UK time is: 18:06:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Magic number 6



Sitting behind Paul Hart this afternoon was Hayden Mullins, and a white number 6 on his shorts was constantly caught up by the cameras. Coincidence? Probably not, it is Premier League record: Played 6 - Lost 6.

Well, once again we have committed suicide; giving away 2 goals to which we had no reply, even if the end of match statistics showed 12 shots on target against their 7. If our strikers are finding it hard to score, they surely aren't being encouraged by the sloppy defending and not inspired by their captain, a complete waste filling the midfield.

Ben-Haim has kept his pace, showing how far he is from being the man that once showed up in the Bolton shirt by giving Agbonlahor all the time he needed to dispatch past James 2 minutes away from the break. The latter's anger, after conceding explained it all. Prior to that, Belhadj has continued to invite Hreidarsson back into contention, when he tripped Petrov in a rushed challenge after 34minutes. The sum; 2 players, 2 mistakes, 2 goals conceded makes it up to 6 once again.

Pompey did show moments of nice football, but Friedel was found there in the right time, in the right place over and over again. Luck was not on our side again as all shots gone straight into the big arms of the American. But being unlucky is no longer our excuse.

Paul Hart probably got it wrong once again, opting for Ben-Haim instead of Williamson, and changing Piquionne when he started to get his feet on the ground. Despite this, he seems to ignore the fact that this side needs a leader, a leader who can inspire others by playing football. Mokoena, simply does not do that. Never before, I hoped for Mullins to come on.

But the lad kept on smiling behind Hart, and his number 6 was shining yet another defeat, defeat number 6.

Written by Pompey Malta.

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.


Bookmark and Share


Join the Vital Pompey Debate
The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 21 2009

Time: 12:48PM

Your Comments

Let's just hope Herman is not on the bench against Ecerton.. or Diop against Wolves !
Chix
Tend to agree about the captaincy but who is there .. and who was there back in the first week in August? .. James obviously doesn't want it .. Kaboul is the obvious choice for many .. but I think this issue is just on small point in an even bigger problem.. that said the guys battled hard (albeit fruitlessly) on Saturday they are obviously happy with Mokoena
Chix
The problem with Mokoena being our captian is that he cannot be dropped from the starting line-up. There are others who are more than capable to fill in his place, mainly Diop.
Pompey Malta
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. storagematt 95
2. PFCblue 85
3. mslorna48 71
4. pompeyrug 58
5. Emsworthianblue 42
6. Pompeytim 32
7. eastneydave 26
8. Lemmi 26
9. PompeyJake 13
10. Jimsmithswig 13

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Dag & Red 43 14 15 14 -3 57
12. Mansfield 43 14 15 14 -6 57
13. Newport 43 13 15 15 -3 54
14. Portsmouth 43 13 15 15 -11 54
15. Wimbledon 43 13 14 16 -5 53
16. Cheltenham 43 12 16 15 -9 52
17. Accrington 43 12 15 16 -3 51

Breaking League News

Relegation Round Up
Wycombe : 19/04/2014 17:14:00
Bury v Argyle Match Highlights
Plymouth : 19/04/2014 12:23:00
The Report: Rochdale 0 Southend 3
Southend : 19/04/2014 12:00:00
Argyle Player of the Season?
Plymouth : 19/04/2014 11:46:00
Cod Army Report: Cheltenham 1 Fleetwood 2
Fleetwood : 19/04/2014 09:00:00
On this day in history...19th April
Portsmouth : 19/04/2014 07:00:00
The Opposition View - Northampton Town
Wycombe : 19/04/2014 01:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Pompey v Bristol Rovers?
Suggested By:  
Pompey win 84%
Bristol Rovers win 0%
Draw 16%