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Clement Attlee, Noel Coward, Bobby Charlton, Nobby Stiles, Maggie Thatcher, Alex Ferguson, your boys took one hell of a beating!!

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Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 8 2008

Time: 2:44PM

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My willy has gone all tingly!
Boro 01
I knew you boys would do it. You rode your luck but ever since the moment my lot capitulated miserably at OT I've wanted Pompey to win this cup. Not just cos of the small Gooner colony in your squad, but I think most neutrals would love to see Harry win something. Congrats. But why couldn't you have done that to them in the league game? :-)
Little Dutch
I would love to meet Boro in the final, what odds on Chelsea next round?
well done pompey, we were far too wasteful today and i think you deserved to go through due to your defence. still, you have to question the referees decsison not to giv a PK in the first half for distins blatant foul on ronaldo but oh well. well done, will be supporting you to go all the way.
Couldn't have come up with a better headline myself! Well done and congrats.
I didn't watch but it sounds pretty dramatic in the reports. CONGRATULATIONS guys! Happy for you and good luck with the next draw! Really hope you'll get to Wembley and beat Chelsea to win the cup!! You and 'Arry deserve it!!
Lou the Gunneress
the cup has our name on it, we're going to wembley! I still cant quite beleive it, pompey have just beaten the worlds richest team wow.
Hope you draw Barnsley in the next round ;)
Lou the Gunneress
No, no.9 QPR got knocked out ages ago!
That is Rug's message 'are name is on the cup'. Wemberley here we come! yes! yes! yes!
I always said I would not go to Wembley for a club game unless it was Pompey. I kept that promise for over 40 years.
were going to wembley ! hey sa ra sa ra :D
Congrats Pompey!! You fully deserved the win. I hope we'll meet in the final!
Fan of Blues
Ahem, 'interesting' title to the article! :o)
The Fear
Mr.Fear it says it all
See you at Wembley then eastneydave. At least two of us Eastney boys will be there! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Pompey Half Pint
I find the title very appropriate and well-written. :)
Lou the Gunneress
Anyone else see Fergie whingeing about the treatment of Ronaldo? Fair enough,nailed on pen in the first half, but he hardly got the leg breaking treatment did he? Fergie said Diarra committed nine fouls, when did they happen? I know my beloved Wenger is hardly the most charitable loser, but Fergie is bang out of order there. Pompey got a bit lucky, but there was nothing untoward about thier appraoch. There rarely is with Pompey.
Little Dutch
There will be at least a coachload on Eastney boys and girls going. They were arranging it in the ET earlier. Nice to meet you halfpint.
whoooooaaaahhhhhaagghh. my poor old dad is going to have to queue up for the pasty boys tickets byt were be there...when is it?
plymouth graham
I believe it is on Saturday 5th April.
Pompey Half Pint
One is then and the other is on Sunday 6th
Pompey Half Pint
One or the other. I have heard people have been on Wembley web site buying tickets - DON'T until we know which day!!
Well done Pompey! Fully deserved and ignore Fergie - he, like most managers, moan and complain when they don't win. He won't ever admit that it was the fault of the keeper completely.
Congratulations, well done.
Let Fergie moan, its always the losing manager moaning isn't it? Ron didn't get the penalty because he fall over all the time when anyone goes near him
Thank you Pompey, one of the greatest moments of my life, Wembley with the mighty Blues, i just cant believe it. The niose we made was fantastic, and what a party we had outside!! Hope everyone got home safely.
In fact, didn't the only dangerous tackle of the game come from Wayne Rooney?
Little Dutch
Congrats guys. You surely made my day by beating those arrogant c**** from Manchester. See you in the finals.
Little Dutch - that was an awful challenge, luckily he missed.
Probably another case of !!!!!!!! in the making at Barnsley right now..!
Lou the Gunneress
Hey I can see you guys going on and lifting this cup now!!
Lou the Gunneress
We definitely won't be playing Chelsea in the semi-final or the final. We are now the highest positioned team left in the cup. Our year?
one thing i would say though, sir alex fergussen is...just wrong. refereeing in our country is what makes the premier league what it is. sure, from some angles ronaldo looked to have a stone wall penalty, but from the angle the ref had (which they only showed once!) it looked like ronaldo ran into distin.
Who do you guys want to get drawn against next? You can beat anyone now!!
Lou the Gunneress
Pompey, I love u guys, sending ferguson into a rant I just couldn't help but laugh at. GREAT. Always liked pompey since that FA cup game against you. Get in Pomp, big tony, sol, lauren, kanu!
You lot better win the trophy now that the Chavs are out. Would be so happy for arry!
fergie doesnt seem angry that rooney stayed on the pitch after that dreadful lunge, and as i said before the prestin game - "i can see us going into the final as favourites" get in. lets not forget that rug has said all along that we would win. im soo happy right now, lets just not go and stupidly lose it!
The day just got better with the defeat of Chelsea, surely we must be on our way to the final?
Guys, just a quickie, will be on for much more when I get home, staying in manchester for another night. As you know we go to the footy as a family, and this has to be the best ever family far!!! I honestly couldnt see pompey conceeding today. I text Rug deep into the 2nd half before we scored saying our name is on the cup, those goal line clearances, Jamo's tip onto the post, I tell ya guys, it's written in the stars!! By the way, it's fantastic here in the hotel giving it to all the manc fans. Anyone hear me on the quay??? Play up Pompey!
p.s. lost my voice!! Gave more than one shout for you tho dave!! Anyone see me on the tv with my youngest next to me, I was in my black pompey away shirt, and I rang the quay!!
I was driving back down to Cornwall from Guildford today after making all the arrangements for my dad's funeral. I was feeling pretty low so was reluctant to turn on to 5 LIVE and get more bad news. Of course, i did tune in and had a hard job concentrating on my driving for the rest of the match. As a youngster my dad used to tell me stories of Pompey and Fratton Park. He was based at Eastney with the marines in the 30's and 40's. He took me to my first match in 1960. He would have been thrilled today and singing out those Pompey Chimes, so if you guy's don't mind i'd like to dedicate this one to him. PUP, All the way now, yes, yes,yes...
Corny, what a wonderful way to remember your father, he must have been up there with my dad as well kicking every ball. Hope you got back safe, and see you at Wembley, i still cant believe it.
Just got back - what a day! New that we might get something when Utd just could not put their chances away!

Well done Johnson, Distin and Campbell played SO well! Unlike a certain right midfeild/winger who could have over taken by a granny on a zimmer!

Fantastic support as always! Bring on the Semi's and then the final!
yep, its looking good, shame 'sir' alex had to put a damper on the preceedings, but hey, BRING ON BARSNLEY!
I seriously want to go to Wembley to support you guys too!
Lou the Gunneress
barnsley in the final...i would rather have bristol rovers next round though...
ANYTHING CARPET, anyone!! I dont care, as long as I get a ticket, and we win.... I love you allll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO, carpet?? you goin matey?
of course!!!!!! how could i miss out????
Bravo the blues, you can tell from the amount of gooners here that we all have a soft spot for you boys, good stuff!. Play up Pompey.
Pompey till I die... err... until FACUP - 2008 :-D ... well u alwyas have been my second favourite team
No, no.9 QPR got knocked out ages ago! paultsmouth too true mate and you are into the semis hooray and well done
ozanne park rangers
I'm surprised there are any Pompey fans left after that game. I'd have died from a heart attack. That was one hell of a game. Distin's challenge to stop Carrick from scoring was brilliant and I almost passed out when that ball didn't go in. I thought you were goners then but when he stopped the ball, I hoped beyond hope that you'd get what you deserved. That was an awesome result. A bit of luck, but luck favours the brave and Pompey were brave and then some. Long post, but I celebrated your win almost as much as an Arsenal one. I love your club, your manager and your fans and I hope you go all the way now. Well done Pompey.
Nice to see the congrats coming in, on a number of sites, from non Pompey fans especially from Chelsea fans now they have lost. Unfortunately Saints fans don't seem as happy as I haven't seen any from them.
Congratulations Pompey. I didnt see the game, but I'm pleased with your success. And to hear Fergie moan after the game actually makes it sweeter ;). Good luck - hope you make it to Wembley and win this Cup.
cornypomp that is fine, it is a fitting tribute to your dad, im sorry for your loss - as you say tho he would have been very proud, he still is as several people must have been looking down on us. sometime in the second half 'hand on heart, honest truth' the rain gave way, and the sun started beaming onto old trafford for a while, i turned to one of the fellas i was with and said 'its another sign' so people - including your day - were shinning down on us all yesterday! wherabouts in cornwall are you mate? or are you based in guildford?
i had a few people texting me during the game, and when pompey4me said 'our names o the cup' - which ive been saying for weeks! - you knew that we believed, clearly i said i didnt want to tempt fate by saying 'hell yeag', but i was thinking it :-) its sinking in now fellas... paul sent me a text with the same writting as this articles title - i guessed he was happy :-)

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