Vital Football

Positive thinking

Positive thinking

Much has been said about 'positive thinking' here on Vital Pompey (in the forum) of late - or the lack of it and a need to be a bit more upbeat, positive about things and not be so down in the dumps!

Of course what something is, is what it is. In some ways this cannot be changed and you cannot be 'positive for the sake of being positive' but sometimes a situation is what you make of it...

It goes without saying, for as long as his contract lasts, Johnny Ertl will continue to get paid - and I suspect this is pretty well too! - but I liked his views in The News today.

Words are easy to express, but his words come across as coming from someone that 'wants to be here' and that is what we need at this juncture. They were also great leadership words, and with him as the current captain you need someone to lead by example and do as he has.

Alas these words need to be followed up with actions but; to be fair, I feel that Ertl has been producing the goods on the field more than a fair few others. Yep, he is a 'no frills' type but offers us something in a variety of positions and 'gives his all', which is another of the things we need.

Ertl, as far as I am concerned, has done nothing to hurt his reputation and has further enhanced my belief that he is one of those that I am glad we have kept, and hope we do so for the foreseeable...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Hartlepool.
Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Notts County.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday January 23 2013
Time: 3:21PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I agree with that, Rug. Wants to be here, positive thinking, wants to lead by example, and realistic - all good qualities.
PFCblue
23/01/2013 15:54:00
0
Good job someone wants to be here!! Ertl has the right spirit both on and off the pitch - shame he is a little limited as a player though.
eastneydave
23/01/2013 16:42:00
0
Finally in 2013- I agree with Dave
russellm
23/01/2013 17:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

On this day in history...24th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th May.

Sheffield United loanee open to Pompey return

McNulty would welcome a permanent transfer to Pompey. Although the Sheffield United striker could well be part of new manager Wilder's plans, so the chances seem 50:50 at best?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop6%
Davies4%
Burgess21%
Barton51%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug66
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue22
4.Copnor4321
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4