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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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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?
07/01/2008 14:02:00
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
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?
07/01/2008 14:35:00
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.
07/01/2008 14:37:00
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.
07/01/2008 14:43:00
I'm happy with this though, like rug, we shouldn't take too much for granted.
07/01/2008 14:50:00
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?
07/01/2008 15:00:00
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!
07/01/2008 15:24:00
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...
07/01/2008 15:29:00
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
07/01/2008 15:48:00
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