26/01/2010

A Pompey game without pomp?

It won't be long until the game against Pompey. I just want to raise a warning. Most of us seem to think that this is an easy game. Pompey is in a mess and may have to sell every player they do have. And they still got so few – with players still at the African Cup – that their bench places today may be empty.
We have just recieved Gold. And Sullivan. It's a big relief. It's such an big relief that - after a few weeks, month's or decades in this situation – we may sigh deeply of relief and say "it's alright now". So while Pompeys players, like Utaka and others - are hungry and starved we may be in a bit of laid back mood. Happy-go-lucky!
We did not recieve any striker before the game, as G&S said, but that is no wonder. Pick up good strikers in two days is nearly impossible. So please stay with Nouble. He can impress again. And please do not let Cole play to early. To see him limp off would be my disaster, even worse than a loss today.
This will be a totally different game from the 2-0 at home. And it won't be any easier.
At least that's what I think. I go for a draw.

5 comments:

TGC said...

Very true, we need to keep calm and any points from this game whether it be one or three will be very welcome but not a 100% certainty.

Anonymous said...

We cant start worrying about whether Cole will get injured playing, just look at Harewood in training ! If he's fit and no niggles then he needs to get some 1st team action under his belt again.
I think west Ham will win this game comfortably, as with any new owners they very often bring a boost to the players, and with a hard cup game behind them and continuing problems behind the scene, Portsmouth are due for a mare, lets hope its tonight !!!

Portsmouth 0 West Ham 2

Prince H said...

Anon: Let's hope that you are right about the result. But cole has been away for to long to make him play 90 minutes in this conditions. It would be a hazard I do not take. He is not an injuryprone player, but still after missing these last ten games (or so) it's too easy to get new (maybe differnet) injuries. SO if needed I'll give him 30 minutes today....

TBI said...

I predict a 0-1 Upson to get the winning goal.

Prince H said...

Close TBI. Just Marriner fooled you/us...