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Kan-u believe it...again - again!

Kan-u believe it...again - again!

There were some 'rumours' going around on Sunday that if Kanu featured it would be his 25th appearance of the season in total, which would then 'trigger' his contract clause enabling him to have a further season with Pompey, but I was not entirely sure if that would be the case, both appearance numbers wise or with the clause anyway?

Well, it appears that this is the case according to The News, and with what Kanu has said...

Although, and this is the bit that infuriates me with the guy, once again he again refuses to commit until he is ready and says he will not decide until after the world qualifiers with Nigeria in June and a holiday with his family. With him also saying that he has 'offers from France, Italy, Germany, Qatar, USA and Japan but it is likely I am going to be at Portsmouth next season.'

In all honesty in recent weeks I have come round to the idea more that keeping him 'could' be a good idea and something that will benefit us but have concerns about this apparent 'clause' being triggered as we openly admit that we need to reduce the wages and I would doubt this new contract activated by this clause also gives us the option to offer him reduced wages...

In some ways I can understand his thinking, he wants to know who will be in charge, although he is another backing the current management set-up, but this is not something new to us is it - we get this approach every summer from him!

So, no pussy footing around this summer, none of this 'getting out of pre-season' rubbish, no putting up with 'options of further clauses for another year' demands - 'take it or leave it' must be our approach this time round, assuming of course this is even the case as far as an automatic new deal goes?

The guy says he wants to stay, he was basically pleading to be allowed to stay last week - it should be pretty simple really, if he wants to stay and has earned his new deal then sign the poxy thing - if not thanks for everything but move on gracefully instead of dragging things out, if you want to stay somewhere so much should it really be that difficult a decision to make...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday May 27 2009
Time: 12:54PM

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A no brainer, he is too slow and too old for the pace of the Premiership. He needs to be moved on and a younger, quicker fitter forward brought in, like Benjani for instance. Kanu has had a decent run here, and declared himself King after the cup run, however last season he was really out of his depth at times, the game just seemed to pass him by especially anything outside of the box. Thanks King Kanu, but it is time to go.
Owenspompey
27/05/2009 13:36:00
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One comment.....News of the world. No need to say anything else.
DJ_Bing
27/05/2009 13:37:00
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blah blah blah... same old kanu always navoiding pre-season. He has a lot to offer, in both marketing, attracting and keeping players, and (a little) football too.
pompeycarpet
27/05/2009 16:00:00
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Is this the second or third year running we've had this exact same story, somewhat boring to say the least. So we'll have an unfit Kanu again who will be kind of ready to play by the end of september, make a few sub appearances and then come back to this again next summer. Marvellous.
stooH
27/05/2009 16:34:00
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Chrissake he does this every year - yawn! Stay Kanu or go, just make up your mind and stop all this attention seeking.
tracyc
27/05/2009 18:18:00
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to be fair, his indecision does give him and the club publicity - particualy in africa, which is generaly a good thing
pompeycarpet
27/05/2009 18:42:00
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Look whatever Kanu is now, show the guy some respect. He is top player who has won it all. His Wembley goals will live with forever but agreed his time is up. Time to bow out gracefully & look for pastures new. Thank you Kanu & we wish you well.
storagematt
27/05/2009 20:39:00
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Not forgetting goal v Milan. Priceless.
hammersmithblue
27/05/2009 22:01:00
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As a player i do not really like Kanu, only until I see him on the pitch. He has something, that for example Crouch (who is very similar in his appearance) cannot do: keep the ball, dectate the pace and score goals. Were you at Wembley? I agree that it is time for him to move on, but I would leave it up to him to decide!
Pompey Malta
27/05/2009 23:28:00
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