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Redknapp singing Benji's praises

Redknapp singing Benji's praises

Not for the first time Harry Redknapp has sung the praises of hat trick hero Benjani with what he told The News after his treble earned us victory yesterday: 'it was good to see Benji get those goals.

'It's hard to believe he is the same player who had that diabolical goal record when he first came here.

'He is a brilliant lad. He never moans and he is hard as iron.

'He plays when he is injured and he works his socks off. He's a great lad'.

And to think some people had questioned his ability after the Sunderland game, with it even claimed that he 'must be sold'... everyone has a bad game or two, that was his. But in fairness who did play well that day?

I cannot say anything more about Benjani as I have literally shared these views and waxed lyrical about him a thousand times before, I will simply leave it at what Redknapp has said and turn the floor over to you fellas again to praise away!

One thing that I will say though, it once again showed just how much more effective that he is when played through the middle... yep, he can do the job out wide on the right but he is wasted compared to the impact that he makes through the middle.

I lied, another thing I will add is his partnership with Dave Nugent looked promising, so I would hope that this is given a little more time to flourish? I would expect this to continue against Plymouth, but the chances are Benjani will play the lone role against United at Old Trafford - and understandably so - at the end of the month.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Time: 10:07AM

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Even without Benji's goals he's still a fantastic player and a great addition to the team. He's more of our second striker though, and we still don't have a number one striker. If we can get someone creative for the right side of midfield and a top quality finisher we can dream of Europe again.
stillthewhizz
20/01/2008 10:41:00
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nugent looked like just the sort of player benjani was last year - running around, getting chances, but not being able to hit a barn door from 6 hards. But with him there, doing a lot of the running around like a headles chicken, it leaves benjani with not much to do...other than score goals it would seem!
pompeycarpet
20/01/2008 10:50:00
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benjani for agbonlahor and £100 million?
villavillavilla
20/01/2008 10:54:00
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i mean u give us the £100 million
villavillavilla
20/01/2008 10:55:00
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bring in this missing no.9 and the world is our lobster - nuge isnt the no.9 so that is why he doesnt wear that shirt, but he still has plenty about him to suggest he has a future here in my eyes, we gave benji plenty of time so we cannot not give this to nuge... benji is a fantastic footballer, his allround game is amazing - just look at his 3rd goal, he started the move outside his own area and then ran the full length of the pitch to finish it!
pompeyrug
20/01/2008 11:36:00
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villavillavilla, i think that agbonlahor is a fantastic propsect and the sooner he is in the england squad the better but i wouldnt swap him for benji - fair enough you rate him highly but even in jest that is a ridiculous statement to make mate...
pompeyrug
20/01/2008 11:37:00
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Aston Villa didnt we go there and whip them 3-1!! Get real mate Agbonlahor great prospect but swop him for Benjani?, no chance, you will be telling us next that Villa are a sleeping giant etc, etc.
Owenspompey
20/01/2008 12:18:00
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abonlahor...good player...benjani - great player... both are loved by there fans, and probably wouldnt be loved so much if they played at a different club...anyway, well done benji!
pompeycarpet
20/01/2008 12:35:00
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Benjani's touch to bring that long ball down from Diarra had me standing. Amazing stuff yesterday.
stillthewhizz
20/01/2008 12:51:00
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PR, I see we've been linked with Dani Guiza again - I rate this guy and hope that the rumours are correct this time.
Et_tu_Pompeii
20/01/2008 15:36:00
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