Vital Football

Kranjcar not ready for the 'bigger teams' yet

Kranjcar not ready for the 'bigger teams' yet

Niko Kranjcar will still be with Pompey next season because he 'is not ready for 'bigger teams' yet', not my vote, yours - although these findings from the landlords brother's poll are thoughts that I do agree with.

Kranjcar is a fantastic footballer, his ability cannot be doubted and he has just about all the qualities that are needed to succeed with the 'best of the best', with one notable exception... he has no pace! And this for me, and many others is the thing that will hold him back, at least for the time being.

If you do not naturally have pace it is not really something that you can improve on that dramatically, so this is a hindrance for Kranjcar - even so I still do not doubt that he will one day play for one, maybe even some, of the worlds biggest teams. Would it be too much to hope or dream that this could one day include Pompey...

I want us to keep the guy and unless an offer of something around £15m does genuinely come in, as it is 'said' Arsenal will offer then why should he be sold?

A move to anyone else other than a 'top 4 side' or top European team would just be a sideways move - but money does talk so as much as I do not want us to be a 'selling club' if we get a £15m offer for him then I would bite the hand off that is offering it as Harry Redknapp could work wonders with that kind of money.

One man that certainly seems to think that Arsenal would want Kranjcar is his Croatian boss Slaven Bilic, with him reported in The News as saying: 'Wenger wants to sign players that he likes and he knows they will be able to play in the Premier League.

'Niko made his name at Portsmouth and Wenger knows very well what he can give his side'.

What the poll asked - Can you see Niko Kranjcar leaving this summer?

How you voted - No - he's not ready for 'bigger teams' yet 42%, Hopefully not, but money talks… 27%, He'll stay for at least another season 18%, Yes - 'bigger teams' will come calling 13%

Current Poll - I do not know about anyone else but I still want 5th place in the league, this will be irrelevant if we do not beat Blackburn tomorrow!

As I say I want to finish 5th, yep the FA cup is the most important thing but finishing 5th would make this season a double whammy and this would benefit Pompey beyond anyone's wildest dreams. To do this we must beat Blackburn but can we do this - this is what the pompeyrug wants to know with this - 'Pompey v Blackburn?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday April 26 2008
Time: 11:00AM

Comments

0
i believe if you train, you can build pace, if you dont have natural pace, all is not lost
NK19
26/04/2008 11:39:00
0
I think if he has a great Euros he will go. He is ready for the biggest clubs around. Yes, of course we don't want to lose him but he will command a huge fee if he goes & no doubt will will have a replacement up our sleeve. If he stays, then great. The bigger we get then our profile rises. If Man Utd & Arsenal have to fight off Barca & Real Madrid to keep their players, we are at risk of losing our top stars.
storagematt
26/04/2008 11:48:00
0
Because Modric went to Spurs the chances of him going Arsenal are high.
stillthewhizz
26/04/2008 17:34:00
0
has modric gone to spurs (yet)? - anyway, i feel he will stay for at least one more year...
pompeycarpet
26/04/2008 18:16:00
0
The "bigger" clubs are interested in him according to reports. Doesn't matter if we think he is ready or good enough. If they pay top money for him he will go. End of story.
frattonaussie
26/04/2008 23:52:00
0
but the "intrest" is more than likely media imagination - no-one has actually come out nd said anything, other than slaven bilic, who says he is the right TYPE of player for arsenal. but then, how frequently do arsenal buy from other premiership clubs?
pompeycarpet
27/04/2008 09:30:00
0
clearly whatever we say will not make any difference, but as fans you would like to think that having watched him and arsenal - and other clubs - for so long we have some sort of grasp on what 'might' happen, so many thinking he isnt 'ready' for a big team - at this point - i would say is a fair assumption... if 'reports' were to always be believed then alot of things would happen wouldnt it, these reports make it none more true than our own feelings...
pompeyrug
27/04/2008 10:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...4th December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th December.

Sunday Chimes #97 - a week off but a look ahead

Grimsby next Saturday a look back, Smith almost snatches a prize, a chance to meet Motty and the tragedy of Chapecoense..

On this day in history...3rd December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 3rd December.

Evans - Right back or right midfield?

Drew Talbot and Adam Buxton are fit but Gareth Evans continues to fill in at right back. Should this change? If so where would it leave the battle between Evans and Carl Baker?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Change at right back? If so where would this leave Evans?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Keep Evans at RB20%
Drop Evans. Talbot or Buxton at RB50%
Drop Baker. Evans at RM0%
Keep Barker in RM. Leave out Evans completely0%
Cookie knows best (?) In him we trust30%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
10 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
11 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
12 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
13 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
14 Stevenage 18 7 3 8 24 -1
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 5 2017 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave5
2.Copnor434
3.storagematt2
4.PompeyFrippy1
5.Dorking Pompey1
Vital Football Comment