Vital Football

Just what we need - 'the underdog tag'

Just what we need - 'the underdog tag'

Nope, I genuinely mean this - there is no sarcasm in this, we often dig deep and find a little something extra when we are 'the underdog'.

When last season ended, despite it being blatantly obvious our situation would worsen, we were still 'fairly fancied' to do well this season.

With things at PFC, well lets face it, not changing - in actual fact getting worse - it is little wonder that we now find ourselves among the favourites to be relegated...

We really are back to 'the good old days' where we battled relegation in the second tier of English football, although even the old days were not as desperate, nowhere near it, as they are now - I quite literally cannot recall a situation as dire as we are now in.

Fear not though, it will get better! I hope...

When the going gets tough Pompey generally get going, on and off the pitch. I feel sure that we, as fans, will do our part, lets just hope that the players do theirs too.

Relegation favourites, or one of them, I laugh in the face of this - although I must admit that survival is my highest objective this season as that in itself WILL be an achievement.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday July 29 2010
Time: 3:28PM

Comments

0
Bring it on!
Lemmi
29/07/2010 16:11:00
0
But do the bookie's think we will get a pionts deduction, then this could alter the odds ?
pompeyyong
29/07/2010 19:05:00
0
completely agree Rug! but i have a good feeling about next week so lets keep everything crossed for some good news FINALLY lol
pompeym@
29/07/2010 19:29:00
0
agree with yong .... my bookie certainly do NOT have us favs to go down. in fact they put us as mid table mediocrity. are we one of the worst teams in the league. despite our youth and lack of numbers in general I would still say NO! BUT... if we get a points penalty then yeah I think it will be game over! I met Linvoy and Herman yesterday at the b'mouth game - I forgot just how nice some footballers can be - got a photo with them and they genuinely wanted to chat!!! PUP!!
pompey--pessimist
29/07/2010 21:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Vital View - League 2, 22nd April 2017

Doncaster, Plymouth & Portsmouth could be involved in a three-way battle to be crowned champions? Leyton Orient are down with Hartlepool favourites to join them.

Video - Pompey 2-1 Cambridge

That outside chance of Pompey winning the championship is still ON after a win over Cambridge and defeats for Doncaster and Plymouth's draw.

On this day in history...23rd April

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd April.

Sunday Chimes #114 - Pompey 'into something good'

Herman's Hermits hit is the backdrop to another win, seven is the number, and a reflection on promotion....

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)

Cambridge MotM
Suggested By:
Forde2%
Evans0%
Whatmough22%
Clarke0%
Stevens3%
Opoku Aborah58%
Doyle3%
Baker0%
Naismith3%
Bennett6%
Kabamba0%
Sub-Chaplin0%
Sub-Lowe0%
Sub-Roberts3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug78
2.PompeyFrippy36
3.storagematt28
4.eastneydave26
5.Copnor4319
6.uspompeyfan16
7.FrattonBlue14
8.stubbsy00713
9.Jimsmithswig10
10.pompeyweller9
Write for Vital Football