Date:Saturday November 17 2007
It is a common thought among most football fans, not just Pompey fans that the international break is a pain in the arse - but it just so happens that this current international break has probably come at the right time for us, not that we are on a bad run of form, it has just been a frustrating time so it is not a bad break... so long as all our players come back in one piece!
Even with this said though I would still rather Pompey were playing today - or tomorrow at worse - as a weekend without Pompey playing makes for a hell of a long weekend in my book. If we are playing it also makes you get through the week a little easier knowing that Pompey will be playing at the end of it.
No doubt I will watch the Scots, hoping they can overcome the Italians and will also watch Israel take on Russia - we do not even have an England match to 'enjoy' as this was played last night - nice one Sol Campbell - to enable them to do exactly as we will be - watch Russia in the hope that they lose, at worse do not win. But it is a sorry state of affairs when we are reduced to 'hoping' others can do us a favour...
As much as I might dislike the international breaks I can accept them for the competitive games, and even though the vast majority of England games these days still are not that good I can take these but it is the breaks for these pointless 'friendlies' that we have that gets me.
These friendlies lost their meaning years ago; as my thinking is that a friendly is for trying out new things or new people? Sven Goran Eriksson soon abandoned this concept and concept does not even feature in this equation on these games for 'son of Sven' Spineless Steve - these get togethers under him are a near complete farce, as nothing or no one new is rarely, if ever tried.
These breaks are bad enough, but god only knows what I will do during the summer months without the comfort of a Pompey game if we have to endure this summer without at least seeing England 'crashing out' at a whimper - as seems the norm these days, it will be a hell of a long summer... but at least we will have the thought of seeing Pompey playing in Europe in the 2008/09 season to look forward to!
Anyway, rant over - basically I am not amused that Pompey will not be playing this weekend and next weekend when we go to Birmingham and stuff them cannot get here soon enough for me!
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Date:Saturday November 17 2007
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