So, Andre Green became the latest loanee to depart Pompey when he returned to Aston Villa last week.
Green, like a few other loanees who have returned to their parent clubs – Ben Thompson is an obvious exception to this as he’s clearly been missed since returning to Millwall – didn’t really have the impact anyone would’ve hoped for, really.
I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at @officialpompey massive club with exciting times ahead! Thank you to all the staff,players and fans you’ve all been amazing???????? See you all soon???????? #pompey
— André Green (@AndreGreen_) January 17, 2019
Clearly Green didn’t play as much as he or Aston Villa would’ve wanted, however, an injury early on and the form others had an impact on the one the forward was able to have on the south coast.
A big thank you too Andre for your time at Pompey. I was looking forward to seeing you more at the Park but maybe another time. Good luck.
— Plums side burns (@Plumstheone) January 17, 2019
In fairness, had it not been for Green Pompey wouldn’t have won the last two FA Cup ties; we might not even be in the FA Cup? Let alone the fourth round stage.
We’ll always have Rochdale and Norwich. FA Cup King. Best of luck Andre!
— Tommi Clements (@ClemFF3) January 17, 2019
All the best Andre – you did us proud. We’ll always have Rochdale… and Norwich…
— AJ #FBPE (@AyDeeJay) January 17, 2019
Thanks for the Norwich memory ???? “Andre Green, still Green, he’s scoooorrrreeeeed! Andre Green in the 95th minute” #scenes
— Andrew Barnard (@pompey_barney) January 17, 2019
With all due respect, Green had his moments in other games – and his loss could of course leave us a short – but we didn’t see as much of him as anticipated and therefore probably not enough for too many to be anywhere near as disappointed at losing him as we were Thompson.
Cheers for your contribution Andre,just a shame we didn’t see more of you.Good luck for the rest of the season
— Mark Andrews (@m8rkymark) January 17, 2019
Thanks a lot @AndreGreen – would’ve like to have seen more of you – maybe we soon can..? You have plenty of talent, and I think ‘will make it’. Come back & help us to promotion. Meantime, thanks for your goals & impact from the bench! #baller #PUP ????????⚪️????
— Dave (@EStreet73) January 17, 2019
Best of luck to Green, who is likely to go on and have a good career, but he, as with the vast majority of loanees on temporary spells, was set for just that and so it has proven.
Best of luck Andre thank you for your contribution wish you all the very best with your career #playuppompey
— wes knight (@knight37) January 17, 2019
Kenny Jackett was likely to attempt to dip into the transfer market anyway – Green’s return to Villa Park makes it a near certainty now.
PLAY UP POMPEY