Date: 14th August 2012 at 6:01pm
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Pompey? Kick off a new season tonight away to Plymouth, a side that emphasises with our position.

Vital Quotes:

I’ve been dreading doing this preview, Pompey? As we know them are no more, the poison in the clubs system is still active and showing no sign of letting up just yet.

We go into this game with one senior professional, he himself is a non-contract player.


One consolation is that our opponents are Plymouth, they are 200 odd mails away but truly are decent neighbours.


Michael Appleton has at least spelled out what his season expectations are, a thrashing tonight and relegation!

Plymouth Team News:

A couple of familiar faces in the pilgrim squad, Bhasera was with us 3 years back, he was one of the first victims of our financial situation however, never properly putting pen to paper.

Paris Cowan-Hall is also on the bench after coming in from Woking.

Player to watch: Purse

The ex-Birmingham has more experience the entire Pompey team added up!

Pompey Team News:

Simon Eastwood will stand between the sticks with daunting task of defending our goal, in front of him will at least be the reassuring figure of Ashley Westwood, our assistant manager is supposed to have hung up his boots, our situation says otherwise!


Our longest serving player in Ashley Harris, all 5 appearances long will get the start he craves, while the rest of the side will be made up of the development squad, one bonus is that we should have plenty of youthful enthusiasm!

Player to watch: Eastwood

I get the feeling our debutant goalie may be very involved tonight!

Match Facts & Stats

Plymouth had a poor pre-season, losing all 4 games.

Ref Watch:

The grim reaper.

Next Fixtures:

Bournemouth at fratton on Saturday, golden share permitting.