Fulham - Hodgson on the Pompey Situation!
No matter how you try and erase it from the memory banks ,our perilous flirtation with relegation last season was an experience we`d all like to forget.
Okay, the day out at Fratton Park and the manner in which we turned relegation into survival was a momentous feeling but, in hindsight, it could have all gone so wrong.
It`s quite ironic then that the very Portsmouth we drew with on that fateful last day are now, according to the tabloids, in a perilous situation.
There are rumours that Tony Adams has been given the dreaded vote of confidence and Roy Hodgson, being the gentleman that he is, has come out in support of Portsmouth and Tony Adam offering the following words of wisdom,
'I think you'll find Hull's plummeting is greater than Pompey's as their position is nowhere near as precarious as Derby and ours last season when the two teams were virtually cut off already in January."
'Teams have to accept the position they are in is reasonably precarious. Two wins or two defeats can make an enormous difference to what is going on in their life and the season."
'So my message to Portsmouth would be to keep faith in the work they're doing with the very many good players they've got at the club and they won't always have the misfortune they had on Saturday.'
I for one would be quite sad to see Pompey get into dire straits, the question is would you?
If so, who would you rather see go down?