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Nothing like sour grapes eh!

Nothing like sour grapes eh!

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!


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Date:Saturday March 8 2008
Time: 11:21PM


Well in one of the forums I have given the ref motm for his fairness and style of refereeing. So I would have had no complaints with him even if we had lost- which we didn't...HOORAY.
08/03/2008 23:33:00
Sir lex was out of order, and unjustified in his comments. carlos quierez was simply wrong. If i was the FA, i would be puttng thwe two under pressure to retract the statements, as they are both completly unjustified as the refereeing, although not perfect, was not bad either, and it is the fact that a little bit of shoulder-to-shoulder action is allowed makes the premiership what it is. The only "dangerous" play - or "taylor" play as Queiroz so unfairly called it - came from wayne rooney attempting to take out niko kranjcar (do englishmen have something against croatians???) which was violant, and more to the point, was not a one off. how many times have we seen rooney playing dangerously, stamping, or taking players out? why not just ban him from football, it would do more good than banning all physical contact...
08/03/2008 23:46:00
Do you guys think Sir/Queiroz could get some kind of punishment by the FA? Thought not. Saw the highlights on MotD only. Rooney's 2-footed challenge did seem to be the most dangerous foul.
Lou the Gunneress
09/03/2008 00:05:00
Well done Pompey - Fergie is scum, looney is scum, united are scum.
09/03/2008 00:56:00
HOW THE HELL DID U WIN THAT GAME!!?? anyways im so glad u did despite sol campbell playing 4you. hope you now go all the way play up pompy!
09/03/2008 00:59:00
I luv that pic of ol' purple nose, looks like he's chewing on a highland terriers 4 day old jobbie :)
09/03/2008 01:16:00
Pompey till I die... err... until FACUP - 2008 :-D ... well u alwyas have been my second favourite team
09/03/2008 02:21:00
FA should make Sir Alex and Queiroz go to gracious losing classes run by Avram Grant. Avram showed the right way to accept defeat.
09/03/2008 02:32:00
i bet you guys care what he thinks right now NOT celebrate pompey well done there that team
ozanne park rangers
09/03/2008 03:03:00
We couldn't give a stuff. We are still in ManU aren't. That's all we care about.
09/03/2008 04:23:00
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