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Burnley v Pompey

Burnley
vs.
Pompey

Turf Moor

25/9/07

19:45 pm

Claret and blue face Pompey on Tuesday, not West Ham, not Villa but the other lot from Lancashire.

Vital Quotes:

Pompey have played Burnley considerably more often than either West Ham or Villa in recent years, they have a history similar to our own, a set of rivals similarly loved like our own, but while Pompey finally awoke after nearly 50 years of slumber, Burnley are still awaiting that touch-light to step back up.

Burnley Team News:

Steve Cotterill will be hoping to keep Burnley's great start to the season rolling on, Scunthorpe were the last team to turn them over, and I'm sure David Unsworth will have a point to prove too.

Cotterill is highly thought of by Harry Redknapp, he tried to make him his number 2 when he first took the reigns at Fratton, but he wanted to remain his own man.

Player to watch: Andy Gray

Not the shagging Sky pundit, but the one with 5 in 7 so far, he knows where the goal is so far, so underestimate him at your peril.

Pompey Team News:

Ashdown will make another appearance in goal, and Pamarot and maybe even Linvoy will get an outing. Redknapp has confessed to a bit of squad rotation in this one, but with players like Taylor, Mendes, Nugent and Hughes to step in, we should be strong enough still.

Player to watch: Mendes

Been ousted from the first team squad of late, and will have more to prove than most, his form was not as high as he would of liked so far, but is a class act.

Match Facts & Stats

I think we hammered Burnley on our last outing at Turf moor, this was during the run in to our charge to the Championship title, 5-0 I think, but correct me if I'm wrong.

Match Prediction:

Tough close game I reckon, but as Leeds found in their only defeat of the season, Pompey should prove just too strong.

Next Fixtures:

Reading at Fratton


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Monday September 24 2007
Time: 8:28PM

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Comments

0
Don't care how we do it, just win!
paultsmouth
24/09/2007 20:45:00
0
'ere, 'ere Paul. Doesn't need to be pretty just do it!! Burnley have made a good start Cotterill a good manager, almost came here. Hope Linvoy gets through the game too.
eastneydave
24/09/2007 21:11:00
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Paul we beat Burnley 3-0 in championship season.
eastneydave
24/09/2007 21:12:00
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We've had our big win in Lancashire, this is cup bonus time. Reading at home is our next big game. Burnley hate Blackburn like we hate scum, so we should get a thank you from the Burnley fans, well until the game starts.
storagematt
24/09/2007 21:30:00
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I hope we go for it, we need a good cup run in this, by farthe easiest way of winning sum silverware
pentonpompey
24/09/2007 22:51:00
0
well HR has made it clear in the press today that he intends to play Perdro, Taylor, Nugent & Primus etc, they should have sufficient quality to get past this MASSIVE game ( one of my directors is a paying for me to go and he is a burnley fan, if being a northern wippet / pigeon monger wasn't enough). 2-0 Pompey but not the easiest game we will have i feel
russellm
24/09/2007 23:07:00
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Paul i don't think it was 5-0 mate i seem to remember 2 maybe 3 but not 5
russellm
24/09/2007 23:09:00
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yep, i dont care how we win, i just want us to win as the cups - particularly this one! - give us a great chance of winning something. we will win 3-1 i reckon...
pompeyrug
25/09/2007 00:18:00
0
Anything other than a solid convincing win 2/3-0/1 could knock our confidence.. but we should breeze it... ........ This Mr Nugent is your time to shine .... bag a couple and with the opposition we have in the next three league games we could all start to see you become the premiership scorer we've all been waiting for - Go get 'em Davy boy !!
Chix
25/09/2007 00:52:00
0
We certainly like the Lancashire lads at the moment (Bolton Win, Blackburn Win, Man Utd Draw, Liverpool Draw) and now perhaps Burnley's scalp. Can't wait to chew over the Toffees.
pompeygray
25/09/2007 01:09:00
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