Date: 21st October 2011 at 10:50am
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An article from PompeyFrippy looking at the ‘Vital Statistics’ ahead of Doncaster’s visit to Fratton tomorrow – read on for more.

PompeyFrippy’s ‘Vital Statistics’ ahead of Doncaster’s visit to Fratton tomorrow.

Doncaster:
* After gaining just 1 point from their first 7 games, Doncaster’s form has picked up under new manager Dean Saunders, picking up a respectable 7 points from their last 5 games.

* Doncaster are the league’s lowest scoring team so far this season, finding the net just 7 times in 12 matches.

* Donny have failed to score in 50% of their fixtures this season, and have only scored more than once in 2 of their last 23 games.

* Since beating Portsmouth 3-2 at Fratton Park last November, Doncaster have only managed 2 wins on the road in 21 attempts.

Portsmouth:
* All 3 of Portsmouth’s wins in the League this season have come at Fratton Park, gaining 10 points from their last 5 games there.

* Only 4 of Pompey’s 12 fixtures this season has seen both teams find the net.

* The last Portsmouth player to score in the first half at Fratton Park was Hermann Hreidarsson last March (against Scunnythorpe).

* Portsmouth have not picked up any bookings in the 2 games since Steve Cotterill left his managerial post.

Head-to-Head:
* In the 12 times these two teams have clashed post WWII, Doncaster have only won twice, with Pompey tasting victory on 8 occasions.

* Portsmouth have scored exactly 2 goals in the last 4 meetings between the two sides.

* Doncaster have failed to score in 7 out of the 12 fixtures against Pompey.

* Neither side boast any players that have played for the opposition.

Special Treat:
* Donny manager Dean Saunders is responsible for one of the most opportunistic and creative goals in history…



Written by PompeyFrippy and originally posted in this forum thread – here.

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One Reply to “Vital Statistics – Doncaster”

  • good stuff Frippy!

    all signs point to donny breaking these statistically lows…. but they WILL NOT!
    wow, never seen that goal before – genius tho isnt it as for that suit, well perhaps it was genius as these are usually eccentric, that suit is certainly ‘odd’.

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