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Challenge Dave #3
Well here goes - Benny Kristensen was signed from Newcastle United for 120,000 on 19 March 1993. Newcastle were then managed by Kevin Keegan and players were coming and going on an almost daily basis. In fact later that year Mark Stimpson made the same trip.

Benny's real Christian name was Bjorn. The reason for not using that name is a bit more difficult, I believe he was a big Abba fan and Benny not Bjorn was his favourite but I am not sure how true that is.

Benny a Danish International played 83 games in all competitions for Pompey scoring 3 goals. Only one league goal in there at Bristol Rovers Easter Saturday 1993 in a 2-1 win.

I think our only other Danish International was the Great Escape hero Brian Priske.

Written by eastneydave.

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Date:Tuesday October 2 2007
Time: 12:40AM

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great stuff as always dave - always a pleasure to read what you produce... we had the awful - at first, but then he came good - thomas thorgersen didnt we altho he didnt play for denmark at all when we had him did he...
02/10/2007 00:43:00
Well I didn't know his real name wasn't Benny - As always, thanks Dave. Didn't we have another Kristensen or Christenson I seem to remember a little Scandinavian (but no idead if Danish, Swedish or Norwegian) blonde guy scoring a cracking goal at Fratton some time in the eighties (definately before Benny joined) I think his name was Tommy ??
02/10/2007 10:19:00
There was another - Tommy Christensen - have to look up details when I get home. And yes I forgot Thorgesen he was Danish too. Compiling a list of Pompey Internationals is a thankless task and I am giving up on that one. The club used to keep a board of all International caps, not sure thay do now.
02/10/2007 12:27:00
i couldnt stand thorgersen at first, i thought he was awful but he came good didnt he and i was even disappointed when he left in the end - where was it he went, walsall?
02/10/2007 13:34:00
Yes Thorgersen went to Walsall. and one strange fact he scored for Pompey at Palace in 2000 the next year he scored for Walsall at Palace. Odd because he was hardly prolific just like Palace.
02/10/2007 16:21:00
Tommy Christensen played in the match against Spurs '85? Milk Cup at Fratton if I recall, the one where Alan Knight skinned Chris Waddle on the wing! Rumour had it at the time that he was a bit of a racist and fell out with Noel Blake, thus no permanent signing
02/10/2007 17:46:00
We have not got the right answer to the 'Benny' question yet, come on Dave dont let me down. I thought it could be something to do with ABBA but that is not the answer when i checked.
02/10/2007 19:16:00
I would not like to fall out with Blakey!! He was huge and if i was in a fight i would like him alongside me with Mick Kennedy and Billy Gilbert
02/10/2007 19:25:00
Blakey, he was the man!
02/10/2007 23:52:00
Wasn't it the Geordies who christened him Benny? Because they couldn't say Bjorn in their accent or something, Phillipe Albert was also know as Albert Phillips on Tyneside
03/10/2007 07:32:00
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