Knight: Portsmouth record-breakers should be so proud

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What a privilege it has been to watch the Blues create Football League history this season.

Victory over Bradford marked 10 matches undefeated away from home, an outstanding run.

Anton Walkes, Jack Whatmough and Tom Naylor embrace at Valley Parade following a club-record 10 away matches unbeaten. Picture: Daniel Chesterton

Anton Walkes, Jack Whatmough and Tom Naylor embrace at Valley Parade following a club-record 10 away matches unbeaten. Picture: Daniel Chesterton

What’s more, it’s the longest undefeated stretch of away games in the club’s 98-year league presence.

To be the best in the club’s history speaks volumes about this season – and fair play to them. They should rightly be proud of what they have achieved so far.

Some purists may not like how the Blues are grinding out many of their results so far this campaign, but it remains fantastic progress and hats off to all those involved at Fratton Park.

I cannot speak high enough, with the Valley Parade performance another example of how well-organised and effective this team is.

We've got pace going forward and a system Kenny Jackett is comfortable with, that the team is comfortable with – with a style of play getting those wins to keep us top of League One.

To have collected 23 points from a possible 27 is a phenomenal record, constructed upon an extremely strong defence and counter-attacking pace.

Pompey keep finding ways to win when possibly not playing at their best and, I have to be honest, I thought Bradford caused a few problems in both halves at the weekend.

It was also a pretty awful stoppage-time miss by Hope Akpan when he should have scored to earn them the point I felt they deserved. It was an encouraging display from David Hopkin’s men, apart from the finishing.

Mind you, Craig MacGillivray coming out made it difficult for the Bradford midfielder and, being from the union, I would put that moment down to good goalkeeping.

Still, I feel for Bradford, they are not the worst team we’ll play, and their plight this season is a shame.

Looking at the league as a whole, I am not seeing a Wigan or Blackburn so far, although we have still to play Sunderland and Barnsley. When we do meet, it will be interesting to see what they are about.

Still, Pompey are top and have found a way to win, even when probably not playing at our best – and that bodes well.