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Pompey v Barnet

Pompey
vs.
Barnet

Fratton

9/8/11

19:45pm

Pompey open their Fratton account for the season against Barnet in the league cup, maybe not the match we wanted for a curtain raiser, but there you go.

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This match is likely to be poorly attended, not just because Pompey entertain Brighton on satyrday, but because Barnet would not agree with Pompey trying to slash ticket costs for the match, the face value for a cheapest ticket will be 17, probably not too many takers for that against a team who narrowly avoided dropping from the league last term.

Barnet had a fair pre-season including a 3-2 win over a Spurs XI, after last seasons turmoil they got off to a flier at Morecombe this week, winning by one goal to get early points on the board.

Lawrie Sanchez is the man pulling the strings, the Irishman with the cockney accent and Spanish name has plenty of managerial experience and will have drilled Barnet into a much better unit this term.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey have a doubt over Liam Lawrence once more, he felt a pain in his hamstring but a scan has shown up clear, it's a matter of finding what his latest problem is in a long list of niggles.

Jason Pearce serves the second of a three match ban.

If Steve Cotterill is likely to tinker with his line up, Henderson looks most likely to getting an outing, Ryan Williams may also get a first start.

Otherwise Pompey are likely to go with the same team, such are our limited options.

Player to watch: Williams

The young Aussie is certainly making people sit up and take notice, he obviously has quality, its just time to put promise onto the field.

Barnet Team News:

Steve Kabba and Izale McLeod are probably the most recognisable names amongst the Bees squad, Kabba though is crocked at the moment and Jason price who is on loan started the season up front.
Dennehy and Leach who both missed large chunks of last season are both still absent.

Player to watch: McLeod

Ex England U21 striker, had a prolific spell with MK Dons but fell away somewhat, rediscovered some form last term with 14 goals.

Match Facts & Stats

We've only met once before, Guy Whittingham netting a hat-trick in a 5-0 win at Underhill.

Ref Watch:

John Graham Mellor

Match Prediction:

stick you guess here.

Next Fixtures:

Brighton at Fratton


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Monday August 8 2011
Time: 8:24PM

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Comments

0
SC should give a run out to the young ones. I expect to see Sam Magri amongst the subs at least and Williams in the starting 11. This should be an easy match, but we have to make sure we go out and cruise to a comfortable victory.
Pompey Malta
08/08/2011 20:34:00
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17 cheapest ticket??.......my guess......7491..... anyone else up for guessing how many turn up?
pentonpompey
08/08/2011 21:00:00
0
4500 to turn up.... We could come unstuck depending on who we play, I wouldnt risk Lawrence as Saturday is more important I'll go 1-0 Pompey.
pompeyweller
08/08/2011 21:10:00
0
17 blackburn charge less than that against the likes of man u and arsenal.. but i heard it wasnt our fault as the two clubs have to come to an agreement over ticket prices and we insisted they get lowerd but they were not having it... ??
pompeyhussler
08/08/2011 21:51:00
0
Less than 4000
uktony
08/08/2011 22:12:00
0
6548 will turn up and fair enough i suppose Hussler the 'smaller' teams need the money from these games so i don't mind too much
pompeym@
08/08/2011 22:13:00
0
So it won't just be me there, then?
Et_tu_Pompeii
09/08/2011 07:49:00
0
I'm going. First game in... almost exactly a year.
pompeycarpet
09/08/2011 12:45:00
0
Oh for fricks sake!!! WAKE UP BOY'S!!!!
pentonpompey
09/08/2011 20:17:00
0
We sound bloody awful!...and Henderson sounds like a right muppet in goal!!
pentonpompey
09/08/2011 20:19:00
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