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Remember, fortune favours the brave!

Remember, fortune favours the brave!

They say that 'winning becomes a habit', they also say that 'wins breed confidence' - well based on the fact that we have won our last 2 games, by our standards this season this is party time, we should be seeing this as confidence overflowing...

So, with this in mind should we not be going to Ewok Park - sorry Rovers fans I could not resist - thinking 'we can do these?'

If the fact that we can draw level on points with Blackburn was not incentive enough, the fact that we 'could' move off the bottom of the table, if not 'maybe' move out of the bottom 3 completely should be incentive enough, right?

My main concern is that Paul Hart will adopt an over cautious approach, similar to that seen at Hull recently - and that was the wrong thing to do as ultimately this did more good to Hull than us, the same could be said of the game this weekend if we 'let' Blackburn get a point.

If Hart has learned anything this season, which to be fair I think he has at times, then you would hope that he has learned that overly cautious tactics will be no good, especially against Blackburn as they are a better side than Hull, much better in fact and I doubt that we will be able to look to defend in the main against them.

Whilst, in all honesty I would happily take a point against them, why not set out with a similar mentality to that shown against Wigan and the like that has seen us produce out best football.

Strike while the iron is hot I say, we have so much more to gain by doing this - goals win games, so lets hope that Hart keeps this in mind, not that I am expecting an all out attack mentality of course, but lets not go with an all out defend mentality...


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Date:Tuesday November 3 2009
Time: 11:00AM


100% agree rug but who knows what hart will do, in general i agree you should go to away games more defensively set up but i think if we go attacking like the wigan and stoke game then we can very realistically get something out of this, although Big sam tends to set his teams up playing long balls with a lone striker so even if we go 4-5-1 i think we have a chance as long as we play a possession game, keep it short and neat and i think we'll win
03/11/2009 11:24:00
Yep.....couldn't agree more. Attack them, keep them on the back foot and in their own half. Blackburn are a better team than Hull, they weren't easily beaten by Man Utd and had a good goal disallowed in the dying stages. Sam fancies this game as winnable, so we've got to take it to them, on the ground and fast.
03/11/2009 11:58:00
Keep another clean sheet and our goal hungry forwards will ensure a win :-)
03/11/2009 12:34:00
Up and at 'em I say. Let's climb the table playing football the right way. However I expect us to be cautious to start with and see how we do.
03/11/2009 13:45:00
Agreed Rug, neat positive passing is the way against Big Samantha's football teams. On the ground posession with positive strike play; it calls for 2up front but I suspect we will go with a loan Piquone as Dindane is a bit short for the loan striker game. I would also take a draw but a win and a move off the bottom would really set us up for the Stoke game!
03/11/2009 15:30:00
Do hope Hart goes for it, draws are no good anyway, a few wins are what what is needed right now, the rest have had a head start, now its Pompey's turn!
03/11/2009 19:56:00
7 points from 4 games is more like Europe than relegation, spuds finished 10 (ish) last year after a similar start to ours, we can finish upper mid table, about 13th. We just need to keep playing how we played vs wigan, and keep ohara
04/11/2009 17:48:00
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