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Soccernet Preview: Portsmouth v Stoke

February 19, 2010
• Live on ESPN UK at 17.30 GMT

A thumping victory over local rivals Southampton in the FA Cup last weekend provided temporary relief for a Portsmouth side currently fighting for their very existence, but Saturday's visit of Stoke brings with it an unwelcome dose of reality.

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The statistics are as painful to contemplate as the club's balance sheet. Portsmouth are eight points from safety with 13 games remaining, ...

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