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Baros completes Pompey move

Milan Baros has completed his loan move to Pompey and will stay with us for the rest of the season, with us having an option to by the Lyon striker in the summer.

Harry Redknapp has tried to sign him in the past and has finally achieved what he had wanted. As he has told the Pompey Site he is happy with his signing: 'it's a terrific opportunity to have a look at him.

'It's a loan deal until the end of the season and then we'll see how it goes from there.

'He's a good player who's played at Liverpool and Aston Villa - and he's been the golden boot winner at a European Championships.

'He's got pace and he makes good runs'.

He passed his medical today and will train with us for the first time tomorrow, so he should be in contention to make his debut against United on Wednesday.

To be honest I have nothing else to add here as I think that I have said more than enough on this issue over the past few days, but I will say again though that I think this is a fine signing, and with it being a loan we have almost nothing to lose.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 27 2008

Time: 5:40PM

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What I love about this ite, breaking news! You dont have to lok anywhere else on the net for Pompey info, it's all here! Looking forward to Baros playing, think he'll be good for us.
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27/01/2008 17:43:00

pompey4me, i agee, ..-i know i am a Muso but im not turning that into a song- Baros will be good for us I am sure HR will drag out the quality he showed wth CR during Eoro 2004
plymouth graham
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27/01/2008 17:51:00

Don't want him to be too good though or else the dreaded 'big teams' will come after him. I suppose there's pluses and minuses all over the deal.
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27/01/2008 17:54:00

One more in the pipeline as well - apparently.
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27/01/2008 17:58:00

you are officially the next team to have the displeasure of watching this major disappointment of a player.
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27/01/2008 17:58:00

Thats officially sour grapes that is! Looking forward to this signing, could do well for us, 'arry often gets the best out of players that other managers dont.
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27/01/2008 17:59:00

Spot on p4m. It's win win all around, if he's ***** he goes back without us wasting another 5m+ and if he does well he puts himself in the window for a bigger move.
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27/01/2008 18:09:00

I'm quite looking forward to seeing him, his skill is undoubted, but is his heart here?
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27/01/2008 18:21:00

Well it's an improvement on the 'won't run' Kanu & 'can't run fast' Nugent.
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27/01/2008 18:24:00

certainly an improvement on what we have in my opinion... if it goes belly up he goes back with his tail between his legs and confirms what 'some' think about him - if he does well and falls in love with pompey like so many others do with an arrangement in place we get him.
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27/01/2008 18:32:00

villans ARE THE MOST DETESTED FANS IN THE LEAGUE, however i have said before and im sticking to my guns, whilst i hope Baros proves me wrong be it be liverpool villa or lyon, he has consistently failed where ever he has been and it smacks of desperation that we signed him. i can only assume it is as a supply line for Benji instead of Kanot. When harry starts talking it up you know he settled for something he didnt want. As i said i hope he proves me wrong but it will be a pleasent surpise for me if he does.
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27/01/2008 18:45:00

Russell I beg to differ, I think Spurs fans are the most detested.

Although I'm happy he's joined and I think he's an improvement on what we've got, I think our actual problem is creating the chances in the first place. But who knows? He might open up the channels for others to get in and score.
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27/01/2008 19:06:00

could be the end of the road for Nugent, his little mini-run has finished I fear
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27/01/2008 19:14:00

Straight in against Man U? I'm happy with this signing, especially as it's a loan deal at the mo. If there is another on the way stw, I'm not sure who it could be. We'll find out either way this week
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27/01/2008 19:31:00

I love that its a loan signing, it gives us an opportunity to go for another player and we can test him out. He is an improvement, but nothing spectacular, I hope he works hard and does well and I hope Kanu stays injured, so Nuge can be the 3rd striker and Kanu doesnt sign a new contract, He's dead weight.
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27/01/2008 19:36:00

yep! im with most of ya! great loan deal, really good player to get in at this point & gives us an extra option...he is a target man, we deffinatley dont have one of thoughs at the mo!!!....&, if he sux..we send him home!!:)
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27/01/2008 19:45:00

You are all disagreeing on Baros. Lets give him a couple of games and make our minds up. We all wanted a top striker and they are not easy to come by. Here we have a 26 year old who won the golden boot at the last European Championships and you are still not happy?
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27/01/2008 19:47:00

ok, lets see what hes got. i wont say im overly cnfident about his passion for the game, but ill give him time.
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27/01/2008 20:34:00

okay well decent signing for u i suppose! cuz he's s.hit! seriously lads he's wan.k!
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27/01/2008 20:47:00

Petrov was a good signing for you wasnt he, i wish we hadnt bought Sulley and gone for Petrov instead or did you just sign the wrong Petrov you sad Villa prat
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27/01/2008 21:14:00

I look forward to seeing what he can do against United and Chelsea, not a tough introduction back to the Premier League then!!
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27/01/2008 21:21:00

He didn't like Villa. He was there under a bad period where very few performed well. In his prime the 'pool fans loved him and he pretty much got them to the European Cup Final a few years back. Add that to his golden boot and I think we've just signed a boy that with the right service can send us to the top. If Harry treats him like one of his 'boys' we'll be laughing all the way to Europe.
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27/01/2008 22:41:00

Every one forgets the main reason why this will be a good signong for Pompey. The managers Baros had at the other clubs-ne of which we have personal experiance- did not have that HR x-factor. Baros will respond to Harry's style of management. He will also get a quality amount of supply and will score a Hatrick against Villa-please take a note of this prediction
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28/01/2008 09:11:00

Not sure about the quality supply mate. We've been abysmal on that part this year. Our biggest downfall.
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28/01/2008 09:36:00

i agree with graham tbh - i think the delivery at times has been exceptional, we have just lacked that killer instinct on the end of it... if baros can deliver this only time will tell. despite his goals benji isnt a natural predator infront of goal, baros is a more out and out striker tho isnt he... so we'll see what happens.
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28/01/2008 10:20:00

I agree with Whizz, sorry Rug, we need a playmaker. Instead of Benji making his own goals, think what he would score with help.
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28/01/2008 12:25:00

where is this play marker going to fit into the side? cant mendes, kranjcar and diarra all do this job... granted if we could get someone truely creative to play on the right i would be delighted...
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28/01/2008 12:30:00

Rug, take the place of Utaka.
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28/01/2008 12:34:00

as said a right winger - taking utaka's place - i could happily deal with...
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28/01/2008 12:36:00

It's the right of midfield. Without a creative midfielder on the right, we rely too heavily on Kranjcar sometimes and when he doesn't deliver the fans start to get on his back. I've said all along Utaka should be played through the centre; ball at his feet, running and spreading the opposition defence.
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28/01/2008 17:48:00

Baros will prove Villa fans wrong.. Harry will love him and with the Euros coming up Baro will want to be sharpe... Give him a couple of ganes to settle and we won't want to see him go .... So Harry (who has first refusal will sign him...
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28/01/2008 18:43:00

Best loan signing of the transfer window by far. Try before you buy is brilliant - I really liked him at Liverpool and now Nugent has got injured he's really important for us - otherwise we'd be hearing the bare bones story up front.
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28/01/2008 19:25:00

He spoke to Patrick Berger first, (BBC Sport Interview), and was advised to come to us, thanks Patrick we owe you one, lets hope he scores at Old Trafford again, as he scored there for Villa just before he went abroad.
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28/01/2008 20:02:00

great signing considering noone is available for loan, good signing anyway
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28/01/2008 23:11:00

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28/01/2008 23:12:00

absolutely fantastic signing - loan wise. fully agree StuartM he will be the best loan signing throughout europe in this transfer window, let alone the premier league... i reckon we have picked up the best money signing - in diarra, and loan signing - in baros of this months transfer window...
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28/01/2008 23:51:00

Good ol' Harry gettin' the loans in as per...will never know how he gets these big names to come to Fratton!
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29/01/2008 15:12:00


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