Portsmouth - Hull v Pompey
UK time is: 02:12:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hull vs. Pompey

KC Stadium

17-09-2011

3pm

Hull v Pompey

Portsmouth make the 550 mile, 10 hour round trip up the M1 this weekend to face one of the teams that accompanied Portsmouth in relegation from the Premiership 17 months ago, Hull City.

Vital Quotes:

Portsmouth showed major improvements in last week's thriller against West Ham, most noticeably managing to find the net 3 times. This week they'll look to replicate this whilst hoping that fortune doesn't favour the Tigers.

Hull have had a indifferent start, earning 9 points from 6 games after 3 wins and 3 losses. They come into this game off the back of consecutive victories, and will have high confidence, although like Portsmouth, they have struggled to notch up the goals this season, scoring just 4 times in 6 games.

Hull Team News:

Hull captain Andy Dawson will miss out after picking up a knee injury in training, which will be a major blow for the Tiger's defence, but other than that will have no new injury concerns. 23 year-old Jack Dobbs, who incidentally was born in Portsmouth, will take over as captain in Dawson's absence.

Player to watch: Matty Fryatt

Matty Fryatt scored 51 goals during his 5 years at Leicester, before signing for Hull at the start of this season. He has only netted once this season so far, but is a clinical finisher and will be a constant threat to the Portsmouth back line.

Pompey Team News:

Likewise, Portsmouth will be without their captain Liam Lawrence after his dismissal last weekend, with David Norris the likely candidate to take the armband. Joel Ward is expected to fill in for Lawrence. Dave Kitson also returns after illness prevented him from featuring last weekend, although he may find himself on the bench after encouraging performances from Benjani, Varney and Huseklepp last weekend.

Player to watch: Benjani

After last week's performance, and his comments during the week, Benjani is looking more and more like the player we remember. Expect a lot of running from him again this week, and after being denied a goal by a flag happy linesman against the Hammers, he'll be hungry to grab his first since returning to the club.

Match Facts & Stats

A detailed list of match stats can be found in the forum, here...

Ref Watch:

Sir Barrington Booksalot.

Match Prediction:

Be sure to keep involved with the games running in the forum for a chance to win some great prizes, all for free.

Make a prediction with Rug's Prediction League here.

And don't forget Frippy's Virtual Bookies, odds can be found here... here.

Next Fixtures:

Portsmouth host Blackpool in the league for the first time since 1981.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: PompeyFrippy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 16 2011

Time: 11:40AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
come on Pompey, lets go bag ourselves three nice points huh!
NZ_Portsmuff
Report Abuse
17/09/2011 12:39:00

come on Pompey, lets go bag ourselves three nice points huh!
NZ_Portsmuff
Report Abuse
17/09/2011 12:39:00

fancy 3pts today and reckon we will get them - why not put in a quick prediction though, i have!
Click here to make your prediction: Hull v Pompey
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
17/09/2011 13:06:00

fancy 3pts today and reckon we will get them - why not put in a quick prediction though, i have!
Click here to make your prediction: Hull v Pompey
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
17/09/2011 13:06:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Wallace opts for Wolves (Thursday May 21 2015)

Do we think that more might leave? (Thursday May 21 2015)

On this day in history...21st May (Thursday May 21 2015)

On this day in history...20th May (Wednesday May 20 2015)

A possible option? (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 90
2. Et_tu_Pompeii 49
3. Pompeytim 37
4. storagematt 21
5. Emsworthianblue 19
6. mslorna48 18
7. Copnor43 17
8. eastneydave 17
9. bhhardinge 12
10. Jimsmithswig 11

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Oxford 46 15 16 15 1 61
14. Dag & Red 46 17 8 21 -1 59
15. Wimbledon 46 14 16 16 -6 58
16. Portsmouth 46 14 15 17 -2 57
17. Accrington 46 15 11 20 -19 56
18. York 46 11 19 16 -5 52
19. Cambridge 46 13 12 21 -5 51

Breaking League News

Former loanee joins Stags
York : 22/05/2015 17:28:01
What If Pelly Had Stayed Fit?
Luton : 22/05/2015 16:50:00
Cresswell takes on more duty
York : 22/05/2015 15:20:01
Cook completes his back room staff
Portsmouth : 22/05/2015 13:24:00
Wembley hero flying again
York : 22/05/2015 12:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Is Cook the right man?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Yep, ticks the right boxes 77%
Nope, not what we needed 6%
Unsure...too soon to say 10%
Maybe, I'm quietly confident though 7%