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Media stirring things up!

Media stirring things up!

My first thought when I looked at the latest news SKY Sports were offering us on what Kanu is said to have told Nigeria's Kick Off magazine was 'for f**k sake I've had more than enough of this fella'.

This is what he is meant to have told Kick Off magazine.

'If I have to leave England completely in order to get the kind of contract I want, then that is what I am going to do.

'I have shown my commitment to the club and I would like to stay at Portsmouth, but I cant accept a one-year deal.

'I have been in football for a long time and I know what its about.

'I don't want to keep driving four hours every day from London and back.

'I want to settle near the club and the training ground. A one-year contract means that I cannot do that. By the time I spend between five and six months looking for a house, putting things together and moving in, most of the season will be gone. No player can give his best in that kind of situation.

'And then what happens if I do not get a longer offer? I have to start thinking about moving again? I have a young family and I have to think about them too. It is not only about Kanu anymore.'

Most - if not all of this looks very familiar to me - and from several weeks ago at that.

Whilst I am fed up with the situation as it is and feel time has come for a decision, after reading what SKY Sports say he said in this magazine - probably several weeks ago mind! - this is the clearest indication to me that the media are more than doing their part to blow the Kanu situation out of all proportion!

Kanu must put up or shut up, this cannot be disputed but for the vast majority of the time when Kanu has been said to be 'moaning' and 'whining' I have always had my doubts about how much he actually had been.

This latest attempt has more than convinced me this is exactly what the media are doing - and that is portraying Kanu as the out and out bad guy, which I do not - naively perhaps - think he is!


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Date:Tuesday June 12 2007
Time: 10:39PM


whilst i do not doubt that kanu has said these thing - i feel these are things he said all that time ago when he first made his demands... my thinking is that the media are just re using and re hashing these same comments as they see fit to make it look as tho kanu is over and over ago making demands... i can understand why kanu is saying what he is saying, but i can also see why the club have the stance that they do... however i do not think - and i am more convinced now - that kanu has naybe made the repeated threats he is often said to have... this situation will come to a head by the end of the month one way or another - my personal view is that kanu will be leaving the club...
12/06/2007 23:15:00
On the kind of money he's on, a year ago he could have moved his family into a fantastic apartment or house in this area. People do it all the time - real people in the real world - but he chose to stay in London. That's fine but, Kanu, don't keep whinging about travelling. Two years in a place is a long time. Even buying a house down here would have been an investment. What is it with these blokes, eh? Footballer is an EASY LIFE.
13/06/2007 07:33:00
yep, you can more than argue that - and righty so... it was always looking likely when he signed that he would get a second year at least - even if it isn't now - so had he got something sorted long ago he would not be in the situtation now would he? when all is said and done tho he is not short of a few quid is he, so he could have easily afforded to have done what what Et_tu_Pompeii says...
13/06/2007 09:40:00
Maybe with Kanu we are starting to see another case of "the boy who cried wolf" either way stay or go, just get on with it...........
13/06/2007 13:45:00
it could well be that Sachas_Brother, altho i really do think this 'latest threat' is in actual fact the 'threat' from sometime ago that has just been found in this nigerian mag... agreed tho, decision time is long over due - one way or the other something will be decided in the next couple of weeks...
13/06/2007 18:24:00
I reckon E_T_P has it right, and the reality is he will have lost the respect of the majority of the fans. The club brought his career back from the dead, if he had shown the commitment to move then he would be in a stronger postion, he didnt, loyalty doesnt matter to him so its probably for the best that he should go
13/06/2007 19:18:00
Today I had a daymare that we will buy an african and spend the summer trying to source a loan non african striker, hope i am wrong
13/06/2007 19:42:00
i too hope you are wrong mate...
13/06/2007 23:06:00
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