Vital Football

Harry confirms Pedro's return

Harry confirms Pedro's return

As Sean Davis is suspended this week someone needs to step in to fill the void, we all expected this man to be Pedro Mendes and Harry Redknapp has confirmed this in The News.

Mendes has not started for Pompey since the opening game of the season, but he will return to the starting line-up this weekend as Redknapp revealed: 'Pedro will come back in against West Ham - definitely.

'He's a good pro and a good player.

'The team's been winning lately and it hasn't been easy for him.

'But it's difficult to move it around when things are going well'.

Many of us want to see him, along with Matty Taylor back in the team, but with us doing so well if things do not really need changing it is fair enough that they are not, as the saying goes 'if it aint broke, don't fix it!'

Mendes has looked very hungry in the last two games that he has come on in so he will be determined to take this chance now that it has come up, if he does - as I am sure he will - Davis will then have to fight to get back in.

I was glad to hear Redknapp talk about not only Taylor, but also Richard Hughes too, as both have not played much this season, but are both still very much in his thoughts.

Redknapp was quick to point out how it has not been easy for them, but they will get a chance when injuries and/or suspensions crop up, stressing that it is 'a team thing', so much like the Mendes scenario neither can get in at the moment, but when the chance comes it will be down to them to take it - as I am sure they will as well.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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!

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday October 25 2007
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
Finally.
Lysimachus
25/10/2007 09:49:00
0
Oh great this competition for places. Show 'em what you can do Pedro. To be fair SD has had a greta season & has more than played his part in the shut outs.
storagematt
25/10/2007 09:53:00
0
It's odd thinking that Pedro Mendes has to now take his chance and secure a place in the starting XI when for so long he was an automatic choice - It's also odd thinking that when we lose a regular we don't panic about their replacement - Pedro (as we all know) is a quality player and will cover (or keep out Sean Davis) more than adequately - What chance of a Mendes thunderbolt on Saturday... might be worth a punt
Chix
25/10/2007 10:42:00
0
not only will i now be putting money on a 3-1 pompey win, but also a mendes special - well maybe not special, but mendes goal but he doesnt score anything but specials does he...
pompeyrug
25/10/2007 11:47:00
0
And rug Pedro likes to score against certain teams Man City and West Ham are two of them. Great player always has time on the ball.
eastneydave
25/10/2007 12:18:00
0
yep, there is that too isnt there dave - even more reason to place a cheeky bet... i think that mendes is a great footballer, such a classy player, the kind of player that would always be in my starting 11 tbh.
pompeyrug
25/10/2007 13:44:00
0
Yep, dont think i've ever known a quality squad at pompey. Lose arguably the most in-form player of the moment, but be able to replace him with quality like Pedro......the stuff of dreams!
pompey4me
25/10/2007 14:46:00
0
Great to have Pedro back,he has ben one of the real stars over the last couple of seasons. I see the Hughsey is considering his future at the club, and i dont really blame him, he is a great squad player but would probably get a start in a Championship team and you can see his point, however i hope that he is persuaded to stay.
Owenspompey
25/10/2007 17:00:00
0
Owens I think Hughsey would get a start in a lot of Premier teams too. Model pro never complains but as he says at his age he needs to be playing regularly and wants to move permanently.
eastneydave
25/10/2007 17:24:00
0
i can see matty, hughes and traore goin. i cant see pedro going because by january he will be a regualer again, if he taks this opputinity and i think that nugent understands the situation and has the time to wait. plus hes on 40,000 a week or somethin ridiculus like that so i very much doubt that he is unhappy at the club.
PompeyGleamer
25/10/2007 18:20:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Match Day Officials v Crawley (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Crawley Town this Saturday.

Pompey Predictions League - update no.26

The Pompey Predictions League is part of this site now isn't it - would it be the same without it? This continued with a win over Leyton Orient with a trip to Crawley next.

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

Vital Preview - League 2, 21st January 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crawley v Pompey?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win50%
Draw0%
Crawley win50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug51
2.uspompeyfan45
3.PompeyFrippy39
4.storagematt28
5.Copnor4320
6.FrattonBlue18
7.PompeyFromtheUSA7
8.pompeyweller7
9.steaming7
10.eastneydave6
The Vital Football Members League