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Strikers told to take it or leave it

Strikers told to take it or leave it

The News is reporting that Pompey are losing patience with Kanu and Svetoslav Todorov over the signings of new contracts - both of whom have been offered new 1-year deals.

The contracts on offer for the strike pair are for the initial year with the option of a second if they play enough games, but Kanu - in particular - seems very reluctant to accept the package on offer and seems unwilling to budge on his demands for something until 2009.

On the Kanu contract Pompey chief exec Peter Storrie told The News

'Nothing's changed. We've made Kanu an offer and it's in his hands.

'We think we've made an offer that's fair and reasonable.

'It's a year, with another year if he plays a certain number of games.

'We're waiting to hear back from his agent.'

The chances of seeing Todorov back at Pompey - and playing - let alone signing a new contract for most of last season looked bleak - to say the least. But after returning and getting a game - albeit from the bench - the signs were he would stay. But with Harry Redknapp admitting that he is 'looking for two new strikers' his chances could be limited again.

'We've made him and offer, and it's in his hands. It's for another year, with an option on that,' is what Storrie added on Todorov - so similar to the views on Kanu.

It is time Kanu, in particular put up or shut up, he either stays or he goes. The threats - he is meant to have made anyway - need to be followed up with by some actions or he signs the deal and gets on with it.

Todorov is assured of a place in Pompey's folk law - and I hope he does stay - but with the almost certain new arrivals Redknapp wants he may well find himself in the same position that forced him out on loan to begin with?

Have your feelings on this matter changed at all - where do we stand on the Kanu and Todorov issues?

PLAY UP POMPEY!



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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday June 1 2007
Time: 3:45PM

Comments

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Absolutely right. Very appreciative of what both have done for us but so should they of Pompey. Time waits for no man. I wouldn't lose too much sleep if either or both went. Maybe they could take Lazy Lout with them.
storagematt
01/06/2007 18:01:00
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wise words storagematt. I just hope we have (better) replacements in place.
The Rabbi
01/06/2007 19:14:00
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Based on the efforts of LTLL last season, that stupid frog could have replaced him with no noticable loss of sriking power. Kanu is a decent player and does a job that HR likes - holding the ball up and bringing others into play - and does it well, but his constant whinging has got on my nerves so much, I'd be glad to see him go - we even lent him the pitch. Grateful huh? Svets input has been minimal, for whatever reason, for a long time now and whilst i was desperate for him to 'come good' , I don't think it will happen. If HR buys two good strikers he won't get a game so it's best he moves on, I think. Its interesting to think that we could lose three strikers and not be a lot worse off than last season - that says a lot about our forward line.
Et_tu_Pompeii
02/06/2007 07:20:00
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kanu should except 1 year, if he had 2 he would be in the comfort zone, toddy likewise he has to prove to harry all over again
paultsmouth
02/06/2007 07:32:00
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good point Et_tu_Pompeii... yep paultsmouth giving kanu that 2 year deal will be like saying 'do whatever the hell you want for s couple of years' as he will know he will be picking up decent money for a couple more years at least and won't have to work too hard for it, that extra year dangles a carrott that he has to work for... toddy needs a chance to prove himself again but 'arry isn't really going to give it to him is he...
pompeyrug
02/06/2007 10:46:00
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I think Kanu knows hes not going to score that amount again, & is a little worried!!!
CharlieChimes
02/06/2007 12:41:00
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Toddy deserves some kind of chance (cup runs?). Kanu has got the offer - it's up to him now. I saw Dario Silva on tv the other day, asked to show some of his shirts he pulled out the Pompey one second, "My last club". Nice bloke, I hope Pompey sent him a card.
Pompeyscum
02/06/2007 13:38:00
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I personally think that every dog has his day but Kanu has passed his 'used by date'. I am grateful for his goals that kick started our security season but with him loyalty is not one of his strongest emotions and I seriously doubt his sustaining ability to see out a full season. As for Toddy (A great Pompey servant) but thanks for the memories but your time has come to go buddy. You genuinely cannot cut it in the Premiership, but you will long be remembered for helping to get us there. For that I salute and thank you, but the time has come the Walrus said.....
pompeygray
02/06/2007 15:06:00
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If we give Toddy time in the cup runs he'll get like 4 games a season. whoo-pee
Lysimachus
02/06/2007 16:25:00
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They either want to play for us or they dont. Make your mind up or ship out, we need people who want to play for the club.
Owenspompey
02/06/2007 20:16:00
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