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Pompey draw Leeds at Fratton

The draw for the 2nd round of the carling cup has been made and Pompey have a home tie against league one side Leeds - it is still strange saying that about them!

On the face of it this looks an 'easy' match, but Leeds will be very keen to upset their Premiership opponents to advance further in the cup to bring them some much needed cash - however provided we put out a 'proper side' then we really should beat them.

We famously beat them in the FA cup about a decade ago, but the last cup meeting between the two sides - well the last one I can think of - came in the league cup in the 2004/05 season when we beat them 2-1 at Fratton. We went on to the quarter final that season before crashing out to Watford 3-0 I recall.

Before that one the last cup tie I can remember against them came in the FA cup when they spanked us 5-1 at Fratton in the late 90's. I think we took the lead through Luke Nightingale but it went down hill from there.

Since then we have spanked them at Fratton in the Premiership the season they went down.

Yep, it is a potential 'banana skin' but we should do enough to get through and keep alive our hopes of winning a domestic cup. My thinking is - as much as it may be viewed as a 'Mikey mouse cup' - I would happily see Pompey win it.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2007

Time: 11:43PM

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Leeds still need to recover from the -15 (-12 now) points start. They'll not care one bit about this cup game.
Lysimachus
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17/08/2007 00:09:00

i disagree mate as surely a win will give them the chance of drawing another prem side, hence bring in some more much needed cash...
pompeyrug
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17/08/2007 00:22:00

And recognition. 'We should be put back in the Premier League' I can imagine their fans cry. We'll surely prevent this, I hope.
Lysimachus
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17/08/2007 00:36:00

Ive always had a soft spot for Leeds, gutted their all the way dwn there. Def goin 2 the game!
CharlieChimes
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17/08/2007 07:09:00

Just as I predicted in the previous article Leeds. Should be a betting man. Leeds will be up for it no problem forget 15 point penalty.
eastneydave
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17/08/2007 09:18:00

yep you certainly did mate - good call!
pompeyrug
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17/08/2007 09:21:00

Our days of losing to losers should be well and truly over. Anything but an overwhelming win against that git Bates team should be seen as disgraceful. The 15 point deduction should inspire some amusing chants hopefully.
Et_tu_Pompeii
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17/08/2007 10:39:00

yep, football fans love to get the boot in when they can with their chants dont they :)
pompeyrug
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17/08/2007 12:07:00

This game comes in between the away games at Chelski & Arse. I think a win by the reserves is enough.
storagematt
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17/08/2007 19:14:00

We have a chance to win this comp so i think we should go for it, its a squad game and apparently we are a squad team now, so one for Kanu to start, maybe could be a good game for Linvoy to start in, if Nugent hasnt scored it would be an ideal game for him. me and the boy will be going
russellm
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17/08/2007 21:15:00

'arry wants a successful season and wants europe, winning this will get us in - lets go all out in both cups as we 'only' have to win, what 5 or 6 matches in each to do that - thats alot easier than the 38 in needed in the prem to get in the top 5, 6 or maybe 7 :)
pompeyrug
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18/08/2007 00:25:00

LEEDS ARE LIKE FINLAND - MINUS 15
pompeygray
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18/08/2007 04:15:00

A COMPASS HAS MORE POINTS THAN LEEDS - DO DA DO DA
pompeygray
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18/08/2007 04:18:00

THERE WAS A TEAM FROM LEEDS, WHO TRIED TO GROW LIKE SEEDS, BUT WHEN THE GOING GOT TOUGH, AND THEY WEREN'T GOOD ENOUGH, THEY DISAPPEARED LIKE WEEDS.
pompeygray
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18/08/2007 04:26:00

 

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