Brothers denied chance to claimÂ family bragging rights when Portsmouth face NorwichÂ
It would have beenÂ the opportunity for either sibling to claim the Thompson family bragging rights.Â
But instead Nathan and Louis will have to watch Pompey's FA Cup tie at Norwich together in the directors' box at Carrow Road.
The BluesÂ travel to the CanariesÂ in the third round of the historic competition on Saturday (5.30pm).
Kenny Jackett's side willÂ be without Nathan ThompsonÂ for a third successive match, however.Â
The tough-tackling right-back has been sidelined since limping off with a hamstring injury at Gillingham on Boxing Day.
But even if the Pompey defender hadn't picked up his setback, the chance of facing his younger brother was already highly likely to be off the cards.
Louis Thompson has been sidelined sinceÂ Norwich's 2-1 win over Aston Villa on October 23.
The midfielder dislocated his shoulder shortly after coming on as a substitute and been absent since.Â
The 24-year-old is back in full training but the visit of the Blues looks like it willÂ come too soon for him.
Having played togetherÂ at Swindon, the chance ofÂ the brothersÂ finally doing battle on opposite sides will evade them.Â
There might yet be a reunion for the Thompson's at Carrow Road '“Â but unfortunately it'll be from the stands.