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There is still hope for Nugent

There is still hope for Nugent
Last season Nugent was all right, he impressed in a lot of the matches he played but that was at a different level.

The young 22 year old striker has not been in form lately and has pleaded with Harry to give him a chance.

But what I want to say is that this young striker has another chance to prove himself strong, and that would be during the African Cup of Nations period starting on the 20th of January. We are going to miss 2 good strikers during that period (Kanu and Utaka), had Zimbabwe qualified it would have been 3 (Benjani).

Unfortunately I don't know what Harry is going to do about this but I know every problem has a solution, Nugent has this period to show himself strong and if he disappoints the club something bad might occur.

As I round up this article I plead with Harry to give Nugent another chance.

Written by tozopompey.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday November 9 2007
Time: 11:28AM

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the fella that wrote this - tozopompey - is a youngster from nigerian who sent me a couple of messages before starting to get involved... i like the fella, he says that virtually all the people where he grew up wore united, chelski, arsenal and liverpool shirts but he has chosen pompey because of our african players - he is flying the flag in nigeria for us!
pompeyrug
09/11/2007 11:30:00
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as far as the article goes, if he can stay then depending on who we sign - if anyone? - then he could have a great chance and if he gets it and takes it it could be the start of the glittering career i feel that nuge will have in the top flight... i desperately want him to be a success here, but as ive often voiced i have my concerns that maybe his card has already been marked by 'arry?
pompeyrug
09/11/2007 11:32:00
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I share your desperation for him to be a success Rug, lets hope he gets the chance in January. But after 'Arry agreed he could go to Derby just after signing him, I just don't know what sort of future the gaffer thinks he has here. And that's the opinion that counts the most at the end of the day.
tracyc
09/11/2007 13:19:00
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First, well done tozopompey on a good article and for having the good taste to pick a team with heart & character ! Every problem does indeed have a solution for those patient enough to look for it. Question with Nuge is whether, as a young striker with something to prove, he will have the patience to wait his turn ? He would likely have to do so if he was in the squad of one of the top 4 clubs so in my opinion, if he does so, it will show a great deal of character, and if he doesn't, then we wish him well...and we'll still have Kanu right !!
Toronto4Pompey
09/11/2007 14:00:00
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LoAN HIM OUT FOR REST OF THE SEASON AND NO BETTER CLUB THAN SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY.
will it ever happen
09/11/2007 14:04:00
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Didn't he want to go to Everton before condescending to join us?
NinjaTim
09/11/2007 17:17:00
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everton was he team he supported - but that never acted against him. His first trial was at liverpool (which regected him) - evertons rivals. Everton never made an offer for him - and so he had the choice between here or sunderland. He took a long time deliberating (some say hopng for everton to make an offer), before sunderland pulled out, and he had to choose betweenhere, or stay at preston. Obviously, he chose here, and has since wanted to prove his worth by staying with pompey, not being sold, or loaned out. Loaning him to sheffield wednesday (sorry will it ever happen) would be pointless, as we know he can play in the championship - but can he play in the premiership? a loan to derby in order?
pompeycarpet
09/11/2007 17:47:00
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No we need him to be at Fratton, dont lend him out, we cant afford another injury whilst out on loan like Cranie. He will need to come on in the games coming up, and he needs to play with the players at our club, not bloody Derby!!
Owenspompey
09/11/2007 18:31:00
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Im still not convinced with him at all. I know we should give players a chance, & he does work hard, but thats just not enough. ive said it before & I'll say it again, the next striker we get has to be better than the one's we have now!...dropped myself in it their didnt I, what with Benji top in the prem...but you get the idea, we have to keep improving!!! Im not being funny, but Healy at 1 mil has, at times, look miles better than Nugent....I think we should get rid.......I got an idea,lets get another African!!! :):):):)
CharlieChimes
09/11/2007 22:51:00
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its hard to say - we have not really seen enough of him have we, as 10 minutes here or 15 minutes there isnt really enough... that said, he hasnt exactly covered himself in glory has he. i would still like to see him play a part and get a chance, but it will be hard patience is the key and taking the chance if/when it comes up. and that is taking the chance as in scoring and playing well...
pompeyrug
09/11/2007 23:19:00
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