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Papa Bouba Diop Happy At Pompey

Papa Bouba Diop Happy At Pompey

Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop explains why he's delighted to be at Fratton Park after being given the cold shoulder at Fulham.

'I feel that I am playing my best football since arriving in England. I was getting a bit stale at Fulham; the team, in my opinion, wasn't really going anywhere and I needed a new challenge to revitalise my game. When Lawrie Sanchez took over at the club, he made it abundantly clear I wasn't a part of his plans, and that was all the incentive I needed to move on.

'Some might have seen Portsmouth as a side-ways step, but once I'd met with Harry, heard his plans and looked at the squad in place, I knew this was a club going places. We've proved that already. What I also like is the African influence we have here. The likes of Benjani, Sulley Muntari, Kanu, John Utaka and Djimi Traore have all helped me settle in. With Africans you always get a strong work ethic, which we have at the club. But it would be wrong to single out just those players. There is a spirit and belief running right through this club.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday November 2 2007
Time: 11:36AM

Comments

0
legend! shame that are unbeaten run with him in the team has ended.
PompeyGleamer
02/11/2007 12:43:00
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A class act.
NinjaTim
02/11/2007 12:52:00
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he has certainly proved quite a few of us wrong hasnt he - i think he has been fantastic on the whole and again looks every inch the top class player that saw him linked with arsenal a few years back.
pompeyrug
02/11/2007 12:58:00
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In fact I expect he feels like a piece of the furniture. Boom boom!
eastneydave
02/11/2007 13:32:00
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ha, remember when it was transfer deadline day, and evceryone was ridiculing harry for selling G'ON for Diop, proves us wrong, again!
PompeyGleamer
02/11/2007 13:57:00
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Yes, I'm guilty of raising an eyebrow when we signed him, but he's been a revelation!
tracyc
02/11/2007 14:03:00
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ye, i was very speculative of HRs decision but he proved every doubter wrong. shame we didnt get him all them years ago.
PompeyGleamer
02/11/2007 14:07:00
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are you performing all week dave :-)
pompeyrug
02/11/2007 14:30:00
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Dave, bad joke, stick to answering our questions, Diop is the man and has turned out to be another Harry signing who has proved to be a good one, he seems to enjoy playing with Muntari as well doesnt he.
Owenspompey
02/11/2007 16:44:00
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Sorry boys couldn't resist the pun. Back to the day job I suppose ;-)
eastneydave
02/11/2007 17:01:00
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