Vital Football

Scunny v Pompey

Scunny
vs.
Pompey

Glanford Park

07-05-2011

12.45pm

The away form has been better than our home really this season and we ended the home season with a defeat on Monday that saw Norwich go up. Can we end the away form, and the season altogether, on a positive note at the already relegated Scunthorpe tomorrow though?

Vital Quotes:

This, in many ways, has all the makings of a real 'nothing game' as it is essentially, final game of the season or not, a dead rubber as Scunny are already down and all in all most of our players have played the last few weeks out as if it was a summer training camp! So, how up for it will either side be?

It would be nice if both sets of players were, but I have my reservations.

I would love us to witness an end of season spectacular, and I will keep my fingers crossed but in all honesty will not be expecting much...

Scunny Team News:

Chris Dagnall - hip injury - is a doubt and that would be good for us as he is a dangerous little forward.

Josh Wright - back, Andy Hughes - stomach strain and Matt Godden - groin - are all out along with Garry Thompson.

Player to watch: Joe Murphy

Hopefully we can keep the Irishman busy to finally make a keeper earn his corn as we have not done much of this recently!

Pompey Team News:

Steve Cotterill has a pretty much full strength squad to select from - one of the loanees, probably Ibrahima Sonko, will again miss out though.

Rocha John Rocha - suspension - is the only one out really as Dave Kitson 'should' return after his rib injury, fingers crossed he is not fit enough!

I wonder how many of this current batch - have we not been here before - will we see pulling on the famous blue shirt again?!

Player to watch: Danny Webber

The way I see it the guy is out of contract, almost literally playing for his future, so what have we got to lose by actually giving him a start? And ideally playing him alongside someone - even if it is Kitson if he is fit - in an orthodox 4-4-2 and trying to at least get some idea of what next season could bring from him, assuming he is given a new deal?

Match Facts & Stats

In 19 previous meetings in total Pompey hold a 7-5 lead, with 7 draws. Away though we are 3-2 behind with 3 draws.

The last meeting came in March with us winning 2-0 at Fratton, the meeting before that was in the FA cup in January 2004, which we won 2-1 at Fratton.

The last meeting between these two sides in a league game at Scunthorpe came way back in October 1980 when we lost an old fourth division game 1-0.

Ref Watch:

Anyone but our 'friend' Friend!

Match Prediction:

Basically a dead rubber, but is this destined to be a bore draw or an end of season spectacular? It has been 11 games since Scunny kept a cleansheet so fingers crossed we can at least score!

Make your prediction here.

Next Fixtures:

Sometime, and somewhere, in pre-season - what price the fixture computer spitting out a south coast derby on the opening day of next season...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust


Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday May 6 2011
Time: 4:44PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Just voted for 1-1 there down and we are feeling 'down'.
MickTait
06/05/2011 19:44:00
0
At least I got the result and scorer right should help in the prediction league
MickTait
07/05/2011 17:18:00
0
Danny Webber will not be offered a new contract rumour has it
pompeyyong
07/05/2011 18:18:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Pompey v Newport?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win0%
Draw0%
Newport win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 2:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug69
2.PompeyFrippy45
3.storagematt37
4.Copnor4322
5.stubbsy00722
6.FrattonBlue19
7.eastneydave15
8.Jimsmithswig13
9.pompeyweller13
10.uspompeyfan11
Write for Vital Football