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Match Day Live - Arsenal v Pompey


Pompey's third game in eight days sees the boys visit The Emirates to face Arsenal. Kick-off is 3pm. Join us here on Vital Pompey to discuss the game as it unfolds

Arsenal to slaughter Pompey lambs, Wengers boys to rip Hart out of Pompey, Pompey to be put to the sword … Jeez I've read it all this morning.

I think don't think any of us really expect anything out of this afternoons encounter but if we stand any chance at all of grabbing a lucky point it'll be due to Arsenals over confidence - It worries me really as they are beginning to sound a little too much like their neighbours for my liking!

So claim down you Gooners, there's a lot of respect for you guys in Pompey so if you are gonna thump us, just so some respect!

Anyway without further ado

'Stand up.. If you hate the Spurs, Stand up .. If you hate the Spurs…'

Line ups follow

Arsenal
Almunia
Gibbs
Gallas
Eboue
Fabregas
Diaby
Vermaelan
Denilson
Arshavin
Eduardo
Van Persie

Subs:
Mannone
Clichy
Song
Sagna
Bendtner
Fran Merida
Ramsay

Pompey
David James

Younes Kaboul
Marc Wilson
Sylvain Distin (c)
Nadir Belhadj

Hayden Mullins
Aaron Mokoena
John Utaka
Nico Kranjcar

Kanu
Freddy Piquionne

Subs:
Asmir Begovic
Joel Ward
Matt Ritchie
Richard Hughes
Angelos Basinas
David Nugent
Anthony Vanden Borre


For those of you not at the game but keeping up with events elsewhere remember it is on The Quay, why not make a few comments below as the game unfolds.


Play up Pompey, Pompey play up


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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 22 2009

Time: 2:41PM

Your Comments

borre already out of favour?...
pompeym@
PompeyM@
Seem that way, but after his first half performance on Wednesday I'm not that surprized to be honest - Right a quick sandwich then game on !
Chix
true mate very true
pompeym@
but still utaka *groans*
pompeym@
not that we have much choice! it's him or nugent - and nugent is definatly out of favour. VDB looked like he needs a bit of time, but will be a good signing.
pompeycarpet
I don't know quite why, but I went for a positive result - 1-1. and Paul hart has also clearly gone for a positive formation. of all the teams to go 4-4-2 against... here is an odd place to do it.
pompeycarpet
Carps
Think you are right about AVB I'm sure he'll come good .. but just wish Hart would have a bit of faith in Nuge.. Still I'm not sure whichever XI we put out today it would make much difference !
Chix
I went through several scenarios in my head, in one of them a sloppy backpass led to Freddy being brought down for a penalty in the 5th minute, straight red card for Almunia, and I still couldn't see us winning. Wooo optimism.
PompeyFrippy
Play up Pompey, Pompey play up
Chix
rather see nugent or borre on the wing with utaka uptop with freddy tbh, but i persume hart wants kanu to hold up the ball while we actually get people into the box. and carpet you can't play defensively against the gunners you'd get ripped apart!
pompeym@
not 4-4-2 actually... but still there is potential for some attacking football.
pompeycarpet
Frippy
I've thought about how we could get something outta this game but 'not turning up' was my only real option
Chix
Fabregas has started.. ohh dear I fear for us this afternoon
Chix
agreed chix.. pff gonna be a long 1
pompeym@
agreed chix.. pff gonna be a long 1
pompeym@
Not bad this Arsenal team are they?
PompeyFrippy
Arshavin, Van Persie, Fabregas .. Please can we just have ONE of those players...
Chix
lol understatment frippy, but arsenal always start the season well
pompeym@
chix - forget those three. but i'd take any of there squad. (excluding there goalkeeper) over ours...
pompeycarpet
Hey Fred's just had a shot what's happened.....?
cornypomp
you got to have 1 a game corny, he was jst getting it out of the way ;D
pompeym@
Macca:- "We are not going to beat them in a game of football...", there goes our chance then.
PompeyFrippy
11 minutes down, 80 to go...
pompeycarpet
nicely done wilson!
pompeym@
we are playin really well
Football_Casual
"We are not going to beat them in a game of football..." - good thing we're playing rugby isn't it frippy?
pompeycarpet
bar the 1st couple of minutes yea casual we are
pompeym@
We're outsinging them anyway. It's the little victories that count, right?
PompeyFrippy
really, really impressed with wilson so far
pompeym@
Well we've had a corner so it can't be all bad....
cornypomp
Right .. I'm back but my stream is about 3 mins behind the Quay .. so I'm gonna be relatively quiet this afternon
Chix
belhadj i having a good game
Football_Casual
i'm on the 17th minute how far behind is that?
pompeym@
so's utaka. or atleast he was... I havn't heard him do anything for a while though
pompeycarpet
ahhh cr*p
pompeym@
1- 0 diaby
Football_Casual
ah...
pompeycarpet
I wasn't expecting that.
PompeyFrippy
Here we go!......
cornypomp
Wilson Just got roasted.. for that goal ..
Chix
chix wana more up to date link?
pompeym@
i'm sticking with my 1-1 prediction. just wait, we'll come strong in the 80th minute!
pompeycarpet
Man City 1-0 v Wolves
Chix
2-0
Football_Casual
ahh ****
pompeym@
oh ***** 2-0
Chix
oh... i give up...
pompeycarpet
This is going to be a long day.
PompeyFrippy
How long to half time...I can't take much more!
cornypomp
maybe it'll be 2-2...
pompeycarpet
lol carpet... theres a point where opptomism finishes and blinded faith starts
pompeym@
What was that prediction Carps?.....
cornypomp
lucky its not 3-0 =/
pompeym@
M@ nah _ I'm alright I think .. I just reckon we'll be talking about leaking goals all afternoon !.. if I'm on the 5th and you on te 6th I don't think it'll matter............nearly 3 then !
Chix
sod this, I'm going back to watching the cricket
paultsmouth
I think i'll draw the line when they score there 7th...
pompeycarpet
you'll see in a min or 2 :P
pompeym@
Postive start has been shattered
PompeyFcMad
Utaka just fell over under no challenge .. Woss
Chix
so whens the take over gonna happen and how many players do we need.... lol
pompeym@
ooo nearly 3-0 well done wilson though
PompeyFcMad
yup, should be 4.
pompeycarpet
na fabragas fecked it up not good defending i'm afriad
pompeym@
you know whats annoying me more... every time I post a message or refresh the page, I get a picture of jamies dad glaring in my face. it's so iritiating/disgusting/horrific
pompeycarpet
Good cross by Freddy ... But what is he doing on the wing...
Chix
well my stream just went down and i'm not too sure if i'm grateful or annoyed.... pretty telling really
pompeym@
.. yeah and that bloody commentary from the Virgin ad cuts across my sound !.. really *****es me off
Chix
well chix. we have three centre forwards on the pitch, and a 4th who likes to play off the centre forward... and yet we are still trying to play a defencive 4-5-1!
pompeycarpet
What the hell is Hart going to say to them at half time? 'C'mon lads let's go get a McDonalds and go home.'
PompeyFrippy
piqianoe and kanu look good playing together
Football_Casual
Utaka!!!!!!!!could save us........
cornypomp
Anyone get the feeling that Kranjcar may as well bugger off now?
paultsmouth
YES, get rid of the useless waste of space
pompeym@
http://iraqgoals.net/ch5.html
Chix
n1 chix cheers
pompeym@
I hope he goes.. waste of space .. and thinks he is sooooo much better than what he is..
Chix
In fact bin the whole midfield, if they are defensive midfielders why can't any of them tackle?
paultsmouth
yup. I think kranjcar is one of our most talented players... but right now, he just can't wait till the end of the season, so he can f*** off and get a big pay check from someone!
pompeycarpet
Thank god for Jamo...sounds like there's a few not putting in a full shift.
cornypomp
Storrie and Fahim sitting together !
Chix
monday or tuesday is takeover day with david dein involved !!!!!!!!!!
Football_Casual
Sunderland 1 Blackburn 1
Chix
theyre chairmen and ceo. what choice do they have chix?
pompeycarpet
err not sure about that corny mainly kranjcar, even utaka's trying more ... but its not lack of trying for some *Cough* mullins needs to go! *cough*
pompeym@
Good save Jamo ,, I hope so Casual .. although I fear it's too late to do anything in August other than a couple of panic buys from Paul Harts list !!.. God help us !
Chix
2-!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pompeym@
Gola !!
Chix
kaboul :D
Football_Casual
KaboulYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cornypomp
3-2, we're gonna win 3-2.
PompeyFrippy
KABOULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! i told you... two-two here we come!
pompeycarpet
KABOUL!!
pompeym@
Now don't laugh but my prediction was 3-3 !
Chix
where the hell did that come from lol
pompeym@
not laughing chix...although arsenal won't get three against us.
pompeycarpet
chix our 1st goal of the season was from a defender we are not gonna score 3 =/
pompeym@
Well at least the Sky Sports Panel can nt be right now .. they went 2-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 and Merson said 5-0 !!
Chix
is it just me, or does utaka play much much better when kanu is on the pitch?
pompeycarpet
haha maybe carpet, but hes not playing that bad today thats for sure
pompeym@
Wel everybody else was talking about defeat so I though I'd just hedge my bets.. you never know .. It's a funny old game !
Chix
lol lol lol funniest thing i have seen lol utaka tried this skill and it didnt come off and he lookd a knob lol lol
Football_Casual
hey i never said i didn't hope you where right mate :P JAMO YOU ARE A LEGEND!
pompeym@
Yeah you are right CArps and so did Benjani too.. and also Freddy has been drifting wide to allow Ytake some space in the middle where he can play
Chix
Jamo Is the No 1 no doubt about it
cornypomp
I kno it isn't gonna happen but if James ever went to Spurs I think I'd hang myself.
Chix
44 minute and the 1st time i've actually seen mullins touch the ball....
pompeym@
I tipped 3-1 with Kaboul scoring for us, way its going I take that
paultsmouth
good point... utaka just basicly gave up after benji left didn't he...
pompeycarpet
Cormy .. of course he is .. It's on the back of his shirt
Chix
2-1 half time, i'll take that. better than everton either way lol
pompeym@
You never know there could be shock on the cards here.....stranger things have happened.....I'm on some good stuff at the moment.
cornypomp
Du!!!! I wondered what those numbers were for....thought they were just laundry identification!
cornypomp
Anyone hear about Davenport getting knifed at home?
paultsmouth
yea, just heard that on score. him and his mother are in hospitial and are in a serious condition....
pompeym@
Laundry Indentification.. (lol)
Chix
ohh stabbed at home .. not nice..
Chix
no fabregas anymore... brilliant!
pompeycarpet
yup that should help us alot
pompeym@
Second Half here we go FOUL ON UTAKA !!!
Chix
LINESMAN!!!
pompeym@
Bloody refs!!!
paultsmouth
oooh, gallas... you lucky lucky lucky...**************
pompeycarpet
ohhh freddy
pompeym@
Nearly Freddy ... That's better POmpey
Chix
arsenal in trouble? please please please...
pompeycarpet
better, lot better
paultsmouth
ahh ffs
pompeym@
christ, referees. I give up now... seriously, the linesman has lost it for us.
pompeycarpet
Can't believe That Gallas fella !
Chix
******** typical, ridiculous officiating.
PompeyFrippy
Great ! Now I've lost my stream !
Chix
yup i was just thinking that lol, its just gonna be one of those afternoons
pompeym@
Home game with the top four normal behaviour for effing ref's.
cornypomp
Stream back up now !
Chix
i've found the worlds worst stream if ya want it chix XD
pompeym@
ahh right you are lol
pompeym@
arrr muggins, there was a clear pass there pff
pompeym@
Well at least I can still say that my prediction can still come true..
Chix
and me chix!
paultsmouth
Sunderlan 2-1 Blackburn
Chix
wilson needs to be moved into the center imo, he just can't defend against eduardo and i think kaboul might stand more of a chance.
pompeym@
We've gotta score twice for mine to happen Paul and no concede another
Chix
Think you are right about Wilson M@ he is getting roasted .. maybe replace him Joel Ward
Chix
Is Gallas our Ronald Koeman now?
paultsmouth
maybe, either way we need fresh legs and we need them now, if we're gonna have any chance of scoring
pompeym@
Freddy should have scored !!!!!!!!!
Chix
NO
pompeym@
Easier to score.. Nugent for Kanu...
Chix
lack of confidence there
paultsmouth
Wow I typed that without knowing !! get in PAul HArt !!
Chix
i wouldn't have done that kanu still looks pretty good. muggins for nugent and go full out imo ;)
pompeym@
go 3-5-2
pompeym@
Come on nugget now prove you can scrap on the pitch
cornypomp
that had to be offside surely?
pompeym@
too late.. 4-1
Chix
or not..
pompeym@
well the thrashing is complete
paultsmouth
and the streams gone down i think its trying to tell me something...
pompeym@
If luck really does even itself out we are going to have a great second half of the season.
PompeyFrippy
still 19 mins to go .. and my prediction is now out of the window.. still I saw Arsenal beat us 6-0 at Highbury in 89 so can't complain .. yet..
Chix
right, just got bak... I trust we're winning now...?...no?
pompeycarpet
Ah ***** Jameo is injured .. It just gets worse !!
Chix
Begovic is on !
Chix
...oh. Still, we have a chance to get a first win of the season on tuesday.
pompeycarpet
ok i give in.. lady luck your a b*tch
pompeym@
Yeah carps we are 6-4 up .. Nugent scored five !
Chix
seriously? sounds brilliant. well, I have my ticket for our next game, so i hope him and our other centre forwards can continue there amazing scorring record this season.
pompeycarpet
lol Carps.. don't wanna be the bearer of bad news.. But we are bottom of the premiership ..
Chix
UTAKA_KA_KA_KA_KA ..............................ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Chix
Think everybody has gone home...
Chix
Has everybody left early to avoid traffic
Chix
na i'm still here...just
pompeym@
HEL-LO .. Carpet you there.. Corny ?.. PompeyM@?
Chix
hello
pompeym@
Oh Hello M@ .. I just wanted to say bye ! ...
Chix
was just checking my fantasty prem team lol
pompeym@
haha, fair enough cya
pompeym@
Well maybe we will sign Dindane tonight and see him play on Tuesday... here's hoping.. maybe M'bami too.. and Smith ? .. Full Time .. could've been worse !.. but we are bottom of the league !
Chix
we still NEED a striker, an attacking center mid, and a decent right winger!
pompeym@
I'm still here writing Toast!!
eastneydave
but that said we didn't play badly today and against lesser teams we would have won
pompeym@
C Yu Chix.....could have been worse, things have got to happen though. Need to get some players in.
cornypomp
Dissapointing result but we can take some positives from it. We played well but got cheated so lost
PompeyFcMad
yes chix, I went home to avoid the traffic... although it was still awfull. bottom of the league? who cares. we're doing our time now, so we don't have to in may!
pompeycarpet
Well said carpet!
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