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Everton 0 Blues 0 (nil)

Everton 0 Blues 0 (nil)

Toffees: Wright, Neville, Yobo, Weir, Naysmith, Osman, Davies, Cahill (Kilbane 45), Van der Meyde (Ferguson 68), Beattie, McFadden (Anichebe 84).
Subs Not Used: Turner, Stubbs.

Blues: Maik Taylor, Melchiot, Cunningham, Martin Taylor, Sadler, Pennant (Campbell 68), Johnson, Butt, Gray, Heskey (Forssell 68), Sutton.
Subs Not Used: Vaesen, Nafti, Bruce.

Booked: Melchiot, Cunningham, Butt, Sadler.

Att: 35,420.

Ref: M Halsey (Bolton).

When News filtered through that Pompey had gone behind against Sunderland it seemed to act as a reason to give up winning the game.

A draw and a Pompey defeat would have been a good position for Blues but Sunderland capitulated and Blues not only couldn't find the net the appeared to forget that there was actually two of them at Goodison.

So intent on keeping out the opposition any thought of securing the three ponts disappeared. Any other time this would have been a good point for Blues and may yet well be the point that keeps Blues up.

As things stand the fate of Blues will not be decided until the last day at least not in the positive. Of course Blues could be down by next weekend but Wigan can be relied on to give Pompey a game and Liverpool on the last day will be six days from the FA Cup. Hopefully they will be still in the running for that second spot and need to give of their best.

Before the game Bruce's usual injury surprise : no Tebily. How Blues manage to lose players between the end of training and kick off time, Kilkenny was injured too, is becoming a joke.

As for the game, well the half fit Pennant had a shot which should have found the net. Taylor made a couple of comfortable saves in the firss half and a great one in the second. Johnson got through three shirts and half a pint of blood for the cause.

I'm off to Bordeaux to rest before the next biggest game in Blues history since the last one.




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Date:Saturday April 22 2006
Time: 8:02PM

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If you do go down do you think you'll be able to keep hold of your big names? The wage bill will be extremely difficult to maintain. I would also expect players like Upson, Heskey, Sutton and Dunn to have clauses in their contracts that they can leave if the club do drop out the top flight. This will of course make the jump back to the top flight harder.
still skeggy
22/04/2006 20:51:00
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I think they will keep hold of a few of their players. They are not down yet though, so its hypothetical at this moment in time.
FEn_100
23/04/2006 04:35:00
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WHATS THE BRUM VERDICT THEN, POMPEY OR BRUM?
paultsmouth
23/04/2006 18:33:00
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On BBC they were happy to get a point....but probably not so when they heard the winner at Fratton Park. 2 more wins now for Pompey and it's all over. Birmingham 1/4 Pompey 5/2 (For the drop).
pompeygray
23/04/2006 22:49:00
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Don't you think you should be asking that question on the brum site paul? lol
FEn_100
24/04/2006 22:05:00
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WOW !! How did i get from the everton site to this one without moving? Too many jaffa cakes methinks,lol.
FEn_100
24/04/2006 22:07:00
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I think it will come down to the 7th May. That day nerves will be shattered up and down the coast. Bookies are writing you off but us Pompey supporters are not so keen. West Brom were 1/33 to go down with 1 game left last year and 10-1 against for surviving...yet they did it. Football is a funny game. Fat ladies usually bring it to an end though...hope she sings come Saturday night...time will tell.
pompeygray
25/04/2006 06:43:00
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when brum go down they will have to remake the entire squad, or face the huge wage bill in the championship, the internationals may stay for one season as there is no tournament next year, but after that brum will get screwed over!
vertigo_red
25/04/2006 11:44:00
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" A dull draw, looks like your premiership days are over for now... can you bounce back?"
millers4eva
25/04/2006 16:35:00
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I'd have thought karen Brady and her shrewd business head will have 'going down' clauses in the contracts of all the big earners.
FEn_100
25/04/2006 18:01:00
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