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*Niko Kranjcar Set to Sign*

Niko Kranjcar set to sign for 3.5 million along with Andy Cole! (Kranjcar is having a medical)

Niko Kranjcar 22 year old!

Defender or midfielder

More to follow as the window explodes!I'll get you all you need to know on this guy.

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Date:Thursday August 31 2006

Time: 10:13AM

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hi paul, success for 2 signings but i fear the appiah deal is off as ghanaweb.com have just said fenerbahce cant replace him in such short time! DOH! he would be an amazing signing. dont get me wrong, niko and andy will be good too... but hang on, that means that the bulk of our squad will be players that other teams have heard of! LOL
pompey pessimist
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31/08/2006 10:16:00

STEPHEN APPIAH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!Kranjcar Sky sports say this kid is a defender but other websites say Midfielder!! also let me express my shock at the spammers getting Tevez and mascherano !! shocked isnt the word!!
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31/08/2006 10:16:00

can play everywhere can't he?
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31/08/2006 10:24:00

Ive not seen tooo much of Zigic but some digging reveals he had a solid-ish World Cup but his consistency has been called into question. We need to shore up our defence and also require a goal scoring midfielder so is he meant to be a jack of all trades, because what we need is some masters. It does seem to me a little like Pompey have tried to do things on the cheap again doesnt it Les?
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31/08/2006 10:32:00

it does russ, 30 mill, it must have been an expensive big screen at Pompey
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31/08/2006 10:37:00

Niko Kranjcar (pronounced Krun-char) is an attacking midfielder who can also play in the hole. I don't know where these defender stories have come from. He's a playmaker with a great eye for a pass, and got a decent shot on him too. Bags of talent and potential - let's hope he can hack the Prem.
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31/08/2006 10:45:00

iv seen youtube vids of him he is also a very good dribbler
retro hat
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31/08/2006 10:49:00

yep les ive got me pessimist hat on and thats just where i am going with this. 6.5 mill for petrov, celtic said" pompey playing with figures and the offer is no where near that asked". 14 mill for jermaine defoe, spurs said "nothing like that offered" and we left it "too late for Appiah deal" ( do you remember when the club "forgot to send a fax") the list gores on. Im delighted to have Fernandes, but i have two concerns, 1, its a loan deal so will we end up with another D'Al situation and 2, you dont knock 4 mill off a player for a slightly complicated groin strain not without the original seller have a large percentage of the sell on price. My guess is the "30 Mill" is coming but is stage payable over a longer period, this is not uncommon in deals. & 35000 a week for 34 year old Cole, for that money he better score a cole goal every game.
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31/08/2006 10:52:00

Try this guys he looks quite a player. http://youtube.com/watch?v=9-nnKkt578E
Steve C
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31/08/2006 11:23:00

steveC thanks for the link, pedalo has a point i watched the youtube vid and he doesnt look like a defensive midfielder, in fact quite the opposite. I hope he can hack it and is not a Boksic but he does look like one for the future.
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31/08/2006 12:25:00

good signing pehaps Muntari aswell
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31/08/2006 16:06:00

Let's hope they adapt quickly to our league. For all the the talent they may have it's like a world cup game nearly every week. Well sort of. LOL
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31/08/2006 22:29:00

I bet he doesn't dribble like Georgie Best. He used to always dribble before he shoots !!
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01/09/2006 03:15:00

I really like the fact that "Krunchar" can wack in shots with his left foot as well as his right foot - I think it's a great Harry Redknapp buy and excellent value for such a young player - bet you he we will be better than Zvonimir Vukic !
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01/09/2006 08:52:00

I hope so, he was absolute carp
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01/09/2006 12:28:00

With our current crop how can the Scum even think of being the best on the South Coast again. Last year they had the hide to say they would beat us. I went on their site recently and wished them well and hoped they would be promoted.....so we could kick their arse again !!
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01/09/2006 23:16:00

He looks a good player, from what I've seen can't see a great deal of the defensive side of him, but that's OK with me. He's young, so we have him for years to come all being well...
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02/09/2006 10:23:00

Kranjcar Krunchie :) whatever is a great creative player and you`ll enjoy his balls with eyes for surely. I don`t think he would have problems with adaptation cos a lot of pressure was put on him during last 2 years here in Croatia so he got used to everything. He was a leader in both clubs Dinamo and Hajduk. This transfer is good for his career and Pompies must be happy to have him!
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