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Pompey vs. Sunderland

Fratton

23/1/10

15:00

Pompey v Cats

4th round time in the FA cup and Pompey welcome Sunderland to Fratton park to contest a place in the 5th.

Vital Quotes:

All the pre-match quotes are the same, Pompey are skint, blah, blah, Sol to sue, blah, blah, Udinese to sue, blah bloody blah, Kaboul off etc.etc.etc.

We used to play football at Fratton, now its a soap opera to rival Eastenders, well El Dorado anyway, the football has paled into insignificance now, a match will take place, but much like the last round outing at Fratton, all eyes will be elsewhere, chants will be aimed at an empty directors box, a march to Fratton will ensue, and Sunderland will enter the surreal world that is Pompey.

Pompey Team News:

Any bugger who is signed on and still here.

Player to watch: Vanden Borre

Simply because I think he will get a game!

Sunderland Team News:

Sunderland have a plethora of riches to choose from in comparison to the carcass of Pompey, Craig Gordon is fit to return after injury, likewise Luke Cattermole, Richardson and Andy Reid while Michael Turner has completed his 4 match ban.

Player to watch: Bent

The England hopeful will be looking to add to his notch at the Stadium of Light against Pompey, he and Jones have scored more between them than Pompey have in total in the League!

Match Facts & Stats

Since the War we have met just the once in the Cup, Sunderland winning 1-0 at Fratton back in 1999 in a rare December cup tie.

Ref Watch:

The Grim Reaper

Next Fixtures:

West Ham on Tuesday




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The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 22 2010

Time: 7:29PM

Your Comments

I like your optimistic view paultsmouth, sounds like we'll get a 3-0 win tommorow, not!!!!!
moley2
I feel flatter than a witches chesticle about it all right now!
paultsmouth
Very funny Paultsmouth, love the humour. I reckon there will be more media than fans at FP tomorrow, and sod the march, its a total waste of time, Ill be having a few pints in the fans tent and watch it on the big screen, hahahah, Oh Pompey will win too, 2-1, I just have this feeling :-)
doggo
We're bound to win. There just wouldn't be a Pompey-size dose of bitter irony to go around if we didn't win. Probably 3-2, having been 2-1 down with 5 minutes to play. Then right as the final whistle blows, a press conference will be called. That would be Pompey.
PhilTaglia
Nice one Paul, pretty much sums up how most of us are feeling!!!
NZ_Portsmuff
begovic,finnan,kaboul,benhaim,herminator,utaka,diop,brown, prince,freddy,webber. 4,4,2 but i think it will be 4,5,1 . we should just go for it at home nothing to lose .... get at thier defence they conceded 8 last week
pompeyhussler
hussler, I think you have read my team prediction/ plea on a previous article... I think we will win 1-0. as for playing them in the cup...we nearly did once in a semi final or final. we drew liverpool they drew Norwich i seem to recall, both from these other two semi finalist like ourselves were second division teams...a bit like 2008 really...
plymouth graham
Plymouth and half right for the coming 10-11 season
russellm
So fit toe again YK isnt playing.... in a cup match... hmmm now why would that be???
russellm
Volunteers wanted to help Portsmouth Football Club Would all the Vital Portsmouth members who are free at 10 am this morning please report to Frogmore Road. You are needed to form a chain to pass the buckets of water from a house in Frogmore Road along the chain to pour on to the pitch. (Fratton Park has had its water cut off - something about bills from 1999 haven't been paid - but the club are optimistic that the sale of James could lead to the loan of some water before the end of the month possibly). All those that turn out are promised a ticket for our next Division 2 game.
blueexile
Well at least the ref is befitting the ocassion
chix
is that to poor onto the pitch to try and waterlog the pitch again.. so we dont have to play a game this season.
pompeyhussler
I'll be there, through decades of habit, though I am slowly losing the will to be there. I shall more importantly be taking my 13 year old daughter, for what will be her 4th Fratton Park game. All being FA Cup matches, the 2 depressing games last season & the depressing Coventry match. Why do I feel another depressing match is on the cards. Some may call it child cruelty!!!
storagematt
I was on the danny Baker show this morning briefly and didnt even mentioni was a pompey fan,...i got all nervous..i noted that there was a shakesperian link to our club as a character in measure for measure is called POMPEY
plymouth graham
doggo, my dog was called doggo... It died yesterday! It is all so sad, the dog, and Pompey! All the same.
Pompey Malta
Beggo, Vanden Borre, Kaboul, Wilson, Herman, Brown, Diop, Mokoena, Boatang, Utaka, Piccy Subs; Ashdown, Mullins, Webber, Basinas, Sowah.............Could be worse
pentonpompey
Malta - sorry to hear about the dog! And as I type, Sunderland have scored to make your day even more rubbish.
hammersmithblue
1-1 Utaka
PFCblue
Christ how far behind is the Quay??? still havent said anything!
pentonpompey
H-T 1-1....My Quay coverage must be 5mins behind! We sound bloody awful as well, two fans on the pitch and a flat Fratton...
pentonpompey
You must have missed it either dozing off or going for another beer Penton ;-0
PFCblue
Now I was being a good boy today...No beer; but now you mention it, sod it, here goes! :-)
pentonpompey
Sorry to hear about your dog, Malta.
gandor1
Hi Gandor, No footie today?
pentonpompey
2-1 Utaka
PFCblue
I might have to eat that dreaded umble pie Re Utaka...
pentonpompey
Where did these great players come from? Gekas still around???? !!
dedmans
Utaka and Basinas are having a good game!
Pompey Malta
Hi Dedmans, I wish he was!, i reckon he'd of been ok under Avram.
pentonpompey
And there he goes again! Magic Utaka makes it two for himself...
Pompey Malta
What did I tell you lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UTAKA in his correct position!!!!!!!!!!
veccccio
Perhaps AG will now continue to play Utaka in his natural position.
PFCblue
No Penton, I'm having eople for Dinner tonight. Would have cancelled it, but I have already put everyone off once, a couple of weeks back, I can't do it again. Can't make the radio work either, got bloody Beethoven on CD and it won't stop!
gandor1
All you doubters of John Utaka can shut the hell up now! Give him more games and he will get better and better! I have been saying this for weeks, along with Basinas. Penton, you gotta admit they must give them a run at least now!!!!
veccccio
Go on Gandor, tell us what your doing for the main course? We have Widgeon!
pentonpompey
Its even humbled Maccccca and Moody who hate Utaka. Ha ha ha. Loving it!
veccccio
To be fair Vecccio, he has to, he virtually all we have!
pentonpompey
An admission through gritted teeth Penton is better than nothing!
veccccio
We are having a Spanish dish with Calsparra rice, chicken and Chorizo sausage. Its really delicious and the lady downstairs has made me a Pavlova for afters. Yummy!
gandor1
The match should be finished by now. Have we won?
gandor1
Hull another -3
dedmans
Great save Beg.
PFCblue
Still not finished?!?!
gandor1
Put me out of my misery someone. Have we won?
gandor1
Hull -4!
dedmans
Hull -4
PFCblue
Wot about us? We must be finished by now?
gandor1
We've won!!!!
PFCblue
Excellent day. Have a nice meal Gandor
dedmans
Thanks boys. Just found out why you were so excited about Hull.......... !!**?!***??!!!*
gandor1
Well I always said Utaka would come good for us :-)
gandor1
Oh God how happy am I??...Get in there!!!
pentonpompey
Gandor; Miranda is sooo jealous of that Main meal, sounds fab.
pentonpompey
I got it out of the Daily Telegraph. Tell Miranda I will get a copy of it for her when you are next down to Pompey.
gandor1
Those two goals cost us 40k each... har har. Good on old Basinas! Top top geezer!. Could have been a different story if Adams/Hart/Grant had bothered to use him a bit more.
hammersmithblue
Lovely Gandor, lovely thank you she say's.
pentonpompey
I thought you had amazing skills Gandor. From the 'Telegraph'?
dedmans
utaka upfront......it wasnt hard was it?
ruffcider
At last something to smile about. Things certainly improved when Basinas got in. a great crowd moment when they announced Mullins was coming on & the boos seemed to change Avram's mind. Now time to take this positive result into our home game with West Ham. If we can sort the crap off the pitch we could just survive on it.
storagematt
What a match - really enjoyed it and the atmosphere was great. Really getting behing the team. It may helped that we had seats right in the middle of the Fratton End, not far from the drums, as well. Still coming out of FP smiling! Bring on the scummers in the next round! (PS When's the match report coming on?)
tracyc
Imagine my horror and disgust when right in the middle of my dinner party I discovered a SCUMMER sitting at my table. He had the bloody cheek to tell me that pompey were going down and Scummers were coming up. I told HIM that they were so far down, it would be a long time before we met them going the other way. I can assure you all he got the scrag end of everything to eat!
gandor1
 

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