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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

Your Comments

3-5-2 then with sol, distin and pamarot at the back, johnson and traore as the wingbacks...
pompeyrug
nono, 4-4-2, with GJ, distin, campbel, pamerot as defenders, and GL, diop, davis, traore in midfield
pompeycarpet
Think I agree with Carpet here.
eastneydave
i reckon its 3-5-2 tbh...
pompeyrug
...altho it could easily be 4-4-2 with paramount at left back...
pompeyrug
442 would make sense. But hey we can change if we need.
storagematt
villa are certainly going 3-5-2 tho arent they.
pompeyrug
official site are saying its 4-4-2, but we do have the option.
pompeyyong
4-4-2 it is then, but as said easily capable of switching to 3-5-2
pompeyrug
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
0-0 though, plumber just left, ceiling to re-instate now!
paultsmouth
sorry, meant to say mvuemba, as hughes is obviously injured...
pompeycarpet
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
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
intresting that pamerot is favoured over belhadjn left back...
pompeycarpet
at least the plummer has done his part eh mate!
pompeyrug
we are still not sure on belhadj defensively tho are we tbh...
pompeyrug
"long ball over the top to defoe" - is that really the sensible way to play with defoe?
pompeycarpet
breaking quickly, why not? he has pace...
pompeyrug
scum 1 down at home to Watford!!!!
storagematt
Villa seem to be playing much more wuickly than us, and posing quite big threats on the break...
pompeycarpet
Everton 1 up at the Arse!!!
storagematt
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
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
southhampton miss a penalty...
pompeycarpet
*another penalty
pompeycarpet
we will see what happens carpet, we will see...
pompeyrug
poor scum, things arent going well for them are they... altho tbh i dont really care what they're doing...
pompeyrug
Not many about this afternoon!! Unlike Southampton's missed penalties :D
eastneydave
i think alot of 'regulars' have prior arragements today...
have scum missed 2 penalties today?
pompeyrug
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
its got to be listen to it live surely?
pompeyrug
yup... although I've now got a new option... watch it 20 seconds ahead of live...
pompeycarpet
I thoght we scored then bugger!
pompeyyong
defoe - what you doing mate! traore denied by the post before that...
pompeyrug
you'll ruin it for us being 20 seconds ahead of play!
pompeyrug
should have scored...
pompeyrug
i'not to... I just re watched the defoe chance... he could have just left it for crouch to head in!
pompeycarpet
scum 2-0 down
pompeyyong
liverpool o wigan 1
pompeyyong
...meanwhile, scum go 2 down...
pompeycarpet
The scores are going to the away teams so far, c'mon Pompey!!!
storagematt
good save jamo
pompeycarpet
liverpool 1 wigan 1
pompeyyong
diop looks in trouble.
pompeyrug
scum 0 watford 3
pompeyyong
Scum three down now - things get better.
eastneydave
Johnson booked harshly by the sounds of it
pompeyyong
it would become a perfect day if we could get a win today!
pompeyrug
come on pompey 0-0 at half time would do me, we are capable of breaking down this villa side.
pompeyrug
nah - johnson was cynical! if we could win, it would be great... and we probably should be winning really shouldnt we?
pompeycarpet
0-0 Half time
eastneydave
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
aston villa - no shots on target!
pompeycarpet
sounds good only going by the quay ht 0-0 lets hope we can nick it in the second half.
pompeyyong
amir zaki wonder goal - second of his game - so dell loose his lead in the golden boot...
pompeycarpet
and also... I hadnt seen this before... chelsea beat middlesbrough 0-5!!!!
pompeycarpet
wow! wigan ahead again at HT
pompeyyong
Yes Carpet I watched it they just walked all over Boro.
pompeyyong
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
Hello all. Sounded a good first half while I was 'doing stuff' indoors. Problem with the plumbing Paul?? Go on Pompey!
pompey4me
Matt di Vinchi is halfway thru the painting ish. C'mon Pompey give it some!!!
storagematt
Anybody keping chix up to date???
storagematt
diop seems to have suddenly developed some lovely skill - it's just his passing has fallen to peices...
pompeycarpet
i did text him just a mo ago with a brief update... this painting better be a work of art!
pompeyrug
Arse have scored. 1-1.
storagematt
arsenal 1 everton 1
pompeyyong
afternoon p4me!
pompeyrug
under presure come on Pompey
pompeyyong
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
Gotta keep tight, sounding like we're riding our luck.
pompey4me
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
We have to through this patch
pompeyyong
i wouldnt say riding out luck, but weve got 'sloppy' just like macca says...
pompeyrug
Davis booked as well
pompeyyong
Sol to the rescue
pompeyyong
sol's played really well the last 2 or 3 games hasnt he, like the sol of old!
pompeyrug
Rug thats right Sol has done well
pompeyyong
I'm thinking belhadj/utaka to come on to increase the pace of the game? it seems to have slowed down...
pompeycarpet
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
give it another 10mins and then utaka's pace could help against barry - but only if utaka can be arsed!
pompeyrug
Still sounds good. Shame we are missing Lassie.
pompey4me
Oh well, we're going down to ten lol Utaka..... lets see if he walks the walk.
pompey4me
Utaka...no no no no no he doesn't deserve it. Come on jamo, we need you to stay solid.
pompey4me
little is playing too slowly - he needs to be replaced...
pompeycarpet
Little is slow. We do have problems with that right hand side.
pompey4me
'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
Utaka on Little off then
pompeyyong
come on john do the business mate!
pompeyrug
if only we could combine the qualities that little has and those that utaka has...
pompeyrug
Arsenal 2 Everton 1
pompeyyong
van persie wasnt it?
pompeyrug
I hate listening on the radio, sounds like we are really under pressure. What do you guys think?
pompey4me
Diop in the book too
pompeyyong
to be fair villa are the home side tho arent they so you epxect them to put more pressure on.
pompeyrug
that said clearly villa are putting the pressure on in the 2nd half...
pompeyrug
the game is stretched, traore isnt having a decent 2nd half... maybe its belhadj time?
pompeyrug
i think so carps, pace to burn...
pompeyrug
traore for belhadj... like for like really...
pompeycarpet
oh defoe...
pompeycarpet
and we are doing that move now - come on belhadj!
pompeyrug
Belhadj for traore spot on Rug
pompeyyong
davis off! what did he doi?
pompeycarpet
Oh no. we need defense now, someone tell Utaka. down to ten, we need him to put in a shift.
pompey4me
You'll have to call me storage gloss now.
storagematt
davis off!
pompeyrug
Liverpool 2-2.
storagematt
davis two yellows dam, Mveumba on for defoe
pompeyyong
Red 4 Sean Davis.
storagematt
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
Bloody hell Utaka you are not worthy of the shirt.
pompey4me
jamo, what you doing...
pompeyrug
******** utaka, same old same old...
pompeyrug
But Crouch will hold the ball up better than Defoe could, rug.
pompey4me
liverpool 2 wigan 2
pompeyyong
but defoe has the pace to 'maybe' break...
pompeyrug
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
were hanging on 5 mins
pompeyyong
play up pompey, pompey play up! must hold firm, and we are doing it... well most are!
pompeyrug
utaka has been ok - running the ball out of defence...up untill then
pompeycarpet
See, Mark Mudie just said what I did earlier. We are always a man down with Utaka. Doesnt deserve his chance. To55er
pompey4me
Liverpool 3-2
pompeyyong
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
Come on Pompey. lets hold out for a point.
pompey4me
If I was Sol, I'd just run up to Utaka and boot the lazy ******** up the ar5e!!!
pompey4me
4 mins added time - carew so close... phew
pompeycarpet
WHY do we have to tell utaka that he has to run? its a basic part of the game...
pompeyrug
Go on Harry. Dont stand for it!
pompey4me
Davis ironically will miss the home game with Fulham. One of his old clubs!
storagematt
4 mins added
pompeyyong
you're ahead of play carps as thats just happened...
pompeyrug
Carew hits the bar - think I need one too!!
eastneydave
Linesman down with cut head!!!
eastneydave
Hang in there boys.
storagematt
******** animals!
pompeyrug
villa thug has held this one up
pompeyyong
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
if HR has seen the fella that threw the item why isnt the fella thrown out? surely CCTV will pick the offender out?
pompeyrug
Arsenal 3-1
pompeyyong
Good point that, especially with 9 men!
pompey4me
0-0 settle for that first away draw since first game of last season Derby 2-2.
eastneydave
0-0... i'll take that...
pompeycarpet
I'd have settled for a point before the game. A very good result.
storagematt
0-0 that will do for me
pompeyyong
i'll take that 0-0 with 9 men.
pompeyrug
Now, what's next? Oh yes Braga. We're all going on a European tour, a European tour...
storagematt
Have a good one Matt. Done my tour and loved it.
pompey4me
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
Scummers lost 3-0!!
tracyc
and missed two penalties!
pompeycarpet
 

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