Portsmouth Review: Will 2011/12 See Portsmouth Able to Reach the Premier League?

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Portsmouth Review: Will 2011/12 See Portsmouth Able to Reach the Premier League?
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Throughout February this year, there was a sense of renewed optimism around Fratton Park. Portsmouth had just gone on a five match unbeaten run, keeping a clean sheet in all of those games. A sixth win in the first game of March improved that standing, and many people thought this was a late push for the playoffs and an immediate return to the Premier League was on the horizon. However, this form would not last, and only one win in their final 11 games left Pompey lingering in mid-table—not a bad result for a team which for many games failed to fill a full bench.

So will Portsmouth be able to return to the top of English football at the second time of asking? With the financial situation, it will be a big ask, but these are ways which they could soon be back with the giants of the English game.

 

 

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