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Carlisle vs. Pompey

Brunton park

22/9/09

19:45

Carlisle v Pompey

A welcome distraction from league woes? Or just a distraction?

Whatever your thoughts, Pompey take on league 1 outfit Carlisle tomorrow night, hoping it may give a bit of a boost to our players, not another disaster in a catalogue of Captain cock-up's collection of calamities.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Hart has stated again that we are playing well enough, its just defensive lapses that are costing us dear.
Well, the time has come for a few of the first choice players to be rested and a few of the reserves and part-timers to have a go.
Against Hereford a couple of weeks back, Joel Ward stood out in defence, Piquionne scored along with Utaka, Hughes and Kranjcar, well Niko has departed for pastures greener, and Utaka and Hughes have slipped off the radar, but both may feature on the night.

Carlisle Team News:

Carlisle are as dominant at home as Pompey, last saturday's win was their first since February, their away form has kept them afloat so far and they average a point a game so far.
Bristol city were dispatched in the last round however, and you can bet your life Carlisle will fancy their chances against a punch drunk Pompey.
Kavanagh and Harte are two familiar names to most Pompey fans, they have 2 goal a piece so far, and Harte's dead ball skills almost saw a move to Fratton a couple of years back.
Another notable name is that of Lenny Pidgeley, he was uderstudt=y at Chelsea for a few years before moving on in search of first team action.

Player to watch: Harte

Great left foot, seem to remember many a goal going in for Leeds from such a source.

Pompey Team News:

Begovic may well start again, hopefully along with Ward once more.
If I were Hart I would shove Ben haim out again to get some sort of match fitness up, O'Hara and Williamson are both cup-tied along with Boateng, so Hughes will no doubt step in with Mullins.
Utaka will be edging for a start, and may be joined with Dindane if he can convince Hart he is ready enough.

Player to watch: Utaka

Pompey are struggling to convert, Utaka has flattered to decieve on many an occasion, but a couple of strikes could see a return to the starting line up.

Match Facts & Stats

It's been 14 long years since we last met, Mick Channon netting the winner in a Christmas fixture!

Ref Watch:

Harry Webb

Next Fixtures:

Everton at the park




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Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 21 2009

Time: 10:50PM

Your Comments

I agree that Utaka should be given the nod. Kaboul and Ben-Haim should play, they need this match to settle down. Everton is not an easy fixture, and we are expecting too much out of it, so the lads need to perform well together on that night.
Pompey Malta
Ah good that Dindane might be playing, lets see if hes good which i hope he is. But if we lose this game, i think it could be Paul Hart's last in charge of Pompey.
PompeyFcMad
I think I agree with your team selection suggestions although I don't think we'll see Dindane just yet.. Webber should start (he's gonna be our saviour) and young Mahoto should get a run out too... Also think we'll see Yebda start his first game
Chix
Harry Webb !
Chix
usually i say all i want is a performance and i am happy, but i want a performance, some goals and a win tonight! it will be hell of a long journey home if we crash out...
i would start with webber and quite possibly utaka alongside him, altho either way i would like to think that both start, maybe throw Freddy P in, webber through the middle with the others either side. we could try ward at left back or right back, i cannot see him being any less effective than the guys he would replace - altho james hurst is someone that i would seriously look at, again as either left or right back. i think paris cowan-hall is injured, which is a shame as he would be well worth a look too.
pompeyrug
A train of thought. If we lose, will they sack Hart?
storagematt
They bloody well should do if we lose tonight!!! This is the type of game where order and stategy have to be carried out perfectly because any uncertainties between players in this game will only get found out on saturday and we can't afford another loss on saturday! Heres hoping for a convincing win and atleast 3 goals to us. PUP
moley2
Hart should play yedba , mahoto , ward , hurst , webber and possibly kanu. these all need game time and no better place to start it than tonight.
Football_Casual
Would anyone take a defeat tonight if it meant Hart gets sacked?
yellowcheesemonkey
of course yellowcheesemonkey anything to gt hart sacked would do me :D lol. o be honest i think we should hart another 3 games -carlisle , everton and cant remember if he fails to pick up a minimum of 4 points then he has to go. We should win tonight. I want to win saturday but cant see it. And at least a point against wolves even a win because wolvs are srong at home.
Football_Casual
I didn't realise Ian Harte played for them - quality player he is, reckon he'll be their goalscorer if they get one.
PFCGino
we need to win - and win in style. They will think we are there for the taking - which could prove to be an advantage, as they will likely play a more open game. If we can't score against them though, and we can't keep a clean sheet, then god help us for the rest of the season! This is an oportunity for the players and manager to prove we have what it takes to actually WIN something. We'd better take it!
pompeycarpet
If we can't beat carlisle, maybe a league relegation really is our fate... Can't see us losing tho!
footy_fans
 

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