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Adams targets a top 10 finish

Adams targets a top 10 finish

Tony Adams believes that a top 10 finish again this season would be a fine achievement for Pompey, and is one he would be more than happy with again as he looks to play down expectation levels.

The Pompey no.2 told sky sports news: 'I've gone on record as saying that expectations are very good after two top 10 finishes and another top 10 finish would be unbelievable for the club.

'We get 20,000 people through the gate and, with our finances and location where we are, I think a top 10 finish is remarkable for a club like Portsmouth.

'We've got a little European competition and, as I said, I don't think we'll win all four, so we have to juggle I think.'

I would settle for another top 10 finish this season, and a decent run in one or more of the cups but the most important thing for me is that we do ourselves justice with our performances this season. So long as we perform more often than not I will be happy...

That said my thinking is, despite a poor start to the season - performance wise, we are still capable of again making an improvement on last seasons league finish with anything from 5th down more than possible. We have improved our placing each time over the past couple of seasons with 9th and 8th place finishes so I would be delighted with 7th come May.

The pressure probably is on Harry Redknapp to finish in a uefa cup place - and this is achievable.

These thoughts actually tie in nicely with the current poll, which sees that most would be more than pleased with a 5th place finish this season above anything else.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday August 19 2008
Time: 8:03AM

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I think top ten would be a fine achievement again.
sneakay
19/08/2008 09:18:00
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Yes it would but why settle for that? It's like an Olympic athlete saying they'll settle for making the final. Sorry to bang on with the same old mantra but in any sport just aim to be the best you can be; if it that makes you a champion then great - if it means you finish 20th then fine, so long as you've given it EVERYTHING. I just fear that having the mindset that 10th will do means that, just perhaps, that final push that's needed for, say, 8th place, 7th place or better doesn't happen because the "objective" of top 10 has already been achieved. Money aside, no club will ever challenge the top four with the attitude that 10th will do. In sport, pragmatism can often beat you before the game has started. The time for pragmatism is when you have lost, having given it your all, in the knowledge that you couldn't have performed any better.
NinjaTim
19/08/2008 09:59:00
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I think we will do well to finish in the top 10. There normally isn't much between 7-9th. But hey let's not get too arrogant about this. We have a small squad in terms of quality and any injuries to key players will really put a strain on the team. We may easily finish 12-14th with an average run of results. I don't think we will get anywhere near the top 4.
storagematt
19/08/2008 10:22:00
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top 10 would be a great result after Sunday's performance, but that said Chelsea were brilliant and we were poor so hopefully we needn't read too much into that performance.
Steve C
19/08/2008 10:23:00
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long way to go yet bit it wont be easy against Utd either or Everton, we usually tend to make quite a good start to the season so it should be a good test of characters.
southportpompey
19/08/2008 13:16:00
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Tony has been watching Harry's interviews so if you don't expect to much its a bonus if you get a little higher, saying that if we don't get the loans Harry wants it may be realistic.
pompeyyong
19/08/2008 19:47:00
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Top ten would do me too! So many competitions this year and not quite the squad we might have liked.
eastneydave
19/08/2008 20:28:00
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plus other teams around have improved and are still improving
southportpompey
19/08/2008 20:53:00
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With Defoe & Crouch, how could we fail getting below 10th or 11th. Top ten would certainly do me fine, and a good run in the Uefa Cup.
.Andrew.
19/08/2008 22:16:00
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