Former Southampton striker David Connolly signs for Portsmouth

David Connolly

David Connolly

First published in Saints News

Former Saints striker David Connolly has signed a one-month deal with Pompey.

The 35-year-old had been without a club since being released from St Mary’s at the end of last season.

However, League One strugglers Pompey have completed a move for him, subject to Football League approval.

“This is an historic club with a great tradition,” said Connolly. “I’m very honoured to become a Portsmouth player.

“I had a couple of offers in August from clubs in the top half of the Championship, but nothing happened for a variety of reasons.

“But I’m delighted to be here now – I consider this a great club and I’m proud to have it on my CV.”

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12:31pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Portswood says...

David Connolly is an excellent striker - no less than Adam Lallana said so - and he played an important part in back-to-back promotions for Saints. I'm happy to see him able to continue his football career.
David Connolly is an excellent striker - no less than Adam Lallana said so - and he played an important part in back-to-back promotions for Saints. I'm happy to see him able to continue his football career. Portswood
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12:31pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Just another reader says...

Was great for us, now he's a dirty skate!
Was great for us, now he's a dirty skate! Just another reader
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12:47pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Portswood Pete says...

Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.
Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc. Portswood Pete
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12:50pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Dorssaints says...

I hope Saints fans are not negative about this move.
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Connolly was a good player on his day for Saints, but has had injury problems.
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Even at his age I thought that he would probably get a club in the Championship, and he should find the standard in League 1 fairly easy
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I wish him well.
I hope Saints fans are not negative about this move. . Connolly was a good player on his day for Saints, but has had injury problems. . Even at his age I thought that he would probably get a club in the Championship, and he should find the standard in League 1 fairly easy . I wish him well. Dorssaints
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12:52pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

Back from the dead....and now walking amongst them!

Best of luck DC...class act when fit.
Back from the dead....and now walking amongst them! Best of luck DC...class act when fit. Baddesley Bill
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1:07pm Mon 31 Dec 12

arthur boutfaith says...

Splitter
Splitter arthur boutfaith
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1:10pm Mon 31 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ryan Dickson should also join him, he isn't doing anything at the moment, good luck DC hope it works out for you, certainly did your stuff for us while you were here and we are grateful. Hope the skates don't give him a bad time because of his past he doesn't deserve that.
Ryan Dickson should also join him, he isn't doing anything at the moment, good luck DC hope it works out for you, certainly did your stuff for us while you were here and we are grateful. Hope the skates don't give him a bad time because of his past he doesn't deserve that. OSPREYSAINT
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1:12pm Mon 31 Dec 12

SO50 Saint says...

Couldn't care less about him now any of the other 90 clubs I would wish him well but as it is them I really hope he is on a decent wage and does nothing
Couldn't care less about him now any of the other 90 clubs I would wish him well but as it is them I really hope he is on a decent wage and does nothing SO50 Saint
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1:15pm Mon 31 Dec 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

good luck DC your gonna need it!
good luck DC your gonna need it! worried of n e hampshire
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1:18pm Mon 31 Dec 12

saintkenny says...

good player but has to many injury problems .be ok for that level and league 2 .looking at the table at the moment if they do get out of admin .even he wont be able to save them .keep him fit will help them in league 2 though
good player but has to many injury problems .be ok for that level and league 2 .looking at the table at the moment if they do get out of admin .even he wont be able to save them .keep him fit will help them in league 2 though saintkenny
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1:26pm Mon 31 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

Lets wish the lad good luck!!!!!
Lets wish the lad good luck!!!!! saintlysoul
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1:27pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

O.K. Agent Connolly, now you have infiltrated the enemy remember pleny of hand balls in the box and a few O.G's should help us be rid of them forever.
p.s. well done on getting such a long contract, in fact one of the longest this season.
Over and soon to be out.
O.K. Agent Connolly, now you have infiltrated the enemy remember pleny of hand balls in the box and a few O.G's should help us be rid of them forever. p.s. well done on getting such a long contract, in fact one of the longest this season. Over and soon to be out. Folkestone Saint
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1:32pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Portswood Pete wrote:
Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.
You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.
[quote][p][bold]Portswood Pete[/bold] wrote: Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.[/p][/quote]You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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1:35pm Mon 31 Dec 12

sijlaw says...

Good player if fit! Good Luck to him
Good player if fit! Good Luck to him sijlaw
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1:39pm Mon 31 Dec 12

AndyAndrews says...

He didn't do much for Saints, being injured most of the time, so now he's older hopefully he'll do even less for the Skates, now in the relegation zone even before they get docked 10 points...
He didn't do much for Saints, being injured most of the time, so now he's older hopefully he'll do even less for the Skates, now in the relegation zone even before they get docked 10 points... AndyAndrews
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1:44pm Mon 31 Dec 12

SFCSaint says...

skate ****! undone everything he did for us with his comments theyre a **** **** club and always will be!
skate ****! undone everything he did for us with his comments theyre a **** **** club and always will be! SFCSaint
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2:09pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Portswood Pete says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Portswood Pete wrote:
Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.
You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.
Keep up? They're booing the team at half and full time, not before anyone's kicked a ball, unlike some halfwits we have, or have you forgotten about booing Crouch, Fuller and others before they actually played for us? Our lot boo Guly before he comes on and he's not even an ex-skate!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Portswood Pete[/bold] wrote: Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.[/p][/quote]You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.[/p][/quote]Keep up? They're booing the team at half and full time, not before anyone's kicked a ball, unlike some halfwits we have, or have you forgotten about booing Crouch, Fuller and others before they actually played for us? Our lot boo Guly before he comes on and he's not even an ex-skate! Portswood Pete
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2:49pm Mon 31 Dec 12

kent141 says...

Good luck to him , some fools on here are pathetic ,
Good luck to him , some fools on here are pathetic , kent141
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3:16pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Rising_Son says...

Connolly played his part in getting us promoted. It's a great pity that he's so desperate now.
Connolly played his part in getting us promoted. It's a great pity that he's so desperate now. Rising_Son
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3:18pm Mon 31 Dec 12

aldermoorboy says...

brave man
brave man aldermoorboy
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3:23pm Mon 31 Dec 12

sarfhamton says...

Such a shame for a great player to have to resort to this. My deepest sympathy to DC on the passing of his self respect.
Such a shame for a great player to have to resort to this. My deepest sympathy to DC on the passing of his self respect. sarfhamton
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3:43pm Mon 31 Dec 12

SO50 Saint says...

kent141 says...
2:49pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Good luck to him , some fools on here are pathetic ,”

Of course you are gonna wish him luck. Spose he's had a far better career than you have had Darren Kenton
kent141 says... 2:49pm Mon 31 Dec 12 Good luck to him , some fools on here are pathetic ,” Of course you are gonna wish him luck. Spose he's had a far better career than you have had Darren Kenton SO50 Saint
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5:06pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Clever Dick says...

Can't blame anyone for taking another paycheck. Hope his agent has asked for payment one month in advance cos the 15th is looming large. So that's 4 weeks pay due. Wonder what he's gonna spend the 4 hundred quid on?
Can't blame anyone for taking another paycheck. Hope his agent has asked for payment one month in advance cos the 15th is looming large. So that's 4 weeks pay due. Wonder what he's gonna spend the 4 hundred quid on? Clever Dick
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7:53pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Linesman says...

Portswood Pete wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Portswood Pete wrote:
Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.
You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.
Keep up? They're booing the team at half and full time, not before anyone's kicked a ball, unlike some halfwits we have, or have you forgotten about booing Crouch, Fuller and others before they actually played for us? Our lot boo Guly before he comes on and he's not even an ex-skate!
Add to that the fact that when the team most needed support, most of the fans left the stadium when they were beating us 4 - 1.

At least their fans did not leave at half-time, and were there to cheer them off at the final whistle, even though they lost.
[quote][p][bold]Portswood Pete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Portswood Pete[/bold] wrote: Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.[/p][/quote]You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.[/p][/quote]Keep up? They're booing the team at half and full time, not before anyone's kicked a ball, unlike some halfwits we have, or have you forgotten about booing Crouch, Fuller and others before they actually played for us? Our lot boo Guly before he comes on and he's not even an ex-skate![/p][/quote]Add to that the fact that when the team most needed support, most of the fans left the stadium when they were beating us 4 - 1. At least their fans did not leave at half-time, and were there to cheer them off at the final whistle, even though they lost. Linesman
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8:55pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Linesman wrote:
Portswood Pete wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Portswood Pete wrote:
Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.
You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.
Keep up? They're booing the team at half and full time, not before anyone's kicked a ball, unlike some halfwits we have, or have you forgotten about booing Crouch, Fuller and others before they actually played for us? Our lot boo Guly before he comes on and he's not even an ex-skate!
Add to that the fact that when the team most needed support, most of the fans left the stadium when they were beating us 4 - 1.

At least their fans did not leave at half-time, and were there to cheer them off at the final whistle, even though they lost.
Go & support the Skunts then if you think they're that lovely.

Booed off at half-time by the few remaining fans - yeah, great support.

We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, not 12,000.

A club's support shows itself at its best when times are rough. We stepped up to the plate, whereas The Blue Few are exactly that, & disloyal.

COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Portswood Pete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Portswood Pete[/bold] wrote: Good luck DC, you're going to need it down there. Top quality for us when he was 100% fit, unfortunately he was never fit enough for long enough. Doubt he'll get booed down there before he's kicked a ball unlike ex-skates do here like Crouch and Fuller etc.[/p][/quote]You what? They're booing the whole team down there! Keep up.[/p][/quote]Keep up? They're booing the team at half and full time, not before anyone's kicked a ball, unlike some halfwits we have, or have you forgotten about booing Crouch, Fuller and others before they actually played for us? Our lot boo Guly before he comes on and he's not even an ex-skate![/p][/quote]Add to that the fact that when the team most needed support, most of the fans left the stadium when they were beating us 4 - 1. At least their fans did not leave at half-time, and were there to cheer them off at the final whistle, even though they lost.[/p][/quote]Go & support the Skunts then if you think they're that lovely. Booed off at half-time by the few remaining fans - yeah, great support. We averaged more than 20,000 in League 1, not 12,000. A club's support shows itself at its best when times are rough. We stepped up to the plate, whereas The Blue Few are exactly that, & disloyal. COYR! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
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9:09am Tue 1 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

whatever.

this is a sideshow story and not really worthy of our passion.

I wish the lad well in what he does, however I am more interested in the Premier League than the clown car sideshow down the road.

Take the game to them today Saints!
whatever. this is a sideshow story and not really worthy of our passion. I wish the lad well in what he does, however I am more interested in the Premier League than the clown car sideshow down the road. Take the game to them today Saints! Stroppy_gramps
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9:19am Tue 1 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint says...

It must be undignified for anyone to become so desperate to the point where they sign a monthly deal with a club heading for League 2 and/or liquidation. He's 35 and at the end of his career so I guess he's at the right club.
It must be undignified for anyone to become so desperate to the point where they sign a monthly deal with a club heading for League 2 and/or liquidation. He's 35 and at the end of his career so I guess he's at the right club. Littleton-Saint
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