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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!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 11 2009

Time: 10:20PM

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its looking very grim lads,i cant see you getting out of this now your in the bottom.
bluemooner_mcfc
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11/03/2009 22:28:00

its looking very grim lads,i cant see you getting out of this now your in the bottom.
bluemooner_mcfc
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11/03/2009 22:28:00

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
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11/03/2009 23:04:00

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
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11/03/2009 23:04:00

Don't be daft! Isn't there a saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going? Thats us - I hope!
Gandor1
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11/03/2009 23:07:00

PS: that wasn't in reply to you Wa, that was the one above you.
Gandor1
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11/03/2009 23:07:00

Don't be daft! Isn't there a saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going? Thats us - I hope!
Gandor1
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11/03/2009 23:07:00

PS: that wasn't in reply to you Wa, that was the one above you.
Gandor1
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11/03/2009 23:07:00

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
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11/03/2009 23:10:00

sounds good Gandor! we should be fine now, hopeully we should beat 'boro, then we should keep winning! Top ten soon....
MFFP
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11/03/2009 23:10:00

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
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11/03/2009 23:10:00

sounds good Gandor! we should be fine now, hopeully we should beat 'boro, then we should keep winning! Top ten soon....
MFFP
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11/03/2009 23:10:00

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
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12/03/2009 00:32:00

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
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12/03/2009 00:32:00

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
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12/03/2009 00:53:00

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
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12/03/2009 00:53:00

God what a battle. Only 6 points separate 19th from 12th. All the best. I hope Pompey make it out!
gunnerkid107
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12/03/2009 01:36:00

God what a battle. Only 6 points separate 19th from 12th. All the best. I hope Pompey make it out!
gunnerkid107
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12/03/2009 01:36:00

See you soon..... going down
Doody
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12/03/2009 05:36:00

See you soon..... going down
Doody
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12/03/2009 05:36:00

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
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12/03/2009 07:19:00

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
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12/03/2009 07:19:00

should act as an extra incentive, Boro ar right in it also, so a point or more there and little cushions develop
paultsmouth
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12/03/2009 07:25:00

should act as an extra incentive, Boro ar right in it also, so a point or more there and little cushions develop
paultsmouth
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12/03/2009 07:25:00

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
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12/03/2009 08:08:00

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
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12/03/2009 08:08:00

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
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12/03/2009 09:02:00

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
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12/03/2009 09:02:00

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
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12/03/2009 09:47:00

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
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12/03/2009 09:47:00

Bloody Fulham! Surely they owe us one! Will they drop the season ticket prices any further
hammersmithblue
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12/03/2009 11:56:00

Bloody Fulham! Surely they owe us one! Will they drop the season ticket prices any further
hammersmithblue
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12/03/2009 11:56:00

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
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12/03/2009 17:13:00

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
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12/03/2009 17:13:00

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
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12/03/2009 21:25:00

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
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12/03/2009 21:25:00

Whatever it is LINCS ..don't tell them your name !
Chix
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13/03/2009 07:37:00

Whatever it is LINCS ..don't tell them your name !
Chix
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13/03/2009 07:37:00

 

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