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Oxford added to the pre-season list

Oxford added to the pre-season list

Pompey will cross paths with a familiar face this summer with Oxford added to the pre-season schedule - this will of course mean us coming up against our former manager, and Harry Redknapp's former assistant Jim Smith, who is now a director with the non-league club.

This game will most probably be the final fixture added to the schedule - this is what the Pompey Site had to say about this, and our other pre-season games...

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HARRY & JIM'S REUNION

Pompey will play Oxford United in a friendly on Monday, August 4.

The game sees Harry Redknapp link up with his former assistant boss at Fratton Park, Jim Smith, now a director at Oxford.

Redknapp and Smith masterminded Pompey's title-winning return to the top flight in 2002/3.
The Blues have also lined up a game against neighbours Havant & Waterlooville at Westleigh Park 24 hours later.

The clash with Conference side Oxford at the Kassam Stadium comes eight days after Pompey play Manchester United in a friendly in Nigeria.

The U's, who dropped out of the Football League in 2006, finished ninth in the Conference last season.

Havant & Waterlooville, who knocked Notts County and Swansea out of the FA Cup last season before twice leading at Liverpool, finished seventh in Conference South.

The clash with Havant & Waterlooville comes five days before Pompey face Manchester United in the Community Shield at Wembley.

Pompey's opening pre-season game is at Exeter on Wednesday, July 16 before friendlies at Swindon and Bournemouth.

The Blues then play two games in Nigeria before returning to face Oxford, the Hawks and Manchester United in the Community Shield - the second clash against the double-winners in a fortnight.

The Premier League season starts on Saturday, August 16.

Pompey's pre-season fixtures:
Wednesday, July 16: Exeter (A) (kick-off 7.45pm)

Friday, July 18: Swindon (A) (7.45pm)

Tuesday, July 22: Bournemouth (A) (7.45pm)

Friday, July 25: Nigeria or a Nigerian Premier League side (Abuja Stadium, kick-off time to be confirmed)

Sunday, July 27: Manchester United (Abuja Stadium, kick-off time to be confirmed)

Monday, August 4: Oxford (A) (7.45pm)

Tuesday, August 5: Havant & Waterlooville (A) (7.45pm)

Sunday, August 10: Manchester United (Wembley, 3pm)

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So, what do we think about our pre-season schedule then guys?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday June 12 2008
Time: 11:00PM

Comments

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The very highs & very lows. From Man Utd twice to Exeter & Oxford. No doubt every player will get a run out then.
storagematt
13/06/2008 10:07:00
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I can't see many of the bigger names playing at Oxford or Havant when we are going to be facing Manure at the end of the same week.
sneakay
13/06/2008 12:29:00
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Not sure I can make it to the Abuja Stadium.
NinjaTim
13/06/2008 14:25:00
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Well to be fair Tim i've just tossed a coin and it came up heads, Dammm I was hoping it was Tails and a trip to Abuja, still can't go back on the coin, so Bournemouth it is then!! ;-)
pentonpompey
13/06/2008 20:27:00
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Good to see Peter Harry helping an old mate... A good pre-season for Oxford and a run out for some of our players
Chix
14/06/2008 08:13:00
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exeter and manyoo - at wembley, not in nigerian sadly - are nailed on games for me, swindon will be one i will do if i can get the night off work and i could be tempted by bournemouth too if others will be going from my end...
pompeyrug
14/06/2008 11:50:00
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Midweek & all away again this year rules most out for me, shame I enjoyed it at Yoevil last year
pompeyyong
14/06/2008 14:11:00
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