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    Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
    Chriops wrote:
    I know that this is off thread, but there is something I need to get off my chest regarding that ludicrous so-called club down the road, and their attempts to sign players on loan...

    The one thing that I couldn't understand when Voldemort was banging on the other day about only being able to field nine fit players was "ok, what about the reserves/kids?"

    Then some enlightened soul informed me that if a player from reserve set up plays in a few games they are regarded as part of the squad.

    Well that should be a problem should it? Theses guys would be on next to no money, so what is the problem?

    The only reason for not playing them is that this would enlarge the squad, which would then mean that the league would be less prepared to allow Pompey to bring in MORE players on loan!

    What on earth are they thinking. I hate to see any club in this situation - even Portsmouth - but I'm sorry; if this is the attitude of the club, then they deserve what they get. Ben-Haim is reportedly on £36,000 a week!

    I hate to say it but the money men involved deserve to loose every penny-have the club liquidated, and let it be re-born as an unblemished club, run by people who would have the best interests at heart. Lets face it, Pompey have no assets, so they wouldn't be loosing much. It's about time one of these fat-Cat clubs that spend millions chasing the dream only to loose it all, goes out of business - if only as a warning to the others. Its only a matter of time.
    Do you mean they're going down with no money in the bank?
    I f Poopey were a **** star they would be Linda Lovelace. Going down Deep Throat, with no money to show for it. **** FC !!!!
    If Carlsberg did Scummers in Administration."
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Southampton looking for only second win at Vicarage Road in 91 years

Vicarage Road

Vicarage Road

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

SAINTS head to Watford tomorrow aiming to improve on a truly appalling record at Vicarage Road.

Nigel Adkins’ men could really do with a victory as fellow automatic promotion rivals West Ham and Birmingham both have home games.

But Saints head to Herfordshire looking for only their second ever win at Vicarage Road in 91 years!

Watford’s home stadium is one of the club’s biggest bogey grounds.

In twenty league and cup visits, Saints have lost 12 and drawn seven.

Their only ever victory came in March 1988 when defender Kevin Moore’s goal gave Chris Nicholl’s side victory.

Japanese international striker Tadanari Lee could be handed his first Saints league start tomorrow.

He replaced Billy Sharp against Derby at St Mary’s last weekend, and scored his first Championship goal for the club.

Now he will be hoping that has won him a place alongside Rickie Lambert as Saints look to keep the pressure on leaders West Ham.

They will certainly be looking to avoid some of the embarrassing results that have characterised recent visits to Vicarage Road.

Saints were thumped 5-2 by their lower division hosts in a League Cup tie during Steve Wigley’s miserable time in charge in 2004, while they were beaten 3-2 during Watford’s Premiership relegation season of 1999/2000.

Saints were also thumped 3-0 there in George Burley’s first game in charge on Boxing Day 2005.

But the biggest humiliation came in September 1980 when Watford, then in the second tier, humbled top flight Saints 7-1 in an amazing League Cup second round second leg tie.

Lawrie McMenemy’s men had won the first leg 4-0 at The Dell, but were stunned by Graham Taylor’s Hornets a week later.

Watford had won six successive league and cup games against Saints prior to their visit to St Mary’s earlier this season.

But Saints ended that particular run with a 4-0 romp, Lambert converting two penalties before Guly and Lee Homes completed the rout.

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