Vital Football

Pompey Chimes (23)

Pompey Chimes (23)

What happened on Tuesday with Pompey and the media? Lets take a look.

TEAMTalk.com reported that Boro manager Gareth Southgate had stated Yakubu was 'going nowhere', nor was he looking or even asking for a move, contrary to recent reports. I would still be very surprised if he starts the 2007/08 season with Boro though.

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou could be a target according to the Times. They reported that Pompey could battle it out with Birmingham and even Watford to sign him on loan for a year. This was covered in full by Vital Pompey in this article Quiet whispers linking Djourou.

Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini - said to have been interesting Pompey a few weeks back and more recently Sunderland - is going nowhere either according to setanta sports, who say Fiorentina are very reluctant to let him leave. He was not to everyone's liking but I would have still very much liked to see this fella here.

Pompey record signing Sulley Muntari has vowed to 'clean up his act' and reduce the number of cards he picks up in the future. This was another story covered in full by Vital Pompey in this article Muntari to 'clean up his act'.

The thing that really caught my eye though - other than the continued links with David Nugent - was the news setanta sports brought us that our attempts to sign Fredi Kanoute might not be over just yet?

In what they said was an 'exclusive interview' to setanta.com with Kanoute's agent, Christophe Mongai - a man we seem to have gotten to know quite well with his talking in recent weeks - said 'Fredi is happy at Sevilla but, if he doesn't obtain what he expects, he could leave the club.

'There are two principal parameters for him - the family one and the financial one. His family would love to come back to England. It is his first choice if he has to leave.

'Pompey have shown interest but haven't made a concrete offer. This option cannot be ignored'.

We do not appear to be making a lot of progress in public - but this is not a bad thing - but seem to have a few irons in a few fires, so I look forward to hopefully having some deals tied up in the next couple of weeks before we head off to Asia.

Nugent appears to be our number one priority now - and hopefully this deal can be wrapped up - but it is believed that a player that can hold the ball up extremely well, such as Kanu, could teach the young England striker the art of this, as it is needed to improve his game further.

With Kanu destined to leave Kanoute is a ready made replacement for him, but with a greater goal threat also so could he be this man to teach him, even though he pledged his future to Sevilla. So lets keep an eye on this situation - if we pay the price we will get the man, our reported £4million offering will not be enough though.

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday July 4 2007
Time: 8:41AM

Comments

0
The Nug & Freddie show. I'll go with that. Everything crossed!
storagematt
04/07/2007 08:58:00
0
I'm losing the will to live. The rumour mill is claiming another victim. zzzzz
The Rabbi
04/07/2007 09:18:00
0
Only 7 weeks left of the transfer window, so hurry Harry.
storagematt
04/07/2007 09:24:00
0
The sound of Nugent & freddie sounds great storagematt but lets keep are fingers crossed, but i would still love the idea of the Yak returning, he gets around 20 goals a season or more and he is still young so i think he would still be a great signing. but as ever i know 'arry' will do a great job and get the players in, mostly everyone has been doubtin redknapp on gettin strikers in but us lot knowing Mr redknapp ne thing is possible. PUP
pompeydave14
04/07/2007 09:47:00
0
To be honest as long as we get 2, as to which 2 is just guess work. Don't want to be lefy with nothing.
storagematt
04/07/2007 11:05:00
0
I trust Harry toget the signings. We all thought we had given up on nugent - but then it emerged we had had a bid accepted, and talks were under way. Whilst it remains not too likely that we will sign him, the idea that they made talks without telling us is encouraging, as it shows we could be looking at many more than just him!
pompeycarpet
04/07/2007 13:53:00
0
At this rate my quack is going to be busier than Harry and Peter!...Blood pressure, stress, tense nervous head ache...Hang on i can feel an advert coming on, Take Anadin
pentonpompey
04/07/2007 17:10:00
0
Rabbi, have you cut and pasted that comment from last pre season
russellm
04/07/2007 18:54:00
0
What gives gents? i go to Lyon France, rumour about Muntari starts, i go to Lyon again we buy Muntari, i go to Lyon again and there is a new rumour about Nugent and Kanoute, im going to deport my self
russellm
04/07/2007 18:56:00
0
sorry if im a bit behind people but L'Equipe TV also says Yak is going to join Sven at City for £12mil
russellm
04/07/2007 19:00:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Please be Real Madrid...please be Real Madrid!

Ok, despite the fact Real Madrid must 'owe us one' for Diarra, I'm a realist with who Pompey will face...I'll settle for a pre-season friendly at Fratton being against Barcelona!

On this day in history...25th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 25th May.

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop6%
Davies4%
Burgess21%
Barton51%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug67
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue22
4.Copnor4322
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4