Vital Football

Marseille interest news to Redknapp

Marseille interest news to Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has told The News that he has not heard of any interest in Benjani, despite reports that he was 'unsettled' in England and would like a return to France - with Marseille said to be 'monitoring the situation.'

'It's the first I've heard of Marseille's interest in Benjani.

'Benjani has done okay. He works hard for the team and scored half-a-dozen goals last season. I need strikers around. I need at least one, maybe two more strikers this summer. You're in trouble if you haven't got people to score you goals.'

Yep we are in trouble without players to score goals!

In terms of the goals that he has scored Benjani has at best done 'okay' but for his all round play and work ethic I would think you would be hard pushed to find a better forward in this country. Put a player alongside him that can score goals and we will have a great partnership in the offering.

Benjani appears happy enough at Pompey, the fans love him so unless he is missing France why would we ever want to sell him?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join Vital Portsmouth

It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved this website is your website - so share your opinions.



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday June 11 2007
Time: 2:43PM

Comments

0
Rather keep him but 'if' his agent wants a cut from a sale then we will take £6m off Marseille or anyone else.
storagematt
11/06/2007 15:09:00
0
I say we picket the ferry port if he wants to go back to France
Pompeyscum
11/06/2007 15:27:00
0
as i said somewhere else, he has scored i think 10 goals in two seasons and that aint good, the only thing you can say is at the end of each season whebn the first choices havent scored he has. I accept that he contributed a lot, is comitted and i agree, but, Benjani is paid as a striker. So as i said before i vote we keep him for the moment but we need to be looking at 8 goals by Jan 08 or he should be on his way.
russellm
11/06/2007 16:36:00
0
in regards to the banner of the article, harry is hardly likely to admit he is talking to Marseille just before the team goes off on a foreign jolly. I seem to recall H also denied trying to off load toddy during the pre season last year.
russellm
11/06/2007 16:43:00
0
true russell, 'arry is hardly likely to admit a clubs interest in one of our players is he - but we have to keep benjani... in answer to you, as i also said somewhere else you have 'strikers' and you have 'forwards' don't you russell - benjani is most definitley a forward. altho both by their definition should be scoring goals - so with that in mind the goals he has scored are not enough... get a player alongside him that can score and i feel sure he will score too...
pompeyrug
11/06/2007 17:53:00
0
I want to keep him! I like his work rate, & Im sure if we find a decent striker (sorry benji!) to work with him, it would be a real handful for any defence. As we spoke of earlier, ignoring the African Nations issue, Benji & Yak would be a pretty useful partnership!
CharlieChimes
11/06/2007 19:26:00
0
Harry loves Benji, no way he would sell him, particularly as we can't find another striker who a) we can afford b) who wants to join us c) who we can agree personal terms with d) who no one else wants.
Et_tu_Pompeii
11/06/2007 21:57:00
0
Et_tu_pompeii , thats my favourite posting for the week
russellm
12/06/2007 22:54:00
0
Pompeyrug, i accept a lot of what you say, but sentimentality apart, he has to be double figure goals in ONE season, we carried him as a goal scorer a lot last season and Kanu could gripe with reason that he was pretty much a lone striker. Dont dopubt the effort but we need goals
russellm
12/06/2007 22:57:00
0
oh i know russell - and i hope we will get them next season... like i keep saying if he has an out and out goalscorer alongside him i think he will get them...
pompeyrug
12/06/2007 23:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...4th December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th December.

Sunday Chimes #97 - a week off but a look ahead

Grimsby next Saturday a look back, Smith almost snatches a prize, a chance to meet Motty and the tragedy of Chapecoense..

On this day in history...3rd December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 3rd December.

Evans - Right back or right midfield?

Drew Talbot and Adam Buxton are fit but Gareth Evans continues to fill in at right back. Should this change? If so where would it leave the battle between Evans and Carl Baker?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Change at right back? If so where would this leave Evans?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Keep Evans at RB20%
Drop Evans. Talbot or Buxton at RB50%
Drop Baker. Evans at RM0%
Keep Barker in RM. Leave out Evans completely0%
Cookie knows best (?) In him we trust30%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
10 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
11 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
12 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
13 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
14 Stevenage 18 7 3 8 24 -1
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 5 2017 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave5
2.Copnor434
3.storagematt2
4.PompeyFrippy1
5.Dorking Pompey1
Write for Vital Football