Date:Friday December 10 2010
Pompey resume action at last after an enforced break caused by the weather, Norwich await and Pompey will be looking to build on their impressive win at Swansea.
Norwich although nestled nicely on the East coast, is absolutely miles away, in fact a little stat I heard earlier points out that it is the same distance as Old Trafford!
Norwich have been a bit of yo-yo side in recent years, founder members of the Premier league, they also had a European run with the likes of Jeremy Goss and Efan Ekoku, since then it has been up and down, but never not entertaining.
I remember many an encounter over the years, one encounter that really sticks in my mind was from September 1997, in fact the referee is engrained in my memory to this day, it was the dark days of Terry Fenwick and Venables, Pompey were leading by a rare goal from Andy Turner, we were down to ten men and clinging on, the referee was called Barry Knight of Orpington, Kent (see, told you he scarred me for life), it was the days before a board was held up to indicate how long was left, Knight in all his wisdom played 12 minutes of injury time, seemingly adding on another minute until Norwich scored which they duely did. The ref then blamed the Pompey fans for all the bonus time as they never returned the ball quick enough when it went in the crowd!
Norwich will be without captain and top scorer Grant Holt, he serves a one match ban for 5 bookings, Jackson looks likely to partner Coldplay's lead singer in his place.
Drury, Smith and Hughes all miss out through injury.
Making his 100th appearance and out to impress, hopefully it will go as well as Ricky Ponting's 150th test!
Dickinson serves the last of his 3 match ban, Ward will deputise once more, Pompey though look likely to field an unchanged side once more, continuity seems to be Cotterill's watchword!
Been bigged up by Rocha in the week, goals will enhance his stature once more.
It was 23 years ago Pompey last won in Norfolk, Barry Horne earning a rare win in our return to the top flight.
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Scunny at Fratton
Date:Friday December 10 2010
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