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Defoe at the double

Defoe at the double

Jermain Defoe not only became the first Pompey player to score for England in 24 years he also became the first Pompey player to score two goals for 77 years after his double for England against Trinidad & Tobago last night.

Defoe - England
Defoe opens his nights account - image courtesy of the Pompey Site.

Mark Hateley was the last Pompey man to score for his country in a memorable game with Brazil in 1984, with Jack Smith scoring his two against Spain way back in 1931!

Defoe was obviously delighted: 'it was important to win and I'm so pleased to get two goals

'I'm still learning and when a new manager comes in you all start at the same level,

'I will keep working hard. I finished the season strongly and I couldn't be happier with my move to Portsmouth. I'm delighted with my goals.'

Pompey players in the England squad, 3 Pompey players featuring for England at the same time last week, 3 Pompey players starting the game yesterday and Pompey players scoring for England too - how fantastic are these days guys...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday June 2 2008
Time: 11:51AM

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It's dream time....Like the hint of a partnership with Crouch. This can only be good news for us trying to sign players with the profile we have at the moment. PUP
pentonpompey
02/06/2008 12:05:00
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I have to admit that I was asleep by the time the game started last night. One of my work mates is trying to tell me that Jamo was a bit wobbly but I don't know if he is on a wind up or not?
sneakay
02/06/2008 13:09:00
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shame defoe couldnt get his hattrick, but we cannot be greedy :-)
jamo did do one of his 'charges' out when he took out kenwyne jones - whilst he shouldnt have come out at least he got the job done, and i do not mean injurying jones...
pompeyrug
02/06/2008 13:28:00
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This is truly dreamtime. 3 England players and counting. Jamo only did the one thing wrong, and no goal went in as a result. Other than that he was the rock he always is. Hart played the second half in goal and also had a wobble off the line and other than that nothing to do.
tracyc
02/06/2008 14:04:00
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THREE Portsmouth players in the England team and it could be more soon. How good is that? Defoe deserves a run in the side against tougher opposition.
NinjaTim
02/06/2008 15:49:00
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I thought Defoe seemed so much more relaxed this game and i thought Jamo was ok,I thought Glen J was really iffy and seemed to make one REALLY WILD tackle that would be a maybe red in a UEFA game, Glen needs to up his game to keep in england boss
russellm
02/06/2008 16:44:00
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i agree NinjaTim and if the papers are to be believed, with crouch it could be four
russellm
02/06/2008 16:45:00
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Well pleased for Defoe, But starting even I wish this was true I feel when Owen is fit he will get the nod unless Jermain can do something extra special
pompeyyong
02/06/2008 20:42:00
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That's my boy!!! Pinch yourself lads, what a time to be a Pompey fan. Crouch & Defoe next season then. I would also take Bridge, you can forgive him for his past. He still has a lot to offer, his crossing from the left would be priceless.
storagematt
02/06/2008 21:34:00
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if our players keep performing at club level chances will keep coming at international level - taking them when they come in the key thing...
pompeyrug
02/06/2008 23:23:00
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