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Pompey to Bounce Back?

POMPEY LOOK TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

After last weeks mauling at Old Trafford, Pompey will be hoping to return to winning ways on the more friendly Fratton turf. We may sit at fourth in the table presently, but not only did last week highlight the gulf between us and the elite, but also threw the spotlight on our lack of depth when injuries hit. Fair enough to lose Primus and Johnson to injuries, but for then a stomach virus to then wipe out Sol as well, and we suddenly start to look very vulnerable at the back after seeming impregnable.

Campbell and Primus should both return against Fulham, but Glen Johnson looks a long term absentee, and his deputy Pamarot is also struggling with a knock. (SOS to Griffin?)

Fulham have surprised a few this season so far, heavily tipped as always for the drop, Fulham look quite comfortable in mid-table and are unbeaten away since the first game of the season.

Seasons past and Pompey normally feature in home wins against Fulham, although the spectre of the 4-4 draw will always stand out in older fans memories!

The feature of Pompey`s season so far has been the ability to bounce back after demoralising defeats, and we must be hoping for more of the same against the cottagers, they play football on the ground and barring Man U, these are the teams Pompey shine against, so hopefully the only happy cottagers in Pompey Saturday night will frequent the public toilets, and not the local pubs!

Play up Pompey!




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Date:Saturday November 11 2006

Time: 12:57PM

Your Comments

Where do you expect to finish come the end of the season?
The Fear
should be an interesting game..fulham will be no pushover..coleman has done wonders there with the maoney etc available to him..quite a tight one I think..............
ernshaw
ok so Harry will play up the game of Anti Niemi but from what i saw, Lomana Lua Lua cost us 3 points with a performance displaying the most selfish, careless attitude to his team even by his standards. Harry should have sub'd him 10 minutes into the 2nd half. To lose 2 points against a fulham team that is clearly not to our level is simply unacceptable, especially when you we have 18 odd corners and on at least 3 occcasions Lua Lua refused to pass to players who were unmarked in the box. he has to be dropped.
russellm
a top ten finish will still represent great progress
paultsmouth
For all the good LL does, the bad outweighs it. We have some top players in the team now & we don't need the odd bit of genius to help us as in the past. he's a liability & we don't look a balanced team with him. Time to say goodbye come January.
storagematt
We are grinding out results so do not expect an easy game.
Cravens
cravens, the Fulham fans i watched the game with i think agreed we blew it, you were not really in it
russellm
A simple LuaLua pass on several occassions would have seen easy tap in or at least better chances for others. Why does he continue to play the game like its all about him, and him only?
pompeyrug
Fulham will hold you to a draw!! been good away from home!!!!
BaldyYid
 

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