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Pompey v Blackburn

After hob-nobbing with the superstars on Thursday evening, Pompey return to the bread and butter of Premiership football against Blackburn.

Vital Quotes:

Pompey suffered heartbreak on Thursday against Milan, a credible draw felt more like a defeat, how Pompey lift themselves is up to Tony Adams, if we can perform any where near that level today, victory should be assured, if we sulk, Blackburn will fancy their chances of a first win in 9.

Pompey Team News:

Defoe and Kranjcar have both returned to full training, Defoe is the more likely to figure, but Kanu proved a more than able understudy thursday and will be eager for more action.
Sean Davis should be over his cold, but again Hughes and Diop hardly performed badly against Milan.
Dijon is still absent however, we have no news on his return as yet.
Pamarot will be pushing for a return at left-back, but Belhadj has improved defensively of late and this gives the option of Traore in midfield.

Player to watch: Johnson

Glen has hit a rich vein of form recently, he scored a belter last weekend and made 2 on thursday, hopefully that sequence will continue today.

Blackburn Team News:

Warnock will replace Olsson at left-back, as one suspension is replaced by the other.
David Dunn and Steven Reid a still sidelined and have no hope today.
Benni McCarthy and Roque Santa Cruz will be out to stop the rot in front of goal

Player to watch: Robinson

Englands ex number 1 comes up against the current one, he has rediscovered some of his form of late, and pompey will have to beat him to earn a first home win under Adams.

Match Facts & Stats

Pompey met Blackburn 3 times last season, winning 1 and losing 2, the last goaless draw in the league was in 1934! (how did I do Dave?)

Ref Watch:

Monk D'Wally D'Honk

Match Prediction:

Pompey must be a change of luck soon surely? Blackburn will be thinking the same, and teams have a funny way of climbing out of a rut against Pompey, will today be their day? If you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here.

Next Fixtures:

First up Wolfsburg, then west Brom

The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 30 2008

Time: 11:31AM

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Forget the Uefa now, the league is compressing fast, we need a win to keep on the coat -tails of the top few, rather than sitting a bove the bottom few
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30/11/2008 11:33:00

We have to win this. Another team in the bottom 6. The league is tight we can'y afford to keep dropping home points against sides below us. Milan has gone & it's back to the stale & marj.
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30/11/2008 11:36:00

Just make sure that the crowd are as good as Thursday and the team will be carried to a win!
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30/11/2008 13:11:00

What will the hangover be like? That is the question that will be answered this afternoon. Three points is a must though.
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30/11/2008 13:27:00

i am hoping for a 3-0 to pompey, we need some of that bad luck to change, and get the results our attacking play has warranted. We are going to spank some team soon
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30/11/2008 13:39:00

Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Distin, Pamarot, Belhadj, Little, Diop, Hughes, Armand Traore, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Ashdown, Hreidarsson, Mvuemba, Davis, Kanu, Nugent, Kranjcar. Blackburn: Robinson, Ooijer, Samba, Nelsen, Warnock, Emerton, Andrews, Kerimoglu, Pedersen, Roque Santa Cruz, McCarthy. Subs: Brown, Mokoena, Villanueva, Simpson, Fowler, Derbyshire, Roberts.
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30/11/2008 14:25:00

no kaboul, no campbell. shame
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30/11/2008 14:35:00

no kaboul, as he has an ankle injury... but otherwise, they side is pretty much as predicted. Oh, and bristol at hom in the cup... i'll settle for that...
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30/11/2008 14:43:00

good draw for us at home against city.Hopefully nugent will get a few.Blackburn all over us at the moment we need to step it up.PUP why is pamarot playing :(
stfc ballboy
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30/11/2008 15:25:00

Phew! What a relief - what are they trying to do to us? 2-0 then back to 2-2! Thank goodness we actually did it this time!
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30/11/2008 16:53:00

sean davis his 2nd pompey goal.Thought we threw it away again.What is happening though with our defence ? always concede last 30 mins.
stfc ballboy
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30/11/2008 16:57:00

I gotta stop going to these matches. Their not good for my health..........
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30/11/2008 17:49:00

We must win, so 2-1 to Pompey. No doubt only just will come into it. We have a tough run of fixtures in the New Year we need the points now!!!
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