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Pompey make the trip to North London to reacquaint ourselves with some old 'friends', there is Mr.Jordan, Mr.Defoe, Mr.Bond and his left-hand man himself, Jamie's dad.

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The match has been overlooked somewhat in recent weeks, the events occuring since Jamie's dad left the South Coast for North london have completely overshadowed all matters football. First up was Spurs' abuse of their former idol Sol Campbell, a matter which has still to be fully resolved even today. Next up was the migration of our then manager to 'a really big club', he was followed by lapdog Kevin Bond who took a rather different route after first getting himself sacked from Bournemouth.
Joe Jordan who had conducted himself admirably up to the point where he decided the lure of working alongside Louise's father-in-law (or was it money?) more alluring than working with Tony Adams.
Oh, and then the poisonous little fella who had been awol since the start of November decided to return for a 100% profit, cheers little bloke.

Anyway, our ex-manager has been singing the praises of the work he done on the South Coast, we will always be thankful for what he did for our club, but would also like to remind him that the club was around before 2002 and will remain active now he has departed.

The fact reamains though that both clubs are in a rut

Spurs Team News:

Spurs have doubts over Jermain Jenas who has a calf injury, this will be good news to a lot of spurs fans who don't seem to really rate the ex-Newcastle and Ipswich man.
Pavlyuchenko will get another go up front with Defoe, he has struggled to forge a rapport with Bent, but he may well be the one to dip out if he cannot acheive it with Defoe.
Assou-Ekotto is suspended, and Gomes seems to have shrugged off the injury he sustained in the defeat against Wigan.

Player to watch: Defoe

Bound to get stick, but its how reacts to it, he may stay in his drought or fire one in against us.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey should be able to welcome back Sean Davis, our ex-yid has been the heartbeat of the club in recent weeks and his commitment is always welcome.
Kaboul may well get to continue in midfield for a while, his preferred position is obviously at the back, but with our injuries as they are his power will be needed in the centre of the park, this may well mean a drop to the bench for Marc Wilson, he has shown he can cut it now though and more chances will come sooner rather than later.
I hope Nugent has has recovered sufficiently from his hamstring tweak, if only for the chance to see if the rumours about him and Defoe are true, in a straight challenge my money would be on one man.

Player to watch: Distin

Pompeys displays of late seem to have coincided with the return to top form of Sylvain, he needs to be on top form for our speedy counter-attacking football to flourish.

Match Facts & Stats

We normally lose to a contested penalty at the Lane, time for a change perhaps.

Ref Watch:

Krusty the Klown

Match Prediction:

Glory or despair? place a bet here.

Next Fixtures:

Swansea in the cup at Fratton

Date:Saturday January 17 2009
Time: 12:12PM


I'm really excited about tomorrow but really nervous too - I've got a fuuny feeling we will be more up for it , but another funny feeling that we will get put to the sword and head will drop just in time for Villa to come to town - I really can't call it but just hope that every single player (yes including you Messers Kranjcar & Utaka-if-selected) in a blue shirt realises the importance of the game not just in terms of the occasion but also in terms of our survival - A point (for me) will do - It keeps us unbeaten in 2009 !
17/01/2009 12:55:00
Point, please. Topped off with no racist/homophobic abuse. That would make my day (and a phone call telling me not to come into work)
17/01/2009 13:04:00
Well we will a siege mentality to get thru this game & the rest of the season. The game can anyway even if most of the neutrals are going for a home win.
17/01/2009 13:24:00
I fancy us for a smash and grab result, all the possesion for Spurs and Pompey hit them on the break
17/01/2009 16:04:00
As long as we do ourselves pround, and do ourselves justice, I'll be happy. Seeing Defoe flat on his ar$e wouldn't go amiss either. Bring it on.
17/01/2009 16:20:00
Spurs bottom as things stand, and Young has been sent off so will be banned for the game against us. Oh, and today has seen like a million red cards, must be some sort of record for a weekend. Surely going to carry on tomorrow?
17/01/2009 16:43:00
I will laugh my socks off if Spurs go bottom - it looks like they will so just lets try to keep them there tomorrow!
17/01/2009 16:54:00
I will laugh even harder if they stay bottom for the rest of the week!
17/01/2009 16:58:00
Massive game for us tomorrow, lets hope the players play with pride and support the skipper. Better still we can ram the homphobic chants back down their throats. Please please every player pull on the shirt and then go out and put a shift in for us.
17/01/2009 17:23:00
young got sent off thats good news for next week.BLUE ARMY !!!!!!
stfc ballboy
17/01/2009 17:24:00
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