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Redknapp talking positive again

Redknapp talking positive again

If Harry Redknapp is talking up our chances of doing something then you know that he really does feel we can do whatever it is, as he often plays down our chances doesn't he.

He has told The News that he thinks we are more than capable of bettering the 56pts that Bolton got last season, which got them into the final uefa cup spot and could be enough - although I think it will take more - to do it again this season: 'we've got enough points to keep us in the division. Now we want enough points to get us into Europe.

'We have seven home games and if we can get on a run who knows where it could take us?

'We have to start thinking positive now and start thinking about trying to get into Europe.

'It's going to be very close but we have decent games.

'If 56 did it last season we'd need 12 points. You'd hope we would get more than 12 points over the remainder of the season.

'I'd like to think we were able to do that.

There are many possible avenues into Europe next season, but the easiest way we can guarantee this is to either finish 4th or 5th or win the FA cup - if we meet any of these targets then we will be there for sure.

Many argue that European football is not something that is desperately needed next season, this is true it is not essential but it will sure as hell go along way to helping us keep our best players, as well as helping to attract even better ones - including more talented youth players that could come through in the years to come...


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Date:Wednesday February 27 2008
Time: 11:13AM


I agree, I think we do need to get into Europe next season, as I feel for sure we would lose at least 3 of our automatic starters each week. Of course we also need the Portsmouth and Fareham Councils to play their part now and give us the permission to build both the ground and training facilities to back up what is happening on the pitch.
27/02/2008 12:10:00
If we can get 4 points from villa and everton then game on. They both have hard run ins so if we play well we can look at 5th. We need big games though from all our players.
27/02/2008 12:11:00
guys, check out the crystal balls post in the Portsmouth forum
27/02/2008 12:38:00
Of course we can do it, and we should believe we can. Its great to hear Arry talking positive. Sunday's game is crucial - a 6-pointer!
27/02/2008 12:47:00
If you don't go all the way to the FA Cup final worst case you could hope for a Chelsea Man U final, so long as they both remain in a Champions League spot my understanding is the Uefa Cup spot would go to the team finishing 7th. Best of luck.
27/02/2008 13:10:00
i think we have the uefa cup spot, but for us to keep our best players we need champions league we have the quality, whose 2 say we cant do it
27/02/2008 14:23:00
if we 'need' champions league football to keep our better players NK19 then i think we will be losing some this summer then... whilst i seriously do think this could still be possible - even more so 'if' we can beat everton - if the players are 'expecting this' or they will leave then they are at the wrong club at this point in time, as we are not 'expected' to be a champions league club, in time maybe, but not for a while in all honesty...
27/02/2008 15:10:00
click here to see ChrisW's thread in the forum...
27/02/2008 15:15:00
Using CW crystal balls, I think somewhere we'll get around 66-69 pts which may get us 6th or 7th similar to Aston Villa. We'll finish behind the scousers who will fight out 4th & 5th.
27/02/2008 16:34:00
liverpool will be close to everton - but i reckon they will possibly win the CL... as for us, i would be pleased with 6th, and looking at it now, slightly disopointed with 8th - after the money we spent, and the players we brought in, 7th should be absolute minimum...i think...but the important thing, is to pick up points on every ocasion
27/02/2008 19:07:00
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