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Pompey to go with Benjani & Nugent

Benjani and David Nugent are most likely to start against Derby! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from Et_tu_Pompeii's poll are thoughts I completely share.

The majority that voted were of the opinion that Benjani and Nugent - from the options given - will be the pair that starts up front for Pompey when we take on Derby as the season begins.

With the summer arrivals of Nugent and John Utaka, added to Benjani and Lomana LuaLua, who were already here, with Kanu still quite likely to be here come the seasons opener and another striker quite possibly arriving, we have an almost embarrassing amount of attacking riches.

The competition for places should be great this season, with players knowing they have to take their chance when in. But my thinking is Benjani should be the one constant when picking our forwards as his work rate will create openings for his partner and having a proper striker alongside him will help him score more too.

Utaka has not been bought to warm the bench, so he will play more than his fair share but is quite likely to play out wide as well as a full on striker, so it is more than possible Benjani, Nugent and Utaka will all play a lot of matches at the same time.

What the poll asked - What pair of strikers will start up front against Derby County for the first match of the season?

How you voted - Benjani & Nugent 53%, Nugent & Utaka 26%, A player as yet unsigned & one other 13%, Benjani & Utaka 6%, LuaLua & one other 1%, Kanu & one other 1%

Current Poll - Getting to know a little bit more about this sites fellowship is always good, as it is interesting to find out how our associations with Pompey vary.

Continuing with something that we have done in varying ways this summer to get to know more about this sites members pentonpompey is asking the question 'when did you first see a Pompey match?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 25 2007

Time: 8:50AM

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yep, i am more than happy to see benjani and nugent start the derby match and assuming it works, which i would think it would, the rest of the season together... utaka will play alot, but my thinking is he will likely be out wide most often? i would say that the one constant in any partnership we have tho needs to be benjani...
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25/07/2007 16:47:00

That was a great poll . . . . .
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25/07/2007 16:53:00

penton you are a b*#~,ard thru a mixture of booze, womanizing, travelling and being so immature i had forgotten how old i was until i saw your poll
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25/07/2007 17:04:00

good poll write up Ruggers, i think Nugent might bring out the best of benji and vice versa as neither is selfish and both are showing early confidence. Nugents luck will come and when i saw benji's face before he stroked the ball in against Fulham i can honestly say that was the first time he didnt look panicked. I also agree that Utaka will provuide something to them both, you will often see benji coming deep which i always suspected that was so he didnt have to be in a shooting area, perhapse his game needs him to come on to a ball, if that is the case then Utaka wil help. On reflection, whilst we were not great, what pleased me most about the yesterdays game was signs of threats came from everywhere and we didnt look like a 1 up front team, in fact far from it.
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25/07/2007 17:14:00

Well we have a DERBY match again, but it ain't against the SCUMMERS.
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25/07/2007 22:57:00

it looks like we have a good blend of followers judging from the poll doesn't it russ - even if some are old timers... thanks for the comment too, yep it was a good poll write up wasn't it :)
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