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Pompey debate of the day (24/08/07)

Pompey debate of the day (24/08/07)

Today's hot topic of debate for the fellowship of Vital Pompey, is surrounding tomorrow's match with Chelsea - on the subject of this, if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here.

Harry Redknapp has said on the Pompey Site that Pompey will have to 'keep it tight' against Chelsea, but how tight is tight - what does that really mean? Will it mean being completely negative - as we have seen so much away from Fratton recently - or could it mean keeping it tight but with a genuine chance of looking to win, playing a 4-4-2 formation for example.

So the question is, how tight is tight - what sort of formation do you see Redknapp adopting?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday August 24 2007
Time: 10:40AM

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He will play very defensively until SWP opens up the defense like a can opener and delivers the killer cross for the first goal, then he will have to push up, I'm thinking 2 or 3-1. See you tomorrow!
Westl
24/08/2007 11:32:00
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Chelsea's form has been indifferent so far. Campbell should be fit I hear. Solid at the back not ultra defensive is the way for me flat back for with a solid holding player in front and try to attack them with the pace we possess. 1-1.
eastneydave
24/08/2007 12:17:00
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having sol back will be a huge bonus an will hopefully mean 'arry will go with a 4-4-2. keeping 2 players up front will cause chelski problems, utaka's pace will frighten the life out of them... maybe head ruling heart but i still fancy us for a 2-1 win!
pompeyrug
24/08/2007 12:34:00
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usually keeping it tight means 4-5-1 to Harry but that didn't work against united they were all over us till we switched to 4-4-2. then we got to play a big part in the game. We should go 4-4-2 as you need to give the so called big teams something to think about otherwise they'll just pick you apart. That said i expect Harry to go with the 4-5-1 thats failed us so often aginst the likes of Chelsea and United.
Steve C
24/08/2007 16:16:00
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I hope that HR will not fall back into his old failing away from home. New players new tactics I say Steve C.
eastneydave
24/08/2007 16:21:00
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If we go defensive the usual defeat will incur, I feel go at them and sod it
paultsmouth
24/08/2007 19:12:00
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I say go for it! Everyone is expecting us to lose, so why not give an attacking option a try 4-4-2.
L L Blue
24/08/2007 22:23:00
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You can't defend for 90 minutes against the likes of Chelsea. If we go into the game defensively we will lose and can't win, so why not give ourselves a chance of winning, no matter how small.
pompeygray
24/08/2007 23:33:00
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i can accept losing if we had played well and had a go. i know it can be frutrating losing when you dont deserve to but it is even worse losing knowing you were crap and deserved to. chelski are not untouchable like they once were, 2-1 to pompey... if we a not completely defensively minded!
pompeyrug
24/08/2007 23:47:00
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