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Lets finish on a high eh?

Lets finish on a high eh?

Sunderland come to Fratton tonight knowing that they have to win, anything less most likely will not be enough for them - given the fact that they finish with Chelski this weekend, although that said they themselves will have one eye on the FA cup final...

They have to win, we do not need this any longer as we are now safe, but if we are going to play with freedom and with a 4-4-2 formation now is the time - there is no benefit to be gained by 'playing it safe' again, we have a couple of games to go, lets have a go and end what has been a pretty miserable season on the whole on a high note.

Even with the heart of the team being ripped out, even with 'him' upping sticks and leaving us again for his own mercenary needs this squad as it is should have been more than capable of a mid table finish - the fact that this will not be the case speaks volumes for the commitment levels of too many at the club, and who they were committed to!

What they hell, throw in some of the kids, or 'fringe players' if needed, as these could well be the ones we turn to next season - in most likelihood will be turning to these, so lets give them a bit of a run out, I would even accept defeat if we had a group of committed players that are used in a formation and way that at least has a go.

The higher you finish the more money you get should be some form of incentive but we aint going to finish that much higher than we are now anyway so if we play it safe I will be livid, lets try something, even someone, different and put on a show to reward us for our support, not only in our final home game but also at the weekend for the travelling support going to Wigan!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday May 18 2009
Time: 7:29AM

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Seconded. I want to be entertained, goddamit!
hammersmithblue
18/05/2009 07:57:00
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Thirded (if that's a word) Bring on the entertainment, even if it's only a half time marching band, or elephants or the Red Devils landing in the centre circle. Seriously though, this is chance for us to put ourselves in the shop window, show the rest of the league and the dead tree press that we are a good side worthy of Premier League status and better than our position suggests.
Lemmi
18/05/2009 13:43:00
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Like to see Matt Richie given a run out tonight -one of our best youngsters and could be the answer to a the lack of a creative midfielder if he can cut it at the top level
yellowcheesemonkey
18/05/2009 13:47:00
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The players won't care tonight. Don't want a silly injury that will hamper their summer hols or a move away. Sunderland are desperate for it & if it means Newcastle could go down, I'll quite happily let them beat us. More interested in the tactics of Hart!!! If, heaven forbid he is given the job, then it will 451 for all of next season until we are safe & that will look very doubtful with the mass exodus!!!
storagematt
18/05/2009 14:17:00
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We must be positive. Yes Sunderland will want it more but we MUST go for it too! Then it could be a very good game.
eastneydave
18/05/2009 17:57:00
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You were right Dave & I'm very glad to be proved wrong on this game, but as chief doom monger, a lot of this season, since late October, has been very poor & I can't help but think I thought it would be!
storagematt
19/05/2009 16:39:00
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