Monday, September 18, 2006
Pompey Can't Play Much Higher
Going unmentioned at the end of this weekend was the exploits of my beloved Portsmouth, who went to the top of the Premiership this weekend with a 1-0 win over Charlton Athletic. It was a huge weekiend, where the (alleged) four best teams squared off. Arsenal, which is off to its worst start in years, found a way to knock off previously unbeaten Manchester United. Chelski beat a Liverpool side that looks absolutely horrible. In any case, the Man Yoo loss, coupled with the Pompey win, puts Portsmouth on top for the first time ever. Can this team win it all? No. They still haven't played any of the top seven or eight teams, and they don't have the guns to hang with the top 4. But they have a legitimate chance at making it into Europe (especially if big squads like Toon and Liverpool continue to underachieve), and it's gonna be fun to watch nonetheless.
Also, the BBC is claiming that an upcoming expose of corruption in the Premiership transfer market is going to lead to serious problems, and Harry Redknapp is being discussed as one of the named parties. That could change everything for this team, which really seems to respond to 'Arry. Nevertheless, Play Up Pompey.