Date: 19th February 2008 at 12:19pm
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The initial reaction to drawing United was a very ‘defeatist one’, but I do think that some people are starting to come around to the idea that we can actually beat United after all!

The air was certainly blue in the Rug household when the draw was made, out of all the permutations of the possible draw United at Old Trafford was the worst one imaginable, the draw that no one – not even Chelsea – wanted, so clearly I was disappointed but this is the FA cup, the magic never dies and belief can make such a difference and this is what we need to do, believe…

I am personally going to Old Trafford as I have had things confirmed today, and I am not going to Old Trafford for a 12.45 kick off that will mean one hell of an early start just for ‘a day out’ at one of the best stadiums in the world, I am going because I fully believe we can win…

Ok, I have been known to be wrong before, I am after all only human – and maybe sometimes my heart rules my head – but I have this really strong feeling that this year is going to be our year… I had a feeling last season, but nowhere like this. Maybe I will be wrong, but my belief will not be shattered until the final whistle goes and we have lost – not that I think we will!

Not since our very first season in the premier league when from the minute we won the old Division One title and I told anyone and everyone that would listen that we would ‘no two ways about it’ stay up have I have had such a strong belief that something can happen.

I was going to list reasons why we can and why we cannot beat United but the positives far outweighed the negatives, even if the negatives made more sense so I am just going to keep it simple:

What is the main reason for me thinking we can beat United?

  • Because we are Pompey and this is the FA cup…

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

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