Portsmouth v. Liverpool [R]

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by RedKnight, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Thread for the Portsmouth-LFC match. First meeting between the two in eleven years, IIRC.

    No TV coverage in the US.

    Owen is still unavailable due to that lingering injury.
    And given all of the other injuries, not too many squad-selection options:

    ................Dudek

    ..Finnan—Hyypia—Biscan—Riise

    ..Diouf—Gerrard—Diao—Smicer

    …….......Heskey—Kewell

    Subs:

    Kirkland
    Le Tallec
    Henchoz
    Sinama Pongolle
    Traore

    The toughest choice for me was Diao v. Le Tallec; Diao is a bit better defensively, we're away, and we have plenty of other offensive options, so my guess is that he'll get the nod. But honestly, I flipped a coin to make that decision . . .

    The couple of times I’ve seen Portsmouth, they’ve looked pretty good. This is another one of those challenging away fixtures in which we ought to produce a result—if we’re serious about getting back into the Prem’s “elite” ranks (CL, etc.)

    Preview here: http://www.4thegame.com/redir/_6b757751b4d2e6bb6bc78b86f936d103/previews/form138574/pfclfc.html

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  2. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm hoping he'll go with Tony Le T and chase the whole 3 points. But your lineup is plausible and perhaps more likely.
     
  3. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    I should be awake to do comms...
     
  4. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great
     
  5. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Nice, I'll be there for breakfast.
     
  6. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    I think we can come away with a win at Portsmouth provided we play attacking football. Is Henchoz still not fit enough to start??
     
  7. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Jerzy Dudek

    John Arne Riise
    Sami Hyypia
    Stephane Henchoz
    Steve Finnan
    Vladimir Smicer
    Steven Gerrard
    Igor Biscan
    El-Hadji Diouf
    Emile Heskey
    Harry Kewell

    Subs:

    Chris Kirkland
    Djimi Traore
    Anthony Le Tallec
    Florent Sinema-Pongolle
    John Welsh
     
  8. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    Great to see the twin towers back together in the centre of defence with Henchoz returning to the side. I'm hoping Harry Kewell can score a couple of goals for us tonight. (our time)
     
  9. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Hislop
    Schemmel
    De Zeeuw
    Stefanovic
    Zivcovic
    Stone
    Faye
    Quashie
    Berger
    Sheringham
    Yakubu

    Sherwood
    Foxe
    Wapenaar
    Taylo
    Roberts
     
  10. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Note that Biscan is in the d-mid slot and Gerrard has been moved up.
     
  11. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Teams coming out now...
     
  12. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    We're underway.

    Diouf, Kewell, Heskey...Hislop gathers.
     
  13. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Yakubu offside. Berger gets his first touch.

    Heskey hits the post!

    Finnan plays him over the top, but he just misses. Schemmel puts it out for a corner.

    Smicer to take.

    Kewell, Smicer, Riise...out for a goal kick.

    2 mins. 0-0
     
  14. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Finnan, Kewell...Stefanovic.

    Sheringham, Quashie, Teddy, Schemmel, Berger puts it in. Horrible marking.

    3 mins. 1-0 Portsmouth.
     
  15. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Hyypia, Finnan, Heskey fouled. Free kick about 35 yards out. Kewell to take - left footed curler.

    Over the wall but grabbed by Hislop.

    5 mins. 1-0 Portsmouth
     
  16. ScouseCat

    ScouseCat New Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    Oh for gods sake, not Berger. :(
     
  17. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Quashie gets in a cross but Dudek tracks back and grabs.

    Finnan, Henchoz, Biscan, Henchoz, Gerrard, Heskey...

    Smicer, Diouf, Finnan, Henchoz, Hyypia, Gerrard, Biscan, Gerrard, Heskey offside.
     
  18. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Kewell, Smicer, Kewell, Gerrard, Biscan, Kewell, Gerrard, Diouf shoots and Hislop saves.

    8 mins. 1-0 Portsmouth
     
  19. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Jeez, down 1-0 already. This needs to be 3 points
     
  20. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Zivcovic, Quashie, Schemmel, Stone...Goal kick for LFC.

    Berger, Quashie, Zivkovic...

    Gerrard, Smicer, Riise, Hyypia, Biscan, Gerrard, Diouf, Finnan, Diouf, Heskey offside again.
     
  21. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Riise, Heskey, Henchoz, Gerrard...

    Zivcovic, Berger, Zivcovic...

    12 mins. 1-0 Portsmouth
     
  22. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lets come back like Blackburn
     
  23. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Schemmel, Stone, Biscan clears

    Schemmel, Yakubu, Sheringham...

    Heskey...

    Stefanovic over the top but Sheringham offside.

    Dudek, Kewell, Riise, Hyypia, Dudek, Heskey...

    Finnan, Gerrard...Henchoz, Gerrard...

    Biscan, Finnan fouled by Quashie.

    Riise to take.

    Finnan, Biscan, Gerrard...grabbed by Hislop.

    17 mins 1-0
     
  24. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Hyypia, Heskey...

    Schemmel, Stone, Quashie, Stone...

    Biscan, Gerrard clipped by Berger.

    Gerrard, Kewell...

    Berger, Schemmel, Stone...
     
  25. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Sheringham makes some beautiful moves but Yakubu is offside. Hunter criticizing the lack of chemistry b/w Sami & Stefan.

    18 mins. 1-0 Portsmouth

    Stone, Fay, Schemmel, Sheringham...

    Kewell fouled.

    Gerrard, Diouf...

    Zivcovic stopping Diouf every time he touches the ball.
     

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