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Another 'target' slipping away

Another 'target' slipping away

City have been 'heavily linked' with former Pompey striker Yakubu in the past week or so and the tabloid suggestion today is they will step up their bid for him.

With Eriksson now installed as the City manager players he targeted before doing so will now be moved on and the 'talk' is they will offer Boro £12m. Who says this? A mysterious 'source close to the club', this clearly make is true then.

Harry Redknapp has never hid his admiration for Yakubu and would love him back. But with Pompey 'reported' as being unwilling to go above £8m, with Boro claimed to be demanding £14m a few weeks back, should City offer £12m they should get their man.

It is also said that he would welcome a move to City now, but this was also said about a return to Pompey - either my thinking is still he will not be at Boro this season.

Many would like him to come back here - and I would not say no - but it could be a case of another one slipping away as David Nugent appears to be?

Whatever happens though we will carry on searching, as there are strikers out there, even if we are sometimes told others wise.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday July 8 2007
Time: 11:33AM

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Oh boo hoo, we don't need to crawl back to our old players anyway. Let them rot with rubbishy type clubs I say.
Lysimachus
08/07/2007 11:43:00
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City would appear to have money to burn and the agents must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of City spending their money. City were a poor side last year and after Distin and Bartons exit they are a lot poorer. To even be a half decent side next year they need 6-8 players, so all that money will soon be gone and Sven will surround himself with the players that he likes. The Yak is a good player who would have been a welcome addition to the squad but if City are prepared to pay 12million then let them, that is far too much.
Owenspompey
08/07/2007 12:01:00
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Lysimachus you would not be saying that if he re signed for pompey would you mate? fellas i think we should be careful how we put down clubs like city - as eriksson is not a bad club manager you know, so with money to spend he could quite easily get up to 10 players in as he wants... he might not have been the best manager england ever had but he still holds a lot of 'pulling power' - and not just with the laides - in attracting players...
pompeyrug
08/07/2007 12:09:00
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Rug, I have always thought that City is a poisoned chalice, another 'sleeping giant', but lets be honest they are in the shadow of United and will be for the forceable future. Sven's success was abroad, he took a pretty good international team and ruined it, and players dont forget how poor he was, read Steven Gerrards book and he mentions it. City will have to work hard to tempt players, or offer big money, and 10 players would be a massive ask if they are of premiership quality.
Owenspompey
08/07/2007 12:25:00
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they will almost certainly never overtake united - i simply mean they could quite possible be in or around a uefa cup place as we also want to be this season, so we should be wary... yep, it probably was our best bunch of players for some time but we always overhype ourselves anyway dont we - not that im defending him as im not... city do have some decent players tho dont they so if he can attract others - and money does this to many of them - they could easily become an 'in' team... im just one of these people who is always careful about having a pop at teams incase it bites me in the ass :) you could say im a coward...
pompeyrug
08/07/2007 12:33:00
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Wow, someone read Gerrard's book?
Lysimachus
08/07/2007 12:34:00
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Literary genius no doubt.
Tantona
08/07/2007 13:23:00
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When Yak was with us, he gave that extra edge up front in our gloriuos Championship team. He was an integral part of the team that stayed up in our first & second seasons in the prem. Thank you Yak. Whatever you do good luck. Life is about decisions & he has made his. He moves on & so do we.
storagematt
08/07/2007 13:42:00
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Rug, you are quite right, we should not overhype ourselves, but i live up in the North West, and we are always told how big City are and what a huge club Bolton are going to be. City had a decent manager in Pearce who suffered as all the money had been wasted, but you feel if they had held on and given Pearce the money lots of top players, particularly English players would have gone to City and maybe Barton would have given it one more season. We have to believe at Pompey that we are a decent side,who if we dont bloody play 4-5-1 away from home could really push on this year and establish ourselves as challengers for a European place. Our support for our team is the best as the award from the Mirror proved, and everyone up here always talks in admiration about us.
Owenspompey
08/07/2007 14:12:00
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all we need now is Sven to buy Utaka and the Nigerian to be a hit to get that morbid feeling we get everytime Reo Coker and all the others we could have/might have/ or was gonna sign, plays well for some one else
plymouth graham
08/07/2007 14:39:00
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