Date: 26th November 2007 at 11:59pm
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The current run that Pompey are undergoing away from home – the win over Birmingham at the weekend being our 6th straight in all competitions – does not surprise Sol Campbell at all as he told the Pompey site.

The Pompey captain feels that this is not a surprise because of the quality we have within the squad, both in terms of a starting 11 and also those that can come in if needed: ‘we’re a lot stronger this season with more depth.

‘We can chop and change things and still get a result which is important. We’ve got quality right the way through the squad’.

The opening 14 games have been fantastic for Pompey and we really are in with a great chance of getting into Europe next season, so providing we can learn from our mistakes of last season – which we look like doing – then I am not afraid to say surely we will be playing in Europe next season…

This is certainly something that Campbell is hoping we can do – the learning from mistakes part – and he does think that we can make it, but he is still remaining level headed: ‘I hope we’ve learnt from missing out on Europe last season.

‘It’s looking good but we’ve got to stay focused and not get carried away.

‘We’ve carried on from where we left off last season and we need to keep that going’.

My thinking is December is going to be a very big month for us, we have got a lot of tough games coming, several of which ‘on paper’ look as if they could be stumbling blocks, but if we keep doing what we are doing we should fear no one and I firmly believe that on our day we can beat anyone anywhere.

If we can get through to the new year unbeaten – which I think we can – at the very least with minimal damage we will be in fantastic shape going into the re-opening of the transfer window so adding further quality to the starting 11, let alone squad could then see us push on and who knows where we could finish… One thing I do firmly believe though is that the passports will be needed next season!

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