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Pompey's name on the league cup?

Pompey's name on the league cup?

Pompey will win this season's league cup! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts I completely share.

I have had this strong belief that we will win the league cup this season, and it appears that I am not alone.

So far we have been using our squad fully to get us through, but my thinking is that if we get past Blackburn tomorrow - which will be far from easy - then from the quarter finals onwards we will start seeing more of the regular first team starters, this is not to say that the players coming in are not good enough, as they certainly are and most, if not all will play a major part in our season as it continues to unfold.

Some people look at the league cup and think 'its only the league cup', but when you do not win many trophies you take what you can get and I would be delighted with a trip to Wembley and a league cup final win - lets not forget this gives us that ticket into the uefa cup…

What the poll asked - How far will we go in the league cup?

How you voted - We will win it! 29%, 4th Round - lose to Blackburn 26%, Quarter finals 15%, Semi finals 15%, Final 15%

Current Poll - We go on the road again this weekend for our latest league match, with a current run of three straight away wins - can we do it again?

It is almost certain that Harry Redknapp will stick with the lone striker - again I can still accept this for away games but would still really like to play two strikers when at home - but who will it be, that is what pompeyrug wants to know with this - 'it will almost certainly be '1 up front' against the barcodes - but who?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.


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Date:Tuesday October 30 2007
Time: 8:54AM


Not too sure on this one. Priority is the league & I think it will be a tough game with Blackburn. It may depend on fields the strongest team. They havn't lost since we beat them & another single goal may settle this one.
30/10/2007 12:19:00
How fantastic would it be to go to Wemberley with Pompey? And unlike the FA cup final, where many tickets are given to corporate sponsors and the like, ordinary fans like me get a chance at tickets for the league cup final. Pompey hasn't been to Wembley in my lifetime and its overdue. And theres UEFA cup qualification. Liverpool in the final please!
30/10/2007 12:58:00
blackburn is going to be a real tough task tomorrow, but one i am looking forward to - even more so as i will be there :-) if we can overcome this hurdle, then we are only 2 wins away from wembley...
30/10/2007 14:59:00
0 basicly, we are only 3 wins away from wembly! IF we can win this, and get a good draw - THEN anything could happen. and i would LOVE to go to see pompey play in the best stadium in the world.
30/10/2007 19:12:00
Anything other than a win tomorrow should be looked at as an upset. Blackburn are a team who finished 2 spots behind us last term and who (I still can't figure out why) are enjoying a Uefa cup hurrah this year which ought to have been ours via the Intertoto. The " we're only Pompey " line is wearing a bit thin Arry. We've got the players and they're getting paid accordingly. it's now a matter of getting the most out of them on a week in week out basis. 2-1 Pompey.
30/10/2007 19:36:00
Harry has been targeting the carling cup. blackburn are NOT engoying uefa cup football - having bee knocked out - so they could also be targeting it. BUT, i think that we should win it, as it is at home - irrespective of oposition, i would say we should win.
30/10/2007 22:17:00
Quite right.... I must have blinked lol.
30/10/2007 23:04:00
Toronto4Pompey is right about Harry's lines wearing thin, but to be fair to HR he normally only trots that one out when he's made a tactical fuq up. No automatic spot for UEFA now (i think ???) so it cant be a priority over say 4th maybe 5th in the league, but nice to win a real trophy all the same.
30/10/2007 23:50:00
I think it's next year that they're taking away the League Cup winner's Uefa Cup spot Russ. HR sure made a few tactical fups v West Ham though. Hopefully he'll read those that played the riot act, a la Brian Clough.
yep, im pretty sure the league cup winner gets that uefa cup place this season... 'arry said in the news yesterday that he was putting out a strong side, so he is cerainly in it to win it now isnt he. if we do put out a near full strength side, we should beat blackburn - as good as they are.
31/10/2007 09:51:00
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