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Pompey to see off Spurs!

Pompey to see off Spurs!

Pompey will beat Spurs at the Fortress this weekend! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts that I completely agree with.

We have found it 'tough', to say the least to score at home recently but in all fairness the last 3 league games that have ended 0-0 have been against defensively well-organised sides - Spurs are not that at all... they have been awful defensively this season.

So even if we do not play with a 4-4-2 formation - that many want to see at home - and stick with the 4-5-1/4-3-3 - which many also agree is best suited away from the Fortress - I would be amazed if we cannot score a couple - at least once - against Spurs, that is not to say that I cannot see them failing to score either, as I can. I do think we will score more though as we will get plenty of chances.

I felt we could have beaten West Ham, City and Everton but it was always going to be mighty difficult, whist I am not banking with Spurs being a 'nailed on 3 points' I will be bitterely disappointed if we do not win to be honest.

One thing that we can be sure of is that 'cheat' Didier Zokora will get a 'welcome reception' tomorrow wont he! It will be a reception that he more than deserves after his shocking play-acting that won Spurs a penalty that ultimately won the game at White Hart Lane last season.

I would have been as disgusted with one of our players as I have been with him had they cheated as disgracefully as he had and would not have made exceptions, clearly though it is easier for you to accept - as much as you, well I know I, might not want this - when this goes for, rather than against you...

What the poll asked - Pompey v Spurs?

How you voted - Pompey win 66%, Spurs win 22%, Draw 14%

Current Poll - We are rapidly reaching the half way point of the season, and at the moment things are going fantastically well for Pompey.

We are only a couple of games away from the midway point of the season and so far have 30 points from 16 games, not bad in anybodies books is it? But can we sustain this form, will it dip or will it get even better, so what are you expecting come May - this is what 'whitestones' wants to know with this - 'how many points do you think Pompey will have at the end of the season?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday December 14 2007
Time: 3:10PM

Comments

0
I have this down as 2-2, just can't see it goalless, Both can score, so it should be a good game.
pentonpompey
14/12/2007 15:23:00
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Ahem. You wish. :)
cheddar_green
14/12/2007 15:26:00
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my mentality is that we should go into a season thinking that we 'shouldnt lose to anyone at home' no exceptions... if we lose against spurs i would be more than a tad disappointed, even 'only' getting a point would not leave me too happy... this weekend is a chance to stamp authority over spurs isnt it.
pompeyrug
14/12/2007 15:32:00
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Bit naive, yes Portmouth have played teams recently with a better defence than spurs, but also teams with weaker offence.
Stretch
14/12/2007 15:47:00
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Table doesnt lie, you are a good side this season, but we havent lost at fratton park for 3 years, recording a win and 2 draws, Defoe will start and score is my prediction from a spurs point of view. Don't write us off to easy but I understand your thinking as we had the same train of thought last year!
Shropshire Yid
14/12/2007 15:50:00
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Spurs 12 - Portsmouth 0...maybe
WhiteHartSpur
14/12/2007 15:52:00
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We hadn't won at Villa Park or St James Park for many years until recently! And Pompey are playing spectacularly well right now. Yes we've drawn at home lately, but against teams on better form than Spurs at the moment. Spurs' defence is very leaky and ours is rock solid. Can't see anything other than a good Pompey win, and will be gutted if we don't get it.
tracyc
14/12/2007 15:54:00
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Shropshire Yid, mate you might not have lost at fratton for 3 years but we are a much better side than the team you faced in all of those games...
pompeyrug
14/12/2007 15:57:00
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This will be harder then most think. Obviously we want the win but this Spurs team can hurt you & they can score goals. Very much a case of how out scores who. I doubt if it will be 0-0. And there is the Sol factor. They will give him some serious stick, let's hope he holds his nerve.
storagematt
14/12/2007 16:01:00
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Pompey fans - Getting a bit carried away with 'overperforming' we have finished 5th two seasons in a row, and althought we probably won't this season, alot has changed at the club. If you will be dissapointed at only getting a point, then you are deluded - COME ON YOU SPURS!!!
4721archer
14/12/2007 16:02:00
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