Pompey Malta on the chances of another ‘great escape’ happening.
Sooner rather than later, the unlikely must happen if Pompey are to avoid a frantic finale to this season’s campaign. Having had two owners and two managers already, in the space of 13 weeks, Portsmouth are already writing history; but the question is: “Can Pompey write some positive history once again?”
The answer is simple: “Yes, only if the unlikely happens!’ — 71st minute – Matty Taylor shots past Pollitt from the penalty spot to put Pompey ahead of a stubborn Wigan team who have been in front up till 10 minutes before. Benjani had scored, the unlikeliest of scorers; having scored only his first goal in 15 matches. — That was the moment that Pompey fans still talk about, the completion of the great escape. It all started when Pedro Mendes’s amazing shot beat David James from 25 yards.
That is history, and as we have seen in the world’s general history that; ‘History repeats itself’. Most of Portsmouth fans believe that history will, indeed repeat itself. The problem is that we aren’t sure if hope is letting us get carried away. The 2005/2006 team was completely different from the one we have today.
The only things in common are these three factors:
a) Portsmouth having a great manager;
b) Portsmouth players having determination and fighting spirit;
c) Portsmouth having the fans right behind its team. Betting companies and book makers have relegated us a long time ago, but football is played on the field.
The season is young albeit 14 weeks from our campaign has passed. We have won 2 and drew 1. The great escape season’s end-of-season statistics showed that Pompey had won 10 matches in a whole season, and these statistics only comfort the Pompey fans as we are 8 wins away and a couple of other draws from safety. The unlikely happened before, and it must happen yet again.
Portsmouth’s results this season have been deceiving, but the performances have been of high quality. Let us hope, and hold tight as another great escape is surely in place in the weeks to come. We may only ask: “When will it start?”
Written by Pompey Malta.
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