Date:Friday December 25 2009
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Date:Friday December 25 2009
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