Date:Wednesday August 8 2007
Derby, Birmingham and Wigan are the teams staring at the relegation trapdoor this season! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from Et_tu_Pompeii's poll are not necessarily thoughts I completely disagree with.
We all, Harry Redknapp more than included, say how tough this season will be at the top end of the table, with a whole bundle of clubs believing they have a real shot at a European finish - but it is not all about the top is it, the scrap down the bottom should be equally as enthralling.
Derby are the team that would be most peoples first tip to go down, which with all due respect they will be heavily favoured to do, but good luck to them all the same.
Who the other teams will be, to be honest I am not quite sure as my thinking is that it is quite possible that the same number of teams that will think they can challenge for Europe will also be involved in the battle for survival, with some of the teams that think they can be in the top half, also being some of those that will quite possibly end up battling in the bottom half.
Pompey are not too good to go down, but my own view is that we well and truly turned that corner of looking over our shoulders week in week out, month in month out, season in season out when Pedro Mendes crucially scored his screamer to beat Man City during the 2005/06 season. Since then the only way has been up in my mind - and with our on the field, as well as off it progressions since then, this is so far proving the case.
What the poll asked - Sit down if you're going down! Who will be in the bottom three at the end of this season?
How you voted - Derby, Birmingham & Wigan 38%, Other 19%, Derby, Fulham & Wigan 15%, Derby, Middlesborough & Wigan 15%, Derby, Birmingham & Fulham 8%, Derby, Birmingham & Sunderland 4%, Derby, Birmingham & Bolton 1%, Derby, Fulham & Blackburn 0%
Current Poll - The season gets underway on Saturday with Pompey off to Pride Park, Derby. Several players give you the impression they could score, but who will get our goalscoring exploits underway this season - will it even start against Derby?
Even though we have not travelled well recently and Derby will be keen to start the season well you would expect Pompey to at least score once - wouldn't you? Who will this man be though to get our season going, this is what pentonpompey wants to know - 'who do you think will be the first player to score this season for Pompey?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Date:Wednesday August 8 2007
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