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Benji has to keep scoring to stay in

Benji has to keep scoring to stay in

Benjani has basically been given a 'keep scoring or you are out' ultimatum by Harry Redknapp after what he told The News: 'he's always done well, held the ball, worked and ran the channels.

'I can't honestly say I thought he'd be where he is now, though.

'He and Kanu have been vying for that spot up front.

'So he has to keep scoring goals to keep him out, because Kanu's a fantastic player'.

We all know that Redknapp is a big fan of Kanu's and I mean a big fan, he literally loves the fella - and admits as much himself - so at the first opportunity he can I have no doubt he will have Kanu back in... so it is down to Benjani to keep him out.

I like Kanu do not get me wrong, I just feel he is lazy - but we knew this when we signed him, but you cannot doubt his genius. But personally I do not think that he offers us much more, if anything more at all than Benjani does, in fact to be honest I think we lose something if Kanu gets the nod, particularly with the 'lone striker' system we are playing.

I have said it before, but will say it again Benjani would be one half of any strike pairing Pompey play for me, but if we are only going to play the one then I am sorry Kanu, but this would be Benjani almost everyday of the week for me as I maintain the thoughts that I have always had, Kanu could make a huge impact from the bench…

Such has been Benjani's rise this season some paper gossip has linked him with a £7m move to Juventus in January - just another of the many things - even in rumour format - that you did not think you would see with Pompey in the same caption just a few months back isn't it.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday November 8 2007
Time: 9:00AM

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With players of this quality it is a nice problem for HR to have. Think Benjy to Juventus is wide of the mark though.
eastneydave
08/11/2007 12:28:00
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yep probably so... but its nice to think it could be the case - so long as it didnt happen. hypothetically, say it was true no doubt you wouldnt blame him if he went but i dont think that he would tbh...
pompeyrug
08/11/2007 12:32:00
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benji wouldnt leave, he is to much of a committed player, plus would want to get the golden boot!
PompeyGleamer
08/11/2007 14:00:00
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Seven million? For the Premierships' clear leading scorer? Not a chance!
Tantona
08/11/2007 15:46:00
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why the f*** would benji want to go to juve???
pompeycarpet
08/11/2007 17:22:00
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short bt sweet :-)
pompeycarpet
08/11/2007 17:22:00
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i think that harry knows that kanu is a super sub now, but puts these stories out to put a little bit of pressure of benji, so that he doesnt get relaxed and lazy.
PompeyGleamer
08/11/2007 21:03:00
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managers all have differnt ways of doing things. Harry will put pressure on playors when they are doing well, but take pressure off the team (and thus him) so as to lure opositions into a sence of comfort - we all must learn to live with it (after all, we could have had mourniho - the master of the mental game as our manger)
pompeycarpet
08/11/2007 22:03:00
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? when was mourninho in the frame?
PompeyGleamer
08/11/2007 23:04:00
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Gleamer, thats a good theory mate and one i hope is true - kanu is best utilised from the bench - in my opinion - so hopefully 'arry knows this now too?
pompeyrug
08/11/2007 23:35:00
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