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Songo'o looking to make his mark

Earlier in the summer I asked what people thought Frank Songo'o's future would be with Pompey - the general opinion I believe was that most felt he might still have something to offer, but he may need to go out on loan again?

Those who have PFCtv, will have seen and heard what he said, those that do not would have simply read it on the Pompey site but he basically feels that he is up to the challenge if he gets a chance and feels he is more than good enough.

Competition for places throughout the side is going to be good this season, but Songo'o is looking forward to this.

From what I have seen of him in pre season, although he may have been slipping out of contention, quite possibly away from Pompey altogether, my thinking now is we may well see a little bit of him this season - and not just in the league cup - than we might have thought.

He is still behind a few players but I would not be surprised to see his name show up on the bench a few times this season. With players tiring in the closing stages of matches his pace could be well utilised, then if he does do well who knows, then his future will be anything but away from Fratton Park.

The pre season opposition may not have been the strongest, but he has certainly reminded a few people who he is and given Harry Redknapp something else to ponder this season.

Initially I thought that Redknapp might not have been too keen on the former Barcelona youngster, but now my thinking is he may be a lot keener on the 20 year old Frenchman than many, myself included, thought?

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 7 2007

Time: 10:11AM

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he looks a good youngster, give him time to develop in training were he will be up against top quality players, but redknapp will have a close eye on him, maybe let ihm on loan 4 a little bit 2 get regular 1st team football under his belt, but i recon he has a future at the club. PUP
pompeydave14
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07/08/2007 10:49:00

i have always hoped that he would have a future at the club, but did have my doubts - but i am now more confident that we will see more of him at fratton over the years now...
pompeyrug
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07/08/2007 11:12:00

He always seems to look good and this pre-season he looked even better. He's quick, skilful AND can score. He looks perfect for the future if he's given the nod that he has a future at Portsmouth. He's also been loyal and not complained at a lack of chances. How did he do on loan last season, anyone?
Et_tu_Pompeii
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07/08/2007 11:20:00

i cannot say for sure but i dont think he caused that many waves with the cherries or preston? maybe a loan for the 1st half of the season might not do him bad but i would still like him to stay here for the season rather than go out on loan tbh...
pompeyrug
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07/08/2007 11:24:00

if he were to come through he would be almost like a product of the youth system - although not quite. But it would show to others we are bringing in from other clubs Rushden etc. that they can make it>
eastneydave
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07/08/2007 12:08:00

He will be needed at some point during the season, so he ahs to grab his chance when Utaka and Garry are injured or suspended. He always appears to bea good prospect but at some point he has to show that he is a decent player and worthy of a place in the squad and even better in the team.
Owenspompey
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07/08/2007 17:32:00

We could do with the few surprise packages during the season, positive ones of course. This could be one of them.
storagematt
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07/08/2007 18:19:00

he seems an excellent impact playor to bring on in the last 20mins, when the defence is knackered, particualy towards the end of the season. I see him having a good career, hopefully with us, as he has been very impressive so far.
pompeycarpet
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07/08/2007 18:41:00

i like this lad, always full of running and quite frequently thinking ahead of his team mates, which i thought was part of the problem, he would fly down the wing and wip in a cross and nobody was quick enough to get there, which is where i am hoping Mveumba will come in. I was also wondering about his loan spell and then i thought he came from Barca to no match practice ith us to regular panic chicken games at preston, not really a level to judge him on. I reckon he needs a half season loan to a good footballing side in the coke heads league just to get him somewhere near match sharp. Then we need to risk him and Mveumba against the 13 teams that are hopefully below us at christmas.
russellm
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07/08/2007 22:47:00

i had not seen him before the yeovil match. i said to my bros mate that i had hoped to see him, i think i then said to you russ that i wanted to see him on - and on he came! i thought he played well in that match on the left and right wings, aswell as through the middle. from what ive seen of him on pfctv in the other pre season gmaes he has looked okay too... all along i have said he would not have started with barca if he did not have something about him.
pompeyrug
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07/08/2007 23:54:00

Rug he has the pedigree like you say, lets have a look at him this season and then either keep him or bin him, the solution to our wide man problem could be right in front of us.
Owenspompey
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08/08/2007 19:01:00

it could well be, lets just hope he gets a fair crack of the whip - that is all i ask.
pompeyrug
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09/08/2007 00:06:00

Looks like he might get a few starts.
pompeygray
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10/08/2007 06:48:00

 

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