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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

The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 17 2009

Time: 12:12PM

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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 !
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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)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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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!
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17/01/2009 16:54:00

I will laugh even harder if they stay bottom for the rest of the week!
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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.
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17/01/2009 17:23:00

young got sent off thats good news for next week.BLUE ARMY !!!!!!
stfc ballboy
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17/01/2009 17:24:00

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17/01/2009 17:56:00

This game is such a big deal, I'll be so happy when its over tbh. The result is a big deal as well, I would love it so much if we can beat them. Sick of national media who totally don't understand/ aren't interested why we're not happy with Jamie's dad because of the success we had. They don't understand the feelings of betrayal or anything. I think maybe we can get a bit of "closure" once this match is out the way. I also think that this match will mean a lot to many of our players, especially those that were cast aside by him, and they will be well up for it. Not only that, but after the poisoned dwarf went, I think there's more positivity, and confidence after the Bristol result, whereas the Spuds are on a downward slide, he keeps slagging off his players and they're bottom. So we should be able to do it! Lets hope the 'banter' all stays within the line and there's no trouble too. Play Up Pompey - play up like you've never played up before.
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17/01/2009 18:15:00

hear hear!!
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17/01/2009 18:21:00

I know it won't quite be AC Milan but the Pompey support behind the lads will be v loud and nonstop, I hope, and the Blues will be fired up and wanting to show what's what. Some milder Sol-baiting would be helpful, in fact (I am sure he can cope with it...)
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17/01/2009 20:41:00

Hi, Arsenal fan here..Cmon Pompey!! finish those brainless morons off tomorow! I'm rooting for you guys tom!. Cmon Tony do your old club a favour! I wanna see spurs relegated!!! Cmon Pompey!!
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17/01/2009 21:08:00

If our team do an AC Milan on them, theywon't stand a chance. Come on Pompey!
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18/01/2009 00:17:00

i really want us to win this one ..but as a pompey fan - and as one of our number has named himself on this site- i am a natural pessimist. Too many disapointments. However , i did think/feel we would lose to WBA and Cardiff in the cup last year. WHAt i would really love is Tony Adams to go on to build a great side that wins regular silverware and spurs to go down and Harry end up at Bournemouth fighting regular relegation battles to the conference, but that might be a little over the top and ungrateful in real terms for what he has done.
plymouth graham
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18/01/2009 08:58:00

its simple this is the biggest game of our season, we have to beat them not just because of what is at stake in terms of pride and proving people wrong but we need the three points, to try and get out of the relegation battle. redknapp, bond, jordan & defoe did alot for are club (maybe not so much deofe) but showed how much loyalty means nothing to them, lets show them they were wrong to leave the mighty blues. lets hope the boys do a job on them and do us fans proud. PLAY UP POMPEY
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18/01/2009 11:51:00

On premier league table, totteham are at the base. Pompey should win this. I feel Crouch is like to score. Johnson is great, he is good enough for Real, in his skils is every thing a club needs from a right wing defender. Foward, back, pasess to strikers- he has all these. Drenthe to pompey as charge for Johnson? !
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18/01/2009 15:32:00

As one of Tone's greatest ever admirers, I'm backing you Pompey boys to get at least a draw. They have bale, who has never been on a winning Prem side, so the odds are for you. Just score, 'cos they are incapable of even troubling a resolute defence like yours, or any defence for that matter. HELP TO SEND THEM DOWN
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