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Testing Anfield Trip In Store

Testing Anfield Trip In Store

POMPEY LOOK TO SWIM AGAINST THE TIDE AT ANFIELD

Pompey look to turn around their away form tomorrow against the side with the best home record in the Premiership.

Recent defeats have sobered many fans visions of grandeur fuelled by early success at Middlesborough and Charlton. Defeats at Chelsea and Man U go hand in hand, Spurs always get given a dodgy penalty at the lane, and although we could have expected something at St. James` history again says we come away empty handed.

In fact this season is slipping into familiar Pompey style, go away, get stuffed, come home. Our early success on the road however propelled us into the top four; somewhere we still sit at the time of writing, although its strong home form that`s kept us there.

Liverpool are mirroring Pompey in many ways, strong at Anfield, khazi on the road. So if the mighty Liverpool don`t like it on the road, maybe the way to beat them at Anfield is to play like we are at home, attack from the off and go for it. If we expect to lose or pinch a draw, that`s exactly what will happen, so why not throw caution to the wind? We are tipped to get nothing, so if we go for it and lose, then sod it, but if we go for it and give Liverpool a smack on the nose in their own back yard, that will do me.

Newcastle has had its drawbacks though, Stefanovic finally admitted defeat to injury and will now be missing for the next few weeks, Davis took a kick in the groin and looks a major doubt, Lua is again carrying a knock just as he looked like approaching full fitness, and Matt Taylor jarred his back, although reports out of Fratton say it easing fast. So far there is no sign of Griffin coming back, Duffy is at Coventry and Pamarot is already standing in at right-back for the absent Glen Johnson, left-back looks a real concern.

Fernandes and Hughes will fight for a rare start if Davis is forced to dip out, and Kranjcar and Douala will probably be looking to make an impact from the bench.

King Kanu will probably carry the goal scoring hopes again, but who knows maybe a midfielder or defender could burst the net on Merseyside!

(Memo to Le Tissier:- stop tipping Pompey, it works better when you predict us to lose)

Play up Pompey
Paul

I KNOW THE PREVIEW IS GOING ON AFTER THE MATCH BUT PAUL IS HAVING PROBLEMS HIS END AND I'VE ONLY JUST BEEN SENT AN E-MAIL ASKING ME TO PUT THIS ON!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday November 30 2006
Time: 1:00AM

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To be honest if we would have attacked Liverpool I think we would have lost. This time I think Harry got it right, definitely wrong against Newcastle who we really should have had a good go at. Still we cannot complain - if any Pompey fans do, they should put on white coats and call the nut brigade.
pompeygray
30/11/2006 05:23:00
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If Liverpool had taken the chances they would have won, so not attacking on this occassion was a good thing, Liverpool are a different proposition to Chelsea and United, trying to contain them is different. Containing Newcastle should have been achievable though, but having said that we shouldn't have been looking to just contain the toon should have been looking for more...
pompeyrug
30/11/2006 09:39:00
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I WON £37 EXCELLENT TACTICS HARRY
russellm
30/11/2006 11:42:00
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Fantastic point away, but no need to get carried away!!! You're only 5 points from 11th!!
BaldyYid
30/11/2006 13:14:00
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only 16 points from safety yiddo, thats everyones first thought still
paultsmouth
30/11/2006 17:30:00
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A lot higher than your lot yid.
storagematt
30/11/2006 19:47:00
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We have Arsenal soon and the way to play them is really have a go. Before that though it's Villa & Everton at home, difficult games so the best thing for me was another clean sheet, GJ should be back for the Everton game so things are looking up.
russellm
30/11/2006 20:59:00
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It's the high point of every season to get that shed you call a ground and watch Villa beat Harry the scummer.
Hoss The Villain
01/12/2006 08:35:00
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Should be an excellent game on Saturday, got a feeling we'll turn you over after our inept performance on WEednesday
DeanoVilla
01/12/2006 16:24:00
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sorry hoss, don't recall your lot getting much at fratton at all, nice to see visions of grandeur clouding your thoughts after one half decent start, remember where you finished last year? right next to us
paultsmouth
01/12/2006 22:00:00
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