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Late goals in the last week have cost Pompey dear, three points at Charlton and Forsell decides to get his first goal in open play for two years with three minutes to go against Blackburn. From almost assured safety, we now have the task of over-hauling Birmingham once again.

Saturday brings the already doomed Sunderland to the south coast looking to drag us down with them, relegated teams often play with a sense of freedom as the mackems displayed against Newcastle in the north west derby, until their late collapse anyway.

Lua is still struggling with his self-imposed ankle injury, but would hope to be fit come Saturday, our Congonese international with the cockney accent has been talismanic lately, popping up with a goal even when not playing particularly well. Pedro Mendes should also return, his presence was also sorely missed at the Valley along with his long-range threat we don’t possess without him.

It’s hard to predict which Sunderland will turn up, care-free, or simply battered and on the ropes waiting for the k.o, whichever takes the field, it’s Pompey who NEED the points now, we don’t want to be relying on beating Liverpool come May 7th.

What the crowd on Saturday need to do more than ever, is drive the blues on, our passion seems to lift Pompey when it’s most needed, what we don’t need is tension and anxiety drifting down to the pitch!

Come Saturday evening I sincerely hope my after match notes are again filled with optimism and not the nervousness these preview words display, it’s now or never!

Play up Pompey
Paul


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Date:Sunday April 23 2006
Time: 1:18PM

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late goals do pompey good this time!
paultsmouth
23/04/2006 18:35:00
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Late or early there still goals and count all the same. 3 pts Monday would of been perfect but 3 points on Saturday will be better.
nelson
23/04/2006 18:58:00
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we stay up i don't care which teams we beat
lmatthews
23/04/2006 19:32:00
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Dont care when the goals are scored either, so long as we win. lol.
FEn_100
23/04/2006 21:43:00
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Looks like Newcastle are giving us a helping hand...hopefully they continue the job next week at Birmingham.
pompeygray
23/04/2006 22:55:00
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More like we hope they give us a helping hand. Brum are at home though, so, like us, they will be up for it. Lets hope owen has a run out at the end and gets the winner.
FEn_100
23/04/2006 23:53:00
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They have that chance of European football as an incentive and they are the in form team of the division.
pompeygray
24/04/2006 03:44:00
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Very true gray,and somehow they have been a different team lately. Brum are at home though, so it wont be easy.
FEn_100
24/04/2006 09:25:00
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Wigan's lost to Fulham has also given Bolton another reason to keep plugging away. They do have 2 home games left and we know who they meet at the Reebok on 7th May. Newcastle have everything to play for at Brum...
pompeygray
25/04/2006 05:48:00
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you`ve got a good chance of beating the geordies, both teams are in great form you`ve got to get something out of this match cos brum are coming back!
vertigo_red
25/04/2006 11:35:00
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