In the words of old Maggie, then, 'Rejoice! Rejoice!'
Reasons to be cheerful galore. In no particular order... First away win of the season. Berbatov coming good for Christmas. Zokora playing better. Kaboul improved. Lennon's sudden ability to supply fab crosses. Welcome aboard young O'Hara, you'll fit right in. Robinson has a nice clean sheet. The Prince NEARLY scores.
Tottenham's passing and possession was superior to Pompey's. Kanu~less, Pompey ultimately lacked a killer instinct up front.
Yes, this is a second string victory, but by the same token not to be entirely sniffed at. Fratton Park has been hard work this season and for Spurs to stand their ground and actually leave with all three points is very much to their credit. Portsmouth are exactly the sort of outfit we have aspirations to finishing above, therefore yesterday's result is exactly what we OUGHT to be doing.
As I have said, JR still has the same limitations as Jol in terms of squad, but it is his ability to drive new ambitions tactically that will separate the pair. It would be virtually unthinkable that Jol would play the Prince as Ramos has and unbelievable that O'Hara would be coached and ready to deliver such a welcome first spin out.
In the words of Gus, "They done magnificent".
Emlyn Hughes, gone, but not forgotten.