Play up, Pompey
Portsmouth might reflect that, given that they are still in business, last week was a successful week. On the pitch it was more of the same for Pompey fans though.
After enduring a miserable relegation season last year they could have been forgiven for thinking that life in the Championship might provide a little respite. But there was little sign of that as the succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Coventry.
One of the most high-profile players last season has left over the summer. But David James also found life in the Championship every bit as tough as the Premier League as he conceded three goals in Bristol City’s defeat to Millwall.
The veteran keeper received a very warm welcome from the Millwall faithful.