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Hart has no fear of Chelski/awaits job decision

Hart - when we can play we will play!

Pompey's caretaker manager Paul Hart knows that Chelski, of course our opponents tonight, have some world-class footballers, well in fact a squad full of world class footballers but he also knows we are not too shabby ourselves and we are not afraid of them!

You do not need to look any further than last weekend to know that 'David can slay Goliath', and look back at the season as a whole to see the kinds of 'shocks' that 'lesser clubs' have caused 'the giants' of the English game. So rightly so Hart saying that these are factors to take into account is spot on.

What I also like about his philosophy is that he is not going to send the guys out to 'roll over and die' for Chelski, he is sending them out to play football and have a go - he will not 'put up the shutters', or to put it another way exclusively look to 'park the bus'.

Of course we cannot go all gun hoo, but he seems to be prepared to get this balance right, and if the players get this right why should we not get something!

For me, the biggest plus that we have tonight is Jamie's Dad is not the manager - on the whole, and certainly more so since 'we became a better side' and to a degree got to the stage where defeat was not necessarily a formality, regardless to this we had a near on 8 games per season guaranteed where we virtually 'wrote games off', as we were playing the 'big 4' so nothing was expected...

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Hart still awaiting decision on his future

Tonight's game with Chelski is first and foremost in Hart's mind, but another thing that he is still waiting to find out is exactly what his position is with the club - and he is no nearing knowing what his future position at Fratton will be...

In all fairness to him this is not an issue that he is pushing, personalities at the club keep calling for an announcement to be made, but he again retains his 'I am taking it a game at a time and just want to get points for Pompey' thoughts.

Lets be honest the guy, along with Brian Kidd, is in charge until the end of the season and most, if not all of us have no objection to this. The players just need to concentrate on playing football, things are not broken so why fix it.

'Should' we get a result against Chelski tonight, and if this was a win, then without a shadow of a doubt I would expect an 'official' announcement to be made on this with them appointed permanently until the summer.

I still retain my thoughts that this should only be until the summer though, then lets see what the club ownership status is, and then take it from their.

Hart and Kidd on a long-term basis is not something that I am still convinced on, 'if' things go belly up and the players then 'turn on him' and force him out, could he slip seamlessly back into his youth development role - a role for me that is far more important to the club in the long-term...

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Date:Tuesday March 3 2009

Time: 12:24PM

Your Comments

Good on you Harty, son, let's have a darned good bash at the boys from the Fulham road.
hammersmithblue
Good on you Harty, son, let's have a darned good bash at the boys from the Fulham road.
hammersmithblue
Agreed after so many consecutive defeats against them surely we can get something finally. I am tipping a shock.
pompeygray
Agreed after so many consecutive defeats against them surely we can get something finally. I am tipping a shock.
pompeygray
thats the spirt harty, why turn up if we think we have no chance - lets not go gun hoo, but we cannot sit back for the 90 minutes either can we. if we get this balance right then we can get something tonight.
pompeyrug
thats the spirt harty, why turn up if we think we have no chance - lets not go gun hoo, but we cannot sit back for the 90 minutes either can we. if we get this balance right then we can get something tonight.
pompeyrug
A good performance should mean that Hart & Kidd get the nod for the end of the season - should quieten speculation and everyone knows where they stand. After all the players are queuing up to give them their support. Everything I've seen has been positive so far. Hope pompeygray is right, its about time we did Chelski.
tracyc
A good performance should mean that Hart & Kidd get the nod for the end of the season - should quieten speculation and everyone knows where they stand. After all the players are queuing up to give them their support. Everything I've seen has been positive so far. Hope pompeygray is right, its about time we did Chelski.
tracyc
No matter what happens tonight, Harty and Kiddo have got to be the management team to take us through to the summer. Beyond that, who knows. There are too many other factors at play to start to make a call on that. Pompeygray i was preparing myself for a loss or at best a draw but after your tip... a shock would bliss + 3 points of course....
cornypomp
No matter what happens tonight, Harty and Kiddo have got to be the management team to take us through to the summer. Beyond that, who knows. There are too many other factors at play to start to make a call on that. Pompeygray i was preparing myself for a loss or at best a draw but after your tip... a shock would bliss + 3 points of course....
cornypomp
I still reckon Bilic will come in after he's done with Croatia - fits in perfectly because I'm happy to have the Hart (break) Kidd combination until the Summer!!
PFCGino
I still reckon Bilic will come in after he's done with Croatia - fits in perfectly because I'm happy to have the Hart (break) Kidd combination until the Summer!!
PFCGino
Get behind the boys tonight they need our support and will be giving it all they have got (I hope). PUP
eastneydave
Get behind the boys tonight they need our support and will be giving it all they have got (I hope). PUP
eastneydave
Being realistic, anything tonight will be a bonus. Boro away is a much bigger game. I don't believe any decision on management wil happen until the club's league status is sorted & the new owners come in!
storagematt
Being realistic, anything tonight will be a bonus. Boro away is a much bigger game. I don't believe any decision on management wil happen until the club's league status is sorted & the new owners come in!
storagematt
Well, I still cannot understand why you call us "Chelski"? Was it in a friendly tone or a hostile one?
JT_daniel
Well, I still cannot understand why you call us "Chelski"? Was it in a friendly tone or a hostile one?
JT_daniel
I watched Chelsea v Wigan and they weren't great but I can't see us getting anything better than 0-0. Ballack looks poor at the moment and hopefully Essien won't make it. I think it's time to park the bus on the halfway line
Pompeyscum
I watched Chelsea v Wigan and they weren't great but I can't see us getting anything better than 0-0. Ballack looks poor at the moment and hopefully Essien won't make it. I think it's time to park the bus on the halfway line
Pompeyscum
JT, no malice in it mate, ive always refered to chelsea as chelski since abramovich arrived - certainly not a hostile one as i have no beef with chelski, my old man was very much a 'chelsea' fan when he grew up regularly travelling to london from pompey to watch osgood and co.
pompeyrug
JT, no malice in it mate, ive always refered to chelsea as chelski since abramovich arrived - certainly not a hostile one as i have no beef with chelski, my old man was very much a 'chelsea' fan when he grew up regularly travelling to london from pompey to watch osgood and co.
pompeyrug
we could hardly be hostile about having a Russian owner could we..Pompski boys
plymouth graham
we could hardly be hostile about having a Russian owner could we..Pompski boys
plymouth graham
actually, sascha is franco-russian - from israel.
pompeycarpet
actually, sascha is franco-russian - from israel.
pompeycarpet
Blast - another late goal to ruin our day. Maybe 10 mins left to salvage something. Why did I know this was going to happen with about 20 to go, doesn't it always.
pompeygray
Blast - another late goal to ruin our day. Maybe 10 mins left to salvage something. Why did I know this was going to happen with about 20 to go, doesn't it always.
pompeygray
its just said on skysports news that hart will be in charge for the rest of the season..is that good news guys??
bluemooner_mcfc
its just said on skysports news that hart will be in charge for the rest of the season..is that good news guys??
bluemooner_mcfc
It could be. Thank God we didn't play United on the week-end or Harts CV wouldn't have looked so good after tonight. We have to come out guns blazing every match now otherwise the game is up. We will still need 40 points so at least one per game from now on in. If not Southampton and the rest beckons...
pompeygray
It could be. Thank God we didn't play United on the week-end or Harts CV wouldn't have looked so good after tonight. We have to come out guns blazing every match now otherwise the game is up. We will still need 40 points so at least one per game from now on in. If not Southampton and the rest beckons...
pompeygray
HArt and Kidd have done a great job so far and do deserve this permancy. Bloody Drogba, must be the most hated player in England.
nodster
HArt and Kidd have done a great job so far and do deserve this permancy. Bloody Drogba, must be the most hated player in England.
nodster
lol, its all fine then! I was just confused!
JT_daniel
lol, its all fine then! I was just confused!
JT_daniel
Can't believe you haven't heard the term Chelski before JT .. but given we have a Russian owber we are just as much Pompski.. although not quite as rich ;)
Chix
Can't believe you haven't heard the term Chelski before JT .. but given we have a Russian owber we are just as much Pompski.. although not quite as rich ;)
Chix
 

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