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Come on Dave, you can do it!

David Nugent was handed another league cup start by Harry Redknapp last night and he duly answered the call with his 2nd goal in as many league cup ties, to move him within one goal of top scorer Kanu - not bad for a player 'that is struggling' is it!

Games and most importantly goals breed confidence, so after this with the run of games that we have coming up it would appear and ideal time to give him just that, a run of games.

Kanu - like it or not - is a near certain starter, so it is a case of who, if anyone, starts alongside him. Benjani seems to be struggling with an injury so with John Utaka much more affective on the right side of midfield the door appears to be ajar for Nugent.

Redknapp says that he needs to take his chances when the come, as said we appear to be heading into a near perfect opportunity for this, so provided he is given this run I have this feeling we could be about to see the real David Nugent stand up, and when he does any doubters will be well and truly silenced just like the boo boys at Burnley were on Tuesday night!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 26 2007

Time: 3:57PM

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he needs conficence, and he isnt getting that sitting on the bench. he has got two goals in his two cup starts (has he started an league games? cant remember) - so given the chance, he is getting in the right positions, so more goals will come!
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26/09/2007 16:10:00

oh, and just read " http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/article.html?in_article_id=67673&in_page_id=43&ito=newsnow " - we are third? this cant be right? must be some kind of bias because we dont have a big enough stadium?!?!?!?!
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26/09/2007 16:16:00

cheeky ********s, they say pompey is 'bizarrely third'... clearly the idiot that wrote that article does not spend much time paying attention to football - as if they did there would be no 'bizarrely' about it and the fact that the atmosphere at fortress fratton is so good!
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26/09/2007 16:30:00

he started the opening couple of games didnt he, but other than that it has been from the bench if at all... i really hope that 'arry gives him a runout in the next 2 or 3 games as they have goals from pompey strikers written all over them...
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26/09/2007 16:31:00

I was guessing that when he said "bizzarly third" he mant we should be first :P...although it is more likely that he thought we should be...elsewhere... We know we are the best fans in te country, Liverpool fans know it (particualy when we outsing them at anfield) and everyone else does. We dont need a survey to prove it!
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26/09/2007 16:57:00

I agree give him a go! I think against Reading he could have some real joy. Reading looked really vulnerable to the quick break.
L L Blue
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26/09/2007 17:04:00

ah, my bad you are prob right mate - he must have meant bizarrely as in why werent we top... i just saw the red mist without thinking about it :)
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26/09/2007 17:39:00

yep, i think we will give reading a good seeing too so if nuge gets a game, or most of a game i reckon he will score.
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26/09/2007 17:40:00

Needs to play to score.
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26/09/2007 17:52:00

i entirely agree with pompeycarpets first posting and pompeyrug above, as for the metro as someone who takes the freebie papers everyday in london, i can advise it is officialy the third most popular paper, out of three
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26/09/2007 18:08:00

He did well last night and battled away for the cause, i just hope that his confidence is starting to build,as Benjy is not right is he? He looked like he was having a fitness test before the game, which he must have passed !!
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26/09/2007 18:16:00

i get the paper on the train everymorning, and, bizarly, it claims to be the fourth most popular daily paper in the country...its also ****. nugget WILL get gols, and with it, his england re call.
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26/09/2007 19:02:00

Russ interested to hear the Metro is number 3. It is available now at stations such as Fratton every morning - give it a miss eh!! Also saw the article about the bizarre 3rd place for atmosphere writer never been to FP obviously.
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26/09/2007 20:00:00

so to clear things up is the 'bizarely' writer actually saying it is bizarre that pompey are so high in that table, or is it bizarre that we are so low and he or she thinks we should be higher? either way we know we are the best fans really arent we... the scousers are good but they dont keep going like we do even if we are getting a roasting!
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26/09/2007 20:58:00

i think we should get the playors to decide. why not Henry? hes neutral, and HE knows best :-) ... although it was intresting to see that in the survey, the firstub was 5th, or somehting...
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26/09/2007 21:45:00

went to watch the spurs boro game today and i have to say watching Defoe was like watching Benjani, lots of running about but the words barn door, hit, banjo and couldn't sprang to mind, but when the tottinghams bought on Robbie Keen they were different class. Defoe really is one dimensional, in that he does not contribute to the team and is purely a goal scorer and whilst he was good he scored against greek side famousdisgusting or whatever they were called, he didnt look like doing it against Boro, i have tried to be a Defoeist but having seen him tonight i am really not sure he is what we need.
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27/09/2007 00:22:00

Rug, love the way you sexed up my poll ( phnarrr phnarr) matey
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27/09/2007 00:25:00

just a minor adjustment here and there russ, which was essential to fit it in otherwise it kept cutting bits off - limited with the amount of words and that you see
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27/09/2007 08:29:00

we seem to need another striker, we clearly will in january when most disapear to africa and if 'arry wants him enough i reckon it will be easier for him to get defoe as he was not a happy man at being dragged off... i wasnt there so i dont know but maybe it was a case with defoe as it has been with nuge - he got a rare chance and tried too hard to make the most of it and it caused problems? either way tho i would love to see nuge given a bit of a run between now and january to put any lingering doubts there may be in 'arry's head to bed to ensure that he isnt a player that might be sold to help raise these funds...
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27/09/2007 08:34:00

Rug - Careful with the Headlines as I wondered what I hadn't done!!
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28/09/2007 13:58:00

I must admit Dave I thought the same as you!
L L Blue
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28/09/2007 20:56:00

got you thinking and looking anyway :) so job done...
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29/09/2007 00:13:00


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