robborover Posted March 27, 2010 Share Posted March 27, 2010 NOTICE- I have decided to ignore the whole 'Pompey going bust' theme as it has been done to death and has its own thread over here – http://www.brfcs.co.uk/mb/index.php/topic/22717-time-up-pompey/. This preview is much harder to write than the last one I did back in November. Rovers could turn up and show them how it's done or they could get involved in a game of attrition against a team with nothing to lose. We won back in November 3-1. Former Pompey player Roberts got two and Nelsen was also on the scoresheet. Rovers see themselves borderline safe for the season and playing for prize money. Pompey look like Championship fodder and deservedly so. One thing that we have to our advantage is that they have their FA Cup semi final a week later and may be thinking about that instead. They definitely look weak in defence and David James conceded some howlers against Chelsea. We should aim to keep the Fratton bells quiet by getting the ball in the penalty area. We really need Dunn, Gamst, Diouf, Andrews and N'zonzi to control the midfield. O'Hara should play for them as he cannot play against Spurs in the FA Cup. I'd say he has probably been their best player this season and should get some offers in the summer if Spurs cash in. Piquionne has shown a lot of commitment upfront too. The 3rd of April will be a big day for many reasons and will be a proud one for me. Back in December mini-RobboRover won free tickets to see Portsmouth versus Burnley (if you haven't noticed I live near Portsmouth) and I took him to show what a football atmosphere is like. I have never pushed Rovers onto him as I feel that he'll be more receptive if I let him work it out for himself. He enjoyed his first match, but then asked me something which made me smile – "Dad, I enjoyed that, but next time can we watch Blackburn instead?". I should have expected that after watching the two poorest teams in the league this season. But in one sentence mini RobboRover summed up what I believe football should be about. It cannot be defined by the Premier League, FIFA, Uefa, billionaires or even Andy Gray! It is the hopes and emotions of people like us, watching the team that they support. Football is subjective, but I am proud to say that Rovers are a well-run club in the best league in the world. If Rovers turn up and play like they should then we should get a comfortable win. Although, If Rovers start playing after half time then it may be much harder. I just hope that mini RobboRover gets to celebrate his first Rovers match with a win and the club will have a new fan. Prediction- Portsmouth 1-2 Rovers Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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