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New striker twist? I think not!

The News is reporting today that Harry Redknapp's search for new strikers might take 'a new twist' after what he said.

'I have got plenty of defenders now. I'm happy there; we've got lots of variation. There won't be anyone else.

'My priority is now finding strikers and wide players.

'We need strikers. I'm still looking all over the place for them but where are they?

'Ideally we'll get two strikers in. If not, I definitely want one good 'un'.

My thinking is our search for new strikers has not taken any new twist whatsoever?

It was always my belief that we were after one top class striker, so this hasn't changed - maybe the fact that Redknapp will have to limit it to 'just the one' as opposed to the two strikers he wanted might have to be the case, but I still see no reason why we could not get two if we really went for it.

I hate going against Redknapp or having a go at him as I love the fella to bits but I tend to disagree that they are not out there!

Yep, we do not want to pay too much but it is a common acceptance that you have to pay a price to get in this quality, this seems to be where we are falling flat on our face.

So it is not so much that we cannot get them, it is more that we are unwilling to get them.


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 30 2007

Time: 5:00PM

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Since when did we believe the local rag anyway?
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30/06/2007 17:09:00

your a hard man to please aren't you mate :) 'arry the strikers are out there if you really want them - but to get them you have to pay the price, until we do we will never get them... time to cut lose and spend some of this sasha's money, even if it means paying a tiny bit more that we would ideally like - unless of course sasha is deciding that 'arry cannot spend the money he would like...
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30/06/2007 17:25:00

bloody hell, my spelling in that comment was terrible...
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30/06/2007 17:27:00

"We need strikers. I'm still looking all over the place for them but where are they?" Under your bloody nose you blind sod!! Dave Nugent, Yakubu, Giampaolo Pazzini, Luis Fabiano, Jermain Defoe, Roberto Colautti - they are all out there! we know they are out there so where the hell are you looking Harry? Grief!!
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30/06/2007 17:30:00

:) i like it TPB and it is so true! it is like i said - it is not so much that we cannot get them, it is more that we are unwilling to get them...
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30/06/2007 17:36:00

yeah, I agree with TPB aswell, hes bang on there!
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30/06/2007 19:29:00

I think Harry will start with Jamo in goal. 3 central defenders, 2 wing backs & 5 in midfield. Oh of course, silly me & 5 on the bench.
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30/06/2007 20:01:00

I agree with TPB especially when he posts comments in Italics ( does this mean a preference for Pazzini i wonder). Storagematt you cant have 5 it has to be 3 on the bench cos we have to make space for slimey silkman and willey the crim
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30/06/2007 20:17:00

Rigters of Holland is the lastest one, but being 21, I'll bet he is not on the list
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30/06/2007 20:21:00

if he was 61 he would be, according to talksport defoe said yeasterday he only wanted to go to a top 4 team, so i geuess he is off the list to for now.
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30/06/2007 20:28:00

No top four side will have him, so he can sod off as far as I'm concerned if that's his attitude.
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30/06/2007 20:40:00

Everton are interested in Alan Smith but would want to shift James Beattie. No, don't even think it! Sorry to mention it!
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30/06/2007 21:44:00

I found some strikers in the post office the other day...
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30/06/2007 23:47:00

agreed TPB no top 4 side will move for defoe - if they do he will be in no better position than he is at spurs, he might win something tho... so again like you say mate he can bugger off elsewhere if he thinks he is 'above' the likes of pompey...
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01/07/2007 00:28:00

Its an expensive market but i like that old saying, "you have to speculate to accumulate" you want a quality goalscorer you have to pay the price.
Ashton Gas
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01/07/2007 09:40:00

exactly mate - you more often than not get what you pay for too dont you...
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01/07/2007 10:07:00

Yep they are only over priced if no one will pay the money, not of harry wont pay its not quite the same thing
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01/07/2007 12:24:00

Everybody wants strikers at the moment, so , like everything else, when demand goes up, prices go up. we have just got live with it. Everbody cant be paying "over the odds" for strikers - its just that there price has gone up. maybe if harry had some experiance in the housing market he would understand...
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01/07/2007 12:35:00

Im likin the thought of Nugent more & more! id pay 7 mil for him! young, english, promising...BUY HIM!
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01/07/2007 16:15:00

Charliechimes, harry says he is too risky
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01/07/2007 21:10:00

if everton wont pay anymore than 4m for nugent - according to the sunday tabloids - then this is going to make 'arry even less likely to 'take a gamble' isn't it? we will miss out, he'll go to sunderland have a good season then 'arry will look back with regrets... we could so easily get nugent - even tho everton would maybe be a preferred destination - if 'arry just took 'a risk' - not that he is that much of a risk anyway! - if we offered even a little more than we may end up desperately paying for harewood...
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01/07/2007 22:01:00

one thing that hasnt been brought up: harry said "one good 'un" or 2 strikers - that implies that if we only got one, we MIGHT actually splash some cash!!! - or maybe not...lets keep our hopes up...
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01/07/2007 22:46:00

it deepends what 'one good 'un' actually means tho doesn't it mate :) i hope it literally means just that and harewood is not classed as that 'good 'un' because he might cost 5m...
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01/07/2007 23:22:00

Eduardo da silva from Dinamo Zagreb, goes to Arsenal for 20 mil eur. Two weeks ago I told you about this great player...I thinks that is better that he go in Portsmounth, becouse he is young and he have a time for bigger clubs
andy croat 27
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02/07/2007 12:25:00

yep you did tell us about him mate, but 'arry would never have taken a 'risk' on him. clearly he is good enough as arsene wenger has... how much was actually paid him - does anyone know?
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02/07/2007 14:34:00


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