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SECOND TIME LUCKY?

Wednesday sees the return of Arsenal to Fratton Park, for our re-arranged fixture after the washout fiasco. Since their last (un-played) visit Arsenal have progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions league for which they must be congratulated.

Arsenal have been widely criticised in recent months for their non-English policy, but that seems to end with the return of Sol Campbell to the defence, who has very happy memories of his last visit which resulted in the only goal of the game.

Pompey on the other hand are looking to make it five games without defeat, and the return of Andy O’brien looks likely in place of Linvoy Primus who earns a rest. Wayne Routledge who looked lively on Saturday, and Ognjen Koroman are others pushing for a starting place. One change Harry may be tempted with is that of Todorov, who looks sharp and calm in front of goal, in place of Benjani, who his suffering a drought of Sahara proportions.

While Pompey look to climb out of the bottom three, the gunners look to their rivals Spurs who sit neatly above them in the coveted fourth spot. Pompey fans will no doubt wish Arsenal well in Europe, but we will be hoping the only way they make the Champions league qualifiers is by winning the competition, that way we can take the three points and Henry and co. can go home empty handed with just the Fratton cheers ringing in their ears.

Play up Pompey

Paul




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Date:Tuesday April 11 2006

Time: 9:55PM

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lmatthews
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11/04/2006 22:30:00

2-4
lmatthews
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11/04/2006 22:30:00

Draw 1 all. Davis scoring the equaliser in the 2nd half.
nelson
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11/04/2006 22:38:00

intresting he may not play!
lmatthews
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11/04/2006 22:39:00

On March 31st (Survival Part 2) I went for a 0-1. I am feeling far more optimistic now so will look at 1-1 or 0-0. 1958 is a long way to go back for a win over the Gunners (5-4) and we just survived that season. Omen ?
pompeygray
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11/04/2006 23:44:00

yer, good memory! lol
lmatthews
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12/04/2006 00:10:00

Portsmouth v Arsenal Fratton Park Wednesday, 12 April Kick-off: 1945 BST BBC Radio Five Live -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Andy O'Brien is likely to return for Portsmouth after a hamstring injury, and may replace Linvoy Primus. Wingers Wayne Routledge and Ognjen Koroman could also be in line for places in the starting line-up. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Sol Campbell is certain to start - his first appearance since February. Captain Thierry Henry will also come back into the starting line-up, but Wenger said midfielder Cesc Fabregas will not play because of a foot injury.
pompeygray
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12/04/2006 00:18:00

every time lately you hear pompey haven't won for 50 odd years, we go and do it, so the reverse of les' prediction 4-2
paultsmouth
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12/04/2006 07:49:00

davis will be rested as will d'allasndro dejan and benjani
lmatthews
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12/04/2006 09:20:00

changed my mind i don't think Benny will because of Wengers reccomendation
lmatthews
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12/04/2006 09:45:00

God if we rest the lot what chance have we got. At least Harry is not beating that same old drum about "down to the bare bones". Come on no excuses we have a better fit squad at this end of the season than most of the others.So let's get on with it do or flamin' well die I say.
pompeygray
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12/04/2006 15:33:00

we have to rotate pompeygray because there is so many games in a short space of time. We did it away to palace a while ago and won!
lmatthews
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12/04/2006 16:45:00

I got the score prediction correct, wrong scorer but i don't care and it was the equaliser in 2nd half.
nelson
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12/04/2006 22:55:00

Well done Nelson. I posted a 1-1 or 0-0 yesterday, but I'm sticking my neck out now for a 3-2 and 2-0 wins over Easter. Sunderland won't be easy peasy, if we think so then we had better watch out. Wigan is winnable and the Scousers won't have anything to play for come 7th May. Hope they make the Cup Final the following week.
pompeygray
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13/04/2006 01:22:00

yer good point
lmatthews
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13/04/2006 11:15:00

 

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