02/03: Preview: Portsmouth
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
Briefly threatened to be interesting but then settled into their regular bottom-half slot. Like Pauline in Eastenders, always there, rarely has a good storyline and generally a little bit annoying.
How will they do?
Anything could happen; just as everyone else runs out of cash, Milan Mandaric sends his mate Harry out with some spending money. This has to put Pompey at a bit of an advantage over everyone else, although it could all implode again just as quickly if Mandaric is unimpressed by a shaky start. If Burchill returns on form, Pompey could scrape a play-off place.
Pompey on Big Brother...?
In Week 4 the house fails its task and has to live off 76p/head for the following week. On the Wednesday, with everyone hungry and grouchy, Portsmouth produce a double packet of Fig Rolls from under their mattress and proceded to scoff the lot in full view of the rest of the house.