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Match Day Live - Fulham v Pompey

Penniless Pompey travel to Craven Cottage in search of three points..

When this fixture was announced I thought "There's another game we'll lose!" but with Pompey's determination on Sunday together with Fulham's poor form and an ever growing injury list I am beginning to think we might just sneak something from this game

A point will do, but a win, away from home (or 'at all' come to that), would be just what the Doctor ordered for us long suffering Pompey fans

It can't be on .. Can it ?


Teams

Fulham





Subs



Pompey

James;
Finnan,
Ben Haim,
Wilson,
Belhadj;
Yebda,
Basinas,
Boateng,
O`Hara;
Dindane,
Piquionne

Subs
Ashdown,
Vanden Borre,
Rocha,
Mullins,
Hughes,
Owusu-Abeyie,
Webber


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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 3 2010

Time: 7:11PM

Your Comments

I hope Rocha comes off the bench and plays. Be good to see how good he is.
PompeyFcMad
wheres utaka ?? looks a good team to be honestwuld like rocha and quincy to come on !!
Football_Casual
Mad
Wouldn't have thought so mate not unless there's a disaster .. He's probably only there for emergencies and for inclusion at this early stage.. but if we are 3-0 with ten mins to go .. you never know (lol)
Chix
Casual
Dunno.. Can only assume he's injured or something.. can't see he needs a rest !!
Chix
Utaka not even on bench!!! WTF? Vanden Borre not picked???? WTF Boateng is picked even though of his last performance??? WTF?? Belhadj left back???? Left wing or left mid yes. Not left back Avram. Yet again you are in my opinion foolish!
veccccio
Glad to see Basinas is holding the key in midfield - where has he been all year?
eastneydave
I lke Basinas. Very dependable.
gandor1
Did someone say its on the telly?
gandor1
Vecccio
Let's give 'em a chance eh .. He has a plan in mind let's see how it plays out..
Chix
Eastneydave
Must agree with you Dave - He can't run, but boy can he pass.. Hardly put a foot wrong on Sunday
Chix
Looks a reasonable starting line up. 2 up front & plenty of options on the bench. Need to score & quite hopeful if we do, we'll get something out of this game.
storagematt
Gandor
I'm not sure .. I'll check it out .. Unless somebody else knows..
Chix
I can't find it anywhere, but I thought someone said they were watching it on telly.
gandor1
Matt
Yeah I think so mate .. Not sure why Utaka is missing but Webber and Quincy on the bench gives us the option of speed if we need something late on....
Chix
I hope Utaka is injured and not been dropped. If he is dropped Grant is a schmuck! He is wrong already for dropping VB and playing Finnan. Belhadj has to be left wing. Tal ben Haim is never ever ever ever a centre half. But, oh, he is Isreali. Silly me.
veccccio
I'm so excited!
gandor1
Cheer up Veccio, it might all come good!
gandor1
Gandor
Thanks..
Chix
Vecccio
Will you eat your words when we win - I tend to agree about about Ben Haim but we don't have another option at the mo do we .. Let's get behind Avram whatever team he puts out.. He is afterall the manager and is showing a hell of a lot of loyality by saying .. considereing the circumstances..
Chix
well Hermans had problems with injury the last couple of games hasn't he? so it maes sense that are only other left back plays there.... although i'm sure finnan could have done a job with borre at RB... just hope its a good game
pompeym@
p.s Grant dropped Ben haim for the israil squad so theres no favouritism vec.
pompeym@
Rubbish in my opinion Chix! I am behind the team and Grant. But I am allowed to disagree with his tactics and selection. I dont agree with Boateng being picked or Piquionne. Both have been awful recently. Playing a diamond again, all wrong......................................in my opinion!
veccccio
lets go!! 2 upfront now theres an idea!!
ruffcider
Chix and Pompeym, there is only one manager, I am just voicing an opinion. As for just falling into line behind the sheep and saying I hope its a good game or lets hope we give a good account, I wont do it. Bad tactics, and bad selections will cost us the football club or premiership football. I pray I am wrong and you all laugh at me!! But I dont think I am. Sorry.
veccccio
If you wanna watch the game Gandor then use this link http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=football Scroll down to pompey fulham and click on the telly to bring up the links. If you don't wanna download any software then go for the links which say mediaplayer as they usually play without downloads. Iraqgoals5 is normally quite good.
moley2
I got my bacon rolls (lovely) and coffee and I'm here waiting for us to win! PUP!
gandor1
So please Avram and Pompey, prove me wrong tonight and beat these cottagers!
veccccio
I'm not a sheep, sheep don't eat lovely hot bacon rolls for a start! Thanks moely, I'm gonna try!
gandor1
Evening Ladies and So called Gentlemen, hows tricks tonight?
pentonpompey
Vecccio
I've no problem with an opinion but to come straight in and slag off the team selection .. just *****ed me off a little - I sick to the teeth of people slagging off Pompey at every turn... If I misread you I'm sorry .. but if you're like me you will know what I mean..
Chix
don't get me wrong Vec, i'm not arguing i'm just saying he's picked the players we have available. maybe the tactics are wrong maybe not but until we have Herman fully fit and quincy is fully bedded in then i don't see a stand 4-4-2 as viable. but ofc thats my opinion
pompeym@
penton where have you put utaka???? ;-)
veccccio
Penton
How ya doing mate .. Hoping fopr a point ??.. maybe .. just maybe
Chix
Chix, chill biatch! I have been Pompey fan and ticket holder for 25 years. So I know what you mean, but be real and say an opinion.
veccccio
Ha Ha! I see you've rumbled me Vecccio...He's behind the wheelie bins in the away teams car park tied up with gaffa tape...
pentonpompey
good on ya penten thats £30k off the wage bill :) (although he looked pretty good against city)
pompeym@
Vec
No worries mate.. I guess we are all a tecthy at the mo .. What with everything going on off the pitch .. Righ tI'm off for a fag before KO
Chix
Hi Chix, I said in the predictions a 1-0 Foolham...However...I'm not saying another word...yet
pentonpompey
ha ha. Nice one. But you have left us with Webber! Arrrrrrgghhhhh
veccccio
And I nicked his wage packet...The drinks are on me! PUP
pentonpompey
Veccccio for manager!
sassyd39
Whey now if thats how he spent his wages i wouldn't mind too much lol
pompeym@
What wage packet??????????????????????????????
veccccio
haha they got paid earlier :P
pompeym@
Piquionne right wing?????
veccccio
Boateng Shoots...
Ohh .. didn't see that coming.. shame the keeper did !
Chix
don't think so, but he's definatly got a bloody mouth...
pompeym@
I've lost the link for now. But we looked quite lively from what I saw. Hope we keep it up.
gandor1
Come on boy's, i reckon we can do this!!
pentonpompey
gandor go to iraqgoals.net theres 2 there. :) p.s. Piquionnes looking pretty good tonight
pompeym@
We have to turn this start into goals!!
pentonpompey
wow there defence is poor atm,
pompeym@
And if we don't win it's nowt to do with me, my surname is Lewington-Mawer and the Fulham Assist Manager is a certain Ray Lewington; And yes he is some sort of relation...
pentonpompey
penton looking for excuses already!!
eastneydave
Penton
We now know who to blame .. Looking good though but need to convert the chances
Chix
i'm watching on the telly we are looking good
race
Evenin' lads sorry I'm late. Another Pompey bore? Hope not. I'll plump for my heart tonight and hope that the wages going in has boosted them slightly. 1-0 Pompey, O'Hara with the goal. Thanks for keeping us updated Chix!
PFCGino
I'm shallow...I know!
pentonpompey
we need to make this pressure count ! we are crap from corners and free kicks !!!
pompeyhussler
Gino
Hi ya mate
Chix
we desperately need to score before half time, hudsons good at motivational speechs, although i'd probably accept not conceding lol
pompeym@
Hussler
We always have been !! (lol)
Chix
PFCGino
The real reason Gino is late is he has been writing to me!
eastneydave
M@
Who's Hudson ?.. he was a butler last I knew..
Chix
Eastneydave
Not more love letters ..xxx
Chix
you shh :P i mean hodgson :D
pompeym@
Yes Dave that's true, but I was also eating the lovely dinner that my lovely missus cooked me. So anyway, on with the game. Is it on telly then? Just switched to Sky Sports 1 they're just showing SSN?
PFCGino
ARRR BOATENG!!!
pompeym@
Boateng you mug, should have scored!!!
veccccio
Gino
I've managed to find a few poor links .......ohhhhhhh Boateng.. nearly scored... anyway .. via IraqGoals
Chix
Dwarf Defoe puts Spuds in the lead at Leeds.
storagematt
Oh come on lads, We have this on a plate!
pentonpompey
Only one team in at the mo. Let's hope me don't get mugged.
PFCblue
Boateng did all the hard work !!
Chix
Matt
Shh.. I'm taping it !!
Chix
phew..
pompeym@
Chix I'm watching it here http://iraqgoals.net/5816-fulham-vs-portsmouth-.html
PFCblue
chix we alsways used to score when we had dezuu and primas.
pompeyhussler
Question
Who is the captain tonight ??
Chix
Leeds 1-1 on the stroke of half time.
storagematt
they missed a sitter there
race
FFS! 2yds out!...Phewwwwwwwwww
pentonpompey
james is captain
race
Should have been 1 down. Perhaps it's our night.
PFCblue
Blue
Cheers mate .. that's better than the link I had .. nice one !
Chix
Chix...James i heard
pentonpompey
Iraqigoals you say.... might have to have a look. I reckon we'll have a psych advantage today because 1) Players been paid! and 2) Fulham are at home and think we're a pushover. We're not, and that'll put us at an advantage. Only just, mind, there's only so much you can do with psych advantages. Hence my 1-0 prediction. PUP.
PFCGino
I am right to be bloody nervous when we're defending...Aren't I?
pentonpompey
Race
Cheers mate.. I was having afag when they tossed up ..
Chix
Now watching here, more reliable http://vstreams.net/
PFCblue
Penton
ooooh Yes
Chix
Come on Pompey - Let's make this possession count !
Chix
Untie Utaka now! Dindane shocking!!!!!
veccccio
I'm a veeeeeeeery nervous young man
pentonpompey
Bassinas shirt
What The story behind number ?.. Anybody know ?
Chix
Piqui over bar...
PFCblue
what do we have to do to get a clinical touch
race
D'oh we should've scored
PFCGino
Ben Haim can't get his feet sorted out?...Well tell me something I didn't know Haha
pentonpompey
Jesus...
We surely gotta score in a mo we are all over them..
Chix
yebda! should of nutted that in from there
race
YEBDA'S HEAD !!!!
Chix
Right that's it! i've polished me boots and i'm on the 20.50 to Waterloo...Someones gotta stick one in
pentonpompey
Tal Ben Haim...Tell Ben he's crap more like!!!
pentonpompey
Good first half. Normally we improve in the second so here's to a 2-0 win :-)
PFCblue
Shoulda been well in the lead by now.......
gandor1
HT 0-0 thanks for that link Blue, Iraqgoals kept cutting out. Not sure about Basinas number Chix what's wrong with it? Haven't had a chance to see it
PFCGino
Bassinas is not having a good game today. Should of been if front putting the ball in the goal has been our problem. Just not clinical enough to do it
race
spot on penton. But he is Isreali!!!! Good performance from pompey, but they are missing Utaka! He was just about to get his 5th game on the bounce and he is not playing and Dindane straight back in. Beyond me!
veccccio
Gino
He hasn't got a name or nimber on hios shirt.. makes we wonder .. as I know the Pompey Shop have run out of most numbers and letters and I was wondering if that's anohter bill we haven't paid !
Chix
Vec, Pents
Agree about Ben Haim.. He's in a world of his own half the time..
Chix
Race
From what I've seen Bassinas has looked ok .. maybe not as effective with O'Hara back in the team ..
Chix
LOL - I've just seen on the first half highlights.... perhaps Kev forgot to pack it?!
PFCGino
and as i've already said Vec its got nothing to do with being isreali cause grant dropped him for the national team, but he's all we really got!!!
pompeym@
Gino those highlights showed so many Pompey chances.
PFCblue
Leeds have equalised. Let's hope they bag a winner, dump old twitchy out the cup
PFCGino
Why the hell Piquionne thinks that he is football player?
Stanley (Moscow)
Need to take a chance or three. Must get something from this game. Remember the fluke goal they got on the opening day of the season. We could do with that sort of luck!!!
storagematt
2nd Half Undeway
Come on Pompey - Keep concentrating and sooner or later on of those chances just has to go in !!
Chix
"Tal ben Haim is never ever ever ever a centre half. But, oh, he is Isreali. Silly me. veccccio" You are totaly wrong.When they both were in Chelsea Ben Haim always was on bench.
Stanley (Moscow)
PLEASE DONíT MENTION THE LEEDS GAME
Chix
won't do mate but its a good one
pompeym@
Hey,how change colors or it's only moderators can do?
Stanley (Moscow)
Gino
Not aimed at you .. I know it's 1-1 but I wanna try and watch it after this ..
Chix
Stanley Mos, can't really disagree with you, but lets be fair; until further notice, he's one of ours...
pentonpompey
please stop with the green and orange, they clash :P
pompeym@
Oops sorry Chix - you're right we should talk about REAL football not Spuds dross.... I have a good feeling about our game though....
PFCGino
Basinas has his number back! perhaps the Fulham club shop printed it over halftime....
PFCGino
naa that cost way too much for us they porbably made kev drive back to pompey to get it XD
pompeym@
AHHHHHH!!!!
pompeym@
Dindane should have scored. Good Pompey supporters.
PFCblue
Dindane should have scored!!
eastneydave
Thats because he had John Terry and Carvallho in front of him Stanley you plank!
veccccio
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!Dindane! Where's our luck?!
Stanley (Moscow)
Come on Pompey
Chix
PUP
veccccio
veccccio It's you plank coz if he use Terry and Carvallho it means that they just better players and you words about "oh,he is israeli" crap.
Stanley (Moscow)
Avrams Grant Blue Army
Avrams Grant Blue Army
Chix
Crowd in good voice.
race
I have clearly forgotten more about football than you know. When I want your opinion, I'll ask for it. Anyway, come on Pompey!!!
veccccio
haha you 2 sounds like 2 old women, its a good game just enjoy it.
pompeym@
Hey Stanley; How's Moscow tonight, ok? Hope it's warmer than here!
pentonpompey
come on webber!
pompeym@
All going on at Leeds Chix 2-2. Defoe & Crouch have a fight & both are sent off!!!
storagematt
Webber on for Pic
race
Piq off - Webber on
The need for speed ..
Chix
LOL pompeym
veccccio
PLEASE DONíT MENTION THE LEEDS GAME
Chix
Now now calm down. Still sticking by my 1-0 O'Hara, although now I'm thinking it'll be a late, late goal.
PFCGino
haha i think he was joking mate XD
pompeym@
***** OFF STORAGEMATT - GO DRINK YA BRANDY (LOL)
Chix
Penton, Utaka injured. "Did you hurt him when you tied him up"?
veccccio
Yes, only joking chix. It's 3-3 now. Lol.
storagematt
Watching since ht , both strikers have been shocking
paultsmouth
Come on you blues
We are letting them back in the game..
Chix
Come on Pompey, score. Don't let's get mugged.
PFCblue
brown pants then
paultsmouth
Zamora ...
phew that was close .. KAmes was rooted to the spot
Chix
I don't only think i injured him, but judging by our lack of goals; i reckon i clobbered our entire front line!
pentonpompey
fulham goal coming if not careful avram. gotta change it
veccccio
I'm on the whiskey 2nite. C'mon Pompey.
storagematt
Comme defending by Wilson.. Jeez Nevland was close ..
Chix
We seem to have run out of creative idea's
race
Hi guys....what's happening....all possession and no end product again..
cornypomp
QUINCY FOR DINDANE
veccccio
evening all. hope all is good
coxy30
Come on Pompey
They are running the show now... Time to pick it back up
Chix
just seen Gino on vstreams!
paultsmouth
Hi Corny...That's about it, in a nutshell
pentonpompey
Gentle Reminder - PLEASE DONíT MENTION THE LEEDS GAME
Chix
Pompey fading fast
paultsmouth
WTF
race
OH *****TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Chix
Oh FFS!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
Would you bloody believe it......
cornypomp
Mugged. What defending
PFCblue
oh.....rat's c**ks
PFCGino
KNEW IT, BELHADJ AT LEFT BACK! FFS
veccccio
offside again!!
paultsmouth
Frickin Bellend
pentonpompey
Bloody Typical
For ***** sake...
Chix
Fck it.
storagematt
Just did not clear the ball away- Terrible defending
race
C**t it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
moley2
I feel sick.....
cornypomp
All out Attack
What have we got to lose now
Chix
This is a winnable game for us but to be 1 down just sums our season up!
storagematt
Pompey going to pieces now.
PFCblue
Zamora off for an Elm - they're that confident they're sticking a f***ing tree up front
PFCGino
so that was a combination of ***** ups by belhadj and ben haim... what a fecking surprise....
pompeym@
Ive said for months we're light weight up front and at the back...And here we go again.........
pentonpompey
Come on Pompey
We deserve at least a point from this game
Chix
Unfortunately what I said at the beginning of this chat is coming to fruition, I it was a mistake to play belhadj left back. Avram Grant has not got it tactically. But..........please play now Pompey!
veccccio
got to push the last ten
race
Quincy on for Dindane ??
Chix
Vecccio
I gotta agree with you now...
Chix
said that chix 10 mins ago.
veccccio
Gentle Reminder - PLEASE DONíT MENTION THE LEEDS GAME
Chix
We should all be chatting on VStreams... wouldn't have to change windows then!
PFCGino
Its are own fault Chix we let them back in with slack defensive play and a offside Zamora
race
Qunicy for Bassinas
Come on them Pompey - Get it forward .
Chix
If he is as good as his first touch, pray!
paultsmouth

Qunicys boots are worse than Utakas .. or
Chix
Fantastic run by Quincy shame he did ***** all with it
PFCGino
i still don't agree he got the tactics wrong, we've dominated this game! what is wrong is playing belhadj and ben haim but WHO else are you gonna play? and remeber hermans injured and rochas never trained with the squad....
pompeym@
Race
Again.. gotta agree - Naive far too often
Chix
Was that Leeds onetyseven Spuds onemoreless?
pentonpompey
pentonpompey Dunno about weather in UK,but in Moscow now -5
Stanley (Moscow)
reality is, we are down now. Lets hope we can preserve our club! Tony Adams, Paul Hart and now this plum Grant, tactically aint got it. Sorry to be negative, but we have to be real now all the time the manager gets it wrong. First half we were all over them and our two loons didnt know what day it was up front!
veccccio
oh god haims a muppet....
pompeym@
Do I think our season along with tonights result has just gone done the pan?????????
pentonpompey
Come'on Pompey!Webber start to play!
Stanley (Moscow)
Ben Haim Booked.. Shame it wasn't a red !
Chix
Oh well an easy away game on Saturday!!!
storagematt
In case you need reminding - PLEASE DONíT MENTION THE LEEDS GAME
Chix
Harsh on Grant, he has been hamstrung by the club, hardly got a lot to work with has he?
paultsmouth
M@ I agree with you mate. I think Grant played this game perfectly tactics wise and what's been bad for us is just the ineptitude of the bloomin defenders!!
PFCGino
We didn't score with the chanes we had in the first half!!! Punished in the second!!!
storagematt
And not getting the ball in the net in the first half Gino.
PFCblue
3 minutes added time
OH COME ON
Chix
We're better when we have a crap first half.....
cornypomp
Oh Paul and Gino, you are like Mark Mudy. Seeing through blue specs. Avram Grant got it wrong with his inabilty tonight. I told you all the weak links and both have showed this tonight.
veccccio
4-4 at Leeds. Extra time. 10 vs 9.
storagematt
Gotta agree. Not all the defenders fault tonight. We have hardly set the World alight tonight up front...AGAIN!
pentonpompey
Avram Grant..
Looks like he died four months ago...
Chix
I am so *****ed off that we let this one slip. It was our game but we did not take the reigns
race
Oh well....what can you say. *****ed off big time
cornypomp
Strikers fault, simple
paultsmouth
B0ll0CKS. Sky Sports say were unlucky & deserved a draw. Not fckin good enough.
storagematt
5-4 Leeds beckford
sea-juicer
How many times are we going to say it this season - a game we could have won.
PFCblue
Excuse me Vec mate, but I think that was prob one of our better performances this season. Chance after chance after chance. Granted we should've taken them, but that's not down to the tactics mate, that's down to the individual players. The tactics create the chances we broke down Fulham well, particularly at the end.
PFCGino
StorageMatt
LOL - I'm on the whisky now !
Chix
Who was ok today? James,Finnan,Boateng and O`Hara thats all.So what you expect?
Stanley (Moscow)
Told you all; it's not my fault...And I predicted 1-0, and no i didn't get an insider to fix it!!
pentonpompey
Avram, off you go! Take Ben Haim, Dindane, Hughes, and Mullins with you!
veccccio
Fed up saying it Blue.....feel blue myself now.
cornypomp
I'm off for a fag..
Back in five minutes
Chix
lol Chix, he reminds me of Fat Tony off the Simpsons
PFCGino
that makes a change. losing after a game that we played ok in
coxy30
Nite, nite lads.
storagematt
I can't handle watching these ****ing matches anymore, play have decent and ALWAYS throw it away. Why take Freddy off upfront??? He's our only target up there yet we still kept lobbing it up to webber, dindane etc. Throughly p**sed off!!!!!!!
moley2
Oh dear Gino, you are very easily pleased. Granted, first half was ok. Boateng just gave up, Webber useless, Dindane crap, Yebda useless and so on and on and on.
veccccio
I'm really angy about our atacking line and centr.You know, even in russian championship nobody plays so poor :(
Stanley (Moscow)
So are we doomed then ?
..or did we not expect anything from tonights game anyway .... before it kicked -off obviously
Chix
Penton, I'm sorry, you were saying about how crap awful Utaka is. Judging him next to Piq and Din, well................... u have lost the plot too.
veccccio
Vec you just proved my point bud - individual players awful, wasting chances, but tactics, in my opinion were near enough spot on. Grant did what he could do with his resources and almost pulled it off.
PFCGino
vec i'm gonna say this once more, individual mistakes does not equal bad tactics, he played the players we have available and our tactics were spot on, we broke down fulham and should have won the game! Grant also took off basinas (the deep holding player) for quincy an attacking player, something neither of the previous managers would have done, proving he has tactic nouse!
pompeym@
Well I must admit to feeling pretty optimistic about this game Chix....feel as flat as witches tit now though....
cornypomp
and i think utaka had a slight injury hence why he wasn't on the bench!
pompeym@
PFCGino Agree
Stanley (Moscow)
I would say that we had nobody who could show a bit of skill and actually put the ball in. On this showing we won't have a hope of survival. Fulham were not playing well and we let them back in the game with a mad five minutes
race
Chix still only 2 wins away from safety, but it's difficult to see when they're going to come.
PFCblue
Gino 4-4-2 is the answer, not diamond, not 4-5-1. James, RB Vanden Borre CB Rocha CB Wilson LB Finnan RM Quincy CM Ohara CM Boateng LM Belhadj or Ritchie ST Utaka(Piquionne) ST Dindane.
veccccio
Only if those around us stay static. A few weeks ago we were talking about overhauling WH and getting out of the reg zone.
cornypomp
Vecccio...Since when did I say Dindane or Piccy were a better choice???? Who the heck are you to tell me i've lost the plot? Go back over every item i've posted tonight and tell me when I posted something that was not backed up by what was happening on the pitch? Vecccio, I hope most on here would think that even if they don't agree with what I am saying. At least I say with forethought and a reasoned insight!...I say it how I see it
pentonpompey
Manager is responsible for picking players in positions. I said at the start that Belhadj at left back is no good. Ben Haim is not a centre half. Cant make these mistakes week in week out. You guys are incredibly naive if you see no tactical errors.
veccccio
Bad tactics , individual erors .. call it what you will but the bottom line is that we are slipping away now .. Although as I said at the top of the article I didn't initially expect anything from this game , it was there for the taking.. you can supplement poor defending if you can score goals .. Unfortuantely we can't .. Dindane, Utaka, Piq, Smith, Webber and probablky Quincy do not have what it takes week in weeks out.. and looking at our midfielders .. who of that motley crew chips in .. Boatent and Belhadj on the odd occassion.. We are not gonna stay up if we don't score .. and sadly after all those chances tonight it just makes you wonder where the goals are gonna come from.. maybe there's a 20 a season striker out there withiut a contract !


Gentle Reminder - PLEASE DONíT MENTION THE LEEDS GAME
Chix
We have discussed utaka before Penton. You made your thoughts clear.
veccccio
On the bright side we're only 2 points behind where we were in the 'great escape' year' :-)
PFCblue
maybe there's a 20 a season striker out there without a contract....yeah right, and Danny Azougi's my uncle!!
cornypomp
I say get rid of Grant, give Groves a go. Save the wages. Avram Grant has not got what it takes.
veccccio
You're right Vecccio we have, but that's not what you based your opinion on!...And judging by your opinion of anyone who doesn't agree with you tonight; you'd be better off on other forums who use abuse instead of reasoned argument...
pentonpompey
To beat teams, you have to get round the back of defences with quick or tricky wingers. Whats wrong with Ritchie on the wing, whats wrong with Belhadj on the wing? All crosses against Man City and Fulham came from in front of the defence. Its no good. I think the best form of defence sometimes is attack. Which we dont do.
veccccio
Im not arguing Penton, Im debating with u all, I am on your side. Sorry if I came across agressive mate.
veccccio
Great manager veccccio in action :)))) Rocha - you don't even know his condition, Quincy - just stupid player.When he was in Spartak he has crazy speed,now he has nothing.Belhadj LM - no comments
Stanley (Moscow)
I respect your opinion Stanley. Thanks for your input.
veccccio
Belhadj has to be played LM or not at all.
veccccio
I ain't sure Quincy can be fully judged as a Pompey player, he has only featured for about 30 mins so not fair to judge yet. As for Grant, I don't think was somuch his tactics, more lack of quality which made it not pay off! How can he help the fact that as much as Dindane tries, he ain't gonna look likely to score, which makes it worse as he is meant 2 b one of our best attackers!
dazza0410
Fact is we sold one of our top scorers last week and he was a defender - it was always going to be a long shot. Like I've said before, the season is about survival as a club now, not survival in the Premiership. We just don't have the quality to stay up. Can we survive as a club and keep Avram to attract the players to rebuild next season?
stillthewhizz
I saw that the Guardian published an article titled 'Chainrai seizes control of Portsmouth' yet when you click on the link it comes up saying'Sorry - we haven't been able to serve the page you asked for' so obviously they have retracted it!
dazza0410
i saw that too daZZA been trying to find it on the main site too cant !! on newsnow yeah
pompeyhussler
yeh it was. Hmmm, well bed as work 7.30 but will be looking out 2mo!
dazza0410
http://footballblips.dailyradar.com/article/balram-chainrai-become-s-portsmouth-s-fourth-owner-in/
cornypomp
http://thepompeychimes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54947

http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=424&fid=203&act=1&mid=2122952064
stillthewhizz
If you type Balram Chainrai into google, in the searches there is a link that goes to the guardian article yet the article ain't there. Yet the summery of the search in google says 'Balram Chainrai become's Portsmouth's fourth owner in a year ... 3 Feb 2010 ... The Hong Kong businessman Chainrai has dramatically seized control of Portsmouth.' Read into it what you like but maybe pulled as the content is wrong??!
dazza0410
http://footballblips.dailyradar.com/article/balram-chainrai-become-s-portsmouth-s-fourth-owner-in/
pompeyhussler
Guardian, 2/3/2010 Balram Chainrai becomes Portsmouth's fourth owner in a year ē Hong Kong businessman takes over Ali al-Faraj's 90% stake ē Creditor had become frustrated at missed payments by club Portsmouth's troubled season took another dramatic twist last night when Balram Chainrai seized control of the club from Ali al-Faraj, effectively making the Hong Kong businessman the fourth owner at Fratton Park this season, following Sacha Gaydamak, Sulaiman al-Fahim and Faraj. Chainrai has taken over the 90% shareholding in Portsmouth that was held by Faraj after becoming frustrated that the club had missed deadlines to repay money he was due for substantial loans he gave to them earlier this season. Chainrai had loaned at least £17m to Faraj to keep Portsmouth afloat through Portpin, the company he owns with his Israeli business partner, Levi Kushnir, and their associates. Those loans were secured against the stadium, the club's future television revenue and Faraj's 90% share. Angered by Portsmouth's failure to make repayments on the finance, despite Portpin continually extending the deadlines, Chainrai's patience ran out yesterday, and he instructed his lawyers to act. Under the terms of the loan Faraj's 90% shareholding in Portsmouth was frozen and passes to Chainrai. It is understood Faraj may have to instigate court proceedings if he wishes to challenge the move. Chainrai had expected to receive a sizeable repayment when the Premier League paid all of its 20 clubs a £7m instalment of television revenue early last month. Portsmouth's, though, was withheld by the governing body as the club's dire financial predicament meant they had been unable to pay transfer monies due to English and European clubs. A proportion of these were paid by the league using the television money. Chainrai travelled to England last month but was unable to secure the repayments. It is thought that he informed Mark Jacob, Portsmouth's executive director, and Daniel Azougy, who oversee Portsmouth in Faraj's continuing absence, of his disquiet then. Speaking to the Guardian last night Chainrai said: "Portpin have made substantial loans to Portsmouth to try and ensure the club's future. Portpin will [now] continue to work for the best interests of the club." Faraj turned to Chainrai for money after his takeover from Fahim, via his investment vehicle Falcondrone Limited, in early October. The deal bought Faraj 90%, while Fahim retained the remaining shareholding and became Portsmouth's non-*executive chairman. Faraj's takeover, though, hit almost immediate difficulties. Faraj and his associates struggled to source the finance to keep the club a going concern. They turned to Chainrai who, through Portpin, provided the loans. It is understood that Chainrai and his associates had continually sought a meeting with Faraj to discuss the issue of repayments. But Faraj, a Saudi Arabian businessman, has never visited Portsmouth since he took over and Chainrai was unable to secure face-to-face talks. Despite being Faraj's lawyer Jacob has also admitted he has never met his client. Chainrai was in London yesterday where he held a series of meetings, before overseeing the move to freeze Faraj's holding in Portsmouth. He finalised that at his central London base, before flying back to Hong Kong in the evening. Portsmouth, who lost 1-0 at Fulham last night, have endured a financially stricken season which has included failing to pay their players on time on four occasions Ė once under Fahim's ownership and on three occasions after Faraj took control. Yesterday the club confirmed the players had finally received their January salaries, five days after last Friday's due day. Portsmouth are also fighting a winding-up petition served on the club by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs before Christmas, which will be heard in the high court on 10 February and could send the club into administration. Portsmouth are due in court to appeal against the petition before the hearing next Wednesday. Chainrai appealed to HMRC to understand the club's financial predicament. He said: "To help Portsmouth succeed we need the support and understanding of Her Majesty's Revenue to work out a solution." Beyond Chainrai, who is said to share the concern of Portsmouth fans regarding the club's direction, Gaydamak is also owed at least £28m, of which a £9m instalment due at midnight last Sunday was missed by Faraj. Gaydamak has described himself as a soft creditor who is currently refusing to demand repayment, as that would almost certainly force Portsmouth into administration. Chainrai, too, wishes to avoid that eventuality. Last night Portsmouth declined to comment. It is understood Gaydamak was unaware of Chainrai's intervention.
stillthewhizz
I'll tell yu.....you just couldn't write this stuff....if you could you'd have to be on acid.
cornypomp
cripes...hope he isn't planning to build a supermarket at the end of Frogmore road
plymouth graham
Hmm it doesn't look good, he'll have looked at the previous three ownerships and noticed that you have to have an endless supply of funds to run this club, so he'll be planning how to make the quickest buck out of the assets.
stillthewhizz
****
Et_tu_Pompeii
SHlT
Et_tu_Pompeii
That's better.
Et_tu_Pompeii
its on newsnow now..someone on one of the other pompey fan sites noticed thatthe original had a March date rather than today
plymouth graham
Tough luck lads thought you dererved at least a point - maybe you'll get it against the 'rags'.
Thaibluefan
Sums it all up. Avram Grants tactics ARE all wrong, going to brothels now is the plan????????
veccccio
As I said earlier. He has go to go!!!
veccccio
Leeds lost 3-1!!
eastneydave
 

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