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If we are going lets go fighting!

The spanking that we took at Old Trafford against Manyoo yesterday was crushing, although in many ways not unexpected was it - well, at least defeat was 'pretty much expected' in any case. Clearly we went there with 'a plan', the team selection said it all. To be fair, whilst Manyoo were ALWAYS in control we had a few chances, but WE ARE NOW AT THE POINT WHERE WE BASICALLY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE NOW SO LETS GO OUT FIGHTING!

Sod looking to 'contain teams', clearly we are not able to do this, we concede - albeit not that many, on the whole - either way, then again we have trouble scoring but lets just throw caution to the win and go for it, like I say we have NOTHING TO LOSE NOW...

Whilst I will not give up until it is mathematically impossible to survive you do have to be realistic about the situation and the likelihood that we will stay up must be 60:40 against, at best, now.

We have won, what, 4 league games all season - so, to stay up we would have to win about another 8 games I would say, of course it is not impossible but it is not that easy to find that form, and will be even harder if we do no go for it.

If we go for it and lose, or even get spanked, in all honesty I would prefer us doing that than 'playing safe' and most probably losing anyway, potentially even being spanked a la Old Trafford!

Everything is stacked against us, as it has been for most of the season but come on Avram just go for it now - you are in a no lose situation, if we go down it is what was expected anyway so what have you lost? If we go for it and put up a mighty fight for this, if we stay up you are a hero, even if we do not if we are going all out for this, again you retain that status...

Lets just enjoy it, well enjoy as much as we can - it has been a horrendous season, without a doubt mostly due to the 'off-the-field' events, people have fought on but now I think that all that can possible be done/tried has, so lets all get back to 'on-the-field' activities and make the most of this.


Quite who would want to take on the club remains to be seen, but Portsmouth Football Club IS in the shop window so lets show a potential buyer that the most important thing that we have going for the club is US, lets continue to fight on in the face of a seemingly dire situation and continue to show just why someone SHOULD take a punt on PFC, we are very much worth it!

Sod the pussy footing around against Sunderland on Tuesday, lets rip into them from the off as that is a no two ways about it, must win at any costs game, and 'if' we are to stand any chance in our fading chances we MUST win that game so lets go for it, but lets also REALLY crank up the volume and get Fratton rocking, both for the support of the club in an effort to give the players that extra motivation but ALSO to try and catch the eye of that potential saviour...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 7 2010

Time: 9:06AM

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Come on pompei rug, just 7 points between you and Bolton. 2 wins on a trot and you';ll be out of the mire.
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07/02/2010 09:25:00

Two wins on the trot .. wow ! .. As I said in the forum ..anybody wanna guess when we last managed two wins on the bounce. Basically we need to win Every home game (including Chelsea & Aston Villa) in order to stay up (39pts) ... If we lose to either Chelsea or Villa we need to replace those loses with away wins.. We have Burnley, Wigan and Bolton to try and do that.. It's a tall order but I do agree that the only way to do it is all out attack .. we MUST play 442 on Tuesday with Vande Borre (RB) and Belhadj (LM) wide..
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07/02/2010 09:32:00

We must go fighting. We beat Sunderland in the cup just a short time ago, we must have belief we can do it again. this could be our final match - or the scummers game could, if we have to go out (lets hope we don't) it has to be fighting for our dignity.
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07/02/2010 09:37:00

Apparently scummers are doing us a favour n lettin us have the tickets up front at a risk of not gettin paid. Anyone also read that electric might get cut off soon! Oh n we might have missed something with Benjani...despite being rejected by 2 clubs due 2 failing medical, Sunderland not only got him without parting with a loan fee, they also have wages paid so he ain't costing them a penny, a freebie could well & truly done with!
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07/02/2010 09:52:00

Go down fighting!! You weren't at the game yesterday, lie down and get kicked more like!!
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07/02/2010 11:08:00

avram had a plan against man u - I don't think he particualy thought about our traveling fans, but he had a plan that basically meant we were going to lose that game anyway, so we should rest our players for the up coming ones. we WON'T go out all gins blazing against sunderland in the first half, we will in the second. that is avrams way, and he's not going to change it. at least it's an improvement from paul hart last season, who never went out all guns blazing...
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07/02/2010 11:41:00

Sunderland is a MASSIVE game! it could really get the team going.. they will need a massive lift from the fans! I'll be there in spirit (ADSL)
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07/02/2010 12:18:00

i dunno carpet, in the 1st 40minutes we looked pretty good for a draw, we had a changed (at the right end) cleared off the line and a few good shots, but i have no idea what the hell happened after that, but whatever it was must have hit any morale left in the team pretty hard, so i'm really not looking forward to Sunderland....
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07/02/2010 12:23:00

m@ I do not agree that this has hit the player's morale. It was pretty sure that Avram knew we were going to get beaten, even if we field the best. So why not rest them for Tuesday? If we manage to win the next 2, then it would be very useful.
Pompey Malta
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07/02/2010 17:10:00

Owens, yep you are right i was not at old trafford yesterday - a rare occassion i have opted against a game this season - but i did watch it, yep we did lie down and die, altho i do say from THIS POINT on we must go down fighting...
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07/02/2010 21:54:00

Damn right Rug, I haven't liked or understood the negativity since after the Christmas west ham defeat. We have to go for it, starving strikers just ruins confidence and if they are that inefficient ; and ours are, you need to put more people in the box. For gods sake go out and go for it!
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08/02/2010 09:42:00

Attack Attack Attack. Didn't like Boatengs attitude v Man Utd, he needs to keep that side of him in a box.....it had better not appear against Sunderland and the Scum, or for me he can warm the bench !!!! PUP
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