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Don't look back, look forward

Whilst I can understand Steve Cotterill looking back at our poor start to the season - with some 'regret', as this 'could' yet prove decisive come May, but will it really make much difference?

All in all we did not get very much from the opening month or so because we were not 'really' good enough - granted we had some misfortune along the way, but, and perhaps others would disagree, having seen just about all of those games during that time period, I think we 'mostly' got what we deserved from the majority of games really...

As a manager I guess it is only natural that you look back on events where you felt your hands were tied, as they were - and still are really - for a lot of his spell in charge so far with 'if only' thoughts.

Although, what good does this really do?

You can talk about 'taking out' those opening 7 games and then looking at what we have got from the other 13, which is something like 26pts I think, but this does little to change what went before.

I think, once again, we have managed to become 'stronger' for the setbacks that we have faced this season and 'all being well' this will stand us in good stead for what we have left of the 2010/11 season as we move towards the end of 2010 and into 2011.

Of course you cannot 'forget' what has happened, but as with most things that have happened to this club in recent times, we have to 'hope' that we will become stronger for these setbacks so in many ways what is happening in the 'here and now' is what will define things - no amount of 'looking back' will alter anything.

Ensuring that righting the previous wrongs will. As said, you do not forget the past but in many ways you look to learn from this to try and ensure what comes after this is better!

To be fair to Cotterill he did also talk about a lot of the good that has gone on and what our strengths are - continuing to draw on these strengths that this fantastic club has will make such a difference to our future I am sure...

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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday December 15 2010

    Time: 11:45PM

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    Yep Our Steve cocked a few things up at the beginning and still does tbh- 1st half against Norwich anybody- the important thing is to learn from those errors; that's where I worry about the man. If and it's a big If Pompey did get promotion I would suggest the club would prefer that to happen via the play off's in anycase of only for the financial bonus.
    Russellm
    I think our worst possible thing at the start of the season was the lack of numbers, and AGAIN, a very poor pre-season training organisation.....I'm over that now, and enjoying the championship...onwards and upwards (but not too high!) PUP
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