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I am not at all keen on this one...

I am not at all keen on this one...

...and my own opinion is that I hope it is nothing more than a 'column filler' in the local Newcastle papers to be honest!

It is 'said' that Harry Redknapp - who is being linked with just about every striker there is - is thinking of 'testing Kevin Keegan's resolve' to keep hold of, and get the best out of Shola Ameobi by making an offer for him...

Yep, as I - and many others - keep saying a striker signing would be good, and I also know not everyone agrees, but we only want to sign a striker if he is an improvement on what we already have, 'links' with Bobby Zamora and Ameobi in my thinking smack of desperation.

I mean no disrespect to either, as both are good footballers, but you have to ask yourself despite Redknapp's ability 'to get the best out of players' are either - Ameobi particularly in my thinking - an improvement on what we have? My answer is no... I do not think I would be alone, even many Newcastle fans would probably also agree!

So I would rather we did not sign a striker at all rather than signed one for the sake of doing so, I would much rather persist with what we have and give Dave Nugent a decent run.

I wonder who will be served up next... Stevie Claridge must still be kicking about somewhere, even at his age I do not think he could work any less - effort wise - than some we already have, he would come cheap and could get his 1000th league game under his belt couldn't he - or did he already manage this?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday January 22 2008
Time: 1:35PM

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A lot of hear say, treat it all with a pinch of salt until it happens. Sometimes we get a player with very little or no warning. Totally agree no point buying a player just to get us thru to May & then want better come the summer.
storagematt
22/01/2008 14:07:00
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I'm sure someone will come in, but at this crazy time of year I expect half of what we read is generated by players' agents trying to put their charges in the shop window.
Tantona
22/01/2008 15:43:00
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I think I prefer our existing strikers. For those on offer, one is too bling, another too tall, some too old, Fred who? and various "Star War Type" names, No thanks.
007
22/01/2008 15:50:00
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as a last resort, ameobi ON LOAN til the africans return wouldnt be a bad idea, if we didnt have the funds to support any other players...
jbaker
22/01/2008 16:19:00
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'arry seems to be pushing the claims for baros - he has confirmed an interest, so i will add my article on that shortly... it is crazy season isnt it, i would like to think we have some cash but it doesnt look like it does it so we would have to sell before we buy and not too many will loan players will they, particularly quality players...
pompeyrug
22/01/2008 16:39:00
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There's a lot of silly talk out there. I'm surprised nobody's linked us with a Sheringham return!
tracyc
22/01/2008 17:15:00
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He's crap. Hardly the dream striker we're after.
stillthewhizz
22/01/2008 17:26:00
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28 goals in 168 appearances .. Not what I call a quality striker... If he comes here it'll be like we've picked up a player from Keegans skip during his clear out... This (hopefully) is just paper talk... Keegans looks to offload + Pompey need a striker = Shola to Pompey... now if it was Owen .. that'll be a different story... well a fairytale no doubt !
Chix
22/01/2008 20:05:00
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28 in 168...if you remove the 100, its still not amazing! no, i dont think we need him!
pompeycarpet
22/01/2008 21:21:00
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both him and zamora I would potentially take on loan just to add depth but Nuge is our future and if we wana make that money we spent on him in the summer worth anything we have to have faith in him and give him his chances
whitestones
22/01/2008 21:34:00
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