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Bring On Charlton! *** To Be Rested

Bring On Charlton! *** To Be Rested

TWO FROM THREE AGAIN

With Villa’s defeat of Birmingham it’s once again a two from three scenario at the foot of the table, the win over Boro’ has taken on a greater significance now, survival is in Pompey’s hands and only we can throw it away now.

Birmingham will hurt by their defeat doubly so now, a first defeat at Villa Park in the premiership and a gap of three points between themselves and Pompey. One team in blue will definitely drop now, it’s Pompeys duty to make sure it’s not us.

Charlton are renowned for starting every season quickly and finishing awfully, I sincerely hope we compound this by winning our third visit to the capital in a month.

Pompey will be hoping Lua Lua’s ankle injury has cleared up as Todorov appears to be struggling with a thigh strain, if not the onus will be further on Benjani to break his duck at the Valley.

Speculation mounts that D’allesandro will be given a rest along with Linvoy at the back, but I feel Harry Redknapp won’t want to alter his starting eleven too much and will go for as close a same eleven as possible, after all who needs a rest when the adrenalin of a relegation scrap is flowing and only four games remain!

Charlton may make changes to their team after the defeat to Fulham, as they still have aspirations of a top ten finish, but they will look to the free scoring Bent duo to bail out their recently poor defence.

While only six short weeks ago the relegation trap-door seemed wide open, Pompey have managed to crawl back from the abyss and a win over the Addicks will go a long way to slamming the door back shut, and thus condemn the Midlands to one Premiership club.


Play up Pompey

Paul


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Date:Sunday April 16 2006
Time: 8:33PM

Comments

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lets go for it again, we can rest in the summer
paultsmouth
16/04/2006 20:35:00
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yer but DA looks tired (he has kept going however!) i think we should start with a strong side and take people off rather than the other way round.
lmatthews
16/04/2006 20:50:00
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Glad we've done you a favour - you're staying up now, I can feel it!
Tierney
16/04/2006 21:07:00
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are you villa? if yes thanks if Arsenal, thanks, if anyone who has beaten Brom or Brum THANKS lol
lmatthews
16/04/2006 21:11:00
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at least we don't need favours now, its our hands
paultsmouth
16/04/2006 21:12:00
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yer win them all and where safe!
lmatthews
16/04/2006 21:13:00
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no matter how nervy we are now, think of the other two, it's always worse chasing
paultsmouth
16/04/2006 21:22:00
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no matter how nervy we are now, think of the other two, it's always worse chasing
paultsmouth
16/04/2006 21:22:00
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yer i guess but can you imagine needing a point against liverpool
lmatthews
16/04/2006 22:08:00
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they don't like fratton though
paultsmouth
16/04/2006 22:14:00
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