UK time is: 14:51:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Redknapp not keen on Italian!

With Italian strikers Cristiano Lucarelli, who plays for Livorno and Rolando Bianchi, of Reggina - along with others - linked with possible moves to Pompey, Harry Redknapp has revealed to The News that his search for striking talent is unlikely to take him to Italy.

'Not many Italians make it over here. There are no guarantees they will settle in this country.

'I like Lucarelli. He's always scoring goals in Italy. But you look at all the players who come over who it doesn't work for.

'Of course there were people like Zola and Vialli who were fantastic. It doesn't work out that way all the time, though.'

Redknapp's reasoning is that strikers that have spent their entire career in Italy often find it hard to adapt to the English game, Zola and Vialli being the most notable exceptions to the rule.

I am not so sure on this way of thinking, but Redknapp should know best - you would think.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join Vital Portsmouth

It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved this website is your website - so share your opinions.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 7 2007

Time: 1:42PM

Your Comments

Expensive & unpredictable!!!
storagematt
agreed
Midge
you are precise and to the point aren't you storagematt - no messing...
pompeyrug
Look at the (then) clubs of the WC06 winning players of Italy: all home based.
Lysimachus
italian league is very different to the prem especialy for strikers
retro hat
not worth the risk
Et_tu_Pompeii
No messing.
storagematt
why go for italians? I mean he keeps saying theres no strikers DEFOE, ASHTON, YAKUBU, BELLAMY, ROBERTS, CAMARA, SMITH, BEATIE (lol), MIDO?, EASTWOOD, CROUCH, MARTINS, ANELKA and even KALOU. yes, i know some are rubbish but some are quality. you may think that some wont go but if you offer the right ammount. all i want is another yakubu, and for next season. im sorry but if i see kanu, lualua or even toddy startin next season on the first day i will be very angry..........THE YAK IS BACK?
PompeyGleamer
Even as a lazy git you could still guarantee a whole bunch of goals. I actually think he's become a better footballer since joining that industrial side from the North East. Is there a chance we could buy him? where has this story come from?
Et_tu_Pompeii
Et_Tu_P i asked my mate in red top media street and the answer is it has come from us, you, pompey gleamer, me and other pompey web sites, everyone is saying we havent replaced the Yak, you may not believe it but the journos and im given to understand even the players also surf the sites like ours. As for harrys words im not convinced, did you ever see ravanelli play? a geedy ******** but he was good, frequently star of the show. You may also want to consider the amount of times players like Maldini stopped English teams in there tracks, i think it is ridiculous to say that they couldnt do the same on any given saturday, sunday or wednesday afternoon. Those of us who think that Italians cant take the cold weather need to watch a game at the stadio del'alpi on a wet November afternoon, eh by gum la it makes Hull seem tropical .... Also it was an issue of the drinking culture, the italians dont do it and they were frequently ostracised by Premiership team mates for that. Some one remind me was it not an Italian who almost single handedly kept WHUFC in the premiership and also performed perhapse the most gentlemenly act seen for years in the english game, and saved harry's job to boot. I also remember that some years back harry said the same about the french, just before he attempted to buy most of them. Nah ruggers, if i may say with the greates respect Arry's talking a load of boogers
russellm
yep tend to agree mate - i tried to say as much without going against 'arry too much... do you really think the players look at sites such as this then mate? lualua and kanu to name but to might not be amused :)
pompeyrug
belive me, Eduardo da silva is player for you, he play for Dinamo Zagreb, in croatia national team he is the strongest striker... he played against England in Zagreb 0:2 for Croatia and scored for the first goal, he scored also against Arsenal.... This year he score 52 goals, some of them in Dinamo, some for national team.... but he will maybe to expencive.... you can watch...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfXGOGzEAwk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRHw94ACTpQ&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agUK6C_iuMQ&mode=related&search=
andy croat 27
andy croat 27, yep as i have said before the fella looks pretty useful but could he cut it in the premiership tho? this is the thing...
pompeyrug
for pompeyrug belive me, he can..... he is miracle... for dinamo played players like robert prosinecki, davor suker, mark viduka, boban..... but none of them isn't score goals so easy like eduardo. HR watched him before but I think that he is to expencive for Pompey, against Russia many managers watched him (juventus, bayern, ajax....) ask Harry what he thinks about Eduardo da Silva or maybe about Luka Modric. don't forget he score against England, Russia, Italy(friendly match), Arsenal (champion league)... he scored in qualification for euro, 6 goals...how many England players scored by now..,.
andy croat 27
article write by Tom Dart from times, he write somethink for Eduardo http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/euro_2008/article1896445.ece
andy croat 27
if he is that good - after all he is brazilian by birth isn't he - then if we could get him, from what i have seen i have liked him, we should... even tho teams like juve, munich and ajax are sniffing around then if 'arry likes him - if the price is right - the fact that we have kranjcar here already could tip things in our favour?
pompeyrug
he is better than kranjcar..... he run all match, very fast player with brasillian touch
andy croat 27
he is a different player to kranjcar tho isn't he - but i am not thinking like that, i just mean that with pompey already having one croatian here - obviously kranjcar - it might help our chances of getting eduardo?
pompeyrug
Lucarelli would be a good signing. very gifted player.
The Rabbi
thats true -that he different player, I just wont to say that Eduardo have potential to be a world star, they played together for Dinamo and for U21, U19 and now in first National team. He's price is around 8 mil.euro... He is better more than half of players that you mention in yours analysis (DEFOE, ASHTON, YAKUBU, BELLAMY, ROBERTS, CAMARA, SMITH, BEATIE (lol), MIDO?, EASTWOOD, CROUCH, MARTINS, ANELKA, KALOU)...he isn't from big club and that is the reason why did you don't now much of him... but statistics doesn't lie.
andy croat 27
hi ruggers sorry didnt answer your question I was away on business, i am told that frequently when a player "feels unloved" it is because they have been on the fan sites.
russellm
andy croat you used ot think Krunchie was the best player in croatian team, I did read the article at the time of print and it was complimentary
russellm
well hopefully russellm my message to lualua can make him feel slightly more loved then mate :) i would like to hope that the players do read what we say and can take the rough with the smooth - after all on the whole we speak the truth do we not? the majority overrule the minority so if you get some 'idiots' spraying out constant rubbish the others will shoot them down so players will know this... players could do a lot worse than listening to us tho couldn't they - some listen to what their agents tell them far too much, but they are not always looking out for the players best interests are they...
pompeyrug
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey vs The Cherries (Thursday July 31 2014)

Less than 2-weeks to go... Thoughts? (Thursday July 31 2014)

On this day in history...31st July (Thursday July 31 2014)

On this day in history...30th July (Wednesday July 30 2014)

As long as we win! (Sunday July 27 2014)

Pompey well beaten by Ebbsfleet (Saturday July 26 2014)

On this day in history...26th July (Saturday July 26 2014)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Northampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Oxford 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Shrewsbury 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Southend 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Stevenage 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

D-Day Looming
Southend : 01/08/2014 11:33:00
A Smashing Addition
Hartlepool : 01/08/2014 10:52:00
Looking ahead to August for the U's
Oxford : 01/08/2014 10:41:00
Summary of the month of July for the U's
Oxford : 01/08/2014 10:36:00
On this day in history...1st August
Portsmouth : 01/08/2014 10:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

AA says we are done but are we still short in...
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Defence 74%
Midfield 0%
Attack 3%
In AA we trust! 23%