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Match Day Live - Forest v Pompey

Pompey visit The City Ground today to face Forest, 3pm kick off. Join us here on Vital Pompey, if you can, to discuss the game as it unfolds.

Forest line up:
01 Camp
04 Chambers
05 Morgan
16 Gunter
33 Lynch
07 Anderson
15 Cohen
19 Moussi
28 Majewski
10 Earnshaw
20 Tudgay

21 Smith
27 Moloney
08 McGugan
18 McKenna
09 Adebola
11 Tyson
17 McGoldrick

Pompey line up:
01 Ashdown
03 Dickinson
05 De Laet
20 Ward
25 Sonko
04 Mokoena
07 Lawrence
08 Mullins
17 Utaka
10 Nugent
27 Kanu

37 Flahavan
06 Hreidarsson
33 Rocha
36 Kilbey

Ritchie de Laet makes his debut, at right back according to The Pompey Site?

For those of you not at the game - however you are keeping up with events, remembering it is on Express FM for those local to Pompey and 'sometimes' available online via a link found in the forum, why not make a few comments below as the game unfolds.

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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Saturday January 15 2011

    Time: 9:52AM

    Your Comments

    bringing this back regularly now, so do get involved like the 'old days' when we ran this...
    I'm afraid most of my comments wouldn't get past the auto sensor these days. To listen to this one today I'm probably going to have to pay 2.99 and sign up to radio whippet fm - t sound of eastmeedelands ; where't theme from robinood is still noomber 1, for 28 days or something then cancel the payment immediately after the game.
    I wouldn't do that Russell, there's a good chance lafferz will link to the match in his Pompey Live site.
    In fact, it's streaming now. It says Brighton but it'll play todays match...
    Also, and sorry to ram this down peoples throats, but there is about 1 hour left to place a virtual bet on todays game. Find it in the Forums (under Rug's Prediction League), and try out the new Acca betting. I'll stop now!
    Here is the Pompey Team:- Ashdown, Ward, Da Laet, Sonko, Dickinson, Nugent, Mokoena, Mullins, Lawrence, Utaka, Kanu. Subs:- Flahavan, Rocha, Kilbey, Hermann,
    listening to it now Frippy, thanks - fingers crossed they stay with pompey commentary?
    interesting that de laet starts, but at right back?
    Will he play right back or will he play alongside Sonko, with Mokoena playing in the holding role?
    official site said it was at right back?
    Sounds like they got it right, Ward in center midfield?
    unusual, altho if it works...
    thinking ahead to next week this almost assures that ward is out and halford returns, so dicko stays in as halford will move forward?
    Still bin Dickinson, doesn't fill me with confidence ever
    That his first of season?
    king kanu, kanu
    he's older than me and you
    his real age is 62
    king kanu, kanu!!!!
    apparently so?
    Hi guys...who said Kanu's legs had gone???
    who said kanu was ever leggy lol!
    HI All. Ward is having a good game so far. Really is a good underrated player.
    turning into a 'jack or all' isnt he, right back, central defender and now in central midfield, albeit defensive.
    agree Jake, afternoon aswell, growing in stature all the time.
    come on the reddogs
    good start by pompey, we are slow and sloppy our 2nd halfs are usually better
    Had to turn my back to the telly, commentary is around 3 minutes behind real time.
    The wind could play a crucial role in the result as it sounds like its blowing a gale
    Sounds like it was a great goal by Kanu! Mokoena seems to be having a awful game though. Going back to his old ways?
    Get to half time in the lead... will it be a shock to the system..
    A good first half. The players just need to keep their concentration in the 2nd. Another goal would do nicely.
    not following our game plan are we corny, 2 or 3 down at half time then fight back ;-)
    fantastic, come on pompey 45 minutes, mistake free, and we can do them!
    We have to do what we did at the start of the first half and keep the ball and keep their crowd quiet. Hopefully we can sneak one to make it slightly more comfortable!
    More of the same in the second half I hope... sounds like Ward's playing a blinder... I'm pleased about that. Sonko?
    Agreed Rug...they're not following the plan. SC will be giving em a right rollocking :-)
    Kanu and ward are having great games!!
    wardy will be VERY hard done by if cotts leave him out next week!
    get a chance, and take it, on the break and we have it altho we just have to hope we do not start dropping too deep, certainly too soon...
    paultsmouth said we, through lawro, had to target lynch - who many forest fans have down as their weak link - with him now booked we MUST keep on at him too. we failed to do that against solano against hull the other week, lets learn from our failing last time.
    Ward reminds me of a better version of Marc Wilson. Hopefully we can hold onto Ward.
    get what you are saying Jake, and had a thought about a similarity myself. altho i think that is unfair to wilson to say ward is a 'better version'. defensively i would say ward probably is, or will be, better altho coming forward with ability on the ball, and being able to spray it around, wilson is far superior.
    I didn't mean that Wilson was a poor player rug because he was a very good footballer. I just think ward has the potential to be better. He could probably be one of the players of the season. On the other hand: What is sonko doing!!!! Almost let them in!!! No more mistakes.
    How did SC see anything in Sonko!!
    ok Jake, get what you mean. sonko is a donkey, we know it and i assume he does too? if we sign him in the summer i will cry i think...
    ah john, john, john - that 'could' have been the chance on the break we wanted to seal it...PLEASE do not regret that.
    Ref is as bigger donkey as Sonko..
    come on kilbey, another goal would be nice today - utaka would have been handy on the break but sounds like he had a problem?
    this is kevin friend we are talking about... he is MUCH bigger a donkey!
    Nice to see that we have some more discipline than past games though. By this time against brighton we had 1 man sent off and almost 6 players booked!
    Ironic we've got Friend today and Avram's been sacked.
    saying that Mokoena is now suspended for picking up that yellow! Blessing in disguise though in my opinion. He's not been good.
    PLEASE let rocha john rocha be fully fit next weekend as moko is now out after his yellow today, altho how much of a miss will he be? who will be capt?
    lawro, come on mate greedy...
    starting to worry now, bringing the herminator on signals us dropping deeper and deeper?
    think commentators are wrong, herminator is playing at the back i reckon...
    Mullins or Lawrence I reckon Rug. Just stick super ward there instead of Moko rug! Sounds like we have gone very very deep. Concerning...
    we are inviting too much pressure on ourselves - gotta push out when we can...
    NOooooooooooo Its SOnko with the bloody own goal!!
    unlucky pompey, sonko has been quality all game. our home record is looking good for another week.
    sod it... typical sonko eh!!!
    I'll take the draw now!
    phew, off the line by de laet? well done son.
    noooooooooooooooooo. Thats not right.
    Feck>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..would you feckin believe it.
    jesus christ - WHY did we drop so bloody deep...
    did not deserve to lose today altho we brought it on ourselves here at the end...
    totally agree with you rug, a draw would of been a fair result, but thats why we are unbeaten in 32 games at home. unlucky
    Yep..just invited it... well *****ed off! Whatever, we didn't deserve to lose that game.
    the game was ours for the taking when we were 1-0 up, or should i say ours to 'throw away' - and we did!

    i did not go today, stayed at home in devon, but even i could see from here that we were dropping too deep and inviting too much pressure so chances were we would get punished.

    having conceded the equaliser it was criminal that we kept doing this and then ended up getting nothing - gutted, but we brought it on ourselves, right?
    ******!!! So near yet so far.

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