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Lua Lua goes Greek

Lua Lua goes Greek
It appears he has signed a three year deal, for a fee purported to be in the region of 2m.

Does this mean that a new striker is heading our way?

I think there will be many times this season when we will miss the mercurial talents of the little DR Congo man.

Written by pentonpompey.

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Date:Sunday August 12 2007
Time: 12:44PM


well nothing official from pompey yet, but the official olympiakos website had him down as a signing last night! ive been up and down on where i stood with lua for sometime now but im disappointed tbh that he has gone, particularly for such a low amount 2m-3.5m depending on what you read... yep, its a clean break for him which is probably something he needs and yep it is champions lge football but i still think it is a waste of talent playing in greece. good luck to him tho. as penton says we will miss him im sure but if anelka or yak came in in his place i would be pretty happy tbh!
12/08/2007 12:52:00
he would fit into the champions league well, and he would engoy running amok in some games in greece - but really, this is a major step back.
12/08/2007 13:13:00
yep, agree mate he will look a fantastic player - not that im saying he isnt - in greece, but this could be alittle deceptive as how strong is greek football really? my mate tells me he really wanted to go to spain - which would have been a better judge of his quality - but no one wanted him. good luck to him tho...
12/08/2007 13:18:00
I'm so on the fence with him, not really sure what to think about all this. Sure he has talent in abundance, and as he showed Pre-Season, sometimes he can be unplayable. Other times his petulance, arrogance, and mood swings leavealot to be desired, can't have been good for the dressing room. No doubt though in certain games this season we will miss his unpredictability and and ability to unlock defences when all our other channels are spent. Good luck to him, and thanks for the Saints game-treasured memories :-)
12/08/2007 13:59:00
I'm gutted. I thought this season we would see him back to his best
12/08/2007 15:14:00
Rug, my mate on media street tells me LL did not want to go at all and found out last week HR was hawking him around to anybody and everybody trying to get a striker in exchange. Something untoward happened for sure you do not make a decision like that 12 hours before season start. Also is it not really odd that he has taken what you rightly call a step backwards. the [problem is we are no where near replacing him, Utaka is good but not the same thing. i thought pentonpompey was talking about Anelka for a minute. I also see some media people are also saying we are begining to panic about our strike force
12/08/2007 15:18:00
agreed we dont "look" like signing anyone at the moment, however the signings of Nugent and Utaka were both sprung on us, without any clear indications. I think that if we were to let him go, we would have someone else close to signing, but who, and how soon is another matter???
12/08/2007 15:37:00
well in that case russ, if he did not want to go then i feel that 'arry has slipped up here as lua was looking like he wanted to be here again wasnt he...
12/08/2007 15:52:00
on the face of it people might think nugent, benji, utaka and kanu is enough, but it isnt is it - utaka is going to be used {and most affectivly} out wide, kanu will not be able to start too many games let alone finish them so we cannot rely purely on benji and nugent who will need rests and as much as i hope not will probably pick up little niggles here and there wont they. lua offered another option, aswell as a different one so i just hope 'arry has something lined up in the next, what 19 days or so!
12/08/2007 15:54:00
Got to be one out, one in me thinks but who? Never forget Luas performance on 23 April 2005 though wil we?
12/08/2007 16:01:00
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