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Diop relishing Fulham return

Papa Bouba Diop makes a quick return to Fulham this weekend when we travel to Craven Cottage to take on his former employers - and as he has told the Pompey Site this is something that he is looking forward to: 'It will be a good test for us, but we go to Fulham full of confidence.

'I'm happy to go back to Craven Cottage because I made a lot of friends there. I think it will be a good game'.

It goes without saying that he will be looking forward to returning to Fulham again, he spent 3 years with the club having some very good times.

He also spoke about how this match will be different to the Reading game we witnessed at Fortress Fratton last weekend, which it will be but with them also happy to score the goals as well as concede more than their fair share this season we could see some goals this weekend too? And I will not be betting against them - no doubt it will be a damp squib now and end up at 0-0!

Many - myself included - were sceptical about Bouba Diop signing, but he has taken to life with Pompey remarkably well, with his performances so far more than justifying Harry Redknapp's eagerness to sign the big Senegalese star. He is looking like the player that was so highly rated a few years back that Arsenal were reported to be interested in him and a shadow of the poor player we witnessed against us for Fulham last season.

I think I will have a cheeky bet on him to open his Pompey account this weekend fellas, but will also have a few quid on us to win away from home again!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 4 2007

Time: 7:00AM

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No doubt they'll try & wind him up. If we want to push on we need to stuff this lot but it won't be easy.
storagematt
agreed mate - fulham should know him better than anyone so will know what buttons to press to get him going... also agree that it wont be easy but i reckon we turned the corner with the win at blackburn and will build on this with another away win, at a ground that we need to be winning at if we are serious with our ambitions...
pompeyrug
he looks a diferent playor though now, doesnt he? i dont know if fulham really know him at all. AND, they have a new manager, who wont know him anyway.
pompeycarpet
Papa Dobie Do.. will be fine against the Cottagers, I too wouldn't mind a few bob on him opening his Pompey account on Sunday. As for them winding him up I can't see Sanchez being that bothered, he did after all let him go and it's not like he's really faced him as an opponent before is it ..... Don't think he's played against Wycombe Wanderers or Northern Ireland ;)
Chix
get the money on it mate - a may only put a couple of quid but the return would be pretty good i would think...
pompeyrug
I hope he puts in another big performance, i reckon he is a decent player who will do a decent job when selected for the team. He really looks like he wants to play for us, and i like his mentality, pity we did not get him 3 years ago.
Owenspompey
if we had signed him 3 yrs ago i dont think he would be here now but we would have sold him for a hell of a lot more than fulham did - 'arry would have got the absolute best out of him for the whole time he had him... but he is doing a job now isnt he - raming my thoughts on him down my throat 'wasnt pleased that he signed' would have been putting it mildly...
pompeyrug
I too like him and cannot think of a player we have had like him in the past - a midfield player who is a threat at dead ball situations. Go Pap.
eastneydave
He would only have left if we had forced him out or had an offer we could not refuse. Dont forget he was coveted by Arsenal when Viera left as the natural replacement.
Owenspompey
he'll get a good response from us - he's a top guy!
Putney
 

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