Date:Friday March 9 2012
Pompey make the shortish trip to Brighton tomorrow, hoping for a change in fortunes in the south coast derby.
This local derby plays a secondary role to the one next month, but it used to be as fiercely contested a few years back, anyone who was at the old Goldstone ground in the 80's or 90's will know what I mean.
Brighton like the other neighbors have been riding the crest of a slump in recent times, they slipped down the leagues, lost their ground and ended up in an athletics stadium.
he last couple of years though has seen an upward turn for their fortunes, promotion last term from league 1 saw them sit proudly at the top of the championship early on, they have slipped away since then, but still just outside the play-off spots.
Manager Gus Poyet has endeared himself to the Pompey fans this week by stating we should of been relegated for entering administration, a bit spoken without thinking I feel, but he obviously has a short memory.
Brighton could well have two ex- Pompey players in their ranks, Mattock was snapped up as our embargo dragged on, while Razak was also taken on a long loan.
Gary Dicker will miss out after aggravating an old injury, while Painter will also join him in the stands.
Had an upland down start to his championship career, but the big money signing has started to knock them in once more.
Pompey will be largely unchanged for the apex visit, our ranks though have been boosted by the acquisition of Chris Maguire from Derby, he is the rough diamond that Appleton spoke of and gives another option up front.
Pompey need someone to hit the goals from somewhere, he has got a few minutes under his belt now and can hopefully threaten Brezovan in the Brighton goal.
Pompey lost the home fixture after Lawrence missed a late penalty, last season at the apex also saw us get knocked out the FA cup after Kitson saw red.
Place you guess
Bristol city at the park
Date:Friday March 9 2012
How Much Have Portsmouth Earned Since 1992? (Tuesday May 31 2016)
Who Will Pompey Face In 2016/17 (31/5/16) (Tuesday May 31 2016)
On this day in history...31st May (Tuesday May 31 2016)
On this day in history...30th May (Monday May 30 2016)
No Crawley return for Tubbs (Sunday May 29 2016)
Pitfalls of Sheffield Wednesday loanee returning (Sunday May 29 2016)
Lassie coming home...well sort of! (Sunday May 29 2016)
Will pair stay at Fratton? (Sunday May 29 2016)
No More Quarter Final Replays For Pompey (Friday May 27 2016)
On this day in history...27th May (Friday May 27 2016)
|3. Bristol Rovers||46||26||7||13||31||85|
|8. Leyton Orient||46||19||12||15||-1||69|
|U's joint 4th favourites to win Skybet league 1
» Oxford : 31/05/2016 12:38:01
» Plymouth : 31/05/2016 12:37:01
|2 to sign by this weekend for the U's
» Oxford : 31/05/2016 11:20:01
|Lockyer And Taylor Voted Players Of The Season
» Bristol Rovers : 31/05/2016 10:43:01
|How Much Have Luton Earned Since 1992?
» Luton : 31/05/2016 09:00:01