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Football / Re: Kenwyn Good News
« on: August 06, 2008, 05:13:00 AM »

2 months to diagnose, 2 months to fully recover, i hope they not pulling these numbers willy nilly from the air... ::)

Given the situation the club have just followed the advice of leave it, rest and have a look when the consultant feels is the right time.  Your not putting forward any views that I and many other Sunderland fans have and never really had a good explanation.

Kenwynne's leg has been in a brace since the incident so has been healing ever since, they could not operate earlier as there was too much swelling. Sounds to me like they got it spot on just like they did with Wallace's and Whitehead's knee injuries last season.

Football / Re: Sunderland Summer Transfer Rumours Thread
« on: August 06, 2008, 02:31:31 AM »
Strong rumours today about Saha joining us today, watch this space as they say. We have also had a £7m bid turned down for Taiwo. They are holding out for £8m and he wantsa to come to Sunderland by all accounts.

I fully expect to see Evans back before the season starts one way or another

Mid table here we come  8)

Football / Re: KJ Operation Tomorrow
« on: August 06, 2008, 02:16:41 AM »
Great news about Kenwynne guys, can't wait to have him fit again as we have really missed his presence up front. Do you think him and Saha could play together, I think so and with Diouf pushing forward from the right that forward line would frighten any defence in the league.

Mind you I am jumping the gun a little here as we have not signed Saha yet  :rotfl:

Football / Yorke
« on: July 12, 2008, 01:35:47 AM »
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SUNDERLAND'S Dwight Yorke has come out of international retirement in a bid to inspire Trinidad and Tobago to a second successive World Cup finals.
The 36-year-old, who agreed a new one-year contract with the Black Cats earlier this month, is among six players added to the Soca Warriors squad for next month`s qualifying match with Cuba.

The former national team captain requested a meeting with T&T Football Federation and FIFA vice president Jack Warner on Monday, where he made himself available as the Soca Warriors seek to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"I had a meeting with Dwight on Monday at his request," Warner said.

"Dwight offered to play for the national team. The coach (Francisco Maturana) was happy to hear about Dwight's availability."

Yorke, who has had spells at Aston Villa, Manchester United and Blackburn, featured in the 3-0 loss to England in June in what was scheduled to be a one-off appearance after he announced his intention to retire following the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Trinidad and Tobago travel to Cuba on August 20.

Football / Re: Thanks for all the support from Birchy !!!!!!
« on: June 27, 2008, 02:45:12 PM »
How cool is this, one of your players is posting on the board and expressing his views on his omission from  the squad, I am well I wonder what usernames Kenwynne, Dwight and Carlos have on here

Well as a fan, at least you feel all your blood, sweat, tears and money is not all for nought.

agree completely, if a player takes the time to thank the fans well huge respect from me

Football / Re: Thanks for all the support from Birchy !!!!!!
« on: June 27, 2008, 01:54:31 PM »
How cool is this, one of your players is posting on the board and expressing his views on his omission from  the squad, I am well I wonder what usernames Kenwynne, Dwight and Carlos have on here

Football / Kenwynne
« on: June 22, 2008, 03:23:00 AM »
Just back from my holiday and I have found out Kenwynne is probably out till January, I am gutted about this. We are really gonna struggle without him leading the line like he did so well last season.

We already needed to buy one striker but now we need two, we are in for Darren Bent for £16.5m....that's lot of money like!

 :'( :'(

Football / Re: What does Carlos Edwards need?
« on: April 30, 2008, 02:26:39 PM »
Ok so leh we  help the 'Warrior' with some suggestions that may get him out of this 'rut' he is in.

I say the man has to come home play against Grenada; put some beats on men and take a good sea bath, get ah rub down  from ah home gyul and move on.............

He just needs time and a good injury free pre season, he seems to have lost confidence and is maybe worried about getting hurt again, this is to be expected after 2 bads injuries

He'll be fine next season

Football / Re: $15 million for Soca Warriors vs England
« on: April 30, 2008, 02:22:47 PM »
Will I be able to see this game in Turkey, I will be on holiday there at the time? I will be buying a T&T shirt for the game and will be getting Kenwynne on the back.....f*ck England I will be supporting my guys

Football / Kenwynne Superman Jones
« on: April 26, 2008, 11:33:53 AM »
Guys, the big fella was immense today. It was a superb performance from Kenwynne who gave us 100% for the whole game, he is so committed to the cause he shed blood, sweat and tears.

He took a really bad knock to the head in the 2nd half and it looked really bad as both physios came running on and a medic from pitchside. I thought he had swallowed his tongue as he did not seem to move for about 5 minutes but thankfully he got up, he had his wound bandaged and ran at full speed from behind the away goal to the half way line so he could come back on.

People questioned his attitude when he was at Southampton but he was like Rambo out there today, he was battered by Wheater all day but just came back stronger. The whole ground were stood up singing his name at one point, it was a beautiful moment.

Now we safe from relegation Keane can hopefully get a top quality striker to play alongside him, according to the press Keane has said he wants to spend somewhere between £50m and £70m on players.

I am so relaxed tonight, it is fantastic to be in the EPL next seaon again and we still have 2 game left
 :beermug: :beermug:

Another interview

Improbable as it may seem, given all the money, mayhem and hyperbole, English football is littered with tales of austerity. The paparazzi flock to David Beckham, but no flashbulbs popped when he sacrificed a normal childhood to practise and train and, in the case of Kenwyne Jones, it has been an arduous journey to celebrity.

This has been a breakthrough season for the Sunderland forward, who, since his £6 million transfer from Southampton last summer, has emerged as the pivotal figure in his club's tussle with relegation, has been hailed by John Terry as his most formidable aerial opponent and has been valued by his manager at £40 million. Yet the public perception of him does not stretch much beyond the flamboyant hair and extravagant back-flip.

In Jones, Dwight Yorke and Carlos Edwards, Sunderland have strong ties with Trinidad and Tobago and while Roy Keane jokes about “laid-back people - the opposite to me”, nonchalance is another matter. All three travelled far as young men in search of employment, with Jones and Edwards trawling their way through the leagues. And there will be nothing laid-back at St James' Park tomorrow in the derby match against Newcastle United.

Jones, 23, has a football heritage - Philbert Jones, his uncle, was a striker for the Trinidad & Tobago team who came within a point of qualifying for the 1990 World Cup finals - but advantages were otherwise slight. As children, Kenwyne and Kerwin, his brother, stayed at home with Pamphille, their father, while Lydia, their mother, spent six-month spells in the United States working as a cleaner.

He does not plead hardship - quite the opposite - but his story is not dry. “Where I lived in my community, there was a field and basketball court across from my house and everybody would be out every evening playing football,” he said. “We had small goalposts made for us. We'd rush home from school, drop our bags and be out playing football 24/7 until we were called in.

“We'd do athletics, racing in the street, play cricket in the car park by the football pitch and sometimes play basketball. We all lived in the same area, but there were different sections, so we would play in our own little gangs, make competitions. The facilities were not the best, but it was nice growing up where I was [Point Fortin]. I loved it.”

Still a teenager, Jones and Avalon, now his wife, had their first child (Isaiah, who has since been joined by Arianne and Kaelyn, twin girls); responsibility struck. He had been playing for Joe Public and W Connection, established clubs, but if sport was to provide him with a reliable income, some discomfort was required. The alternatives were not idyllic.

“I was 18 and I was on the road for three months travelling round Europe, spending two weeks in different places,” he said. “W Connection put me in touch with Glasgow Rangers and Southampton and I had trials with Manchester United, West Ham United and went over to Holland. It was hard because I'd just had my son and it was a case of make it or join the Army.

“It was not about just sitting back and hoping something would happen and, if it didn't, just being able to wait around until it did. I had a family to support and it was either a case of ‘this is it or I go into the services'. I was ready for that life. You only have a short period of time to make an impression on so many people and it's very hard. I'm so grateful for the talent I have.”

At United, Keane posed for a photograph with Jones (the Irishman does not recall the meeting), but there was no dream contract. Southampton signed him, quickly dispatching him to Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City on loan. Harry Redknapp, the Southampton manager at the time, said: “Back then I thought he had everything but lacked the desire to be a top player. Roy has got that out of him.”

David Nugent, then of Preston North End, had been Keane's initial target - a protracted, unrequited courtship - and there was little fanfare when Jones, who had submitted a transfer request at Southampton and informed George Burley, the manager at the time, that he would no longer play for him, arrived on Wearside in his stead, although there was surprise at the fee. Was. “We have the best striker in the Premiership,” Keane has since stated.

Jones said: “I love it at Sunderland. We've had quite a good season and we want to finish it on a high. I don't know what Roy has tapped into with me, but we have a beautiful team. We have shown that our spirit is wonderful and, more than anything else, we have character and along with your skill and football ability, you really need that.”

Liverpool have watched him and there have been comparisons with Didier Drogba, the Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker. Niall Quinn, the Sunderland chairman and a former centre forward for the club, said: “Kenwyne, on a first-year comparison, is ahead of Drogba and we hope and believe he'll get better. I think Kenwyne's got a bit of everything - he can run, pass the ball well, win headers, he's one of the quickest at the club.

“In time, he can go all the way. But he has to be given time. I heard Graeme Souness describe him as a poor man's Drogba, but give Kenwyne three years in this division and then compare them, not now.”

Jones has scored seven goals in 29 league appearances for Sunderland, although, as Keane has admitted, chances have arrived at a rate of “one every four or five weeks”. Jones describes his own character as “very cautious”, but Newcastle United defenders will not encounter reticence in the Tyne-Wear derby tomorrow. He is stunned by the fervency of passions in the North East. “It is part of the job, although it can be daunting,” he said. “I like to stay out of the limelight.” The limelight has other plans.

Football / Jones - I'm nothing without the team
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:29:31 AM »

Jones: I’m nothing without the team

Apr 8 2008 by Luke Edwards, The Journal
Kenwyne Jones

KENWYNE Jones may have emerged as Sunderland’s star player this season but the striker refuses to accept any individual plaudits as he argued he would have been nothing without those around him.

Jones is an instantly likeable character on and off the pitch and, although he has won a series of rave reviews for his performances up front, including a glowing endorsement from former England captain John Terry, the Trinidad and Tobago international appears uncomfortable with all the praise.

Indeed, a player who has been described as among the best in the Premier League by his manager Roy Keane, is determined to ensure the focus shifts from him to his team-mates following the 3-1 win at Fulham which has virtually guaranteed them Premier League safety this season.

“I think the team is performing extremely well at the moment, that’s three wins in a row and I think the win at Fulham was a big leap towards us staying in the Premiership,” said Jones, who scored his seventh goal for the Black Cats in the impressive win at Craven Cottage.

“We have always kept confident this season, even when there have been times when we have not been on a good run. We are very much a team and everyone has had a part to play in where we are today. I think that is one of the most enjoyable things about being part of what is happening at Sunderland.

“I’ve had a few plaudits this season and I’m fortunate enough that things have been going well for me on a personal level, but it doesn’t really mean anything if you are not doing well as a team. If I’ve been doing well it is because of the team, and I do well to try and help the team. It’s all about Sunderland Football Club and what we achieve from now on that matters.”

Jones’s strength and pace, as well as his aerial ability, led some pundits to suggest at the weekend that the former Southampton striker reminded them of a young Didier Drogba. It was a comparison Jones sidestepped neatly.

He said: “I’ve never tried to be like a (Didier) Drogba or a (Thierry) Henry. Everyone is blessed with different talents. I’ve always tried to be like

myself, not anyone else, and see what that brings. Drogba could have been at Sunderland and not been the player he is today. It’s all about how you adapt to the situation you are in. I haven’t got any idols, it would have to be my family who have helped me get where I am.”

At 23, Jones is also confident that he will continue to improve as a Premier League striker, particularly as Keane will never allow him to stop learning. Having spotted the striker’s untapped potential when he was in the Championship with Southampton, Keane appears to be determined to ensure a naturally laid-back character does not slip into bad habits. It is a trait Jones believes will ensure his manager becomes one the game’s greats.

He added: “He doesn’t let anyone rest on their laurels and that’s a good thing, of course it is. We are not in a position where we want to be slacking off and giving away games.

“He didn’t end up being the player he was without a lot of hard work and dedication and he expects that from his players now that he is a manager. He works hard at being a manager and I think he will get better.

“He is still improving in every way and he tells us as players that you learn something new every day, I think he says the same as a manager. For him to become that great, great manager is going to take time, but he has done a good job at Sunderland so far.

“I don’t think I’ve changed my style at Sunderland. I’ve always been a direct player, but I’m always learning. The great thing is being in a team which has confidence in you and a manager who has confidence in you. Every day is a learning process and I’m glad I’m taking it on board.”

Football / Re: Haway me bonny lads
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:35:32 AM »
 :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

Keane has said he wants £50m to spend on 5 or 6 players next season, can't wait

Football / Haway me bonny lads
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:24:03 AM »
We are on for a mid table finish here guys, today was a massive result and we are now up to 13th and on the tails of Tottenham  :o

We have built up a head of steam and if we keep going we should finish 10th, who would have thought that at Christmas

Football / Re: Sunderland can be a force - Jones
« on: April 01, 2008, 05:15:53 AM »
More from Kenwynne, love the last paragraph  ;D

In-form Cats won’t let up now, insists Kenwyne
Apr 1 2008 by Stuart Rayner, The Journal

WITH seven points between them and the Premier League relegation zone, Sunderland’s top-flight safety seems close to being assured. But Kenwyne Jones has warned Fulham the Black Cats will be “playing as if their lives depended on it” at Craven Cottage this weekend.

The Wearsiders take on a Fulham side on Saturday who, along with Bolton Wanderers, are becoming increasingly cut adrift at the bottom of the table. Sunderland will travel in good heart after four days training in the Spanish sun on the back of consecutive Premier League victories for the first time in seven years.

Although Jones has been unable to join his team-mates because of visa problems, the Trinidad and Tobago striker’s morale is also on a high after scoring his first goal of 2008 in Saturday’s 2-1 win against West Ham United. But the 23-year-old promised greater confidence will not equate to complacency.

“Fulham will be a massive game, but to a club like Sunderland every game is massive,” argued the £6m signing from Southampton. “It’s good we’ve been able to put some breathing space between ourselves and the bottom three, but we’ve got to remain really focused because every game will be hugely important until we’re mathematically safe.

“We will be treating every game as if our lives depend on it. But it’s encouraging the last two wins have put us on the road to safety and I believe we’ll get there because I am confident in the team and its ability.”

Jones was pleased to have produced his trademark goal celebration for the first time since the 3-1 home win over Bolton on December 29. Having missed the 1-0 victory at Aston Villa a week earlier, he was even more relieved to contribute to a winning cause.

“It was great to get back among the goals, especially because it helped us put two wins together that moved us up the table,” he said. “At this stage of the season it could not have been better timed and the whole place has been really buzzing. We were really glad we could put a smile on people’s faces after losing our last two home games (to Everton and Chelsea).

“At this stage of the season we will take any victory we can get and the three points matter more than who scores the goals. After missing the game against Villa because of illness it was really nice to produce something in front of our fans.

“I hadn’t done one of my somersaulting celebrations in a long time so I had to get it in against West Ham. I hope everyone appreciated it – especially the kids – but I hope they don’t try that at home or in the playground. I’ve got to make sure the fans see it again sooner rather than later. But as long as I play my part in helping us win, I’ll be happy.”

Two factors were crucial to Sunderland’s success – Roy Keane’s half-time team talk and the equally passionate crowd of over 45,000.

“The manager knows what it takes to get his team going,” said Jones. “Sometimes he might need to shout, whilst at other times it might be required to be calm to appease the situation. He usually manages to hit the nail on the head and against West Ham he definitely gave what the team needed.

“At half-time we knew the game was there for the taking but needed the manager to really get us on our toes so we didn’t slip into that comfort zone. His half-time talk worked and it showed. He wanted us to be more positive and we were.

“The fans have been beautiful all season and I think they should actually get a prize for that. Maybe that will be us doing well in games like we have recently and staying up this year. I’m really thankful to the fans for their support and hopefully it will continue until the end of the season.”

Football / Sunderland can be a force - Jones
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:50:56 PM »
Sunderland can be a force, claims Jones

HAVING seemingly overcome their lack of Premier League experience, striker Kenwyne Jones last night suggested that Sunderland are ready to show the top flight just what they are about.

A first season back in the top-flight has been one of inconsistency, which has left the Black Cats struggling to climb clear of the relegation zone.

But, after claiming successive Premier League wins for the first time since December 2001, and a first away win of the campaign, there are now seven points separating Sunderland and third-bottom Bolton.

With six matches remaining, most people on Wearside believe survival is a near certainty with a win at struggling Fulham on Saturday a distinct probability.

A third win in a row - the first time Sunderland would have achieved that in the top division since December 2000 - would make it difficult to see Roy Keane's men letting such a strong position slip.

That would be a remarkable situation, given that they have hovered nervously around the drop zone for the whole of the campaign.

Jones, who arrived from Southampton last August, feels that it is almost time to start thinking about next season - but not quite.

"Sunderland have been a yo-yo club and it would be some achievement to break that sequence and go on to become a Premier League power," said Jones, a £6m man with all the top clubs monitoring his situation.

"This season will do a lot for the club and the fans and if we do stay up next season we will build and become a stronger team.

"It was just a lack of experience that held us back and stopped us putting more points on the board, but now we're are showing that we are making good progress.

"We are turning things around and now we're aiming to put a string of results together that will keep us up."

After the ecstasy of celebrating Andy Reid's 96th minute winner against West Ham at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, Keane took his squad for four days' warm weather training in Spain.

Jones and compatriot Carlos Edwards were left behind to training with the youngsters because of work permit problems. But Jones claims he will be more than ready for the trip to Craven Cottage.

Fulham, six points shy of climbing out of the bottom three, are in dire need of points and a victory could pull Keane's men back into bother.

"Fulham will be a massive game but then again to a club like Sunderland every game is massive," said Jones. "It's good that we've been able to put some breathing space between ourselves and the bottom three but we've got to remain really focused because every game will be hugely important until we're mathematically safe.

"We will be treating every game as if our lives depend on it so. But it's encouraging that the last two wins have put us on the road to safety and I believe we'll get there because I am confident in the team and its ability."

For Jones on a personal level, the visit of the Hammers last weekend also marked the start of a return to goalscoring ways.

Having failed to find the net for 11 matches, the Trinidad & Tobago international was on hand to tap in the first half equaliser that put Sunderland on the road to victory.

"It was great to get back among the goals," said Jones, who has six this season.

"At this stage it could not have been better timed and the whole place has been really buzzing.

"We are really glad that we could put a smile on people's faces after losing our last two home games.

"It was quite a long time since I had scored and now I've got to make sure that the fans see it sooner rather than later.

"But whatever happens the team comes first and as long as I play my part in helping us win then I'll be happy."

« on: March 22, 2008, 11:02:28 AM »
Ah wonder if Blunderland cah even beat ah MLS team the wey dey goin?

I feel you may have to eat your words  ;D

« on: March 22, 2008, 10:30:07 AM »
Kenwyne out injured.

We mightn't see he for Jamaica.

There is also a rumour going around that Kenwynne's wife has given birth to a premature baby who is still in hospital

« on: March 22, 2008, 09:58:44 AM »
Kenwyne out injured.

We mightn't see he for Jamaica.

He has Flu

Football / John Terry's comments on Kenwynne
« on: March 17, 2008, 05:59:18 AM »
There were still encouraging words from Terry, who enthused: "He was fantastic and I have played against him twice now. He's a very good player, probably the best in the air in the entire Premier League. He really is that good. All the lads are talking about him afterwards. If Sunderland can stay up and keep hold of him, they have a fantastic chance of kicking on."

Near the bottom

Football / Re: Portsmouth v Sunderland
« on: February 24, 2008, 10:46:51 AM »
.....Keane an asshole, I bet you wouldn't say it to his face 8)
heh heh heh

I have never seen Vieira look so scared

Football / Re: Portsmouth v Sunderland
« on: February 24, 2008, 10:30:22 AM »
Keane is an asshole manager. Any fool can see that Yorke is the best passer of the ball on Sunderland team and Jones needs support and better service. 2 injury and your team scraping, you are a premiership team and should act like one.

Jones is another case, he like playing forward so much that he will do anything to play there, even if its him alone. I believe he should go to a better team in order to save his career because Sunderland is killing his reputation.

Managers are also feeding Jones big remarks before they play Sunderland and it seems it is affecting his game. Maybe they are putting to much pressure on him spitefully and it seems to be working. Rednapp was a perfect example, he told Jones he was the next Drogba and Jones head got big and he lost his game. There is no way on earth Jones could even fit in Drogba shoe, not now, maybe down the road if he gets into a better team and play under a better system and manager.

I am sorry mate but you are talking bollocks, Yorke is coming back from a bad calf injury and is not 100% fit, also this season he has really struggled to make any impact as his legs have gone. He gives the ball away more than anyone else in the team as he needs more time on the ball.

As for Jones moving to another club to save his reputation....well that does not make any sense as his rep has never been higher since joining Sunderland.

The best passer of the ball is not Yorke anyway, I would say it's either Richardson or Reid. However I do agree that Jones needs support up front as playing a lone striker is ineffective without midfield players like Richardson bursting forward.....Keane an asshole, I bet you wouldn't say it to his face 8)

Football / Re: Portsmouth v Sunderland
« on: February 24, 2008, 03:29:51 AM »
Hard luck there Sunderland...keep at it

allya still on dis "drogba" thing
wait a few years to see how KJ matches up

Sol Campbell had him in his pocket today  :'(

Football / Re: Redknapp: Kenwyne is the next Drogba.
« on: February 23, 2008, 02:39:58 AM »
this season
Kenwyne - 5 goals
Drogba- 5 goals

Palos, take dat in yuh pwefen!!

Did I say something wrong?

Does Drogba NOT score goals? REGULARLY?

doh try and pull out now, yuh done get de kenwyne waggonists committee vex already!!

ah love it!!

Ah not pullin out a anyting.

Men callin Kenwyne next Drogba and men lappin it up.

Kenwyne has done NOTHING thus far.

Let me repeat....he has done NOTHING.  Nice start, but that's about it.

Because he tall, powerful and black he is de next Drogba?

You ever REALLY see Didier Drogba play?


Completely disagree with you saying Kenwynee has done nothing, this is first season in the PL andhe has established himself as one of the biggest threats in the division.

He has made mistakes and missed chances but I think any of the teams bar Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal would love to have him. It is no secret that Liverpool were ready to offer £12m for him.

He is nowhere near the finished product but he is still very young and is learning all the time. If he has a hand in keeping Sunderland up this season then he will have achieved something very special imo

It seems some of you don't really like Kenwynne that much, why is that?

Football / Re: New Sunderland forum
« on: February 23, 2008, 02:34:14 AM »
Cartman you tart  ;)

Cheeky git Sandboy, just because you are jealous of my T&T mates  :rotfl:

Football / Re: Redknapp: Kenwyne is the next Drogba.
« on: February 23, 2008, 02:23:49 AM »
ah don't know if i is de only one who SOMETIMES does wish dat Sunderland get demoted and Kenwyne get sold?


Alyuh men real short sighted. Trust me, if Sunderland stay up, KJ stock going to go up even more. And ah don't care what Keane say. If a team come with the kind of money that that performance merit, Kenwyne will be on his way out.

KJ moving up and Sunderland staying up are not completely incompatible.

Here's another scenario. Can you imagine Kenwyne benching everyday behind Tevez/Rooney/Saha Drogba/Shevchenko/Kalou Torres/Crouch(god forbid)/Voronin Adebayor/Van Persie/Walcott  ::)

Everything in its time. When KJ ready to move on not a thing in the world going to stop him...

What a great point, the voice of reason

Football / Re: Hundreds turn out for Kenwyne
« on: February 22, 2008, 11:12:14 AM »
We are not white in is so cold we are a kinda blue colour :rotfl:

Football / Re: Redknapp talks about Kenwynne
« on: February 22, 2008, 07:06:15 AM »
Drogba scores goals.


It's not just about scoring goals mate, he is a team player who creates chances for his team. His all round play in phenominal, remember he is playing in a team which has struggled near the bottom of the league all season. He is our best player by far both up front and at the back defending free kickes and corners.

Football / Re: New Sunderland forum
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:44:34 AM »
Yes cartman big respect. i visit the pure football forum every day and it will be nice to get additional info on the club. BTW have you heard anything new on carlos?                    positive.

Its looking likely he might have some involvement in Derby next week, that seems the vibes anyway
I hope sunlun stays in the prem, i've grown to love this team , not BC of our boys, but the heart you've shown in the last two campaigns, from the CCC to the EPL. i think roy keane is a gutsy manager who's just been extremly unlucky this outing with injuries. i hope carlos gets well enough to play when he's totally ready, he still has half a season to prove he belongs there. ( in the prem).                                   positive.

You should try to get to a game at the Stadium of light just top experience the atmosphere, we are the loudest fans in the Premier league and back our team even when we are losing....unlike Newcastle  ;D

Carlos should be fit soon but imagine how well we could have done if Carlos, Yorkie and Keiran Richardson had been available all season, mid table easy imo

Football / Redknapp: Kenwyne is the next Drogba.
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:40:08 AM »
Pompey boss: Kenwyne is the next Drogba.
By: Sunderland Echo.

Harry Redknapp has described Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones as the new Didier Drogba. And the Portsmouth boss says taming the Black Cats striker this weekend is the key to Pompey continuing their surge towards European qualification.

Redknapp watched as Jones gave his defence a battering in the 2-0 loss at the Stadium of Light last month. The Trinidad and Tobago international has been a revelation on Wearside this season following his £6m summer move from Southampton.

He has helped himself to six goals and given teams a torrid time with his brute strength and power. Redknapp says he see similarities between Jones and Chelsea striker Drogba, with both men possessing the ability to terrorise defences.

The Pompey boss worked with Jones while at Southampton, and knew then he had the assets to make it at the highest level.

He said: "Kenwyne Jones is a threat and I've been impressed with him. "He's a fantastic athlete with a great leap and terrific spring and he caused us problems at the Stadium of Light.

"I've seen him batter a lot of defenders this season. I worked with him at Southampton. He was a player you would be scared to sell unless it was for big money.

"I thought this could be one which comes back to haunt you. He needed to be more aggressive in his play but it seems like the penny is dropping with him. "He could be the new Didier Drogba. That's not impossible. "He's a real handful."

Redknapp also believes Sunderland boss Roy Keane is someone heading to the top of the management tree. He reckons the former Manchester United hero's presence means his side will win their fight to stay in the Premier League this season.

And he lauded his success in getting Jones to fulfil his potential. Redknapp said: "I thought Kenwyne had everything needed to be a top, top player.

"It was all there – but I didn't know whether he'd put it all together. "He was relaxed and I didn't know if he was capable of getting out of that laid-back mode of his, but he's pushed on.

"He has got it all though, believe you me. "Look at him. He has the lot and Roy Keane has managed to get that out of him.

"He should be a top player and I think he is showing that now. "A lot of it is probably confidence. Roy is pushing him and pushing him, and he probably realises what he can achieve now."

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