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Harry Wants Three More Strikers!

Harry Redkanpp has claimed he wants three strikers before the transfer window closes. One of the three will be Kanu, who will finish the final parts of his medical today.

Harry said, "I desperately need two more strikers (not including Kanu)."

Harry believes that Kanu will give something different to Portsmouth, describing him as a "clever footballer."

He claimed, "He`ll be a great addition. Kanu is a clever footballer and a good all-round player."

The possible signings that could join Kanu up-front are endless. The only confirmed interest from Portsmouth is regarding Forlan and Martins. If Portsmouth could pull those two off, along with Vargas and Fernandes we would be in for an exciting year.

Peter Storrie is apparently in Italy meeting with Inter Milan representatives, trying to agree a deal thought to be in the region of 12 million pounds.

With Banjani and Lua injured we are despratly short in that area however… let`s say Harry gets Kanu and two other strikers, that will leave us with 6 of them! This surely means that either Benjani or Toddy would leave the club?


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Date:Tuesday August 15 2006

Time: 8:38AM

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Hello all. Just registered. Does anyone else share my worry about midfield? The fact is, we have three premiership quality midfielders in the squad - Mendes, O'Neill and Davis. After that, there's injury-prone Thompson, Hughes and Songo. Fernandes would help, but we have to get a leftie in quick, otherwise we will struggle. On the striker front, I say pay £5million and get David Nugent - he's young, has the quality and would be an investment.
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15/08/2006 09:00:00

I believe Juan Vargas would have filled in on the left, but it seems to be taking a while to sign him up....as the other article implicates, there may be complications.
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15/08/2006 09:03:00

daily we are linked with midfielders waysideblue, but on this site everybody worries about everywhere, we are after all pompey. Most would agree with you about Nugent but it seems Preston dont want and can afford not to sell.
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15/08/2006 09:12:00

lol fernandes deal complete and for me... we are fine in that area
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15/08/2006 09:21:00

well didnt we have 1000 strikers last season, just that 999.5 of them were utter sh1te! i think if we got Kanu, Martins and Forlan then Toddy will go, Benjani will go on loan and Lualua will leave in January if he is not used regularly. as for 12 million for martins.... thats a LOT of money! considering we apparently offered 7 to start with and inter want 14!!!! but it shows intent and im sure inter will step up our bid a bit higher but i think we could land him, and what a coup that would be! ... when was teh last time we bought one of the best italian clubs (should be) 1st team striker???? this would smash our club record... its just like playing football manager all over again. i tell you what though, the liklihood of relegation is minimal... saying that im sure we will find a way to be down that end towards the end!
pompey pessimist
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15/08/2006 09:22:00

as for the subject of relegation... i cant see any of the three teams that came up to the prem surviving. saying that, wigan are likely to be rubbish this season and i cant see aston villa doing very well. fulham will be down that end too. any news on gareth barry ?
pompey pessimist
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15/08/2006 09:24:00

Lets get Gareth Barry in if we can, strikers Martins would be great although there is some confusion as to whether or not he is actually 21 i hear, Nugent would be a good buy and I'd have enquired about James Mcfadden at Everton!
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15/08/2006 09:39:00

Got a sneaking feeling that Reading could do a Wigan this season, but i don't see Wigan repeating last season. Sheffield Utd and Watford i think will struggle this season. Still need a left sided player but doesn't everybody. Seems to be the hardest position for any team to fill.
Steve C
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15/08/2006 09:42:00

Have seen one article http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=55779 says Kanu played in a 1-1 draw against Cardiff last night and that his younger brother also had a run out.
Steve C
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15/08/2006 09:55:00

that can't be true can it? a) offical site not announced it b) cardiff have already started their season!
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15/08/2006 09:59:00

I really don't know, i know they were trying to fix up a match for Sol. Perhaps it was against the reserves or something.
Steve C
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15/08/2006 10:12:00

Les i think it's true because i tried to find out where the Sol game was going to be played yesterday but all that was being said was that it was imminent and would not be pre-announced. i reckon fulham, sheffield and watford for the drop, but we will im sure be looking over our shoulders a bit up until around around chrimbo, but as ive posted before i think the second half of our season will be quite solid.
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15/08/2006 10:48:00

ild like David Nugent in n i think Fulham will go down with Watford stayin up.
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15/08/2006 10:54:00

One of Forlan/Huntelaar/Martins would be a bonus, but I'm probably being over optimistic! Nugent would seem to be a more realistic target, and I'd like to think he would cope well with the step up as Ashton has.
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15/08/2006 13:00:00

Can't see Forlan doing much for us, he didn't do much at united. Although i know he's been prolific in spain. I'd be quite happy for them to make one of the signings a young englishman with potential maybe Nugent or Eastwood. With Martins making up the numbers lol. If you forget Kanu's time at West Brom his scoring record at Arsenal was a goal every other game so with the right supply he might just turn out to be a good signing. As for who's going down i'm going with Sheffield Utd, Watford and i think maybe Middlesboro will join them, i know boro have some good players but they didn't do much last season and with southgate just starting to learn his trade as a manager i don't expect them to improve.
Steve C
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15/08/2006 13:41:00

just found a small report on a friendly between Portsmouth reserves & Cardiff reserves last night in which Kanu Campbell and James all played. Kanu scored the pompey goal.
Steve C
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15/08/2006 13:57:00

sorry report can be found here. http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0600soccer/0900cardiffcity/tm_objectid=17564656&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=glombard-s-strike-pegs-back-pompey-name_page.html
Steve C
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15/08/2006 13:58:00

thanks, visited and at least we know Kanu can get a goal against a Cardiff team and James can get himself stranded against a cardiff team. Oh and MCFC got keeper Isakkson for 2 mill
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15/08/2006 14:23:00

if you got to google video manuel fernandes, you see him scoring quite a neat goal last season. reminds of one of GO'N's
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15/08/2006 14:36:00

I remember Martins & Inter Milan stuffing The Arse 3-0 at Highbury a few years ago. Top stuff if he came & settle in. As for 3 to go down (didn't I do this a few months back)? Watford, Fulham & Sheff Utd. Who cares as long as it ain't us & scum don't get promoted.
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15/08/2006 18:39:00

While Harry says he needs two strikers I'll be suprised he gets two big name strikers before deadline day - though 1 is a possibility. I think Toddy will have to be pushed to go, Lua-Lua's getting great money, and Benjani might go if he never plays in the next 6 months (I think he will play). As regards relegation: Wigan bought lots of good players before the start of last season - the newly promoted sides haven't......
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16/08/2006 01:46:00

StuartM how many times has it happened before? We'll end up buying an exceedingly ordinary striker who is then hyped up as an all rounder. Doh !!! harry already said that about Kanu Doh !!! I think we will get a good striker but given its Redknapp we are talikng about it probably wont be one we have been previously linked with.
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16/08/2006 10:24:00

reports on Italian web says we've offered 12.6 mill for martins a 21 year old striker, who neither wants to come to us because we are too small nor it seems is he 21.
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16/08/2006 16:29:00


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