Date: 17th November 2018 at 8:00am
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Pompey, having overcome Tottenham U21s in midweek to book a place in round two, have been drawn against Arsenal’s U21 side in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Victory at Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, as Pompey came back from a goal down to beat Spurs 3-2, ensured we would top our Southern Group A, which also meant the Blues would be assured a home draw in the next round.

This saw us handed the tie against Arsenal U21s when the draw was made on Friday – the Gunners will come to Fratton in the week beginning December 3rd.

I think it fair to say, which is overall the general feeling when it comes to this competition, this draw hasn’t really caused much excitement.

Apparently, this game against Arsenal’s U21 will be our last in the competition, which would be our final involvement in a while anyway should we secure promotion back to the Championship.

Then again, as one person argued back, why shouldn’t we win this game?

Ok, I’ll be honest, this competition doesn’t mean too much to me. However, I’ll always want Pompey to win a game when we take to the field and I’m most pleased with the fact these games give players, who might not play much otherwise, some much needed minutes to help with their fitness, should they be called upon.


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One Reply to “Not Much Excitement About Arsenal”

  • Would rather just be playing today v Charlton, why the fk should the match be cancelled because of their international call ups? Charlton are only 6th ffs so they can’t exactly be world beating players either. Okay so we’ve got Curtis out, but he’s not looked as effective of late so not the biggest miss at the moment. Now we can’t even defend our league position as Sunderland stick about 9 past Wycombe. Bollocks to everything else, apart from the FA cup which is always special, just let us get on with the f-ing league.

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