Vital Football

Stoke looking to emulate Pompey!

Stoke looking to emulate Pompey!
He is quoted on Sky sports as saying that Stoke are in exactly the same position as Pompey when we were promoted.

He believes that Stoke need to buy in 3 or 4 class players with experience to help them survive. Personally I believe it takes more than just the players; it takes a positive game plan, good coaching and backroom staff.

A fervent crowd goes a long way, as does a Chairman not afraid to back his club.

Griffin mentioned our position in the Premiership now and of course our magnificent Cup win.

How times change. When we came up we looked to the likes of Bolton and Middlesborough and used them as a benchmark. It now appears Championship sides look at us as a realistic and enviable position to be in.

Personally I feel immensely proud of all we've achieved; long may it continue.

Written by pentonpompey.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday June 3 2008
Time: 8:51AM

Comments

0
It is a good feeling to think that all these teams now want to do a Pompey. I don't think Stoke have what it takes though, but we shall see.
sneakay
03/06/2008 10:12:00
0
i think stoke have a better chance than hull, but i will be upset if we cannot do a double over them both. look at derby. we drew against them first game of the season, no-one thought it was bad, but if you look at their league position, then we really should have won that game. i believe we can improve on last years challenge, and go for a top 5 finish. we need to cut out these stupid losses.
jbaker
03/06/2008 10:29:00
0
It is fantastic that we are used a benchmark. Let's hope we stay there for many years to come. Stoke will do very well to survive. At least when we play them at FP we can sing 'Are you scummers in disguise'.
storagematt
03/06/2008 12:01:00
0
Agree Matt I don't think Stoke will survive but that they have fun trying!
eastneydave
03/06/2008 16:34:00
0
Around 65 points would be nice which I think we should have hit this year, but for the poor end to the season so maybe a minimum of 65. Stoke will have a hard time. West Brom best chance for me. but you never know.
pompeyyong
03/06/2008 19:45:00
0
Sorry to all what am I talking about "poor end to the season" we won the FA Cup I mean in the prem.DOUGH!
pompeyyong
03/06/2008 19:49:00
0
I think next year might be harder for us .. Expect Spurs and Newcastle to have better season and be up there with us Everton, Villa & Blackburn that 5 teams challenging for 5th place.. although Blackburn may struggle if they lose Hughes and I'm not sure Man City will feature so highly next year ... but we'll have to wait and see ,,, I'd settle for one better than last season (7th) .
Chix
04/06/2008 08:25:00
0
As for Stoke ... Straight back down with Hull and Wet Brom I think...
Chix
04/06/2008 08:25:00
0
Agree Chixy an improvement of one place would be acceptable with a run in one of the cups as a must. Wigan and Fulham and the three promoted clubs in the relegation mix up.
eastneydave
04/06/2008 21:23:00
0
Yep agree Dave.. On the Stoke wanting to emulate us thred .. I read an article in the East Midlands Gazzette by a Derby fan/Journalist also stating that Popey were the team to look up to too... Looks like we are the 'trendy' team at the mo.. Or at least one who can no only survive but prosper in the prem after a few years of struggle
Chix
05/06/2008 08:08:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Please be Real Madrid...please be Real Madrid!

Ok, despite the fact Real Madrid must 'owe us one' for Diarra, I'm a realist with who Pompey will face...I'll settle for a pre-season friendly at Fratton being against Barcelona!

On this day in history...25th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 25th May.

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop5%
Davies4%
Burgess20%
Barton53%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug67
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue24
4.Copnor4322
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4