Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Pre match notes:


RVP and Fabregas start, Nasri on bench.


Pompey are continuing to add to their squad and have signed Aston Villa midfielder Jonathan Hogg on loan. They have a great record against top half teams. Pompey 5-2-2 when level at break, only Swansea have a better record. Hogg starts and with Utaka passing a late test and playing along with Kanu and Nugent, this is a very attacking line up.

Burnley have only won twice in 34 away starts. Only won 2 from 13 when level at half time. Wallace drops to bench, replaced by Thompson.


Key Dons player Baldock is out for several weeks. They have added Amoo on loan from Liverpool and he is straight into the squad, but on the bench, along with Rowan Vine looking to resurrect his career. MKD were much better in the second half at Dagenham when they gambled and put three up top , they did not like the playing surface there and will be much happier on the good pitch at Brisbane Road, which suits their ball passing possession game. Dons won 8 when level at half, best record in the division.

Orient unbeaten in four and Harry Kane on loan from Spurs who scored on his debut at the weekend will start on the bench, he is very highly thought of at WHL and a star of the future. They are a perfect five from five when leading at the half.


Town have received two bids for star player Charlie Austin but he is in squad, Frampton back in the starting eleven, four changes in total and back to a much more familiar 4-4-2 after the experiment to change formation failed.

Rovers still have problems and are missing five defensive players.

Update by email only at the half time break, with first half notes.

Good Luck.

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