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Lets focus on Sunderland now...

Lets focus on Sunderland now...

After the FA cup draw earlier this week a lot of focus has shifted towards that meeting with United at Old Trafford, but we cannot forget we have two crucial league games ahead of before that, starting against Sunderland at Fratton this weekend...

Harry Redknapp has spoken about this game on the Pompey site and much as he says this will not be an easy game by any stretch of the imagination but with respect it is one we should be looking to win: 'I like Roy and I think he's done a really good job there. He talks a lot of sense and I think he's got a big future ahead of him.

'I think they'll stay up this season. Their home record has been fantastic and they've played okay away from home.

'I think they've been unlucky on a few occasions. I watched them play at West Ham when they were fantastic and unlucky to lose.

'It will be a tough match for us but we're confident of picking up the three points'.

Remember Sunderland are looking to do the double over us, something that not even the 'big 4' can boast - it is essential that we do not let this happen, we cannot afford a slip up here as if we are realistically aiming for a European place via the league 3 points is a must, anything less at this stage of the season just will not be good enough.

After Sunderland we go to Goodison Park to face Everton, so a point from that would then be the minimum aim, so 4 points minimum from the next couple of games ahead of the cup game with United will set us up very nicely for that tie.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday February 20 2008
Time: 11:42AM

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A must win... Come on lads this can make or break the season!
imazav
20/02/2008 11:59:00
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it will certainly break it i feel if we dont win tbh...
pompeyrug
20/02/2008 12:05:00
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Just what I have been thinking, I've been getting carried away over this cup tie, but we must focus on the match ahead, we must get revenge on Sunderland for beating us at the Stadium of Light.
tracyc
20/02/2008 12:50:00
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forget the cup tie - we're out of that! the league's where it's at, home win please
WalshWasGod
20/02/2008 12:57:00
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Yes just in case we don't get a major miracle at OT, we have the chance of a uefa spot via the league. After nothing short of a pathetic performance at the stadium of ********, we need to win. Nothing else matters, just a win.
storagematt
20/02/2008 13:22:00
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The next three matches represent our total season. The repercussions either way will be immense.
007
20/02/2008 15:04:00
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we really need to do well in the league, as theres a very good chance that it wont be utd-chelsea final, so that means thats one euro place gone, and if spurs upset chelski in cc final, then we need to finish 5th. given these circumstances, we could come 6th and not make europe. then harry will pay for not applying to intertoto. in conclusion, we need/should win every home game left, and just attack the away games like before
jbaker
20/02/2008 16:13:00
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3pts is a must from this game and will push us on for the rest of the season
knocker
20/02/2008 16:26:00
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Well said Jay and Knocker I agree too - Three points is a must but it aint gonna be an easy game - Sunderland will come and shut up shop hoping for a draw... We'll need to break them down just like we didn't do at Preston.. !! Luckily Richardson probably won''t be playing so he'll not be able to run the show like he did up there... all we want now is for scummer Jones to get crocked then that's any threat they have nullified.... we'll still need to score though ... Let's hope Jermain is fully rested (from what I don't know) and raring to go...
Chix
20/02/2008 16:54:00
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There nickname is the 'black cats' all I said was the 'stadium of pu55ies'?!?!?!
storagematt
20/02/2008 20:03:00
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