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McCarthy Looking To Improve Fitness

Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy has said his priority during pre-season is to improve his weight and fitness.

The South African hitman has been criticised in recent seasons for his weight but has recognised the need to get in shape this season and has made it his number one aim.

McCarthy speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire said - 'For me, it's most important I work on my physical side,'

'Once I get back to being able to play 90 minutes and feeling 100% I know the goals will come because that comes naturally for me.'

This is great to hear from somewhat of a cult figure at Rovers. He needs to get in shape as a fit and focused Benni Mac is worth 15 goals a season in my eyes.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 29 2009

Time: 3:10PM

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nice to see Benni put his hands up about this as it has been a problem for him.
Mikey D
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29/07/2009 15:13:00

If he wants to be involved with South Africa in the World Cup he needs to show them that he can score loads of goals - that should be good for Rovers.
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29/07/2009 15:49:00

question is, are the pies gonna be the weakness?!
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29/07/2009 16:01:00

Hmm.. Think everyone has overlooked the other side of this story. Why the hell didn't he decide this last season when we really needed him to bang a few more goals in?!
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29/07/2009 16:47:00

This is all about getting to South Africa 2010.
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29/07/2009 16:59:00

But it benefits us as well though - oh you cynical bunch! lol
Mikey D
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29/07/2009 17:39:00

Ohh Benni, Ohh Benni Mac please put that burger back (8)
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29/07/2009 21:49:00

Can people also forget BFS penchant to drop Benni even if we didn't have any fit strikers. That would also curtail his ability to score lots of goals. I was just impressed that despite everything - weight n all - that he was still our top scorer. I fancy him to get a few more this season...given the chances.
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30/07/2009 12:11:00

well said roversman. Sam will not play a guy with a bad fitness streak and this will also inspire Benni to put in the yards.
Mikey D
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31/07/2009 07:50:00

Benni does like a burger, and a pie, and another and another but history shows that some players that are "larger" are still more than capable, so long as Benni scores (as he did!!) within reason I don't care about him being a bit of a chunk!!
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31/07/2009 09:20:00

Fit or Fat as long as he gets minimum of 10 goals then who cares but if he wants to play in the World Cup then he's gonna have to be Fit so come on lad you can do eet, lets try and get you 20 hehe
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