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Nugent will get the goals? So says Lawrence

The way that he is going at present I would think that Dave Nugent would have trouble scoring even with one of Wayne Rooney's 'contacts', although this has not stopped him from being tipped to 'rediscover his goalscoring touch'...

Liam Lawrence, who 'feels' for Nugent, thinks that the 'willing runner' who is 'honest and runs all day' will soon start banging them in and is backing him to get into double figures!

So far with only 7 goals in 55 games, even if a lot of them have been as a 'wide attacker', this seems unlikely but Lawrence believes that if chances are continually fed to him that he will take them and is happy to see him working the keepers, as he did against Leicester.

Yep he is a willing runner and puts a good shift in but he also expends a lot of 'wasted energy' as I lose count of the number of times that his poor first touch, or miss-control, sees the ball get away from him with him then having to chase it.

We keep hoping that he will come good but sometimes you just get this feeling that something is not going to work out and it seems very much as though this will be the case with Dave Nugent and Portsmouth Football club?

I would still fully expect him to move on in some capacity in January, and if he does not then he almost certainly will at the end of the season when his contract expires...

What chance he pops up with a couple tomorrow night now I have said this?!


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Thursday September 23 2010

    Time: 5:00PM

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    b o l l o c k s!
    Super Bock 1898
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    23/09/2010 18:31:00

    Well Liam, some one else's actions need to speak louder than your words.
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    23/09/2010 18:53:00

    See people like SB1898 just have that certain je ne ces't pas with words, where as I never think of anything until after the moment has gone!
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    23/09/2010 18:55:00

    Rug you are correct, he can never be a frequent goal scorer, as he has NO natural first touch.
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    23/09/2010 19:05:00

    how on earth did he play for england !??? what was going on there?? surley their must of been better strikers than nugent about? just shows u the crap strikers england have had over last few years...
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    23/09/2010 19:09:00

    He will start scoring when other teams play with no goalkeeper!
    Pompey Malta
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    23/09/2010 22:33:00

    well i've backed him all season but he's destroyed my resolve over the last couple of games. He obviously has the quality to get into the right positions but not the quality or composure to take them... time to play kitson with utaka upfront i think
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    23/09/2010 23:01:00

    malta aswell as no keeper he will also need them barriers u you get when u go bowling each side of the goal....!
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    23/09/2010 23:10:00

    Twice now I've been standing behind the net and seen Nugent coming in on goal, his face goes to terror and confusion; just like Benji's used to before he got his mind right. Nugent is literally losing his nerve and control just as he shoots, he wasn't looking at where he was going to place the ball in the goal he was looking at the keeper; sort of like target fixation, eg: where your on your bike and you think you are going to hit something, you get fixated on it and stare at it and hit it, whereas if you had your mind right you would think to avoid it.
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    24/09/2010 10:45:00

    well done LL - you're doing the mature and right thing. May be if the crowd sang his name rather than rubbishing it it might lift the weight off his shoulders...
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    24/09/2010 18:27:00


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