Date:Monday May 2 2011
It's ta-ta to football at Fratton until August, and maybe farewell to a fair few players as well, 6 loan spells have come to a close, as well as a fair few contracts winding up, just who will return in the autumn?
For Pompey the summer holidays may as well start today, Norwich on the other hand are pushing Cardiff hard for the last promotion spot behing already promoted QPR, points deduction permitting of course!
Pompey are still without new owners as the CSI takeover rumbles on, 2 three day weeks will hardly have helped any paperwork however, so maybe more to come from that department. Graham Farmer's community trust proposal is waiting in the wings if anything falls through, a comforting thought to those who have conversed with him in the forums, he at least is a Pompey fan through and through.
The match will mark a significant moment for the home fans, we witnessed one side completly dismantle a year a go, Steve Cotterill has worked wonders in the meantime with whatever he could get at his disposal, 6 of the players he has bought in will now return to their parent clubs, Halford, de Leat and Hogg have all been big hits at Fratton, Dickinson, Sonko and Cotterill have all had their moments, but in all honestly have probably not hit the heights they would have hoped for.
Pompey will close out the season much like they started it, threadbare.
Liam Lawrence is out with a calf injury as is Kitson with a damaged rib, de Laet may be denied a chance to say goodbye to the Fratton fans, again with a sore calf, and Joel Ward is struggling with the same problem.
David Nugent may be making his last appearance in an up and down Fratton stay, he is one of the contracts up at the end of the season, his reaction at the end may speak volumes.
Hreidarsson is another with a contract expiring, he would hope to have done enough to earn another one though, likewise Danny Webber as he has proved lively in his few cameos, a goal would no doubt boost this chances.
Had a rollercoaster ride with the Fratton faithfull, his efffort and workrate were never in doubt though, he is capable of some fantastic strikes but has often been let down by lack of composure when found with time to pick his spot.
Norwich are on the brink of a return to the Premiership, their main concern will be Zak Whitbread who limped out at Derby last week, they have also lost Sam Vokes back to Wolves but have Chris Martin vying for a chance to dislodge in form Jackson and captain Holt.
He has scored 2 hat-tricks in a month to push Norwich onwards, he is obviously high on confidence.
Pompey won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in December when we were on a great run, since then our fortunes have slipped slightly while Norwich have made a fine finish to the season, our last defeat at Carrow road was a 1-0 defeat in our promotion season, but we have only played once more since that day 9 years ago!
USPompey fan now has a hat-trick of prediction titles, 3rd and 4th are still acheivable though, so place your bets here.
Scunny in the last of the season
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Monday May 2 2011
On this day in history...26th April (Sunday April 26 2015)
Sunday Chimes #45 - Boss choice getting boring? (Sunday April 26 2015)
Audio - Waddock On Mansfield Win (Saturday April 25 2015)
Pompey enjoy Stag party (Saturday April 25 2015)
Stats: Mansfield v Portsmouth (Saturday April 25 2015)
Field Mill line-ups - Mansfield v Portsmouth (Saturday April 25 2015)
On this day in history...25th April (Saturday April 25 2015)
Pompey told Cook off (Friday April 24 2015)
On this day in history...24th April (Friday April 24 2015)
On this day in history...23rd April (Thursday April 23 2015)
|13. Dag & Red||45||17||8||20||0||59|
|94 Years And Out - Tranmere Relegated
» Tranmere : 26/04/2015 18:01:00
|Relegation Confirmed For Cheltenham
» Cheltenham : 26/04/2015 17:36:01
|Argyle v Tranmere Match Highlights
» Plymouth : 26/04/2015 12:14:00
|On this day in history...26th April
» Portsmouth : 26/04/2015 07:00:00
|Sunday Chimes #45 - Boss choice getting boring?
» Portsmouth : 26/04/2015 01:00:01