Date: 28th December 2006 at 10:07am
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My target for Pompey in the summer was 40 points or thereabouts by Christmas and we’ve all but got their. I felt the fixtures on paper were favourable for us to get to this target and so it has pretty much proved despite a hiccup or two along the way.

Now that this first goal is out of the way lets push on now and keep proving people wrong and winning over more people with the players, Harry Redknapp and the club getting all the credit and respect we deserve, which if we are honest I think that we are.

Looking at the fixtures between now and the start of March (at least!) why shouldn’t we be looking towards remaining unbeaten over this time? Using my famous “on paper” theory, which has served me well so far this season we will not face a challenge from the “big four” until Chelsea arrive at Fratton Park on Saturday March 3rd, and even then I’d be looking for us to draw at the very least!

Between now and then we face Bolton (a), Spurs (h), Sheff United (a), Charlton (h), Boro (h), Wigan (a), Man City (h) and Blackburn (a) that with the greatest of respect to we should be looking to beat most, if not all at home and gain at least a point against all the others away.

With the prospect of new player’s arriving in January this is all the more possible, with a European place then becoming a far greater possibility. Champions League? having a laugh! But are we?