Date:Saturday November 1 2008
Tony Adams takes charge of his first match at Fratton Today, Pompey fans made their feelings clear last week against Fulham and we got our man.
Tony Adams has declared that he wants Pompey to be a passing team, music to most peoples ears, we have got used to a brand of football under Redknapp, and its good to hear that Tony has similar principles, in his own words 'I've got to watch it after all'
The dust is settling on 'the departure', its more about who is fit again now, rather than what HR will do at Spurs, the sooner what he does at WHL remains at London, rather than dominating our thoughts the better, we are Pompey after all.
Glen Johnson may make a welcome return today, he is not a definite starter, but is in the frame, Pamarot has deputised ably, but Johnson gives something extra going forward.
John Utaka is making all the right noises again, he put in a much more commited performance at Anfield, and if he can add a work ethic to his game, we may have the same dynamism down the right that we have on the left, and that would be worth watching!
Sol still has tight hamstrings, but Kaboul is looking the part in his abscence, playing in the middle rather than midfield is what he is made for.
Kranjcar will be on the bench once more, and this is where he expects to remain for a while, he is the first to admit he is nowhere near ready to start, but a match wining cameo awaits in the dugout.
Defoe will return upfront, his abscence on Wednesday raised a few eyebrows, but we were 15 mins from a great point, he will play more than he misses, but may get used to a subs role away from home at some of the stronger teams.
Put in a shift on Wednesday, but consistency has been his achilles, if Tony can get the best out of him, he can take all the plaudits.
Wigan a in free-fall at the moment, losing 4 on the bounce, but anyone who saw them run Liverpool close recently will be aware of the threat they pose, 2-1 up with 11 men, it was only when Valencia walked that they lost their way.
Valencia has returned to the side since Anfield, and both he and Zaki pose a big challenge, with old 'cauliflower arse' Heskey, Wigan are on the lookout for goals and a much needed result.
The surprise package in the Premiership this year, goals are flowing freely, and Zaki is the fulcrum.
We've both conceded 15 so far, Pompey did let in 10 of those in just 2 games though, Wigan can score, but are leaking at the back.
Russell Brand (Ross on Sea)
Tony Adams is looking for a first 3 points as the main man, will today be the day?
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Sunderland up North
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Date:Saturday November 1 2008
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