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Diarra is the dogs...

Diarra is the dogs... get the point!

Yep I know it is only one game and with all due respect it was against Derby, but Lassana Diarra looked a classy footballer for us yesterday on his debut, and he has already told the Pompey Site that there is much more to come: 'I enjoyed the game but I can do better. I hadn't played a game for a month and I only trained with my new teammates for the first time on Friday.

'I need time to get my rhythm. It will also be better for my mind to think I can play every week. That's a good feeling.

'It was good to hear the fans sign my name too'.

He is a fantastic signing, I do not think too many can disagree with that and on the evidence of that one showing he really will be all that and more, again I am not trying to get carried away but I think he is going to be a 'special' footballer for us.

My cousin text me after the game, and I think he summed things up perfectly 'Diarra looked the nuts'.


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Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Time: 2:00PM


great player! lets hope he can keep his concentration up, and he doesnt bugger off in the summer...
20/01/2008 14:10:00
young talented and ours we are building a great squad our team is full of total footballers its great to see centre backs taking on strikers and midfielders and our strikers tackling yesterday epitomised harrys dream
20/01/2008 14:13:00
He certainly is a top player, he didn't look out of place in the Arsenal team. But I understand that he was subbed on 81mins yesterday, expect a transfer request tomorrow! :-)
Little Dutch
20/01/2008 14:33:00
patience doesnt seem to be his strong point does it... he got a standing ovation when he came off and will only get better. the way 'arry is talking he will be a regular starter no doubt about that...
20/01/2008 15:06:00
He only wasted the ball about twice in the whole game, this is the kind of player we actually have no current right to have. We must do well enough this season (at least sixth) to, not only keep this one but attract others. Diarra is fantastic. he even made Pedro play his best game since his assault by those Man City Aunts.
20/01/2008 15:28:00
Could help revive home form.
20/01/2008 15:28:00
Sadly, it'd be a mistake to get too attached. Especially if he keeps playing well. You might want to pray from a few dodgy performances everytime a transfer wondow comes those wins coming, still 10 points in front of Spurs :)
20/01/2008 15:50:00
He showed a good touch and control, played the simple passes, supported the ball well and had an eye for a space to run into. He also brought the best out of those around him. Class act no doubt.
20/01/2008 17:06:00
we just need to keep hold of him...
20/01/2008 17:43:00
yep, and we can only do that by keeping on moving forward, if we do that we will keep him - and other - and also attract even better players to what we have... if we could just get this striker that we are in need of the world could quite litterally be our lobster!
20/01/2008 18:50:00
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