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Muntari targets a top 4 finish

Muntari targets a top 4 finish

Sulley Muntari has told sky sports news that he believes we could challenge for a top 4 place, well at least he cannot see why not: 'we can do it, we can be in fourth position we can be there, fourth, fifth we can do it.

'At the moment we are winning games and the way I see it with training and commitment, we can do it'.

To hear a Pompey player openly expressing the thought that he thinks we could finish in the top 4 of the premier league is absolutely amazing, I never thought I would hear such words said - but these words that are being said could be true.

It is a sign of how far we have come, that people are not only talking of, but actually expecting a uefa cup finish via the league - and I do not necessarily mean Pompey fans, the media and pundits are openly expressing this, with many, including Alan Shearer starting to say that we might just be able to do what Muntari thinks - finish in the top 4.

There is still a long way to go in the season, but after a quarter of it - yep its over a quarter gone - we are right up there, so providing we can not suffer too much of a 'blip' when we do go through a rough patch you never know?

Should we still there or thereabout after 20 matches, belief will grow, if we are still in with a chance after 30 then this belief will grow into expectation. To be honest I would be more than content with a uefa cup place, but would I turn down a champions league place? Of course I would not...

Yep the argument of being 'ready for it' would then crop up, but let's cross this bridge if and when we get to it.


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Date:Saturday October 27 2007
Time: 7:00AM


Just to wind you all up I'm gonna 'as usual' insist we concentrate on safety first ..... but even I am starting to get a little carried away - If we win today and the Gunners beat Liverpool then we could be in the top four .. not for just a few hours but for.. well who knows how long... but if we are to have aspirations of UEFA (or dare I saw it Champions League) we should treat West Ham with the utmost respect and then smash them out of sight - Play up Pompey
27/10/2007 08:18:00
I still think anything between 6-11 & we have a blinder of a season. The top 4 will be the same & then its a group of us, Man City, Blackburn, Everton, Aston Villa, Newcastle, & Spurs. That's the top 11, in what order heaven knows.
27/10/2007 09:03:00
what a legend!
27/10/2007 10:56:00
im not going to write it off - i thought the thought we could finish that high even a few weeks back was crazy, it might be unlikely but it could happen... i do feel that someone new will break into the top 4 this season tho, so why not us :-)
27/10/2007 16:46:00
Not after a game like todays we won't. We need to be taking all the chances we get and to let Benjani take that penalty was ridiculouys. I know he is hoping for the golden boot award but that miss has probably knocked his confidence and would probably have been converted if Muntari or Niko took it. Even Kanu should have been before Benni! Shame PUP
27/10/2007 19:43:00
Disgraced, with Benjani,very, very greedy!
27/10/2007 20:02:00
Matt - you don't fancy us hammers in the top 11 then? I reckon we can't be too far off Blackburn, Villa and Newcastle.
Adam Mansell
28/10/2007 00:49:00
after todays showing it proves we still have a long way to go... i still cannot believe benji stood up to take the penalty! i had the same feeling when he did as i did when kanu stepped up against liverpool.
28/10/2007 00:54:00
tbh adam from what ive seen of teams this season west ham aren't far off villa and newcastle - if at all, but blackburn could be the team for us all to catch?
28/10/2007 00:55:00
Hughes is doing a good job - and not may premiership fans would complain about having Bentley and Gamst-Pederson putting in crosses for McCarthy for their team.
Adam Mansell
28/10/2007 01:58:00
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