Vital Football

Dan Brett's Blue Review

Dan Brett's Blue Review

This week has seen the imposed deduction of the nine points from the Premier League, a move which could not only destabilise Portsmouth, but also the rest of the division.

Effectively making the remaining games of our season as 'non-important', the goal of lifting the FA Cup for the second time in three years seems a much higher prospect, more so than battling out for points that would probably see us relegated anyway.

This move from the Premier League could settle as a destabilising effect for the teams we've yet to have a second go at, as with us not really having anything to play for, the teams that we've got coming up will potentially have an easier ride, which could shake things up not only in the relegation zone, but also in the race for the title and the push for Europa League spots.

The decision could also have a negative effect on our squad, what with several members of our first team hoping to be picked for their respective nations ahead of the World Cup in South Africa this summer.

Players such as Nadir Belhadj, Hassan Yebda and David James will also be hoping to feature for their countries in the tournament, an eventuality that would seem less likely if they're not seen to be performing at the highest of levels, especially in a side fourteen points adrift of their closest challengers.

However, the deduction as before mentioned does give us a fantastic chance of lifting the FA Cup again, this time with a club that are playing within their means, with a bunch of players who're willing to fight for the cause, not just for the glory.

The biggest disappointment for me however would be if Kevin Prince Boateng features at Wembley. The midfielder hasn't really been seen in the area for a very long time, with reports of him going AWOL amidst rumours of an injury.

The former-Spurs star also took a verbal shot at the Portsmouth medical staff, claiming that they weren't good enough to look after him, a move that in my eyes signalled his intentions to leave the club. Very reminiscent of the Laurent Robert saga with us, a player that's clearly disillusioned with the goings on at the club, willing to do whatever he can to earn himself a move away.

My view? Good riddance. If he's not willing to fight for the shirt, why should he be given the chance to represent our city at the cup semi-final? He should be as far away from the stadium as possible, I think. Still, it's all up to Avram and like any fan, I'll support whatever side he chooses to take to the field.


Bookmark and Share


Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dan Brett
Date:Friday March 19 2010
Time: 5:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Portsmouth Articles

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

No new Pompey deal for Hunt

Noel Hunt, signed on a one year deal after leaving Southend last summer, which came after spells at the likes of Reading, Leeds and Ipswich, isn't in Pompey's future plans.

Done and dusted - Pompey sign Swindon's Thompson

Out-of-contract at the County Ground, Thompson was offered a new deal at Swindon but opted to end to his Robins career after League One relegation. He signed a two year deal at Pompey.

Davies to Tranmere as Blues close in on Thompson?

With Burgess, Clarke and Whatmough ahead of him Davies' chances at Pompey are limited, especially if Swindon's Thompson completes move to Fratton Park - Davies could join Tranmere?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Thoughts on Jackett's first signing Nathan Thompson
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Happy, we needed another right back32%
Disappointed, not good enough0%
Unsure, need to see more of him7%
I'll trust Jackett's judgement61%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug78
2.eastneydave27
3.PompeyFrippy20
4.Copnor4313
5.penton6
6.mslorna486
7.storagematt6
8.stubbsy0073
9.pompeyweller3
10.robertpog3
Write for Vital Football