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Does he have time to prove himself?

Does he have time to prove himself?

Lots has been said about Danny Webber, some complimentary some far from that...

My thoughts on the guy, to be fair from the off as far as his Pompey career goes, are that he is the most natural goalscorer we have at the club and have had for some time.

The fact that he has missed virtually the entire nopower championship season has, for me, hurt us - and not just because we have been paying (his very good I suspect) wages, but because at this level I have little doubt that a fully fit Danny Webber would score goals!

As long as it was as a central striker, and not a wide man in the attacking 3.

When he made his introduction against Reading it was a pleasant surprise and a plus point of that afternoons footballing activities.

Quite why this was for Dave Nugent and not Dave Kitson still surprises me, then again Nugent had run himself into the ground!

We cannot expect too much too soon, and a cautious approach is 'probably' the way to go, although I saw signs of encouragement.

There was a definite hunger and his movement looked sharp, with decent positions taken up.

I would not be expecting any 90 minutes from him, and if he managed a start at all I would be surprised but continuing to give him 5-10 minutes over the next few games gives him the chance to push on for a little longer in the last couple of games.

As things stand I 'suspect', given what he has said about him, that Steve Cotterill is keen for him to stay on beyond the end of his existing deal, which of course expires in the summer.

'If' he can prove his fitness in the final 5-weeks or so of the season then, on the right money of course, I would have no objections to him keeping the no.9 shirt for next season.

To be honest I would 'think' a month-to-month deal would be a good start to begin with, or maybe a 6-month one with the option of another to see him through until next summer.

Perhaps even a 'pay-as-you play' deal?

Either way at this point it is too soon to know if he can prove himself worthy of an extended stay, but as said it 'seems' that Cotterill is keen on this happening and so long as it is right for PFC, again as said, as well as him then why not...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Tuesday April 5 2011
    Time: 2:27PM

    Comments

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    As I see it a pay as you play. We are going to need someone to replce Nugent if / when he goes. There is no way I ca see SC dropping DK even if he does a John Terry on him.........
    MickTait
    05/04/2011 14:42:00
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    I say get him up to speed and play him, the club can then decide if it wants to keep wasting £ 62k per month on the 1 goal in 17 shots, depressive Kitson, or, as I tend to think Mick Tait has a point, the club can discover if it has a worthwhile replacement for the departing Nugent. I hope the club get DK some help- he looks a tormented chap
    Russellm
    05/04/2011 15:22:00
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    Danny Webber is 100% injury prone and as such cannot be a future consideration.
    007
    05/04/2011 17:38:00
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    There must be talent in the lower leagues within our transfer and salary budget. Its up to SC and his staff to identify this talent and recruit it. Not as easy as it sounds I know, but they are out there!
    Emsworthianblue
    05/04/2011 18:16:00
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    I say trust in what the manager wants
    dedmans
    05/04/2011 19:02:00
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    Yes Dedmans unfortunately the manager wants about £15million quid to buy a new team and ge ain't gonna get it.
    Russellm
    05/04/2011 19:51:00
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    We must know better than any other club on his fitness, so if that is not an issue, should be favorites to re sign him if thats whats wanted by Steve Cotterill.
    pompeyyong
    06/04/2011 09:16:00
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    as with alot of things in football it 'could' come down to money? tbh i cannot see that many clubs being willing to pay him too much after so long out, although i do think clubs will be interested. as it stands you would 'think' we are in pole position as he is already here, on the right deal its an easy call for me...
    pompeyrug
    06/04/2011 09:21:00
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    Maybe a pay as you play contract then if we are concerned about his contract.
    eastneydave
    06/04/2011 19:07:00
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