Where next for Kewell?

Tuesday, 25th May, 2010
Galatasaray have announced they won't be resigning Harry for the upcoming season along with other players including Jo, Leo Franco and Giovanni Dos Santos. They cited age and injury as the major reason for not resigning Harry. The Galatasaray board and Harry's manager Bernie Mandic could not come to an agreement over the Harry's wages for next season with Mandic said to be demanding 3 million Euros for a 1 year contract. Galatasaray did not feel Harry was worth that much and offered a reduced contract which didn't appeal to Harry.

So where next? French champions Olympique Marseille were rumoured to have signed an agreement with Harry back in January and other clubs such as Manchester United, Fulham, Sunderland and newly promoted Newcastle United have all been mentioned with Harry.

Below is a video of a game that the Marseille board have in their memories, a 0-4 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League with Harry getting two assists.

Just over 3 weeks to go!

Friday, 21st May, 2010
Harry and the rest of the Socceroos are back down under and are preparing for their first match against Germany on June 13. Australia have 3 friendly matches lined up before the big match against Germany. They play New Zealand in Melbourne on the 24th and then have face the USA and Denmark in South Africa. Australia's manager Pim Verbeek has ruled out playing Harry in the New Zealand match but it is unknown whether he will feature in the other two friendlies. There has been much speculation surrounding Harry's fitness how the manager doesn't seem too worried saying on Tuesday, "He left his family in England and came earlier than anybody else and it says enough about what Harry's willing to do. He's not ready for the New Zealand game I can tell you now straight on. He will be ready when we start the World Cup against Germany and that's all that matters. He had a morning session training, he had an afternoon session training, he was in the swimming pool at five o'clock in the afternoon, he's training three times a day."

In the meantime, a lot of the galleries here have been updated including the Politix gallery, Magazine Covers and a new World Cup 2010 gallery.

He's back...minus the clothes!

Sunday, 2nd May, 2010
Well, 110 days had passed since Harry was last seen playing for Galatasaray but he finally made his long awaited return last night in Galatasaray's 1-0 victory over IBB. Harry didn't have time to make much of an impact however, playing only 3 minutes after coming on for Milan Baros in the 88th minute. Before the match, Lucas Neill commented that "Harry is in good form - he was desperate to play last weekend but the manager thought it best he didn't get involved in such a high-intensity game as his first time back on the pitch." Neill also said, "but we've missed him and it's great to see him back in training - great for Galatasaray but more importantly for Australia at the World Cup." Lucas was unable to play in the match having picked up a red card in the previous match against Bursaspor.

For Galatasaray, it looks unlikely that they will be playing in the Champions League next season with Fenerbahce and Bursaspor set to battle it out for the top spot. A Champions League spot may have swayed Harry's decision in playing for Galatasaray next season however we will all have to wait and see how the discussions between the Galatasaray board and Harry's agent turn out.

Meanwhile back home, Harry has followed in the steps of Freddie Ljungberg, David Beckham and most recently Cristiano Ronaldo by appearing in advertisements for underwear. Harry who is the face of Australian men's fashion brand Politix is helping them promote their new underwear range. Talking about the topic Harry said, "There's only one David Beckham, but he's opened up a whole other avenue for a lot of footballers". When talking specifically about the underwear photoshoot, Harry said "It's all natural. There are no touch-ups."

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