UK time is: 20:20:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Paper links Pompey with Kuranyi

The 'links' are growing thick and fast now with the January sales just around the corner... the latest name thrown at us by The Mirror is Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi.

I am pretty sure that most of us know who he is, but he is an interesting fella.

He was born in Brazil but his footballing career hopped between Brazil and Panama in his early youth before he went to Germany in his mid teens when he signed for Stuttgart. He apparently holds Brazilian, Panamanian and German citizenship, so there would be no problems with a work permit and with him being a German international he would not be off to the African nations - ever!

Kuranyi has a strike rate of nearly a goal every other game for Schalke, a rate that was just as impressive with Stuttgart before them, but his record of 19 goals in 44 internationals for Germany is outstanding.

The claims are that Ian Broomfield was sent by Harry Redknapp to watch him and he is viewed as 'an emergency arrival in the transfer window' - I am not sure what to make of this statement to be honest...

I do know the fella is top class, but with Schalke playing in the champions league I would not be holding my breath that such an arrival will be happening in the New Year to be honest.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

To join the Vital Pompey debate - in the forum or with comments on articles - simply take a few seconds to register an account.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 14 2007

Time: 2:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
By shear fluke I watched the Frankfurt - Schalke game on Setanta last night. Good game 2-2 with late goals and plenty of fiesty action. Left back Westerman scored both Schalke goals and Kuranyi had good stats but I was not watching him as I would after this article. Used to watch games at Fratton in the late 1970's with a German lad called Gunther who was a Schalke 04 fan.
eastneydave
Report Abuse
14/12/2007 13:49:00

Time to start the A-Z of possible signings.
storagematt
Report Abuse
14/12/2007 15:05:00

oh we've already been doing that for a while matt ;) I agree with you Rug, I just cant see him coming to Pompey since Schalke did make it to the knockout stages of the CL
whitestones
Report Abuse
14/12/2007 15:13:00

it depends what motivates him more i guess, champions league football now - maybe putting him in 'the shop window' for later - or a move to a club with huge ambition...
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
14/12/2007 15:17:00

I dont know about that rug, Schalke are not a small club, they will not have to sell him in the future just to keep afloat, so I think that them progressing further in the CL will only make him stay longer
whitestones
Report Abuse
15/12/2007 03:32:00

Yeah I think I agree Whitestones but he might be a target in the summer depending on how well Pompey and Schalke do this season.. he might have to choose where he wants to play his champions league football !!!
Chix
Report Abuse
15/12/2007 09:08:00

whitestones, i did not mean it as in schalke were a small club or anything - im not entering a spurs mode of pompey supremacy over everyone else :-) - i just meant it depended how much he wanted to come to the premier league now, or if champions league football this season - and maybe a chance to maybe 'sell himself' to another club meant more...
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
15/12/2007 10:30:00

not Gunther Minnerup eastneydave?
blueknight
Report Abuse
19/12/2007 05:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Fulham defender signs up (Thursday January 29 2015)

Pompey loan Fulham defender (Thursday January 29 2015)

On this day in history...29th January (Thursday January 29 2015)

McCallum facing possible 4-match ban (Wednesday January 28 2015)

We've seen you before... (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Pompey MOTM - Southend (h) (Wednesday January 28 2015)

On this day in history...28th January (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Holmes on his way (Tuesday January 27 2015)

On this day in history...27th January (Tuesday January 27 2015)

AA stays! (Monday January 26 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. gentleman jim 135
2. pompeyrug 116
3. Pompeytim 61
4. cornypomp 43
5. storagematt 40
6. eastneydave 36
7. Emsworthianblue 34
8. Copnor43 26
9. mslorna48 25
10. pompeyweller 18

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Accrington 26 10 3 13 -8 33
16. Oxford 27 7 9 11 -6 30
17. Cheltenham 27 7 9 11 -13 30
18. Portsmouth 26 7 8 11 -5 29
19. York 27 5 13 9 -5 28
20. Mansfield 26 7 7 12 -12 28
21. Dag & Red 27 7 6 14 -11 27

Breaking League News

Bell Tolls For Fergus
Mansfield : 29/01/2015 16:51:00
FA Investigate Crowd Incidents
Southend : 29/01/2015 16:41:00
Bridge Gap For Jack
Southend : 29/01/2015 16:33:00
Bingham - Marlon Someone To Learn From
Hartlepool : 29/01/2015 16:27:00
Targets but realism prevails
York : 29/01/2015 16:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wycombe v Pompey?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Pompey win 0%
Draw 25%
Wycombe win 75%