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Kanu confirms he is staying

Kanu is being quoted on sky sports as saying that he is staying with Pompey this season - probably not a surprise really is it?

Last week the 30-something signed a 1-month contract, which seemed strange at the time, but had he not signed this contract he would not have been available to play a part in either of our opening games - as he did.

Now he says that everything has been 'agreed', and issues 'resolved', so he is staying for the season: 'I didn't sign it (last week) because we had some issues that we had to thrash out and the club wanted me to play. All the issues have been resolved.'

At least this is another body, seemingly, committed - now we just have to use him in the right way, which for me is from the bench but surely from the bench alongside a striker, not as the lone striker...

Whereas Jamie's Dad has told sky sports news that he is not 'plotting a move' for David James: 'I couldn't do anything with David. I think he's a great goalkeeper but he belongs to Portsmouth and we're not in the market to buy another goalie.'

That means he is interested then ;-)

James has again today been talking positively about how he feels things are going, behind the scenes, so I am more confident that staying is something that he really does want and talk of him leaving is nothing more than shabby journalism...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 21 2009

Time: 4:23PM

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So we now have a strikeforce of Nugent (who is not allowed to play) Kanu (who can't run) Freddy (who is so obviusly not a lone striker) and .. er.. Oh yeah Utaka (who is not allowed to play his favoured position) .. Oh well who needs goals !
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21/08/2009 16:28:00

Excellent, this gives us alot of much needed Pace up front.... *ahem*
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21/08/2009 16:32:00

Kanu is a cheap option we couldn't turn down. He might get us an important goal, somwhere. I wonder, Chix, why did Hart keep Nugent and did not try to exchange him with Hunt if he is going to be the next Gekas at Pompey??
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21/08/2009 16:33:00

Probably coz he was never in the hunt for Hunt Malta. I wanna see Nugent play alongside Freddy .. but it ain't gonna happen is it .. Hart likes 4-5-1 and that's that. Nugent can not play up fron on his own.
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21/08/2009 16:39:00

chix - goals are over rated. what's much more important, is that everyone gets really really REALLY bored.
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21/08/2009 16:41:00

We could always look for another Defensive Midfielder Carps - That would up the boredom stakes.. I need all that (lack of) possession the the middle third .. can't wait for tomorrow !
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21/08/2009 16:44:00

Its good news but we still need another striker!
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21/08/2009 16:58:00

True Chix, Nugent cannot play up front on his own, and I doubt if he partner Freddy. For me, simply not premiership quality!
Pompey Malta
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21/08/2009 17:01:00

With Harts line up of 10 outfield defenders we don't need a goalie!!
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21/08/2009 17:07:00

I'd like to see Kanu/Freddie up front but I'm alright with 4-5-1.
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21/08/2009 17:20:00

Oh Well things just go from bad to worse . still hes down to 10mins a game not bad if your on 10k a week
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21/08/2009 17:55:00

I'd prefer a striker who could run more than 4 feet without requiring oxygen; we kept him cos he's a cheap option
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21/08/2009 19:05:00

If only we were in a position to tell him to cough
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21/08/2009 19:34:00

thats 1000k a min not bad considering most people get 6 an hour. plus bet hes on more than that i recon pompey *****ed up and forgot that if he plays 25 games he gets a new contract.. and was on 40k a week.
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21/08/2009 20:06:00

Just saw footage on Sky of Pompey training today and Kanu was moving quite fast. For about 5 seconds, but still quite fast.
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21/08/2009 21:32:00

Camera trickery.
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21/08/2009 22:02:00

probley because story turned up with his pay packet ...
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21/08/2009 23:29:00

30-something? You sure?
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22/08/2009 00:57:00

what happened with the enquiry for benjani surely man city owe us money for him anyway
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23/08/2009 04:13:00


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