UK time is: 06:47:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A promising start

Off-the-field activities seem to dominate proceedings with Portsmouth Football Club these days.

Whilst we, of course, cannot bury our head in the sand and ignore the crisis that engulfs this club it is nice to occasionally talk about the on-the-field actions isn't it!

That said the off-the-field actions have now made such and importance to what happens on it that even with a positive outcome what has happened off-the-pitch becomes all the more relevant - if that makes sense?

Anyway, lets just get to the point eh with my point being that I thought the weekend brought an impressive start to Scott Allan's Pompey spell.

The Scot arrived on loan from West Brom ahead of the Leeds game, arriving with few knowing much, if anything, about the youngster but his talking on the Fratton turf at the weekend answered quite a lot of questions really.

To be fair I could not really fault the effort and application of anyone at the weekend, everyone gave absolutely 100%, the fans included all around Fratton, our only problem - which is quite a big one really! - being that we continue to look light when it comes to going forward with an end product not often looking likely to come...

Before the game a point, even at home, would have represented a good point, and it still is. The problem is literally all the results went against us so it now leaves us further adrift of safety but there is still all to play for!

We have players returning and if the fans continue to play their part I can see points being picked up in March. We have eight 'cup finals' being played with us needing to collect some decent points as the season is passing by now.

Back to Allan now...

Hopefully the creative ability that he looks to have will help us out. He looks willing, and able, to run with the ball, run at people and cause problems. If he can create space for others to run into, if not take it himself, then actually looking creative coming forward is something we could start doing!

At times he left the ball behind, or tried to impress too much, but never gave up fighting.

When his full match sharpness returns we might have unearthed a little gem here that, finances permitting, 'might' be able to stay on loan until the end of the season, or at least a large chunk of it?

If so then he might just prove a 'surprise' and 'secret' weapon to help guide us to championship survival, something that I think is vitally important if we are going to have a chance of seeing PFC live on as we know it...

But for Stephen Henderson, who made a few crucial saves to prevent us from being beaten, I would go as far as saying that Allan was probably my man of the match.

More of the same this weekend against Boro please Scott!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Middlesbrough.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 27 2012

Time: 12:32PM

Your Comments

He was Toast Man of the Match too!! Promising start Scotty.
eastneydave
Very industrious debut I thought too Rug.. impressed that he seemed up for the cause within minutes of joining the club.. but we do need goals to survive .. hopefully he can create if not score a few for us in the coming weeks .. My man of the match, with Mokoena second and Hendo third ..
Chix
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

AA not 'actively pursuing anyone' (Tuesday July 22 2014)

On this day in history...22nd July (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Pompey's key to success (Monday July 21 2014)

Pompey crush Rocks (Saturday July 19 2014)

On this day in history...19th July (Saturday July 19 2014)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 101
2. PFCblue 47
3. mslorna48 46
4. Lemmi 40
5. eastneydave 29
6. Emsworthianblue 22
7. pompeyloyal 11
8. Et_tu_Pompeii 10
9. storagematt 7
10. NZ_Portsmuff 7

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Northampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Oxford 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Shrewsbury 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Southend 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Stevenage 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Blues draw at Chesham
Wycombe : 23/07/2014 01:19:00
Torquay 0 - 0 Argyle
Plymouth : 22/07/2014 23:52:00
Southend 2-1 Colchester
Southend : 22/07/2014 22:31:00
Cooper Delighted With Club Gesture
Hartlepool : 22/07/2014 22:07:00
Positives vibes for defender
York : 22/07/2014 20:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

AA says we are done but are we still short in...
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Defence 50%
Midfield 0%
Attack 25%
In AA we trust! 25%