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I'm bored now!

I'm bored now!

Whilst I must admit that in most the years under Sven Goran Eriksson and Spineless Steve I did not look forward to the international breaks, well at all really, but under Fabio Capello I have done - and not just because we 'used' to see a number of Pompey players involved...

For me we do not 'really' get that many 'friendlies' under Capello, this is not his way - he is a winner, so he wants to win all the time and that means that he demands nothing less, although even he 'seemed' to give up during the 2nd half of the game against Brazil, he seemed to lose faith and just slumped into his chair with a 'I give up' look on his face. Given the poorness of some of those on display, can you blame him?

So, for that reason - the Capello mentality - I have warmed to international breaks.

The fact that I do go to a number of the England home games now, and 'hope' to get to more of the away games from now on, having been to Amsterdam earlier in the year, maybe this gives me more reason to 'enjoy' this, as I am not actually having a break from football and 'should' at times get to visit different countries too...

That said, when I am not going on 'international duty' I guess I do enjoy a bit of a break from the travelling - as most of you know I live in Devon, I do not drive, so have to mostly rely on trains, or mates going to away games from my end and the travelling can get a bit much. As I got to all home games and have attended most the games, home and away this season - although they are all away really - it is also 'nice' to get a bit of a break, time wise and finance wise too.

Obviously I was not in Qatar, unlike Ken - Vital towers is not paying me enough for finances to have stretched too that, plus I could not drink over in Doha really!

So, with my football intake recently limited to a 'patchy' connection for the U21 game against Portugal at the weekend, the 'bore draw' against Brazil and the Ireland - France game after that (I look forward to the 2nd leg tonight I must admit) I need my fix again.

Although none of that is a substitute for Pompey is it?

So, I cannot wait for the weekend when my travels begin again as I make my first journey to the Britannia Stadium, 'hopefully' it will be first time lucky... Remember the game is on sky too, so those of you that cannot make it can at least watch on the box, so it is a 'win win' situation.

Even the 'Pompey transfer speculation' has been limited during this break - although even the 'reports' you do hear are taken with an even larger dose of salts these days, given our financial position, despite some thoughts to the contrary, does not seem to leave us in a position where you even believe ANY of the 'claims' made anymore!

It has been a testing couple of weeks, granted I have got a few things done that I had to, but give me the day-in-day-out goings on of club football with Pompey - even if it is depressing at times! - which thankfully returns this weekend...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday November 18 2009
Time: 11:57AM

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Lets hope the team have learnt from the defensive lapses made against Blackburn and keep it tight at the back. I'm sure if we can get our noses infront then we'll get a result up there. No easy task, but if we can get 3pts at the Brittania then we're on the right track and it'll give us the confidence we need to get out of the botom 3. Come on you Blues!!
moley2
18/11/2009 13:04:00
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agreed Rug, been such a stop start season, no one is getting any momentum at all.
the fear
18/11/2009 14:24:00
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I'm not really a fan of the international breaks, I mean don't get me wrong I love watching England play but hate it when there's no premiership on a weekend.
Pompeyfcmad
18/11/2009 15:24:00
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Far too many breaks in the season. End up watching the Scum on TV!! Well for a few minutes to make they lost.
eastneydave
18/11/2009 19:29:00
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I agree Fear. i think the Brazil match was one too far and would have preferred a continuation of our season. We can only hope that it's been to Pompey's advantage and that injuries have had a chance to heal.
PFCblue
18/11/2009 19:30:00
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just hope our manager doesnt have yet another tactical brain fade against the po's, and our defenders go back to that clean sheet thing they had started to grasp
russellm
18/11/2009 20:17:00
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i voted pompey win; if only to buck the trend. PuP
russellm
18/11/2009 20:18:00
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I found this particular international break particularly boring, partly because it was a friendly, and partly because there were no Pompey players even in the squad. Seems a long time since the last game, especially it seems a long time since the last home game - that amazing 4-0 win, and until the next home game (which won't be a 4-0 home win!). I did watch the England friendly but it wasn't very exciting at all. Still do hope to go to an England game sometime soon, possibly the one in March. In the meantime, someone wake me up in time for Sunday!
tracyc
18/11/2009 20:21:00
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I hope that Herman will be fit enough to play on Sunday, that has got to be an improvement for our back four. Although, I don't suppose he will play the whole game, even if he does come back.
gandor1
18/11/2009 21:51:00
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Bored bored bored...Roll on the weekend and some proper football!
pentonpompey
19/11/2009 08:22:00
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