Portsmouth - Harry: 'Pairing Failed'
UK time is: 03:06:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Harry: 'Pairing Failed'

Harry: Pairing Failed

Harry has said that Lua Lua and Kanu up front together, just doesn`t work. Redknapp believes that the two players are too similar.

Lua clearly didn`t have one of his better days and we lacked the determination of Benjani up top. Kanu scored his fifth goal in seven games, with Andy Cole playing the last ten minutes.

Harry said;

'Playing them together against Spurs didn't quite work. Both Lualua and Kanu are a little bit similar in that they both like to come deep and get the ball to their feet.

'In contrast, Benjani likes to get in behind the defenders, while Andy Cole is happy receiving the ball to feet further up the park. So I'll have to look at it next time against West Ham.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 3 2006

Time: 5:57PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
lua lua was very poor
lmatthews
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 18:25:00

agreed Les, his failure to spot a pass has always left me frustrated, although as we know already this season he can win a match for you. perhapse. Harry is reluctant to let Benjani and Kanu play up front perhapse because of the way they both alternate play and i think both need to try to play along side Cole for a while. Krunchie was dissappointing in the first half, refusing to tackle back and failing to fill the space when it appeared so defoe and others filled it instead. He just needs a few more games to aclimatise.
russellm
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 21:26:00

we looked poor defensively down the left, taylor gives dejan cover
lmatthews
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 21:35:00

Benji is Harry's workaholic, Kanu is the scorer, Cole isn't match fit and Lua Lua can't or won't pass the ball. None of them will get to the magic 20 goals this season. Yak after two season's still hasn't been replaced. My favoured front two are Benji & Kanu, drop Lua Lua with Cole on the bench. Lua Lua might be able to turn a game or produce a bit of magic but how often does he really do that. The only time he done that last season was against Arsenal at Fratton Park then got injured and we never saw him again.
nelson
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 22:01:00

Let Benji & Kanu rough up & run the defence ragged. Bting LL & Cole on for the lats 15-20 to poach a few goals.
storagematt
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 22:24:00

Get rid of LL and sign Defoe we all saw on Sunday defenders don't like playing against him. Hopefully buy then Spurs will be out of the Uefa Cup, and Carling Cup then not so much first team opportunaties for him with Berbatov Keene and Mido fighting for places
nelson
Report Abuse
03/10/2006 22:41:00

I'd hope not to see LuaLua and Kanu paired together again too often, certialnty didn't work. Kanu and Benjani looked good until the last game or so they played together. Wouldn't mind Cole getting a run, it's just who does he play with? Think Kanu is his main man now, it was Benjani and another but now looks like Kanu and another. Could Kanu and Cole play together? Only one way to find out...
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
04/10/2006 00:16:00

I'd definitely take Defoe any day of the week, if we can bring him in I'd happily like to see them pay 15 million for him.
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
04/10/2006 00:17:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Foggy at Fratton (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Ertl reflects on PFC stay (Wednesday July 29 2015)

No-one's PFC position is safe! (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Sam Magri...Remember him? (Tuesday July 28 2015)

ST sales continue VERY nicely! (Monday July 27 2015)

Pompey assessment - Woking (a) (Sunday July 26 2015)

Poke out Murphy in? (Saturday July 25 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 148
2. Et_tu_Pompeii 40
3. bhhardinge 28
4. mslorna48 22
5. FrattonBlue 21
6. eastneydave 19
7. Pompeytim 13
8. Jimsmithswig 12
9. russellm 10
10. JASON R 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Notts County 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Oxford 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Stevenage 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Wimbledon 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Wycombe 0 0 0 0 0 0

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Wimbledon Game Sold Out
Plymouth : 29/07/2015 23:25:01
City Ladies lose out
York : 29/07/2015 23:10:01
Minstermen record first victory
York : 29/07/2015 21:43:00
Win A Rovers Shirt At Vital Gas
Bristol Rovers : 29/07/2015 21:37:01
McChrystall Battling To Make Season Start
Bristol Rovers : 29/07/2015 20:36:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'new' away game are you most looking forward to?
Suggested By:  Et_tu_Pompeii
Notts County 7%
Crawley Town 2%
Leyton Orient 6%
Yeovil Town 9%
Barnet 2%
Bristol Rovers 74%