All posts tagged with: Christian Burgess

Portsmouth Season Preview: sharing the goals

The footage of 4,000 Portsmouth supporters celebrating promotion at Meadow Lane last April pleased football fans across England. Pompey fans, renowned for their noise and spirit in adversity, have finally been rewarded with a successful team. New off-field leaders, Michael Eisner and Kenny Jackett, hope to sustain that trend. Pompey Memes discusses all at Fratton Park. The… Read more →

Pompey v Notts County: soft defending

Portsmouth enjoyed a reasonable first month of the campaign but they have now lost three of their last six league games. With Plymouth top of the league, Carlisle unbeaten and Doncaster winning consistently there is pressure on Paul Cook’s side to get out of this rut. They have plenty of depth and quality in attacking… Read more →

Pompey v Barnet: bullish Bees

Martin Allen is known for enforcing long ball football but during Barnet’s 1-1 draw with Colchester last week, he was often heard shouting: “pass it!”, encouraging his players to be cuter in possession. His side may revert to type on Saturday however, as they travel to promotion favourites Portsmouth. Their game plan at Fratton Park will almost certainly be to play… Read more →

Portsmouth Season Preview: the favourites tag

It is often assumed that Portsmouth’s size offers them an automatic advantage in League Two. Indeed, this summer they have attracted Carl Baker, a highly-skilled midfielder many League One clubs could not afford. However, what comes with this huge financial advantage is expectant home fans and more than a few bus-parking visitors. Many teams go to Fratton Park and rise to the occasion, defending… Read more →

Blood and thunder at Fratton Park

Play-off semi-final first legs are often known for being tight, nervy and, in some cases, uneventful. Portsmouth’s 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle represented a deviation from the norm, with plenty of action, full-blooded challenges and eye-catching goals, providing a good advert for League Two. Marc McNulty’s low shot opened the scoring but Jamille Matt’s first… Read more →