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Kranjcar back 'sooner rather than later'/Kanu

Kranjcar back 'sooner rather than later'/Kanu

Kranjcar 'should' play again this season

When Niko Kranjcar was injured at the weekend, especially as he was stretchered off with what looked a serious injury, I would suspect that most of us expected we would not see him play at Fratton again - well not for us anyway, as he is almost certain to leave in the summer.

Pompey were quick to stress damage 'was not as bad as first feared' and following an X-ray yesterday Paul Hart said he was 'hopeful he will be back sooner rather than later', with our club doctor Nigel Sellars saying 'it seems clear it is only soft tissue damage and hopefully not long-term'.

Clearly he will miss the Manyoo game tomorrow, and I would suspect the crucial Newcastle one on Monday - anything else would be pure guess work at the moment, but it looks like we 'should' see him again this season, which, for me, will be a bonus as he has been impressive in recent weeks, even if we have been somewhat 'accommodating him', which has to a degree impacted on others, in a somewhat negative way...

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Kanu wants to stay...again!

We are at that time of year again when Kanu starts to look towards his future, and he is still hopeful that it will be with Pompey next season.

Yet again at the weekend the Nigerian showed what an asset he can be playing a role from the subs bench, as once again, as he has several times this season, he came on and made quite an impression - problem is he will be another year older and another year slower next season, I still find it hard to believe that he is only 32...

Kanu has to be on big money, he is probably one of our top earners, so he has no chance of getting a new deal...unless he takes a massive pay-cut!

He said 'I love Portsmouth and I want to play for them', I suspect that if he is to have any chance of playing for us again beyond the end of May he will have to take a 50% pay-cut, but I am not sure he would do so, that or a 'pay as you play' style deal? A lucrative move to the Middle East or Australia awaits methinks...

Kanu does view Old Trafford as his 'lucky ground' so he, and we, will be hoping this can be the case again tomorrow when we face Manyoo!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday April 21 2009
Time: 8:22AM

Comments

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Lets be honest he couldn't be any slower next season - but he does a job, and on the right terms could still be useful.
NorfolknBlue
21/04/2009 08:49:00
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Lets be honest he couldn't be any slower next season - but he does a job, and on the right terms could still be useful.
NorfolknBlue
21/04/2009 08:49:00
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agreed norfolk, he can make things happen, pay cut and a new contract, he has got the best control in the club......and especially if crouch goes.
ruffcider
21/04/2009 09:16:00
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agreed norfolk, he can make things happen, pay cut and a new contract, he has got the best control in the club......and especially if crouch goes.
ruffcider
21/04/2009 09:16:00
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interesting player Kanu, he can look woeful one minute and world class the next!
The Fear
21/04/2009 09:40:00
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interesting player Kanu, he can look woeful one minute and world class the next!
The Fear
21/04/2009 09:40:00
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kanus' game isn't about pace. if he looses more of that, it really won't be a big loss (he scorred on saturday without mooving!). He is a fantastic player though - and if we can keep him, then I think we should try. Obviously it would come down to wages though...
pompeycarpet
21/04/2009 09:46:00
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kanus' game isn't about pace. if he looses more of that, it really won't be a big loss (he scorred on saturday without mooving!). He is a fantastic player though - and if we can keep him, then I think we should try. Obviously it would come down to wages though...
pompeycarpet
21/04/2009 09:46:00
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I agree Carpet. He is a thinking footballer and works out waht he is doing with the ball rather than just lumping it up the pitch. If we can keep him we should.
sneakay
21/04/2009 11:00:00
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I agree Carpet. He is a thinking footballer and works out waht he is doing with the ball rather than just lumping it up the pitch. If we can keep him we should.
sneakay
21/04/2009 11:00:00
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