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Stand up... Younes Kaboul

Stand up... Younes Kaboul
Step up Younes Kaboul!

I love this guy, his passion, determination, no frills football is perfect for replacing Jonno.

He played there in a few games towards the end of last term, and shone. He had a brilliant ability to surge down the flank, much like Johnson and deliver some nice balls in and can score a goal!

He is obviously much bigger than Johnson yet doesn't lack the speed, and can tackle harder. I think he may even be a better player than Johnson given a whole season like Jonno was.

Much cheaper, wiser and easier option than hunting down for someone new. Of course we would need a back up, but then again we need a whole new team
it seems, I'm just talking about the main man, Kaboul! :)

Thoughts on this???

Written by PompeyFCUK.

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Date:Tuesday June 16 2009
Time: 12:14PM


it is right that kaboul did come in and do a job, he is strong, powerful and got forward well - with his defensive qualities better than johnson's, who is no slouch of course...
that said i really do not think that kaboul is a long-term right back - i would even say i think he will be 'wasted' at right back, he is the big, powerful, commanding central defender we will need next season. he has leadership qualities for me, can play football so will do this from the back but would be better suited to a central defender slot...
if we did not buy in then i would have marc wilson and martin cranie as the right back options, we also have that kid, is it hurst that we signed from west brom - altho is he a left back? i cannot remember...
so, like i say, nice idea but not a right back for me.
16/06/2009 12:18:00
passion, determination... yes, he's a good player. But don't we need him at centre back, given than sol campbell is probably going to leave?
16/06/2009 12:18:00
is sol going to leave tho? i totally expected this, but maybe not - i still think distin could, but would happily have kaboul alongside either sol or distin tbh...
16/06/2009 12:21:00
and wasn't the kid James Hurst?
16/06/2009 12:21:00
yep, that is the one and he is a right back.
16/06/2009 12:24:00
well, even if sol doesn't leave, he won't be able to play every game, and probably won't be able to play the full 90minutes that often...
16/06/2009 12:25:00
if anyone can step into Johnson's boots, it's Kaboul. I've generally been quite impressed with him, so I'm happy for him to get shoved in there.
16/06/2009 13:02:00
What about Martin Cranie?? He's a regular England U21 so must be quite good and surelyy deserves a chance??
16/06/2009 13:03:00
When Kaboul left Spurs, plenty of them were happy to see the back of him, but some prophecied that he would be back to bite them on the bum. Especially, they said, with Sol Campbell and Tony Adams there to coach him. Unfortunately, TA has gone and so I hope Sol will stay another year and Kaboul will take on board all Campbell has to teach him. He still seems young but I think he is class and will do for me!
16/06/2009 13:29:00
yep, its cranie or probably even wilson for me aswell - not going to go over my kaboul thoughts again, just view them above...
16/06/2009 13:30:00
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