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Muntari told to curb his enthusiasm

Muntari told to curb his enthusiasm

Harry Redknapp has said in The News that he is looking for record signing Sulley Muntari to calm things down.

'Sulley did pick up a lot of bookings last season.

'He can't to do the same here.

'There's no way we can afford to lose players when they are picking up suspensions for silly things.'

Muntari has what is described as an 'abrasive' style about him but is clearly a talented footballer, although he can sometimes get caught up in things he should not do so - or indeed has no need to.

Redknapp is not looking for him to change his style of play - and rightly so - he merely wants him to settle down a little, curb his enthusiasm if you will, so we can benefit from his quality rather than see him sitting in the stands suspended.

Redknapp also said 'we don't want him to change his game or the way he plays, he just has to be aware what he can do.

'There's no doubt the boy has ability. That's why we paid a lot of money for him.

'But he won't be able to show that if he is suspended all the time.'

Muntari may have picked up 3 red cards - all in the opening 16 games of last season - and 12 yellows but it is believed that his red cards maybe came about more out of frustration at not seeing a move away from Udinese last summer as much as anything?

A bit of extra bite in midfield is fine by me, so long as he keeps it legal and keeps himself on the pitch as it is no good having £7million worth of talent sitting in the stands when he could - and should - be on the pitch.

PLAY UP POMPEY!



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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday June 27 2007
Time: 6:46PM

Comments

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I like th idea this guys got a bit of fight in him! I recon hes gonna be a great signing!
CharlieChimes
27/06/2007 18:59:00
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The 'News' is possibly the least newsworthy rabbit-hutch liner that money can buy. Why don't they tell us what he got his bookings for? If he picked up 3 bookings for taking his shirt off, 2 for dissent and a couple more for retaliation then yes, obviously he can't afford to carry on doing such stupid things. If he is getting booked for making hard tackles that ****** Italians can't handle than that is good for us in the Prem. It's not good on the other hand if he is simply a bad, late tackler - then HR certainly should be having a word and trying to change this part of his game.
Liquor&Poker
27/06/2007 19:15:00
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like i say in what i have written - not that the news said anything of the sort - from what i can gather the red cards were more a result of his own frustration at not getting a move away last summer, what they were for i could not tell you mate, but if that was the case i would think maybe late challenges? italians do not take a physical challenge well at the best of times do they so a physical fella like muntari will get in trouble over there wont he... im looking forward to seeing him, he will get stuck in, which is great but will be a joy to watch i am sure...
pompeyrug
27/06/2007 19:26:00
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i reckon you are right charlie chimes, i watched him play a couple of times and he was bloody good, my Italian colleague says he was frustrated at the lack of ambition (money) at Udine but he reckons as the game in the uk is more physical and flowing it will better suit Muntari's style of play, so lets hope.
russellm
27/06/2007 19:29:00
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Can't wait to have a player in midfield who takes no nonsense from the so called hard men of the premiership. Barton and that other ex-Man City **** - watch out. But you are right, tough is not the same as dirty and this is what he needs to be to have maximum impact at fratton next season. But who's he going to pass to up front. AAARGH.
Et_tu_Pompeii
27/06/2007 19:49:00
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There'll be tears by bedtime and its going to hurt in the morning!
TruePompeyBlue
27/06/2007 20:43:00
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let him loose, we are well covered in midfield anyway
paultsmouth
27/06/2007 21:16:00
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Nothing wrong with aggresion as long as it is controlled. No doubt the quality of the referee & the winging receipient will dictate how many yellow & reds he gets. No doubt he will learn but at least he is on our side.
storagematt
27/06/2007 22:09:00
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I dont care if he goes loose...at least it will scare some of the big clubs out of playing there big playors against us for fear of injury!...(maybe that was why chalton bought ben thatcher...but that was too far). Looking forward to seeing him in a pompey shirt!!
pompeycarpet
27/06/2007 22:56:00
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we are seriously going to be disappointed if he turns out to be the model of calmness and fairplay with an "after you", "no, after you, sir" attitude. Can't see it, thankfully, and it won't 'hurt' some players to spend a little time airborne!
Et_tu_Pompeii
28/06/2007 08:07:00
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