Blackburn Rovers - Tough Trip To The Coast
UK time is: 18:58:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Portsmouth vs. Rovers

Fratton Park

Saturday 12th August 2006

15:00

Tough Trip To The Coast

The day we've all been waiting for has almost arrived as the 2006/2007 Premiership Season begins tomorrow. Rovers have the difficult task of taking on Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Vital Quotes:

Mark Hughes
'We are missing influential players, Steven Reid picked up an injury on international duty so he must be a doubt at this stage.'

Jason Roberts
"It is going to be a big game, with lots of emotion on Saturday but hopefully we'll come away with the right result."

Portsmouth Team News:

Portsmouth should themselves hand debuts to David James, Sol Campbell, Glen Johnson and latest recruit Kanu.

Missing for Portsmouth however will be injured quartet Lomana LuaLua, Benjani Mwaruwari, and goalkeepers Dean Kiely and Jamie Ashdown.

Portsmouth from - James, Johnson, Primus, Campbell, Pamarot, Stefanovic, O'Neil, Mendes, Davis, Taylor, Todorov, Kanu, Thompson, O'Brien, Hughes, Songo'o, Griffin, Jordan.

Player to watch: Glen Johnson

Rovers Team News:

Competitive debuts will be handed to Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts, with fellow new signings Jason Brown and Francis Jeffers set for places in the Rovers dug out.

Ryan Nelsen will miss out against the side that have moved for him several during the summer through injury, as will Brett Emerton. Tugay begins a three match suspension following his red card on the final day of last season.

Rovers from - Friedel, Neill, Khizanishvili, Todd, Gray, Gallagher, Bentley, Savage, Gamst, McCarthy, Roberts, Enckelman, Brown, Mokoena, Matteo, McEveley, Douglas, Peter, Reid, Emerton, Kuqi, Jeffers.

Player to watch: Benni McCarthy

Match Facts & Stats

Last seasons visit to Fratton Park saw Rovers come away with a point after a 2-2 draw, twice lading through Craig Bellamy goals.

Portsmouth have yet to beat Rovers in the Premiership at Fratton Park.

Rovers are unbeaten in the last four encounters with Portsmouth (three wins and one drawn in this period.) The last Premiership Portsmouth win came at Ewood Park in March 2004. Portsmouth winning 2-1.

Previous League Meetings
Portsmouth 21 wins, Blackburn 25, Draws 16
Premiership - Portsmouth 1 win, Blackburn 4, Draws 1

Previous League Meetings At Fratton Park
Portsmouth 15 wins, Blackburn 7, Draws 9
Premiership - Portsmouth 0 wins, Blackburn 2, Draws 1

Ref Watch:

Alan Wiley will take charge at Fratton Park. Wiley was the man also in charge of the opening Rovers game last season.

Match Prediction:

A tough visit to Fratton Park, a ground that Redknapp will be looking to return to a fortress so I think a draw will represent a good return.

Next Fixture:

Wednesday 23rd August versus Everton at Ewood Park, 19:45 kick-off.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 18 2006

Time: 12:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Vital Report - Blackburn 0-0 Bolton (Sunday August 30 2015)

Video - Bolton Highlights (Saturday August 29 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Bolton (Friday August 28 2015)

Blackburn v Bolton - Team Line Ups (Friday August 28 2015)

Leeds Trip On Sky (Friday August 28 2015)

Duffy & Bowyer Ahead Of Bolton (Friday August 28 2015)

Rovers Preview: Bolton Wanderers (H) (Friday August 28 2015)

Blackburn Host Lancashire Rivals! (Thursday August 27 2015)

Bowyer's 'Complete Shock' (Thursday August 27 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 161
2. dallydally 136
3. roverjoy 26
4. @roverseas 21
5. jimbogeesus 16
6. rovers2011 15
7. captain _midnight 13
8. hmibennett 12
9. mobyduck 5
10. billingtonrover 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Blackburn 0 - 0 Bolton
Brighton 1 - 0 Blackburn
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff
Huddersfield 1 - 1 Blackburn
Blackburn 1 - 2 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Brentford 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Derby County 5 0 4 1 -1 4
20. Bristol City 5 1 1 3 -4 4
21. Blackburn 5 0 3 2 -2 3
22. Huddersfield 5 0 3 2 -3 3
23. Bolton 5 0 3 2 -4 3
24. Rotherham 5 0 1 4 -8 1

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Freedman - We're Braced For Bids
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:11:00
Freedman amp; Vaughan On Cardiff Loss
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:00:00
Victory Pleased Bruce
Hull City : 30/08/2015 17:45:01
Powell Unhappy After Late QPR Defeat
Huddersfield : 30/08/2015 17:38:01
Huddersfield : 30/08/2015 17:29:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bolton MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Raya 1%
Henley 0%
Duffy 25%
Hanley 0%
Spurr 0%
Conway 37%
Lowe 0%
Evans 0%
Marshall 0%
Delfouneso 0%
Rhodes 12%
Sub - Koita 0%
Sub - Guthrie 25%
Sub - Barrow 0%