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Kanu The Pompey Man For August

Kanu man of the month! Not my view yours... Asked in the latest poll who is your Pompey man of the month for August, 53% of you in fact voted this way.

Kanu has been absolutely superb since his arrival and not just because of his four goals in two and a bit games, his all round team play and partnership with Benjani have been fantastic.

Without wanting to appear too much of a "told you so" and despite myself admitting that Kanu may not have been my first choice pick I did think that he would prove a good signing, especially with a manager who has a history of getting the best out of people. I would also say this in an article I wrote on the day he signed

"We would have liked a striker who would score at least 15 goals a season and although not the most prolific, his time with West Brom, where he never really enjoyed an extended run in the team if we are fair, and his nightmare spell with Inter aside, where it was found he had a serious heart defect, he has averaged a goal nearly every other game"

"An extended run in the side and who knows what might happen for Kanu."

An extended run, albeit only two starts and one substitute appearance is seeing it so far happen for the Nigerian.

We are already beginning to think his signing could be another inspired Harry Redknapp dealing, and should his goals and performances continue then picking him up for nothing will without question prove to be a master stroke indeed.

To sum up the Polls results
53% Kanu
19% Campbell
And the remaining 28% Linvoy

Had Kanu not been around then Linvoy, a player not used to playing for Pompey this early into a season (who I have to admit I voted for us defenders stick together!) would almost certainly have scooped the award as he has been the pick of a great bunch of defenders, not forgetting Jamo in goal.

Campbell had a debut out of this world and despite continuing to play well and marshal the defence in my opinion if you didn`t know differently you would think it was Linvoy with over 50 International caps.

Currently being polled is the following which new Pompey signing are you most looking forward to seeing play?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 6 2006

Time: 4:27PM

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Well done Kanu a player deserving of such an accolade... JUST a head of Optimus Primus...
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06/09/2006 16:36:00

well done all. its a team game so credit to the whole team. lets start planning our champions league away days now.
The Rabbi
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06/09/2006 16:49:00

not my choice but good on kanu although mr paul pompey negative walsh reckons it wont last, what a**** he is.... continually talking about his "well placed sources", what ******* he is
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06/09/2006 19:29:00

I'd still say Linvoy but Kanu is awesome
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06/09/2006 22:28:00

The people that score goals always get more praise than those who save or prevent them don't they. You see the Alan Hansen/Mark Lawrenson approach from me often though as I earned my crust as a defender in my day...
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06/09/2006 22:51:00

As for Walshy my opinion of him has chagned somewhat recently...
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06/09/2006 22:52:00

It had to be him with such a great scoring record.
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06/09/2006 23:02:00

LoL pompeyrug was that in the subuteo league, and as for walsh he's just a bitter old tw at who couldnt maje a profit out of us for his agency. He spends all his time talking about his well placed sources, yet some how continues to get it wrong. he's delighted when we loose and begrudged all of our last 8 victories. we should start a canmpaign to get rid of dumb blondes... compare the difference with Kamaras, or Nicholas's reviews on a game it is positive, but honest. Walsh was left embarrassed by his SSN colleagues after the wigan game, when one was heard to ask if he (walsh) was watching the same match... walsh is a bad joke.
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07/09/2006 00:04:00

end of dumb blonde rant, till next week
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07/09/2006 00:06:00

Kanu and Lua Lua, funny names but great strikers, I can see us doing some damage this year and it is all good.
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07/09/2006 12:40:00

Keep it up kanu then we can make lualua actually work for his place.
Play Up Pompey
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07/09/2006 13:06:00

octopus prime still gets my vote
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07/09/2006 17:45:00

I'll have you know I was a decent defender in my day, maybe could've made it! I as pretty handy at Subbuteo also...
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07/09/2006 23:51:00

Octopus Prime, I like that... My Optimus Primus comes from my love, or at least former love of Transformers (obviously Optimus Prime)
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07/09/2006 23:52:00

Kanu was great last month lets hope he keeps on scoring!
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08/09/2006 10:01:00

hey pompeyrug any particular voltage, 12, 24, 48, wire wound , solid core, electronic ? dont leavw me hanging man
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08/09/2006 18:59:00


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