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Why Not?

Why Not?
Steve Cotterill has been after a striker for a while now, and this could drag on and on and ultimately end up short of strikers come end August; typical Pompey! However, until then, Portsmouth have to rely on Kitson and Kanu, as their recognised strikers.

Danny Webber was expected to be fit and running this campaign, but to the surprise of many, he was released. Thus, we urgently need a striker who can do a job for the time being.

One name comes to my mind that fits the bill; Benjani.

The famous forward, who scored around 20 goals in his time at Portsmouth, is currently without a club and is training with non-league Stockport County (who?), will surely bite Cotterill's hand if he had to offer him a contract, perhaps a short month contract, similar to Chris Dailly's.

Despite losing his form in recent seasons, Benjani could be a great acquisition to a light squad, needing depth in attack. I am sure he is up to a new challenge, even if in a lower league than the Premiership.

If Benjani is on the verge of playing a competitive match for Stockport, then he is ready to play in the Championship. I urge Steve Cotterill to grab this unique opportunity and sign Benjani. Mwaruwari loves Portsmouth and has been a hit at Fratton Park.

So why not give him a run out and see how far it goes? There is no harm in having him around until we find another striker, and if he proves he is good enough, we can even keep him here.

Why not?

Written by Pompey Malta.

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  • Writer:Pompey Malta
    Date:Monday August 8 2011
    Time: 8:38PM

    Comments

    0
    Too young
    pompeyhussler
    08/08/2011 21:06:00
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    I suspect his demands might be outside of what we would typically pay under our new (rightly imposed) wage structure...if we could afford him I'm sure a match-fit injury free Benjani would still have plenty to offer
    Tantona
    08/08/2011 21:18:00
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    Tantona, I think Benjani himself knows that he has no chance of getting the wages he once had!
    Pompey Malta
    08/08/2011 21:31:00
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    I think Cotterill would have been aware of him so probably doesn't rate him or his wage demands are too high. I just hope we can get a goal scorer in ASAP. Pup!
    moley2
    08/08/2011 21:37:00
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    i hope we can get any players in with lawernce benhaim and herminator being called up for international friendlies on wednesday.. . . .
    pompeyhussler
    08/08/2011 21:47:00
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    At Stockport with no club; he'll have to except he'll be on a lower wage packet! But SC seems to have tunnel vision on players that HE wants!
    PompNut
    08/08/2011 21:48:00
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    i'd love to see benjani at fortress fratton and sc should certainly have a chat with him to see if he can get him on wqages that we can afford. i think a fit benjani would do very well in the championship
    pompey4ever
    08/08/2011 22:20:00
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    PompeyNut, of course SC has tunnel vision when it comes to the players he wants, he's the manager. People will always have different views on players (and managers for that matter) , that's what makes the game so great but if you employ a manager you have to go along with his judgement. Time will tell if SC is right but he has to be given the chance to create the team he wants.
    Exgaffer
    08/08/2011 22:27:00
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    Was there not a dispute with monies owed by Benjani to the club.? I dont recall it being solved so there may be some bad blood spilled that prevents him signing, on the other hand, if he does still owe the club money cant it be deducted from any contract given ?.
    JASON R
    08/08/2011 23:32:00
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    Benji had a lot of injury issues.
    russellm
    09/08/2011 00:05:00
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