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Teams - Preston v Pompey

This is the Preston line up:

Andy Lonergan
Billy Jones
Youl Mawene
Liam Chilvers
Callum Davidson
Chris Sedgwick
Paul McKenna
Darren Carter
Simon Whaley
Chris Brown
Karl Hawley


Substitutes
Grzegorz Szamotulski
Richard Chaplow
Brett Ormerod
Matthew Hill
Neil Mellor


Glen Johnson returned in place of Lauren - who dropped to the bench, and with Noe Pamarot injured Sylvain Distin returned. Hermann Hreidarsson retained his place, so Lucien Aubey had to be content with a place on the bench. Richard Hughes also dropped to the bench as Sulley Muntari made his return after the African nations. Milan Baros was another to drop to the bench and Jermain Defoe was cup-tied so in came John Utaka and Kanu. Sadly Dave Nugent was not fit enough for a place on the bench against his former side.

So we line up like this:

David James
Glen Johnson
Sol Campbell
Sylvain Distin
Hermann Hreidarsson
John Utaka
Lassana Diarra
Papa Bouba Diop
Sulley Muntari
Niko Kranjcar
Kanu


Substitutes
Jamie Ashdown
Lucien Aubey
Lauren
Milan Baros
Richard Hughes


For those of you not at the game, if you are listening on the radio - or however you are keeping up with events - why not make a few comments below as the game unfolds so we can share our thoughts...

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Date:Sunday February 17 2008

Time: 3:45PM

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its almost time fellas - play up pompey!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 15:49:00

Arrrrgh, Kanu up front on his own from the start?? Still, we may have the midfield to run past him now with Sulley and Diarra in.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 15:53:00

Come on you Blues - just off out to watch game. Hopefully next time you hear from me we will be in Round 6.
eastneydave
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17/02/2008 15:53:00

Oi, oi - I'm in the bedroom on the dodgy Sky link - Stella No1 in hand, number two already opened and it's off we go ... Wemb-er-ly, Wemb-er-ly, we're the famous Portsmouth FC and were going to Wemb-er-ly, Wemb-er-ly, Come on youuu blues ....
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:02:00

good work chix...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:06:00

so is it kanu and utaka up top together or is it kanu on his own? surely not...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:06:00

kanu on his own so far.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 16:07:00

utaka 'seems' to be offering him support so far...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:08:00

when he gave away the needless corner i think papa smurf thought he was shooting then didnt he...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:15:00

Doing alright fellas ... we're knocking the ball around well and just waiting for a chance to find a runner... Utaka and Krunchie need to cut inside more when Kanu is holding the ball up ..
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:18:00

utaka seems to be playing in a free role as he's poping up on the left and right...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:19:00

.... just wish he'd pop up on the end of a cross.... WIFE... I'm out of Stella....
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:25:00

kanu is holding the ball up well but as he isnt mobile enough we arent really getting anyone in the box - kranchie's ball in early was fantastic, but his lack of mobility saw it wasted... so far so good tho...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:27:00

??Yep i'm happy so far, Rug... Off for a fag and some more supplies... Back soon...
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:30:00

i would have been happier had krunchie tucked that header away... t'was a good chance...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:32:00

't'was' ... meethinks thy Landlord hast gone all Shakepereian on thee !!
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:38:00

i bite my thumb as thee...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:38:00

Good effort Munners..
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:39:00

munarti is gonna hit this... he did you know!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:39:00

Munters, great free kick great save.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 16:39:00

Score in a minute… we’re gonna score in a minute… Score in a minute… we’re gonna score in a minute…
Chix
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17/02/2008 16:42:00

yep, he certainly did... he'll try it again wont he?
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:42:00

...score in a minute... were gonna score in a minute!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:43:00

and that could have been it then through the herminator - the pressure has been cracnked up...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:44:00

typical papa smurf eh - even if it wouldnt have counted...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:46:00

To me we have to get all the midfield busy, Diop, Diarra and Muntari have been quiet by thier standards
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 16:50:00

i think 'arry will be happy enough at the moment wont he, but as you say mate maybe the midfield need to offer alittle more...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:53:00

C'mon chaps, make the class tell & win it in the 2nd half.
storagematt
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17/02/2008 16:56:00

Yep, i expect 'arry will be happy enough, but i bet he'd rather win today to avoid a replay, so, how do we score the goal? Kanu is dropping very very deep, so the midfield HAVE to get past him for him to thread the ball through.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 16:58:00

afternoon matt - yep, if we keep up the pressure that was bulding we'll score sooner or later...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:58:00

how do we score? leave it 10 mins or so if we dont get the breakthrough i say get baros on...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 16:59:00

for who? take kanu off so it's still 1 up front, or take a midfielder off to go 442?
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:01:00

keep 2 up... if needed kanu off utaka alongside baros?
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:02:00

we should get through. oh and please can jamie redknapp be our manager one day? he seems to know exactly what we need to do, and just everything about us, even for someone whos dad manages us..
jbaker
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17/02/2008 17:03:00

oh and scummer on the bench!
jbaker
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17/02/2008 17:04:00

Any subs ?....... Nope not yet... So the midfield do need to get forward more .... but as Preston press we'll get more space to break ... They look a bit more fired up .. team hug !!
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:05:00

afternoon bakes... as i was that defoe would one day sign, ive been convinced that jamie will work alongside 'arry before he quits, to then take over when he does eventually leave - i think jamie talks a good game and would be a good manager.
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:07:00

duno mate, he's got it easy in tvland hasnt he? bit like shearer
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:09:00

papa put in a fantastic ball then... see with 2 up top he would have been there... good start tho to the half.
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:09:00

he'll work alongside 'arry mark my words :-)
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:10:00

We need Baros on... Somebody to get on the end of what's being created and SCORE
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:10:00

Diop off, Baros on 442
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:11:00

yep.. I'd agree 4me..
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:14:00

i think i'd second that tbh.
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:15:00

Pompey 0, Stella comsumption 5
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:15:00

papa's ball across was crying out for someone like baros on the end wasnt it...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:15:00

it'll be 1-5... or 1-6 shortly...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:16:00

Hmmmm chix, 4 me it's been 2xbuds, 2x carlsberg
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:17:00

.........probably!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:17:00

im on a coffee and a muffin at the moment but have been eyeing up the carling i have...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:18:00

***** !
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:19:00

bugger... come on jamo!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:19:00

Englands, Englands, No.1… Englands, No.1…
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:20:00

thats why he's the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:20:00

i called it as i watched - and he listened!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:21:00

Englands no.1.....put my article in Rug!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:21:00

Right, been saved, now we have to re-group and push on
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:22:00

thought was going to be another then... yep, it'll be on later tonight mate.
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:22:00

Quashie..Quashie..Quashie..
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:22:00

Utaka is losinfg the ball a lot
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:25:00

5 more minutes - max - to regroup then a chance must be made...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:26:00

were hanging on at the mo fellas...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:28:00

come on 'arry make a change now...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:32:00

Last 15 or so ... Come on Pompey.... We need to score...
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:33:00

what a save again....
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:34:00

Milan,,, we’ve another Milan … we’ve another Milan …
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:36:00

Rug your on 666 points again... say something quick !
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:36:00

Munners off, you can never 2nd guess 'arry, can you!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:37:00

You're the devil in disguise oh yes you are!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:37:00

not again... i hate the number of the beast!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:38:00

phew - im saved, baros the match winner?
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:38:00

can we do it fellas or will it go to a replay, or will preston win it?
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:41:00

Got to raise our game if we are to score.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:41:00

Dont think anyones gonna score today.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:43:00

thats the thing with baros - he keeps his head down too much, if he'd looked up he could have passed or had a shot quicker...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:44:00

He aint looking for a pass....is he! Think its gonna be another expensive night for ma down at fratton.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:47:00

Scummer… Scummer… Scummer… Scummer…
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:47:00

Oh no it's not..whoops......
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:47:00

We are under pressure here
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:48:00

looks like it, £25 a ticket for adults?
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:50:00

We don't deserve anything from this. Absolutely diabolical.
stillthewhizz
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17/02/2008 17:51:00

i dont know about dont derve anything...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:53:00

Score in a minute… we’re gonna score in a minute… Score in a minute… we’re gonna score in a minute… ...
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:53:00

and weve bloody won it...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:54:00

Get out of jail free!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:54:00

see our names on the cup!
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 17:54:00

Told ya ........
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:54:00

We’re gonna win the cup, we’re gonna win the cup, and now you’re gonna believe us … and now you’re gonna believe us…. and now you’re gonna believe ussssss…. we’re gonna win the cup.
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:55:00

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, we’re going to Wem-ber-ley, Que sera, sera
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:55:00

Well, we always used to lose in the last few mins when i was a kid so i knoe how pne feel!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:55:00

Bring on the Chelsea…. Bring on the Chelsea
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:55:00

Thank 'arry for Jamo!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:56:00

Didn't deserve that all. Two games in a row we've stolen a win. Great resilience but not the way I like to win. Hopefully this is enough to shake things up with Harry. We've been poor for three months now.
stillthewhizz
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17/02/2008 17:56:00

We shall not, we shall not be moved… We shall not, we shall not be moved… and like a tree that’s standing by the waterside….. we shall not be moved…
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:56:00

Whizz.. you are right but I don't care..we’re the famous Portsmouth FC and we’re going to Wem-ber-ley….. Wem-ber-ley, Wem-ber-ley…
Chix
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17/02/2008 17:57:00

agree still thewhizz, we havent had many good games since newcastle, yet we've won most of them! handball by someone in that box, but at least we're through!
jbaker
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17/02/2008 17:57:00

Wife just salivating over a topless Jamo!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:57:00

Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!
storagematt
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17/02/2008 17:58:00

TBH, wouldnt have taken a draw before the game. Maybe this is the start of that little bit of luck they talk about that you need to win the cup.
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:58:00

And this should make 100
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 17:59:00

Preston 0 pompey 1.. Stella comsuption 7.. spelling ability nil..
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:01:00

All I have to say is...We’re gonna win the cup, we’re gonna win the cup, and now you’re gonna believe us … and now you’re gonna believe us…. and now you’re gonna believe ussssss…. we’re gonna win the cup
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:02:00

***** head! lol
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 18:02:00

Jamo ... man of the match ... agree ??
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:03:00

Ohhhhhh.......Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, we’re going to Wem-ber-ley, Que sera, sera
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:04:00

Our name is on it lads!
paultsmouth
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17/02/2008 18:04:00

When's the draw tomorrow?
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 18:06:00

Ohhhhhh.........We shall not, we shall not be moved… We shall not, we shall not be moved… and like a team that’s gonna win the FA Cup….. we shall not be moved
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:07:00

Let’s all have a disco …. Let’s all have a disco …. Da da da dah…. Da da da dah….. Let’s all have a disco …. Let’s all have a disco …. Da da da dah…. Da da da dah
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:08:00

Draw is on.....1:30 on Sky sports news.. BBC 2 and radio 5 live
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:09:00

10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...lets all have a disco! Que sera sera wot ever will be will be.....were the famous portsmouth city and were going to wem-ber-ley que sera sera!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 18:10:00

chix, dont ever say the south stand dont sing!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 18:10:00

Sorry fellas draw is at 1:25 not 1:30...
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:11:00

South stand South stand gizza song …….South stand gizza song
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:13:00

Off to put the kids to bed ... back later this evening .. if my fingers still work and my brain still functions......Wem-ber-ley, Wem-ber-ley… we’re the famous Portsmouth FC and we’re going to Wem-ber-ley….. Wem-ber-ley, Wem-ber-ley…
Chix
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17/02/2008 18:14:00

Yeah P4M because it's usually my brother an I doing the singing for the south. But I don't sing let's all have a disco. I hate that chant.
stillthewhizz
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17/02/2008 18:16:00

HOME DRAW PLEASE!!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 18:16:00

Hey, me too whizz, but o think you said you sit south upper? I sit family section south lower! Last year my kids used to say Dad, be quiet, but they are used to it now!
pompey4me
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17/02/2008 18:18:00

An absolute cakewalk wasn't it :-) Thank god for Jamo - how can a team play that well in the first half and so poorly in the second?
eastneydave
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17/02/2008 18:44:00

search me dave - im just buzzing that we won and we are no just 1 game away from the 1st of 2 wembley appearances this season...
pompeyrug
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17/02/2008 18:46:00

We win ugly again but when reality kicks in, we have to play better. Now for the draw. Home to Bristol Rovers or Cardiff please.
storagematt
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17/02/2008 18:54:00

 

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