Vital Football

Would '6-9pts' in April be enough?

Would '6-9pts' in April be enough?

'6-9pts is our most likely return from April', not my vote, yours - although these findings from pentonpompey's poll are thoughts that would probably appear the most likely now to be honest...

I have to admit, not that I was expecting it as a 'given', I was thinking we would go to Hull and win given their poor home record, not that our away record is good - but at least we got a point, and a point from an away game is not that bad really is it? Granted, had we been even a little more adventurous we would have won!

So, that gives us a start anyway, 1pt so far.

Again, not that I am expecting it as a 'gimmie', I feel we will beat West Brom at the weekend - to be totally honest with you if we cannot win that one at Fratton then I think we could be in big, big, big trouble as that 'should' be as close to a '3pt banker' as we will get between now and the end of the season in May. Do we deserve to stay up if we cannot win that one?

So, that, in theory anyway, gives us 4pts.

Bolton, again a tough game, but again another for us that we should be looking to win, and I think we will - you can rest assured Matty T will score against us though! Yep, I think we will win that one but anything less than a point would not be good enough.

That, again in theory, would be 7pts.

Manyoo away - we go to Old Trafford with nothing expected, and in all honesty nothing likely to be gained. That said I am firmly in the 'why bother if you think we have lost before we play' camp. Ok, if I wanted to watch a team that won most weeks I would support Manyoo - that would probably make me as 'local' to them as most! - and whilst I clearly want Pompey to win every game I know they will not, but I sure as hell do not go to games expecting to lose, and assuming I can still go I am not planning on going to Old Trafford again to see us roll over and die, and will be pissed off if we did! I have seen us win there before, why not again... Of course I will predict, when the time comes, we will go there and get at least a point, maybe all 3pts but lets let my head rule my heart here so I will say a defeat here.

Now, theoretically, we remain on 7pts.

The trip to Newcastle 'could' be the decider, not only for us, but also them? Depending on results between now and then the Geordies could be cut adrift already? With the way the fixtures are shaping up they 'might' find themselves with a bit of a gap between them and safety anyway by the end of this weekend! Avoiding defeat, and at all costs, would be the order of the day in this game - especially if they are still in the bottom 3 and below us... A win 'might' finish them off, and going for this might not be a bad idea, but not losing would be paramount so I reckon a draw...

Now, that theoretically sees us walk away from April with 8pts from a possible 15 - would it be enough?

I reckon in the grander scheme of things it would, but even though these are my theoretical thoughts I would like us to be aiming to break double figures for points by the time the month is out, and if we go unbeaten for the rest of this month then we have a hell of a chance of doing this!

  • What the poll asked - Points we'll get during the Vital month of April?

  • How you voted - 6-9 62%, 3-6 14%, 9-12 12%, 0-3 6%, 12-15 6%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

    Click here for a chance to win a free Pompey - Arsenal ticket!
    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Friday April 10 2009
    Time: 3:26PM

    Comments

    0
    I see Pompey finishing the season on 41 points. It should be enough but one can never be sure - ask West Ham who went down on 42. Our destiny is still in our own hands, we need to beat West Brom and Bolton and gain another win or a couple of draws. A nervous week-end approaches but I suspect that all Pompey fans celebrate survival greater than mid table mediocrity. Being a Pompey fan never ceases to be boring does it ?
    pompeygray
    10/04/2009 15:46:00
    0
    I see Pompey finishing the season on 41 points. It should be enough but one can never be sure - ask West Ham who went down on 42. Our destiny is still in our own hands, we need to beat West Brom and Bolton and gain another win or a couple of draws. A nervous week-end approaches but I suspect that all Pompey fans celebrate survival greater than mid table mediocrity. Being a Pompey fan never ceases to be boring does it ?
    pompeygray
    10/04/2009 15:46:00
    0
    im the pessimist around here so im in a minority that believe we will only get 3-6pts. although im sure we will win tomorrow - i have £80 that says we will win! hart knows what hes doing - win at home, draw away. its safe, its boring, but it works!
    pompey--pessimist
    10/04/2009 16:05:00
    0
    im the pessimist around here so im in a minority that believe we will only get 3-6pts. although im sure we will win tomorrow - i have £80 that says we will win! hart knows what hes doing - win at home, draw away. its safe, its boring, but it works!
    pompey--pessimist
    10/04/2009 16:05:00
    0
    Hull 1 pt, WBA 3 pts, Bolton 3 pts, MU 0 pts, Newc 1 pt = 8 points, although I fancy we might - maybe take all 3 at the Toon. Will it be enough? Well it does depend on everyone else a bit, but I think so, it should be. Its not going to be pretty but we're going to stay up.
    tracyc
    10/04/2009 16:14:00
    0
    Hull 1 pt, WBA 3 pts, Bolton 3 pts, MU 0 pts, Newc 1 pt = 8 points, although I fancy we might - maybe take all 3 at the Toon. Will it be enough? Well it does depend on everyone else a bit, but I think so, it should be. Its not going to be pretty but we're going to stay up.
    tracyc
    10/04/2009 16:14:00
    0
    'Being a Pompey fan never ceases to be boring does it?' gray, that is spot on, and in a perverse way - other than the fact pompey is my home team too - that is why i love it so much, its rarely a dull moment... well other than some on the pitch :-)
    3pts tomorrow is a must.
    pompeyrug
    10/04/2009 16:18:00
    0
    'Being a Pompey fan never ceases to be boring does it?' gray, that is spot on, and in a perverse way - other than the fact pompey is my home team too - that is why i love it so much, its rarely a dull moment... well other than some on the pitch :-)
    3pts tomorrow is a must.
    pompeyrug
    10/04/2009 16:18:00
    0
    If someone said to me that we could have a garunteed 8 points for April right now I would gladly take it! I fwe can win our next two games I think we should get clear enough of the zone that the platers and fans can somewhat relax for the rest of the season.
    sneakay
    10/04/2009 16:29:00
    0
    If someone said to me that we could have a garunteed 8 points for April right now I would gladly take it! I fwe can win our next two games I think we should get clear enough of the zone that the platers and fans can somewhat relax for the rest of the season.
    sneakay
    10/04/2009 16:29:00
    Page 1/3
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3

    Login to post a comment

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    Evans - Right back or right midfield?

    Drew Talbot and Adam Buxton are fit but Gareth Evans continues to fill in at right back. Should this change? If so where would it leave the battle between Evans and Carl Baker?

    500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

    More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

    On this day in history...2nd December

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 2nd December.

    On this day in history...1st December

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 1st December.

    Archived Vital Pompey Articles

    Vital Pompey articles from

    Site Journalists

    pompeyrug
    Editor email
    Profile
    eastneydave
    Editor email
    Profile
    paultsmouth
    no email
    Profile

    Current Poll (see more polls)

    Change at right back? If so where would this leave Evans?
    Suggested By: pompeyrug
    Keep Evans at RB25%
    Drop Evans. Talbot or Buxton at RB75%
    Drop Baker. Evans at RM0%
    Keep Barker in RM. Leave out Evans completely0%
    Cookie knows best (?) In him we trust0%
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    League Table

    # Team P W D L Pts. GD
    1 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
    2 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
    3 Doncaster 18 11 3 4 36 13
    4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
    5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
    6 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
    7 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
    8 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
    9 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
    10 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
    11 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
    12 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
    13 Yeovil 18 7 4 7 25 -4
    14 Stevenage 17 7 3 7 24 0
    15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
    16 Crawley 18 6 5 7 23 -6
    17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
    18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
    19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
    20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
    21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
    22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
    23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
    24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
    Vital Football Comment
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News
    Write for Vital Football

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Jan 5 2017 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
    Sky Bet League Two

    Vital Members League Table

    RankNamePoints
    1.eastneydave3
    2.storagematt2
    3.Copnor432
    4.PompeyFrippy1
    The Vital Football Members League