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Brown sets his targets

Brown sets his targets

Michael Brown, when talking on The Pompey Site, has given a 'captain's speech' ahead of the 'massive, massive' game against Stoke this weekend.

The Pompey captain, assuming he takes the armband back from David James when he is fit enough to return, has targeted 6 more wins and a couple of draws, to give us a chance of staying up this season: 'Stoke is a massive, massive game for us and we need to take three points.

'That would bridge the gap and keep the confidence and belief going, because the longer it goes on with a big gap to the teams above, the harder it gets.

'Six wins and a couple of draws would give us a chance. That would put us right in there with 36 points.

'We've got some fantastic home games left - of the top-four sides we've only got Chelsea left to play at Fratton Park.

'And then away from home we've still got places to go to like Burnley, Wigan and Bolton.'

ALL thoughts aside of 'having a club or not' etc. when you do look at Stoke, Birmingham, Hull, Blackburn, Chelski, Villa and Wolves all left at Fratton, putting aside away trips to Burnley, Liverpool, Spurs, Wigan, Bolton and Everton 'in theory' you could see the 6 wins - at home alone - from these games, 'in practice' it might not be so easy though...

It looks grim, but anything is still possible - although, how demoralising would it be though if we beat Stoke and then Burnley, to 'possibly' close the gap to 2pts only to have little option but to go into admin ahead of the court appearance in March! But 'should' this be needed, then needs must.

For now though, lets just focus on what IS happening for the time being and see what goes down - a win this weekend will be a welcome relief, as would a return from injury of Brown as I think we have missed his bite in midfield.

David James has also had plenty to say to The News today, saying he is back to his best and is looking to save Pompey - wanting us to go into every game with a must win mentality, something that he says Stoke is - 'a must win', as it is.

Another talking to The News, again, today is John Utaka who has launched an attack on Harry Redknapp for 'ruining his premier league career' by not using him as a striker enough - something that is now happening and he says seeing us see the best of him...

To be fair, Scum aside; I have to admit that Utaka has started to impress me in the 2 or 3 games before that when used as an out and out striker.

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday February 18 2010
Time: 11:09AM

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Ummm, captain speech. I don't rate Michael Brown. He's a dirty player at the end of his career. He doesn't lead or influence palyers on the pitch. And for the odd good ball & good tackle, is more likely to let us down somewhere on the pitch. Stating the obvious on how many matches & points does very little me. His actions on the pitch are what matters & like so manythings this season, he has been disappointing!!! Rant over.
storagematt
18/02/2010 11:35:00
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fair enough matt, but i will disagree :-) when he signed i was LESS than impressed but all in all - bar a patch i think maybe around the lead up to christmas - i think that he has been really good, and has impressed me.
pompeyrug
18/02/2010 11:38:00
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I think Brown's been immense. He's taken the club into his heart and plays every game like it's the last one. He's a proper old fashioned hard nosed english midfielder, and what he lacks in ability he makes up in work rate and committment. He's like Sean Davis, he works his socks off and he's a bit nasty, which I think Pompey need with the run in. We're too nice sometimes and I still think there's a place in the game for a few crunching tackles so long as there's no intent to try and injure a player.
leftbak
18/02/2010 12:14:00
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I must make an appointment with my opticians, because I see very different Michael Brown. There you go, opinions, we all have them!!!
storagematt
18/02/2010 12:18:00
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Right so Rug and Matt have fallen out!! Must be a joke there somewhere. Brown gives 100% and that is what we need now.
eastneydave
18/02/2010 13:12:00
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I think Brown is a liability and an underhand thug. Anyway, we ALL know what SHOULD do it, but talk is cheap - just get on with it and do it on the pitch.
ninjatim
18/02/2010 15:23:00
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Does Brown know something we don't, because from todays announcement he could be sold outside the transfer window. I don't think storageematt would be dissapointed!
Mike1954
18/02/2010 16:15:00
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Michael Brown, a dirty uncontrolled player , please pick the six games you need to sit out of to save our season Mike. Ignoring the fact that we haven't had six league wins all season; to be fair some of the problem has to be blamed on Grants tactical errors, but otherwise old Mikey's got a great plan.
russellm
18/02/2010 18:45:00
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Michael Brown, a dirty uncontrolled player , please pick the six games you need to sit out of to save our season Mike. Ignoring the fact that we haven't had six league wins all season; to be fair some of the problem has to be blamed on Grants tactical errors, but otherwise old Mikey's got a great plan.
russellm
18/02/2010 18:46:00
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