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We Have Match Off

We Have Match Off


A RIGHT OLD DAMP SQUIB

After much anticipation, yesterday’s game was called off by ref Mike Riley an hour before kick off.

No doubt Arsenal, if not their fans who were probably already occupying the local pubs, were greeting the news with jubilation ahead of their champions league match on Wednesday.

Although the pitch was no doubt carrying excess water, Pompey have been made to play on far worse in recent years (Leicester anyone?).

The match must now be replayed either next month or in May depending on European commitments by Arsenal. Pompey will be disappointed to miss out last night on an opportunity to keep their recent good run going, while Arsenal will be glad of the rest.

Next week we travel to Fulham at Craven cottage which has so far been some what of a fortress this season, but with a large traveling contingent who knows?

Play up Pompey

Paul


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Date:Sunday March 26 2006
Time: 6:21PM

Comments

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might not be too bad as we will be refreshed next week aswell
lmatthews
26/03/2006 19:51:00
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Personally i was very disappointed. Especially as it rained for approx 10 mins after decision was made, and never rained again until well after 7pm. And the Met office said what exactly Mr Riley?
Terence
26/03/2006 20:21:00
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well i travelled from london only to turn around and go back
lmatthews
26/03/2006 21:32:00
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I think it is a disgrace that it ha sbeen called off. I think of all those games played over the winter in the championship and below that get played despite freezing and snowy pitches
I am heider
26/03/2006 21:32:00
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we played leicester at water polo! Look at the brighton game lol who do you support
lmatthews
26/03/2006 21:50:00
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The Leicester match should of been called of due to the ammount of water on the pitch. Yesterday's games could of gone ahead. If Arsenal progress in the Champions League we might have to play this match rearanged for the last week of the season meaning we would of played 3 games in 8 days and not looking fresh for Liverpool's visit to Fratton Park on the Sunday
nelson
26/03/2006 22:13:00
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yer but arsenal may have nothing to play for
lmatthews
26/03/2006 22:42:00
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If West Brom and Birmingham keep losing, let's hope we have nothing to play for too.
pompeygray
26/03/2006 23:58:00
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I'm happy that our lads got a rest ahead of the Juve game (as long as we capitalise on it), but we could have done without the fixture pile up. The likelyhood we will win the CL is minimal, and as such, we NEED to qualify through the league.
Rocky7
27/03/2006 00:29:00
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Should it be left to the ref only to make this kind of call? How about the captains, the managers, all 4 offcials and OB having a final veto? We live in a democracy just about still!
danonash
27/03/2006 09:48:00
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