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Still at the foot

When we played Chelski on Wednesday, whilst most might have expected a defeat the majority of us were left gutted by this in the end - today we were ALL praying for a Chelski win, and they let us down...

They were held to a 1-1 win at Upton Park by West Ham, who I must admit played really well to be fair and were hard done by for the penalty that earned Chelski a point, which they arguably did not deserve! Following this we remain rooted to the foot of the table, for now and WILL be bottom at Christmas.

'If' we can get a win over West Ham on Boxing Day, and 'if' other results go for us then we 'could' be very, very much looking at a much brighter end to 2009, and 'might' even move out of the bottom 3 before we face Arsenal, who we will look to end the year against on a mighty high, hopefully...

Alas, lets not get too ahead of ourselves, and lets ALSO not get too caught up with the fact that we stay bottom, lets continue to enjoy our win over Liverpool for the time being and look ahead to West Ham first and foremost, phase one of my '4-6pts master plan' from the Liverpool and West Ham games is complete.

Remember, the season ends in May, how it looks at Christmas could mean nothing - although, and lets be honest, it is probably looking a lot better now than many would have expect it to, right?

Bring on The Hammers!

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 20 2009

Time: 6:58PM

Your Comments

Ive been wondering, we maybe be bottom at Xmas and ppl say 'that the team go down' sept west brom ofcourse. But are we in a better postion than the teams usual bottom at Xmas? Only one point behind West Ham and we are playing them next, so it could be worst.
PompeyFcMad
Doesn't feel as bad to be bottom at xmas as I thought it was going to feel.
hammersmithblue
Boxing Day, for you guys, is one helluva game!
merlin
Yeah....I was listening to the Chelski/WHam match this afternoon....cheering on Chelski....lol. Still, as has been said..it could be a lot worse. Just gotta make sure we don't lose to W/Ham. If we need encouragement, look how Wolves have shot up the table with two wins....it's tight and we've got to keep it that way.
cornypomp
a 1-1 win at upton park?! it might feel like a win for the hammers, but for us, chelski, and pretty much everyone in the league other than man u and arsenal, it's a bad result.
pompeycarpet
We can't rely on other people to get us out of this mess, we've got to win our games first and then "what will be will be"! Chelsea couldn't do it, but I still think we can. PUP
BarneyArmy
But we have started winning and we're still bottom, and I'm finding it very very frustrating. I'm not so concernced about the 'bottom at Xmas' stat becuase its a bit meaningless really, and West Brom proved it can be done - and there's loads of season to go. And yes I know if we can hang on in there, we'll be OK, but we must beat West Ham! But we've been bottom all season, and we're better than that, its time WE moved up the table as well.
tracyc
We can win on boxing day and be out the bottom 3! That will do for me
paultsmouth
Forget the scouse game Rug mate, it's gone. Next up the Hammers which I think is a " must not lose game"; but a win would be brilliant. winning home games and draws away will see us safe I'm sure, particularly if as usual some one drops into the melée towards the end of season.
russellm
I still cannot see us climbing off the bottom 3 before New Year. But the good thing is that we are very much behind them. A good run of 2/3 wins and everybody will say we are safe. I just hope we win against West Ham; that would give us some breath!
Pompey Malta
West Ham will be a tough game. A win will be great A draw will also be a good result for us. Away from home and stopping a team above us getting 3 pts. We are 10th in the form league at the moment. We beat Liverpool so I will celebrate Xmas with hope that we can turn our fortunes around.
race
tracyc I agree it's very frustrating, especially when the teams around us are drawing and winning games where normally they would get nothing. But where there's life there's hope. The important thing is not to lose touch with three teams above us.
PFCblue
we cannot afford defeat at west ham, a point would not be the end of the world but a victory and we 'might' get out the bottom 3 - again 'if' we can get that it will set us up nicely for arsenal on the 30th, and i fancy something from that one this season!

i know we have to rely on what we do but does anyone else agree that the wigan - bolton game being called off tonight is a good thing? it keeps both in the mix nicely, even tho they will play later in the season of course.
pompeyrug
 

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