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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

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I like your optimistic view paultsmouth, sounds like we'll get a 3-0 win tommorow, not!!!!!
moley2
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22/01/2010 19:53:00

I feel flatter than a witches chesticle about it all right now!
paultsmouth
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22/01/2010 20:51:00

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
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22/01/2010 20:57:00

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
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22/01/2010 21:49:00

Nice one Paul, pretty much sums up how most of us are feeling!!!
NZ_Portsmuff
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22/01/2010 23:15:00

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
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22/01/2010 23:24:00

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
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22/01/2010 23:53:00

Plymouth and half right for the coming 10-11 season
russellm
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23/01/2010 00:07:00

So fit toe again YK isnt playing.... in a cup match... hmmm now why would that be???
russellm
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23/01/2010 00:09:00

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
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23/01/2010 08:10:00

Well at least the ref is befitting the ocassion
chix
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23/01/2010 10:38:00

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
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23/01/2010 11:18:00

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
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23/01/2010 11:30:00

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
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23/01/2010 12:08:00

doggo, my dog was called doggo... It died yesterday! It is all so sad, the dog, and Pompey! All the same.
Pompey Malta
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23/01/2010 12:26:00

Beggo, Vanden Borre, Kaboul, Wilson, Herman, Brown, Diop, Mokoena, Boatang, Utaka, Piccy Subs; Ashdown, Mullins, Webber, Basinas, Sowah.............Could be worse
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 14:55:00

Malta - sorry to hear about the dog! And as I type, Sunderland have scored to make your day even more rubbish.
hammersmithblue
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23/01/2010 15:17:00

1-1 Utaka
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 15:44:00

Christ how far behind is the Quay??? still havent said anything!
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 15:47:00

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
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23/01/2010 15:54:00

You must have missed it either dozing off or going for another beer Penton ;-0
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 15:54:00

Now I was being a good boy today...No beer; but now you mention it, sod it, here goes! :-)
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 16:00:00

Sorry to hear about your dog, Malta.
gandor1
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23/01/2010 16:10:00

Hi Gandor, No footie today?
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 16:13:00

2-1 Utaka
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 16:20:00

I might have to eat that dreaded umble pie Re Utaka...
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 16:22:00

Where did these great players come from? Gekas still around???? !!
dedmans
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23/01/2010 16:22:00

Utaka and Basinas are having a good game!
Pompey Malta
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23/01/2010 16:23:00

Hi Dedmans, I wish he was!, i reckon he'd of been ok under Avram.
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 16:24:00

And there he goes again! Magic Utaka makes it two for himself...
Pompey Malta
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23/01/2010 16:25:00

What did I tell you lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UTAKA in his correct position!!!!!!!!!!
veccccio
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23/01/2010 16:25:00

Perhaps AG will now continue to play Utaka in his natural position.
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 16:26:00

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
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23/01/2010 16:26:00

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
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23/01/2010 16:29:00

Go on Gandor, tell us what your doing for the main course? We have Widgeon!
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 16:31:00

Its even humbled Maccccca and Moody who hate Utaka. Ha ha ha. Loving it!
veccccio
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23/01/2010 16:32:00

To be fair Vecccio, he has to, he virtually all we have!
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 16:37:00

An admission through gritted teeth Penton is better than nothing!
veccccio
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23/01/2010 16:38:00

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
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23/01/2010 16:47:00

The match should be finished by now. Have we won?
gandor1
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23/01/2010 16:48:00

Hull another -3
dedmans
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23/01/2010 16:50:00

Great save Beg.
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 16:51:00

Still not finished?!?!
gandor1
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23/01/2010 16:52:00

Put me out of my misery someone. Have we won?
gandor1
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23/01/2010 16:55:00

Hull -4!
dedmans
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23/01/2010 16:56:00

Hull -4
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 16:56:00

Wot about us? We must be finished by now?
gandor1
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23/01/2010 16:57:00

We've won!!!!
PFCblue
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23/01/2010 16:57:00

Excellent day. Have a nice meal Gandor
dedmans
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23/01/2010 16:58:00

Thanks boys. Just found out why you were so excited about Hull.......... !!**?!***??!!!*
gandor1
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23/01/2010 17:00:00

Well I always said Utaka would come good for us :-)
gandor1
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23/01/2010 17:01:00

Oh God how happy am I??...Get in there!!!
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 17:03:00

Gandor; Miranda is sooo jealous of that Main meal, sounds fab.
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 17:05:00

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
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23/01/2010 17:07:00

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
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23/01/2010 17:07:00

Lovely Gandor, lovely thank you she say's.
pentonpompey
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23/01/2010 17:10:00

I thought you had amazing skills Gandor. From the 'Telegraph'?
dedmans
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23/01/2010 17:16:00

utaka upfront......it wasnt hard was it?
ruffcider
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23/01/2010 19:03:00

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
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23/01/2010 21:41:00

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
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23/01/2010 21:46:00

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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24/01/2010 00:33:00

 

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