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Portsmouth Paper View

10 Mar 2010 07:56:21

Portsmouth Paper View

How some of the Broadsheets are reporting on Blues' 2-1 away win at Portsmouth. The Independent Jerome hammers nails into Portsmouth's coffin The euphoria that followed Saturday's FA Cup quarter final victory was quickly replaced by the resumption of Portsmouth's countdown to relegation. Cameron Jerome's first-half goals extracted early revenge for Birmingham for their weekend defeat, while Avram Grant's side were left with a reminder that their time in the Premier League is almost certainly drawing to a close. Read Full Report The Guardian Cameron Jerome strikes twice as Birmingham take revenge on Portsmouth After giddy success comes Portsmouth's agonising reality check. The optimism whipped up by Saturday's unlikely progress into the FA Cup semi-finals was sucked from the club by a defeat here which leaves them adrift and despairing at the foot of the table. The locals departed with a defiant chorus proclaiming their imminent return to Wembley, but this team had come back down to earth with a juddering bump. Read Full Report The Telegraph Portsmouth 1 Birmingham City 2 Portsmouth are not going down without a fight. Unfortunately, the thing about throwing caution to the wind is that outside Hollywood it tends to only end one way. Birmingham City returned to Fratton Park for the second time in 72 hours, and poured cold water over Portsmouth’s revitalising gunslinger, taking-you-with-me mentality, climbing back up to eighth place in the Premier League in the process. Read Full Report The Times Cameron Jerome double puts Portsmouth back on the ropes The FA Cup is a sweet dream that seems ever more distant from the nightmare of Portsmouth’s Barclays Premier League season. They overcame Birmingham City superbly in Saturday’s quarter-final at Fratton Park, but on Tuesday night brought the same opponents to the same venue for a very different result. Read Full Report Portsmouth 1 Blues 2 .. Match Photos


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