General chat room. Pompey related or not, but PLEASE keep it reasonably clean.

Moderators: Kingofstar, lakespfc, Chris_in_LA, Admin, General Mods

By Dinksy
#901818
Five games between now and February.
Transfer window still open.
Possibly the most important fortnight of our season.
Here are my predictions:

Fleetwood - W
Good time to play them post Barton
Wimbledon - W
Lost four our their last five and heading for L2
Hull - L
Revenge mission for the Tigers
Lincoln - D
In good form
Charlton - D
In poor form but......we just just can't seem to beat them!

So eight points from those five games based on our current squad and form.
With such a poor bench, we need players like Jacobs to raise their game.
Better, we need to move out the chaff and sign some quality. As it is, we have no cover for Brown at all.
User avatar
By Keeprblue
#901820
Looks about right to me, but I wouldn't bet an a loss at hull (hopefully).
hope Curtis will be fit.
By Pompey1984+1
#901841
Long way to go but we're in a good place at the moment. I hope we have had our Covid incidents now, it's vital we don't lose Marquis or Big Mac. If I was Kenny I'd be locking them in a hotel!
By Jack_Tinn
#901860
once we get to February we will have played Lincoln, Hull, Fleetwood and Charlton home and away. If we are in the top 2-3 as we enter Feb we will be in great shape,

Need to stay healthy - on and off the field, get 2-3 players in before the window for depth and cover and then we have every chance to get promoted this season. Only Peterborough and Donny look like a danger at this point.
User avatar
By Pompey Penguin
#901945
...and so we get to the crux of the season. Eight days see us play Hull (H), Lincoln (H) and Charlton (A); the top two and our bogey team. 5-6 points would be very acceptable.
By Jack_Tinn
#901952
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:24 am
...and so we get to the crux of the season. Eight days see us play Hull (H), Lincoln (H) and Charlton (A); the top two and our bogey team. 5-6 points would be very acceptable.
totally agree.

take it one game at a time now, there should be little need for motivation as the opposition and the importance of the game will do that for the players. The team is in tremendous form, is fit (touch wood), is scoring goals, keeping clean sheets and can dig in when needed. Confidence is high. Pompey couldn't have positioned themselves better if they had tried going into these three games.

The two wins vs Fleetwood and Wimbledon has set up the month of January beautifully. Four pts from those three games would still give them 10pts from 15 for the month during the hardest stretch of games in the season.

I think it actually helps Pompey that Hull, Lincoln and Charlton will want to attack Pompey allowing their counter attacking game to be dangerous. Fleetwood and Wimbledon were more content to sit in and keep their shape. Should be an interesting and exciting eight days.
By Milton End
#901955
Jack_Tinn wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:01 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:24 am
...and so we get to the crux of the season. Eight days see us play Hull (H), Lincoln (H) and Charlton (A); the top two and our bogey team. 5-6 points would be very acceptable.
totally agree.

take it one game at a time now, there should be little need for motivation as the opposition and the importance of the game will do that for the players. The team is in tremendous form, is fit (touch wood), is scoring goals, keeping clean sheets and can dig in when needed. Confidence is high. Pompey couldn't have positioned themselves better if they had tried going into these three games.

The two wins vs Fleetwood and Wimbledon has set up the month of January beautifully. Four pts from those three games would still give them 10pts from 15 for the month during the hardest stretch of games in the season.

I think it actually helps Pompey that Hull, Lincoln and Charlton will want to attack Pompey allowing their counter attacking game to be dangerous. Fleetwood and Wimbledon were more content to sit in and keep their shape. Should be an interesting and exciting eight days.
But even after these three games, we will still only be just over half way through the season: played 24 out of 46 games.

Plenty of time to end up in the play-offs ..... again! PUP
By Jack_Tinn
#901956
Milton End wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:35 am
Jack_Tinn wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:01 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:24 am
...and so we get to the crux of the season. Eight days see us play Hull (H), Lincoln (H) and Charlton (A); the top two and our bogey team. 5-6 points would be very acceptable.
totally agree.

take it one game at a time now, there should be little need for motivation as the opposition and the importance of the game will do that for the players. The team is in tremendous form, is fit (touch wood), is scoring goals, keeping clean sheets and can dig in when needed. Confidence is high. Pompey couldn't have positioned themselves better if they had tried going into these three games.

The two wins vs Fleetwood and Wimbledon has set up the month of January beautifully. Four pts from those three games would still give them 10pts from 15 for the month during the hardest stretch of games in the season.

I think it actually helps Pompey that Hull, Lincoln and Charlton will want to attack Pompey allowing their counter attacking game to be dangerous. Fleetwood and Wimbledon were more content to sit in and keep their shape. Should be an interesting and exciting eight days.
But even after these three games, we will still only be just over half way through the season: played 24 out of 46 games.

Plenty of time to end up in the play-offs ..... again! PUP
that's the spirit! :-) Although we will be only half way through we will have finished playing: Fleetwood, Hull, Lincoln and Charlton. We have to play Peterborough and Donny away but Sunderland and Ipswich are at home.

If you are looking for some positives take a look at the run in from end of March. Not counting any chickens but you could not really ask for a better last eight games.
By Milton End
#901959
Jack_Tinn wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:46 am
Milton End wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:35 am
Jack_Tinn wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:01 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:24 am
...and so we get to the crux of the season. Eight days see us play Hull (H), Lincoln (H) and Charlton (A); the top two and our bogey team. 5-6 points would be very acceptable.
totally agree.

take it one game at a time now, there should be little need for motivation as the opposition and the importance of the game will do that for the players. The team is in tremendous form, is fit (touch wood), is scoring goals, keeping clean sheets and can dig in when needed. Confidence is high. Pompey couldn't have positioned themselves better if they had tried going into these three games.

The two wins vs Fleetwood and Wimbledon has set up the month of January beautifully. Four pts from those three games would still give them 10pts from 15 for the month during the hardest stretch of games in the season.

I think it actually helps Pompey that Hull, Lincoln and Charlton will want to attack Pompey allowing their counter attacking game to be dangerous. Fleetwood and Wimbledon were more content to sit in and keep their shape. Should be an interesting and exciting eight days.
But even after these three games, we will still only be just over half way through the season: played 24 out of 46 games.

Plenty of time to end up in the play-offs ..... again! PUP
that's the spirit! :-) Although we will be only half way through we will have finished playing: Fleetwood, Hull, Lincoln and Charlton. We have to play Peterborough and Donny away but Sunderland and Ipswich are at home.

If you are looking for some positives take a look at the run in from end of March. Not counting any chickens but you could not really ask for a better last eight games.
Better? Accy twice in that time......hmmm........
By Jack_Tinn
#901982
Accy is twice in last ten not last eight......and with respect its Accy. it is not Sunderland, Hull, Donny, Lincoln or Peterborough away now is it? Accy at home on the last day of the season is basically as hard a game as there is in the last eight.

Accy won't have anything to play for by then anyway
User avatar
By GreenBlue
#901985
Hope I am not tempting fate here but I think we will easily beat Lincoln, so any points against Charlton or Hull will be a bonus. We could beat them both but if I was a betting man I would beta against that.
By Dinksy
#902273
Dinksy wrote:Five games between now and February.
Transfer window still open.
Possibly the most important fortnight of our season.
Here are my predictions:

Fleetwood - W
Good time to play them post Barton
Wimbledon - W
Lost four our their last five and heading for L2
Hull - L
Revenge mission for the Tigers
Lincoln - D
In good form
Charlton - D
In poor form but......we just just can't seem to beat them!

So eight points from those five games based on our current squad and form.
With such a poor bench, we need players like Jacobs to raise their game.
Better, we need to move out the chaff and sign some quality. As it is, we have no cover for Brown at all.
Thought I was being a tad pessimistic a couple of weeks ago with these predictions but the reality is only six points our of a possible 12. Can we finally beat Charlton today and make it a more respectable nine from 15?
By Pompey1984+1
#902274
I think we need a win today. I think we lack that little bit of extra quality that takes us from a play off side to an automatic promotion side.

Maybe the lad from Swansea can make the difference?
By Dinksy
#902277
Kenny took his time to get people in, aware that these signings could his last. Let's hope they are the catalyst to lift us out of this division to a level our history and pedigree deserve.
The Word Association Thread, ill start

Matche

Work to be done!!!

He's shot. mate. Finished.

Owners are out of touch with fans

Do you feel they should announce Kenny will no l[…]

Gillingham v Ipswich Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley v[…]