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Teams - Arsenal v Pompey

Arsenal line up:

Almunia
Sagna
Gallas
Silvestre
Clichy
Eboue
Denilson
Diaby
Nasri
Adebayor
Bendtner


Subs
Fabianski
Toure
Van Persie
Vela
Ramsey
Wilshere
Gibbs


Pompey line up:

James
Wilson
Campbell
Distin
Belhadj
Nugent
Diop
Davis
Hughes
Kranjcar
Crouch


Subs
Ashdown
Hreidarsson
Defoe
Pamarot
Mvuemba
Little
Kanu


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 28 2008

Time: 1:40PM

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would also have liked to see ashdown get a game, he has got a 100% clean sheet this season hasn't he???
harrissman
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28/12/2008 13:49:00

Be interested to see if 'headless chicken' (harsh) Nugent has improved any.
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 13:54:00

hello guys - hope xmas has been good for you both, how's the family simon? had fun in oz no doubt...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 13:58:00

This one coud go any way. Are there two more unpredictabe teams in the league at the moment?
Rocky7
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28/12/2008 13:58:00

agree rocky - people might think im crazy but i genuinly wouldnt be surprised if we went and won today...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 13:59:00

thing with nugent is, which is a big tick in my book, he does want to play and fight - and we need that...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:01:00

Family good Rug, sent you a email, check it out!!
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 14:03:00

Yep, Nugent does fight, but with not the right quality, lets hope he's had his head down in training and does the biz today.
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 14:04:00

ok - will do... after the game tho of course :-)
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:05:00

Ah...found you all;
UKTony
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28/12/2008 14:07:00

I wouldn't be surprised either Rug. Nother surprises me with our team any more, mostly just disapointment!!
Rocky7
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28/12/2008 14:09:00

playing 4-5-1, but Krunchie keeps coming infield, it leaves Belhadj exposed too much
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:09:00

0-0, lets call i a day and we all go away happy... well apart from you rocky :-)
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:11:00

that what kraunchie keeps doing and needs to be told to stop doing it! in the free role he would excel, but he isnt doing that role is he...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:11:00

krunchie even...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:12:00

exactly, we had more balance down that side with Traore, who unfortunately can not play today
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:14:00

jesus, Krunchie and Belhadj both in the middle of the park
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:17:00

balance, that is what we need, and with krunchie showing a lack of disapline we do not get that...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:17:00

hows it looking chaps? Bit undiscleplined judging by your comments.
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 14:19:00

so so mate - patient appraoch, and not lumping to crouchy all the time, which is good.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:20:00

we seem to be gaining confidence - keeping focused and organised is what we need, and of course, as mentioned patient.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:21:00

keeping possesion well at the moment
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:22:00

Is there anyone playing out wide? It doesn't sound like it
UKTony
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28/12/2008 14:22:00

well played wilson - growing in strength the more he plays...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:23:00

"Great piece of defending by Marc Wilson". Nice to hear that
UKTony
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28/12/2008 14:24:00

that is why wilson needs to play - a post width away...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:27:00

Another stunning cross from Wilson
UKTony
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28/12/2008 14:27:00

come on pompey - lets keep it going.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:28:00

great left footed cross by Wilson there
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:28:00

come on nuge, less haste and all that...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:29:00

krunchie looks like he is playing just behind crouch at the moment Pompey are working very hard
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:29:00

sounding good there fellas
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 14:29:00

I've got sunburn
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:30:00

James has had nothing to do yet
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:31:00

Diop playing well
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:32:00

were playing well, very well infact... deserve to be ahead perhaps?
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:32:00

so have I, my ears are peeling!! now...back to the game! lol, wots happening?
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 14:32:00

boobup is playing well, but still diving in too much and giving away free kicks.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:33:00

So close Crouchy!!
eastneydave
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28/12/2008 14:33:00

what a clearance from distin
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:34:00

well done distin, well done mate! amd sol to a degree.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:35:00

well done distin, and afternoon all.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 14:36:00

end to end then!
pompey4me
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28/12/2008 14:36:00

red card tottenham!
jbaker
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28/12/2008 14:37:00

could have done more with that break - still promising tho.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:38:00

afternoon bakes - thanks again for the report the other day, harrissman is doing it today, look forward to that one too.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:39:00

hopefully being dropped will prove a point to defoe. he cant stand around and assume he'll play.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 14:41:00

well said jbaker
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:44:00

agree - but not sure defoe will 'take it' that well...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:45:00

Distin is very vocal in defense today
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:45:00

fantastic 1st half - good stuff guys, 45 of the same and we go home happy... my concern is van persie coming on and he will create more, no stupid bookings, and hughesie needs to be careful not to get another booking!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 14:50:00

well summed up Rug, just written that same thing in my report
harrissman
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28/12/2008 14:51:00

Could not disagree with Rug. Much better lads - keep it up!
eastneydave
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28/12/2008 14:54:00

Hi everyone 0-0 ht not bad let's hope we can keep it going, international day as we are in Australia, Thailand, & England any more, by the way Harrissman see Thailand drew 1-1 with Vietnam last minute goal by Vietnam
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 14:57:00

Mate, I missed that game, I've been drinking a little too much the few days. But rumours here are that Reid is looking to get back to the Prem sooner rather than later
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:01:00

van persie has to be their best striker, agree rug we hae to watch out when he comes on. if vela comes on too, he'll cause us trouble, need to watch out. but more of the same would be what i would say if i was tony...
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:04:00

dodgy by jamo yet again.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:07:00

come on jamo...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:08:00

hughesie injured, shame but at least it eliminates that 'sending off' worry - he needs to get into the game quick.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:09:00

Jamo - what are you up to?
eastneydave
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28/12/2008 15:10:00

Hughes off arnie on
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:10:00

mvuemba of course needs to get into it early - same as what we saw at reading the other year please!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:10:00

this is a chance!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:10:00

wasted...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:11:00

good chance gone begging. bendtner is shocking...
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:13:00

well played niko - cynical would think 'trying to impress his possible suitors'...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:15:00

i didnt want to tempt fate on bendtner...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:16:00

i agree rug, if players do want away you would think they would play a little better in a bid to impress
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:16:00

gotta wonder with mvuemba on, whether we will go 4-4-2 soon with nugent off for defoe. not that its exactly what i want, but i can see it happening.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:17:00

ex-pompey players up to all sorts at stoke. fuller sent off for trying to punch team-mate andy griffin.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:18:00

caught on the counter again
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:18:00

as long as we are not behind adams will stay 4-5-1
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:19:00

stick with 4-5-1... move to a 4-4-2 and i think we will lose.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:19:00

wilson didnt track nasri there, just let him get the cross away.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:19:00

adebayor should have scored - jamo again making an error...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:20:00

jamo looks really shakey
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:21:00

the next half hour will make a massive difference to our season i reckon...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:21:00

davis is having a stormer
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:22:00

lets not over commit...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:22:00

that he is mate, he is everywhere.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:23:00

agree rug, this games getting really end to end, lets hope adams get some luck finally.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:23:00

Vela coming on
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:25:00

vela is a good young player - focus certainly needed now, even more so!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:26:00

vela on. he does look pretty good from what iv seen of him in carling cup.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:27:00

Could we nick it on the break as they push on?
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:27:00

nugent lucky there.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:28:00

Last 1/4; keep the concentration lads
UKTony
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28/12/2008 15:28:00

They're getting closer
UKTony
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28/12/2008 15:33:00

That's better Jamo.
eastneydave
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28/12/2008 15:33:00

if diop comes off, what do you reckon we would do?to stay 4-5-1 we would have to whack on pamarot/hreidarsson and put belhadj left mid with krunchie central.
jbaker
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28/12/2008 15:33:00

get up diop - nugent off in abit, move wilson into a more forward role and get the ball to him.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:34:00

looks like were droping deeper
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:40:00

god damn it
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:40:00

a worrying sign, a la liverpool back along...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:41:00

Bloody hell Jamo
UKTony
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28/12/2008 15:41:00

why, oh why!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:42:00

Oh dear James why Oh why!
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:42:00

he caught one
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:42:00

pompey are falling apart again
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:43:00

We were dropping too deep and had no escape route. Goal was inevitable.
eastneydave
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28/12/2008 15:43:00

throw defoe on now - we are going to lose either way...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:44:00

Defoe coming on
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:46:00

come on, we deserve something from this - we wont get it, but we deserve something!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:48:00

that looked NASTY for DIop
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:52:00

Diop off when are we gonna get some luck? the good type that is.
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:53:00

Thank you and goodnight
UKTony
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28/12/2008 15:56:00

report sent rug, and no we didn't
harrissman
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28/12/2008 15:57:00

didnt deserve that...
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 15:57:00

Oh well at least harry's boys lost 2-0
pompeyyong
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28/12/2008 15:59:00

We certainly did deserve something from that game but lady luck has definitely deserted Tony Adams at the moment.
eastneydave
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28/12/2008 16:03:00

Hey guys, hope Diop recovers soon, it looked pretty bad. He's a giant in midfield for you. Big Tone has to spend some of that 20m!
GoonerLou
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28/12/2008 16:29:00

gutted, devistated even - luck isnt something that tony has had any of! our current plight is not ALL down to him people, remember this, HR had the cup success to cover up his own short comings... how we react to this will determine alot, i know it sounds like something i have said before, but our heads should be held high from this and we should gain something from it, even if we didnt gain any points...
still gutted tho, spurs losing isnt much comfort to me - a bottle of bells with my name on it might be of 'some' comfort, as that is what i am going to visit now!
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 16:29:00

cheers lou! we will find out soon enough if adams will get some of the money we will generate, and it wont stop at 20m - chances are we will bring in that again, at least, over the next 30 odd days...
if we can weed out those that 'do not' want to be here from those that do and bring in 40m-50m in the process, even if adams only gets 10m-20m to bring in players and the rest pays off debt i am sure with his contacts and know how he can bring in some decent players, players that will have enough to keep us up.
pompeyrug
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28/12/2008 18:40:00

 

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