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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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Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 8 2010

Time: 9:58PM

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Go for the balls Avram, sod the throat, Tora Tora Tora!
paultsmouth
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08/02/2010 21:59:00

Need a win, 442 perrrleeeease! We have to go for it, no more negativity.
russellm
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08/02/2010 22:42:00

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
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08/02/2010 23:18:00

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
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08/02/2010 23:50:00

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
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09/02/2010 00:32:00

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
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09/02/2010 12:37:00

Benji is looking to start tonight.
Lemmi
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09/02/2010 15:50:00

Thanks WestDerbyRed those thoughts are shared by many.
eastneydave
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09/02/2010 18:21:00

Jones and Bent will start up front
GazJohnson
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09/02/2010 18:26:00

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
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09/02/2010 18:50:00

Team has changed, Dindane for Utaka. Oh dear!
veccccio
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09/02/2010 19:25:00

dindane for utaka.....oh dear, oh dear, oh dear
ruffcider
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09/02/2010 19:28:00

yeh think Utaka is still injured.
PompeyFcMad
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09/02/2010 19:39:00

Dindane for taxi, is what i want to hear!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 19:41:00

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
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09/02/2010 19:43:00

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
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09/02/2010 19:46:00

diop, dindane....oh dear
plymouth graham
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09/02/2010 19:48:00

What i dont understand Vecc's is that he was a more than decent defender at Bolton. Something has gone drastically wrong somewhere!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 19:50:00

Evening Gray
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 19:51:00

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
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09/02/2010 19:53:00

at least mokoenas still out !!
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 19:53:00

Apart from that Vecc's, he is shocking. Saying that I dont think our defence is Premiership quality; fullstop...
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 19:53:00

OFFS!!!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 19:55:00

pen
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 19:56:00

he sent yebda off and its rocha
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 19:58:00

That's it we're down!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 19:59:00

Three words. Un Bee Lievable.
PhilTaglia
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09/02/2010 20:00:00

just got nothing to say !!
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 20:04:00

Wigan have gone one up as well...
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 20:05:00

Evrebo spirit today on Fratton Park...
Stanley (Moscow)
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09/02/2010 20:10:00

Who are the Welsh twins playing up front for The Mackems? Ken and Wyn Jones?
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 20:13:00

diop ! has anyone ever seen him have a good game before??
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 20:22:00

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
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09/02/2010 20:23:00

Hi guys....just got the Quay to work. What's happening? Was there a penalty...
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:25:00

The Wardrobe....He plays just like one!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 20:25:00

Same old story by the sounds of it; No end product!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 20:27:00

if the quay dont work u can get it on the offical pompey site... i have trouble with quay site
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 20:29:00

come on pompey get one before halftime!!
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 20:30:00

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
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09/02/2010 20:30:00

Yeah...got it on the OS hussler.... it's my Vodafone B/band that's the problem.
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:31:00

I agree with Hussler, Corny. The Pompey site is much better for picking up the Quay commentary.
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 20:32:00

We gotta win this....Sunderland are nothing special. Sounds like Dindane is at least in the box.....but not shooting...grrrr...
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:36:00

Who is Quay?
Stanley (Moscow)
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09/02/2010 20:36:00

It's the local radio station in Pompey Stanley.... Quay Radio.
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:39:00

a new player pompey have signed on a free transfer quay wincey bayby
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 20:39:00

Quay is local radio station, Stan
hammersmithblue
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09/02/2010 20:40:00

rochas got a 3 match ban then !! oh well
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 20:40:00

I heard it was groovy baby.....
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:41:00

I heard it was groovy baby.....
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:42:00

Whoops...what happened there? Rocha's made a good start then.
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:43:00

cornypomp Thanks.Now air remind me sky sports news channel.
Stanley (Moscow)
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09/02/2010 20:45:00

45minutes to save whats left of our season...PUP
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 20:54:00

Yeah lets hope we can do it Penton.....a gut wrenching 45...
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 20:56:00

They have a man advantage, and yet sound as if they're there for the taking!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:00:00

There is a God!!!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:01:00

where is pedro mendes when u need him !! we need a mendes moment .... diop !!??
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:05:00

bring on belhadj !!
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:05:00

hes dishing out yellows like thay are scummer tickets
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:06:00

Need his pace hussler....but not another penalty
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:07:00

Don't tell it's going to be another...We played well but.............
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:10:00

As if it ain't bad enough, Scum are beating MK Dons 2-1 and look like they're going to Wembley....FFS!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:13:00

Wilson is Frickin pants! What with Ben Haim, we are sunk
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:18:00

20 minutes......I'm in a pool of sweat here....
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:18:00

same here corny !! this is the most nervers ive been since euro 96 well nearly
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:24:00

come on pompey get a ******** goal they have missed their chances to kill us off .. kanu king kanu with a goal please.
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:25:00

|GOD WILSON IS A LIABILITY!!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:28:00

I can't stand it.....we need a goal....9 mins
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:31:00

thats it we are never gonna score...
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:31:00

we need 2 corn
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:32:00

Another played well....but. I do so hope not.....please.
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:34:00

come on get it up their !!!!!!!!!!!!
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:35:00

we were better with 10 against 11
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:36:00

come on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get a ******** goal 9 men sunderland
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:37:00

Come on Pompey......play up and get one.
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:38:00

how much extra time !???
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:39:00

6mins come on pompey this 6mins is it are we down or not
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:40:00

6 minutes
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:40:00

I said weeks ago we were gone...well we are now!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:41:00

2 mins
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:42:00

yes>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:42:00

Get in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:42:00

Get in there Pompey>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:43:00

who scored
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:43:00

im delayed
pompeyhussler
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09/02/2010 21:44:00

i'll shut up then!!!!!!
pentonpompey
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09/02/2010 21:44:00

A point is a point but they were there for the taking....The spirits there though... LONG LIVE POMPEY......
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:46:00

This point cost 3 :) Great match!
Stanley (Moscow)
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09/02/2010 21:48:00

We've just gotta sort the lack of cohesion amongst the CB's it's a nightmare.
cornypomp
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09/02/2010 21:51:00

Sounds like a cracking game!! cant beleive Wilson almost scored another own goal.. Hopefully, this will spark us into good form
nodster
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09/02/2010 22:09:00

nodster So what?Maybe Wilson want make our top scorer :)
Stanley (Moscow)
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09/02/2010 22:18:00

thanks for the shout out on the quay whoever that was!
pompey88
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09/02/2010 22:28:00

whos gavin? lol. nice mention =)
pompey--pessimist
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09/02/2010 22:31:00

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
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09/02/2010 23:03:00

Well i was wrong about dindane and diop, both did well, but dindane was great
plymouth graham
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10/02/2010 00:12:00

 

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