Vital Football

Fat lady clears her throat

Pompey
vs.
Woolwich

Fratton Park

13/5/07

15:00

On the only day of the year when all Premiership clubs kick off together, Pompey play host to the gunners looking for a first Premiership win over the North Londoners.

Vital Quotes:

Fabregas has gone to press stating that Pompey will not have it easy over the Gunners as we make a final desperate push for European football, to be fair we wouldn't want it any other way! Pompey have far exceded themselves this season, and the fact we still have something to play for beside Premiership status on the ultimate day of the season is a credit to the side. A highest placing in the leagues for over 50 years is a great achievement, and if we fail in the European quest it must be used as a platform for greater things.

Pompey Team News:

The ex-Arsenal contingent will be slightly lesser than we may have hoped, Lauren has joined Sol Campbell on the treatment bench and will miss a reunion with his old team-mates. Stefanovic also looks likely to dip out once again, but Matt Taylor and Hughes should re-join the squad alongside the fit again Mendes and Todorov.

Player to watch: Kanu

As the only ex-Arsenal player on the pitch, the big Nigerian could be making his last appearance for the blues, so if he really thinks clubs are queuing up for him, he can do himself and us a favour by banging in a long overdue goal.

Woolwich Team News:

Tomas Rosicky looks like joining long term casualtees Henry, Van Persie and Jersey Joe in the stands, but Ljungberg may have shaken off a hamstring strain to play in what many think maybe his last match in red and white.

Player to watch: Baptista

Last chance for the on-loan Real Madrid man to convince Wenger he is worth a permanent deal in a disapointing spell at the Emirates, he was banging in four goals one minute, and the next flattening his own team mates as they ran through on goal!

Match Facts & Stats

Lua scored with his last touch of last season to gain Pompey a point in a game where Sol Campbell bust his nose, no Thierry Henry to run riot this year when so often he has been the difference.

Ref Watch:

Graham Poll, rumoured to be his last top flight match, any controversy in this one?

Match Prediction:

A win for Pompey? Why not, Man U are testimony to what we can do on our own patch, a win is a must if we are to have any hope of Europe, so lets hope a great season doesn't go out with a whimper.

Next Fixtures:

Christ knows, Dorchester probably.


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Friday May 11 2007
Time: 9:12PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Comments

0
win or bust, or win and still bust!
paultsmouth
11/05/2007 21:16:00
0
no Lauren, no Sol means i will keep my tenner in my pocket this week, i get the horrible feeling the teams we need to will lose will do but so will we. I keep musing where is that "wonderfull squad" Our Arry was so infusive about at seasons start.
russellm
11/05/2007 21:18:00
0
I think Reading want to avoid Europe, daft as it sounds. They will lose at Blackburn. Villa can get at least a draw at Bolton. That leaves us to win. Maybe just maybe. But if not never mind. To be honest next season will be a lot tougher & this time next year we may not even be close enough to worry about it. Let's get behind the boys & whatever happens rejoice in the best season for over 50 years. PS. and the scummers are not half way to wembley & getting p........... can't say the word. Up the Rams.
storagematt
11/05/2007 22:15:00
0
hah dorchester
Lysimachus
11/05/2007 22:23:00
0
A Fiver says Weymouth.
Liquor&Poker
12/05/2007 00:39:00
0
Havant & Waterlooville
russellm
12/05/2007 10:25:00
0
COME ON YOU RAMS
russellm
12/05/2007 10:26:00
0
Just heard we are close to signing Mark Viduka.....dont know how true it is , but I think that would be a great signing!
CharlieChimes
12/05/2007 14:33:00
0
How old is viduka??
pompey4me
12/05/2007 17:52:00
0
Just found out, he's 32, hardly one for the future yet again!
pompey4me
12/05/2007 17:58:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Walsall MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGee4%
Talbot0%
Burgess17%
Whatmough64%
Haunstrup5%
May5%
Rose0%
Evans0%
Naismith0%
Lalkovic0%
Pitman5%
Sub - Bennett0%
Sub - Kabamba0%
Sub - Main0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug66
2.storagematt25
3.PompeyFrippy25
4.Copnor4320
5.Brightest15
6.uspompeyfan14
7.eastneydave14
8.mslorna4813
9.Jimsmithswig9
10.Dorking Pompey8
Vital Football Comment