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Match Day Live - Arsenal v Pompey

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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Writer:Chix
Date:Saturday August 22 2009
Time: 2:41PM

Comments

0
borre already out of favour?...
pompeym@
22/08/2009 14:48:00
0
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
22/08/2009 14:51:00
0
true mate very true
pompeym@
22/08/2009 14:52:00
0
but still utaka *groans*
pompeym@
22/08/2009 14:52:00
0
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
22/08/2009 14:59:00
0
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
22/08/2009 15:00:00
0
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
22/08/2009 15:03:00
0
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
22/08/2009 15:03:00
0
Play up Pompey, Pompey play up
Chix
22/08/2009 15:04:00
0
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@
22/08/2009 15:05:00
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