Playing it Up – Pompey

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SPORT Report

Liverpool endured the frustration of being held to a goalless draw
by a dogged Portsmouth side at Anfield.

The Reds were allowed to dominate play as an injury-ravaged Pompey barricaded
their goal behind the massed ranks of a spirited and stubborn defence.

0 – 0 at Liverpool isn’t a bad result when you are expecting the bubble to
burst at any moment. 15 games into the season and when I see the league table
and Pompey are still second it still amazes me.
Now I don’t expect Pompey to be anywhere near 3rd place at the end of the season,
and even a European place isn’t a real possibility, but next season could be
a different story.
One thing that has made a change this year is the solid defence led by Sol
Campbell. Whatever his problems at Arsenal, he has shown he is still a world
class player. Perhaps being coached by Tony Adams helps a lot.

I’ve actually got tickets for the Pompey home match against Everton, so I’ll
be taking the two boys and my Dad will be coming down. This will be the first
Pompey game I’ve been too since coming back from America (3 years ago last
week). My eldest has decided to support Pompey down to the fact he was born
about 500yards (if that) from the Milton Road stand, which coincidently is
where we will be at the Everton game. Hope it doesn’t rain since that is the
open end.