Now Pompey have taken the football equivalent of a euthanasia injection, our beleagured team will roll up to Turf Moor to tackle a burnley side as threatened by relegation as we are.
Hard to find any quotes about the football side of things at the moment, but hopefully Pompey may just say sod it now, we are all but a Championship side if not by name, time to throw off the shackles and play freely, we are about to depart, let’s leave a little reminder.
Even the most optimistic fan has been ready for this for weeks, its a bit like a life support machine to a terminally ill patient finally be switched off, Pompey have a pulse still however, just need a transfusion!
Burnley Team News:
Graham Alexander returns after a month out, his abscence has conincided with Burnley’s worst run of form this season, he will be joined by Countdown Champ Carlisle after his foot injury was found to be not as bad as feared.
David Nugent is ineligble, Paterson should repalce him.
Player to watch: Alexander
The penalty king is Burnley’s heartbeat, his return will be welcomed by all Clarets.
Pompey Team News:
Piquionne is out after pulling his hamsterstring last week, he should be replaced by one of the remnants from happier times, John Utaka, Ben Haim may come back in, and Hreidarsson can celebrate another relegation by returning to the side after achilles problems.
Player to watch: Diop
He is probably Pompey’s longest serving player now, but let’s face it, he has been absolutely crap this season, time for a return to the colussus he can be.
Match Facts & Stats
2-1 at Fratton, but last time we met at Turf moor was a Pompey win in the league cup, in the league it was a 3-0 win in our promotion season.
The man from the Pru
Is that it then? Will we rollover, or is it time to play without fear of a mistake? Have a guess here.
Little matter of a cup quarter final