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Benjani Transfer Saga - What Really Happened?

Benjani Transfer Saga - What Really Happened?
'Alright lads, all the chauffeurs have cried off sick...so who's gonna drive Benji up to Manchester?'

Silence.....until eventually a spotty trainee at the back pipes up...

'I will boss!'

'And what do you drive son?'

'Robin Reliant boss'.

'Perfect son, perfect.... got GPS?'

'No boss'

'Great! I mean.... hold on, take this one.... let me just reconfigure it for a few minutes......... there, that should do the trick son... remember to stick rigidly to what the GPS tells you, keep it under the speed limit, and try and limit it to the two six packs on the drive up there.... don't want our friends in blue holding you up on the way....'

'Anythin' else boss?'

'Yes son, make sure you stop off at every service station along the way, I know you haven't got a mobile so I'll need you to phone in regularly for further instructions.'

'Oh and one more thing.... if you somehow get there before 11, you'll be out on loan to the scummers on Monday!'

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NB: This article is meant in good humour and in no way suggests that 'Arry condones drink driving which is obviously wrong!

Written by Tantona.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 9:03AM

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fantastic stuff Tantona, very funny read - i like it, i also like you 'dsiclaimer' about drink driving at the bottom, a stroke of genius...
pompeyrug
01/02/2008 09:04:00
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Thanks for doing that Tantona! I was thinking of writing someting similar about fans blacking the runway with storage containers!! Great read.
eastneydave
01/02/2008 09:22:00
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Nice article - I can't stop smiling about this - we get both! Woohoo! I think Benji will be fine coming back, I'm sure the fans will sing for him and make him feel wanted.
tracyc
01/02/2008 09:33:00
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Yep, was a right old bonus to wake up to the news....just reeks of a conspiracy!
Tantona
01/02/2008 09:37:00
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Great, Tantona, and the funniest bit is that you can imagine it actually happening. There has to be a Harry scam in this farce somewhere - it will become the stuff of legends, stories told to young supporters of portsmouth, embelished and improved as time passes untill the actuallity of it is lost in the mists of time . . . . as long as the real truth remains hidden of course!
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 09:45:00
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bit top heavy with strikers now are we not!
merlin
01/02/2008 09:46:00
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i'll be telling reece - my nephew - that we screwed the manc over and never intended selling benji :-)
pompeyrug
01/02/2008 09:46:00
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you can never be top heavy, they 'should' fire us into europe now... hopefully - we need this to wipe out the debt! by the way merlin i will get the answers to you for the pompey - chelski questions and answers shortly...
pompeyrug
01/02/2008 09:48:00
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A bit like the Amdy Faye story where Redders set the dogs to keep him from leaving the house before he signed for Pompey. Ah, Redknapp and Portsmouth are made for each other.
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 09:52:00
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Sorry to Cut n Past this but it's important: The Premier League are to examine the paperwork over the proposed transfer of Portsmouth's Benjani Mwaruwari to Manchester City. It had been thought the deal was off after City failed to complete the signing of the Zimbabwe striker on transfer deadline day. City stated that due to the player's late arrival into Manchester on Thursday they did not have enough time to seal the deal. Pompey boss Harry Redknapp was confident of the deal going through following their capture of Spurs' Jermain Defoe. Despite initially appearing as though Benjani would be staying at Fratton Park, it now seems the Premier League could yet allow the deal.
Et_tu_Pompeii
01/02/2008 10:09:00
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