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Break With Pompey Tradition


Break with Pompey tradition

Saturday sees Pompey looking for their first away win since the 4-1 defeat of Sunderland.

Traditionally Pompey under Redknapp lose nearly every away game, that tradition must change now.

If we to look for positives about the match with West Ham; surely the fact that they play Man City on Monday in a plum F.A cup tie means a few key players will be rested, maybe this will be pay back for how Swindon played their reserve team against west ham back in 1993, robbing Pompey of a chance of automatic promotion!

To win at the Boleyn, Pompey must play with the same vigor they've recently shown at home, how Redknapp will play it only he knows. Safety first is a non-starter now, we must attack from the off, I and most other fans would rather see Pompey lose 4-3 than a sober 1-0 result, at least it would show an intent rather than damage limitation.

Brian Priske couldn't have done his chances any harm against city. He showed a willingness to support the attack whenever possible and proved a fine right sided outlet.

Gary O'Neil has vowed to play on through the pain of his ankle, and the form of Mendes and the improvement of Sean Davis at last gives genuine midfield options.

Up front however we still look woefully short of goals, Benjani is crying out for a goal, Lua Lua needs to relocate his shooting boots, and maybe just maybe Todorov will get his chance against his former club. (Players always seem to score against old team mates.)

Play up Pompey

On Saturday, we may never have a better chance of a result against West Ham, the last time we managed so was August 31st 1987! So let's attack from the off and bag the points against a tired and distracted home team!

Paul




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Date:Friday March 17 2006

Time: 3:27PM

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Come on, we must be realistic. As a Fulham fan I would love nothing more than to see you lot go down for the sake of The hites survival. But that is not why i am writing. Redknapp has come in and chanegd too many things too quickly and given his team not enough time to gel and gain some self-belief. sorry guys, you're doomed
Ollie Sheehan
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17/03/2006 16:47:00

Don't apologise your probably right, i don't think are safe yet by any means
lmatthews
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17/03/2006 16:51:00

we'll see tomorrow night mate
paultsmouth
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17/03/2006 17:07:00

lol yer if we win game on!
lmatthews
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17/03/2006 17:23:00

Les I keep telling you be positive "When we Win" lol
nelson
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17/03/2006 22:09:00

sorry
lmatthews
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17/03/2006 22:45:00

lol yer when we win game on!
lmatthews
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17/03/2006 22:46:00

You might even convince pompeygray should the elusive away win return. Perhaps we can then go back to London later on with boosted confidence and drag Fulham into the equation. O.K.Ollie are you still with us....no you weren't in the first place. At least we know where to reach you !!
pompeygray
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17/03/2006 23:58:00

lol we are stayin up
lmatthews
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18/03/2006 18:40:00

As I said Les "When We win"
nelson
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18/03/2006 23:14:00

We hammered them. I only wish that we could play Birmingham and Villa now instead of when we did.
pompeygray
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19/03/2006 00:10:00

I think the results would be different if we palyed them again
nelson
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19/03/2006 00:17:00

Anything against Arsenal will really give us a filip. Got on the Saints website and told them they should be cheering for us to beat West Ham as they shouldn't want to see us relegated and beat them again.
pompeygray
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19/03/2006 01:00:00

Well done all i hope you stay up as you deserve it .
JACK_THE_LAD
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19/03/2006 09:54:00

Bring on The Arse.
pompeygray
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19/03/2006 10:32:00

I bet Ollie Sheehan has a smile on his dial like a split water melon. The 1-0 win over Chelsea probably squeezes them out of the relegation scenario, but it does show that top opposition can be beaten on the day. Now bring in the Arsenal Bull for we are the Pompey Matadors.
pompeygray
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20/03/2006 04:25:00

 

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