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Yeovil vs. Pompey

Huish Park

02-10-2012

7.45pm

Yeovil v Pompey

Pompey are on the road again, fresh from a first Fratton win at the weekend, when we travel to 'fellow strugglers' Yeovil tonight.

Vital Quotes:

The weekend game against Scunny was almost a 'must win' game even though we were just about to move into October.

Technically we stand on -2pts now, a 'winnable' game at Yeovil gives us the chance to move into a positive total and with them on a poor run of form, with MK Dons coming up at the weekend for us, this would be an ideal time to get back-to-back wins!

Yeovil Team News:

Ed Upson - suspension - is out following a sending off at the weekend. With him described as 'an influential midfielder', 5 assists tends to suggest this is right, that might not be a bad thing!

James Hayter looks like he will be recalled up top.

Player to watch: James Hayter

Coming back into the starting 11, which it seems he will, should mean their joint top scorer will want to impress to stay in the side.

Pompey Team News:

Appy was given another injury problem at the weekend, Darel Russell - hamstring - limped away from the win and will be out for a couple of weeks at least it seems. He joins Luke Rodgers - thigh - and Josh Thompson - ankle - in missing out.

Gabor Gyepes - ankle - should be fit though following his MOTM showing at the weekend.

New signing Akos Buzsaky is in the squad but a lack of fitness will see him, probably, start on the bench with Johnny Ertl getting Russell's spot in midfield, which I think is fair as I must say he impressed me when he came on.

Player to watch: Izale McLeod

The guy has not always been at his best since he arrived.

Again at the weekend he showed many sides of his game, not always good! He fluffed a sitter; luckily Gyepes made up for this but soon after then also saw a cracking effort come back off the bar. He did the hard work before hitting a post and put in the occasional hard work but generally looked lazy and disinterested again, spending a fair amount of time berating his teammates - I am not sure you can blame them if your first touch is pretty poor can you?

A confidence player perhaps that thrives on goals, but he needs to know that if he puts in a shift that will be worth enough for many among the Pompey faithful - if he puts in this shift great support for him will come and I suspect the goals will also follow...

Match Facts & Stats

Tonight will be the first ever-competitive meeting between the sides.

Pre-season friendlies have been played, with us going to Huish Park and winning 2-0 in 2007 when LuaLua and Geovani - then a trialist who went onto sign for Hull - scored in Nugent's first outing as a Pompey player.

How times have changed since then!

Ref Watch:

Dick Dastardly.

Match Prediction:

Getting the 'monkey off our back' of a first home win really should give us a lift, and facing a side that has lost 5 in a row really should see us going into this one 'rubbing our hands together', but this is Pompey we are talking about!

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Next Fixtures:

Away again at the weekend when we go to MK Dons, for what I think will be another first meeting with the side formerly known as Wimbledon.

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Date:Tuesday October 2 2012

Time: 10:55AM

Your Comments

Looking at Pompeyrama looks as though a tickle on 2-2 could be in order as that is the score we have had away on this day the last 3 times!
Pompeyweller
Looking at Pompeyrama looks as though a tickle on 2-2 could be in order as that is the score we have had away on this day the last 3 times!
Pompeyweller
Geovani signed for man city first rug!
paultsmouth
Geovani signed for man city first rug!
paultsmouth
Geovanni definetly played the friendly Rug and I watched him; first time I met the landlord in person. Geo was a class above everyone else and having committed to Pompey he didn't turn up for training two days later and instead went and signed for Citeh
russellm
Geovanni definetly played the friendly Rug and I watched him; first time I met the landlord in person. Geo was a class above everyone else and having committed to Pompey he didn't turn up for training two days later and instead went and signed for Citeh
russellm
Although being fair to the player Harry was less than committed himself when asked about the player on the Monday. I'm in the poshest little chef on the A303 also sodun expensive
russellm
Although being fair to the player Harry was less than committed himself when asked about the player on the Monday. I'm in the poshest little chef on the A303 also sodun expensive
russellm
 

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