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Mokoena on Pompey and McCarthy

Aaron Mokoena had plenty to say on Friday ahead of the meeting with Blackburn - about us, his former side and a former club and current international colleague.

According to Mokoena, when talking to sky sports, he said 'we are too good to go down,' well maybe he want to try telling that to the likes of Citeh, Leeds, Forest, Newcastle and the like who have all suffered this fate in the past - they would have all though this, and in all honesty many would argue with a little 'justification' perhaps...

Although to be fair I like the confidence he shows and he is right that apart from bits here and there we have rarely been seriously outplayed by anyone, bar Arsenal: 'you can see in all the games we have played, besides Arsenal, we had fantastic games and we created chances.

'That luck is starting to show now and hopefully we can really keep this momentum going.'

He says he is looking forward to his return to Ewood, in what will be an 'exciting game' for him: 'it is going to be an exciting game for me, exciting for the team and with the position we are at and the position Blackburn are in, it's going to be buzzing out there.'

The guy divides opinion - when speaking to Vital Blackburn's Mikey Delap recently he said that the same was the case during his time at Blackburn, but what I would say, no matter what you think of him, you cannot fault his attitude can you, which seems spot on!

To be honest, whilst I am the sentimental type so it would be nice to see him get a little time on the pitch to face his former side, I would be surprised if he started the game and, for me, would only play a part if we were looking to 'sure it up'...

Mokoena also had plenty to say about his good friend Benni McCarthy who he says has told him 'it's about time for him to move on now.'

He makes no secret of the fact that he would like him at Fratton though: 'it would be good to have him on board but obviously, it's up to the manager. He's a fantastic player - he has played in the Champions League and won the Champions League.

'It would be good to have him, but like I said, it's up to the gaffer.'

Not only has Mokoena previously played with him at Blackburn, and at international level for South Africa, they also spent some time together at Ajax - who are just one of several sides throughout Europe being linked with the striker.

'Rumour' and 'speculation' counts for nothing at this point, and whilst I am up and down on wanting him or not I would think that Mokoena could prove a pivotal factor 'should' we be in a position to bring him to Pompey in the New Year, so I guess we have to watch this space...

Although Fat Sam has admitted that it looks like he will leave Blackburn, whilst also admitting that Aruna Dindane was someone that 'interested him' back along: 'a lot of us looked at Dindane, we all knew what a good player he was but we were not in a position to risk the situation with the big injury that kept him out for such a long time.

'Portsmouth were the ones who took the chance and Portsmouth are the ones who are benefiting from someone who looks like a very, very good striker and who we will have to keep quiet.'

Lets just hope that Blackburn cannot keep Aruna, and others, too quiet today eh!

So, there you have it guys plenty to sink your teeth into - as always, you know what to do, leave your comments below...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 7 2009

Time: 10:00AM

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Well I'm a bit of a sentimentalist too Rug, but in all honesty Mocko isn't good enough to get into the side. How he got the captains armband and stayed in so long puzzles me. As for Big Sam keeping Aruna quiet, let's hope it doesn't result in us losing him for a couple of months injured. I think he's gonna get some stick this afternoon. Hopefully Arunas skill on the ball will tie Blackburn in knots, while Freddy sneaks in and grabs one.
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