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Man of the match against Burnley

'Asmir Begovic was the man of the match against Burnley', not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts that I agree with to be honest...

Begovic did not have a lot to do really did he, lets be honest, but what he did he did VERY well. When he came for crosses he got them, and he made not 1 but 2 fantastic saves - and I mean really fantastic saves.

The 1st was good, but sat in the North Lower when that 2nd effort was struck it looked destined for one area only - the back of the net but the Bosnian made a wonderful save. As it is I do not think that EITHER save got the credit that it deserved from those showing highlight packages on match of the day and sky sports, but hey ho!

But for those saves we would almost have certainly been beaten, and that would - for me - have meant certain relegation, as it is I must admit that I am still 60:40, at best, that we will go down to tell the truth, lets hope that Sunderland this weekend can help raise my optimism levels...

I think that Marc Wilson also deserves a mention as the youngest member, and least experienced, of the back 4 had a really good game and if you did not know differently you would have thought he was the senior member. He was solid, bar that one 1st half slip and if he drops out against Sunderland when Younes Kaboul returns instead of the poor Tal Ben-Haim I would be very disappointed.

  • What the poll asked - Man of the match against Burnley?

  • How you voted - Begovic 64%, Sub - Kanu (58) 14%, Boateng (90) 7%, Wilson 5%, Hreidarsson 5%, Ben-Haim 2%, Yebda 2%, O'Hara 1%, Brown 0%, Finnan 0%, Smith (58) 0%, Dindane 0%, Sub - Mullins (90) 0%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Tuesday December 8 2009

    Time: 8:00AM

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    I agree with you about Marc Wilson. What a class act h is turning out to be. Great defender with great vision and for such an unexperienced player a very small amount of mistakes. Composed and keeps it simple. I think Ben Haim has his place in out back four sometimes but not in Wilsons position.
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    08/12/2009 09:05:00

    as i said, on both areas, in the forum - as i did above in some cases:
    the 2nd save was fantastic - from the north lower there only ever looked like one destination for that one, the back of the net...
    i still think we have a long, long, long way to go until we can think 'we can survive' but maybe, just maybe those 2 saves might prove our 'pedro moment' for this season?

    wilson was without a doubt the pick of the bunch at the back against burnley - he reads the game pretty well for me and i think he improves as time goes on.
    i am not convinced he is a central defender, but he can do it - i would like to see him sit in front of the back 4 as his passing ability could be better utilised, so this is where i see a long-term future. i just hope this long-term future is with us, something i hope ben-haim does not have!
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    08/12/2009 10:33:00

    Well..it was definitely Bego for me....The guy did a Jamo and earned us those points. As you said Rug...he didn't have to do a lot, but when he was called upon he pulled off two top class saves. Definitely MOM for me.
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    08/12/2009 16:32:00

    The Begster is a worthy winner
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    09/12/2009 08:09:00

    I love begovic
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    10/12/2009 04:18:00

    Calm down Buddha - but it was a simple decision. Strange though normally the opposition keeper is the MOM!!
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    10/12/2009 16:37:00


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