Worse than expected - a lot worse!
But were we asking too much?
If we had got all the points we had asked for, we would now be sitting in 3rd/4th place (depending on where the extra points came from.) Our opinion at the time certainly would suggest that the 8 points over the 6 games would be abysmal, and, having trawled through the records, I have found what a number of you had to say about this period.
"But if we get anything less than 10 pts I will be surprised..." - pompeyrug.
"I think that we can win all our home games," - PompeyGleamer.
"No, no, no. Benji will stop scoring!!?" - PompeyGleamer.
Whilst others remained cautious.
"sorry lads , I reckon it'll be 12 maximum!" - Merlin.
"Offer me 13 points now, and ill bite your hand off!!!" - Pompeycarpet.
Mixed opinion - but largely people agreed that 13 points was a big ask - but manageable.
The following 4 games, people were a little more conservative, and although some people openly admitted to believing we were capable of 8 points (which we possibly were), others admitted to voting for 4 points, but were ashamed to say so
"Ashamed to say it, but I think I went the same as u Chix...4pts" - pentonpompey.
And 4 points we got! Although such a figure I am slightly ashamed to have achieved - given the opposition!
A much needed improvement against Reading, but how will it transfer into our next 6 games, with Sunderland (a), Derby (h), Man U (a), Chelsea (h), Bolton (a), and Sunderland (again!) (h)?
Written by pompeycarpet.
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