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West Ham vs. Pompey

Boleyn

26/12/09

13:00

Pompey v West Ham

Belly full to bursting, kids playing consoles or fiddling with new phones, must be time for the Pompey preview!

Pompey turned in a fine display last week to stay in touch with the rest of the pack, we were flirting with actually leaving the foot of the table for a while, but West Hams' deserved draw with Chelsea put paid to that little notion.

Vital Quotes:

Mullins has spoken of his desire to leave the most troubled year in his career behind, 12 months ago the depth of Pompey's disasters were just unfolding, an oragami expert couldn't of foreseen the amount of folds that were hidden though, and it is a different set-up altogether that is headed across the smoke to the Boleyn to face perennial Boxing day favourites West Ham.

West Ham have had a year almost as dire as our own, it wasn't just Kerry Katona that stopped being financed by Iceland, the Egg found the global recession particularly harsh, and the iron's are in as much financial trouble as ourselves.

West Ham Team News:

West Ham have serious troubles in the striker dept. Ashton has had to quit in his prime, while Cole, Dyer and Hines are all crook, Franco has joined them after picking up a knock in training midweek.
Gabbidon is another who limped off last weekend, Tompkins is likely to deputise further.

Player to watch: Diamanti

As the only recognised striker on the pitch for the claret boys, he probably poses the biggest goal threat, he was a pain for Chelsea last week and will buzz around once more.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey have almost a clean bill of health, Sid James is the biggest doubt after his calf injury and then subsequent virus, but Begovic has been a more than able deputy.

Last weeks side looked solid, but who knows how Avram will play it, he likes to play each side on their merits, he may well go with one up top again, or maybe Dindane or Kanu may offer a bit more as well.

Player to watch: Ben haim

He is starting to rise to the task as a Pompey blue, after finding himself back inside last week, he was really looking the player who Chelsea signed from Bolton.

Match Facts & Stats

Up until last boxing day, Pompey were undefeated against the Hammers in the Premiership, Craig Bellamy did for us that day as we crumbled 4-1 at home, happier memories 3 years ago though as 2 Linvoy goals saw us home with all 3 points.

Ref Watch:

Steve Diggle

Match Prediction:

A win again? I forbidde any forecasts otherwise last week and will go for the same tact again, bet against us if you dare!! Stick you win prediction here.

Next Fixtures:

Arsenal at the park


The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 25 2009

Time: 4:57PM

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paultsmouth
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25/12/2009 17:26:00

You seem confident Paul, I would settle for a draw but love a win. We need to keep accumulating points and slowly move away from trouble.
eastneydave
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25/12/2009 18:50:00

anything but a defeat... please?
pompeycarpet
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25/12/2009 22:38:00

We're gonna win. Its Gandors' Christmas present.
gandor1
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25/12/2009 22:54:00

Normally I would take a draw and go for 3 points every home game, but I truly believe a win for Pompey would kill off the Hammers season and they will go down. We are then better placed to secure our survival. A draw will not be a disaster particularly if we win our next home game but that is ne easy feat.
russellm
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26/12/2009 09:14:00

We can take the Hammers and shove them in the Thames head first. That's what we should do.
hammersmithblue
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26/12/2009 10:56:00

We HAVE to win! My Christmas present too!
tracyc
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26/12/2009 11:51:00

this game promises to be the game of the day!
merlin
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26/12/2009 12:06:00

Teams are out, and I'm surprised to see Mullins starting and Boateng on the bench, but 'm learning that Avram knows what he's doing. No sign of Mokoena at least.
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26/12/2009 12:30:00

 

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