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Johnson misses Swansea/Hunt/Underground closures

At least he wont miss Spurs!
The News has today broken disappointing news, this being Glen Johnson will miss our FA cup game with Swansea after picking up his 5th booking of the season against Bristol City on Tuesday.

This suspension begins on the 20th so this means he can feature against Spurs on Sunday, which is a game we desperately need him to play in - so every cloud and all that...

Clearly we will miss him against Swansea, as we do anytime he is out, but I would rather he miss that one than Sunday. This also gives Martin Cranie another chance I would guess?

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Hunt the latest name 'reported'...
Name, after name, after name is being mentioned, talk, after talk, after talk is being spoken by the club but nothing is happening - is it time to worry that nothing is going to happen and we are being spun a line, or is something developing...

Well, according to FansFC - sorry, but rarely one that holds much water - our 'latest target' is Stephen Hunt. 5m will bring him to Pompey from Reading apparently!

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Are they purposely trying to make it harder!
Our attempts to get to White Hart Lane on Sunday for 'that match' are being made harder all the time, and now the underground have decided to announce that 'planned works' are to be carried out on Sunday - meaning the Victoria Line will be closed on Sunday.

This is what The News ran today in the Pompey fans face misery on the tube article:

'Pompey fans face a nightmare journey to Tottenham this weekend as the main tube line to get to White Hart Lane is shut.

London Underground is closing the Victoria Line for engineering works during Sunday's game, a decision it said was taken months ago.

This has sparked fears over policing the potentially volatile match, particularly after 11 Spurs fans were charged this week for abusing Pompey defender Sol Campbell and the defection of Harry Redknapp and Jermain Defoe to Tottenham.

It is now not in the stadium where the biggest fears over trouble arise, but on the open concourse of Liverpool Street Station, where about 1,700 Portsmouth fans are going to be funnelled after their arrival in London, with tube travel unavailable.

In a statement the British Transport Police said: 'We have a policing plan in place.

'Reported disturbances will be dealt with.'

Fantastic, just what was need...

Thoughts on all please guys.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Date:Thursday January 15 2009

Time: 2:11PM

Your Comments

Okay, I'm clueless about London. So we go to Liverpool Street Station and walk I guess?
jbaker
You'd better set off now then Bakes!!!
pentonpompey
Someone please tell me just where all these 4.5-5mil signings are coming from?...How many more times? We haven't got the money!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
Doesnt Hunt play Left mid? I think there are much more important areas to strengthen, we've got niko, traore and even belhadj can play there. Hurry up and buy come CM's before Sunday Tone!
SUAC51
Having checked on a map... get off at wood green/turnpik lane on piccadilly line then walk i guess. Still will be SO busy!
jbaker
Yeah the hunt choice seems weird. We don't need a left mid!
jbaker
"We have a policing plan in place". Sounds ominous
UKTony
Hunt was linked with Spurs this morning.
NinjaTim
The plan being lots of horses, dogs & cameras. Extra careful lads, come back in one piece & with 3 pts in the bag.
storagematt
that hunt link is rubbish fansfc always get it wrong they just add a name with a random team. Feel unlucky for the people going to spuds saterday.The police are use less they cause the trouble !!!!
stfc ballboy
jbaker getting to Liverpool Street is difficult enough on a Sunday but that route makes the most sense. White Hart Lane station is only 7 minutes walk from the ground.
Allow plenty of time though.
eastneydave
oh... I thought Hunt was rightmid... if he was, he would have been perfect! theres always a catch isn't there. As for getting to spurs - I tend to just find a frantic last minute check on thetrainline.com is the best thing to do... They have all the engineering work on there, so it saves me all the hasle. And they give train times! Having said that, I think i'll probably leave a little more time than I have in the past to get there...
pompeycarpet
Cheers dave. We've decided to go Waterloo - Leicester Square - Wood Green then walk. Seems easy, but will be busy so giving ourselves 3 hours!
jbaker
Well it's going to be a nightmare at Liverpool St - I'm going with a Tottenham fan friend of mine (staying at his in Essex) and I know that we're going through Liverpool Street. All Essex-based Spurs fans would come through there, so I'm guessing it will be hell. Leave plenty of time guys for travel.
PFCGino
Hunt can play anywhere.. but if were getting one hunt, why not get the other.. Those brothers can play!
nodster
We all dream of a team of f-ing hunts. A team of f-ing hunts. A team of f-ing hunts.
jbaker
Went to White Hart Lane last year, and if you go on the tube, its 20 mins walk up the High street, whereas on the overground train, its a lot nearer the ground - I always thought that that High Street is a recipe for trouble, so it might be better to go to the nearer station? Keep out of trouble, lads, please.
tracyc
If i were you guys i would use the bus service when you arrive as it would be much easier, safer and means you dont need to do the long walk before or after the game as it can be a real pain in the bum. Here is a link to the spurs site that tells you all the travel information you should need...... http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/travelupdateportsmouth150109.html Have a safe journey all of you.
spursfan4eva
 

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