Date: 25th July 2007 at 8:51am
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Benjani and David Nugent are most likely to start against Derby! Not my vote, yours – although these findings from Et_tu_Pompeii’s poll are thoughts I completely share.

The majority that voted were of the opinion that Benjani and Nugent – from the options given – will be the pair that starts up front for Pompey when we take on Derby as the season begins.

With the summer arrivals of Nugent and John Utaka, added to Benjani and Lomana LuaLua, who were already here, with Kanu still quite likely to be here come the seasons opener and another striker quite possibly arriving, we have an almost embarrassing amount of attacking riches.

The competition for places should be great this season, with players knowing they have to take their chance when in. But my thinking is Benjani should be the one constant when picking our forwards as his work rate will create openings for his partner and having a proper striker alongside him will help him score more too.

Utaka has not been bought to warm the bench, so he will play more than his fair share but is quite likely to play out wide as well as a full on striker, so it is more than possible Benjani, Nugent and Utaka will all play a lot of matches at the same time.

What the poll asked – What pair of strikers will start up front against Derby County for the first match of the season?

How you voted – Benjani & Nugent 53%, Nugent & Utaka 26%, A player as yet unsigned & one other 13%, Benjani & Utaka 6%, LuaLua & one other 1%, Kanu & one other 1%

Current Poll – Getting to know a little bit more about this sites fellowship is always good, as it is interesting to find out how our associations with Pompey vary.

Continuing with something that we have done in varying ways this summer to get to know more about this sites members pentonpompey is asking the question ‘when did you first see a Pompey match?’ Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

PLAY UP POMPEY!