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Todorov moving on

Nothing official has been confirmed but The Quay were reporting on Friday evening that Svetoslav Todorov had opted against signing the new contract on offer to him and he will therefore become a free agent when his contract expires today.

His agent - Mark Donaghy - has since told The News 'We have told Portsmouth Toddy will not be accepting their offer of a contract.

'It's time for him to move on and we are currently speaking to a number of clubs, many of them English'.

Todorov's goals shot us to the Division One Championship in 2002/03 - and earned him the golden boot - but injuries, as has happened with so many of our strikers over the years, severely hampered his progress after.

Even when fit he rarely got a look in as Harry Redknapp often turned to others before the Bulgarian.

Despite his frequent oversight he still chipped in with goals, several very important ones that helped keep us in the Premiership in 2005/06 and as many as some, almost as many as others in only a handful of games in the 2006/07 - despite being sent out on loan and being injured when he returned - than others did in the whole season.

It was believed that Todorov would sign a new contract, but with little incentive to do so, as it would have been highly unlikely Redknapp would have played him much anyway - even if he should have! - the fans favourite will wave a fond farewell to us.

Many people doubt Todorov's ability to play at this level - and from seeing him at West Ham before Pompey I would have agreed, but having seen him since my thinking is he would have been a huge success at this level without doubt but for injuries, but still could be despite of them.

Wherever Todorov goes - and this could be our first opponent Derby - I wish him all the luck in the world and my thinking is he will score goals if he is able to get a run in a side - and I will be wanting him to do so, unless it is against Pompey!

With Todorov going, Kanu likely to join him and mercenary Andrew Cole another looking like moving on we have the partnership of Benjani and Lomana LuaLua to 'frighten' the lives out of our opponents staring us in the face at the moment.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 30 2007

Time: 11:43AM

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I know he's a legend for you guys, but did nothing for us when on loan last season apart from miss a penalty at Blackburn!
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30/06/2007 12:11:00

he had it saved - miss suggests he put it wide :) he had some injuries when he was on loan with you too tho didn't he mate... did he get much of an extended run in the team? does anyone know how many games he started for wigan?
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30/06/2007 12:22:00

All the best Toddy. He will always have a place in the great memories dept.
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30/06/2007 12:37:00

here here! bloody love the guy! any time he comes back to fratton he'll get a cheer from me!!!!!...unless he scores that is! own goals allowed!
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30/06/2007 14:42:00

hell have a place in the clubs history books with his golden boot award...will be missed
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30/06/2007 16:23:00

Ok pompeyrug he had it saved, but in fairness my missus could have saved it. Wasnt knocking him and I know he had his injuries and no he didnt get a run in the team, our own legend Lee McCulloch is leaving so I know how you lot feel
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30/06/2007 18:51:00

I dont think it was a surprise or his destination we gotta wish him well.
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30/06/2007 20:11:00

At the moment i think LuaLua & Benji will frighten the lives out of pompeyfans more than the oposition
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30/06/2007 20:12:00

5 live said he was having discussions with foxes
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30/06/2007 20:13:00

He'll be welcomed with open arms by Mandaric, and lets face it he will bang them in, in div2
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30/06/2007 20:28:00

Stuuf a load pass the scummers anyway.
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30/06/2007 22:35:00

yep he bang the goal in in the championship and if he gets a full season - or near on - without injuries should he find himself in the prem next season he would do the same, he just needs that run to get going again, something he was not going to get here was he...
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01/07/2007 00:31:00

Good luck Toddy!!
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01/07/2007 16:17:00

we will let him go, he will win the golden boot next season in the championship, and then be sold to bolton next year for 10 million. What a playor!
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02/07/2007 22:41:00

is that sold for 1.0m :) we will miss him, shame he did not get more of a chance when he should have...
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02/07/2007 23:44:00

A sad loss. a pompey legend.
The Rabbi
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03/07/2007 10:02:00

Sad thing is, we will never know just HOW GOOD he could have been for us!
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03/07/2007 21:33:00


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