Vital Football

A mini Pompey wrap

A mini Pompey wrap

Yesterday you would have seen a special midweek 'Toast' on VP.

This look a look at the teams involved in the relegation battle and exactly who they had left to face - if you did not think that Pompey were going to be safe before reading that, after it you should rest all the more easier.

Basically beat Bristol Rovers at Fratton on Saturday and we are safe.

Which brings me on nicely to the first 'catch-up' bit of the past 24-hours or so as far as Pompey are concerned.

Bristol Rovers approaching a sell-out

The vital game with Bristol Rovers is heading towards a 'sell out', which would be great news both financially and support wise - we saw against Hartlepool what a difference this made and more of the same this weekend could see us over the line.

Not just good news for his season, but hopefully next to - we saw how the 'feel good factor' and 'end of season performances' boosted the crowds this season, so if we continue to end this season as positively as we have the last 3 games it could see more returnees next season too!

Bird's wings clipped

Ryan Bird was recalled from his Cambridge loan, where he was banging in the goals for fun, to help play a part in keeping us in the football league - something he was helping Cambridge get into...

He returned with a 'minor injury', or so it was though.

This has turned out to be worse than first thought with Andy Awford telling the News that he is not so sure that he will play again this season - he did confirm that Roman Padovani is back in training though.

McCabe extension?

The loan of Rhys McCabe is scheduled to end shortly but Awford is keen on extending this.

McCabe has not really done that much during his loan spell but under Awford, and against Dagenham in particular, he has started to impress and with Simon Ferry out again a need for him to fill the void is something that AA wants.

Extended finances

Pompey have 'played it safe', as far as the playing budget was concerned this season.

Iain McInnes has spoken about 'a greater budget' next season with him of the opinion that this playing is safe meant that we have under-performed, which quite clearly we have.

Although it does look as though a 'midtable finish', where the budget was aimed, could be the ultimate outcome anyway.

Better performances, fan attendance wise, and commercially continue to make the situation look good off the pitch so an increased playing budget for next seasons manager will be available - it will be a budget that will be expected to be followed up with a promotion push though...

Follow @VitalPortsmouth.


Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Bristol Rovers.
Click here to make your prediction: Northampton v Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey always wants blogs, so if can offer us something we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing

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

Date:Thursday April 17 2014
Time: 9:29AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Vital View - League 2, 22nd October

Plymouth maintain a healthy lead with Carlisle's fine form taking them up to second ahead of Doncaster. Exeter dropped back into the bottom two with Newport remaining bottom.

Sunday Chimes #91 - Tied up in Notts

Another home defeat after a promising first half, a look back a strange phone call and a look forward..

On this day in history...23rd October

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd October.

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
Editor email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Notts County MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Naismith0%
Sub - Main0%
Sub - Lalkovic0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 14 10 2 2 32 12
2 Carlisle 14 7 7 0 28 10
3 Doncaster 14 8 2 4 26 8
4 Luton 14 6 5 3 23 9
5 Portsmouth 14 6 3 5 21 6
6 Notts County 14 6 3 5 21 1
7 Accrington 14 5 5 4 20 1
8 Grimsby 14 6 2 6 20 0
9 Crawley 14 5 5 4 20 -1
10 Morecambe 14 6 2 6 20 -6
11 Mansfield 14 4 7 3 19 1
12 Crewe 14 4 7 3 19 -1
13 Yeovil 14 6 1 7 19 -5
14 Blackpool 14 4 5 5 17 4
15 Colchester 14 4 5 5 17 -1
16 Cheltenham 14 3 7 4 16 -1
17 Hartlepool 14 3 7 4 16 -4
18 Cambridge 14 4 4 6 16 -5
19 Leyton Orient 14 4 3 7 15 -2
20 Barnet 13 3 6 4 15 -4
21 Wycombe 14 4 3 7 15 -5
22 Stevenage 13 4 2 7 14 -3
23 Exeter 14 4 1 9 13 -6
24 Newport 12 1 4 7 7 -8
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

Write for Vital Football