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Redknapp: Kanu a Regular Scorer

Redknapp: Kanu a Regular Scorer

Nobody particularly expected Portsmouth to be in this position at the start of the season, but then nobody expected to see them collapse so dramatically of late.

Harry Redknapp was speaking to the Daily Star and said: "We were second best and had no desire. They were stronger and hungrier than us - I can't have that. We need to find the right blend to the team.

'One or two of them looked a bit off the pace. I'm disappointed with one or two performances. Kanu has been the only player who has scored regularly for us this season. We need to pick up points and finish as strong as we can.

'But it has been a fantastic season so far and it would be a shame to see it drift away. We must get going again.'

True, it has been a fantastic season and it certainly would be a shame to see it all "drift away." The fact is however that our forwards cannot score - so perhaps Harry ought to make sure it is Kanu he is looking at when he says he has scored regularly for us this season. Kanu has only scored once in the last ten league matches, so quite how that makes him a regular scorer is a bit of a mystery.

Manchester City arrive at Fratton Park on Saturday and few will need reminding of the fact that it was against them that Pompey`s season took an amazing turn around on the 11th March last year when a double strike from Pedro Mendes kick started the revival. Now of course David James is playing in goal for Portsmouth, but many will be hoping that a win over City will again give Pompey that shot in the arm which is so desperately needed. Maybe it is time for Todorov to make a comeback, it was his goals too that helped Pompey avoid relegation last season?


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Writer:TruePompeyBlue
Date:Tuesday February 6 2007
Time: 10:39AM

Comments

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Kanu is rubbish! Only arry can't see that!
bmb
06/02/2007 11:03:00
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I wouldn't go so far as to say he's rubbish. Granted he's not firing on all four cylinders at the moment, but maybe it is time he was given a rest from first team football for a couple of weeks. The weather will be a bit better by then and hopefully it will have allowed him time to sharpen up a bit. But I certainly fail to see where Harry gets the idea that Kanu is a regular scorer. Maybe he was up until November but not since.
TruePompeyBlue
06/02/2007 12:03:00
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lazy but great at linking play
VitalPompeyAdmin
06/02/2007 12:08:00
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Dear harry. kanu has no goals in his last eight league games. the only thing that proves is he is not scoring regularly as opposed to scoring regularly. Any other simple statistical matters you can't work out I'd be happy to clarify for you.
The Rabbi
06/02/2007 12:23:00
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lets see how kanu does tonight for Nigeria against Ghana?
The Rabbi
06/02/2007 12:44:00
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He'll probably miss the plane!
TruePompeyBlue
06/02/2007 13:14:00
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Don't think it's fair to say he's rubbish, as admin says his linking play is great and the real problem is that strikers need the ball to score, we're just not getting the ball into the areas that matter anymore. very few strikers would be able to score regularly with the service that is being provided by Pompey at the moment.
Steve C
06/02/2007 15:18:00
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TruePompeyBlue - Its at brentford.
The Rabbi
06/02/2007 15:43:00
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SteveC - I do not think he's rubbish, just jaded.
The Rabbi
06/02/2007 15:44:00
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god once again i have to agree with the Rabbi, i'm still not sure who is the best to play along side him ( i was going to say compliment him but harry does that enough)
russellm
06/02/2007 17:59:00
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