Portsmouth - Pompey 1 point better than expected!
UK time is: 19:14:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Pompey 1 point better than expected!

16 points from 6 games - 3 more than we predicted, and a great return from tough away games against Newcastle and Blackburn - and just 2 points dropped against an impressive West ham side.

22 points from 12 games - 1 more than predicted - and an extremely good result for us, and we couldn't honestly have hoped for a better start!

Pompey have been flying high this season, nestling 5th in the table (although Liverpool and Blackburn have a game in hand) - and there have been suggestions that we could be the ones to crack the top 4. Alan Shearer has suggested, various newspapers have - in fact; the only people not to suggest it are Portsmouth fans (and spurs fans, who maintain it will be them).

So the question is, how many points can we get from tough away games against Birmingham, Aston villa and Liverpool, and equally challenging home games against high flying Man City, Everton, and a Tottenham side who look in need of some good results?

Written by pompeycarpet.

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.

To join the Vital Pompey debate - in the forum or with comments on articles - simply take a few seconds to register an account.
The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 7 2007

Time: 10:35PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
ummm The next six.... realistically ... City @ Home = Win, Birmingham @ Away = Win, Aston Villa @ Away = Draw, Liverpool @ Away = Lose, Everton @ Home = Draw, Tottenham @ Home = Win .. so what does that make ... 11 from the next 6 .... I've hedged my bets a little so if pushed ould vote 13pts in the poll
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 00:48:00

city, birmingham, everton and spurs i will have as wins... villa, you never know, but a point wouldnt be bad. liverpool give me a point and i will take it no questions asked! im maybe too optimistic but i still think we could come through these games unbeaten...
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 08:26:00

i dont think scummers are saying we'll crack top 4 either lol.
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 09:38:00

What do they know?
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 11:13:00

i bumped into a fella i work with yesterday - i was wearing my benji shirt and he said i was scum, so i said why and he said he was from southampton then had to dash off... anyway i saw him again a while later and we had a bit of a chat where i found out he supported scum too but it was all civil :-) i explained to him that i dont much care for the rivalry tbh as im more concerned about what we are doing than anything else to which he agreed... but also said we were the kings of hampshire which is a bit depresing!
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 12:03:00

to clarify he said we were the kings, which was depressing for him - not us...
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 12:04:00

haha, i cant see southampton becoming a better club for another 20 odd years
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 14:11:00

Scum have magically transformed into a selling club now....I'd liken them to Crewe Alexandra.....they develop cracking young players and they are snaffled up by the bigger fish. And what's more, the manager doesn't get the funds filtered down to him to improve the team! Damn shame....
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 15:53:00

i think that 13 points is a little optimistic. man city will be tough - but we should win, birmingham will be tough (becasue its away) but we should win, totenham will be hard, as i expect them to have a resurgence in there form by then, aston villa will be one of the touhgest away days of the season, everton will be very tough, and liverpool...well, it depends on how they are playing - but anything better than 8-0 could be a good result.
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 17:19:00

I was thinking the same as carpet, games away are tough, but this season it is the complete reserve, and we have been playing fantastic away from home, and i dont see home advantage important when I see portsmouth play, unless were at fratton : )
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 21:06:00

is anyone going to brum game, my dad got tickets today, Im thinking of wearing a vital pompey t-shirt, so if anyone goes, will spot me!!
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 21:07:00

its a game i had toyed with going to but as im going to both everton and villa at the start of next month i just cannot afford another...
Report Abuse
08/11/2007 23:39:00

We've had a crackin' start to the season haven't we - and although it might start getting a bit tougher I'm still filled with optimism that we will definately stay up this year .... (don't bite fellas I'm just having a laugh). ..Keep it up Pompey.... Europe awaits (I hope)
Report Abuse
09/11/2007 06:56:00

glad you clarified that mate as i was ready to not only bite but attack :-) tbh before the season even started i had targeted european football at the end of it... the longer it goes on with us doing well the more i would be gutted if we missed out again - but i dont think we will this year.
Report Abuse
09/11/2007 08:22:00

before the season started, i tried to pick up some trends: year1: just miss out on relegation. Year 2, just miss out on uefa cu, year 3, just miss out in champions league. we are on course for success!!!
Report Abuse
09/11/2007 17:58:00


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. pompeyrug 97
2. Et_tu_Pompeii 60
3. Pompeytim 47
4. eastneydave 28
5. storagematt 21
6. Emsworthianblue 19
7. mslorna48 19
8. Copnor43 19
9. bhhardinge 17
10. pompeyweller 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Oxford 46 15 16 15 1 61
14. Dag & Red 46 17 8 21 -1 59
15. Wimbledon 46 14 16 16 -6 58
16. Portsmouth 46 14 15 17 -2 57
17. Accrington 46 15 11 20 -19 56
18. York 46 11 19 16 -5 52
19. Cambridge 46 13 12 21 -5 51

Breaking League News

Potts Signs Two Year Deal with Luton
Luton : 29/05/2015 16:30:01
Gillingham friendly added
Portsmouth : 29/05/2015 10:16:01
Pompey ladies miss out on promotion
Portsmouth : 29/05/2015 10:08:00
Rangers success for York winger
York : 28/05/2015 21:51:00
The Sheridan Years
Plymouth : 28/05/2015 19:57:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Following Cap'n Cooks comments, which contracted player would you most like to see the back of?
Suggested By:  Et_tu_Pompeii
Nigel Atangana 5%
Andy Barcham 14%
Danny Hollands 15%
Craig Westcarr 55%
Johnny Ertl 11%