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Pompey vs. Liverpool

Fratton Park

28/4/07

15:00

Pompey v 'pool

Pompey are still in the Euro hunt after last week's point at Villa but games are running out fast and a win is needed if we are to join Liverpool in a Euro adventure next season.

Vital Quotes:

Liverpool are expected to rest a few of their more important players with next weeks titanic clash with Chelsea being a far bigger game for them.

Pompey Team News:

Sean Davis has recovered from the virus that put him out of the Villa clash, Mendes and Todorov remain absent, but Glen Johnson is fully fit and pushing for a starting berth.

Player to watch: Kanu

The goals aren't flowing as consistently since new year, but the big man can turn a game on its head in one moment of genius, I really feel he may break his duck in this clash.

Liverpool Team News:

Gerrard is a confirmed absentee, Reina and Carragher are likely to join him, fringe players like Dudek and Gonzalez and Fowler should get run-outs in their place.

Player to watch: Bellamy

The no-necked Welshman was absolutely class for Blackburn at Fratton last year, and although he is struggling to make an impression at Anfield, remains a goal threat in his quest to make the Euro-squad.

Match Facts & Stats

A couple of defeats at Fratton for Liverpool, even the prolific Richard Hughes has bagged one against them!!
Crouch and Fowler netted at Fratton last year with Koroman getting a late consolation for Pompey.

Ref Watch:

Steve Bennett of Orpington, Kent

Match Prediction:

Fully expect Pompey to go flat out for a win, the Euro dream is still within grasping distance, but defeat will see it disappear, beside the Fratton fans expect nothing less!

Next Fixtures:

Everton at Goodison
Arsenal at Fratton




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Date:Friday April 27 2007

Time: 10:10PM

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one last effort lads!!
paultsmouth
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27/04/2007 22:11:00

If we can't beat this Liverpool outfit we will be hard pushed to again. They will definitely rest players so we have the opportunity to take the iniative. I would settle for a 1-0 win placing the high importance on the Everton match, which I feel will be somewhat harder.
pompeygray
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27/04/2007 22:55:00

Up & at 'em from the start as we did with the mancs & barcodes in our recent home wins. Play up Pompey.
storagematt
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28/04/2007 09:10:00

The fans played a huge part in the win against Man United - the noise was incredible - let's hope everyone lifts their game for this clash !
StuartM
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28/04/2007 09:16:00

Come on guys. have that determination you had beginning of the season and Liverpool will bite the dust. I can slowly see Europe
Mudhara
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28/04/2007 09:31:00

Is Benjani fit guys. Jis work rate is needed in this match
Mudhara
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28/04/2007 09:37:00

all this talk about bellamy, lets not forget the pompey old boy crouchy. But i said a ouple of days ago i could see us sneaking it and i think that is what will happen. pompey to win by the odd goal.
russellm
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28/04/2007 12:16:00

I always felt this would be a 2-1 win, just as well I put money on this at 10-1...
pompeyrug
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30/04/2007 21:22:00

 

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