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First no Ronaldo and now no Rooney...

First no Ronaldo and now no Rooney...

One player does not make a team, so with Manyoo having Ronaldo miss the charity shield on Sunday this did not mean that we would win it, but it gave us a hell of a chance... We must fancy it even more now with the news that Wayne Rooney will also sit out the seasons curtain raiser!

He has become a casualty of the Manyoo visit to South Africa, as it is said he picked up a virus whilst out there.

Manyoo still have a squad packed full of world class talent but if we wanted any more incentive to just go for it and look to win this is it as without these two they have lost a lot of quality.

I was looking forward to the game before, but I am looking forward to it even more now and have even more belief that we can win, although I always believe we will win a game no matter what - not that I am under the impression that we can just 'turn up and win it' now, as it does not work like that, but we have a cracking chance!

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Speaking of Ronaldo I just noticed a little something on t'internet that 'claims' the Brazilian Ronaldo could be tempted to chance his arm in the English game, with Pompey being one of the teams after him following his release by Milan.

I would be very surprised if we did make an approach for him for a number of reasons, wages, fitness, the fact that he would expect to play week in week out when he would not etc. but it is amazing to think that we can be linked with players of his stature, even if he has become a fallen football superstar. What is more we can be 'linked' - no matter how untrue it might be - and think 'we do not need him'...

Who would have thought that possible a few years back eh!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday August 5 2008
Time: 4:05PM

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so... we're too good for Ronaldo now...how times change! as for rooney not playing - all that saves us from is an underzised ogre who would tare his brains out at not touching the ball... and then doing nothing special when he does get it... "oh no!"
pompeycarpet
05/08/2008 16:15:00
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Gutted for them. Let's hope he's out for a few more weeks too. However if Diarra is missing it about balances it out!
storagematt
05/08/2008 16:19:00
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Well, it looks promising but Uniteds' reserves are no mugs either - we're gonna need a bigger trophy cabinet!
Tantona
05/08/2008 16:22:00
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Come on Pompey, win this one for the Nation!
Aamir
05/08/2008 16:23:00
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Perhaps Ronaldo (the Brazilian) is the BIG signing we were waiting for!! Still 4,000 tickets left too.
eastneydave
05/08/2008 16:25:00
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Yes, Ronaldo is quite possibly larger than Mbesuma! Still, will only need cakes to motivate him properly!
Tantona
05/08/2008 16:28:00
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This is still far from a push over and I would remind people that they beat us just a weak or so ago with almost a reserve team. I am not saying that we will loose but don't get too c0cky over the fact that 2 players are missing.
sneakay
05/08/2008 16:28:00
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lol nicely said Tantona but could we afford that many cakes? and anyway i'm sure we couldn't pay his wages even without the cake
pompeym@
05/08/2008 17:32:00
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Big Rons heard about the Monster Bugers vavailable on matchday...
yellowcheesemonkey
05/08/2008 17:41:00
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I dunno, maybe we could make good use of Ronaldo. Put him in Muntari's position and tell him to sit on the opposition's playmaker to stifle their ball coming forward.
PhilTaglia
05/08/2008 17:53:00
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