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Pompey face Plymouth in round 4

Pompey face Plymouth in round 4

We beat Ipswich 1-0 at the weekend and our reward for getting into round 4 is a home draw against another Championship side Plymouth.

With all due respect to Plymouth - as this will not be an easy game at all - I do not think that too many of us will be that unhappy with this draw will we?

As I have lived just outside of Plymouth since 1988 - having left Leigh Park behind as a kid - as the chances of being able to make it to Fratton Park for this game will be slim, but not impossible, had it been at Home Park I would have been laughing... as it is we now have a great chance of making it into round 5 don't we fellas.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday January 7 2008
Time: 1:47PM

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This is a great draw for us. Although I never thought I'd say it but on current form would an away draw have been better?
tracyc
07/01/2008 14:02:00
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The Sports Mail used to refer to this as 'the battle of the Ports' in the days before we played S C U M M E R S on a more regular basis. I wonder how long before they do so again. I've got fond memories of Plymouth. I went to Home Park in 1983 for the 3rd Division title celebs (cost £5 return on the Pompey special train!) and also saw Mark Chamberlain score a brilliant solo goal there in 1989. Not so fondly remembered is kevin Summerfield scoring a late winner for them at Fratton in our promotion winning season in 1987. Memories eh?
The Rabbi
07/01/2008 14:17:00
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Maybe this is our year? There are some more all Premiership ties hot on the heals of the last round - the more Prem teams that go out, surely the more chance we've got? Semi finals with 3 of the 'big' four would be nice - couldn't lose then, eh?
Et_tu_Pompeii
07/01/2008 14:35:00
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We always get a few wins under our belts in cups before we come a cropper against the big 4. I hope we get a bit of luck with the draw this year and find ourselves in the Semis. An away draw at St Mary's in the next round would be my biggest dream.
stillthewhizz
07/01/2008 14:37:00
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I am looking forward to this, Being a green exhiled down the road in the unmentioned city, it is closer for me than my matchday trips to home games.
ArgyleNeil
07/01/2008 14:43:00
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I'm happy with this though, like rug, we shouldn't take too much for granted.
UKTony
07/01/2008 14:50:00
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im pretty happy with this draw, an away tie might have been nice - well certainly for me as it is only 30 minutes down the road for me! - but with the africans away we might even look to playing 4-4-2 more often than not home and away, so not sure it'll make much difference over the coming weeks... if we can get through, and get a bit of luck in the next round the draw might 'open up' for us and it could be our year?
pompeyrug
07/01/2008 15:00:00
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great draw for us - couldnt have been better!!! AT LEAST 7 non-prmiership teams in the next round, mean we could very easily get one then too - and theres noting saying they cant get too the semis either? this could be our year - just so long as we dont get one of the "big 4" that is... oh, and havant potentially have liverpool away - so great for them too!
pompeycarpet
07/01/2008 15:24:00
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if we do get through, and do draw one of the 'big 4' we shouldn't be afraid... on our day we can beat anyone, and on a cup day particularly so... yep, what a draw that would be for havant if they could win, if luton are able to keep players between now and the cup replay they could still surprise liverpool - but you'd expect them to now win wouldnt you...
pompeyrug
07/01/2008 15:29:00
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although i wont be easy, we couldnt have got a better draw. if it was away, the opponent would be really up for it, and if it was a worse team than plymouth then theres a very good chance that the media would build it up, pressure on us. but no-one in the press seems to care about this, im more confident than agaisnt wigan. and another championship team that nugent is used to playing
jbaker
07/01/2008 15:48:00
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