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The hat-trick completed

For a third Saturday running it has been a fantastic weekend - well so far anyway.

This afternoon the fun and games began with Sol Campbell becoming the first Pompey player to start an England match for 23 years - in 53 years to play a competitive one full stop - in England's 3-0 win over Estonia.

By no means was the match a classic but Campbell did okay, doing all that was asked of him - he even went on a run from the back at one point, similar to that made regularly by his Pompey team mate Sylvain Distin and something we had seen from Campbell in England colours before, but nearly a decade back.

Then this evening came the big one in the Rugby world cup, with the semi final between England and the French. England were down with 5 minutes to play, then Johnny Wilkinson did his stuff to see us into the final again as we won 14-9 - who would have thought this after the 36-0 defeat against South Africa a few weeks back eh.

Now South Africa and Argentina meet tomorrow to decide our opponents, surely we cannot retain the world cup… can we?

So the hat-trick was completed - the first weekend we had the amazing 7-4 win over Reading, what a game and what a day! Last weekend we started with the England win over the Aussies in the quarter final of he world cup then of course we beat Fulham 2-0 on the Sunday to extend our own unbeaten run. This weekend, well this.

The hat-trick is fantastic but I am not content with this, I want a quadruple next weekend starting with a third successive away win for Pompey at Wigan followed by a world cup win over whoever.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 13 2007

Time: 10:59PM

Your Comments

What about Lewis Hamilton for next weekend?
Aamir
fair point mate - that too of course, altho tbh im not a follower of grand prix at all so i would just be jumping on the bandwagon if i started claiming it was something that i had...
pompeyrug
Ok, I've had plenty of beers, and I can't read your article that well.....but........England football team win, England rugby team win......how is that a hat trick? Send your answers on the back of a postcard to PO Box, 666.
Rocky7
And England winning in Sri Lanka.
storagematt
Matt, England lost the match in SL. Rocky, I think the article means 3 good weekends in a row.
Aamir
yes Rocky7 try returning when you have sobred up :) this is a continuing theme here mate - Aamir is right it is a third weekend running of high success for club and country...
pompeyrug
england may have lost in sri lanka but they won the series...
pompeyrug
surely this must have been the 4th or 5th good weekend n a row for pompey/country shouldnt it?
pompeycarpet
You spot the difference between our over-paid pampered footballers and our Rugby team? Just watch the national anthems, the footballers look bored silly worrying about getting another £10k a week on top of their £100k, (Rio) and the rugby players sing their hearts out with patriotism. I'm football over Rugby every time, but for proper passion and playing the game for love, there is only one winner, and thet chase eggs.
paultsmouth
Exactly, they won, the series.
storagematt
maybe so pompeycarpet, but this fantastic run started for me at the 7-4 win over reading mate...
pompeyrug
i completely agree with you paultsmouth - yep its football over the egg chasers everyday of the week for me but those fellas play their hearts out for much less than the footballers, half of which - as you rightly point out - dont seem to give a stuff anyway...
pompeyrug
Ditto paultsmouth. See the rugby players are on £80,000 per man to win the world cup, Not even as much as one weeks pay for most of the England football team. Yep, for passion etc it has to be the egg chasers every Day. They'd laugh at some of the footballers 'injuries' wouldnt they?
pompey4me
please thank Sol for keeping JT's place warm :-)
merlin
i agree paultsmouth, but that's probably because i was good at egg chasing and crap at football. Also Rugby has embraced technology and respect for the ref. And if you have a punch up, you sit on the naughty chair for 10 minutes then everybody is friends and goes off to get drunk
russellm
By the way Rug you may recall that Sol went on a short run against us a few of seasons ago and scored with a long drive from a long way out
russellm
i try to forget that as we never deserved to lose that match - that wasnt in their unbeaten season wasnt it?
pompeyrug
 

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