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Teams - Villa v Pompey

Villa line up:

Brad Friedel
Carlos Cuellar
Curtis Davies
Martin Laursen
James Milner
Nigel Reo-Coker
Stiliyan Petrov
Gareth Barry
Ashley Young
Gabriel Agbonlahor
John Carew


Subs
Bradley Guzan
Luke Young
Steve Sidwell
Marlon Harewood
Zat Knight
Nicky Shorey
Craig Gardner


Pompey line up:

David James
Glen Johnson
Sol Campbell
Sylvain Distin
Armand Traore
Glen Little
Sean Davis
Papa Bouba Diop
Noe Pamarot
Jermain Defoe
Peter Crouch


Subs
Jamie Ashdown
Hermann Hreidarsson
Jerome Thomas
John Utaka
Arnold Mvuemba
Kanu
Nadir Belhadj


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 18 2008

Time: 2:24PM

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3-5-2 then with sol, distin and pamarot at the back, johnson and traore as the wingbacks...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 14:27:00

nono, 4-4-2, with GJ, distin, campbel, pamerot as defenders, and GL, diop, davis, traore in midfield
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 14:36:00

Think I agree with Carpet here.
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 14:38:00

i reckon its 3-5-2 tbh...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 14:47:00

...altho it could easily be 4-4-2 with paramount at left back...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 14:47:00

442 would make sense. But hey we can change if we need.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 14:51:00

villa are certainly going 3-5-2 tho arent they.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 14:54:00

official site are saying its 4-4-2, but we do have the option.
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 14:55:00

4-4-2 it is then, but as said easily capable of switching to 3-5-2
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 14:58:00

glen little isnt going to be the best going down the middle though is he? It may be a change like hughes/little at half time if things arnt going great
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:03:00

0-0 though, plumber just left, ceiling to re-instate now!
paultsmouth
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18/10/2008 15:03:00

sorry, meant to say mvuemba, as hughes is obviously injured...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:04:00

good start, firstly with a crunching challenge from sol and a good break with chances for traore - who should have shot - and then davis... play up pompey!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:04:00

when you look at it, and think about it 4-4-2 is clearly the formation isnt it as little couldnt play in the middle could he...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:05:00

intresting that pamerot is favoured over belhadjn left back...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:06:00

at least the plummer has done his part eh mate!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:06:00

we are still not sure on belhadj defensively tho are we tbh...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:07:00

"long ball over the top to defoe" - is that really the sensible way to play with defoe?
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:08:00

breaking quickly, why not? he has pace...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:09:00

scum 1 down at home to Watford!!!!
storagematt
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18/10/2008 15:09:00

Villa seem to be playing much more wuickly than us, and posing quite big threats on the break...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:12:00

Everton 1 up at the Arse!!!
storagematt
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18/10/2008 15:12:00

i miss read that at first as 'everton up the arse' :-)
villa are the home side so you would expect them to pressure more wouldnt you - we are holding firm so far and 'could' catch them on the break...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:14:00

I'm just thinking that they are more likely to catch US out on the break - as when we have possesion, we seem to just be too slow on the ball...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:16:00

southhampton miss a penalty...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:17:00

*another penalty
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:17:00

we will see what happens carpet, we will see...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:18:00

poor scum, things arent going well for them are they... altho tbh i dont really care what they're doing...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:19:00

Not many about this afternoon!! Unlike Southampton's missed penalties :D
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 15:20:00

i think alot of 'regulars' have prior arragements today...
have scum missed 2 penalties today?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:21:00

yes, scum have missed two... meanwhile I am faced with a tough question... watch the game 20minutes behind time, or listen to it live...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:23:00

its got to be listen to it live surely?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:24:00

yup... although I've now got a new option... watch it 20 seconds ahead of live...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:25:00

I thoght we scored then bugger!
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:26:00

defoe - what you doing mate! traore denied by the post before that...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:26:00

you'll ruin it for us being 20 seconds ahead of play!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:28:00

should have scored...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:28:00

i'not to... I just re watched the defoe chance... he could have just left it for crouch to head in!
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:29:00

scum 2-0 down
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:29:00

liverpool o wigan 1
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:30:00

...meanwhile, scum go 2 down...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:30:00

The scores are going to the away teams so far, c'mon Pompey!!!
storagematt
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18/10/2008 15:33:00

good save jamo
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:33:00

liverpool 1 wigan 1
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:37:00

diop looks in trouble.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:39:00

scum 0 watford 3
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:39:00

Scum three down now - things get better.
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 15:40:00

Johnson booked harshly by the sounds of it
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:41:00

it would become a perfect day if we could get a win today!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:41:00

come on pompey 0-0 at half time would do me, we are capable of breaking down this villa side.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:42:00

nah - johnson was cynical! if we could win, it would be great... and we probably should be winning really shouldnt we?
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:44:00

0-0 Half time
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 15:44:00

we have had the better chances of the 1st half havent we? im happy at 0-0 at the break, now lets push on in the 2nd half - we can do these!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:45:00

aston villa - no shots on target!
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:46:00

sounds good only going by the quay ht 0-0 lets hope we can nick it in the second half.
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:47:00

amir zaki wonder goal - second of his game - so dell loose his lead in the golden boot...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:48:00

and also... I hadnt seen this before... chelsea beat middlesbrough 0-5!!!!
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 15:49:00

wow! wigan ahead again at HT
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:49:00

Yes Carpet I watched it they just walked all over Boro.
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 15:51:00

i listened to most of the chelski game - and they seemed to strole to vicotry over boro didnt they... they'll take some beating this season!
that zaki fella looks a decent player doesnt he.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 15:53:00

Hello all. Sounded a good first half while I was 'doing stuff' indoors. Problem with the plumbing Paul?? Go on Pompey!
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:04:00

Matt di Vinchi is halfway thru the painting ish. C'mon Pompey give it some!!!
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:05:00

Anybody keping chix up to date???
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:06:00

diop seems to have suddenly developed some lovely skill - it's just his passing has fallen to peices...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:08:00

i did text him just a mo ago with a brief update... this painting better be a work of art!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:08:00

Arse have scored. 1-1.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:08:00

arsenal 1 everton 1
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:09:00

afternoon p4me!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:09:00

under presure come on Pompey
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:11:00

o'neil must have had some words at the break... we need to get back to playing like we were in the 1st half - the break came at the wrong time for us perhaps?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:12:00

Gotta keep tight, sounding like we're riding our luck.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:14:00

for a big fella diop goes down far too easily doesnt he... he might be injured this time, but how often does he go down injured? he is having a good game today tho by the sounds of it.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:14:00

We have to through this patch
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:15:00

i wouldnt say riding out luck, but weve got 'sloppy' just like macca says...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:15:00

Davis booked as well
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:15:00

Sol to the rescue
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:17:00

sol's played really well the last 2 or 3 games hasnt he, like the sol of old!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:18:00

Rug thats right Sol has done well
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:20:00

I'm thinking belhadj/utaka to come on to increase the pace of the game? it seems to have slowed down...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:21:00

sol talks about not giving up on his england chances - ok, maybe not likely that he will get back in the squad but if he impresses fabio over the next 4-months you never know... would he have done any worse than the likes of upson, lescott or brown would have - or did - recently?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:21:00

give it another 10mins and then utaka's pace could help against barry - but only if utaka can be arsed!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:22:00

Still sounds good. Shame we are missing Lassie.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:23:00

Oh well, we're going down to ten lol Utaka..... lets see if he walks the walk.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:24:00

Utaka...no no no no no he doesn't deserve it. Come on jamo, we need you to stay solid.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:24:00

little is playing too slowly - he needs to be replaced...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:25:00

Little is slow. We do have problems with that right hand side.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:26:00

'if', which is a very, very, very big if utaka is committed and up for it today he 'could' win us this game as his pace would trouble barry... but 'will' he be bothered? on previous you would think no...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:26:00

Utaka on Little off then
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:26:00

come on john do the business mate!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:27:00

if only we could combine the qualities that little has and those that utaka has...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:27:00

Arsenal 2 Everton 1
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:30:00

van persie wasnt it?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:31:00

I hate listening on the radio, sounds like we are really under pressure. What do you guys think?
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:31:00

Diop in the book too
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:31:00

to be fair villa are the home side tho arent they so you epxect them to put more pressure on.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:32:00

that said clearly villa are putting the pressure on in the 2nd half...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:32:00

the game is stretched, traore isnt having a decent 2nd half... maybe its belhadj time?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:33:00

i think so carps, pace to burn...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:34:00

traore for belhadj... like for like really...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:34:00

oh defoe...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:35:00

and we are doing that move now - come on belhadj!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:35:00

Belhadj for traore spot on Rug
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:35:00

davis off! what did he doi?
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:36:00

Oh no. we need defense now, someone tell Utaka. down to ten, we need him to put in a shift.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:36:00

You'll have to call me storage gloss now.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:36:00

davis off!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:37:00

Liverpool 2-2.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:38:00

davis two yellows dam, Mveumba on for defoe
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:38:00

Red 4 Sean Davis.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:38:00

he will be in HR's bad books for sure now wont he... i would have taken crouchy off for mvuemba had it been me.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:38:00

Bloody hell Utaka you are not worthy of the shirt.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:38:00

jamo, what you doing...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:39:00

******** utaka, same old same old...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:39:00

But Crouch will hold the ball up better than Defoe could, rug.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:39:00

liverpool 2 wigan 2
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:40:00

but defoe has the pace to 'maybe' break...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:40:00

Why is 'arry so mad. We all know how damn Lazy Utaka is, so why does he play him? Dont get mad with him 'arry, just dont play him.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:42:00

were hanging on 5 mins
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:42:00

play up pompey, pompey play up! must hold firm, and we are doing it... well most are!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:42:00

utaka has been ok - running the ball out of defence...up untill then
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:42:00

See, Mark Mudie just said what I did earlier. We are always a man down with Utaka. Doesnt deserve his chance. To55er
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:43:00

Liverpool 3-2
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:44:00

carps, sorry mate but utaka is *****e! he's a lazy sod who doesnt do anything - we should get rid off him, the thing is he wont go...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:44:00

Come on Pompey. lets hold out for a point.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:44:00

If I was Sol, I'd just run up to Utaka and boot the lazy ******** up the ar5e!!!
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:45:00

4 mins added time - carew so close... phew
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:46:00

WHY do we have to tell utaka that he has to run? its a basic part of the game...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:46:00

Go on Harry. Dont stand for it!
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:47:00

Davis ironically will miss the home game with Fulham. One of his old clubs!
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:47:00

4 mins added
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:47:00

you're ahead of play carps as thats just happened...
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:47:00

Carew hits the bar - think I need one too!!
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 16:47:00

Linesman down with cut head!!!
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 16:47:00

Hang in there boys.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:48:00

******** animals!
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:48:00

villa thug has held this one up
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:49:00

Shouldn't have to Rug, but why do people protect him, it's unexcusable his lack of effort. God he doesnt deserve his priviledged postition!
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:49:00

if HR has seen the fella that threw the item why isnt the fella thrown out? surely CCTV will pick the offender out?
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:49:00

Arsenal 3-1
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:50:00

Good point that, especially with 9 men!
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:51:00

0-0 settle for that first away draw since first game of last season Derby 2-2.
eastneydave
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18/10/2008 16:52:00

0-0... i'll take that...
pompeycarpet
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18/10/2008 16:52:00

I'd have settled for a point before the game. A very good result.
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:52:00

0-0 that will do for me
pompeyyong
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18/10/2008 16:52:00

i'll take that 0-0 with 9 men.
pompeyrug
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18/10/2008 16:52:00

Now, what's next? Oh yes Braga. We're all going on a European tour, a European tour...
storagematt
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18/10/2008 16:53:00

Have a good one Matt. Done my tour and loved it.
pompey4me
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18/10/2008 16:56:00

I would have taken the point before the game, so I'll certainly take it now - I thought Villa shaded it anyway and Jamo kept us in the match. So I'm pleased with that. Thought Davis' second booking was really harsh, couldn't see what it was for! Mind you Jermain should have scored! Overall it was a cracking match.
tracyc
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18/10/2008 16:56:00

Scummers lost 3-0!!
tracyc
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18/10/2008 17:00:00

and missed two penalties!
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19/10/2008 12:58:00

 

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