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Pompey v Forest

Notts Forest




Pompey return to Fratton park after a profitable couple of trips on the road, Forest await and Pompey get the chance to improve on what has been an almost perfect October.

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If Pompey win tomorrow they go above Forest, quite a feat considering Forest have lost only twice so far, Pompey of course lost 5 of the first 7 games, but such our progress has been we are vering on usurping our Midland rivals. Forest have drawn 7 of their fixtures however, that is how they have remained in touching distance 13 games in.

Billy Davies and Steve Cotterill have been very vocal about each other, their pathes have crossed many times, they were first acquaninted when at Preston and Burnley, last season of course both were in Nottingham, a mutual respect and friendship is evident.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey can welcome back Rocha after just one game missed through injury, if he can displace either Sonko or Mokoena however reamains to be seen, Mokoena looks a certainty to remain in the side while Sonko had his best game yet at Hull, Hull did play to his strengths though and I reckon Cotterill will go for his Portugese for his better play on the ground.
Pompey look very likely to go for their settled line up once more, it really is a case of nothing is broke, nothing needs fixing!

Player to watch: Lawrence

Had a couple of quiter ones after his barnstorming start, he has been carrying a slight knock though, after a weeks rest hopefully he will be back to being his most dynamic once more.

Notts Forest Team News:

Ryan Bertrand has completed a one match ban, he should displace Chambers at left back.
Bob Earnshaw is in contention after a thigh injury, while Tyson and McCleary both have niggles but should play.

Player to watch: McGugan

Steve Stone picked him out as the Forest dangerman and its easy to see why, he has 7 goals in 8 games from what is essentially an old inside forward position, he is the hub of the team at this moment in time.

Match Facts & Stats

Pompey have won the last 5 on the bounce against Forest, this after losing our first 5 against them!
One match that really sticks in the mind was March 2000, Pompey went behind in the 80th minute, only for Tommy Thorgesen to equalise, his air guitar celebration still vivid, then Steve Claridge got the winner in injury time.

Ref Watch:

Mickie Most

Match Prediction:

Can Cotterill seal manager of the month tomorrow? Place your bet here.

Next Fixtures:

Derby on the box next Saturday

Date:Friday October 29 2010
Time: 8:19PM

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Can't wait to go over tommorow, should be a cracking atmosphere and hopefully another 3pts! PUP!
29/10/2010 20:36:00
I've gone for Pompey to win 9-4 and a 2-1 victory at 2-1. It's gonna be a great atmos, just been tellin the Rug, people are happy things are being sorted and its just like old times, got a desperate urge to shout BLUE ARMY !
29/10/2010 21:58:00
You're not shouting loud enough because I can't hear you from where I am sitting. I have you winning and also winning both HT and FT
SFC Forever
29/10/2010 23:18:00
Great again isn't it? Iy has the feel of 2002 about it again, thinking you can win any game and still be amazed when the wins keep coming!
30/10/2010 08:56:00
Notts Forest? Who they then??
30/10/2010 09:19:00
lol, i was waiting for a forest fan to comment on that...

lets hope that bubble does not burst today as the size of crowd we have today gives us a chance to get some 'sustained growth' going as people could be tempted into half season tickets!
it is human nature that some would be 'turned off' if we did lose... if we do tho, so be it i guess.
but we WILL NOT lose today...
30/10/2010 09:29:00
Happy Days are back .. hope we start losing as I don't wanna return to the prem ... well not yet anyway ... The buzz is back around the place and soo many of the hangers on have buggered off. Fratton Park needs to be full of people with Pompey in their heart .. not people just wanting to see Scoucers or Manx... Let the good old days begin once more ... Sing loud & sing proud my friends ... PLAY UP POMPEY.. POMPEY PLAY UP
30/10/2010 09:36:00
Whilst our little run will have to come to an end sometime, its not going to be today. FP will be rocking, we've got coming out of admin to celebrate and we're growing in confidence. Russ, for a moment I thought you were predicting a 9-4 win! that would be fun! PUP.
30/10/2010 09:51:00
Big game for both teams today and one that should give each an indication as to how well they're doing. 1-1 for me.
30/10/2010 09:52:00
Who's going today then?
30/10/2010 11:54:00
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