28th November 2009.
Portsmouth were 20th in the Premier League.
Southampton were 20th in League One.
43 teams separated these great rivals.
28th November 2012.
Southampton are 18th in the Premier League.
Portsmouth are 20th in League One.
45 teams separate these great rivals.
A role reversal of immense proportions as their fortunes almost mirror each other perfectly. What does the future hold? Who knows.
Of that 2009 Premier League table, Birmingham City, Burnley, Blackburn, Hull, Bolton and Wolves are also now absent (is it me or does the league look a hell of a lot stronger now?).
Things can change so fast in football! That is why you must always take advantage of the ascendancies! I noticed some of the teams that now sit between us that were of particular interest:-