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'The landlords' semi final plea...

'The landlords' semi final plea...

Clearly, every man, woman and their dog wants a ticket for the semi final - some are jumping on the bandwagon, but most want to go because they basically 'deserve' to be there - but those deserving of tickets are the ones that I most hope get tickets, this is where help might be needed if possible... and this is why I am trying to call in as much help as I can!

Without doubt first of all we have to sort ourselves out first, and most of us will be able to do this no problem - season ticket holders without doubt, I should be fine as I have my Old Trafford ticket stub, and this is being dealt with, so I'm a fair way towards being completely relaxed about having my ticket, which although I might not be a season ticket holder anymore, due to finances, I once was and from my own viewpoint travelling from Devon to as many games as I can nowadays, and in the late 90's and early 2000's doing this week in week out home and away to watch the rubbish that I did makes me feel I am one of those 'entitled' to a ticket - but hundreds of thousands of us can rightly say the same! As I say, all being well I am sorted now, fingers crossed followed by a phew - when I have this ticket in my hand...

My plea is that we make sure people who 'should' go, will go, so once we have sorted out ourselves, and obviously if we can some friends and family, and maybe their friends and family if ANY of you can still get hold of any tickets, and do not then have anyone specific in mind please contract me as I am a 'go to man' for many people, and I can make sure they go to those that deserve them - I too have friends and family that want tickets, and they in term, so any available tickets you have, or could well have please do take them up, as people will want them - lets make this a real community event and make sure deserving cases get them.

People that know me know I love Pompey - I do this very Vital Pompey site out of my love for the club, granted I might get 'a little bit' but this is ploughed straight back into the site, or to Portsmouth Football Club - and I am a stand up honest bloke, who only wants what is best for everyone, so I can be trusted to make sure tickets would go to those who deserve them and most importantly at face value - not inflated at all, several of you know my views on 'scum', which is what they are, who will do this, I will be on the phone to the club right away if I see them being sold by those 'so called fans' that wanted tickets.

So, again I implore you if you can get any tickets, if you have clearly sorted out yourself and anyone else that you need to let me be the first one you come to, as I will ensure that with your help people who 'should' then get a ticket that might not have 'will' get a ticket...



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Date:Friday March 14 2008
Time: 3:35PM

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Sent my reply to you gaffer, i agree with your sentiments, and i bet we will all be cheesed off with amount of corporate hospitality tickets that are available. How long before tickets are on e-bay etc.?
14/03/2008 15:54:00
Great plea Rug I too am worried about 'glory hunters' rather than true fans getting tickets. A lot of these true fans cannot afford season tickets these days but deserve after supporting their side for years to be given a chance of going to Wembley. If I get any 'extra' tickets I will make sure they go to deserving cases - you would not believe how many have asked me.
14/03/2008 16:00:00
Do you think there will be that many 'extra tickets'? I am sure that theree will be almost a 100% take up of tickest by the season ticket holders and members, so it does not leave a lot left.

My concern is that living outside of Pompey I don't actually know many fans, and as I am having to get just the one ticket as a member, I will have to go by myself :(

I would be really grateful to meet up with groups of you guys as i will be jumping on the train at either Woking or Farnborough to really get into the Wembley atmosphere. Anyone willing to help me out?
14/03/2008 16:13:00
Nice one Rug, the problem will be even worse at the final (for those clubs that get thru) - was thinking also that we should all buy at least 2 programmes and distribute spares to Vital members who couldn't make it.
14/03/2008 16:28:00
Excellent Shout Rug and if I get my hands on more than I need I'll give you a shout - I've already started a 'fight' between two of my nephews over my bro's ticket as he can't go.. One nephew always comes with us when he can afford it , the other an ex-season ticket holder has just returned from Oz ... But whoever we give it too will give up there chance for a final ticket when my bro wants his back for the final !! - anyway as I said I'll do what I can as the Glory hunters really annoy me... There were two girls at the Brum game on Wednesday who had never seen Pompey play before ... they have there stubs now... and probably a ticket for the semi I guess. Not fair is it !
14/03/2008 17:03:00
well, seeing as my trip to bimingham was off someone elses season ticket, who has said that they will be just taking one ticket from there season ticket, i am thinking i will have to be trying to get mine through general sale...but then, thats probably fair, after all, i havnt exactly supported the club for 50 years, or been to even 10 games this season...
14/03/2008 17:22:00
I think the birmingham game was mainly used by those rich enough, to lay their hands on as many tickets as possible, purely for the stubs. They probably then just gave the tickets to friends or family. Lets face it the stubs to Brum and Villa are worth way more than just tickets to the games. You have to trust peoples integrity when it comes to touting tickets as it is nearly impossible to stop. Saying that we all know rug is an honest man, well done mate for looking out for others. TBH I cant stop worrying about my own ticket.
14/03/2008 17:24:00
Top man Rug. Chix; I stopped following Arsenal to get away from the corporate culture that's stalking football and started following Pompey...I guess I've struck lucky because I couldn't have imagined such a great season with Pompey. I wasn't a glory hunter - I just wanted to get back to enjoying live football like I remember from the 70s. I get to as many games as I can and my daughter is now an avid fan and can't understand why folks down here (Surrey) support, say, Man Utd. I'm no glory hunter....I just went to FP for the first time this season and it was my Road to Damascus moment. Sneakay, I'm off to India on the day of the semi (!!!!*****!!!!). However, if we get to the final and get tickets then I would vouch to get a lot of us together from the Woking/Farnborough area (we're in Farnham) and travel to Wembley together.
14/03/2008 17:56:00
Ninja.. I know your background remember and certainly wasn't referring to you (personally) in any way, shape or form. To be honest the contribution you've made to this site over the past season is worthy of a ticket in itself ... I was more annoyed by the two girls who probably had to ask what colour Pompey were playing in on Wedneday night.. Enjoy India and fingers crossed we'll make the final and you'll be there to see it.
14/03/2008 18:09:00
Sneaky - You're more than welcome to join up with me and my gang for a pint before the game .. We're a friendly lot and will make you more than welcome.. I also expect though that once we all have our tickets sorted a few other site members will arrange a meet anyway.... Don't worry we won't let you be alone ....
14/03/2008 18:21:00
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