Date:Saturday March 8 2008
Nothing could take the gloss off the fantastic, amazing, unbelievable, incredible - the list goes on - victory over United today, but Fergie, Carlos Queiroz and a Manc muppet all tried… but they all failed!
Sours grapes, and/or failing to accept defeat gracefully is something I cannot stand. I might not like losing, but I do like to think I am fair, and maybe Harry Redknapp sometimes tries to gloss over the cracks, but often does give credit where it is due - but would Fergie, Queiroz or that Manc muppet? Nope, of course they did not…
Fergie was banging on about how poor the referee was, and how he favoured us and basically 'wanted us to win'… I try to be impartial, but from my lofty perch at Old Trafford, although he might not have had the greatest of games I did not see the referee 'favouring us' at all - quite the opposite in fact as United seemed to get most things that they could have.
Then you had Queiroz who was totally out of order with his comments, basically backing up Fergie and more, in the end we had to turn off the radio as hearing his thoughts over and over was winding us up on the way back.
Now on to this 'Manc muppet'… walking away from Old Trafford I had the back of my legs kicked, I thought nothing of it until it kept happening so in the end turned round and asked this fella if he was kicking me? Gobbing off he said something along the lines of 'who's asking', clearly I was not amused so I said 'I was', being the hard man he thought he was - not that I am claiming I am, as I am not - he was rabbiting on about something, so I just asked him why he felt the need to do what he was? Clearly I know it was because he is a bad loser and I just happened to be 'that' Pompey fan in front of him at that time. He just kept gobbing off telling me to move on, to which I told him I was, but he wanted me 'to go quicker', but I was not having that… He carried on giving it all that before saying 'what way are you going', I said one way, and asked what way he was going, he said the other and 'challenged' me to go that way too… such a pretty boy, so off he went, what a muppet!
The best teams can also take defeat in the right way cant they - I did not see this from United today. Just imagine if I reacted liked that every time I had come away from seeing Pompey beaten home or away - and this has happened plenty of times! One thing I will say for this fella is he sounded like a genuine Manc - even if it probably was his first ever United game - as he could have pulled off a Liam Gallagher style 'in the sunnnshhhhiiiinnnneee' whilst wearing a fluffy hooded parker I reckon.
Gracious, or as the case is 'not gracious' in defeat springs to mind for all of these lot, sours grapes are not nice are they…
Nothing is detracting from this though, what a day, which incidentally saw me travel with some fellas I have not even seen - or heard from until recently - let alone travelled to a game with for some 8 years!
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Saturday March 8 2008
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