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We can't, can we...

It is amazing how quickly things can change, right?

Just a couple of weeks back if you were completely honest you would have been seriously concerned by the thought of successive relegations.

Fast-forward to the end of February and this threat is 'just about' gone...

In fact, and it IS important for people to 'keep calm', many people are beginning to let their minds 'wonder' towards the thoughts of the play-offs again as Pompey make a late 'charge' for the 6th and final spot.

As always I will say that survival is the key, midtable safety would do but then the top half would then become the aim.

Of course 'if' it was possible then no matter what you might say publicly, privately you would be 'hoping' for that play-off spot...

Having secured wins, and cleansheets, numbers 1, 2, 3 and then 4 thanks to the latest one, a 2-0 win at Ipswich on Saturday, were are on a stunning run of form.

We go into games against Scunthorpe, tomorrow, and Sheff United, on Saturday in red hot form and whilst you take it 'one game at a time' the thoughts of not only securing as many as 6 successive win, but also as many cleansheets, is starting to linger in my mind, I tell ya!

First up, we aim for 5 of each in succession.

I did not know when the last time it was we secured 3 successive cleansheets, I am none the wiser when it was 4 but have absolutely no idea, off the top of my head, when we last managed 5?!

So, the questions are guys:
1) Can we pick up yet another win against Scunny tomorrow night?
2) And, assuming we can manage this, when was the last time we managed 5 successive cleansheets?


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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Monday February 28 2011

    Time: 1:49PM

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    1. yes 2. yea why not, they're not prolific in-front of goal and they lost 2-0 to bristol on sat. This month could be huge for us, all of the games are very winnable if we can keep up our good form!
    pompeym@
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    28/02/2011 14:13:00

    get us over the 52 and then we'll probably play nicer footy too i suspect. Ive already looked at the play off final date, to make sure i'm back off my holidays, so to say i am not hopeful would be a lie lol
    Midge
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    28/02/2011 14:15:00

    Last time we got 5 clean sheets was at the start of the '06 season when we went on a great run, but you'd need to go back nearly 20 years to find the last time we kept 5 clean sheets AND won all of them. I still don't think we should be thinking about the play-offs just yet. If, in 5 games time, we find ourselves a few points off and playing well, then we'll talk about it, but for now I'm just looking forward to another season in the Championship.
    PompeyFrippy
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    28/02/2011 14:43:00

    I agree with the above, lets keep our feet on the ground. But remember that if we made the play-offs, the club could be sold more easily.
    007
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    28/02/2011 14:57:00

    I remember Knighsie made 27 in a season when we got promoted to the old Div 1 (prem) in the eighties and that was some sort of a record at the time... I dont think were 'red hot' but very determined and hopefully will continue to improve.. next 2 games are winnable in the extreme - so probably 2 points! :) If we get 6 points and other results go our way we may well have a terrific end of season to look forward to... heres hoping! But I, like everyone else, will be more than happy with another champ season. PuP
    pompeyweller
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    28/02/2011 15:15:00

    personally i am worried about the Blades game..the steel city duo always seem to pooh on our parade. Utd when we went up to old div one -last game-Wednesday in 03 when we should have got promotion to prem but had to wait til the tuesday and Burnley...but i still hope we can make it for a may wembley day out.
    plymouth graham
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    28/02/2011 17:40:00

    No we can't! It requires at least one of the teams in the play off's and the teams in 7th,8th and or 9th places to have a fairly catastrophic loss of form. Promotion would have made the club far more marketable but it's been left too late. Any owner with any sense will notice straight away that most of the players worth having are loaned or at the end of their contracts, the flip side is this leaves great possibilities but only in the Championship.
    russellm
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    28/02/2011 20:01:00

    Russell is right we may have a slim chance if we win are next two,but getting to the play offs is one thing, but then you have to win them, well spose Wembley is are second home
    pompeyyong
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    01/03/2011 15:08:00

    Reach for the stars.... there's all the time in the world to fall back in the gutter :-)
    cornypomp
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    01/03/2011 18:12:00

    Now we have +1 goal diff as well feels good onwards & upwards come on Pompey!
    pompeyyong
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    01/03/2011 21:49:00

    Sheffield Utd up next.... can we do them too? I think so, look on the brightside and enjoy the ride.... weeeeeeeeeeeeeee>>>>>>>
    cornypomp
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    01/03/2011 22:10:00

     

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