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Pompey v Sunderland

Pompey
vs.
Sunderland

Fratton

9/2/10

7:45

Pompey have a dress rehearsal for a deck chair clad side, the match on Saturday may be foremost in a lot of fans minds, but tomorrows match could be season defining.

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Pompey are cast adrift at the foot of the table, we have been since August if truth be told, seven points is the gap now, the games in hand have been blown and we need 6 points just to pull level with Wolves above us, our once almost admirable goal difference has also evaporated away, what we need now are wins, pure and simple, if this were cricket we would be the team needing boundaries near the end of an innings.

Pompey go into the match in a rich vein of shit, the goals have dried right up, the defence has opened up like Toys 'r' Us on xmas eve, it is time for that magical Mendes moment, anything less and we can really start to plan trips to palace and Preston once more.
The next phase of our season is crucial, if we perform a glimmer of light may become a beacon, if we don't it will be snuffed out.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey may well welcome back Finnan, this would of been expected anyway, but Vanden Borre limped of Saturday and is doubtful.
Boateng is another doubt, how serious his ankle injury is we don't know, one thing definitely hurt though is his ego, no place for that.
Dindane may get a recall as Pompey surely must switch to a 4-4-2 formation, the last chance saloon is waiting and we need to find some heavy duty hardware.

Player to watch: O'Hara

Seems to be the only player with an appetite at the moment, we need our loanee to load the bullets.

Sunderland Team News:

Sunderland are in wretched form, they have hit a slump to rival Pompey's, a defeat to the blues last month in the cup a rare highlight for Pompey fans.
Bent and Jones are still scoring, but not as prolifically as early on in the season, but the goals are flowing in at the other end, in fact they have conceded as many as us!
Hutton should keep his place, while Zenden and Malbranque are contesting the same spot.

Player to watch: Bent

He was the danger man last month, he scored, Pompey must know what to do this time?

Match Facts & Stats

A draw up North, and a win in the cup at fratton, another little win wouldn't go amiss.

Ref Watch:

Dave Vanian

Match Prediction:

Pompey are on the brink of a fifth owner, maybe a fifth win as well? Place your prediction here.

Next Fixtures:

Another must win against Stoke follows a clash with 'them'


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Monday February 8 2010
Time: 9:58PM

Comments

0
Go for the balls Avram, sod the throat, Tora Tora Tora!
paultsmouth
08/02/2010 21:59:00
0
Need a win, 442 perrrleeeease! We have to go for it, no more negativity.
russellm
08/02/2010 22:42:00
0
Please have a go at them ! Can't wait for the game.....I will go there as optimistic as ever......It better not be at 1745 tho !! :-)
BarneyArmy
08/02/2010 23:18:00
0
no ******footing (i bet this gets blanked out) around avram or i will ******** batter you! you said we have to go for the more winnable games, at this point in time there are not many more winnable ones than sunderland. go for it and go for it big time!
pompeyrug
08/02/2010 23:50:00
0
This is the real do or die game, Roy of the Rovers stuff. With 2 goals scored and 15 conceeded in our last 6 games, this is the game, if any, that could turn it around. A loss will surely extinguish our Premiership flame. We do have the wood on Sunderland in recent seasons, but that could also be a reason for the opposite to occur. I say a tense battle will ensue for both sets of supporters.
pompeygray
09/02/2010 00:32:00
0
It's a real disgrace what these faceless suits are doing to your club, I for one hope Pompey stay in business. Good luck from Vital Liverpool.
WestDerbyRed
09/02/2010 12:37:00
0
Benji is looking to start tonight.
Lemmi
09/02/2010 15:50:00
0
Thanks WestDerbyRed those thoughts are shared by many.
eastneydave
09/02/2010 18:21:00
0
Jones and Bent will start up front
GazJohnson
09/02/2010 18:26:00
0
Utaka plays! Lets hope he does the business! Bloody Tal Ben Haim, (Isreali) of course plays! Needs to be left back, not centre half where he has been woeful! How you feel stanley from moscow? It shows when you are Isreali, you can have shockers and still get picked!
veccccio
09/02/2010 18:50:00
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