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Utaka gets his work permit

John Utaka is almost ready to get his Pompey career underway after getting his work permit through.

And from what he has said on the Pompey Site I cannot wait for him to get started, as much as he cannot wait himself 'I've always said that I wanted to play in the Premier League, so I am delighted to be here.

'My main goal this season now is to have a good season. My effort, and our effort as a team, will be to take Pompey to the top'.

He will not be able to play against Havant tonight - although Gary O'Neil could, after returning from injury - or Eastleigh tomorrow, but should have the formalities completed in time to fly out with the squad on Saturday as we head off to Asia.

It is then hoped, if not expected, that Utaka will be able to play some part of the Barclays Asia Trophy, which starts next Tuesday with our match against Fulham.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 17 2007

Time: 3:27PM

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its great that gary is fit, and, although i wont be at either fo the games tonight, or tommorow, or at hong kong, i look forward to hearing about them! I am suire they both be a sucess, as O'Neil should be over his ankle problems, and Utaka seems very eager.
pompeycarpet
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17/07/2007 15:46:00

on a less positive note, I have talked earlier about how the premiership will be much harder next season, and to my dismay, Kamara - and Sanches - said that they expected fulham to finish in the top 10 in the premiership. I had them going down next season - despite having spent so much - but it just goes to show that everyone seems to be expecting big things, unfortunatly, its not just us who are, so i dont think we should have too higer expectations for next season - my words of advice, ignore them at your peril!!! :)
pompeycarpet
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17/07/2007 15:50:00

If Fulham are top ten we'll finish 4th. Good news about Utaka.
storagematt
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17/07/2007 18:17:00

Fulham will struggle carpet, the signings they have made are pretty ordainary and added to thei already average squad they will be below us again. Glad that Gary will be back soon and Utaka will be eager to go when he gets to Hong Kong, i am looking forward to seeing him in action, i think he will be a little bit better than Kamara.
Owenspompey
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17/07/2007 18:17:00

Agree with you Owens, Ordinary squad and signings, on top of a long ballga me, bring em on
pentonpompey
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17/07/2007 18:22:00

your off to hong kong aren't you Owenspompey? maybe you will keep some sort of diary of your time over there that you will share with us, in article format, when you return? im looking forward to seeing what utaka can do now, he should rip fulham apart next week...
pompeyrug
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17/07/2007 18:44:00

i guess diomansy will be a little confused after they loose to us 10-0 (whjo said i was a pessimist?) in Hong Kong. bet they say that they didnt want to risk injury...:)
pompeycarpet
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17/07/2007 19:14:00

Rug i would be delighted to keep a diary of events, i just hope the other contributers would not mind our group sharing our experience with you. We fly out on Saturday and i will do my best to keep it short and sweet. Cheers for the suggestion rug, i will give our best to Kamara !!
Owenspompey
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17/07/2007 20:03:00

Just got in from Havant, Very ordinary, looked just how it was, a team not used to playing together. It was very reminisant of a training session. Nugent, Taylor, Davis, James, the only likely regular first teamers. Songoo, Muvemba took a while to get into their stride, but I thought grew in confidence. The back line of Stef, Pamerot, Treore, O'Brien looked out of sorts really didn't seem to Gell too well. Did enough but would have been tested against tougher opposition. Richard Duffy started in Midfield then reverted to the back and looked out of his depth. Nuggat had a few oppertunities, and i honestly thought I was going to witness his first goal in a Pompey shirt, but he blasted over. He made some nice flick on's and got into space well, a little disjointed on the night but plenty in him to see that with regular partners he will progress. Have to say I liked the look of Songoo and Muvemba by the end of the 90, Made good runs, good movement, nice finish too. All in all a useful 90 minute work out.
pentonpompey
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17/07/2007 22:44:00

why would they Owenspompey - it is the kind of thing this site is all about, so please did, i look forward to reading it. maybe not all will but being blunt if they dont they dont have to read it do they... i look forward to seeing what you have to say in match report format pentonpompey - you do still want and can to do it?
pompeyrug
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18/07/2007 08:38:00

No problems mate, just packing the flag and my swimming trunks as we speak. Pompey on Tour, getting ready for next year, i wish !!
Owenspompey
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18/07/2007 13:13:00

my passport runs out in a couple of months - just aswell i am going to renew it, as i will need it next year... and not for my holidays!
pompeyrug
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18/07/2007 15:05:00

 

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