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Nugent the worst signing for a long time

The only reason people wont want to berate him this early on in the season is that we have 2 draws and a win under our belt. Let's not kid ourselves - this is not down to him.

I'd rate him right down there with Collins Mbesuma - anyone think differently?

Written by WalshWasGod.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 20 2007

Time: 7:00PM

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sorry mate i dont agree... much like everyone else i think he has played his part in our season so far, he just needs that 1st competitive goal. and when it comes it will be a relief to him and everyone else - and it will come. i think he is a superb talent and needs to be given time. tbh i think that he is trying too had, alomst trying to force the issue, which isnt helping.
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20/08/2007 19:05:00

I disagree as well, I think you'll find Benjani's new found goalscoring prowess is down to Nugent picking up a share of the work load, I think when he gets one he will outscore Benji and Kanu
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20/08/2007 19:48:00

Shut up you pillock!! You dont know what your talking about. We've started great and you are being negative already, get a grip!!
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20/08/2007 20:34:00

Hey Walsh was god, i disagree with EVERY one else about Cranie, I think he looked rubbish against manure, thats what makes footie the great game that it is, it's all down to opinions, but i have to say, I disagree strongly with you. I think Nugent looks like he will be a class act, but i think HR will nurture him in and not play him every game The goals will come but i think HR will use him as sub behind Kanu and Benji.
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20/08/2007 20:38:00

OK - prepared to be proven wrong on this one - just not seen anything that inspires me yet. On the point made about yrying too hard - could be this, let's hope so. A lot of money has been wasted otherwise......
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20/08/2007 20:41:00

No he hasn't scored yet, but he does alot off the ball that pulls defenders away. Never in the same desperate league as CM, stupid article.
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20/08/2007 21:04:00

nugent will come good. harry gets the best out of his players and nugent wont be any diffrent. it may take him time to find his feet as it showed in da midweek game against manure. but give him time and he will shine 4 us
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20/08/2007 21:28:00

Definitely. Harry's track record in the transfer market is *****-poor and i'm sure he's dropped another clanger here. The few fleeting glimpses i've seen of him have shown me all i need to know. Harry's hours of scouting and research and years of football knowledge are worth nothing when compared to my moronic negative attitude. While we're at it, I can't believe we're only FIFTH! The impudence! After spending all that money we should be top, we should be SUPERTOP. We should be champions already. Sack the board, sack Harry sack EVERYONE. NOW.
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20/08/2007 21:46:00

You tosser
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20/08/2007 21:47:00

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20/08/2007 22:07:00

we shouldnt be top at all there are clubs that have spent more money than us a.k.a. tottenham and look they have three points out o three games we have 5 points from three games and tottenham have spent a lot more than us and also look at manure they have spent the most in the prem and are 5 bottom furthermore we are getting a couple more players and the others are still settling a bit a.k.a. nugent he we be class a 15-20 goal a season man an for 4.5 mill is a ****ing bargain
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20/08/2007 22:08:00

Perhaps it's best not to use sarcasm in a written form. I was trying to make the point that it's too early to judge and start making sensational negative claims when Harry has one of the best transfer records in the league. I'm sure Nugent will come good.
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20/08/2007 22:19:00

Ludicrous article - need one point out the number of top strikers that took time to bed in - Bergamp,Drogba etc etc. The Nugget will need time - he is in good hands,and I'm confident he will come good.To slag him on the few showing so far is just plain idiocy. And of course - what better way to help a players confidence than to shouting loud and clear how rubbish they are!! That really helps Pompeys cause - way to go
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20/08/2007 22:33:00

chrisss, I got what you meant mate, sarcasm is wasted on some!! IRO Nugent give the kid a chance he will come good in time.
L L Blue
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20/08/2007 22:33:00

i got it chrisss, spilt me coffee laughing,
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20/08/2007 22:53:00

Good god, give the bloke a chance! The more people get on his back this early into his Premiership career, the longer it'll take for him to settle down and bang in the goals....I mean, if he get's played up front on his jack jones like he was against Manure in the first half, what chance has he got? Jason Roberts was always played up front on his own and struggled, then did well as soon as he left. Fuller was pretty much the same I believe? The blokes a goalscorer.....and also runs about as much as benji over the course of a game....
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20/08/2007 22:54:00

agreed tantona, Walshey, i assume you are just trying to be contraverstial but if not, where were you when yak first started and couldnt hit a barn door? where were you when benji ran to hide? where were you when sick note first played or come to think of it, the first 6 games of crouch. Or when mendes couldnt pass a pint? Poorly thought out article.
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20/08/2007 22:59:00

or come to think of it, matty taylor didnt cover himseklf with Glory when he first signed up
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20/08/2007 23:00:00

right fellas i have only skimed through the comments but some of them are totally unnecessary - come on lets be fair, we are all entitled to our opinion... we might not agree but simply say you dont agree there is no need for the 'tosser' name calling etc is there... i too dont agree, but walshwasgod had the balls to question him - even if is is way to early in my honest opinion to do so - where i am sure many others would not even if they thought the same, tbh even i prob would not have publicly done so even if i did feel the same!
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20/08/2007 23:28:00

Nugent will be a Pompey great, his movement is superb when the rest of the team get used to a player that moves for them he'll score bucket loads. I thought Cranie looked like a good signing too he showed he has a brain against Man U so it looks like his recoered from the mental illness that caused him to sign for his last lot.
Steve C
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20/08/2007 23:31:00

ive now looked through the comments more and there are some pretty funny ones too :) great sarcasum chrisss, it can be difficult in written form sometimes to pick up on it, but i too am a master of sarcasum - lowest form of whit they say :) dont they - and got this right away, quite hard not to have tho really... well walshwasgod i think you are very much in the minority tho mate arent you, you got alot of people talking tho...
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20/08/2007 23:34:00

I think Nugent will come good ... not only because I think he's a natural goalscorer and will prove his worth in the premiership but also because I met his Dad (Ian Rush lookalike without the tash) and his uncle Dave before the match on Saturday. Even if I hadn't even heard of the bloke or seen him play the way they talked of him was of a young (ish) bloke who met Harry and decided his future lie with Pompey and he will give his all, for himself obviously but also for the team - The interesting thing about it all was that when I speaking to then (b4 the game) we didn't know he hadnt been picked for the starting line-up. If ever there was an advert for somebody who wanted to prove his worth he showed it in the twenty or so minutes he played on Saturday - Nuge never met you mate but if you arf as good as you Dad and Uncle Dave reckon you are we've got a diamond - I'll stick to my prediction of 12 goals plus this season.... and hey I am (currentlt) top of the predictions league !!
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20/08/2007 23:51:00

apparently Derby are going to bid for him after 3 games (The Mirror) does Chrisss write for them?
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21/08/2007 07:26:00

I've just read the same as what paultsmouth suggested - Even if it isnt just paper talk why would a player who wanted a chance in the prem join Derby - He'd be back down with the also rans by May - Bad news day for the Mirror I reckon
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21/08/2007 07:51:00

was it to sign or to loan? could see the latter being a possibility... if we had more strikers.
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21/08/2007 08:20:00

Didn't say Spoiler just said 'surprise move' although good point about loaning him out .... but I still don't think he'd go.... unless of course Harry does come up trumps with another 'decent' striker - somebody worthy of the No9 Shirt and hopefully not Anelka ... although he's off to the Manx apparently !! - Papers eh... I'm sure if I had access to a print room and a circulation of a couple of million I could convince people Beckham was about to come toPompey on Loan ...... now there's a thought !
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21/08/2007 08:42:00

pathetic, nuggy will copme good whoeva said that u must be a nob PUP were with ya nuge
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22/08/2007 11:48:00

yep, i agree mate - as i did, saying similar things to you, well not quite with the thoughts towards the writer tho! - he will come more than good.
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22/08/2007 13:12:00

So quick to judge. The season has only just begun, lets give him a chance yeah?
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25/08/2007 11:24:00


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