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Chelsea vs. Pompey




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The eve of a new dawn

Pompey play their second Fa cup final in a couple of years tomorrow, this time we are the biggest underdogs since Dudley Moore tried to pull Bo Derek.

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If you read a quote from anyone outside of a PO postcode, it will predict a Pompey defeat, the pundits point to 1960 since the last time we chalked up a win, Alan Hansen even went as far as to call Chelsea double winners on last weeks match of the day, little respect is being paid to Pompey anywhere, hopefully Chelsea will be as overconfident, we may be down, we may be skint, we even be facing oblivion, but for one more day Pompey can step out into the sunshine at the National stadium and be watched by half the country, if the country loves an underdog, Pompey will have about 30 million fans on Saturday.

Chelsea Team News:

Chelsea have few injury worries, John Terrys' 'broken metatarsal' turned out to him being a big girls blouse, while the only real new worry is that Ivanovic may have a knee problem.

Player to watch: Lampard

Always scores a goal against us, if he doesn't Drogba does.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey have doubts over half the squad, this has been the story nearly all season though, Boateng never travelled with the rest of the squad, so expect him to start then, while Wilson, O'Hara, Dindane and Yebda all have knocks.
Belhadj has recovered but lacks match practice and if he figures it will only be as an impact sub, Richard Hughes may make it yet while Sowah also has a knock after starting the last few games.

Player to watch: O'Hara

I don't care if he has a stress fracture of the back, I reckon he would have to be tied to his bed not to play, he has been Pompey's player of the season 9 times over, he has one more game in Pompey's colours so let this be his day.

Match Facts & Stats

Oh, we always bloody lose, who cares!

Ref Watch:

John Paice, 50 today!

Next Fixtures:

Scunthorpe on a tuesday night, cup of Bovril in hand surrounded by fans who are there for the love of it, not because its the Prem.

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The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 14 2010

Time: 10:25PM

Your Comments

Gotta say guys I wish you all the best & I know all the cliches about "The Cup" but seriously... Chelsea are on fire. I'm a Villa fan I so I know first hand. Gutted its not us playing you tomorrow as I'd have loved to make it three trips to Wembley this season. Good luck. I really hope you wipe that f'kin smug look of Terry's face. He's a thug and I have NO time for the man. Play Up Pompey!
Adam Deuce
Someone do a match report so I can read about what happened when I sober up
Russ it wont be me!! Great stuff Paul se you at WEMBLEY!!
Hope you guys have a cracker day, ill be watching ya all on the big screen!!!!!! Screaming my lungs out!!! Im not confident, but will be singing shouting and screaming in any case! PUP!!
Just popped over from VA to wish you all the very best at Wembley today. Just been to the bookies and done 1-0 Pompey - O'Hara the goalscorer. Good luck, PUP.
Cockney Rich
good luck pompey. wish it was the spurs in the final but ur fans deserve it more than us.
Good Luck today guys, just go out and do what you did against us 'BELIEVE'. lets hope you have something to shout about to finish off a horrible season and also good luck for next year see you's back in the prem!
I have to say the decision not to let your team if you win to play in Europe is a disgrace! Stick it to them Lads
Scunthorpe on a tuesday night, cup of Bovril in hand surrounded by fans who are there for the love of it, not because its the Prem Read more: That for me is what this game is all about. Good luck.
SFC Forever
Well, Im proud as punch, the boys did well, unlucky Boateng, how that could have changed the game, We played well against a Chelsea side who have everything in their favour, well done boys and unlucky!!!!
Well done Pompey, dignity in defeat. Good luck for next season, hope to see you coming straight back up...! Keep that bringing loud...! You'll be missed in the prem.... WTID
Errr... "Keep that Bell ringing loud!" (Dunno what happened with my last post?)
Very Well Played Pompey.
so sorry 4 pompey,unlucky
glendalough yid
well played, they did you proud today and the fans did the club proud.
The Fear
Very unlucky Pompey well played I wish Boateng had of put his foot through that pen, you just never know what would have happened awell no use talking like that your team played well you should feel proud. Like I said earlier see you's the season after next back in the prem and i hope you's can find a new owner asap.
So close for Pompey, an absolute nailbiter. Commiserations for the loss, you played a great game. If there were more players and fans who had the spirit of Pompey the league would be the better for it. Looking forward to your return, all the best in the championship, out of the ashes we hope to see you back soon! Cheers
True to say that the fans did well as expected. You are the life blood of the team and will survive with the spirit you have shown. Says a lot when people from across the clubs all say the same.
SFC Forever
Just watching the FA Cup final and it's sad to see that even David James' job has been taken by a couple of poles...
BigBadBobbyC 9
How wrong can you be about a player. I will never slate Aaron Mokoena ever again, colossus.
Super Bock 1898

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