Vital Football

Todorov moving on

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.

PLAY UP POMPEY!



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday June 30 2007
Time: 11:43AM

Comments

0
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!
worbo
30/06/2007 12:11:00
0
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?
pompeyrug
30/06/2007 12:22:00
0
All the best Toddy. He will always have a place in the great memories dept.
storagematt
30/06/2007 12:37:00
0
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!
CharlieChimes
30/06/2007 14:42:00
0
hell have a place in the clubs history books with his golden boot award...will be missed
pompeycarpet
30/06/2007 16:23:00
0
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
worbo
30/06/2007 18:51:00
0
I dont think it was a surprise or his destination we gotta wish him well.
russellm
30/06/2007 20:11:00
0
At the moment i think LuaLua & Benji will frighten the lives out of pompeyfans more than the oposition
russellm
30/06/2007 20:12:00
0
5 live said he was having discussions with foxes
russellm
30/06/2007 20:13:00
0
He'll be welcomed with open arms by Mandaric, and lets face it he will bang them in, in div2
paultsmouth
30/06/2007 20:28:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...29th June

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 29th June.

Done Deal - Walsall compensated for Lalkovic

Milan Lalkovic has become Pompey's sixth signing of the summer. A compensation agreement with Walsall was agreed that has seen the former Chelsea winger join the Blues.

Solving that goalie quandary

I'm not sure our problem with finding a 'regular' no.1 last season was behind our failure to gain promotion from league two was it? Clearly it didn't help mind.

Pompey's attacking intent

Something Pompey (attacking intent) will look to show next season to get out of league two once and for all. Smith came in from Swindon last week but Cookie wants another striker.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cookie has signed five player now. How many more until you are happy?
Suggested By: eastneydave
Just a keeper10%
Two 66%
Three 16%
Four8%
More0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug15
2.eastneydave14
3.Copnor4311
4.FrattonBlue9
5.Pompeyboosie6
6.mslorna485
7.Ronald Wilson4
8.Jimsmithswig3
9.storagematt2
10.Lemmi1