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Doncaster vs. Pompey




The championship is upside down..

If only this league was inverted, still its not, Pompey and Donny are on the precipice, one, if not both will slip tomorrow..

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First off, many thanks to Frippy for covering my reports sabatical, I've now returned to document what will probably be a further slip down the divisional pyramid, and one we have expected since November to be honest.

The third tier awaits for the first time since 1983, nearly thirty years of course, it was also the first time I had a season ticket so feels almost nostalgic to plummet back there.

The season close will be the start of another period of uncertainty off the field, the trust is gathering pledges of course, otherwise it is very quiet as any prospective buyers are either scared off or are keeping their cards very close.

Doncaster Team News:

Doncaster's big gamble on taking on players from Africa and France to 'showcase' has failed miserably, Willy McKay sanctioned those deals, so they, like we, have reason to feel vary wary of his motives.

On the field, Diouf will miss his customary warm welcome from the blue hoards, injury has curtailed his participance.

Goals are what Doncaster have missed with Billy Sharp joining the scum, James Hayter has that onus now, he remains the most likely.

Player to watch: Coppinger

He was impressive last term, he obviously hasn't had the same success this year, but a good performance could showcase him for a higher level.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey have a virus in the camp (some may say there has been one all season) this has placed a few players in the doubtful department, most likely Norris who has missed training.

Rocha has recovered from his slight calf strain to be available, while Kitson may also replace Benjani on the bench.

Player to watch: Allan

He has been a success in his short period at the club, he feded on tuesday night after a bright start, but he has the energy we need.

Match Facts & Stats

Pompey haven't lost in this Yorkshire outpost since 1979, a nice long period, but with few meetings.

Ref Watch:

Yootha Joyce

Match Prediction:

Time is running out on the prediction league as quick as it is on the championship itself, stick your best here.

Next Fixtures:

Palace next tuesday at the park

The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 13 2012

Time: 7:50PM

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Welcome back Paul!! Yootha Joyce as a ref makes the mind boggle. Take it George (Brian Murphy)will run the line and I have heard he is a Pompey fan - born in Ventnor!!
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13/04/2012 20:26:00

Brian Murphy is indeed a pokey fan Dave, I expect his pledge is in!
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13/04/2012 20:42:00

I take over for a few weeks and we spiral to the edge of relegation, just a coincidence I'm sure. Nonetheless it's been a pleasure Paul, good to have you back!
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