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Cardiff it is then...

Cardiff it is then...

Well we now know that we will be facing Cardiff in the FA cup final on May 17th then fellas!

Cardiff managed to fend off the challenge of cup giant killers Barnsley to advance, like us, with a scoreline of 1-0 and will now battle it out with us to be crowned FA cup winners for 2008. Can we claim another Championship scalp or will this run finally end? Surely we must fancy our chances but should not take anything for granted, as that would be a major mistake.

From the looks of it we will not be able to wear our blue kit though, as the fixture is reading Cardiff v Portsmouth - this would suggest that Cardiff will be the 'home side', so will have preference over kit colour, and as they play in blue it looks like we will be in Black?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday April 6 2008
Time: 6:33PM

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got to be honest fellas im worried about 'potential' trouble, for this reason alone i didnt really fancy cardiff? hopefully it all goes off without any major incident tho...
pompeyrug
06/04/2008 18:43:00
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Don't know if the old Soul crew are still around, but Cardiff haven't been as violent as they used to be, the police will be on top if it
paultsmouth
06/04/2008 18:45:00
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Got to be honest Rug, thats my thoughts exactly. Even the baggies fans yesterday said they were glad it was us they drew and not them, for that same reason
pentonpompey
06/04/2008 18:48:00
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lets hope so eh, i meant no offence to cardiff fans at all as we have some nutters too, lets not beat about the bush. football isnt like it used to be is it so all being well it will pass without any fuss...
we cant let this pass now can we? surely not...
pompeyrug
06/04/2008 18:49:00
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...when i say cant let it pass i mean the chance of winning the cup.
pompeyrug
06/04/2008 18:50:00
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It's going to be a strange final!
Fan of Blues
06/04/2008 18:50:00
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Has there been a decision on Cardiff's appeal against not being permitted to represent England in the UEFA Cup? If they think they're fighting for a place in Europe, it's going to make them even more hungry for it. Regardless, even with Dave Jones in charge, they shouldn't be more than we can handle. Not only do we have a lot of talent, but we have a big, strong side, so we shouldn't be vulnerable to the kind of physical football which often helps teams from the lower leagues beat Premiership teams.
PhilTaglia
06/04/2008 18:51:00
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so unless the uefa cup rules are bent at all we're in europe fellas before a ball is kicked arent we?
pompeyrug
06/04/2008 18:54:00
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"Whilst the pub my daughter was challenged by a plain closed security chap/old bill - asking why we had come over from Waterloo?? (which we hadn't)

Basically the station security/old bill had not anticipated any Pompey fans travelling into Paddo and there were several hundred in Paddington already. The chaps words were "oh ****, if it is a Cardiff - Pompey final, we have a big problem at this station"."

I read that on the net earlier.

To be honest I'm still in dreamland, not in my wildest dreams did I think we'd be playing in the cup final to win. Sure when you play in the final you try but I thought we had a chance of getting to the final to play one of the big four which would have guaranteed us European football - something our fans would have celebrated even if we lost. But now we're favourites and only have it to lose.
stillthewhizz
06/04/2008 18:57:00
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Uefa spokesman on Sky sports News just said that in all probability the rule would be changed for them
pentonpompey
06/04/2008 18:59:00
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