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A tough season in store

Despite not being able to show the fixtures in full, greedy fat cats prevent this, I would 'think' that we have all looked at this list now and started to digest it.

Having had a closer look at this myself it dawned on me, fully, what a tough season we are in for...

The nopower championship is known as one of the most competitive leagues in the world, ok the 'quality' might not always be there but the even nature - on the whole - that it offers up gives it that excitement factor, and makes it such a competitive one.

Our opening month looks really tricky, the home games against fellow southern sides, including Brighton in our first Fratton game of the season, and a Welsh one will be the games that we really need to be looking to get a good return from or come the end of August we could, with a couple of tricky away fixtures on the agenda, be looking at another 'poor start' to a season - something we cannot afford again!

September does not really look that much easier, and it is not until October that you can 'argue' that we have the potential of a run of games to string together some wins. November is a mixed bag also...

You 'might' be able to say that December, and not just because we face Scum, is maybe the most kind month to us that said we could have been dealt a much rougher hand than we have been in April. This month leaves us the possibility of ending the season well.

Of course our chances are, or will be, made all the more easier 'if' we can have a competitive squad in place, which is easier said than done...

Speaking of squad recruitment 'word on the street' has it that something is in the offing, a deal with a player from a premier league club perhaps 'could' be signed, sealed and delivered early next week, Tuesday perhaps?

I am told that the club has gone 'very quiet' and calls being made from journo's are not being returned, this is what happened around the time when Chuck was officially (unofficially) confirmed during the week.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 18 2011

Time: 9:36AM

Your Comments

I know what you mean Rug, on paper, even if the team isn't made up of the greatest players, or the team are out of form, you look at the league and think that these are some big football clubs we are coming up against, most of which boast a better infrastructure and more solid foundations than ourselves, as well as some clubs having a great history. It's a tough league to pick a winner out of anyway.
PompeyFrippy
We need to have players... we cannot have Kanu running for 90 minutes just because we have no one to replace him. Depth in squad is the minimum we require.... then luck and SC.
Pompey Malta
Tough schedule, Cot will have no more learning the job respite he had last year. He needs to grab a few early points before the expected major players get started.
russellm
Quite frankly if you have the first two the third is not required.
russellm
Frippy Clubs can boast a better infrastructure and more solid foundations than ours and they may well have a great history, but it is 'on the park' that points are won and lost... and for every team that we look at and think 'they're could be good' there will be two or three thinking the same about us... Fear no one.. respect them all .. that's the key !.. As a wise old bloke once told me ... the team with the best combination of skill, knowledge of the game and 'the will to win' will be victorious .. That wise old bloke is seldom wrong..
Chix
This could well be our "Second Season" spell, and beyond doubt it will be tough......How Tough depends on the next couple of weeks and the influx of players (that we obviously need) that SC is allowed to beg, buy, borrow! Get this wrong now, and with no pre-season, or a decent tour and CSI Pompey may get off to the wrong sort of start with a murder!
BarneyArmy
 

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