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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...

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Friday April 10 2009

    Time: 3:26PM

    Your Comments

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    '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
    '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
    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
    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
    Winning tomorrow is very important, but to be honest I am a bit scared. When we played them earlier, they were even better than us. Ok, we have changed, but they are not as bad as everybody says they are. I think that we will win because Hart will play to win, unlike when we are playing away from home. However, I am sure that we can surprise some teams, like we did to Everton. Tomorrow is a massive moment for us, and I cannot wait to see the match over, 3 points in the bag, a move towards safety.
    Pompey Malta
    Winning tomorrow is very important, but to be honest I am a bit scared. When we played them earlier, they were even better than us. Ok, we have changed, but they are not as bad as everybody says they are. I think that we will win because Hart will play to win, unlike when we are playing away from home. However, I am sure that we can surprise some teams, like we did to Everton. Tomorrow is a massive moment for us, and I cannot wait to see the match over, 3 points in the bag, a move towards safety.
    Pompey Malta
    West Brom have to go for the win, as draws won't keep them up, so I feel this will work in our favour, rather than them parking the bus.
    pompeyyong
    West Brom have to go for the win, as draws won't keep them up, so I feel this will work in our favour, rather than them parking the bus.
    pompeyyong
    Oh yes 8 points would be fine, but would love to beat barcodes with two mesiah's in the same season.
    pompeyyong
    Oh yes 8 points would be fine, but would love to beat barcodes with two mesiah's in the same season.
    pompeyyong
    I'm gonna rival the pessimist on this one as I am deeply worried about Hart's tactics .. 1pt WBA, 1pt Bolton, 0pt Manyoo 0pt Geordies added to the 1 we have got against Hull total of 3 for April... Unless Paul Hart and his increasing band of supporters start to realise that being defensive doesn't win games.. I hope I am proved wrong..
    Chix
    I'm gonna rival the pessimist on this one as I am deeply worried about Hart's tactics .. 1pt WBA, 1pt Bolton, 0pt Manyoo 0pt Geordies added to the 1 we have got against Hull total of 3 for April... Unless Paul Hart and his increasing band of supporters start to realise that being defensive doesn't win games.. I hope I am proved wrong..
    Chix
    I hope we don't play defensive tomorrow, we have to go for it, and West Brom are there for the taking. Mowbray has been criticised this season for playing football instead of playing defensively, and he stubbornly insists on continuing to do so, even though it looks inevitable that style will take them down. I guess the team he has just can't cut it playing that way in this division? We have to match them and beat them at that. tbh, I think the Baggies have opted to come up, go down, take the parachute payment and then rebuild for another attempt at the premier league. I'm sure Hart knows this, I certainly hope so, and I'm really hoping for a 4-4-2 or similar positive formation tomorrow. I want us to thrash them - I'll take a narrow win if I have to. Anything less is unthinkable. Its going to be a nailbiter!
    tracyc
    I hope we don't play defensive tomorrow, we have to go for it, and West Brom are there for the taking. Mowbray has been criticised this season for playing football instead of playing defensively, and he stubbornly insists on continuing to do so, even though it looks inevitable that style will take them down. I guess the team he has just can't cut it playing that way in this division? We have to match them and beat them at that. tbh, I think the Baggies have opted to come up, go down, take the parachute payment and then rebuild for another attempt at the premier league. I'm sure Hart knows this, I certainly hope so, and I'm really hoping for a 4-4-2 or similar positive formation tomorrow. I want us to thrash them - I'll take a narrow win if I have to. Anything less is unthinkable. Its going to be a nailbiter!
    tracyc
    442 Tracy! .. you've got more chance of Jesus rising from the dead (for a second time).. 451 sme as before .. but less not think the unthinkable .. even though I am thinking and (sadly) expecting it ! If we set out defensively tomorrow we'll come away with nothing..
    Chix
    442 Tracy! .. you've got more chance of Jesus rising from the dead (for a second time).. 451 sme as before .. but less not think the unthinkable .. even though I am thinking and (sadly) expecting it ! If we set out defensively tomorrow we'll come away with nothing..
    Chix
    Does not bear thinking about....
    Gandor1
    Does not bear thinking about....
    Gandor1
    Chix you sound worse than me. I think we will get a minimum of 5pts & max of 8pts.
    storagematt
    Chix you sound worse than me. I think we will get a minimum of 5pts & max of 8pts.
    storagematt
    Look at my Easter misleading headlines for god's sake !!
    pompeygray
    Look at my Easter misleading headlines for god's sake !!
    pompeygray
     

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