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We really are down to the bare bones!

We really are down to the bare bones!

Harry Redknapp's favourite phrase with Pompey, and now at Spurs, is 'I am down to the bare bones' - well if Tony Adams really is not down to the bare bones now then I do not know what is.

With Lassana Diarra sold, Papa Bouba Diop and Richard Hughes injured a stomach bug for Sean Davis was the last thing that we needed with the FA cup game with Bristol City coming up tomorrow. We are now literally down to Arnold Mvuemba as our last recognised, and fit central midfielder now - bare bones? That really is the bloody bare bones!

Marc Wilson will almost certainly move in alongside Mvuemba, although this is not an area I like the youngster in - that said he looks very comfortable on the ball. Younes Kaboul 'could' come in as a makeshift holding midfielder, but he would quite literally be a sweeper type. Perhaps Niko Kranjcar will play in his free role?

Fortune favours the brave, so I would be tempted by the latter and put Armand Traore on the left, using this area with Nadir Belhadj as the one to really go for the jugular with - put Glen Little on the right perhaps to get that delivery spot on, even though we lose Dave Nugent's work rate, I cannot say quality though to be honest...

Injury might have ended my career, but as much as my fitness will be a major problem as much as anything else I might take my boots with me tomorrow night and offer my services if need be! Tomorrow is going to be a real, real test for us - come on lets do it!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday January 12 2009
Time: 5:55PM

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cmon arnie, you are amazing, show everyone tomorrow how good you are!
jbaker
12/01/2009 18:20:00
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You noticed HR trotting out his usual diatribe then, he's also fallen back on the old favourite of slagging off the previous managers squad. Somethings will never change.
Steve C
12/01/2009 18:22:00
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Let's hope he takes their previous managers squad down, so that we can all point and laugh!
Tantona
12/01/2009 18:25:00
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the landlord will be ok he goes sarf whilst we go east but just remember chaps you wont get home by train to pompey if the official website is right
russellm
12/01/2009 18:27:00
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Arnie, cometh the moment cometh the mvuemba
russellm
12/01/2009 18:28:00
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I'm thinking of popping down for the bristol game. They could always use me!
pompeycarpet
12/01/2009 18:43:00
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Arnie can be very good let's hope he takes his chance
pompeyyong
12/01/2009 18:44:00
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russellm is right (as always) the last direct train from Bristol Temple Meads is 21:22!!
eastneydave
12/01/2009 18:47:00
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Very much a case of the senior players in the team to do that bit more rather than bit less as in recent months. Work as team, support each other & win the fckin game. We don't any more humilation!!!
storagematt
12/01/2009 18:54:00
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Arnie shows flashes, buit he is yet to convince me he is "the real deal"
paultsmouth
12/01/2009 18:54:00
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