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Down, now for day out!

Pompey
vs.
Spurs

Wemberley

11/4/10

16:00

On Sky

Pompey may have taken our inevitable drop to the lower tiers of football, but that was hardly unforseen was it?
Next up is satrip to Wembley, and one that is more unexpected than when were a Premiership force.

Vital Quotes:

Tomorrow will be the highlight of our season, that is unless we return in 5 weeks time of course, but in a season of valleys and troughs, a day out at the home of football will be embraced by all those who see through blue tinted goggles.
If we overcome the manager and players who once wore our own Royal blue, Chelsea will await in the season show piece, so a club that is the equivalent of Orphan Annie, has to first overcome 2 sets of Daddy Warbucks to once again hold up the silverware.

30 odd thousand fans will again head North to the footballing mecca, tomorrow is all about the football rather than finance and woe.

Pompey Team News:

The Fa cup has proven to be an elixir in the Pompey treatment room, KPB who was out tfor the season has made a miraculous recovery, while our two Algerians have shown all the recovery powers of a phoenix to also be available. Tommy Smith has recovered from a broken beak and will also be able to feature.
Out though will be Jamie O'Hara, he cannot figure due to loan conditions, he will have to console himself with a place in the final no doubt.
Vanden Borre also blew his chances of a Wembley appearance after his sending off last week, Finnan is fit to start however.
From our succesful campaign of 2008, only James, Utaka, Diop and Kanu look likely or able to figure, the rest have either signed for Spurs or are injured!
Dindane may get a swansong appearance, his loan conditions will see him have to be permanent if he plays any more, that will not happen.

Player to watch: Kanu

He may well not start, but will figure at some stage, if one Pompey player has the pedigree, it is the King.

Spurs Team News:

Spurs have almost a full squad to choose from, Defoe and Crouch and Pavlyuchenko will vy for two spots up front, while King should return to marshall the defence, poor old Younes is cup-tied after playing for Pompey earlier. Kranjcar will no doubt start alongside compatriot Modric.
Corluka and Dawson have an outside chance of making it.

Player to watch: Defoe

Not a pompey favourite after basically throwing in the towel for Pompey while still at the club, but he is a real goal threat.

Match Facts & Stats

Spurs fans will tell you that every time they have beaten Pompey in the cup they have gone on to win it, that is twice, in 1991 and 1967, Pompey of course have only met them the twice!

Ref Watch:

Field Marshall Montgomery

Next Fixtures:

A meaningless Premiership fixture against someone or other


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Saturday April 10 2010
Time: 8:52PM

Comments

0
Is everybody ready? Lets let the watching millions see what they will be missing when we depart this lopsided division!!
paultsmouth
10/04/2010 20:54:00
0
Come On Pompey! We can't lose to jamies dad and the others.
pompeyfcmad
10/04/2010 20:56:00
0
what is the betting that if you beat the Sadspurs Dindane can get a reprieve. His parent club would look pretty despicable if he was kept from a game that he deserves to play in because of some stupid clause in a loan agreement.
SFC Forever
10/04/2010 20:56:00
0
Glad that Janice is cup tied.
hammersmithblue
10/04/2010 21:30:00
0
"Day out"? B0ll0cks to that - we're going there to win it, aren't we? Come on everyone - INDOMITABLE SPIRIT from us and the team will win the day and show the world!
ninjatim
10/04/2010 22:25:00
0
ninjatim, WAKE UP... it's morning, take your hand off it.
TeddyLyon
10/04/2010 22:34:00
0
Never say never!
alonrose
10/04/2010 23:05:00
0
yep i do want the day out, and i will enjoy it for big time but i also DO want to win and believe that we can win! almost time for me to set off, i will see some of you this afternoon, come on pompey you can do it.
pompeyrug
11/04/2010 07:06:00
0
Teddylyon.. go back to Vital Spurs ..there's nothing left to rape over here !
Chix
11/04/2010 07:48:00
0
I want to win, but I want a d@m good day even if we don't - we deserve it. It's all about us getting behind the team and making this a fantastic day. Wemberley Wemberley We're the famous Portsmouth City and we're going to Wemberley!
tracyc
11/04/2010 07:53:00
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