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Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.53 – Play-off SF second leg

May 22, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.53: PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG The build up Given what happened in part one there appeared little point investing any emotions in preparing oneself for part two at Bloomfield Road. See that mountain over there? Bloody high isn’t it? And get to the top of it only for the mist to clear and  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.52 – Play-off SF first leg

May 19, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.52: PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL FIRST LEG Stress Along with untold joy, supporting a football team to ones very core often brings huge stress levels. Will your team hold on to a point or all three in a crucial game particularly those where it comes down to deciding relegation or promotion? And here we are  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.51 – Burton at home

May 9, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.51: BURTON AT HOME Pre-match As the 46th league game of the season approaches the pressure at some clubs will get more and more intense. The final resting positions in the table will depend on how this is handled. If Pompey buckle and we don’t we’ll definately make the play-offs. There’s always this  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.50 – Shrewsbury away

May 1, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.50: SHREWSBURY AWAY Pre-match There are certain pivotal moments in games in any season. The oft referenced Josh Ruffels 88th minute winner at the New Meadow on 7 March last year is one such. Take that away and we would have failed the PPG test and would not have from afar gone through  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.49 – Plymouth at home

April 25, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.49: PLYMOUTH AT HOME Pre-match I knew we had three games remaining but after Wimbledon, or more specifically those two dreadful minutes at the new Plough Lane, I couldn’t have told you which order these matches were coming up in. I’d switched off. Written the season off as far as the play-offs are  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.48 – Wimbledon away

April 20, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.48: WIMBLEDON AWAY Pre-match Since Sunday when the announcement was made, the big talking point in the football world is obviously the European Super League. I suspect everyone who writes professionally or just because they love the game as I do could rattle off pages and pages of bile directed at the owners  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.47 – Gillingham at home

April 18, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.47: GILLINGHAM AT HOME Building for the future – the team In a recent post-match interview Karl Robinson mentioned the importance of essentially keeping the bulk of the squad together pointing out that the most successful teams in L1 have not had much player turnover compared to last season. I assume that stands  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.46 – Shrewsbury at home

April 14, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.46: SHREWSBURY AT HOME Pre-match thinking We enter the final straight with 40 of the 46 games completed. Thus far we’ve played 18 of our 23 L1 rivals twice but to date there’s been no meeting with Shrewsbury which is down to firstly frost and then the FA Cup run our visitors had.  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.45 – Crewe away

April 10, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.45: CREWE AWAY Pre-match thinking Anyone who read the previous FV will know I’d all but given up on this season. We may not be mathematically dead just yet because including this game we’ve got seven left. That’s 21 points to fight for. Win them all and we’ll end up with 77 points  more ]

Fan’s View 2020/21 – No.44 – Accrington at home

April 6, 2021 - Added by Paul Beasley

SEASON 2020/21 No.44 ACCRINGTON AT HOME Pre-match The reward for winning each and every league game is three points. No more (for beating the likes of Sunderland), no less (for beating the likes of Accrington Stanley). The contrast between our two Easter period fixtures could hardly be greater. The Black Cats are the biggest fish  more ]