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Pompey face Preston in the cup

Pompey face Preston in the cup

The draw for the 5th round of the FA cup has seen us drawn against Preston with the match taking place at Deepdale - so if fit and selected Dave Nugent will be making a quick return to his old club.

With only 6 top-flight teams - including ourselves - left in the draw we had a good chance of avoiding a premier league side and we managed this. Chelsea and Liverpool would be 'expected' to go through, but with United facing Arsenal this will give us an even better chance of glory... providing of course we overcome Preston.

Again this will not be an easy game by any means, but I would 'expect' us to win and this is a draw that I am not unhappy with at all to be honest.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday January 28 2008
Time: 1:50PM

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I will settle for that!! Long trip but ok.
eastneydave
28/01/2008 13:52:00
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most certainly - it will not be easy but we 'should' win... united or arsenal will fall, so if we can get through and get a favorable quarter final draw we can start dreaming big time!
pompeyrug
28/01/2008 13:55:00
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We almost seem to be having a 'charmed life' so far in the cup this year. Makes me get my hopes up!
tracyc
28/01/2008 14:13:00
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Also a chance to ask PNE for a refund on Nugent under the 'trade description act'.
storagematt
28/01/2008 14:14:00
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Not bad & all the African players will be back by then Looking at the draw, still a chance to face Southampton in the Quarter-Finals
yellowcheesemonkey
28/01/2008 14:18:00
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Nice short trip at last, we could go all the way this year if we really go for it, come on Pompey, scum in the next round please unless they get hammered.
Owenspompey
28/01/2008 14:25:00
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Bit Harsh about Nugent Matt? Give the lad chance, he will come good, just think people underestimate how hard it is to make the step up to the Prem. Even Benji has said the game is mauch fatser in the prem than abroad, and the proffesional players underestimate that, so maybe you are underestimating it too. Dont hang him yet, given time im sure he will come good.
Midge
28/01/2008 14:35:00
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As you say, rug; could have been worse. We ought to be confident of progressing to round 6.
UKTony
28/01/2008 14:57:00
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Gleamer said he was going to Preston - sooner than he thought. Owens you want to play the winner of the carrot-crunchers derby in the quarters eh! We shall see - but with Middlesboro at Sheff Utd and Manure v Arsenal there might be only 4 Prem teams in quarters. That is not good for our Euro chances as winners or runners up get a place and if they are NOT both above us there will be one less place to play for in the leagu.
eastneydave
28/01/2008 16:20:00
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We have played Preston three times before in FA Cup but always at Fratton, winning two and loing the other. In 1939 we played them in the Quarter Final on the way to winning the cup - omen or not?
eastneydave
28/01/2008 16:26:00
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