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League One 2018/19 Play-offs

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1st Legs

Saturday 11th May, 2019
Sunderland vs Portsmouth, 19.30

Sunday 12th May, 2019
Doncaster vs Charlton, 12.15

2nd Legs

Thursday 16th May, 2019
Portsmouth vs Sunderland, 19.45

Friday 17th May, 2019
Charlton vs Doncaster, 19.45

FINAL
Sunday 26th May, 2019

Venue - Wembley, 15.00

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...do damn nervous for Portsmouth. Beating Sunderland to win the cup was fantastic, but this is really the only team I wanted to avoid if possible. 

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I think you'll be fine. Playoffs are their own entity but it's good to have form going in to them - Sunderland only one win in seven and no wins in four. Apart from the Charlton game and more recently since you've secured playoffs, Portsmouth's form was ridiculously good. 

If Charlton get through to the final they'll be tougher to face. 

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Time for the change of avatar and badge...

I want to get out of L1 more than you know...C'mon Pompey. 

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1 hour ago, Eco said:

Time for the change of avatar and badge...

I want to get out of L1 more than you know...C'mon Pompey. 

Just think. You can join the mighty Cardiff City next season if you do. :)

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5 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

Just think. You can join the mighty Cardiff City next season if you do. :)

It would be a honor to join you, sir.  :ay:

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Being on the South Coast, I'm 100% behind you @Eco, I really think it would be great to see you back up with your fans. If you get to the final, I think it will seriously help you having had the big game experience from the Wembley trip earlier in the season.

But I really can't believe how many people are underestimating Charlton here. They are going right under the radar despite being the form team going into the playoffs.

They also seem to fit the stereotypical playoff winner mould of coming out of nowhere to win.

 

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3 hours ago, Lucas said:

Being on the South Coast, I'm 100% behind you @Eco, I really think it would be great to see you back up with your fans. If you get to the final, I think it will seriously help you having had the big game experience from the Wembley trip earlier in the season.

But I really can't believe how many people are underestimating Charlton here. They are going right under the radar despite being the form team going into the playoffs.

They also seem to fit the stereotypical playoff winner mould of coming out of nowhere to win.

 

Certainly Charlton are the most in form team going into the playoffs, but from the start of the season I expected Sunderland to walk this league, with either us or Barnsley following (I didn't expect this from Luton), so this was the match up I wanted to avoid as their wage bill is some 4x more than ours (and more than double anyone else in the league). 

I remember 2016/17 when we won the league and didn't have to sweat out playoffs...so know I'm worried what to expect this go around. 

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Good goal, harsh but probably justified red card for the Sunderland defender, ended 1-0, not a great match. Commiserations for this leg @Eco.

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As I stated before - This was impossible to watch due to other commitments. 

Sucks to have lost and not score, but we have to do better at Fratton Park or else...

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Crazy shit happening at Pompey today, as a male on Twitter publicly said the he was going to the match tomorrow, and wanted to shoot it up. It was a clear and obvious threat, shared by a ton of friends and the team on Facebook, I can't find it now, but I'll look for it more. 

Pompey came out and made an official statement. 

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Portsmouth Football Club are aware of a message that has been posted on social media and are working with police on this matter.

The club would like to reassure fans that there will be enhanced security checks in place for Thursday’s play-off match against Sunderland at Fratton Park (7.45pm kick-off).

Due to these checks, all supporters with tickets are advised to arrive in plenty of time to make sure they are inside the stadium for the start of the game.

Tickets for the match – which is being televised live on Sky Sports – have sold out.

https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/2019/may/portsmouth-fc-statement/?fbclid=IwAR1xiXrEcUBsFBL1JkRrGf1IVra079AKtbKLT9FQ3LHZSWrDv0tvHfNBS2Y

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7 hours ago, Eco said:

Found it - 

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There are no words for such epic stupidity... 

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Proper bellend behaviour that. It's not even funny as a joke or banter. 

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No update as of this morning, just that Portsmouth sent out an email saying that they are taking this very serious and have involved police....

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Found and arrested the SOB

 

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Hampshire Police have released the following statement:

A man was arrested overnight after threats were put out on social media about tonight’s Portsmouth v Sunderland game at Fratton Park.

The 22-year-old man, from Northallerton, was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of making threats to kill.

He currently remains in custody.

We continue to work with Portsmouth FC and can assure the public that a sufficient policing response will be in place for tonight’s match.

 

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Feeling a mixture of excitement and nervous this morning. Similar to when Atlanta United were in the MLS Championships last year. 

 

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Portsmouth have never won a playoff match at Fratton Park...never. 

still can't believe Lowe isn't starting...

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Who was that fat inbred bellend kicking the Sunderland player who fell over the advertising hoardings, trying to call Cattermole over for a fight then trying to climb over onto the pitch himself? xD

Some people have some serious anger problems if you can't go to a football match without wanting to batter someone. It's a fucking game.

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55 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Who was that fat inbred bellend kicking the Sunderland player who fell over the advertising hoardings, trying to call Cattermole over for a fight then trying to climb over onto the pitch himself? xD

Some people have some serious anger problems if you can't go to a football match without wanting to batter someone. It's a fucking game.

Just seen this. What a knob head. 

 

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What a shocking way to end the year. We started off so strong and playing beautiful football, and even though we were grounded a bit, we still were one of the better sides to watch...until this. 

Not enough urgency and why Kenny didn't start Lowe, our leading scorer, on the bench for the first 55 minutes. We constantly lost our cool, committed stupid penalties because again, we couldn't keep a cool head. There are so many players I'm disappointed in, and I think looking back, they will be disappointed in themselves. 

I hope everyone survived after the match, as it was incredibly testy, and obviously the fans were emotional. The Pompey fan who kicked the Sunderland lad should be banned. Praise to the Sunderland guy for not pressing charges on the fan, as it's a heated moment and the fan obviously lost his cool. He should be punished, no doubt. 

Overall, I hated we got Sunderland to start off, this was the one team that worried me, and this is why. If they get a lead, they can play more sound defense than most, which worried me. In the end, we lost when we couldn't score when we were up a player in Sunderland, simple as. We have to find a better scorer next year as we make a push for automatic promotion. 

This sucks, and I got much more upset and furious than I expected. I'm sure the players cared today, but what killed me the most is that I couldn't see it, and that's the worst. 

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Aw, gutted - this doesn't bode well for Tranmere either with all of the sides I want to get promotion not getting promotion. Aside from me having a soft spot for Pompey due to where I went to uni, I fucking hate Sunderland.

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6 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Aw, gutted - this doesn't bode well for Tranmere either with all of the sides I want to get promotion not getting promotion. Aside from me having a soft spot for Pompey due to where I went to uni, I fucking hate Sunderland.

Good. They may be the second best team in Liverpool after Everton but I want Newport to go up. :)

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7 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

Good. They may be the second best team in Liverpool after Everton but I want Newport to go up. :)

They’re the 3rd best side on Merseyside after LFC and our reserves, get it right mate

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