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The hat-trick completed

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
Date:Saturday October 13 2007
Time: 10:59PM

Comments

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What about Lewis Hamilton for next weekend?
Aamir
13/10/2007 23:07:00
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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
13/10/2007 23:11:00
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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
14/10/2007 00:26:00
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And England winning in Sri Lanka.
storagematt
14/10/2007 08:25:00
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Matt, England lost the match in SL. Rocky, I think the article means 3 good weekends in a row.
Aamir
14/10/2007 08:53:00
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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
14/10/2007 10:49:00
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england may have lost in sri lanka but they won the series...
pompeyrug
14/10/2007 10:50:00
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surely this must have been the 4th or 5th good weekend n a row for pompey/country shouldnt it?
pompeycarpet
14/10/2007 19:20:00
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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
14/10/2007 19:55:00
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Exactly, they won, the series.
storagematt
14/10/2007 21:34:00
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