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Sam's Fitness Warning For Benni Mac

Sam Allardyce has warned Benni that he needs to keep in shape to help him maintain his form and secure his place in the South Africa line up when the nation hosts the World Cup in 2010.

Benni has been back to his best in recent weeks with his predatory instincts in full flow.

However, Sam has warned Benni not to rest on his laurels.

Allardyce, speaking to everyones favourite The Sun, said -'Benni sometimes is his own worst enemy, [he is] a very talented player but not quite at the fitness levels he could be at,'

'Get that right and he plays more and more. Benni`s been up and down too much. He was on a massive up, [and now] he`s been on a massive down for too long.

'At his age [31-years-old] he has to be spot on, as fit as he can be. If he wants to produce his best [then] that is the key element to having a career for as long as he wants.'

Wise words indeed - Benni for my money is technically our best player. It is just his attitude which suffers sometimes.

But no doubt he can be our saviour this season.




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The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 11 2009

Time: 11:46AM

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This is good for my money as it shows that Sam is not afraid to tell it like it is.
Mikey D
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11/02/2009 11:50:00

Some good advice really from Big Sam. We need Benni in tip top condition to fire us up the league. To be fair hes been good recently so more of the same please Benni!
adrianbrfc
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11/02/2009 11:53:00

The question for me though is who partners him?
Mikey D
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11/02/2009 11:54:00

Whoever is the other in form striker, at this moments its got to be JR for me, until Roque gets back his sharpness and bangs in some more goals which hopefully is only just round the corner. Whatever happens all 3 strikers have a massive part to play in the run in and will all find themselves with a run of games at some point, its up to them to score goals, play well and give Sam a selection dilemma he wants.
adrianbrfc
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11/02/2009 12:01:00

Although i'm not sure Benni is our best player, he is definitely one of our two best strikers. right now i'd be partenering him with JR. I love that guy- holds up the ball, tries his best and is in form. Of course if RSC was fit and firing i'd have to completely swing around and have JR with RSC... hows that for contridiction! worked well last season though
retroflair31
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11/02/2009 15:06:00

Covering all the bases there retro?!?! lol
Mikey D
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11/02/2009 16:41:00

i wonder why is Sam bringing this topic up. is he trying to imply something?
dominator2800
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11/02/2009 23:28:00

confidence is there but lazyness is still amongst him.we cant tell how hes mentally thinkin but hes been top scorer in other leagues im sure he still has the hunger to do well! roque needs a someone who can cross,we dont need a bentley we need a bender! (crosser) lol maybe next transfer window :)
Rikin5
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11/02/2009 23:36:00

May I Have An Extra Large Bennedict McMaccies please!
Rikin5
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12/02/2009 00:05:00

I dont think Sam should be having a go at Benni in public.. this is the kind of stuff that should be said behind closed doors!! Have a go at Roque if ya want, he's done f#ckall this season, at least Benni is playing well and scoring goals!!
spinaker7081
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12/02/2009 05:29:00

spinaker7081 - I tend to agree with that thought dude. Big Mac needs to look after himself, but its not just his fitness/weight that is an issue his attitude also needs to stay right.
Walker
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12/02/2009 09:38:00

I think both go hand in hand if you ask me boss!!!
Mikey D
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12/02/2009 11:23:00

as long as he's scoring, sam should just let him get on with it, im so glad when people were calling for his head rovers did not sell, i just knew he would come back to form and its like having anew player
glen9mullan
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13/02/2009 03:22:00

Agreed Glen... it is like having a new signing. I dont htink anyone has ever doubted Benni's ability its just his attitude that was suspect...
Mikey D
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13/02/2009 13:21:00

 

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