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Pompey cup winning pair have medals stolen!

Two of our FA cup winners, Glen Johnson and Jamie Ashdown have had their cup winners medals nicked! Scum bags, that is what the people are that have done this.

The pair - along with others - have made pleas for them to be returned and hopefully they will be found. This is what has appearing on the Pompey site...



Glen Johnson and Jamie Ashdown have pleaded for the return of their FA Cup winners' medals.

Johnson's went missing from his wash bag, while Ashdown's medal was in his jacket, which was stolen from Pompey's team hotel while the Blues celebrated their FA Cup final win.

Blues defender Johnson, who played all 90 minutes of Pompey's 1-0 win over Cardiff, found his medal had gone after returning to the Oakley Court Hotel near Windsor following Sunday's victory parade through the streets of Portsmouth.

The England international said: "I put my medal in my wash bag after the game at Wembley. When we got back to the hotel I put my wash bag in my room, before packing it into my main bag on Sunday morning before the parade.

"We checked out of the rooms on Sunday morning and left our bags in a safe place to collect them after the parade.

"But when I got back to the hotel and checked to look at my winners' medal, it was gone.

"I'm so disappointed. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed someone's going to give it back."

Blues keeper Ashdown, an unused substitute at Wembley, was also devastated. He said: "The medal was in its box in one of my jacket pockets. The jacket was hanging on the back of a chair while I enjoyed a drink at the hotel with some of the other players and their families."

Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie said: "If someone has taken these medals, they have deprived our players of their lifelong dream.

"The medals appear to have been taken from the hotel, which is unfortunate because the hotel looked after us so well for the three days we were there.

"Clearly someone has come in from outside knowing that these medals were about and focused on taking them."

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.


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Date:Monday May 19 2008

Time: 7:25PM

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Poor Johnson!! :(
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19/05/2008 19:30:00

...poor ashdown too! scum, i really hope they are found but usually people that are happy to 'take' dont have a conscience do they... hopefully someone that is told about it - as people also like to 'give it all that' do?
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19/05/2008 19:34:00

This is very, very sad. Surely the FA can replace them. Just heard Peter Storrie appealing for their return.
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19/05/2008 19:39:00

I'm not kidding I saw a guy at the parade with this ribbon around his neck which said FA CUP FINAL on it and then I looked further and it was a medal. I didn't think much of it because it didn't really look that special but it could have been it. Are there any pictures of what they look like?
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19/05/2008 20:53:00

I don't wish to appear insensitive but if I'd just won a cup winners medal, the last place I'd put it is in my jacket pocket on the back of a chair whilst I went for a beer. I hope they nail the culprits feet to the floor
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19/05/2008 20:57:00

Thats retarded, scumbags. I hope they get their deserved medals back.
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19/05/2008 21:12:00

Scousers if you ask me!
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19/05/2008 21:38:00

Whoever's done this is a complete w@****. I hope they catch them, but even if they don't I hope they get the medals back. This is such a low thing to do. Cowards who know they can never achieve anything of their own so have to take it away from those that have. Surely the FA can replace them?
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19/05/2008 21:43:00

Can not stand thieves of any sort, & this is so low, if the culprit knew how much they mean to players they should give them back no questions asked, maggots.
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19/05/2008 21:50:00

Time to bring back hanging.
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19/05/2008 22:10:00

Lets hope they get them back, having a copy would not be the same.
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19/05/2008 22:27:00

Shouldnt have taken that detour through Liverpool :P, seriously though I hope they are returned.
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19/05/2008 22:49:00

I point my finger towards that family called the Windsors! Can't be trusted, any of them. Seriously though, I think it's disgusting. Reminds me of when I left my sunglasses at a Hotel in Slough on a work do. Realised on the way home so went back to the hotel within the hour but they had vanished without a trace unsuprisingly!
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19/05/2008 23:33:00

I dropped 5p once, took me months to get over the loss. Reckon Defoe's got one.
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20/05/2008 00:39:00

cant understand this - as they wont even be of much value to the people that stole them! (if anyone goes round saying they are selling a 2008 fa cup winners medal, i think some-one might get suspicious.)
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20/05/2008 07:55:00

Chop their 'effing hands off!
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20/05/2008 11:41:00

Devastating. Scum. Filth. What could anyone possibly ever do with them anyway? Hope the originals come back because as already said, replacements wouldn't be the same.
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20/05/2008 22:22:00


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