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Taylor targets positive result

Taylor targets positive result

With the international break in full swing things have been pretty quiet with Pompey, but during this time Matty Taylor seems to have become a Pompey spokesman with him speaking to Pompey Site regularly.

As well as Arsenal did play Pompey's last performance against them was very disappointing, so Taylor is demanding that we get back to our best and get a positive result against Liverpool on Saturday 'we've got Liverpool at home next and we need to make sure we get a positive result.

'It will be tough though. Liverpool have got a fantastic side and a lot of people are tipping them to be champions this year.

'It was a disappointing performance against Arsenal but the other performances so far this season have been pretty good'.

Yep, Liverpool will be a tough match and unlike last season when we beat them 2-1 they will not be fielding an under strength side. But weakened side or not I still feel that if we get back to our positive best we can beat Liverpool, as we can any other side at Fratton.

We have made Fratton a fortress in recent times, so we have to make sure that we keep it that way.

On the subject of the Liverpool match, if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here.

Taylor also spoke about his own potential future involvement with England. His attitude and response were first class in my thinking, as he said he was more interested in how Pompey are doing and is only interested in playing well for Pompey at this point in time.

Should he find his consistency level of last season he will get his England chance by the end of the season I feel certain of this.

Roll on Saturday - as much as I enjoyed the England game at the weekend and will clearly want more of the same against Russia on Wednesday I just want to get things going with Pompey again now though.


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Date:Monday September 10 2007
Time: 4:45PM


A positive performance, all out have a go at them from the start.
10/09/2007 18:04:00
Why not? We have proved more than a match on our own patch, only Arsenal and Chelsea come expecting to win, all the others struggle
10/09/2007 18:37:00
As long as Matty does not insist on bloody shooting from all angles and all distances we should be fine. He seems to have got it into his head that all goals have to be smashed in, unlike Arsenal who pass the ball into the net, just keep your head Matty.
10/09/2007 18:37:00
sorry ownes pompey, he is actually GOOD at smashing them in, and watching them go in is just what makes being a football fan so good isnt it? arsnal pass the ball into the net, but everyso often, you just need to have a good old nglish smash - and theres none better than matty at that. We Can beat liverpool, but they are looking impresive, so i wont get my hopes up - that said, i cant wait to watch nugent net his first goal ;-)
10/09/2007 19:10:00
there is a right and wrong to to have a crack tho isnt there and some of matty efforts against arsenal were just ridiculous... we can beat liverpool, so long as we are positive in our approach we have enough to get at them, we just have to keep it tight at the back and dont give away sloppy goals...
10/09/2007 19:13:00
Carpet i agree when Matty gets it right it is fantastic, but against Arsenal in particular it was embarrasing, and he should remember to put the ball in the box sometimes. If i was Kanu or Benjy etc. i would get a bit cheesed off if my left wing back just kept knocking it past the post or in row z.
10/09/2007 19:33:00
I agree he has got to mix it up, knowing when to do it is what make a great footballer though! We need a performance on Saturday.
L L Blue
10/09/2007 19:46:00
sorry, i didnt really see many of his "shots" - as they went shown on MoTD - and i agree he has to mix it up a bit - but its still nice to have some long range shooting in a game...
10/09/2007 19:53:00
Right you are and when you chuck Pedro in the mix we have two players who can really give it a bang. Remember Bobby Doyle eastneydave, he used to give it a crack, mind you the ball generally ended up in the freight yard at Fratton Station.
10/09/2007 20:01:00
ah railfreight doyle, those were the days. owenspompey stick to your guns you are right about Taylor and pedro in fact, they do get a bit silly sometimes..... but sometimes....
10/09/2007 20:55:00
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