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Toon v Pompey

Newcastle
vs.
Pompey

St.James Park

27/4/09

20:00

On Sky

There is a game on tonight, and believe it or not there are two teams playing, the press is full of how Newcastle are going to start their resurgeance tonight, but there is little mention of the other team invloved.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Hart has already dismissed the Shearer factor, stating that he cannot defeat us himself and that its Newcastle's under acheiving stars that must do the job.
Pompey still have a little bit to do in staving off the grim reaper that is relegation, 40 points would see us right, but with Arsenal going 20 games undefeated up next, as soon as those points are on the board the better.

Newcastle Team News:

Newcastle have a doubt of Jose Enrique still, he has missed the last two matches a knee knock and is joined as a defensive worry by Steven Taylor who has turned an ankle.
Viduka is pushing for a start ahead of Martins, but Michael Owen looks a safe bet to start.
Old mate Joey Barton has not recovered from a broken metatarsal in time (shame)

Player to watch: Nolan

Must wonder why he left Bolton after stepping straight back into the sort of disarray he thought he had left behind him, but he can make a side tick and has a decent goals record against Pompey

Pompey Team News:

Pompey may be without Nugent for the trip to Southern Scotland, the dead leg that forced him off last week is still troubling him and may let in Pennant for a first start since his own injury woe.
Kranjcar who it was though may be fit for this trip has been confirmed AWOL until the summer now, so its up to someone else to find the inspirational passes now.
Kaboul is still struggling with a thigh problem so this all points to Jonno at right-back with Nugget or Pennant in front of him.

Player to watch: James

If he is on top form a point looks good, the longer he keeps out a wave of black and white the more the Geordie hoards will get frustrated with their team.

Match Facts & Stats

Last season saw Pompey triumph 4-1 at St.James, a match I was priveleged to have been at, but the counter-attacking verve of last year is all to far away.

Ref Watch:

Boring Bob Grover

Match Prediction:

Can Pompey secure top flight survival or is Alan Shearer really the second messiah? Hedge a bet here.

Next Fixtures:

Woolwich


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Monday April 27 2009
Time: 7:35AM

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Comments

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The ref is a homer so we have to keep it clean,tight but not negative, Toon need to win so the game will open out and we will get our chances. Sit back for a nil nil draw and we will get stuffed.
russellm
27/04/2009 07:48:00
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The ref is a homer so we have to keep it clean,tight but not negative, Toon need to win so the game will open out and we will get our chances. Sit back for a nil nil draw and we will get stuffed.
russellm
27/04/2009 07:48:00
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who is the ref russ?
agree playing for a 0-0 will see us beaten i reckon. newcastle need to win more than us so they will be going for it, which will mean we get chances, but we need the support for the striker for this - barcodes arent a patch on manyoo and we did 'ok' on the whole there, similar performances, but with more attacking thought, and we can/will win tonight!
pompeyrug
27/04/2009 08:34:00
0
who is the ref russ?
agree playing for a 0-0 will see us beaten i reckon. newcastle need to win more than us so they will be going for it, which will mean we get chances, but we need the support for the striker for this - barcodes arent a patch on manyoo and we did 'ok' on the whole there, similar performances, but with more attacking thought, and we can/will win tonight!
pompeyrug
27/04/2009 08:34:00
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play up pompey, good luck tonight lads
TimBoro
27/04/2009 09:38:00
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play up pompey, good luck tonight lads
TimBoro
27/04/2009 09:38:00
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play up pompey, good luck tonight lads
TimBoro
27/04/2009 09:38:00
0
play up pompey, good luck tonight lads
TimBoro
27/04/2009 09:38:00
0
Mike Riley is the Ref
pentonpompey
27/04/2009 10:09:00
0
Mike Riley is the Ref
pentonpompey
27/04/2009 10:09:00
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