Date: 20th September 2007 at 1:41pm
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If anyone is expecting Pompey’s difficult start to the season to get any easier this weekend then they could be in for a rude awakening.

The match with Blackburn on Sunday is a match that I am not looking forward to at all and as positive as I have been against all the other teams that we have faced this season, believing that we could go to places like Arsenal and Chelsea and win, let alone draw, I will most definitely settle for a point on Sunday.

A lot of people seem to have an opinion on Blackburn, but whatever that is the fact that they play some really good football with some classy players cannot be questioned. They have already held Arsenal and Chelsea to draws this season and are on a run of something like 14 or 15 matches unbeaten I believe that stretches back to last season, whereas we have not won away all year, not since West Ham on Boxing Day 2006!

Yep, we could win but at this point in time I would settle for a point, with that being my prediction – if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here.

I say it does not get any easier, well it does after this match as we then have a run of 7 league and cup matches, that we could, some might say should be expecting to win, particularly the matches at Fortress Fratton against Reading, West Ham and Man City.

We have endured a difficult start to the season, but the Arsenal game aside apart from the odd spell we have not really played that bad in any of our matches, so overall – although we probably deserved a few more points – I am happy with the start that we have made, which we should be really pushing on from very soon, all being well starting with a point this weekend against a tough Blackburn side.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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