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Come on 'Arry make that call mate!

Come on 'Arry make that call mate!

In the main Harry Redknapp has been true to his word, 'players will be given a chance when others stop performing'... although this isn't entirely true in all instances - for whatever reason - on the whole he has, as said been true to his word.

Now, even more so than ever before is the time for Dave Nugent to get his chance.

By Redknapp's own admission Kanu is looking tired - but doesn't he always! - and although he is continuing to play well Benjani's early goalscoring form has dried up, 1 in his last 8 proves this.

So against Reading tomorrow, with his recent substitute performances Nugent has earned his chance and must start - something Redknapp seems to be hinting at. He is fresh and wants to perform, he is straining at the leash so why not let him off it tomorrow and see where he runs to eh? He cannot do any worse than we have been doing of late can he...

To be honest I cannot see Redknapp playing anything other than a 4-5-1 tomorrow, so even with the thought that I have that I feel this wastes Benjani he needs to be in the side, so I would play him on the right if need be - as I say it wastes him to large degree but he can play the role - and try Nugent as the lone striker, he is mobile has much more pace than Kanu, is most certainly fresh and has a point to prove.

It will be a new year, lets freshen things up 'Arry and give Nugent the chance that he has been patiently waiting for, and the chance that he deserves, no matter what his future might hold - which again I pray remains with Pompey...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday December 31 2007
Time: 3:00PM

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I'll welcome the decision if it comes, he can't do any worse!
paultsmouth
31/12/2007 15:06:00
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yep, give him another chance, good post ruggage.
PompeyGleamer
31/12/2007 15:31:00
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it makes sense
toffeetower
31/12/2007 15:46:00
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Got to give the lad a go, it must be a right smack in the teath for him when there is talk of getting a goal scorer in. We already have him, I know he hasn't got one in the Premiership yet, but at Preston he proved he can score and given a bit of a run in the team he will deliver.
blarmy
31/12/2007 15:50:00
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I may doubt Nugents ability but I don't doubt his heart and I actually think he should be given a chance as all our other strikers look well out of juice.
stillthewhizz
31/12/2007 17:22:00
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....oh and give MVUEMBA a chance. The boy is quality.
stillthewhizz
31/12/2007 17:23:00
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I think we will see big changes tomorrow. I would not be surprised to see Arnold get a game along with Taylor, Nugent and Pedro.
eastneydave
31/12/2007 17:49:00
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he's waited for the chance, others have 'delivered' now it is time for his chance to be given, he's more than earned it - maybe he wont, but he could win us the game tomorrow if he is given this start... if in knew 100% that he was started tomorrow i would put money on him scoring at least once, what the hell i'll put money on him scoring twice!
pompeyrug
31/12/2007 18:38:00
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mvuemba is a fellas that i have raved about quite often, so again give the fella a chance - and matty taylor too for that matter!
pompeyrug
31/12/2007 18:39:00
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yep, changed the whole set up in my view, mvembu,nuge, taylor. all should be included. ashdown? only jokin
PompeyGleamer
31/12/2007 18:42:00
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