Portsmouth keeper James: FA Cup can save club

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James reckons the FA Cup can save the club.

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James reckons the FA Cup can save the club.

The Premier League strugglers, rock bottom of the top flight and facing financial meltdown, reached the last eight of the Cup courtesy of some breathtaking counter-attacking football at Southampton - and some wonder saves from their 39 year-old keeper.

James said: “My instinct says it will be survival.

“I think it’s too important for too many people, for football even, that a top-flight club can go out of existence.

“It’s not going to be easy and whoever it is who helps us out we’ll thank them now, but it’s important we stay in business and important Portsmouth keep flying the flag in the Premier League for Hampshire.”

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