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At last some striking encouragement!

Pompey are hunting high and low for a striker, maybe we have finally found one that will actually sign?

Fredi Kanoute's agent Christophe Mongai - who made the original claims at the weekend that Pompey and Newcastle wanted him - has been talking to the press again. This time the Daily Star claim that he said Kanoute 'is looking for a return to England' and what is more he would sign for Pompey.

'I know Freddie wants to return to England and if Portsmouth are interested in him then why wouldn't he want to go there?

'They are a successful club and Harry Redknapp is their manager. Fredi knows all about him from when they worked together at West Ham.

'It's Fredi's choice to play in England again but he's scored a lot of goals for Sevilla and they want a lot of money for him'.

At last some encouragement in our battle to sign a striker - if this is true though, not wanting to put a dampener on things.

Redknapp and Kanoute have worked together before so that also gives us the advantage over other interested teams - reported to be Newcastle and now Bolton also - but the £7million - or £8million depending on where you read things - could still prove a problem, as do we really think Pompey will pay this much for him?

My thinking, yes I would like Kanoute here as we have all seen what he can do but I do doubt his ability to score the shear quantity of goal we might be looking for? If his 28 goals in the season just finish in Spain is anything to go by though he will give it a good go.

At a fair price sign him up while we can, but hopefully we bring in someone else too - if that is not being to gluttonous?


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 20 2007

Time: 2:01PM

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The Daily Star? The Daily Lie more like!
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20/06/2007 14:13:00

Yes, perhaps not the most reliable source....would love to see Kanoute at Fratton though (especially if he is keen to join up with Arry as the above suggests).
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20/06/2007 14:21:00

I agree, it would be excellent to see him here - shame he couldn't be just a couple of years younger though.
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20/06/2007 14:22:00

Well, its a start! And if he does sign, then it should surely make us seem a more attractive proposition to join - a playor for-going champions league football to play for us - but his age is a problem
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20/06/2007 14:41:00

'Shear quality' - perhaps subconsciously hoping for a return of Alan? Anyway, Kanoute would be good and I suspect an excellent foil to Benji's running around. Maybe a 15 goal man + a little bt of Kanu style linkup play? When he joins the rest of our squad at the african nations then we're in trouble.
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20/06/2007 14:46:00

Everything crossed for Freddie. Shame we can't Defoe as well what a pair.
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20/06/2007 15:16:00

As one door opens, another closes - aparrantly we havnt maid a bid for yakubu after all - butlets hope we do
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20/06/2007 16:55:00

I would still prefre Pazzini and Yak but this story seems to have been picked up by the TV stations here in france and in the uk and listening over the net 5 live as well , but one striker will not be enough we will surely need another.
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20/06/2007 17:48:00

I would also prefer pazzini and Yak, but slowly these two are slipping away from us - theres been no news about pazzini for weeks, and boro dont want to sell Yak, unless they can get alan smith. It seems strange hoping that another tem signs a striker, when we are so desperate to get one ourselves...
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20/06/2007 18:14:00

i tell you what pompeycarpet, i am watching the england under21 game and i reckon we should offer 7M odd for Lita, he looks the business
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20/06/2007 18:24:00

Kanoute, Defoe and The Yak...
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20/06/2007 19:19:00

I would be pleased to see Kanoute....but I guess I would be pleased to see anyone at the moment!!!!!! still dont see him as "the answer". Totally agree russellm, Lita is an exellect suggestion!, I recon everyone must have been issued a "hands off!" because I havnt heard any rumours about him being linked with anybody!
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20/06/2007 19:34:00

The list of links and who we would like to buy grows ever longer although some recently seemed to have dropped off it. From Kanoute, Utaka, Pazzini, Nugent, Yakubu, Coloutti, Cook, O'Conner, Eastlake, Defoe, Lita, Hunt.
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20/06/2007 19:47:00

nice long list of people to sign there Harry (if you reading) - now make sure that you sign...i dunno, at least 2, maybe 3 of them, then we are sorted!
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20/06/2007 20:35:00

knowing 'arry Liquor&Poker i bet he has already explored the shearer option mate... russellm, have i not been mentioning lita for a while mate...
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20/06/2007 20:52:00

ive seen Lita mentioned by a few people...its just there hasnt been any links, not even in some tabloids, about him. Have you never tried starting some sort of Rumor by posting on this site that we are close to signing someone, and seeing if the idea takes off? it would be one way of dropping hints to 'Arry, although you would probably have to creat a new acount to save your reputation :)
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20/06/2007 21:27:00

that is a no go mate - that kind of thing would give this site a bad name wouldn't it and i dont want this for vital pompey. i know what you mean tho...
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20/06/2007 21:33:00

And why wouldn't he want to come? We are on the up, talking to a Newcastle fan on Monday he made a comment that Diarra preferred going to a bigger club like Newcastle, I thought the Premiership table gave a few pointers in the right direction
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20/06/2007 21:53:00

I agree, if you start putting rumours up and they dont transpire people will think your just trying to gets hits and they wont take you seriously. Stick to the site you have built up so far, its doing great
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21/06/2007 07:23:00

the more compliments you pay mate the more likely you will 'win' the competiton :) clearly i am joking i am as honest as the day is long. i hope that pandapops is not the name drawn now or this will be awkward...
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21/06/2007 09:52:00

well hes definatly better than what we have
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21/06/2007 11:22:00

Kanoute to Pompey...doubt it. He will (if anyone realistically) go to another Spanish side IMO. Dont think he will be leaving Sevilla anyway.
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03/07/2007 13:32:00


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