Date: 24th July 2007 at 5:51pm
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Johnny Westwood, with his out of tune trumpeting and bell ringing fuelled by a beer or two, okay, maybe more, is never far away when Pompey are around, even if he is a little late at times.

Scorer of Pompey’s winning goal against Fulham today Benjani also looks out for him – as he told the Pompey site – and was all the happier for seeing him out in Hong ‘the atmosphere was great – the people here love football.

‘When I saw John Westwood with his bell, I was happy. He doesn’t miss a Pompey game.

‘Every time when I run onto the pitch he’s the first person I search for in the crowd’.

Benjani is also said how he is enjoying the competition for places after the new arrivals, which he believes is healthy for everyone and keep people alert, ensuring no one becomes complacent or takes their place for granted.

Watching the game on TV today fans were flocking around Westwood to get a photo taken with him, with people often wanting him to sign their shirts or autograph books. Although he did surprisingly seem a little bashful when he was on the big screen during the game.

He may have arrived late for the recent Yeovil match that I was at, but when he arrived he was mobbed by people of all ages – next thing you know they will be doing a reality TV programme on him.

PLAY UP POMPEY!