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Leicester vs. Pompey

Walkers stadium

4/8/07

15:00

Milan v Pompey

The headline maybe one we hope to see within the next couple of years for real, but Milan Mandaric wanders back into the lives of Pompey tomorrow afternoon with nothing but our heartfelt good wishes.

Vital Quotes:

Lua has been told to keep up the good work so far by HR, a good pre-season needs to lead to a good season, after one wasted year at Fratton.
'He's got to play this year, he hasn't played for two years, we are looking for a big year from him' these were Redknapp's words after his match winning game at Dean Court, and we all know WHAT he can do, but quite often its been a case of WHEN

Leicester Team News:

DJ Campbell should head the front line with old Pompey adversary Geoff Horsfield, Stephen Clemence will add some class to midfield, while Kishishev will be looking to bounce back up to the Premiership as soon as possible with his new club.

Player to watch: Horsfield

I have never forgotten his brace for West Brom a couple of years back against a lacklustre Alain Perrin side, the term 'warhorse' is often bandied about, but Horsfield fits the bill on this one.

Pompey Team News:

Nugent has poked a couple in now, his confidence will hopefully soar, Lua is performing like the Lua we want to see, the defence looks sound and Jamo imposing, the pre-season defeats to Dorchester look long gone.

Davis and Hughes are still out, and Utaka is uncertain after getting crocked by a Pompey loanee!

Player to watch: Lua

A man looking like he has a point to prove, good news for Pompey, bad news for anyone who gets him on one of his unplayable days rarely seen for the last 18 months.

A return to form? We can certainly hope so, Lua on his day is as good as he thinks he is, the slouching fed-up Lua we have seen more of as of late can be laid to rest.

Match Facts & Stats

The foxes are a bogey side to some degree, 7-0 back in the 20's remains our worst hammering, and recent defeats on waterlogged pitches stick in the throat.

Ref Watch:

Vic Copper-Smith Heaven

Match Prediction:

Pompey win? Why not, we have had a great warm up campaign and won't to see it fall apart at the last hurdle.

Next Fixtures:

Derby away (The real stuff!)




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The Journalist

Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 3 2007

Time: 9:40PM

Your Comments

You had me going for a second. I was gonna say put one over on AC for us (Liverpool).
Aamir
Good final test for us, as you say Horsefield is the big hard type of player we need to watch, Campbell is quick and will test our pace at the back. Starting line up time: James,Lauren,Campbell,Distin,Hreiderson,O'Neill,Mendes, Muntari,Taylor,Nugent,Lua Lua. 4-4-2 away from home go for it Harry. See you all there Play Up Pompey
Owenspompey
The ref has a nice name.
Lysimachus
The're twins
pentonpompey
As you say penton we have a ref for each half, new FA policy?
Owenspompey
im looking forward to this game, it will be the first relevant test Milan will have them hyped up. Hopefully i will be watching 442 away and i expect a 3-1 win. distin to make a rick and conceed, Nugent, Benji and LuaLua to get one each.
russellm
Haven't got a clue who the ref is, thought i'd see if any one had of this bloke, he really does exist!
paultsmouth
Going to this game also. First time I'll see Pompey since the 0-0 draw with Arse (excluding TV).
Lysimachus
Haha, yes, the ref does have an amusing name....
Tantona
enjoy the games fellas, wish i could be there... 3-0 pompey me reckons...
pompeyrug
Vic the blue oyster club heaven copper smith
russellm
as Kanu has just signed i wonder if HR will play him along side Nugent some time today, its a partnership we have not yet seen.
russellm
OH MY GOD ! i am a fool i have actually started to believe we can win AWAY, it6 will lead to false hope and despondency. I must rememeber to take the medicine, I must remember to take the medicine , take the medicine,,,,
russellm
hey, we beat liverpool and fulham away didnt we? and we have some decent new signings. I hope/doubt we will conceed, and 3 goals would be a good amount to score.
pompeycarpet
leicester should be a test, but if we dont come away with a win i will be very surprised - and this is said after taking my medicine...
pompeyrug
Those of you going, just think of me i'm baby sitting all weekend..........lol
pentonpompey
all weekend - great scott!
pompeyrug
I hope not
Et_tu_Pompeii
Hate leicester, really like us to stuff them and b*ll*cks to Mandaric.
Et_tu_Pompeii
Love the ref though . . . . . Vic Coppersmith-Heaven was given his first guitar and taken to recording sessions at a young age by his father Harry, an orchestral multi-instrumentalist who was a most accomplished alto saxophonist, and who doubled on clarinet, flute and piccolo for the likes of Bert Ambrose during the '30s and '40s and the Goons during the second half of the next decade. He then became a referee.
Et_tu_Pompeii
Hopefully the 'Harry' mentioned was Redders - should give us some insurance if the going gets tough.
Et_tu_Pompeii
impressive cv :)
pompeyrug
Vic Copper-Smith Heaven; formerly Vic Copper-Smith, formerly Vic Smith, check out old Jam LPs and look for the producers name!
paultsmouth
Nothing personal to MM but after scum this is my next 'pet hate team'.
storagematt
 

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