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Just a thought on Kalinic...



I'm sure many people were gutted when they heard the news that one of the most promising signings we were going to make in a long time, apparently slipped from our grasp?

Well, apparently the deal could still be on...

Here's my call...

He flew into England to have negotiations right? Then flew out the country to have 'talks' with Porto... which are based where... Portugal! Where did the entire Pompey squad go the next day? Oh yeah... Portugal!

Now I'm not saying he's training with the squad or anything like that, but with the manager being over there, and the team, maybe he is getting a real inside look into the teams goings on, while having chats with Hart and the boys?

Just an idea.

Written by PompeyFCUK.

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Date:Saturday August 1 2009

Time: 2:01PM

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I am afraid you are wrong. If you research a bit more, you will see that Kalinic never went from Pompey to Porto.. He went to Blackburn and they made him welcome there and made an offer acceptable to both Kalinic and his agent.. So he NEVER went to Porto.. Quite what will happn no-one knows, but Pompey just have to match or better Blackburn's offer for sure to have any chance
PompeyExile
Reckon you could be right there Rug, must admit I thought much the same. Not sure what to make of the Blackburn already signed him story. As an aside, just picked up 'Match' mag for my lad and they reckon they have heard a rumour that SAF wants to sign Ronaldinho and could be offered 250k a week. God knows where they got that from, but maybe, just maybe.
blarmy
Is a nice thought and I was thinking along very simular lines. If what we read is true it looks like it is up to Kalinic. He can either come to us andf play along side Niko or do what his agent wants and sign for Blackburn. Shame that money and agents seem to dominate deals, if you took them out I bet Kalinic would have signed by now. My fingers remain crossed :I) PUP
bleeding blue
I am afraid you are wrong. If you research a bit more, you will see that Kalinic never went from Pompey to Porto.. He went to Blackburn and they made him welcome there and made an offer acceptable to both Kalinic and his agent.. So he NEVER went to Porto.. Quite what will happn no-one knows, but Pompey just have to match or better Blackburn's offer for sure to have any chance
PompeyExile
not my thoughts guys - as im always willing to publish ideas that are suggested, have done the same with the above...

as for what i think - god knows what i think about this now...i thought we would never sign him then really thought we would, then it seemed like it was a no go without a doubt? i still hold out hope, but im not sure what to make of the blackburn offer - not sure its as 'signed and sealed' as some reports say and do still feel he wants/wanted to come here but not sure we can meet split's demands?
what i do know is, no matter what his ability turned out to be in the long term, an arrival like him would really lift spirts - and that is what we need right now!
pompeyrug
Not sure why my post appeared twice. All I did was a screen refresh..
PompeyExile
Reckon you could be right there Rug, must admit I thought much the same. Not sure what to make of the Blackburn already signed him story. As an aside, just picked up 'Match' mag for my lad and they reckon they have heard a rumour that SAF wants to sign Ronaldinho and could be offered 250k a week. God knows where they got that from, but maybe, just maybe.
blarmy
like i say, not my thoughts and i do not know, but to say that kalinic 'never' went to porto but did go to blackburn 'might' again not be true PompeyExile? we only 'know' that kalinic went to blackburn because his agent said he went to blackburn, we only 'knew' that porto wanted him because his agent said so - we should know by now that what agents say and what happens are almost always different things...who knows what is really hapenning/will happen?
pompeyrug
i think, for some reason on an article suggested by a member that is published in the 'vital pompey members corner' that if you refresh the page rather than leaving it and coming back this double posts for some reason? no sure why tho...
pompeyrug
They've never been in Portugal, they have gone straight to Blackburn on Tuesday when people at Portsmouth told them they have to wait till Friday for negotiations cause of their money situation, obviously that didn't sat to well with Kalinic's agent Erceg, actually it didn't sat well at all because he confirmed yesterday (Friday) at evening that Kalinic signed for Rovers an that only thing keeping them from officially announcing it is the players work permit which should be acquired soon.
Antenov CRO
Nikola Kalinic is due to sign for Blackburn rather than Pompey according to reports in the Croatian media. The Hadjuk Split and Croatia international striker had been set to sign for Pompey last weekend, but it seems the deal was delayed and allowed Rovers to step in. The player is thought to have agreed terms and passed a medical. Kalinic's agent Tomislav Erceg explained what happened after he and the player arrived in England early this week to sign for Pompey. "When we arrived in Portsmouth on Tuesday, they told us to wait until Friday morning. We didn't want them to play games with us so we decided to leave straight away for London," he told sportal.hr "In the meantime we receive a concrete off from Blackburn, who were since the beginning interested. So we immediately left London for Blackburn." And Erceg revealed the pair never followed up a reported offer from Porto. "We didn't go to Portugal, the last few days were spent in Blackburn. They greeted Kalinic like a true star, they are expected big things from him this season." The player will cost Rovers 7 million euros and Hadjuk president Mate Peros revealed all went very smoothly. "We received the official offer and I have to admit that it was the best one of all the ones we have received to date for Kalinic. Very quickly we finished the talks with the club [Blackburn]. We had a number of offers for Kalinic, but this one was absolutely the best." link here
PompeyExile
pompeyrug - posts are written twice if you still process the update from a cache or wherever you capture the 'Have your say'. I suggest that once someone has posted, you clear the stored area.
PompeyExile
far too technical for me, i just write articles, publish them and make comments cache and sorted areas mean nothing to me :-)
pompeyrug
dont really care about this bloke now just want the takeover done and dusted and then we can go to the next target.
pompeyhussler
the thing is though this could come back to bite us in the ass. nico would of signed a new contract if his mate signed but now will leave on a free at the end of the year.. so why dont we match blackburns offer because it will cost us nico if we dont.
pompeyhussler
It does look like Pompey handled this really badly, if they'd pandered a bit to him and his agent he would have signed for us. I'm suprised Storrie let this happen with all his experience of signing players. Also agents are crippling football! Still that's one that got away - lets look to the next one.
tracyc
I'm going to have to boo him, of course! Allowing his agent to dictate to him has gained him membership of the 'mercenary footballer' club. I hope he's rubbish and is injured in his first match for Blackburn. Anyway, how come they've got loads more money to spend than us?
Et_tu_Pompeii
Hello I have not been on here for a long time but I should say was it was nice to see you stay up last season after Madrid received Diarra from you. well done. Sign Kalinic if it is a possiblity for you, all Europpe thiinks well of him especially here in spain - Villareal and Valencia wanted him recently- http://www.goal.com/en/news/12/spain/2009/06/24/1344501/valencia-tracking-croatian-forward-nikola-kalinic-reports. Also I read Finnan has signed on you, we didnt see much of him in spain for Espanyol but he hurt himself against Sevilla. he seemed a good defence for Liverpool .
saviolafan
lets face it we all wanted him but uncle peter dint want him enough...the fact of the matter is i dont think we have the money to pay for him..full stop. and SAF is looking more and more like a bit of a "del boy"...i really don't think he has anough money to buy the club properly..thats why Sasha bills are still being paid Hay Ho..at least Im still feeling OK about our chances of staying up.
plymouth graham
Et_tu_Pompeii - You'll probably find they're using the money banked from Santa-Cruz.
powered_by_pies
Another balls up. No doubt the lad will come back to haunt us. Are we being run by a bunch of muppets or what???
storagematt
As much as I would have liked to have seen Kalinic at Pompey, it looks nailed on now that Blackburn have snatched him. It's such a pity because amidst all the gloom the thought of securing him suddenly shone a bit of light. One man doesn't make a team though, and it's a team we need above anything else. Lets just hope we can get in just a bit of quality in the next weeks, because by God we need it.
cornypomp
 

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