Date: 26th July 2007 at 1:42pm
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David James became the latest player to set aims for a European place this season – which led me to asking if it was an aim we were going for ourselves.

It has since been revealed with what Harry Redknapp has said on the Pompey site that this is the aim – and something he too is looking for ‘we want to try and improve on last season. We finished ninth and missed out on Europe on the last day of the season.

‘I think this year with this squad the aim is to get a European place – and I think it’s possible’.

If Redknapp is saying such things, even though he admits it will be tough, which it will and this is not an excuse, you can rest assured he will give it a good go.

Half a dozen clubs will think they can make it, but if we apply ourselves correctly and have a go we can do it. For this to be the case though, like I have said before, we have to approach away games in a more positive manor.

So if Redknapp is himself now believing a European place is possible this is the clearest indication yet that he will look to have a go away from Fratton as well as at it, as well as having a proper go at both domestic cup competitions.

PLAY UP POMPEY!