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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

Your Comments

would also have liked to see ashdown get a game, he has got a 100% clean sheet this season hasn't he???
harrissman
Be interested to see if 'headless chicken' (harsh) Nugent has improved any.
pompey4me
hello guys - hope xmas has been good for you both, how's the family simon? had fun in oz no doubt...
pompeyrug
This one coud go any way. Are there two more unpredictabe teams in the league at the moment?
Rocky7
agree rocky - people might think im crazy but i genuinly wouldnt be surprised if we went and won today...
pompeyrug
thing with nugent is, which is a big tick in my book, he does want to play and fight - and we need that...
pompeyrug
Family good Rug, sent you a email, check it out!!
pompey4me
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
ok - will do... after the game tho of course :-)
pompeyrug
Ah...found you all;
UKTony
I wouldn't be surprised either Rug. Nother surprises me with our team any more, mostly just disapointment!!
Rocky7
playing 4-5-1, but Krunchie keeps coming infield, it leaves Belhadj exposed too much
harrissman
0-0, lets call i a day and we all go away happy... well apart from you rocky :-)
pompeyrug
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
krunchie even...
pompeyrug
exactly, we had more balance down that side with Traore, who unfortunately can not play today
harrissman
jesus, Krunchie and Belhadj both in the middle of the park
harrissman
balance, that is what we need, and with krunchie showing a lack of disapline we do not get that...
pompeyrug
hows it looking chaps? Bit undiscleplined judging by your comments.
pompey4me
so so mate - patient appraoch, and not lumping to crouchy all the time, which is good.
pompeyrug
we seem to be gaining confidence - keeping focused and organised is what we need, and of course, as mentioned patient.
pompeyrug
keeping possesion well at the moment
harrissman
Is there anyone playing out wide? It doesn't sound like it
UKTony
well played wilson - growing in strength the more he plays...
pompeyrug
"Great piece of defending by Marc Wilson". Nice to hear that
UKTony
that is why wilson needs to play - a post width away...
pompeyrug
Another stunning cross from Wilson
UKTony
come on pompey - lets keep it going.
pompeyrug
great left footed cross by Wilson there
harrissman
come on nuge, less haste and all that...
pompeyrug
krunchie looks like he is playing just behind crouch at the moment Pompey are working very hard
harrissman
sounding good there fellas
pompey4me
I've got sunburn
harrissman
James has had nothing to do yet
harrissman
Diop playing well
harrissman
were playing well, very well infact... deserve to be ahead perhaps?
pompeyrug
so have I, my ears are peeling!! now...back to the game! lol, wots happening?
pompey4me
boobup is playing well, but still diving in too much and giving away free kicks.
pompeyrug
So close Crouchy!!
eastneydave
what a clearance from distin
harrissman
well done distin, well done mate! amd sol to a degree.
pompeyrug
well done distin, and afternoon all.
jbaker
end to end then!
pompey4me
red card tottenham!
jbaker
could have done more with that break - still promising tho.
pompeyrug
afternoon bakes - thanks again for the report the other day, harrissman is doing it today, look forward to that one too.
pompeyrug
hopefully being dropped will prove a point to defoe. he cant stand around and assume he'll play.
jbaker
well said jbaker
harrissman
agree - but not sure defoe will 'take it' that well...
pompeyrug
Distin is very vocal in defense today
harrissman
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
well summed up Rug, just written that same thing in my report
harrissman
Could not disagree with Rug. Much better lads - keep it up!
eastneydave
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
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
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
dodgy by jamo yet again.
jbaker
come on jamo...
pompeyrug
hughesie injured, shame but at least it eliminates that 'sending off' worry - he needs to get into the game quick.
pompeyrug
Jamo - what are you up to?
eastneydave
Hughes off arnie on
pompeyyong
mvuemba of course needs to get into it early - same as what we saw at reading the other year please!
pompeyrug
this is a chance!
pompeyrug
wasted...
pompeyrug
good chance gone begging. bendtner is shocking...
jbaker
well played niko - cynical would think 'trying to impress his possible suitors'...
pompeyrug
i didnt want to tempt fate on bendtner...
pompeyrug
i agree rug, if players do want away you would think they would play a little better in a bid to impress
harrissman
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
ex-pompey players up to all sorts at stoke. fuller sent off for trying to punch team-mate andy griffin.
jbaker
caught on the counter again
harrissman
as long as we are not behind adams will stay 4-5-1
pompeyyong
stick with 4-5-1... move to a 4-4-2 and i think we will lose.
pompeyrug
wilson didnt track nasri there, just let him get the cross away.
jbaker
adebayor should have scored - jamo again making an error...
pompeyrug
jamo looks really shakey
harrissman
the next half hour will make a massive difference to our season i reckon...
pompeyrug
davis is having a stormer
harrissman
lets not over commit...
pompeyrug
that he is mate, he is everywhere.
pompeyrug
agree rug, this games getting really end to end, lets hope adams get some luck finally.
jbaker
Vela coming on
harrissman
vela is a good young player - focus certainly needed now, even more so!
pompeyrug
vela on. he does look pretty good from what iv seen of him in carling cup.
jbaker
Could we nick it on the break as they push on?
pompeyyong
nugent lucky there.
jbaker
Last 1/4; keep the concentration lads
UKTony
They're getting closer
UKTony
That's better Jamo.
eastneydave
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
get up diop - nugent off in abit, move wilson into a more forward role and get the ball to him.
pompeyrug
looks like were droping deeper
pompeyyong
god damn it
harrissman
a worrying sign, a la liverpool back along...
pompeyrug
Bloody hell Jamo
UKTony
why, oh why!
pompeyrug
Oh dear James why Oh why!
pompeyyong
he caught one
harrissman
pompey are falling apart again
harrissman
We were dropping too deep and had no escape route. Goal was inevitable.
eastneydave
throw defoe on now - we are going to lose either way...
pompeyrug
Defoe coming on
pompeyyong
come on, we deserve something from this - we wont get it, but we deserve something!
pompeyrug
that looked NASTY for DIop
harrissman
Diop off when are we gonna get some luck? the good type that is.
pompeyyong
Thank you and goodnight
UKTony
report sent rug, and no we didn't
harrissman
didnt deserve that...
pompeyrug
Oh well at least harry's boys lost 2-0
pompeyyong
We certainly did deserve something from that game but lady luck has definitely deserted Tony Adams at the moment.
eastneydave
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
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
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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