definately a Championship hero and will be again. I do think that despite our calls for him to be given a chance to show what he can do, the reasons he made the bench but not the main team, is Harry Toni jo etc do see him day in and day out, and therefore they probably saw he was struggling against our own players. What is the point of throwing him into the lions den and humiliating him. Much kinder to keep encouraging him in a hope he will get past that hurdle and bounce back. If there was any justification required, i think that came when he went on loan to Wigan. Different manager, different trainers, and different team mates to play against/with. Yet he featured very little there either. I would suspect paul Jewel remembered him from his "Good Pompey days" as do we, and would have had him playing week in and out if possible. But he never, and he sent him back at christmas rather than extend his loan spell. I love Toddy, he is a great hero, but i think the crutiate damage has restricted him to a Nearly Premiership player, as opposed to the Mega player ha may have been. Long live toddy. Good luck and all the best. but i would be surprised if he stays.
Midge
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07/06/2007 14:06:00

Sorry but disagree with all of you. The reason he didn't play was because he was either on loan at Wigan or injured. Earlier in the season he scored 3 in 4 games. When fit he is the most technically gifted player at Pompey and reads the game so well. He is still capable of excelling in the Premiership and he is still young. I think if he gets a good preason under his belt after a good rest over the summer he'll be like signing a new player. Come on Toddy get your head down and give use a few more years of quality goals.
spencepompey
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07/06/2007 14:34:00

i would love this to be the case spencepompey... like i have said mate i would very much like to keep him but it will most likely boil down to what he wants - does he have the desire to keep fighting for a 1st team place here or would he be happier joining milan at leicester? 1st team football will be assured there, if they do well next season he will still be young enough to have a chance at making the grade again at this level with them if they go up...
pompeyrug
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07/06/2007 14:54:00

he was doing well before we sent him on loan
retro hat
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07/06/2007 16:12:00

TODDY FOR THE WIN!!!! WOOOP i wouldnt want to see him go but i want him to play first football and i cant see it happen here. ermmm o yeah, PAUL MERSON lol, get him back
PompeyGleamer
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07/06/2007 21:26:00

i still remember deadline day when he went - my brother made me aware of it and i didn't believe him at first, it came as a total shock! he was playing well and scoring goals...
pompeyrug
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08/06/2007 00:34:00

Toddy is an excellent player and HR never gives him the chance. At the beginning of last season he scored a couple of Toddy classics and looked on fire. Why HR sent him out on loan i do not know. He needs to be given a chance in the premiership but I can't see HR giving it to him. I think he'll sign for another year tho. Atleast I hope so. But we still NEED some new strikers. To be perfectly honest I have had enough of Kanu and Lua Lua. They are very gifted players but they don't seem to try hard enough. Remember the game when Kanu ran about 50 yards passed the defenders and scored a cracker? I haven't seen him run half that fast since. And Lua Lua thinks he is too good for Pompey. Plus he is greedy. Not a trait I admire.
POMPEYMEV
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08/06/2007 13:43:00

i have always stood up for kanu but i am coming round to the idea that we put him out to pasture now with big thanks for what he did for us tho... lualua, i have always had time for him but he has gone off the rails and seems to think he is bigger than the club - no player is! so maybe it is time to say goodbye... POMPEYMEV you really think toddy will stay for another year do you?
pompeyrug
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08/06/2007 14:37:00

 

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