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Pompey to shift promoted hoodoo

Pompey to shift promoted hoodoo

Pompey will remain unbeaten to the teams promoted to the premier league for this season! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from Lysimachus' poll are thoughts that I do share.

We often slip up against the teams that come up, remember Watford last season what a carry on that was after the victory over United a few days earlier...

In order to ensure that we reach our true potential, with all due respect to these teams - Birmingham, Derby and Sunderland - they are teams that we cannot afford to be losing to this season. And we believe that we can go through unbeaten against them.

We came away from Derby with a point, we go to Birmingham after the international break - and we owe them one after our 5-0 thumping the year they went down! - and we go to Sunderland in January. Clearly none will be easy - and Derby was not as we found out - but remaining unbeaten away to them is crucial and we really should beat all 3 at Fortress Fratton... should we not?

What the poll asked - Will we be unbeaten to the promoted sides (Birmingham, Derby & Sunderland) for once this season?

How you voted - Yes 58%, Yes (to the point this poll seems pretty useless) 30%, No 12%

Current Poll - It is a make or break week coming up for England, around this time next week we will almost know - if we do not already - if England will go to Euro 2008 or not.

No matter how much you dislike Spineless Steve surely every England fan will be biting their fingers nails and praying Israel can do us a favour against Russia and keep our Euro 2008 dream alive? Providing Russia do not win qualification is still in our hands against Niko Kranjcar's Croatia when they come to Wembley - but can we still make it, this is want pompeyrug wants to know with this - 'will England qualify for Euro 2008' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday November 14 2007
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

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we probably should have beaten derby - but they were up for it that day, opening day and all... we owe birmingham so lets see how that goes then take it a game at a time, but i do think that we could go through unbeaten against these 3 this season.
pompeyrug
14/11/2007 10:12:00
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WIth this current team and the way we're going right now - if we as fans don't expect to beat the newly promoted teams, then there'd be something wrong somewhere.
tracyc
14/11/2007 12:46:00
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However!!!!! remeber the brummies in that relegating battle...5-0!!!! horrible day that was....& watford last season 4-2...I mean..4-2????? how did we every let in 4 goals from watford when we had one of the best defences in the prem???....fingers crossed eh!
CharlieChimes
14/11/2007 13:02:00
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i mean no disrespect to the likes of sunderland, brum and derby but the days when we 'accepted' defeats to teams like this has gone. im not saying we are massively towering above them and have a devine right to beat them but we really shouldnt be losing to teams of this nature if we really want to be going places should we...
pompeyrug
14/11/2007 13:06:00
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i picked the box, not bothered, only becasue I dont like to predict games! Your right though rug, the days are gone, when we accept a point from these teams
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 16:25:00
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We should beat them, we are far better than any of the newly promoted teams. We do owe the Brummies one dont we, i must admit that on the way home from that game i thought we were going down.
Owenspompey
14/11/2007 18:43:00
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i was thinking the same mate, i was also thinking that however, when it was 1 -1 at the city game.
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 18:52:00
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well, so far, the polls have prooved relativly acurate at predicting results - hopefully we will keep it up! Pompey are always liable to freak results, i am always expecting us to muck up, and play badley, i dont know why...maybe its becuase i can then say "i told you so" if we do, and just join inthe party when we win...but all the same, we shouldnt be loosing to ANYBODY in this league. i know that sounds stupid, but we have a team capable of winning every game, so other than the odd slip up, we should go for long periods of time without loosing.
pompeycarpet
14/11/2007 18:55:00
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yep agreed, i hope in the next few years, i will be going to old trafford looking for a point
PompeyGleamer
14/11/2007 18:57:00
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you mean you dont at the moment? Having watched pompey go to old trafford in the FA cup, and nearly beat them, i dont think we should go anywhere NOT xpecting a point. sure it adds pressurwe on the team, but the way we are playing, we shold be picking up points everywhere. off days excluded.
pompeycarpet
14/11/2007 19:32:00
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