Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

A Vital Portsmouth Take On David Nugent

A Vital Portsmouth Take On David Nugent

With massive thanks to PompeyRug from Vital Pompey, no real surprises in the departure it seems.

-----

1 - How disappointed are Pompey fans to see David Nugent move on?

Of course I can only really speak for myself, although the impression I get is that the overall view is that the majority are not that disappointed really...

He has always had a stuttering Pompey career and a departure seemed inevitable from an early stage, the fact that it finally came at the end of his contract was the only real surprise for me that it took that long in all honesty - that said his excessive wages for a player of his ability probably had a lot to do with the length it took him to leave I suspect.

Do not get me wrong he will work hard for you - he did us last season, well the first half a season anyway - but you 'might' soon become pretty frustrated with him, depending on how much of a look-in he gets?

2 - What type of striker can we expect and are you going to miss his presence on the pitch?

As said he works hard, but for a lot of Pompey fans his goals to chances ratio has always let him down.

14-goals from a wide role was not a bad return last season, played as a striker he could get that and more although even as a wide player he could, and should, have scored at least double! He lacks composure in front of goal really and can often have a poor first touch, this leads to him expanding needless energy making up for his own error.

3 - Looking at the stats he hasn't lived up to his early potential, his England capping etc...how do you think he is going to fare with us, or is their now far more to his game than simply finishing?

Like I say he will work hard for you, even more so if the going is good with your club.

He can score some belters but some of his finishing is poor, very poor. He is a decent footballer but one that I suspect has believed too much in some of that early career hype surrounding him and forgotten that he has not lived up to it.

4 - Will Pompey fans feel let down by him moving, do you wish him the best for the future or will you just be disappointed that after such an outlay he's leaving on a free?

It was always going to happen, I never thought (seriously) for one minute that he would stay with us beyond the end of his contract. I have no malice towards him, I would wish him (and his old man who is great company to keep in the pub before a game) well enough and bet he will score against us, and Ipswich, this season!

What I will say is that I have little doubt that his head was turned by the money on offer as I also have little doubt that Leicester were able to offer him more money than anyone else and it 'seems' this has motivated him?

A feeling of déjà vu is something he will come across I reckon with you I suspect in the next 12-15-months, as Sven WILL look to keep bringing in more players and assuming you get into the premier league they will be bigger, better and more well paid and this will see Nugent pushed down the pecking order. He will still be picking up good money though so staying until the end of his contract, probably going out on loan at some point, is a scenario I can see playing out for him again...

-----

With thanks to PompeyRug, and best of luck next season!

Vital Leicester on: facebook

Vital Leicester on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SvensAmbition
Date:Monday July 11 2011
Time: 12:06PM

Comments

0
Nugent can be summed up in fewer words.. Over rated...over paid...under performed. Not the quality you need if you have ambitions for top table. Never got a look-in until we had to sell all our better players. No great loss.
pompeypaulo
11/07/2011 15:47:00
0
I've never seen a player miss so many one on ones in my life!
moley2
11/07/2011 20:44:00
0
Certainly doesn't sound like there's much love lost from Pompey. Surprises me as he really did sort of burst onto the scene a number of years back but never seen to have found his feet properly since. That said Moley2 surely you've watched Heskey for England!
SvensAmbition
12/07/2011 15:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

No Injury Boost Ahead Of Arsenal

Manager Craig Shakespeare has been holding his pre Arsenal press conference today and it's not good news when it comes to the state of play with injuries.

Officials - Arsenal v Leicester (26/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Arsenal and Leicester City this Wednesday.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Ulloa Gives Leicester A Second Chance?

Over the weekend striker Leonardo Ulloa was quoted in the media as saying that he'd see how the remaining matches this season went before making a decision...

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal v Leicester City
Suggested By:
Leicester win0%
Arsenal win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 32 24 3 5 75 38
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 31 11 7 13 40 -3
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 26 2017 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Manchester United (H)
Community Shield
Write for Vital Football