Portsmouth - Optimus primed for return
UK time is: 06:24:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Optimus primed for return

Music to mine - and no doubt countless other peoples ears is the news that Gary Sadler has confirmed on the Pompey Site that Linvoy Primus has not suffered an injury setback and he will now be able to continue his rehabilitation.

Having gone for a scan on his troublesome knee - but not in the same area that he had had surgery on - Sadler confirmed this gave him the all clear: 'we were concerned that Linvoy might have aggravated the initial injury or got a new problem.

'But the specialist said there was nothing new to worry about.

'Hopefully it won't be too long before he's back training. He's feeling quite good and we hope he's training next week'.

Yep he will still have this battle that we have all to often spoken about to force his way back in, even more so with England international Sol Campbell - 'England international' in the same sentance as a Pompey player has a nice ring to it! - and Sylvain Distin in such fine form - but he will rise to this challenge.

All being well he will be fit enough to make his first team return in the league cup match with Blackburn taking place on Halloween.

Speaking of Distin he has told pfcTV that he was sad to have again been overlooked for selection by France, but remains 'unfazed' by it. To be honest my thinking is he will do well to get into their national set up now at the age he is, but I would not completely write it off as he is playing as well as anyone at the moment.

Also, in other injury news Papa Bouba Diop will be fit for Wigan at the weekend, having opted for club over country to ensure this would be the case.


To join the Vital Pompey debate - in the forum or with comments on articles - simply take a few seconds to register an account.

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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 16 2007

Time: 1:41PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Top man, glad to have him back & chomping on the bit.
Report Abuse
16/10/2007 16:41:00

chomping at the bit !!!! storagematt says our beloved Linvoy is a donkey ?
Report Abuse
16/10/2007 20:29:00

sorry storagematt i was on the phone to journo rodent mate, couldn't help my self
Report Abuse
16/10/2007 20:30:00

We ha ve missed him greatley.
will it ever happen
Report Abuse
17/10/2007 08:45:00

Linvoy is a true pro, and great guy, cut him in half and he's got the words 'Pompey forever' running through him like a giant stick of rock. It'll be great to see him back in a Pompey shirt.. although displacing Solid or Sylv is gonna be a tough job - Let's look to the the Blackburn game and see what happens....
Report Abuse
17/10/2007 09:52:00

i really hope that he plays in the blackburn game as this is hopefully going to be another game that i go to - im going to be in pompey at the time, so altho its 25 quid i cannot really afford, when in rome...
Report Abuse
17/10/2007 10:50:00

i love optimus to bits, he is one of my favourites of all time and a true inspiration to anyone but tbh altho we have clearly missed him i dont think we have missed him anywhere near as much as we would had this happened last season, sol and distin have been fantastic. the thought of having optimus back aswell is brilliant tho!
Report Abuse
17/10/2007 10:52:00

apart from cup competitions i dont see him getting too many starts this season
Report Abuse
17/10/2007 22:47:00

i agree, optimus is running low on fuel.
Report Abuse
26/10/2007 22:12:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Match Day Officials v Wycombe (Thursday November 26 2015)

Pompey assessment - Pompey 6-0 York (Thursday November 26 2015)

On this day in history...26th November (Thursday November 26 2015)

Match highlights - Pompey 6-0 York (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Richardson on Pompey spanking York! (Wednesday November 25 2015)

On this day in history...25th November (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Portsmouth v York (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Portsmouth v York - Team Sheets (Tuesday November 24 2015)

YORK PREVIEW (Tuesday November 24 2015)

McNulty good to go! (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Plymouth 19 12 3 4 14 39
2. Oxford 19 10 7 2 14 37
3. Northampton 19 11 4 4 8 37
4. Portsmouth 19 8 9 2 15 33
5. Accrington 18 9 5 4 8 32
6. Leyton Orient 19 8 6 5 5 30
7. Carlisle 19 8 6 5 0 30

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth
Wycombe : 27/11/2015 01:27:00
Cox Joins Stevenage
Plymouth : 26/11/2015 19:54:01
U's bring in Scottish International
Oxford : 26/11/2015 18:23:01
Spurs' Maghoma In On Loan & Thomas Extension
Yeovil : 26/11/2015 18:06:01
Worcester Loan For Nelson-Addy
Hartlepool : 26/11/2015 17:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

York MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Murphy 4%
Davies 6%
Webster 6%
Burgess 0%
Stevens 13%
Evans 0%
Doyle 0%
Hollands 0%
Bennett 26%
McNulty 33%
Lavery 0%
Sub - Chaplin 0%
Sub - Boco 6%
Sub - Tollitt 6%