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Stevenage v Pompey

Stevenage
vs.
Pompey

Broadhall way

9/8/10

19:45

On Sky

Pompey take on Stevenage for the first ever time tomorrow night, Sky obviously fancy an upset so a covering it!

Vital Quotes:

Stevenage enjoyed their first taste of Football league yesterday, first taking the lead and then coming from behind to equalise in the last minute, 1 game and 1 point, now they have a first taste of League cup action and will fancy the scalp of Pompey. They are no strangers to cup runs however, they were the first team to win a final at the 'new' Wembley and made the final again last season.

Stevenage Team News:

Jon Ashton has injured his hip and will miss out, while David Bridges serves out a suspension, Robbie Sinclair and Chris Beardsley are waiting to fill in.

Player to watch: Chris Griffin

He was a 2 time scorer yesterday, so that makes him this seasons top man and also Stevenage's all time top scorer in football league!

Pompey Team News:

Pompey will not have the luxury of resting a few players tomorrow, this was the norm during our top flight tenure, one player who may earn that right is Mullins who has been waiting for a jab in a knee problem.
The only other real change we may see is Peter Gregory or Marlon Pack getting more of a run out.

Player to watch: Nugent

Not given a sniff at Coventry, but he has certainly had more success in cup games with Pompey than any other game.

Match Facts & Stats

First time meeting between the two, so the last time we said that was Ac Milan, Wolfsburg and Heereneven!

Ref Watch:

Dave Rowntree

Match Prediction:

Can Pompey kick start their season? Place your bets here.

Next Fixtures:

Reading in a Fratton curtain raiser


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Sunday August 8 2010
Time: 7:50PM

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Comments

0
I hate cup games, especially in the begining. Not because it is a cup game, but because we really haven't got the players for these matches. We have to play our full team and this could mean trouble. On the other hand, we must win comfortably, so we can gain some momentum.
Pompey Malta
08/08/2010 21:06:00
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pompey tend to do not so badly in cup games of late, so maybe i can see a win, a slim one at 1-0. i might go to this game... anyone else thinking the same?
pompey--pessimist
08/08/2010 21:56:00
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I predicted a 0-2 win to Pompey but there again I did went for the same result against Coventry...... Doh ! Sorry Pessimist I'll have to sit this one out; you still in Nth Surrey?
russellm
08/08/2010 22:18:00
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russ - yep, graduated last year, but still no job - thats all to be expected I suppose!! If im going I need to drive to pompey then back to surb, then to stevenage, then back to surb... or i could do nothing all day and watch it on pirated sky =)
pompey--pessimist
09/08/2010 00:04:00
0
... or in the pub!
pompey--pessimist
09/08/2010 00:04:00
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"First time meeting between the two, so the last time we said that was Ac Milan, Wolfsburg and Heereneven!" - a very scary thought... I'm hoping Nugent will at least open his account for the season tomorrow.
Lysimachus
09/08/2010 00:25:00
0
One of those fairytale games for Stevenage, I'm assuming Sky will pick up on the whole "3 months ago one of these clubs were non-league and the others were in the FA Cup Final..." thing, which is probably why they picked to show this match, just to use that line. I'd take a scrappy win but I wouldn't be losing too much sleep if we don't progress in this competition.
PompeyFrippy
09/08/2010 01:46:00
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And in a never ending mission to plug my Virtual Betting game, the link is here for anyone to join the fun... http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=11587&posts=6&mid=108605#M108605
PompeyFrippy
09/08/2010 01:48:00
0
Got to agree with Frippy we have not got the squad to progess in the league cup, playing league games will be a struggle enough. Is this Pompey's first ever competitve game in Hertfordshire??
eastneydave
09/08/2010 09:17:00
0
Do we still have out internationals available?
wellyit
09/08/2010 09:42:00
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