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Kanu Watches His New Teammates?

Kanu Watches His New Teammates?

Our leader Les Matthews may be away but he has still found time between sunning himself and no doubt partaking in a cold beverage to send me information, which I will now pass on to you all at Vital Pompey.

His news was that Kanu had been spotted at Fratton Park during the Porto game. I have to admit it was news to me at the time, and had it not been for the fact that I had to work this afternoon and evening I would have got an article on right away. Most of you could be well aware of this by now, as the Portsmouth News has since reported it.

Kanu was apparently tying up loose ends on a deal with the club as he watched from the director`s box, and was due to undertake a medical today. Should Kanu come through the medical, if he hasn`t already, I`d expect him to be announced as another Pompey signing shortly.

Other targets, Juan Vargas and Manuel Fernandes are still training with the club as their proposed moves await completion. Vargas is reportedly awaiting a work permit and Fernandes is working with the medical team so they can keep assessing the injury that caused the deal to collapse originally.

Speaking of Les, he will be back with us shortly so I will be handing the reins back over to him on Sunday. I hope that I`ve (along with help from Chris, Pete and Sam) been able to fill his shoes sufficiently to keep you as informed and entertained as I could…


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday August 12 2006
Time: 12:13AM

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Kanu's won a Champions League Medal and played for Arsenal's title winning side, certainly he knows how to play in a winning team - hopefully Harry will get more goals from him than the West Brom managers did.....
StuartM
12/08/2006 04:12:00
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Kanu is certainly a capable player; my only concern is that he sometimes tends to drift in and out of matches, perhaps looking a bit disinterested at times. Could be considered to be in the Lua Lua mould, in that when he suddenly comes to life he can totally change the course of a match. Wouldn't be a bad freebie by any means.
Tantona
12/08/2006 07:23:00
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Clutching at straws i think with the Kanu possible signing. He not good enough and doesn't score regular
nelson
12/08/2006 07:58:00
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Kanu was excellent at Arsenal and will be here. He had an injury at Brom and didnt like Robson... Many didnt so thats not a reflection on him either. He'll come good.
Terence
12/08/2006 08:21:00
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Also. Mr Rug. You are doing a grand job. Matthews is rubbish, and pulls comments he doesnt like. So keep up the good work Mate and dont put yourself down.
Terence
12/08/2006 08:22:00
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Im a villa fan and I really don't think you want Kanu. Let the saints have the championship standard players
supermansfoot
12/08/2006 08:58:00
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Kanu never really had an extended run in the West Brom team though did he? He seemed to be in and out for me, either due to injury or Robson constantly chopping and changing the forward combination trying to find one that worked? I think it's fair to say we rarely saw his best at WBA but given the chance sure he'd do a job, and on a FREE, wages aside not much to lose is there? He certainly could fall into the LuaLua mould though Tantona, you are right but also like you I feel he wouldn't be a bad freebie...
pompeyrug
12/08/2006 10:02:00
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I think kanu would make a great backup striker, its obvious hes not even a 10 a season striker. Im still a bit gutted we couldnt get hold of H Camara, with Camara & Lua we would terrories defences both have great pace & skill!..on a team like ours Camara would get 15 I recon!..still Kanu will be cheap & would be a good adition, he is not however the answer to our striker black hole!!
CharlieChimes
12/08/2006 14:36:00
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I think this signing could go either way. he flatters to deceive at times but who knows. He´ll get a rocket up his arse from the fans if he doesn´t give 100%. He might just be here to help Obafemi martins settle in, not that he´s likely to join us (see my previous rants about Jermain Defoe).
The Rabbi
12/08/2006 14:49:00
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Kanu shouldn't be judged on his performances for West Brom, any striker needs the right sort of service, that was sadly lacking for him there. True i doubt he will prove to be a prolific scorer but he has skill and will bring players into the game and may just help to spread the goals around the rest of the team.
Steve C
12/08/2006 17:00:00
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