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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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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 3 2009

Time: 12:24PM

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Good on you Harty, son, let's have a darned good bash at the boys from the Fulham road.
hammersmithblue
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03/03/2009 12:35:00

Good on you Harty, son, let's have a darned good bash at the boys from the Fulham road.
hammersmithblue
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03/03/2009 12:35:00

Agreed after so many consecutive defeats against them surely we can get something finally. I am tipping a shock.
pompeygray
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03/03/2009 12:40:00

Agreed after so many consecutive defeats against them surely we can get something finally. I am tipping a shock.
pompeygray
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03/03/2009 12:40:00

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
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03/03/2009 12:57:00

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
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03/03/2009 12:57:00

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
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03/03/2009 13:02:00

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
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03/03/2009 13:02:00

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
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03/03/2009 13:06:00

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
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03/03/2009 13:06:00

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
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03/03/2009 13:11:00

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
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03/03/2009 13:11:00

Get behind the boys tonight they need our support and will be giving it all they have got (I hope). PUP
eastneydave
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03/03/2009 13:52:00

Get behind the boys tonight they need our support and will be giving it all they have got (I hope). PUP
eastneydave
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03/03/2009 13:52:00

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
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03/03/2009 14:44:00

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
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03/03/2009 14:44:00

Well, I still cannot understand why you call us "Chelski"? Was it in a friendly tone or a hostile one?
JT_daniel
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03/03/2009 15:21:00

Well, I still cannot understand why you call us "Chelski"? Was it in a friendly tone or a hostile one?
JT_daniel
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03/03/2009 15:21:00

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
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03/03/2009 16:10:00

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
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03/03/2009 16:10:00

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
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03/03/2009 16:22:00

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
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03/03/2009 16:22:00

we could hardly be hostile about having a Russian owner could we..Pompski boys
plymouth graham
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03/03/2009 18:51:00

we could hardly be hostile about having a Russian owner could we..Pompski boys
plymouth graham
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03/03/2009 18:51:00

actually, sascha is franco-russian - from israel.
pompeycarpet
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03/03/2009 19:03:00

actually, sascha is franco-russian - from israel.
pompeycarpet
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03/03/2009 19:03:00

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
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03/03/2009 21:36:00

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
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03/03/2009 21:36:00

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
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03/03/2009 21:59:00

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
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03/03/2009 21:59:00

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
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03/03/2009 22:08:00

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
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03/03/2009 22:08:00

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
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03/03/2009 22:39:00

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
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03/03/2009 22:39:00

lol, its all fine then! I was just confused!
JT_daniel
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04/03/2009 16:09:00

lol, its all fine then! I was just confused!
JT_daniel
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04/03/2009 16:09:00

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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07/03/2009 07:07:00

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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07/03/2009 07:07:00

 

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