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Abu Dahbi vs. Pompey




Man City v Pompey

Back to the nitty-gritty for two teams competing in Europe on thursday, both have wins to their name and similar Premiership standings.

Vital Quotes:

While Pompey won on Thursday, Man City did likewise in Nicosia, Jo was the man on target, breaking his duck for his new club.
City are now known as the richest kids on the block, their Far-Eastern millions may have come just to late to make a massive impact in the transfer market, but Robinho and Jo didn't come cheap, the former being snatched from under the noses of previous sugar daddy favourites Chelsea.

Abu Dahbi Team News:

Benjani won't get the chance to repeat last seasons goal scoring exploits against his old club, this one has come too soon for him.
Petrov is out with a hamstring injury thankfully, while Michael Johnson is a slight doubt.
Wright-Phillips can show Pompey what they missed out on first hand.

Player to watch: Wright-Phillips

Got to be really hasn't it?

Pompey Team News:

No new injury worries, its just a case of which formation again, Kaboul may return to help out Campbell and Distin after 2 games in a week, if so the wing-back formation looks favourite.
Glen Little will be itching for a first taste of life as a Pompey player, although Utaka may have done just enough to hold his place after Thursday.

Player to watch: Belhadj

Becoming a fans favourite very quickly, his dynamism is going down very well.

Match Facts & Stats

No wins in Manchester for Pompey so far, time for a change?

Ref Watch:

Rick Buckler

Match Prediction:

I'm going to plump for a change and a Pompey win, 3-2 for me! Prediction League

Next Fixtures:

Bloody Chelsea again

The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 20 2008

Time: 8:38PM

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Dijon to do the business again
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20/09/2008 20:40:00

Usual story in Manchester ... City to win
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20/09/2008 21:33:00

Which City will turn up to play against which Pompey that turns up. You can argue all the result options.
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20/09/2008 21:40:00

sorry jack, i think we will ruin your weekend... pompey to win!
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21/09/2008 00:52:00

quality insertion of the predictions league promo there paul by the way :-)
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21/09/2008 00:53:00

Pompey-2 ManC-1
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21/09/2008 00:59:00

Everything about me screams quality Rug!!
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21/09/2008 08:42:00

I'll take a point right now... 2-2 I'm going for ..
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21/09/2008 09:40:00

Belhadj will find himself up against SWP which will test his defensive qualities and maybe stop him getting forward so much. 1-1
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21/09/2008 09:50:00


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