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Kiely's dig at James and Nugent bid?

Kiely's dig at James and Nugent bid?

When David James arrived at Pompey Dean Kiely was not best pleased - and he made his feelings know.

After clocking up his 228th clean sheet at the weekend for West Brom in his 700th match - which is some record - he has taken a swipe at his Pompey replacement in the Mirror, 'a lot has been made of David James getting 141 in the Premiership but I've got 228 in all forms of football and not stood leaning against the post for so many years at Liverpool.

'I'm fiercely proud of it and not too many people know about it. It's a by-product of being successful because I've been selected by my chosen employers week in week out for over 17 years'.

Congratulations to Kiely, that is some achievement and some record.

I had nothing against the fella when he was here - admittedly he did not overly convince me - but I know without doubt who I would rather have now.

I do not know off the top of my head the stats, nor can I really be that bothered to find out to be honest, but James has also played some football outside of the top flight for Watford and West Ham, so I am sure that his clean sheet record overall would be higher than his Premiership record alone, but still not as good as Kiely's though.

Whilst on the topic of West Brom - being Kiely's current employers - they are being linked with what the papers call 'a cheeky loan' bid to sign David Nugent, with the promise to sign him for £4m in January.

I had hoped that the topic of Nugent leaving would disappear now that the transfer window has shut, but Championship sides can still make loan moves for the time being, so the 'claims' are that with Harry Redknapp deciding 'he has seen enough of him' and had been 'offering him to other clubs', West Brom see this as a chance to get their man.

To be honest I have had more than enough of the Nugent talks, the fella does not go from being the next big thing - for club and country - to a nobody over night, the fella has fantastic ability and will be a success for Pompey.

He does not want to leave, so if Pompey let him leave it would not only have seen Redknapp waste good money, but also the club making a huge mistake, not in signing him, in letting him leave again!

My thinking - and hoping - is this is nothing more than pure paper garbage and nothing will come of it, the fella needs the support he deserves as he will be a hit here - I just hope that he is given the chance to prove this.


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Date:Monday September 3 2007
Time: 10:23AM


Agreed. Its rediculous that Media have nothing better to write about. All the media in this country ever does, is critisice (Excuse spelling) and undermine, and as a result they un-nerve and often ruin a player. So ***** off and leave Nugent alone...
03/09/2007 11:27:00
There speaks the words of a bitter man. Still jealous from being overruled as Pompey's no.1. Congratulations about your record but that really wasn't the way to celebrate.
03/09/2007 11:47:00
Agreed whizz. He has just turned what should be a milestone and celebaration into a hissy fit.
03/09/2007 12:00:00
thats typical of the man, unhappy in life, bitter and unable to either throw or kick straight in fact unable to distribute the ball to his own players in a premier league team. He is in the league he merits.
03/09/2007 12:16:00
Agree with you all although Russ is being a bit hard. He did play a part in the Great Escape but he also made some mistakes. He is a character though and obviously wants to make his point.
03/09/2007 12:32:00
he's not a 'hollywood keeper' like jamo is he :) yep agreed kiely has been bitter for along time - not just with pompey but charlton too... it is a fantastic achievement, but as others have said i too would have credited him more had he acknowledged it in a more fitting way - not just getting a jab at jamo or pompey. he was always only ever going to be a short term solution wasnt he, yep he played his part, for which i am grateful but i was not that keen on him tbh, as ive said and my bro would tell you.
03/09/2007 13:20:00
with regards to the nugent talks, its typical of this countries press - build someone up all you can, as they have nuge, then when you get the chance hit them as hard as you can, as they also have... i hope that he is here for a long time, i also hope that he is given a fair chance to prove himself and his confidence isnt shattered beyond repair - which is shouldnt as the true pompey fans will not allow this!
03/09/2007 13:23:00
sorry dave, nope i think Kiely deserves it, and all the things i said were the same reasons charlton dumped him. furthermore i will never forget at a bournemouth pre season friendly a couple of seasons back i was about 10 feet away from him and watching Grant trying to get Kiely to kick the ball straight. kiely ignored him and kicked twoo balls out one after the other then said, what would you know about it grant? grant was stunned and just walked over to the dug out shaking his head. yep Kiely made some great saves but he made a lot more mistakes than Jamo and he wasnt as quick either. holywood Jamo, toytown kiely
03/09/2007 14:06:00
i remember you telling us about this when kiely left i think it was, or it might have been when he first 'started moaning' when he was here. it would have been great to have seen grant leap over and beat the crap out of him - i bet kiely would have know about that, as would grant!
03/09/2007 15:00:00
well let me see...not the best statisctic to advertise and then compare yourself to david james - all it shows is he has spent more time playing against a - no disrespect - lower class oposition, and therefore, he is viewed as a - still no disrespect...well, a little... - a lower class keeper. As for nuggent,i just cant wait for him to massivly outshine torres against liverpool, and tair apart caragher. now THAT would shut the press up...
03/09/2007 18:25:00
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