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Pompey Will be a Walkover

Pompey Will be a Walkover

Pompey Will be a Walkover

If Egyptian striker Mido is anything to go by, Pompey will be easy pickings today, he`ll probably get a hat-trick and Sol Campbell will hang up his boots at the end of the match after getting the run around all match from magnificent Mido. Pompey fans and stats may beg to differ, Sol has been colossal alongside Linvoy Primus so far, Kevin Nolan`s sublime volley being the only goal to breach the blues defence thus far. And as for Mido? Four games, no goals.

Harry Redknapp was infuriated by the comments and has pointed that these words will be all the motivation Pompey will need come Sunday, that and the fact that Uriah Rennie un-justly handed Spurs the points last season for a somewhat contentious penalty.

This season and the tables have been turned, it`s Pompey in the champions league places, and Spurs one place off the trap-door to the championship. Okay only six games have passed, but Pompey are playing their best football for three years, the defence hasn`t looked so sure since DeZeeuw and Primus combined to help Pompey reach the summit in the first place, and Spurs look woefully short up-front even with Keane, Defoe and the mouthy Egyptian to choose from, Berbatov promises to shine but has struggled with injury so far.

Andy (sorry Andrew) Cole can expect to be on the bench at least today, probably next to Lua Lua as Redknapp will surely keep faith with the same eleven who so far have exceeded expectations.
Fernandes looked good in his cameo appearance last Monday, and will be leaning on Davis and Mendes for a midfield berth in coming games. Ironically for a team who really struggled up-front last term, every goal this season has come from a striker, so when the midfield starts chipping in we could be in for a real treat.

Given their current positions, Pompey would start as favourites in some eyes, but Spurs should provide us with our biggest test so far, this is virtually the same team who narrowly missed out on Champions league football last May, and from what I have seen of them so far, with better finishing in front of goal could have won at least a couple of more games.

My prediction? Spurs 0 Pompey 2

Sticking my neck out a bit, but hopefully Campbell will shut Mido`s mouth, and as we are playing a footballing side, or counter attacking style will bear fruit with a couple of goals.

Play up Pompey

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Date:Sunday October 1 2006
Time: 10:15AM


come on lads
01/10/2006 10:16:00
i think this will be a hard match today and if i was offerd a draw i would take it!
01/10/2006 10:17:00
Mido's should let his football do the talking. Long may their league goal drought continue.
01/10/2006 10:41:00
i agree Les, but wouldnt win be great. Sid the heameroyid will no doubt visit us soon
01/10/2006 11:43:00
you will not be a team is really. unless you're a club like man u or whatever. but nevertheless....good luck...this is your season...
01/10/2006 11:55:00
You will beat the Spurs today, I am sure that Spurs will come good eventually but it won't be today, good luck Pompey!
01/10/2006 11:59:00
cheers mate, i'm well up for this one!
01/10/2006 12:03:00
'bout time we gave this cockrel a good stuffing!
01/10/2006 12:22:00
Quote........ I agree Les, but wouldnt win be great. Sid the heameroyid will no doubt visit us soon russellm. Its not Sid the Yid that is the problem its that muppet weststandvoice from the spurs vital site, ar$eho!
01/10/2006 14:40:00
as long as the defence dont through away a penalty on the sh1tface mido we should be able to try and get a point out of them. bolton would have taken a point to us at home and got lucky and got 3, why cant we steal the extra 2 points?! we get it and were back in numero uno position! you know it makes sense! the pessimist says so! :D
pompey pessimist
01/10/2006 15:02:00
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