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By GreenBlue
#904739
If we mske the playoffs, which teams will be our toughest opponents?

I'd say Sunderland, Blackpool and Charlton in that order.

I wouldn't overly fancy our chances however I know the playoffs can be a lottery... but we have to be in it to win it. PUP.
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By Pompey Penguin
#904742
GreenBlue wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:03 pm
... but we have to be in it to win it. PUP.
This. At the moment, I would be happy to just be in the play-offs. We can worry about opponents when we get there, but I don't think that there will be a lot of difference between them.
By Dinksy
#904743
If we are still conceding awful goals like the first one on Saturday, then (in no particular order):
Sunderland
Blackpool
Lincoln
Charlton
Ipswich and
Oxford
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By Pompey Penguin
#904746
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 am
So do we think it is Hull & Peterborough automatically promoted?
I still fancy Sunderland, but two out of those three looks pretty sure.

Probably yet another season where the team that finishes third is going to be well ahead of the teams scrambling around for the remaining play-off places. They will then be feeling hard done by if they don't win the play-offs.
By PakefieldBlue
#904747
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:15 am
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 am
So do we think it is Hull & Peterborough automatically promoted?
I still fancy Sunderland, but two out of those three looks pretty sure.

Probably yet another season where the team that finishes third is going to be well ahead of the teams scrambling around for the remaining play-off places. They will then be feeling hard done by if they don't win the play-offs.
Which is why I've always thought that the team finishing 3rd should go straight into the play-off final and then the teams in 4th&5th play to win the other place in the final.
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By Weybridge
#904750
The trouble with playoffs is the first leg is always so cagey. Every team approaches it with the mentality of 'doesn't matter if we don't win, just do not lose', which is why it ends up such a lottery.

There's still so much going on in the last 6-7 games anyway. So many teams need to play each other. Peterborough's keeper is out for the season, which is a big blow for them.

Sunderland will go straight up I think. Blackpool are going like a train. Hull have some challenging games, with only 5 fixtures left. I can see them being pulled into the playoffs.
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By Keeprblue
#904753
PakefieldBlue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:15 am
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 am
So do we think it is Hull & Peterborough automatically promoted?
I still fancy Sunderland, but two out of those three looks pretty sure.

Probably yet another season where the team that finishes third is going to be well ahead of the teams scrambling around for the remaining play-off places. They will then be feeling hard done by if they don't win the play-offs.
Which is why I've always thought that the team finishing 3rd should go straight into the play-off final and then the teams in 4th&5th play to win the other place in the final.
I like that idea.
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By Locky_McLockface
#904754
Keeprblue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:47 am
PakefieldBlue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:15 am
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 am
So do we think it is Hull & Peterborough automatically promoted?
I still fancy Sunderland, but two out of those three looks pretty sure.

Probably yet another season where the team that finishes third is going to be well ahead of the teams scrambling around for the remaining play-off places. They will then be feeling hard done by if they don't win the play-offs.
Which is why I've always thought that the team finishing 3rd should go straight into the play-off final and then the teams in 4th&5th play to win the other place in the final.
I like that idea.
Would have been an excellent idea in 1993....
By PakefieldBlue
#904755
Locky_McLockface wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 pm
Keeprblue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:47 am
PakefieldBlue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:15 am
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 am
So do we think it is Hull & Peterborough automatically promoted?
I still fancy Sunderland, but two out of those three looks pretty sure.

Probably yet another season where the team that finishes third is going to be well ahead of the teams scrambling around for the remaining play-off places. They will then be feeling hard done by if they don't win the play-offs.
Which is why I've always thought that the team finishing 3rd should go straight into the play-off final and then the teams in 4th&5th play to win the other place in the final.
I like that idea.
Would have been an excellent idea in 1993....
Strangely enough that was that exact year I formed that opinion!! I still can't get past that offside goal from Ian Ormendroyd.
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By Locky_McLockface
#904771
PakefieldBlue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:59 pm
Locky_McLockface wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:56 pm
Keeprblue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:47 am
PakefieldBlue wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 am
Pompey Penguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:15 am
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:06 am
So do we think it is Hull & Peterborough automatically promoted?
I still fancy Sunderland, but two out of those three looks pretty sure.

Probably yet another season where the team that finishes third is going to be well ahead of the teams scrambling around for the remaining play-off places. They will then be feeling hard done by if they don't win the play-offs.
Which is why I've always thought that the team finishing 3rd should go straight into the play-off final and then the teams in 4th&5th play to win the other place in the final.
I like that idea.
Would have been an excellent idea in 1993....
Strangely enough that was that exact year I formed that opinion!! I still can't get past that offside goal from Ian Ormendroyd.
From where I was sitting, I had no view at all to judge. I formed my judgement from the reaction of those spectators closer to the action......
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By Locky_McLockface
#904812
BlueinPLtwenty wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:48 pm
!993 & 2020 Play-offs have gone, we can`t get them back, so why go there?
Getting a bus from Manchester City Centre to Old Trafford and getting in for 4 shillings has gone, so why go there either? :wink: :D
By BlueinPLtwenty
#904827
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!993 & 2020 Play-offs have gone, we can`t get them back, so why go there?
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Getting a bus from Manchester City Centre to Old Trafford and getting in for 4 shillings has gone, so why go there either? :wink: :D
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George Best is not with us any more, the topic was about George Best :smt002. The quote you listed was about a bitter reminisce not a pleasant one!
By Dinksy
#904836
Here are some other places we shouldn't go...

1985 - Four-nil up against Fulham at half-time. Drew 4-4 and missed out on promotion on goal difference to Man City
1991 - Alan Knight tipping John Barnes' free kick on to the post only for Whelan to poke in the rebound.
1992 - 5-2 up against Oxford with 15 minutes to go. Let three in and missed out on automatic promotion on goal difference to Harry Redknapp's West Ham.

Such gut-wrenching let downs make Pitman's pass to off-side Soloman-Otobar in the critical Peterboro game two years ago, par for the course.
No-one knows a "bitter reminisce " better than a Pompey fan
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