Posted 2/4/2012 11:52 #60845 Subject: Saints v Pompey
This was always going to be a big game but recent events have elevated this to new heights.
We need the points to keep our promotion prospects on track; they need the points to help in their push to avoid relegation.
Bearing in mind Reading and West Ham both play on Friday, playing Leeds at home and Barnsley away respectively, we will know exactly where we stand by the time we kick off.
Michael Appleton has said that their 5-1 defeat by Burnley means that they will come to St Marys and play with 'freedom' as they know they're almost certainly already relegated. He may have a point but if they come and play open football then we should have enough to beat them fairly comfortably.
On another note, just how much did we miss Lambert up front at Blackpool? Really hoping he'll be fit for the weekend.
I also expect the Pompey fans will get a lot of stick due to their current circumstances but we should remember that it was us in that position 3 years ago.