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Liverpool vs. Pompey

Anfield

15/3/10

20:00

On Sky

Pompey v Liverpool

Pompey travel up to Lancashire in search of a very unlikely double, we have turned over a lacklustre Liverpool side already at Fratton, maybe we can add them to our doubles list that so far includes only Burnley.
Liverpool fans will scoff at the idea, but Pompey will have no fear as we have only pride to play for realistically,(unless the 9 points can somehow be evaded) while Liverpool have had 2 demoralizing defeats in a week, these are added to the 8 further league defeats this season, hardly what you would of expected from the reds this season.

Vital Quotes:

Torres has muddied the waters in an already turbulent sea on Merseyside, by stating that he would have to consider his future if further arrivals did not come, although not as skint as Pompey, the debt situation at Anfield is well documented and failure to qualify in the top 4 would damage the situation further.

So can Pompey pull it off? The bookies wiould give you decent odds, but Liverpool have only 2 World class players in Torres and Gerrard, Carragher is solid, but if you were to remove Reina in goal the rest are average, if Pompey can contain for the first half hour, the partisan home crowd will grow frustrated, Pompey can turn it on in spells, not as consistently as we would like (hence our position) but when it clicks we are still a smart outfit.

Liverpool Team News:

Aurelio and Skrtel are both still crocked, while Benayoun is a major doubt, otherwise its an injury free squad.

Player to watch: Torres

The main goal threat of course, he has admitted to his frustration, let's hope he doesn't take it out on us!!

Pompey Team News:

Rocha is available again after his second suspension in his short Pompey career, Smith, Mokoena and Vanden Borre have all had a run out in a behind doors friendly, but all will likely sit this one out.

Player to watch: Dindane

Hasn't scored for a little while after playing further wide than he likes, but I reckon he is due one.

Match Facts & Stats

2-0 before Christmas, Belhadj with a screamer and Piquionne with an angled finish, we don't generally get much at Anfield, but I seem to remember Lua Lua grabbing an equaliser a couple of years back.

Ref Watch:

Steve Diggle

Match Prediction:

Can Pompey pull off mission impossible and give out another bloody nose? Have your say here.

Next Fixtures:

Hull




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Date:Sunday March 14 2010

Time: 9:26PM

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Go Pompey!!!!
spurs21
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14/03/2010 21:59:00

This is the one for me. I was hoping to go up for the game on the original date and visit family and friends. Ho hum just have to watch it on the telly. I do hope we stuff them.
Lemmi
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14/03/2010 22:25:00

I can't go cos I have broken my foot ; and will console myself with it being gne same injury Rooney got; therefor I must be a top sportsman. Joking apart it is annoying cos I had hoped to go and watch Rob Lloyd being fawned over (gobbled by) Mark Mudie.
russellm
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15/03/2010 00:40:00

Sorry to hear you have broken your foot russell. Hope it doesn't hurt too much. Can't see how we re going to win this, but we can hope. Wouldn't it be good if we did tho? PUP!
gandor1
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15/03/2010 01:57:00

been laid low with a virus all weekend, still far from 'fully fit' but if anyone thinks i am going to miss this one they are crazier than many think i am anyway - crazy as a junkyard dog has often been quoted at me for the amount of time i spend on the road and money it cost!
i have a decent feeling about tonight, we have literally nothing to lose and much, much more pressure will be on them - if the fans turn that would really help us. an unlikely double? perhaps, but one i think we might pull off...
pompeyrug
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15/03/2010 08:09:00

When do you lot get 9 points removed?
GazJohnson
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15/03/2010 10:04:00

Who knows Gaz, who knows. After last night I could probably do with getting 9 pints removed.
Pompeyscum
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15/03/2010 12:35:00

Avoiding defeat will be a bonus for us & those around the top 6. An evening watching at home & hoping we don't get walloped!!!
storagematt
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15/03/2010 16:23:00

Good luck tonight from a rednwhite. Beat the reds and u neva know.
SFC Forever
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15/03/2010 17:00:00

It's nice to think we could get a win - I'm hoping we can get a draw, but its a pity Wilson's been pulled back into defence. Good move again having Belhadj to try to quieten Johnson, who is just back from injury after all. I wonder what's wrong with Jamo?
tracyc
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15/03/2010 19:22:00

Oh and speedy recoveries to both rug & russell.
tracyc
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15/03/2010 19:23:00

Where the hell is James?Jamie Ashdown just awful!
Stanley (Moscow)
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15/03/2010 20:53:00

Unbebloodylievable performance so far.
Lemmi
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15/03/2010 21:01:00

"Unbebloodylievable"? Lemmi where you find this funny word? I'm not sure that understand what's it mean :)))
Stanley (Moscow)
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15/03/2010 21:07:00

Stanley, that was the clean version, after that 4th goal it might be the other one.
Lemmi
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15/03/2010 21:40:00

So why James not played today?
Stanley (Moscow)
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15/03/2010 21:59:00

Calf injury.
Lemmi
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15/03/2010 22:26:00

James has an injury once again stanley or did you think he'd gone for a hair cut?? had you not noticed that we've been losing with James in goal and he's been pretty ***** recently!! unfair to criticise Ashdown mate.............apart from the first error I thought he made some decent saves...did not envy his position tonight that's for sure
woweepompey
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15/03/2010 22:31:00

woweepompey I think so,but there is no any info about it in match preview and commentator on russian tv say nothing about it.Why unfair to criticise Ashdown coz only 3 goal it's 100% his fault?I don't blame him personally, all team was a joke today.
Stanley (Moscow)
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15/03/2010 22:53:00

 

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