Date: 28th April 2008 at 8:30am
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Harry Redknapp told sky sports after our defeat to Blackburn yesterday that he felt we were unfortunate to be beaten: ‘we didn’t deserve to lose.

‘I felt in the first half we were the better team. We came in at half time and I felt comfortable with the way we had played. I thought we knocked it around well and had a couple of opportunities’.

I cannot disagree with him at all as for the vast majority of the game I do believe that we were the better side.

Our complete and utter lack of width and creativity in the middle of the park along with the failure to create clear cut openings – due to these facts – and take those half chances that we did have is what cost us. All in all though I do feel we were really unlucky not to get anything, but Blackburn took the chance they had…

Had it not been for a lapse in concentration defensively Redknapp believes we would have got a point at least: ‘it looked a certain draw to me. I couldn’t see us getting beaten, but we defended badly for the goal.

‘They took that opportunity and we missed the good opportunities we had’.

I hate losing anytime, but with the way results went again this weekend a victory would have kept us firmly in the hunt for 5th place. As it is technically we can still achieve this but it is a very long shot now.

My main concern now is finding some momentum to carry forward to the FA cup final. I know people say it is a one off game so form counts for nothing, but if we go into this with a bad run of results against us this will count for something, so hopefully we can end the league season on a high with victories over Boro and Fulham…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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