Date:Friday March 7 2008
Players, manager and coaches have been saying that 'we can' go to Old Trafford and win on Saturday… lets not beat about the bush we have a mammoth task ahead of us to do this but if we go there accepting defeat before the game we might as well not go - in a one off game you never know, as I keep saying I have the faith enough to make the long, long journey in the belief that we can.
We have been poor for sometime, the form leading up to this cup tie would not have filled too many with much belief, the fact that we were picked apart by a 'better team' last weekend showed we cannot get away with the sloppiness, poor performances and lopsided set up against the better teams, the same again against United and we will be ripped to shreds!
Last weekend was the biggest game of our season to date… we failed - now we face another, will we fail again or can we do what we know we are capable of doing?
After a week of reflection, soul searching and hopefully hard work on the training ground some much needed changes - not wholesale mind - will be made, to be honest if they are not then we are screwed! After all this the hope, dare I even say expectation is - is that too much for us to ask? - players that are capable of delivering will do so and will show the hunger that many have lacked recently and we can do it…
This game starts a week that will decide our season, 'if' we lose to United our season is not over - so long as we put in a performance I could accept this and feel we could kick on from this and take maximum points from Birmingham and then Villa following.
A week Sunday our season will either be in taters or in full flow, I am hoping it will be the latter! Either way, we start this against United; all connected to the club have all talked a good talk, now lets see if they can indeed walk the walk…
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Friday March 7 2008
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