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Papa Bouba Diop Enjoying His Footie

Papa Bouba Diop Enjoying His Footie

Pompey's Papa Bouba Diop says he's surprised that Reading haven't had a better start to the season as he prepares to face Steve Coppell's men this weekend.

I've now been at Portsmouth for a month and I have to say, I've never enjoyed my football more. It's fantastic to play for a manager who really believes in me. I'd like to think that in the games I've played, I've done the manager and the fans justice.

'I have been surprised by Reading's start because they played some fantastic football last season. Maybe teams are more aware of them now and that has been a difficulty for them. But it will still be a hard game for us because they have players that deserve a lot of respect.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday September 28 2007
Time: 3:05PM

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well, that takes him our of our team to play reading then :-) He has done well,m but reading have had there good season, and i dont see them being the team thbey were last year.
pompeycarpet
28/09/2007 17:10:00
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2 games, 2 bookings. No chance him doing too many games without a flash of yellow.
storagematt
28/09/2007 19:40:00
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i think that the two games hes been in, hes been immense, his overall figure is really imposing, and his aerial strength is second to none, and I know i shouldnt be comparing him to GON, but i cant help to think that we are better off with papa, with our new formation then with our usual 4-4-2, plus Lauren will come back and slot on the right, so i doubt GON would of started anyway
PompeyGleamer
28/09/2007 19:59:00
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Its just a pity we didnt manage to get him 3 years ago, he would be a real fixture in the team now. He has settled in well and gives us a real solid base in the middle of the field. Who mentioned Gary bloody O'Neill again!!
Owenspompey
28/09/2007 20:57:00
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Carpet you would think by now that the players would know. Unless he needs to goes shopping with the Missus tomorrow afternoon and phoned up the press to make sure!!!!
L L Blue
28/09/2007 21:44:00
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papa smurf has been fantastic since we got him - we hoped that we would see the papa smurf of a few yrs back and it looks like we have... good on the fella.
pompeyrug
28/09/2007 23:47:00
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my concerns are he is mostly all strength and no guile, and we were worried about Muntari's agrression
russellm
29/09/2007 08:49:00
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Nothing wrong with having a har-tackling lump in midfield Russellm, it frees up the ball players, Mick Kennedy anyone?
paultsmouth
29/09/2007 09:07:00
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Jury's still out as far as I am concerned... but he's made a good start..... be interesting to see how he plays against Fulham ...
Chix
29/09/2007 09:44:00
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he is a great person to have in the team agaisnt more physical teams, and also teams that can outclass us, but we can then beat physiclt. He should not,however be playing against reading, fulham, wigan etc when we have the players to out skill them.
pompeycarpet
29/09/2007 10:12:00
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