As part of our 2006/2007 Premiership season-end review, here’s a look at how Portsmouth’s season went. Read up, then offer your own advice on how Portsmouth can improve this summer.
- Pre-season expectations: Barely escaping relegation, Portsmouth were looking at consolidating this season and making a move towards stability – however Harry Redknapp’s signings (James, Campbell) suggested that Portsmouth just may do better than people expected them to.
- Season evaluation: Portsmouth exceeded all expectations (only Reading have done better on a relative scale) with their 9th place – although at one time they were looking at a top-6 finish.
- The Big Negative: Hard to find a negative point here, but one weakness that Redknapp must address is to replace his older players in the next couple of seasons if Portsmouth are to move forward.
- The Big Positive: Portsmouth have the money to back their manager, which means that they can go ahead and bring in quality players to help the club challenge for a European spot next season.
- Summer Priority: Bring in at least 3 quality players – one each in defense, central midfield and attack.
Now it’s your turn: How do you think Portsmouth can improve this summer?
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