It's no surprise to see all and sundry writing off Portsmouth's chances against Chelsea in the FA Cup final, but everyone who is not supporting the West London side will want Avram Grant's boys to at least make a good go of it.
For all Portsmouth's faults they do try and play good football, but that will suit Chelsea. Like most top sides, they prefer to face opponents like that, because it means they will see plenty of the ball themselves and be allowed to play their own game.
It would be nice if Portsmouth completed a fairytale finish to the season after being relegated. Ironically, Chelsea also beat the last relegated side to reach the final, Middlesbrough, back in 1997. That match was over after 42 seconds, when Roberto di Matteo smashed in Chelsea's first goal in a comfortable 2-0 win. Even the players on the pitch that day probably don't remember much about the match after that goal, let alone the people who watched it.
Pompey are certainly not the worst side ever to go down, but the upheavals at the club this season and their nine-point deduction meant their card was marked for a long time.
Their one advantage over Chelsea is that they have nothing to lose, but you have to be realistic and say Chelsea will win. If Ancelotti's side can begin the match in their customary ruthless fashion and score early, it could get ugly. All you can do is hope that Portsmouth's fighting spirit and passing game make it an enjoyable final. Let's hope so, for their fans' sakes, because they have a whole summer of worry awaiting them as soon as the match is over.
It's been a long time since there was an upset in the FA Cup final. The last time the smaller team won was probably Everton in 1995, although it's perhaps doing the Toffees a disservice to call their win over Manchester United a major shock.
I think the days when the likes of Sunderland, Southampton and Wimbledon were beating a big team in the final are gone now. Neutrals watching the final always hope it will happen but, on the whole, the gap between the big clubs and the rest has widened considerably since those days. The teams at the top are far more used to playing high pressure games in big stadiums, due to their regular involvement in European competition.
Proof of that came when Millwall faced United in 2004, and the London side suffered a 3-0 defeat that was little short of an embarrassment.
The Lions fans who made the trip to Wembley that day probably didn't give their team a prayer, but I'm sure that back in 1973, when second division Sunderland fans travelled down to face Leeds, a fair few fancied their chances, and so did their manager Bob Stokoe. Grant will be under no such illusions.
The frustrating thing from his point of view is that they have beaten some good teams to get to Wembley, and came through a derby match at Southampton that could have easily been a banana skin. Grant and his staff deserve credit for getting the team to lift their performances for those one-off games even though they were already a condemned side in the league.
David James has blamed Pompey winning the trophy in 2008 as the catalyst for their demise, but their financial problems stretch back further than that. You don't rack up debts of £120 million in two years.
They lost some key players after beating Cardiff in that final, and their manager soon afterwards. Perhaps Harry Redknapp knew something was up at the club, and the job offer from Tottenham came at just the right time.