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Kan-u believe it, not again!

Kan-u believe it, not again!

Do you ever get the feeling of déjà vu guys? If not then I think you will do now as it is being reported that Kanu is refusing to sign the new contract - which as we know has been on the table since January - because he wants a 2 year deal, not the 1 that he has...

He is being quoted as having told Brila FM, which I assume is an African radio station: 'the true situation is that I had my contract with me since January, but I have refused to put pen-to-paper just yet.

'I don't want to put pen on something I believe is not what I deserve.

'I cannot sign for just one year when I have done so much for the club. Winning the FA Cup and playing well during the season should qualify me for more than a one-year extension.

'I believe for them to really appreciate my efforts with the team last season, they have to top it up with one more year. That`s where we are now and we are still discussing.'

Well 'King Kanu' if you do not like the offer - which was already something that had pampered to your previous wishes - you could always go back to the park we found you in when we took you on when no one else wanted you!

If you remember we had this trouble last summer, he would not sign a 1 year contract, so a compromise was eventually met where we gave him a year with the option of a 2nd if he played enough games, he did so he triggered this clause but will not sign it as he wants 2 years again - is he taking the p**s now or what?

No doubt he is trying to get out of pre season training for a 3rd year running, but as much as I appreciate him scoring the goals that got us into, and then won us the FA cup I would tell him to sign what he has got or leave this time. He knew the score this time last year.

Harry Redknapp says that he will not be held to ransom as far as signing players goes, so why should this be any different as far as offering players new terms is also concerned?

My own thinking is that this time we cannot give into his threats, it is time to say sign the contract or sod off if it is not good enough for you...


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Date:Wednesday June 25 2008
Time: 2:12PM


25/06/2008 14:41:00
Kanu a bridge too far. Good point Rug about getting out of training. What type of contract for the second year was agreed initially? It all looks one way to me and very unprofessional regarding both parties. No thank you Kanu.Having two players on the park refusing to run was bad. Hopefully we are now down to one.
25/06/2008 15:04:00
I think HR will reword it publicly. He can have what he wants, 1 season at a time providing he plays the games. No one can take away what he has done for Pompey but Kanu has done well out of Pompey too. Sign or move on.
25/06/2008 15:20:00
I think we all saw this coming to be honest, whether he signs this time or not may depend on who comes in. If Sahar and Crouch arrive then there will be no need for his services. A slightly sad but true fact.
25/06/2008 15:51:00
Honestly i'd let him go, it will drag on like last year, he'll come back unfit without a pre-season. If we had other decent strikers up front they'd (probably) have scored the goals that he did at Wembley, yes he's useful to have in the squad but as sneakay said if we sign 1 or 2 top class forwards we have no need for him.
25/06/2008 15:55:00
Brila FM is Africa's first Sports only station. This is becoming an annual event now. I agree sign or move on - remember who resurrected your career!
25/06/2008 16:22:00
Here we go again. I will say exactly the same as last summer. Thank you so much for the memories, and bye. Christ he can't run now! what on earth will he be like in 2 years? Will we have to defrost him before every game? It's bad enough sometimes playing Man u and the like with 11 players, but with Kanu, Utaka Papa and Muntari all hindering, god help us. I know lots won't agree with my opinion, but it is just opinion
25/06/2008 17:03:00
penton, you named them good and proper.
25/06/2008 17:28:00
let him go he has been a good servant to the club but let him go he is frustrating and get some1 else in who is young and will get more than 12 goals a season
stfc ballboy
25/06/2008 17:28:00
Perhaps Kanu should now be called Kantdo . he cant play 90mins. cant run more than 15yrds with any pace. cant sign a new contract .& cant show a birth certifcate so sorry mate you had the glory days at Pompey about time you moved on if HR gives him a two year deal god help us . Goodbye Kantdo !!!!!!!!
25/06/2008 17:33:00
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