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Pompey Back At Fortress Fratton

Pompey Back At Fortress Fratton

POMPEY AND VILLA TO KEEP ON SURPRISING?

Villa have performed similarly to Pompey so far this season, surprising many with a fine start after finishing just off the relegation spots last term. This time round both teams are setting the pace in the euro running, early days, but we are both still up there with everyone waiting for the bubble to burst and the slide to begin.

Pompey will be buoyed by their point at Anfield, a first point on the road for well over a month, while Villa slipped up at home to Manchester City, both games went against current form, so Pompey will definitely be the happier campers.

I must admit I think this will be Pompey's biggest test at home so far this season, Petrov and Barry are both players that were very close to coming through the Fratton doors in the summer, and both are proving why Harry Redknapp was so keen to sign them by starting the season in fine form.

Agbonlahor will carry the main threat up-front with another alleged one time Pompey target Milan Baros hoping to displace Angel in partnership.

There are rumours coming out of Fratton Park that Glen Johnson could be pushing for the first team squad again, although I feel Saturday may come too soon.

Pompey's injury list didn't seem to lengthen too much on Wednesday, Pedro Mendes should recover from his knock and Sean Davis has recovered from his groin injury, so we are close to full strength again although several players may be flagging a bit from the mid-week game.

Pompey will definitely be a bit more ambitious than the two games on the road, and if we can score first I think another three points could well be on the way again at fortress Fratton!

Play up Pompey
Paul


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday December 2 2006
Time: 2:05AM

Comments

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Villa might fall away whilst they have no money to spend till Jan, but you might be able to strengthen quicker. With a shrewd manager and the right backing, Pompey might yet sneak a UEFA Cup place - that would be amazing!
mdjw_41
02/12/2006 02:07:00
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this could be a draw , goaless for my fantasy league would be great news !
PUREGOLD
02/12/2006 07:26:00
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Your playin well at the moment and fully deserve to be where you are, however i feel you are just as likely to fall away as ourselves. Good luck for tody, ill take a draw.
mackaavfc
02/12/2006 07:50:00
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I doubt the pundits will think this will be a classic game but with Villa looking more confident and attacking on the road and Pompey performing better at home it could be an entertaining game. I wonder whether the BBC will still show us last even though it is a table topping clash?
Hoss The Villain
02/12/2006 09:43:00
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pompey to keep a clean sheet, campbell to play 90 mins and not get carded, and kanu to score as many goals as he can without getting booked and hopefully playing 90 mins too please! (fantasy football deserves to give me a good card for once!)
pompey pessimist
02/12/2006 09:46:00
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i still rememvber when we beat you 2-1
swfcowls
02/12/2006 10:24:00
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2-1? would that be when you went down?
paultsmouth
02/12/2006 10:40:00
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Yes they went down & we went up. Sod off you stupid owl.
storagematt
02/12/2006 12:05:00
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My first Villa game was at Pompey. 2-2 in the FA Cup 3rd Round 1998 (?)
Tierney
02/12/2006 17:08:00
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And repeated my friend. That day the very average Aussie named after the beer (FOSTER) scored both for Pompey - both deflections. He is now a top commentator in Sydney with SBS TV Network.
pompeygray
02/12/2006 21:25:00
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