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Appiah Deal Off

Portsmouth have been trying to bring Ghana captain, Appiah.

Portsmouth had almost agreed a fee but the minor details had taken too long to complete and Fenerbahce have now cancelled the deal. They have claimed that there isn`t enough time to find a replacement.

Appiah said; 'I have to concentrate now on getting victories for Fenerbahce as the deal with Portsmouth is completely off for now.

'If the guys from Portsmouth had improved on their initial fee for my transfer a deal could have been done long ago.

'But at this last minute selling me without a proper replacement will be difficult for Fenerbahce giving my contribution to the team.

'I am grateful to Portsmouth to the interest they have shown in my ability especially coach Harry Redknapp,' Appiah said.




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Date:Thursday August 31 2006

Time: 10:49AM

Your Comments

"for now" indicates a move in january *could* be on the cards do you not think?
pompey pessimist
mmm i think it says i wanted to sign for them
lmatthews
see guys told you , pompey trying to do it on the cheap AGAIN, clubs are getting fed up with us leading them on and trying to unsettle players through the media and then after all that failing to come up with the money. I was chatting to a celtic guy last night and he says that club would have sold to Accrington stanley for half the fee than allow him to come to us. he also says (ive no back up for his statement) There is more than one FA threat complaint against us. If we want to regarded with respect then our proffesionalism on the field needs to be matched by that off it. That'll be my final rant for today
russellm
Yep, smells of wait and see.
Tantona
going well so far
lmatthews
This is killing me, he would have been awesome!!! My West Ham mates are abusing the hell out of me!!!! COME ON ARRY if there is any money lets start spending
XmirrorboyX
Ok calmed down now, that celtic player was about Petrov of course, and i also think January for Appiah
russellm
January is good. Why rush a deal, it makes sense to be patient. We've done it too often in past, Last Day... Must sign, and god we have signed some donkeys that way...
Terence
Russellm, why do you say told you club trying to do it on the cheap, how do you know what they wanted for him??? We have a value of players and will pay that, if they want more tough, do you pay more for things than you want to??? Get behind the team this is the most exciting time for Pompey fans in recent memory!
danonash
we agreed a $20million fee for appiah but we couldnt sort out the little niggles in the offer that they wanted. i think it could happen in january, fenerbahce have plenty of time to find someone now. my only worry is that other prem teams with barge little pompey away and steal him from us. and terence, id be suprised if appiah would be a donkey... unless of course hes hung like one. LOL
pompey pessimist
danonash i said it because the clubs have gone public in each case. as for paying more their is always a market rate, dictated by the market. to use an analogy, we said petrov was worth 4.5 maybe 5, Celtic said he was worth 6 they were right he went for 6.5. Thats what a market is. another being you will have to pay more for a car in silver than in red, thats because the market dictates people like silver cars. its the market. As for the times i have stated two or three times before having ben a pompey fan some 31 and a bit years i am truly living the pompey dream. But to be a great club you must conduct your self in the same way off the field as on it.
russellm
He would have been good but we're gettin Krancjar so we can wait till Jan!
Westov
No doubt a lot of sh1t will pass by January. If he is what we want we get him then, providibg ****in Blacburn, Bolton, Charlton etc don't get there be4 us.
storagematt
You win some you lose some. We have got Sol Campbell and Kanu. How many clubs at this moment of time would be wanting these guys. I suspect many.
pompeygray
Harry is the best used footballer salesman in the world - it's in his bones to get a bargain in my opinion. I think the cost of Appiah in January will be at a higher price than if we had got him now - so in my opinion I don't expect to see him at Pompey...
StuartM
Yes we have Kanu and we diodnt need anelka... now thats a que for a song... Appiah does say on his statement the deal is off for now, i heard we have done a deal, to get him in Jan, but as the window was closing yesterday, and they just lost Anelka, they would only do a Post Dated deal... So lets see in Jan if this is true.
Midge
He'll be here in January.
POMPEYMEV
who needs benni we got benji
lmatthews
Shame we couldn't have got him now as he's a TOP footballer, we'll get him in January though...
pompeyrug
shame he's a good player there rumors of him coming to u in january anyway
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