Date: 3rd December 2009 at 1:03pm
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When Younes Kaboul got booked the other night I started thinking ‘he must be pretty close to 5 bookings this season,’ and he is – in fact, according to The News, it was his 5th so he will now sit out Burnley this weekend…

Younes has arguably been our best player, at least consistency wise, this season and is most certainly the heartbeat of our back 4 – also arguably the best ‘leader’ I would say, so we will miss him big time!

We have a few options available, and with Steve Finnan back in training he could come back in at right back meaning that Tal Ben-Haim stays in them middle, as he was against Villa on Tuesday, to partner Marc Wilson?

That said Anthony Vanden Borre would probably stay at right back and Finnan on the bench, at best?

Then again we have Mike Williamson, who is still to make his Pompey debut, who could come into the middle and Ben-Haim goes back to the right, but I cannot see Avram Grant making this call, can you?

To be honest I would not mind seeing the guy, but do not think Grant will ‘risk’ this in such a ‘must win’ game…

So, I suspect that it will be The Herminator at left back again, Wilson and Ben-Haim in the middle and Vanden Borre at right back, right?

Either way the thing I know for sure is Younes will be sorely missed!

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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