Date:Monday August 15 2011
Reading roll into Fratton tomorrow evening, no doubt fancing their chances after an impresive win away to promotion favourites Leicester, that and Pompey's slow start will encourage their fans.
Well Benjani has signed and is available, he has cited a lack of fitness however, hopefully he willl not start on half batteries, that would do his game no favours and make him more susceptible to injury.
Reading puled off somewhat of a shock last weekend, beating Leicester by 2 goals on their turf is no mean feat, Pompey however will probably have in the back of their minds the defeat at the Madjeski last spring, the game was ruined by Rocha's sending off, it was also the end of our play-off push and the catalyst for a fine end of season run by themselves.
Well does Benji start? Kanu is highly unlikely to after playing on saturday, Kitson will probably come straight back in, hopefully in a 4-4-2 after the formation on saturday made us look somewhat one dimensional.
Young Ryan Williams did himself no harm again after his 10 minutes, he looks an asset form the bench so far.
Ricardo Rocha will no doubt be smarting after missing out against Brighton, Mokoena however defended stoutly on the day. Another player eyeing a starting slot will be JHason pearce who is finally legible after suspension.
Hardly a difficult choice, he is a hero at Fratton, hopefully his fitness levels are high enough to make a favourable impression.
Jay Tabb is available for the first time this season for Reading, he like Pearce for Pompey paid the price for a play-off sending off.
Manset came off at the weekend, this turns out to have been a precautionary measure with him suffering cramp.
Ok it's only 2 games in, but he has a goal a game record so far, the Frenchman is revelling in his role now Shane Long has departed.
Everyone remembers the 7-4 game a few years back, Benjani got a hat-trick in that one and Kitson also netted for Reading, almost a year to the day however we drew 1-1 with Ciftci netting our goal only for Jimmy Kebe who had given Carl Dickinson twisted blood to equalise with a couple of minutes remaining.
Plonk you effort here.
away to a meeting with Jamo and his Bristol city side
Date:Monday August 15 2011
Scunny winger becomes latest Pompey signing (Monday May 20 2013)
Winger signing imminent? (Monday May 20 2013)
On this day in history...20th May (Monday May 20 2013)
On this day in history...19th May (Sunday May 19 2013)
Pompey predictions league - winners! (Saturday May 18 2013)
On this day in history...18th May (Saturday May 18 2013)
Sullivan brought in to replace Eastwood (Friday May 17 2013)
On this day in history...17th May (Friday May 17 2013)
On this day in history...16th May (Thursday May 16 2013)
End of the line for duo? (Wednesday May 15 2013)
|Scunny winger becomes latest Pompey signing
» Portsmouth : 20/05/2013 22:17:00
|DRFC Hume unclear what the future holds
» Doncaster : 20/05/2013 21:28:00
|The Final Throw?
» Coventry : 20/05/2013 20:41:00
|DRFC Dickov - Good or bad appointment?
» Doncaster : 20/05/2013 20:18:00
|DRFC Ryan delighted with Dickov appointment
» Doncaster : 20/05/2013 18:56:00
|DRFC Dickov excited about Rovers challenge
» Doncaster : 20/05/2013 18:33:00
|DRFC Dickov the new Rovers manager
» Doncaster : 20/05/2013 16:45:00