13 points was expected from the 6 games against Liverpool, Spurs, Villa, Everton, Birmingham and Man City – we got 8.
7 points against Liverpool Arsenal, Middlesbrough and Reading was expected, but defeats against Middlesbrough and Liverpool have left us shell shocked and lacking confidence.
But were we asking too much?
If we had got all the points we had asked for, we would now be sitting in 3rd/4th place (depending on where the extra points came from.) Our opinion at the time certainly would suggest that the 8 points over the 6 games would be abysmal, and, having trawled through the records, I have found what a number of you had to say about this period.
“But if we get anything less than 10 pts I will be surprised…” – pompeyrug.
“I think that we can win all our home games,” – PompeyGleamer.
“No, no, no. Benji will stop scoring!!?” – PompeyGleamer.
Whilst others remained cautious.
“sorry lads , I reckon it’ll be 12 maximum!” – Merlin.
“Offer me 13 points now, and ill bite your hand off!!!” – Pompeycarpet.
Mixed opinion – but largely people agreed that 13 points was a big ask – but manageable.
The following 4 games, people were a little more conservative, and although some people openly admitted to believing we were capable of 8 points (which we possibly were), others admitted to voting for 4 points, but were ashamed to say so
“Ashamed to say it, but I think I went the same as u Chix…4pts” – pentonpompey.
And 4 points we got! Although such a figure I am slightly ashamed to have achieved – given the opposition!
A much needed improvement against Reading, but how will it transfer into our next 6 games, with Sunderland (a), Derby (h), Man U (a), Chelsea (h), Bolton (a), and Sunderland (again!) (h)?
Written by pompeycarpet.
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