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I Say 'Come On Arsenal!'

I Say 'Come On Arsenal!'

I don't know if people are aware but if I'm right us Pompey fans should be getting behind Arsenal when they take on Spurs in the Carling Cup tomorrow as an Arsenal win sets up a final with Chelsea that would, if I'm right guarantee an extra European place next season via the league.

An Arsenal verses Chelsea carling cup final would mean a top seven place would be enough for Pompey's European dream to come true. Should two from Arsenal or Bolton (who look like finishing in the top six at least anyway?), Chelsea or Manchester United also make the FA Cup final it should mean the top leagues top eight teams gain European entry; but this is for another day!

I don't know about the rest of you but I'll be supporting the young gunners hoping that they can finish the job they started in the first leg… Another possibility would have to see Chelsea beat Spurs in the final if they did overcome Arsenal as I don't think the carling cup's runner up gains automatic entry if their opponents are already destined for Europe, it certainly wasn't the case last season when Wigan were beaten by Man United. So to keep things simple and assure us of a little more breathing space lets hope Arsenal can beat Spurs (no offence Spurs fans!) on Wednesday.

My heart ruled my head, I ran an article without thinking it through properly. All has been explained by the site editor in his article What Pompey Need for Europe - so check it out

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday January 30 2007
Time: 12:02PM

Comments

0
given that you take all our ex players anyway, you should basically be semi-Gooners!
gazzap
30/01/2007 12:10:00
0
No offence taken, would be hoping for the same if we was in your position. This Europe lark is GREAT!
ScottDaYid
30/01/2007 12:11:00
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You should never worry about offending Spurs fans!
Little Dutch
30/01/2007 12:12:00
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as for taking half of *********s ex players, think you got just as many from Spurs.. more if Cu*tball's included!
Dan Mac
30/01/2007 12:15:00
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Pompey are **** anyway and will start their usual decline very soon !
superspurs91
30/01/2007 12:21:00
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It won't make any difference to the number of available European places as I expect us to qualify through League position anyway! 7th spot should see you qualify!
ParkLane67
30/01/2007 12:27:00
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shiv club no fans shiv club no fans!!!! fucx all you never won fucx all
scoobys
30/01/2007 12:29:00
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Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only 3 places are available in the UEFA Cup. If the FA Cup final is contested by a team outside the top 4, only 5th and 6th placed clubs will qualify. Likely to be Bolton and Spurs. 7th will enter the Inter-toto - if they wish. Pompey should hope Spurs win the UEFA Cup, the Carling Cup or get to the FA Cup final and lose interest in the Premiership
Arkie
30/01/2007 12:32:00
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With a team of has beens and rejects thinking that you'd finish seventh is the best joke I have heard in ages. Besides there is no guarantee that an extra place would be handed to seventh spot. So it's just wishful thinking Pompey so why not concentrate on staying up instead which is what you always have to do.
juanrebelde
30/01/2007 12:36:00
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As pompey have never been in Europe and the thought of them doing so in the immediate future had never entered my mind, before the current one, I'll take any help we can get so Arsenal finish the job you started and open up another place in the league. Bolton or Spurs won't win the FA Cup, this will probably be contested between Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea anyway.
pompeyrug
30/01/2007 12:38:00
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