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Pompey to Give Man U the Blues?

Pompey to Give Man U the Blues?

POMPEY TO GIVE MAN U THE BLUES?

Old Trafford looms large on the horizon once again, results don`t tend to tilt towards Pompey favourably at the theatre of nightmares, the last win 49 years ago is testimony to that statistic.

Pompey`s superb start to the season built mainly on the defensive stability at the back will have to re-organise this weekend, Linvoy`s dodgy hamstring has seen to that, and Glen Johnsons`s thigh puts him also in doubt, this could see a surprise recall for Andy O`Brien to partner Sol, and for Pamarot at right-back. Pamarot will certainly have his work cut out trying to keep a rampant Ronaldo quiet, the Portugese has been in scintillating form since the world cup, and Master Rooney seems to have rediscovered his midas touch at just the wrong time also.

But hang on, don`t we have the Premierships top scorer in Kanu? Unlikey it may have seemed at the start of the season, but seven goals speak for themselves, and don`t we possess one of the Premierships most competent midfielders in Mendes? Pedro is worth a 7 out of 10 score in every game he plays and will be looking to add to his collection of long range beauties again come Saturday afternoon.

Early indications are pointing to a 4-1-4-1 formation against Fergies men, Kanu to warm the bench, and the ever willing Benjani to plough a lonely furrow up-front, with Fernandes to step into midfield with Davis and Mendes to play in front of the back four. This may look negative on paper, but Pompey have the ability to break at pace, and also a strong looking attacking bench to exploit tired legs late in the second half.

Much will depend on which Manchester United turn up on Saturday, the team which is setting the pace in the Premiership, or the lacklustre complacent team of Wednesday night who lost out in Copenhagen , much will also depend on the carnival surrounding Alex Fergusons 20th anniversary in charge and how this will over shadow proceedings on the pitch. I wish Fergie all the best for his celebrations, but hope they will be soured by a blue crest on the Old Trafford pitch.

P.S memo to Pamarot, look out for that Ronaldo bloke, he tends to run at you.


Play up Pompey
Paul


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Date:Saturday November 4 2006
Time: 2:47PM

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Comments

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Good luck Pompey. coz you aree gonna neeed it, they will thrash ya, if you are no carefull.
wei, wu and shu
04/11/2006 15:12:00
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have you seen the team we are putting out ? There is no speed or mobility in the defence we are probably going to get stuffed 4-0. if we sit back we will get hammered. Why are we playing the loan non scoring striker.
russellm
04/11/2006 15:17:00
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two nil down already!!
VitalPompeyAdmin
04/11/2006 15:18:00
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2 minutes mr mobility gives away a penalty. we are up for a tonking here
russellm
04/11/2006 15:18:00
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5? 6?
VitalPompeyAdmin
04/11/2006 15:20:00
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your bloody right it's on 5 live
russellm
04/11/2006 15:20:00
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somebody said i was on the box, i thought it was 4 pm kick off
russellm
04/11/2006 15:21:00
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lol yer they are just having a warm up match
VitalPompeyAdmin
04/11/2006 15:24:00
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somebody said IT (as in the game) was on the box.
russellm
04/11/2006 15:25:00
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whats clear from the various pundits Paul is that Dejan cannot continue as captain and he is simply not mobile enough for this level. According to sky he is not leading the line, and is allowing Gary Neville of all people to stand around 6 yards out of our area, Dej needs to get a grip.
russellm
04/11/2006 15:38:00
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