Date: 13th October 2007 at 11:00pm
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For a third Saturday running it has been a fantastic weekend – well so far anyway.

This afternoon the fun and games began with Sol Campbell becoming the first Pompey player to start an England match for 23 years – in 53 years to play a competitive one full stop – in England’s 3-0 win over Estonia.

By no means was the match a classic but Campbell did okay, doing all that was asked of him – he even went on a run from the back at one point, similar to that made regularly by his Pompey team mate Sylvain Distin and something we had seen from Campbell in England colours before, but nearly a decade back.

Then this evening came the big one in the Rugby world cup, with the semi final between England and the French. England were down with 5 minutes to play, then Johnny Wilkinson did his stuff to see us into the final again as we won 14-9 – who would have thought this after the 36-0 defeat against South Africa a few weeks back eh.

Now South Africa and Argentina meet tomorrow to decide our opponents, surely we cannot retain the world cup? can we?

So the hat-trick was completed – the first weekend we had the amazing 7-4 win over Reading, what a game and what a day! Last weekend we started with the England win over the Aussies in the quarter final of he world cup then of course we beat Fulham 2-0 on the Sunday to extend our own unbeaten run. This weekend, well this.

The hat-trick is fantastic but I am not content with this, I want a quadruple next weekend starting with a third successive away win for Pompey at Wigan followed by a world cup win over whoever.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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