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Pompey boys - Martin Cranie

Pompey boys - Martin Cranie

Martin Cranie became our fourth signing when he arrived from the lot down the road on 26th June, for a tribunal decided fee that eventually cost us something in the region of £400,000.

There is not much history with Cranie, as the 20 year old has played less than 50 matches in his career so far, but the former England U20 does have a bright future projected ahead of him.

Yeovil born Cranie signed for the Saints straight from school and played in their youth side that lost the 2005 FA youth cup, also playing a part in their losing play off side last season.

Loans with Bournemouth and his hometown club Yeovil brought him first team football, though what his future with the Saints would have been only he will know, but he decided against signing a new contract and the lure of Premiership football with a 'big club' - his words, proved to strong as he made the switch from the red to the blue half of Hampshire.

Few make this switch, but Harry Redknapp clearly feels he is good enough on the field and strong enough, both on and off it to succeed or he would not have signed him. He appears to have the quality that is needed and is tipped to go all the way to the top.

His background with the lot down the road will inevitably count against him for many, but my thinking is so long as he gives 100% I could not care less that he used to don a red and white shirt - as he is a Pompey player now!

Another excellent acquisition by Redknapp and a player that will have a long and important future with the club as a right back, or a right sided midfielder.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday July 23 2007
Time: 8:36AM

Comments

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He moved from st. fairies. THIS MAN HAS BEEN SAVED, STEP UP HERETICAL SCUMMERS AND BE SAVED.
Lysimachus
23/07/2007 10:39:00
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soon there will be the NEW CRANIE TESTAMENT, A religous conversion on the way to fareham. GOD SAID FOLLOW THE MOON AND THE LIGHT and as the lords did speayke unto he and follow the lords bidding the tribe of cranie did and LO the moon and the star took him to a park..... FRATTON PARK and the holy words took the blindness from his eyes and the tribe of Cranie learnteth begat ball control and knowing the jubilee of the star and the moon at the park he cried unto the lord I am yours !!! cast out mine evil scuminess that i may play the path of righteousness. so we signed im up and jobs a goodun
russellm
23/07/2007 22:02:00
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and may rabbei bless those words russelm :) ... he wasn't with scum to long...maybe he wasnt infected
pompeycarpet
23/07/2007 22:11:00
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amen to that russ...
pompeyrug
23/07/2007 22:58:00
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any player that openly snubs the scummers, even before he gets another offer from a club is OK with me! I say if he sucks then he is infected and it is to late and we can loan him out to his old mates at Yeovil. But atleast the lad wants to play for us.............
Sachas_Brother
24/07/2007 13:22:00
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he has looked pretty useful from what i have seen of him so far - i give him the thumbs up...
pompeyrug
24/07/2007 15:05:00
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