Barnsley currently lie below Pompey, a team that supposedly have targeted the top six, by goal difference. Does your club share the same play-off ambitions?
Mark Robins has always maintained that reaching the play-offs are a long term goal. As a club that has spent the past few seasons battling relegation I'd say a realistic short term goal would be a top half finish. A view that seems to be shared by Robins and the board. The play-offs would be seen as a bonus.
What do Tykes fans think of the job Mark Robins is doing at Oakwell?
Robins is well liked by the
What are the main strengths of this
The main strength of this
Jim O'Brien works tirelessly down the flanks and our full-backs (most likely to be Trippier and Hassell against Pompey) are always encouraged to get forward and swing some balls into the box.
Finally, Garry O'Connor on loan from
What are the biggest weaknesses in your team that Pompey can exploit on Saturday?
Our biggest weakness is our goalkeeper Luke Steele because he is far too inconsistent. On a good day he'd give any keeper in the league a run for their money, on a bad day he's comical. We also struggle against set-pieces and are vulnerable to counter-attacking football.
What do you make of the current Pompey team?
On paper this Pompey team is probably one of the best in the league. A few of the players in their team could easily claim to be Premier League quality. Mokoena, Nugent, Utaka and Lawrence in particular.
Indeed if it weren't for the lack of depth in the team and the off field troubles the club has had I have no doubt they'd be up with Cardiff, QPR and co instead of mid-table.
What sort of game are you expecting on Saturday and would you take a draw if offered?
I expect an attacking, entertaining match on Saturday. Considering our last two results and Pompeys recent form I have to admit I'd be a little disappointed with a draw. I believe the
In fact, the last one I went to was in 2001 when we lost 4-1 at Oakwell. Was that the last time Pompey were here? I believe so.
Predict the outcome of the game.
My prediction would be 3-1