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Am I Dreaming? Two Goals!

Am I Dreaming? Two Goals!


A wonder goal from Mendes in the last few seconds meant that Portsmouth won for the first time in 2006. Who needs strikers we've got Mendes!?!

There was a very subdued atmosphere when I walked into my section at Fratton Park. This was not helped when we saw another glorious goal scoring opportunity missed by Gary O'Neil after good work from Lua Lua.

The Portsmouth Players were out of the tunnel first and rearing to go. We looked good at the start of the first half but as always I was thinking where are the goals going to come from?

The ball went out for a corner and out came Toddy from the dugout to warm up. He got a fantastic cheer and ten seconds later the stadium erupted as Mendes boomed a thirty yarder into the bottom hand corner.

I know it is easy to say now but I thought that we would concede from a corner today. We did. The corner came in and was flicked on not once but twice, with the third touch hitting the net. I had a fantastic view and the player that scored was slightly offside, however would have been harsh to call that. It would not however have been harsh to call the player in front of the goalkeeper offside. Is the linesman telling me that a player standing in front of the goalkeeper is not interfering with play?

In the dying seconds Lua Lua wins a corner, unfortunately for my section quite a lot of people had left. In came the cross and out went the cross. Mendes won the 50/50 in the middle and fired what can only be described as a rocket into the roof of the net.

This isn't over yet. Please say this isn't a dream!


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Date:Sunday March 12 2006
Time: 8:59AM

Comments

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that was a cracking goal
pompeyboy
12/03/2006 15:19:00
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that was a cracking goal
pompeyboy
12/03/2006 15:19:00
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Redknapp out!
blue_nation
12/03/2006 16:14:00
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Redknapp out!
blue_nation
12/03/2006 16:14:00
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Both Goals were worthy of the 3 points alone. Good performance compared to recent matches. Players started to beleive in this team, as it was nice to see Harry applaud the fans as well. We have seen that for a few years
nelson
12/03/2006 18:30:00
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Both Goals were worthy of the 3 points alone. Good performance compared to recent matches. Players started to beleive in this team, as it was nice to see Harry applaud the fans as well. We have seen that for a few years
nelson
12/03/2006 18:30:00
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blue_nation is a Fukckig wnaeker
pompeyboy
12/03/2006 21:16:00
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blue_nation is a Fukckig wnaeker
pompeyboy
12/03/2006 21:16:00
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He shoyuld call himself Red&white Nation with comments like that.
nelson
12/03/2006 21:32:00
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He shoyuld call himself Red&white Nation with comments like that.
nelson
12/03/2006 21:32:00
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