Date:Tuesday May 20 2008
The way that Wembley was rocking on Saturday afternoon you would be forgiven for thinking we were actually at Fratton if you did not know any different...
Of course Wembley is what, just about 5 times the size, whereas Fratton is just a ramshackled pile of you know what - in the eyes of many people, but I say give me Fratton any day of the week!
The atmosphere on cup final day was electric, absolutely incredible so any fears that the best of the best atmospheres that we can generate at home could not be transferred to Wembley were well and truly dispelled.
This is a fact that was not lost on Sylvain Distin who had special praise for the fans and the part that we played in helping us claim the FA cup as he told The News: 'our supporters were great - but I didn't expect anything less of them.
'They were great for the semi-final and they were fantastic again.
'They are our 12th man. When other teams come to Fratton Park, they don't expect so much noise from a small stadium.
'And the fans played their part for us again.
'They do it so often. They follow us everywhere and we're so happy we could give them a trophy.'
He also had much praise for Cardiff fans too, who he said also kept singing all the way to give it a fantastic atmosphere all round.
Some have worried that we were 'losing the support that we once gave', but that is not the case; we will never lose this no matter what... At least I hope not!
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Tuesday May 20 2008
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