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Pompey v Wimbledon

Tony Adams has spoken to the News ahead of this Saturdays game against Watford, describing them as similar to the Wimbledon of the 80`s.

'We've got a very tough game coming up against Watford. They're a very direct team. I saw them recently playing Newcastle in the Carling Cup and they're a throwback to the Wimbledon days. They are very, very direct.

'I don't like talking about opponents. I don't think it's right when you hear managers talking about other teams. But you've got to be honest - they are a direct team. I think anyone would say that. Have I encountered anything like them before recently? No - they're certainly not Arsenal.

'They don't mess about with it. They put balls in there. They work on getting the second ball, on throw-ins and corners. I've already prepared the boys. I spoke to the centre-halves and told them to get ready with their tin helmets!'

'So we can practise on that, for sure. We can talk about that, show videos, and go out on the training pitch and practise keeping teams out of the box. It's going to be very important not to give fouls away. Dejan fouled Moritz Volz when he was running away from the goal last Saturday. There's no need to go in. You stay on your feet. He was going nowhere.'

'Fulham dropped off last Saturday, but Watford will hold a high defensive line. So maybe we can work players from wide areas against them. I saw Newcastle's Damien Duff and James Milner do well against them. So that might be the way forward.'


Could that mean a start for David Thompson?




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Date:Thursday November 16 2006

Time: 10:20AM

Your Comments

Probably not a tag Watford will mind if they can achieve half of what the crazy gang did. It's a game we must win, we have to beat the likes of Watford at home. I like Thompson, and thought he did well in the couple of minutes he had the other day, not sure he'll start Saturday though? Depends on Gary O'Neill's fitness I guess...
pompeyrug
Wont Fernandes start if Garys unfit??
CharlieChimes
Just trying to stir up crap ahead of the game! Watford are trying on the whole to keep the ball down and play!! Not working too well bless em!! but they're trying!
BaldyYid
BaldyYid now now, This is a must win game for us so i think we will be nervous to start. we need another clean sheet so if they play like Wimbledon, the defense we have available is more than competent to deal with that. Charlie Chimes I understand that Fernandes is not yet considered maximum fit but i agree with you and think that this could be the game that he shines, if we get a lead maybe even Krunchie will get to play.
russellm
Dont think we need Thompson for this game, i must admit i'm not much of a DT fan, from what i have seen there's lots of running around, chiipy tackles and Richard Hughes style wild shots. It seems to me he's the defensive midfield player you need when you have a lead and your trying to break up the your opponents fight back.
russellm
Sadly I remember too much of Wimbledon in the late 70, 80 & 90s. No doubt Watford will play to their strenghts but that aint good enough to stay in the prem.
storagematt
You have to back Watford to go back down. The only problem for us on that issue is that we couldn't beat other relegation candidates like Leicester and Wolves when they went down either.
pompeygray
 

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