UK time is: 21:15:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

So what do we need?



Steve Cotterill's first job will be to assemble a squad that is worthy of starting pre-season training in two weeks time. Yes, two weeks!!!

At the moment we have: David James, Liam O'Brien, Rocha, Mokoena, Hreidarsson, Ben Haim, Wilson, Belhadj, Ward, Sowah Mullins, Diop, Brown, Hughes, Boateng, Ritchie Utaka, Webber, Smith, Kanu. On the assumption that we will lose Mokoena, Ben Haim, Belhadj, Diop, Boateng and Utaka - and knowing that both Hreidarsson and Webber won't be available much before Christmas - that leaves us with two keepers (assuming Jamo stays (?)), four defenders (assuming Rocha stays), three midfield players (assuming that Mullins doesn't go to Swindon or somebody else) and two strikers (one of which will give you a good 30 minutes).

So, I guess we need one (maybe two) goalkeepers; probably four or five defenders (two or three lefties and two for the right side; five or six midfield players including wide players for both sides, and three strikers.

That's possibly another 15 players. Hopefully, Steve Cotterill is spending Father's Day on the phone.

Written by Dave_S139.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

For more information about the Vital England predictions league game - click here.

For more information about the Vital England fantasy football game - click here.

Trust
The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 20 2010

Time: 3:45PM

Your Comments

Marlon Harewood, andy doorman and john spicer would be great freebees rose and walker on loan from spurs and bartley from arsenal would be good loans to
Pompeypimp
hey guys. long time no speak. basically the whole situ made me dillusional about football in general. to think people in the footballing community (pundits, other managers, the fa, the premier league and of course fans) SOME would happily wave goodbye to a part of footballing heritage. i wouldnt even wish southampt... yeh that team to go into liquidation as then we'd have no rival with whom to humiliate! so ive been waiting for some good news (and more so the CVA agreement) to come out of my football-hating hibernation! so with that hefty introduction. I think dave, that, although you list the squad there I think it is sensible to say that players bought (and wages if freebies/loans) will have to be subsidised by player sales. we will have a paper thin squad HOWEVER i actually think we have a good chance of proving the whole footballing community wrong and have a successful season in the npower champs. we need another GK (young and up and coming) a DL/WL/ML and a WR/MR. A forward hard as nails brit style and more importantly a good playmaker (a la o'hara style). can we get them... i dont see why not?! i guess we need to wait a little while longer to see what steve co has to offer!
pompey--pessimist
Hi Pessimist; long time no read and worse you seem to be an optimisti; Kingston life treating you well? I think Pompey need to get, a quality training ground to reduce injury; get rid of the embargo and need two additional at defense, two at midfield and two at strike. We will learn something about the managers personality in the next two weeks by who he chooses to release.
russellm
no harewood please
plymouth graham
hey guys. long time no speak. basically the whole situ made me dillusional about football in general. to think people in the footballing community (pundits, other managers, the fa, the premier league and of course fans) SOME would happily wave goodbye to a part of footballing heritage. i wouldnt even wish southampt... yeh that team to go into liquidation as then we'd have no rival with whom to humiliate! so ive been waiting for some good news (and more so the CVA agreement) to come out of my football-hating hibernation! so with that hefty introduction. I think dave, that, although you list the squad there I think it is sensible to say that players bought (and wages if freebies/loans) will have to be subsidised by player sales. we will have a paper thin squad HOWEVER i actually think we have a good chance of proving the whole footballing community wrong and have a successful season in the npower champs. we need another GK (young and up and coming) a DL/WL/ML and a WR/MR. A forward hard as nails brit style and more importantly a good playmaker (a la o'hara style). can we get them... i dont see why not?! i guess we need to wait a little while longer to see what steve co has to offer!
pompey--pessimist
erm... sorry dont know why thats happened!!! agreed harewood isnt the sign of change!
pompey--pessimist
We need a miracle, or a very rich generous owner!!
Owenspompey
We need a miracle, or a very rich generous owner!!
Owenspompey
Im not of fan of Marlons either, I think we can do better, I guess at the end of the day it comes down to who actually leaves, maybe a new owner is closer than we know........what am I talking about, AA would have held a press conference if there was a skerrit of anything!! lol
NZ_Portsmuff
There are too many of last seasons players that we don't know the intentions of yet. Cotterill needs to get those players that we can afford to keep to commit to us before knowing where he needs to reinforce.
wellyit
Your right Owenspompey. We need a Saffy - but with loads of dosh! I know, I know. Two weeks ago we would have been grateful just to be here. But me? I always walk on the bright side of life, and as far as I am concerned, until it is confirmed we have a new owner who hasn't any money or worse still, has money but won't spend it on us, then I am going to dream. Not necessarily of going back to the prem tho. There are many other good things we haven't had lately and might have again.
Gandor1
Best of luck next year guys - hope your ownership problems are over.
Wswilly3
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 224
2. Lemmi 149
3. PFCblue 127
4. mslorna48 91
5. eastneydave 50
6. storagematt 36
7. Emsworthianblue 28
8. paultsmouth 14
9. PompeyJake 13
10. Jimsmithswig 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Shrewsbury 5 3 2 0 7 11
5. Wycombe 5 3 1 1 4 10
6. Bury 5 3 1 1 3 10
7. Portsmouth 5 3 1 1 3 10
8. Northampton 5 2 2 1 0 8
9. Cambridge 5 2 1 2 4 7
10. Plymouth 5 2 1 2 3 7

Breaking League News

Tranmere : 30/08/2014 19:25:00
Shrewsbury : 30/08/2014 19:18:00
Southend : 30/08/2014 19:14:00
Dag & Red : 30/08/2014 19:10:00
Exeter : 30/08/2014 18:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will the Newport defeat do us good?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Yep 0%
Nope 0%
I'll tell you in a week or two... 0%