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Oh, how kind of you sir!

How very kind Nigerian coach Berti Vogts is, he will now 'allow' players in England that have FA cup 3rd round commitments to play these games before linking up with the squad ahead of the African nations.

He has told Kick Off magazine that he would have preferred them sooner but will 'allow' them to report slightly later than he wanted as long as they are not any later than 6th January: 'Although I would love to have all my players in camp at least two days to the mandatory 14 days, I will give concession to those in England.

'But they should be in camp unfailingly in the 14 days mandatory period. By January 6, all players have to be there.

'If they are not in camp by that time, then I will get FIFA directly on this issue'.

What a gentleman he is!

As it happens to be honest I do not think that either Kanu or John Utaka will be needed for the 3rd round game with Ipswich, this is not to say that we will win easily I simply mean that with them going away it would make much more sense to look at someone else anyway.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 13 2007

Time: 8:00AM

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this is such bull, FIFA needs to step in and deal with this issue, they need to make a ruling on when national coaches can get their players to report and also reconsider when the tournament is played (its messing up many of the top leagues, especially the frenchies)
whitestones
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13/12/2007 05:33:00

i still think it is played at a stupid time in the league calender but still not have any sympathy with the fact that we will lose players - we knew this would happen when they signed... my issues always have been with this 'early call up' theory that vogts had, but what a 'kind man' he is giving us - and others - permission to use out own players for the fa cup game, which should have always been the case anyway! that said, like i said i dont think that kanu or utaka would be missed if they didnt play that cup tie...
pompeyrug
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13/12/2007 08:24:00

Shame he didn't speak to F**k Off Magazine - Kanu, John, remember what he did to Scotland! Be careful.
Et_tu_Pompeii
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13/12/2007 08:45:00

If they don't move the ANC to the summer, the tournament will utlimately end up losing many talented players to club football. At the end of the day, the clubs pay the bills.....half the African football federations seem broke or corrupt these days anyway (I seem to remember Togo going on strike at the World Cup because they weren't paid).
Tantona
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13/12/2007 08:49:00

problem with moving the tournament to our summer, is that this would be in africas wet season, which could cause imense problems with games as many of them would be flooded out. it is a real pain having the tournament mid-season, but clubs know this when they sign the players so should take this into account when buying these players in.
oxfordspur
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13/12/2007 09:01:00

i have no prob with the acn except the frequency..why every two years??..imo it should be held every 4 years..it would ease a clubs apprehensions before signing an african player and thus benefit one and all..simple!!
essientric
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13/12/2007 10:59:00

I've been asking fir ages why every 2 years. It has to be money & nothing else. Never one for being pc, a lot of these African countries see it as a why of gaining revenue & distracting the other problems they have.
storagematt
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13/12/2007 11:17:00

I dont know why everyone is bitching, we new they were african when we bought them
russellm
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13/12/2007 13:55:00

and whilst Sulley has in theory a great idea for playing the tournament in our summer it does not suit the local domestic season and the whole point of the tournament is to improve local african football.
russellm
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13/12/2007 14:13:00

I've had enough of this competition already and it aint even started yet... My views change like the wind .. especially when Mr Vogts comes out with statements like he does ...'I let you use your players..' how very kind of you sir, we are honoured to be in the presence of such a successful National Coach.. we realy are....BUT.. on the other hand I agree with Rug and Owens it's not like we didn't know they were Africians... Get on with, get it over and done with I say and they we can go back to what really matters...
Chix
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13/12/2007 21:36:00

Don't ya just love this guy ! Pure balls ! Wish he'd been the England manager last World Cup...no wags... no pints... & you're only as good as your last game. Hope Mr. Capello has the same attitude. Put in enough work & you'll get your chance. I know you're a bit *****ed at the guy Rug, but you have to admit his " no weak as a gnat's knee " attitude is refreshing.
Toronto4Pompey
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14/12/2007 00:24:00

We'll be fine no matter what happens I reckon. A creative right mid fielder & another striker would help though. Who knows. Maybe Matty & Nugent will be " indispensible " by the time the others get back. Main thing is, our defence stays intact which should get us a few more clean sheets.
Toronto4Pompey
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14/12/2007 00:27:00

fair play mate, he is showing strength isnt he - from his point of view they are nigerian internationals first and club players second arent they - so i hear what you are saying, good point...
pompeyrug
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14/12/2007 12:27:00

 

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