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By GreenBlue
#896351
We are notoriously dreadful in the play offs so to stand a chance of making the play off final what realistically would we need from the first (home) leg against Oxford. I wouldn't go into the second leg feeling overly confident even with a 2 goal lead so I think we need a 3 goal margin.

My prediction is 1:1. That wouldn't be a disaster but I would love a 3 goal margin.
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By rumourmonger
#896357
All three previous play offs for us have been a draw at Fratton Park and a defeat away. It surely has to end somewhere and I have a feeling that this could be the year that sequence gets broken. I'm going for a 2-0 at home and perhaps a draw or one goal defeat away. Wembley here we come !!!
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By Claygate
#896358
I admire your optimism, but Oxford are without doubt one of our bogey teams. Have you seen the stats for the last 12 games against them? Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 10! 😧 😟
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By Selsey Bill
#896359
Claygate wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:28 pm
I admire your optimism, but Oxford are without doubt one of our bogey teams. Have you seen the stats for the last 12 games against them? Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 10! 😧 😟
... agree, and they have a far better manager than us. However....
By Dinksy
#896373
Claygate wrote:I admire your optimism, but Oxford are without doubt one of our bogey teams. Have you seen the stats for the last 12 games against them? Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 10! 😧 😟
Oh my word, is it really that bad?!
Any chance of someone donning an unseasonal santa outfit and pulling Alan Biley out of retirement?
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By New Forester
#896374
Claygate wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:28 pm
I admire your optimism, but Oxford are without doubt one of our bogey teams. Have you seen the stats for the last 12 games against them? Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 10! 😧 😟

What does the law of probability predict based on these stats?
By Dinksy
#896379
Claygate wrote:I admire your optimism, but Oxford are without doubt one of our bogey teams. Have you seen the stats for the last 12 games against them? Won 1, Drawn 1 and Lost 10! 😧 😟
Not true anyway. Just had time to check out those stats and it turns out we've both won three out of the last ten games. Hardly a 'bogey' team!
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By Sam_Brown
#896384
On the plus side Northampton are promoted to League 1 after smashing Exeter 4-0. So if we don't win the play-offs I can take solace in getting to a Pompey game about 5 minutes from my house. :thumb
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By Pompey Penguin
#896389
Sam_Brown wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:36 pm
On the plus side Northampton are promoted to League 1 after smashing Exeter 4-0. So if we don't win the play-offs I can take solace in getting to a Pompey game about 5 minutes from my house. :thumb
On the down side, it's another physical hoofball team in L1. I would rather have seen Exeter who play some good football.
By Dinksy
#896390
Sam_Brown wrote:On the plus side Northampton are promoted to League 1 after smashing Exeter 4-0. So if we don't win the play-offs I can take solace in getting to a Pompey game about 5 minutes from my house. :thumb
Yay
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By Selsey Bill
#896400
Sam_Brown wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:36 pm
On the plus side Northampton are promoted to League 1 after smashing Exeter 4-0. So if we don't win the play-offs I can take solace in getting to a Pompey game about 5 minutes from my house. :thumb
Northampton is about 5 miles further from where I live than Pompey so like a home game for us, and their ground is much nicer than Exeter's which is a dump, particularly for away fans.
By Pompey1984+1
#896434
I think form is out the window for these. The key is going to be who adapts to the empty stadium first, and who kept themselves fittest over lock down.
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By GreenBlue
#896438
It will also partly be down to luck, mistakes and which team is most match fit. Does anyone know how many friendlies Oxford have had compared to us?
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