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Dan Brett's Blue Review

No sign of a fat lady singing around here, just yet...

For many Pompey fans', tomorrow's game is the light in the very, very dark tunnel that is this season. The chance of getting back to Wembley after the eight or so months we've had this year would seem a fantastic achievement, one that's only ninety minutes away.

In a week that's seen us back in the High Court, it's up to the fourteen potential stars on the pitch to give us all something to smile about, giving us reason to turn up each and every week. Although I recognise if we do get back to Wembley, we'll somehow sell out 33,000 tickets, but at least the incentive is there not only for Pompey fans' to keep believing, but for football fans' all over the country to stick with their side, hoping for a similar success story.

With us not back in the courts until 15th of May, that leaves us with the FA Cup quarter final tomorrow, as well as a re-run of the same fixture on Tuesday night as Birmingham visit for the rearranged fixture of earlier this year, which was of course rained off.

This gives us the chance to reduce our points deficit (after deduction) to eleven points, and if you're an ever-optimist like myself, you'll have worked out that's just four wins, from a possible ten games.. Likely? Maybe, but you won't see me give up until we're mathematically down. And of course, there's always the realisation that we haven't actually been deducted any points as of yet, so should the league find reason to not deduct us points (step forward, Andrew Andronikou), then we'd only be two points behind. Yes, you read that correctly.

Another realisation that was mooted from the courts yesterday by Mr Andronikou was the potential of keeping our stars, however making some money, and here's how. We're given special dispensation to sell our players to rival clubs, looking to make around 15M-20M, but under the proviso that we're loaned those players back immediately, until the end of the season.

This in turn, would generate the necessary funds to pay off the tax man, but still give us a fantastic chance of staying up and winning the cup. Yes, as I said, I'm an optimist.

As far as I'm concerned, as long as the team keep giving their all and Avram's willing to keep going, I'm going to keep going for them. It's not over until the fat lady sings, and she's stuck in a McDonald's many, many miles away just yet.

Till next time,

Dan Brett.


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Writer: Dan Brett Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 5 2010

Time: 8:57PM

Your Comments

I am soooo looking forward to tomorrow! I've stayed in tonight and am going to bed early with my favourite book. Tomorrow morning, the first thing I will do is to tie a scarf to my balcony like I did for both FA Cup Wembley matches. Losing is not an option and as Rug says elsewhere, sheer bloody defiance will get us through. PUP!
gandor1
do it for Hampshire and for yourselves. There will be a few of us giving you a cheer if you manage to defy the FA and everything else that is being lined up against you. Good luck.
SFC Forever
nice one dan - good read as always. sod it, until that fat lady sings as rambo would say 'nothing is over!'
my cousin asked me to go out tonight, but shattered anyway and want to be fresh for tomorrow :-) yep, that is right gandor i did say that, i also say again that if it meant we ALL got that day in the sun in april i would seriously consider striking that deal with someone for my soul if need be - that is how much this means to me, and what i want it to mean to us, jeez we deserve it...
pompeyrug
cheets SFC Forever, how is vital scum (lol!) going?
pompeyrug
Well so much for my early night. Went to visit my friend who happens to have a large FA Cup flag which he has loaned to me. Am not allowed to embarrass hubby with it at the match, so am tying it to the balcony for luck tomorrow before I leave for FP. Its already had a good airing along the seafront as I walked home and there must be a few Pompey fans out late tonight cos my flag got quite a lot of attention from passing cars, much to hubby's disgust! He couldn't sell his soul Rug, he hasn't got one! Anyway, nighty night from a very Tia Maria'd Gandor! PUPPUPPUPPUP!!!!
gandor1
lol Gandor, you are a legend who always makes me laugh!
pompeyrug
 

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