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Kranjcar books his Euro place

Kranjcar books his Euro place

Niko Kranjcar's Croatia booked their place in Euro 2008 yesterday despite a defeat to Macedonia - has anyone seen the footage of the game? Seeing the weather and the state of the pitch was a throwback to the Sunday league football games many of us used to play in as kids...

We all know the importance of Kranjcar to Pompey, but his importance to Croatia is as great, in fact probably more so, I for one cannot wait to see him strutting his stuff against Europe's finest next summer.

So at least one Pompey star is now assured of a placed at Euro 2008 - only time will tell how 'hard' Croatia will try on Wednesday against England at Wembley, but should England get the point minimum that we need then perhaps several Pompey stars could be joining him too with England?

Should this come off - which it should now - then David James and Sol Campbell are the two most likely to join him - despite their ages being of concern for some to be used against them. Maybe Spineless Steve will discard the pair again, with them having 'served a purpose' but although we cannot take their inclusion as a given, or for granted we should not write this off just yet...

Glen Johnson has a fantastic chance with outside - although unlikely - chances for Sean Davis, Matty Taylor and dare I say it Dave Nugent...

Either way whatever happens lets hope that the international scene with the trip to Austria and Switzerland for whoever does go will not be the only ventures into Europe that our Pompey players will be having in 2008!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday November 18 2007
Time: 12:52PM

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i really have very rarely seen any pitches in as bad a condition as that one - it was awful! Glen johnso for england? in fact, if matty can get back in the pompey team, then we could be looking at 4/5 of pompeys possible back 5 in the england team!
pompeycarpet
18/11/2007 13:07:00
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Glad they have qualified, maybe now they wont be too interested against England.
dazza71
18/11/2007 13:53:00
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it was awful wasnt it carpet, did you see the state of the goalmouth - the croatian keeper was coated in mud... teams always want to beat england at wembley - new or old - so slaven bilic will want his troops to do just that, but at the same time so many have the kind of respect for england that would also want us to get through...
pompeyrug
18/11/2007 14:10:00
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good luck to krunchie and croatia in euro 2008, more often than not they flatter to decieve when they make it through to the finals dont they, but if they get it right they could do very well - and krunchie, along with the arsenal fella will have a big part to play...
pompeyrug
18/11/2007 14:12:00
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and there is another croatian being touted as one of the brightes european propects - playing at dynamo zagreb, i think - that someone has mentioned on this site before, and i have seen it being suggested he is inline for a £15 mllion move to arsnal - croatia really do have some good prospects for the future!
pompeycarpet
18/11/2007 14:16:00
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Krunchie is a decent player in a decent 'TEAM' no superstars now that Prosenecki, Bilic and Suker have gone, but they tend to go out and do a good job, last night excepted. He deserves to show his skills on the bigger stage, and i will be proud of him representing the mighty Pompey.
Owenspompey
18/11/2007 15:58:00
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I hope Krunchy has a crackin' Euro Finals as long as we have him on a very long contract before he goes and also as long as he doesn't pop up in the last minute on Wednesday night and slot in the winner ala Israel & Italy .. Interestingly Pompey had a player at Euro 2004 .. anybody remember who it was ??
Chix
18/11/2007 18:17:00
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That Croatian skinhead?
Tantona
18/11/2007 18:39:00
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Mornar was it?
Tantona
18/11/2007 18:41:00
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Ivaca Mornar, never quite cut it did he? Stayed a while but left after a loan spell in France i think, Eastneydave will tell us.
Owenspompey
18/11/2007 20:08:00
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