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Cov vs. Pompey

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12/1/10

19:45

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Cov v Pompey

Pompey make the trip to the Midlands to take on Coventry after failing to see off the Championship side at Fratton 10 days ago, Villa are very genourously letting us train there in preperation.

Vital Quotes:

Something must have gone wrong somewhere in Medialand, Pompey are due to play a match and no new financial bombshells have been unearthed!

Avram garant is very aware of the threat proved by a Coventry side who have silently crept up the Championship table under Chris Coleman, Saturday saw them see of Barnsley 3-1 in a rare fixture amongst the blizzards, he spoke to press and said 'This is the FA Cup and anything can happen in a one-off game - just look at Leeds winning at Manchester United.

'I was very impressed with Coventry. They are well organised and caused us problems.

'They are on a good run of form and will fancy their chances in front of their own fans.

'But we need to concentrate on our game and make sure we perform to the best of our ability on the night.

'I am confident that we have the quality in the team to get the result and move into the next round of the competition.''

Cov Team News:

Gunarsson is a slight doubt after limping off with a dead leg in Satrurdays win, while Kieran Westwood has returned between the lolly sticks after limping out of Pompey's first encounter.

Player to watch: Westwood

Not Pompey's bell ringer, but the 'keeper who along with Konstantopoulos kept Pompey at bay at Fratton.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey are without there African contingent, but Richard Hughes is expected to have shaken off his hamstring tweak, while there is a rumour that David James may be fit! But will he replace an in-form Begovic?
Danny Webber is pushing for a rare outing up front with Piquionne.

Player to watch: Boateng

Our German/Ghanaian international is our talisman, another good one please Buster.

Match Facts & Stats

1-1 at Fratton, Boateng cancelling out Bell's opener.

Ref Watch:

James Newell Osterberg, Jr.

Next Fixtures:

Brum at home




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Date:Monday January 11 2010

Time: 8:03PM

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After all the off field rubbish, its nice to have a match to look forward to. Not going to be able to make it up there, but I am really looking forward to getting home from work, kicking up my heels with a pizza and a tin of Fosters and watching the Pompey game on the telly. (Its on ITV4 in case anyone doesn't know).
tracyc
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11/01/2010 20:32:00

if ken can get off his drive tomorrow then we will be there, if not i will watch it here at my brothers on the box - so, win win either way as far as watching goes, altho you can NEVER beat being there can you...
pompeyrug
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11/01/2010 20:42:00

Hope Coventry beat you lot as it means an easier travel to their ground for the next round!
GazJohnson
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11/01/2010 21:57:00

Oh Hell, big day tomorrow then? Bills paid, embargo lifted AND
gandor1
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11/01/2010 22:04:00

(sorry) we beat Coventry! Yippeee! (My cat is trying to type).
gandor1
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11/01/2010 22:05:00

I've heard some bad news, Portsmouth in financial meltdown? No! Chris the taffy prat Coleman fibbing off against Pompey like he did when he was in a big league? No! Much worse - our new reporter Axe a story Mokoena is fit to play! We are stuffed. Speking of gobbing off hope James doesn't get picked over Begovic; that wouldn't be fair!
russellm
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11/01/2010 22:28:00

i like webber, and up top with freddy might work..utaka will probably start..he must do something soon. back four should be the same i rekon
plymouth graham
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12/01/2010 17:55:00

Time to put things off the pitch if just for a few hours. Will be glued to ITV4 with a bottle of red. Here's hoping to a good win & some warm cheer in these very cold times.
storagematt
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12/01/2010 19:00:00

kaboul not playing. why do i take that as very very bad news. for more than just tonight... also, Sowah on the bench. who?
pompeycarpet
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12/01/2010 19:13:00

Mokeona plays, which is bad news, even worse he replaces Kaboul. Have we sold Kaboul. Begovic in goal, no Steve Finnan, who wants to leave anyway. A very youthful bench. Sign of the times!!!
storagematt
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12/01/2010 19:16:00

Anyone else around?
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 19:37:00

The Quay said Kaboul has an "infected big toe". When Matty Taylor left it was called a backache. Don't know if Jamo is not ready yet, or is being not-cup tied - but happy to see Big Beg in goal anyway. We only have 6 on the bench - don't we have a youth team to choose from? Mokoena playing is bad news though.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 19:39:00

Glad i've got plenty of beer in; I might need it!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 19:45:00

Thats 3 times now they've said it wouldn't be a shock if Pompey get beaten! Enough already, its got annoying now.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 19:50:00

I've not heard one positive statement about us all day...I am very very tired of the whole thing!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 19:54:00

Corny here....not feeling too good tonight, got an infected big toe!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 19:56:00

i'll say it now...We're on a hiding to nothing tonight. can't pass, no shape, can't keep the ball, first touch awful...apart from that...ok ;-)
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:01:00

Hi Corny, i've got infected ears from all the ship i've heard today!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:02:00

2 corners.....we're all over em!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:03:00

The most positive thing I've heard about Pompey today was Chris Coleman's pre-match interview!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:06:00

Hi Penton....tomorrow's the day we'll know what the tossers at the EPL have in store for us
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:06:00

I don't believe they just said that!..."it's far from hopeless for Pompey, only 4pts from safety"...Jeez someone has actually had a look at the table and not just the balance sheet!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:08:00

Who's that next to Storrie and Jacob? Looked like Michael McIntyre. But then I guess the current board are a bunch of comedians!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:08:00

I guess you guys are watching the TV?
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:09:00

Tracy; you're right about Colemans interview< at least he was complimentary!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:10:00

Oh Flux
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:11:00

Oh for FFS!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:11:00

What a goal!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:11:00

One down...grrrrrrrrr....*********
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:11:00

Can see the protest going ahead Saturday sadly at this rate!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:12:00

Lets be fair! the side we put out tonight would struggle in the fizzy, Birmingham are going to murder us!!...That's not sour grapes it's reality!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:14:00

The Prince and Freddie look to be elsewhere tonight...Prince looks totally peed off!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:19:00

Oh how i wish I could argue with that comment, Penton, but I've got nothing . . .
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:20:00

It's sad to see us struggling like this....feels like we're second best. Still, keep the faith eh!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:20:00

I'm trying Corny...Honestly i am! but Mother Threasa would struggle to keep faith here
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:26:00

I wonder if Rug & Ken made it to the game - Rug's not here, so I guess he's there?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:27:00

In fairness...Both teams are poor!!...It's a very poor game.
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:27:00

When they've shown the crowd Tracy ive been looking but no luck as yet
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:29:00

Oh handbags! Boatengs not going to be sent off is he?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:30:00

Ah - no, thats OK then.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:31:00

Rug is there.
eastneydave
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12/01/2010 20:34:00

Diop the wardrobe....more like a a bloody vanity unit!!!!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:34:00

My optimistic assessment; Defence in disarray!, midfield lost! Toothless up front! and NO-ONE looks up for tonight! Sort it out Avram!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:34:00

I wonder if pressing 'refresh, after posting means you post again?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:34:00

Evening Dave
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:35:00

Shoot that was close!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:36:00

No - obviously not. where did they get 4 minutes from?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:36:00

Is my assessment far off folks?
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:37:00

Basinas must give us something else....And God forbid even bloody Utaka!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:39:00

Boy am I glad I didn't go! I remember when watching Pompey play was an enjoyable experience. C'mon Pompey!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:39:00

Pretty spot on Penton....no width, trying to play through the middle to an isolated Freddy. Go 442 for FSake. Our mid field is dire....need a beer.
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:40:00

Evening Penton - just popping out but thought I would say hello to all. Prince v Cov at the moment.
eastneydave
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12/01/2010 20:45:00

Evening Dave, think you've got it just about right there....Prince goes SOLO!!!!!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 20:50:00

This is not how you play when you want to pull off a great escape. There's just not enough ooomph.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 20:58:00

Jeez! we get more atmosphere at Whitchurch United in the Wessex League on a Tuesday!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:58:00

I told you the Prince wasn't up for this!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 20:58:00

The Prince seems to be carrying a knock. and as he's the only player we've got, it seems, up for it or not, that's a worry.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:02:00

What is it with Boetang tonight? fine when he's doing ok, lose the ball and he's either sulking or limping!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:02:00

Prince limped off and Utaka on. Groan!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:04:00

Bring on Utaka....he'll save us. Get Diop off, the blokes a waste of space....Who the F*** is in charge?
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:05:00

Is the worst thing that could happen now for this sorry spectacle to drag on into extra time?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:08:00

Basinas?!?!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:09:00

we've actually been looking a bit brighter since Utaka came on.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:13:00

Come on Pompey let's get something out of this...
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:14:00

We do look at least like we can pass the ball more than once! at least Westwood is keeping that bloody bell going!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:17:00

Where's the master tactician everybody was praising a few weeks back?
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:18:00

Blue - that was when he had a few more options.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:20:00

Sat on his boat in Falmouth.....Blue!!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:20:00

We look much better now...Thank the Lord!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:23:00

Evening Blue
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:24:00

Hope it's well stocked Corny. Have you been snowed in?
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:26:00

Nah.....snow's gone down here Blue. Just blowing a gale. Come on Pompey....
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:27:00

Evening Penton. Your comment above - we did that, once.
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:28:00

C'mon Pompey - we can get something here!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:28:00

Damn! Just lost my connection to FoxSports vis P2P4U. I bet we'll score 2 goals now.
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:31:00

Time is ticking away.....get shot of Diop in this window for sure.
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:32:00

Hahaha Blue you are sooooo right!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:32:00

Blue...I bet we don't! and Corny i so agree with that...For a man 6'5" he spends alot of time on his arse!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:35:00

It's back, but not the 2 goals. In fact with that chance we should be 2 down.
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:35:00

He should have been subbed in the first half, waste of space.
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:37:00

OH YES!!! Own goal - who cares?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:38:00

1-1 own goal PUP
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:38:00

Holy Moses....there is a GOD....I'm a believer!!!!!
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:38:00

Get in!!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:38:00

I take back what I said about extra time before!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:39:00

What pathetic defending - and not an attacker in sight!
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:40:00

Oh! Almost at the last there!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:43:00

What a shower of poop!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:45:00

The thing about Diop is he was actually getting pretty good before he got injured. Hasn't got it back though. If I want to try to be nice to him I'd say maybe he needs a few more games?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:48:00

For all you doubters of UTAKA. He changed the game when he came on, as too has Basinas. Quality footballers! We will go on to win this now! Give the ball players a chance FFS!
veccccio
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12/01/2010 21:48:00

How much of that beer have you got through Penton?
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 21:52:00

Vecccio, lets be fair! i would make a difference against this shower! If they were in the Prem we'd be off the bottom that's for sure!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:53:00

He's laid out on the floor at the moment Blue.....
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 21:53:00

Lots Blue! i'm now on a chaser as well!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:55:00

Hope this doesn't go to penalties, I've just remembered our track record at taking them!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 21:56:00

What odds penalties???
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 21:57:00

Ha ha ha, ur right I think Penton
veccccio
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12/01/2010 21:58:00

Lovely cross in from Basinas! he sure can cross a ball!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:00:00

Basinas is gonna get 45 minutes in....bet he wasn't reckoning on that.
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:02:00

How many times has bloody Freddy been off-side
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:05:00

The fans there are vociferous and behind the team as usual - even when we were losing.
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 22:06:00

He'll be after a bonus!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:06:00

What a cracking own goal that was!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:06:00

At least when they're caught offside it means they're on the attack.
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:07:00

god this is painful! we are looking better now though
nodster
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12/01/2010 22:10:00

That's true Tracy! even if it's coming to nothing, it's progress!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:10:00

oh!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:11:00

i rekon the only way were gonna score is another own goal
nodster
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12/01/2010 22:11:00

what was the last outcome of a pompey penalty shoot out?
nodster
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12/01/2010 22:14:00

Why did Webber go inside??
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:15:00

What was the outcome of Avram Grant's last penalty shoot out? (Oh Utaka!)
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:15:00

Utaka you Topper!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:15:00

Oh Utaka...Oh Utaka....
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:16:00

They've got to make this pressure count.
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 22:17:00

Is that why Basinas doesnt play?
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:20:00

Come on Pompey last gasp YEsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:22:00

Oh yes yes yes! Mokoena - whod have thought it!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:22:00

You beauties
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 22:23:00

Moka?????????????????????????/what's happened????????????
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:23:00

GET IN!!!!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:23:00

haha yes! the smallest man on the pitch! thats why hes called the axe!
nodster
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12/01/2010 22:23:00

Bring on Sunderland!
tracyc
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12/01/2010 22:23:00

I've always said Moka was underated......hee....hee....
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:25:00

Halfway there with my predictions. 2-1 this match, 1-0 against Sunderland ;-)
PFCblue
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12/01/2010 22:26:00

Phew!!!! That was fricking awful!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 22:26:00

Some of you clearly know nothing about football or footballers. If any of you do not recognise that Utaka and Basinas are ball playing footballers then you want your backsides kicking. I hope Utaka and Basinas get the chance to prove themselves, but knowing some of you, I can't see you will give them credit!
veccccio
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12/01/2010 22:29:00

Well let's hope we don't make it as hard work as this match Blue....I'm worn out.
cornypomp
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12/01/2010 22:29:00

You even had the experts saying that the subs changed the game! Played in their respective positions, as they were, they caused all sorts of problems. A run of matches and they will make a big impact, sharper finishing and crisper more precise passing. But hey, you all know everything.........lets stick with Hughes and Mullins, 1 up front and a 1 disfunctional 4-5-1. That will make some of you happy.
veccccio
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12/01/2010 22:39:00

utaka was brilliant - as he should always be if he could be bothered. it's just a shame that it's rare he bothers turning up... but today, he was fantastic.
pompeycarpet
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12/01/2010 22:48:00

i felt we were awful, i had to eat my hat when AM scored at the death, having slagged him through out.i feel Angelos deserves a chance and Utaka on his day can be excellent....its just that day is abut once a season
plymouth graham
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12/01/2010 22:49:00

Vecccio! if you look back on this thread to halftime, you'll see i say about bringing on Basinas and God forbid UTAKA!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 23:10:00

Oh and Ps. Carps...Brilliant is not exactly the word i would use for Utaka's performance tonight. Making more of an effort would sum it up nicely i think! and so it bloody should for what he's taken out of the club since he joined!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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12/01/2010 23:14:00

Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
veccccio
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12/01/2010 23:23:00

I have always thought Basinas was wasted. If we are playing Mullins and Hughes surely it's worth playing Basinas for 60 mins or so as he's the only midfielder we've got apart now O'Hara has gone who knows how to control midfield...he can't always manage to control it and he may be a bit off the pace but at least he knows how to do it.
hammersmithblue
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13/01/2010 08:10:00

Basinas made all the difference is passing ability is second to none and he is aware as to where his colleagues are. Must play more often. What a great get out of jail card play that was.
eastneydave
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13/01/2010 13:44:00

Well said,the obviously very knowledgable eastney dave and hammersmith! Dont forget Utaka guys though ok. He was given man of the match!
veccccio
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13/01/2010 18:27:00

 

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