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Who will start up front Saturday?

Who will start up front Saturday?

Only three league goals in the last thirteen matches for Pompey's forwards does not auger too well for the future. The last time a forward scored was against Spurs on New Year's Day by Benjani. Prior to that, a goal by Kanu at home to Everton and one from Cole at Bolton are the only goals scored by a forward since Saturday November 18th - on that day, Lualua and Kanu scored both in the 2-1 win at home to Watford. Another way to look at it, that is just three goals in over 1,209 minutes of football, or over 20 hours play.

So maybe it is time for Kanu and Cole to be rested, perhaps given a half each? Alternatively, perhaps it is now time to drop them both and bring in new talent that is already progressing well in the reserves?

There are of course the likes of Lualua and Todorov to consider; Lualua can be devastating at the same time as frustrating, but he can open defences and get behind them. Todorov helped secure Pompey's survival towards the end of last season with some vital goals, even his presence caused problems for defences.

So who do you feel should start up front on Saturday against Manchester City? Should it be as before or perhaps a change in personnel is required? We have a poll to the right of this article with a few selections, perhaps one of those is your choice?

Either way, give us your views, let us know who you would like to see partnering each other up front.


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

Writer:TruePompeyBlue
Date:Wednesday February 7 2007
Time: 3:52PM

Comments

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I want Toddy!!!!!!!!!! him and Benji work thier socks off. My loyalty lies with the Todorov!
tommo3146
07/02/2007 17:57:00
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Benji for his work rate & Toddy for his goal poaching skills.
storagematt
07/02/2007 18:07:00
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Come on harry 2 against 1 you loose, Toddy & Benji it is!!!! Ha Ha
tommo3146
07/02/2007 18:13:00
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Can you play David James upfront ala Manchester City? We (Reading) could do with your lot dropping points in our quest to hold onto 6th - and with you still to come to the Madejski we'll need all the help we can get if the game at Fratton was anything to go by!
Thomas L'Heureux
07/02/2007 18:44:00
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I want Toddy too!!! bloody love him! but if this is the case, the midfield is gonna have to work hard & get that ball up there, hes not too pacey is our Toddy!
CharlieChimes
07/02/2007 19:13:00
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Think Benjani is a must, anyone of the other 3 to partner him. but it'll make no difference unless the ball gets to them.
Steve C
07/02/2007 19:15:00
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Hold on, i think i'm agreeing with steve c my choice would be toddy, at least he loves this club, and will give effort, and, although the boy just cant score, benji just has to start. wow, look at the poll.
pompey4me
07/02/2007 19:38:00
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I said on previous thread i thought Toddy is the best poacher, but having Benji next to him may not be the answer. LoL even though i voted for them. Kanu holds up well so maybe he could partner Toddy. Cant see it though, Toddy hasnt played a match for a while a sharpness is everything.
russellm
07/02/2007 19:56:00
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Benji brings the power and pace! also he can hold the ball up and Toddy well his love for the club is worth a thousand goals! Toddy knows where the back of the net is!!!
tommo3146
07/02/2007 20:54:00
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understand what you say russ, but how sharp are kanu and cole?
pompey4me
07/02/2007 21:17:00
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