UK time is: 11:04:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Kanu talk nothing but rubbish

Harry Redknapp has told The News that the talk 'linking' Kanu with a move to Australia as a 'load of cobblers': 'I think talk of Australia is just a lot of cobblers, though.

'I think he wants to stay here. The lad seems to be happy and I don't want him to go anywhere, he's been terrific for me.

'He's out of contract at the end of the year. But I want him to stay here - and I think he wants to stay.'

With Kanu only needing to play a couple more games to earn his new contract, unless we can somehow 'break' this deal then I do not think there is much Redknapp has to worry about to be honest...

Despite saying that he is not wanting Kanu to leave Redknapp did admit that he would not stand in his way if he did want to go: 'I wouldn't stand in Kanu's way, not if he wants to go. It's like everything, if he wanted to leave us you can't force him not to.

'You can't work like that.

'If he wanted to go I could not stop him, I could not keep him here. I've never done that. You don't want unhappy players.

As said, with the his extension about to kick in any minute now it would appear that the only way this deal could now be broken is if Kanu himself decides not to honour this agreement... and after all the fuss he kicked up to get a 2 year contract in the first place, after agreeing the compromise he virtually has this now anyway, so I cannot see him now turning this down - can you?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 14 2008

Time: 11:29AM

Your Comments

Shouldn't that have been "load of cobbers?"
paultsmouth
I'm in two minds about Kanu, he's not long for the EPL that's for sure but as it stands we need him given our average height is down a couple of inches following the introduction of LD, JD and MB - but if plans go ahead for a 7 man bench then it makes sense to keep him for when we play the likes of Bolton. In saying that not sure I can endure another season of those damn caps and knee hugging jeans.
ChrisW
When I read the headline I thought Kanu was off to Northampton!! Too good to play for a club that does not exist.
eastneydave
nice on Dave, took me a few seconds...
ChrisW
Rug in your write up, you state "HR" does not want to keep unhappy players. I am not sure he wants to keep "happy players", ask Benji.
007
its not 'all' down to 'arry tho as to who comes and goes is it - so altho maybe 'arry could have said 'i ant benji to stay' i dont think it is fair to lay the blame entirely at him feet... we all know that 'arry has always wanted defoe, when the chance came for him to get him he was bound to agree to a sacrifice, even if that sacrifice meant losing benji - i think this is something that we just have to accept now and move on from...
pompeyrug
God bless Defoe, he is quality and will score the goals we need, Benjy has moved on boys get over it, the new era sees Harry wanting to use Defoe, Diarra, Diop and Muntari. O'Neill, Taylor and Benjy have gone the next chapter is about to be written, hold tight.
Owenspompey
I said my piece on this in a previous article. As HR said "a load of cobblers".
frattonaussie
He should still be plying his trade in England. The 'A' League here is nothing to write home about, personally I have never been to one, but watching the odd game on TV reminds me of the Old 4th division.
pompeygray
Agreed Pompeygray.I went to one game and it was about as exciting as the Brighton Ladies Bowls in the UK.
frattonaussie
to be fair ladies bowls can get quite interesting if the wind whips up..
ChrisW
I thought made me smile Chris :)... As for Kanu.. well I won't go there but I smiled when I misread the headline... I thought it said .. KANU - NOTHING BUT RUBBISH... I was just gonna respond with a 'yep !'
Chix
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

On this day in history...23rd April (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Toast 7#37 - six of the best (Tuesday April 22 2014)

On this day in history...22nd April (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Stats: Northampton v Pompey (Monday April 21 2014)

Stats: Pompey v Bristol Rovers (Sunday April 20 2014)

4 in a row almost seals safety! (Saturday April 19 2014)

On this day in history...19th April (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. storagematt 115
2. PFCblue 112
3. pompeyrug 97
4. mslorna48 87
5. Emsworthianblue 52
6. Pompeytim 40
7. eastneydave 37
8. Lemmi 28
9. PompeyJake 19
10. Jimsmithswig 18

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Bury 44 13 18 13 8 57
11. Dag & Red 44 14 15 15 -4 57
12. Mansfield 44 14 15 15 -8 57
13. Portsmouth 44 14 15 15 -10 57
14. Wimbledon 44 14 14 16 -4 56
15. Newport 44 13 16 15 -3 55
16. Cheltenham 44 13 16 15 -7 55

Breaking League News

Ref For Argyle v Hartlepool
Plymouth : 23/04/2014 09:50:00
On this day in history...23rd April
Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 07:00:00
Finally A Good Day For Hargreaves
Torquay : 23/04/2014 00:39:00
Hill - Superb Performance amp; Great Response
Rochdale : 23/04/2014 00:28:00
Bennett - We Have To Go Again Quickly
Exeter : 23/04/2014 00:15:00
Tisdale - We Must Keep Our Focus
Exeter : 23/04/2014 00:02:00
Burnett - We Deserved A Point
Dag & Red : 22/04/2014 23:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

5/5 - Does AA deserve the job?
Suggested By:  
Yep, definitely 55%
Nope, we look elsewhere 0%
Still too soon to say... 45%