Date: 30th January 2007 at 12:03pm
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I don’t know if people are aware but if I’m right us Pompey fans should be getting behind Arsenal when they take on Spurs in the Carling Cup tomorrow as an Arsenal win sets up a final with Chelsea that would, if I’m right guarantee an extra European place next season via the league.

An Arsenal verses Chelsea carling cup final would mean a top seven place would be enough for Pompey’s European dream to come true. Should two from Arsenal or Bolton (who look like finishing in the top six at least anyway?), Chelsea or Manchester United also make the FA Cup final it should mean the top leagues top eight teams gain European entry; but this is for another day!

I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ll be supporting the young gunners hoping that they can finish the job they started in the first leg? Another possibility would have to see Chelsea beat Spurs in the final if they did overcome Arsenal as I don’t think the carling cup’s runner up gains automatic entry if their opponents are already destined for Europe, it certainly wasn’t the case last season when Wigan were beaten by Man United. So to keep things simple and assure us of a little more breathing space lets hope Arsenal can beat Spurs (no offence Spurs fans!) on Wednesday.

My heart ruled my head, I ran an article without thinking it through properly. All has been explained by the site editor in his article What Pompey Need for Europe – so check it out