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Benjani and O'Neil on the menu again?

Benjani and O'Neil on the menu again?

Is this 'new news' or recycled old stuff in The Mirror today?

My money would be on a little of both but I would believe that both Benjani and Gary O'Neil are on a 'potential shopping list' for January...

We made no secret of the fact we wanted Benjani back but did not move for him over 'injury concerns', which I guess really translated to 'a lack of money' if truth be known - although we did say we would revisit this in January. I am still not sure on this to be honest; as much as I love the guy will he score the goals we need him to?

As for O'Neil, again he is another that I love and would welcome back but where is he going to fit into the side? The beauty with him is at 26 he still has plenty of time ahead of him so he would be for the here and now, not just the here... Although Wigan, Bolton, Blackburn and Birmingham have been 'credited' with an interest along with Everton and Fulham.

All in all it boils down to money - having enough to bring them in, and of course having this transfer embargo lifted, which we are being told will be the case...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday November 3 2009
Time: 2:28PM

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O'neil would replace O'Hara when he returns to Spurs.
007
03/11/2009 14:55:00
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Anyone else want someone new? Sorry but they're getting on a bit...
FootyFans
03/11/2009 15:19:00
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Not sure if either would fit in now with the squad we have. If O'Hara goes would O'Neil take his role, not sure he would as probably he is a right sided player and Yebda I think is improving every game and would be hard to push him out. Benji, love the guy for his work rate but has he got enough goals in him?? Still got Webber and Smith to bring in to the side on a more frequent basis yet, so not sure if he would get much of a look in.
blarmy
03/11/2009 15:35:00
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Both were true Pompey heroes! However, their day has been and gone. We need a flair midfielder and a proven goal-scorer. Neither will have played top flight football for many months. I feel that the hierarchy are going down this route for sentimental reasons to get the fans off their backs - NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Proven goalscorer and keep hold of O'hara. (But I still wouldn't say no to either - on top of a proven goalscorer - spesh as the ACN is approaching). PUP
BarneyArmy
03/11/2009 17:00:00
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Thoughts are pretty much in line with those above. I'd really like to snare O'Hara though, the guy's a midfield dynamo, makes things happen. Harry's going to want at least £5/7mill for him. Depends how much cash is going to be made available. Proven goal scorers don't come cheap and won't fit in to our new tight wage structure.
cornypomp
03/11/2009 17:13:00
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the mirror described us as carling cup quarter finalists!! not bottom of the league premiership strugglers!
ruffcider
03/11/2009 17:54:00
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Ah thats good, cos were not really bottom now are we, only on goal difference. Also would be great to see the two back at FP, but i dont no if they can still kick it.
PompeyFcMad
03/11/2009 17:58:00
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It's funny how things change isn't it. A couple of months back, before the transfer window closed, we were all desperate to get someone, anyone.... Now we stand back, look at Bengi & GON and ask if they are good enough to get in the team. Things must be looking up.....
cornypomp
03/11/2009 18:08:00
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Right on cornypomp. At the start of the season we were all apprehensive but now we have a team we're falling in love with, who wear their shirts with pride. I like the two players but taking them back for sentimental reasons is not the right approach. We must look for players who will enhance the team. I think Pompey are in a stronger position now and can afford to pick and choose the right calibre of player.
PFCblue
03/11/2009 19:02:00
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o'neil possibly yes, benji no liked his work rate but will never have the prolificacy needed
Super Bock 1898
03/11/2009 19:17:00
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