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Pompey slip into the bottom 3!

Tonight Blackburn played their game in hand against Fulham, and courtesy of a 2-1 at the Cottage - they came from behind to win as well - they moved above us, and others, into 15th place in the league, thus meaning of course we have dropped into the bottom 3!



So, the game with Boro - and the subsequent ones that follow - takes on even more importance now as at this point in time our own destiny is now no longer purely in our own hands. As long as we were out of this bottom 3 having played the same, or less games, it always was...

It is not quite a 'must win' game but avoiding defeat at the Riverside this weekend is very much a must, anything less than a point - and even if we 'only' get a point we could be looking at squeaky bum time, as things could start to look very uncomfortable come 6pm on Sunday!

We still have a game in hand of course, the 'easy matter' of a trip to Old Trafford to take on some tin pot outfit, Manyoo - gulp! 'If' we got spanked at Old Trafford then our goal difference would take another pounding, and this is not that good as it is! Parking the bus at its very best would be the order of the day that evening methinks...

But hey, each game as it comes - bring on the Boro!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 11 2009

Time: 10:20PM

Your Comments

its looking very grim lads,i cant see you getting out of this now your in the bottom.
bluemooner_mcfc
its looking very grim lads,i cant see you getting out of this now your in the bottom.
bluemooner_mcfc
If we beat Boro we will be out of the bottom 3 and then I think we will stay out. We have some good games coming up for us, but I really am just focused on this weekend.
pompeywa
If we beat Boro we will be out of the bottom 3 and then I think we will stay out. We have some good games coming up for us, but I really am just focused on this weekend.
pompeywa
Don't be daft! Isn't there a saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going? Thats us - I hope!
Gandor1
PS: that wasn't in reply to you Wa, that was the one above you.
Gandor1
Don't be daft! Isn't there a saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going? Thats us - I hope!
Gandor1
PS: that wasn't in reply to you Wa, that was the one above you.
Gandor1
With your away form bluemooner you should be looking over your shoulders. If we can beat you so easily are you really safe yet ? Now we must have that bite about us, the bit that Adams couldn't bring out...
pompeygray
sounds good Gandor! we should be fine now, hopeully we should beat 'boro, then we should keep winning! Top ten soon....
MFFP
With your away form bluemooner you should be looking over your shoulders. If we can beat you so easily are you really safe yet ? Now we must have that bite about us, the bit that Adams couldn't bring out...
pompeygray
sounds good Gandor! we should be fine now, hopeully we should beat 'boro, then we should keep winning! Top ten soon....
MFFP
Erm, Fulham haven't really played just 22 games, have they? They've played 28, the same as everyone else except us and MU, surely?
PhilTaglia
Erm, Fulham haven't really played just 22 games, have they? They've played 28, the same as everyone else except us and MU, surely?
PhilTaglia
winning breads confidence and if we beat Boro then I think they will lose it that's two of the three places fixed for that reason alone I think It is the proverbial must win! We have the easiest run in but we need to start it now.
russellm
winning breads confidence and if we beat Boro then I think they will lose it that's two of the three places fixed for that reason alone I think It is the proverbial must win! We have the easiest run in but we need to start it now.
russellm
God what a battle. Only 6 points separate 19th from 12th. All the best. I hope Pompey make it out!
gunnerkid107
God what a battle. Only 6 points separate 19th from 12th. All the best. I hope Pompey make it out!
gunnerkid107
See you soon..... going down
Doody
See you soon..... going down
Doody
Don't Panic ... Don't Panic ... DON'T PANIC.. Mr Mainwaring ! - Avoid defeat at Boro.. Stuff Everton trounce Man Yoo in our game in hand and al will be fine... The key part is to focus on our own perfomance and not worry about the table!... the table? ...what table?.. anybody know what a table is ?
Chix
Don't Panic ... Don't Panic ... DON'T PANIC.. Mr Mainwaring ! - Avoid defeat at Boro.. Stuff Everton trounce Man Yoo in our game in hand and al will be fine... The key part is to focus on our own perfomance and not worry about the table!... the table? ...what table?.. anybody know what a table is ?
Chix
should act as an extra incentive, Boro ar right in it also, so a point or more there and little cushions develop
paultsmouth
should act as an extra incentive, Boro ar right in it also, so a point or more there and little cushions develop
paultsmouth
Guys this is a reality check we do have the easiest run in out of all the bottom 6 or 7, with the excrption of manyoo & everton we dont have any other team in the top half of the table if we dont stay up with PH & BK in charge then our players should all be shown the door this summer cos the wounlnt have been up for a fight like they been saying they are , confidence lads we will be ok
sea-juicer
Guys this is a reality check we do have the easiest run in out of all the bottom 6 or 7, with the excrption of manyoo & everton we dont have any other team in the top half of the table if we dont stay up with PH & BK in charge then our players should all be shown the door this summer cos the wounlnt have been up for a fight like they been saying they are , confidence lads we will be ok
sea-juicer
Do not forget Arsenal as well sea-juicer. Why does it feel so strange being in the relegation fight? It's only been 2 seasons! Come on fellas we are hardcore relegation fighting specialists! Come what may, as they say! Seems appropriate at the moment.
sneakay
Do not forget Arsenal as well sea-juicer. Why does it feel so strange being in the relegation fight? It's only been 2 seasons! Come on fellas we are hardcore relegation fighting specialists! Come what may, as they say! Seems appropriate at the moment.
sneakay
Newcastle are home to Hull, if the barcodes win that then the gap increases. Need a minimum of 4 poits from the next 2 games. Boro is certainly a don't lose game. 3 big bames in April, away Hull, home to Bolton & WBA. Minimum of 7 pts from them. No panic yet but if we wern't totally focused on the grim task ahead, we will be now.
storagematt
Newcastle are home to Hull, if the barcodes win that then the gap increases. Need a minimum of 4 poits from the next 2 games. Boro is certainly a don't lose game. 3 big bames in April, away Hull, home to Bolton & WBA. Minimum of 7 pts from them. No panic yet but if we wern't totally focused on the grim task ahead, we will be now.
storagematt
Bloody Fulham! Surely they owe us one! Will they drop the season ticket prices any further
hammersmithblue
Bloody Fulham! Surely they owe us one! Will they drop the season ticket prices any further
hammersmithblue
we arn;t really in the bottom 3. We have an easy game in hand, and a chance at the weekend to get back out of there, with a tough trip to boro! Why have fulham suddenly started loosing at home though, when we have needed them to win!
pompeycarpet
we arn;t really in the bottom 3. We have an easy game in hand, and a chance at the weekend to get back out of there, with a tough trip to boro! Why have fulham suddenly started loosing at home though, when we have needed them to win!
pompeycarpet
Chix - From Dad's Army, is it Jones and "Don't Panic Capt. Mainwaring !!!" or Fraser and "We're Doomed !!" Personally I think we'll be ok,but it's getting to sweaty palm stage !
lincspfcfan
Chix - From Dad's Army, is it Jones and "Don't Panic Capt. Mainwaring !!!" or Fraser and "We're Doomed !!" Personally I think we'll be ok,but it's getting to sweaty palm stage !
lincspfcfan
Whatever it is LINCS ..don't tell them your name !
Chix
Whatever it is LINCS ..don't tell them your name !
Chix
 

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