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Pompey vs. Sunderland

Fratton

9/2/10

7:45

Pompey v Sunderland

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.

Vital Quotes:

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'




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The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 8 2010

Time: 9:58PM

Your Comments

Go for the balls Avram, sod the throat, Tora Tora Tora!
paultsmouth
Need a win, 442 perrrleeeease! We have to go for it, no more negativity.
russellm
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
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
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
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
Benji is looking to start tonight.
Lemmi
Thanks WestDerbyRed those thoughts are shared by many.
eastneydave
Jones and Bent will start up front
GazJohnson
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
Team has changed, Dindane for Utaka. Oh dear!
veccccio
dindane for utaka.....oh dear, oh dear, oh dear
ruffcider
yeh think Utaka is still injured.
PompeyFcMad
Dindane for taxi, is what i want to hear!!
pentonpompey
If Grant plays diamond again we wont win. The quay are right, no width, no wingers. If thats the case, Grant has to go back to the whore house to relax and take things easy! Then when he turns up for work the next day, sack the undignified idiot!
veccccio
Pent, I know you know your football. Tell me, I am seeing things with Ben Haim? He is shocking, yet he still gets picked(Isreali). Would you pick him as centre half?
veccccio
diop, dindane....oh dear
plymouth graham
What i dont understand Vecc's is that he was a more than decent defender at Bolton. Something has gone drastically wrong somewhere!
pentonpompey
Evening Gray
pentonpompey
would you pick him? Still have not forgiven you for kidknaping Utaka. Saw him friday in a red ferrari F430 coming out of Goodwood behind a Rolls, Murcialago and Continental GT. Felt like a pawper in my A8
veccccio
at least mokoenas still out !!
pompeyhussler
Apart from that Vecc's, he is shocking. Saying that I dont think our defence is Premiership quality; fullstop...
pentonpompey
OFFS!!!!!
pentonpompey
pen
pompeyhussler
he sent yebda off and its rocha
pompeyhussler
That's it we're down!!!
pentonpompey
Three words. Un Bee Lievable.
PhilTaglia
just got nothing to say !!
pompeyhussler
Wigan have gone one up as well...
pentonpompey
Evrebo spirit today on Fratton Park...
Stanley (Moscow)
Who are the Welsh twins playing up front for The Mackems? Ken and Wyn Jones?
pentonpompey
diop ! has anyone ever seen him have a good game before??
pompeyhussler
we need some luck if we are gonna get a draw out of this one !! i can see another pompey player getting sent off the way its going
pompeyhussler
Hi guys....just got the Quay to work. What's happening? Was there a penalty...
cornypomp
The Wardrobe....He plays just like one!
pentonpompey
Same old story by the sounds of it; No end product!
pentonpompey
if the quay dont work u can get it on the offical pompey site... i have trouble with quay site
pompeyhussler
come on pompey get one before halftime!!
pompeyhussler
Hi Corny, there sure was, defence as always well off the pace. we don't sound too bad going forward...But same old story, no end product!
pentonpompey
Yeah...got it on the OS hussler.... it's my Vodafone B/band that's the problem.
cornypomp
I agree with Hussler, Corny. The Pompey site is much better for picking up the Quay commentary.
pentonpompey
We gotta win this....Sunderland are nothing special. Sounds like Dindane is at least in the box.....but not shooting...grrrr...
cornypomp
Who is Quay?
Stanley (Moscow)
It's the local radio station in Pompey Stanley.... Quay Radio.
cornypomp
a new player pompey have signed on a free transfer quay wincey bayby
pompeyhussler
Quay is local radio station, Stan
hammersmithblue
rochas got a 3 match ban then !! oh well
pompeyhussler
I heard it was groovy baby.....
cornypomp
I heard it was groovy baby.....
cornypomp
Whoops...what happened there? Rocha's made a good start then.
cornypomp
cornypomp Thanks.Now air remind me sky sports news channel.
Stanley (Moscow)
45minutes to save whats left of our season...PUP
pentonpompey
Yeah lets hope we can do it Penton.....a gut wrenching 45...
cornypomp
They have a man advantage, and yet sound as if they're there for the taking!
pentonpompey
There is a God!!!!!
pentonpompey
where is pedro mendes when u need him !! we need a mendes moment .... diop !!??
pompeyhussler
bring on belhadj !!
pompeyhussler
hes dishing out yellows like thay are scummer tickets
pompeyhussler
Need his pace hussler....but not another penalty
cornypomp
Don't tell it's going to be another...We played well but.............
pentonpompey
As if it ain't bad enough, Scum are beating MK Dons 2-1 and look like they're going to Wembley....FFS!
pentonpompey
Wilson is Frickin pants! What with Ben Haim, we are sunk
pentonpompey
20 minutes......I'm in a pool of sweat here....
cornypomp
same here corny !! this is the most nervers ive been since euro 96 well nearly
pompeyhussler
come on pompey get a ******** goal they have missed their chances to kill us off .. kanu king kanu with a goal please.
pompeyhussler
|GOD WILSON IS A LIABILITY!!!!
pentonpompey
I can't stand it.....we need a goal....9 mins
cornypomp
thats it we are never gonna score...
pompeyhussler
we need 2 corn
pompeyhussler
Another played well....but. I do so hope not.....please.
cornypomp
come on get it up their !!!!!!!!!!!!
pompeyhussler
we were better with 10 against 11
pompeyhussler
come on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get a ******** goal 9 men sunderland
pompeyhussler
Come on Pompey......play up and get one.
cornypomp
how much extra time !???
pompeyhussler
6mins come on pompey this 6mins is it are we down or not
pompeyhussler
6 minutes
cornypomp
I said weeks ago we were gone...well we are now!!!
pentonpompey
2 mins
cornypomp
yes>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
cornypomp
Get in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
Get in there Pompey>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
cornypomp
who scored
pompeyhussler
im delayed
pompeyhussler
i'll shut up then!!!!!!
pentonpompey
A point is a point but they were there for the taking....The spirits there though... LONG LIVE POMPEY......
cornypomp
This point cost 3 :) Great match!
Stanley (Moscow)
We've just gotta sort the lack of cohesion amongst the CB's it's a nightmare.
cornypomp
Sounds like a cracking game!! cant beleive Wilson almost scored another own goal.. Hopefully, this will spark us into good form
nodster
nodster So what?Maybe Wilson want make our top scorer :)
Stanley (Moscow)
thanks for the shout out on the quay whoever that was!
pompey88
whos gavin? lol. nice mention =)
pompey--pessimist
Would you believe it, a power cut here at kick-off and only just come back. Sounds like it was a good game. Hope it lifts the lads for Saturday.
PFCblue
Well i was wrong about dindane and diop, both did well, but dindane was great
plymouth graham
 

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