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I will see you in The Torch...

Before most Pompey games at Fratton - and our second home of Wembley - we here at Vital Pompey try to organise a meet up so we can have a drink and a chat prior to the game. This invitation is always an open one, with all welcome!

So, ahead of the charity shield - I know it is not called the charity shield anymore, but that it what it will always be to me - on Sunday anyone that is interested is invited to join me, and I assume others at The Torch, which is just off Wembley Way... If you do not know where it is Google it and you will find a map.

Several from this site met at this pub prior to the FA cup final.

As my party were running slightly later than planned and wanted to soak in all the atmosphere we went into the ground early - as this is a day for the fans, a day for us to enjoy with nothing to lose I am not in such a hurry to make my way in this time so I should be there, or thereabouts with my brother, sister-in-law, cousin and our mate Saunders from around noon onwards I would suggest so come along.

Some of my travelling companions from the years will also be joining the party - with one fella needing to be passed a ticket anyway so he had to turn up with them - with them arriving around 1.30ish.

So, if you can and indeed if you even want to why not come along for a chat and a drink before we beat Manyoo on Sunday. Remember, as said the invitation is open to all...

If you need my, or anyone else's contact details just give a shout below saying so, drop me an email or a private message and it will be sorted. Do not post mobile numbers below though guys, as that is a very bad idea!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 8 2008

Time: 3:26PM

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Good luck on Sunday guys, would be nice to see you get one over them after the Nigeria clash, give us all a bit of hope ahead of the new season that the gap is indeed closing rather than widening.
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08/08/2008 15:43:00

I will indeed be heading to The Torch for a drinky poo before the game. There was a cracking atmosphere there before the FA Cup final and hopefully it will be just as good this time. To all that are going, just remember that the toilets are in the front left of the pub as you go in through the doors! The bar is straight infront of you!
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08/08/2008 15:54:00

I'll be there with my lot early, but the kids will want to get into the ground early. Gonna have a few after tho. See you all!!
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08/08/2008 18:49:00

Sorry lads can't make the pubs but might see some of you around/inside the ground. Enjoy!!!
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08/08/2008 19:49:00

'word on the street' says that the drinks are on the Landlord!?
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08/08/2008 19:55:00

two trips to Wembley in such a short time - enjoy it lads!
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08/08/2008 21:37:00

Cheers merlin, we certainally intend to!
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08/08/2008 21:38:00

'word on the street' is you're having a ******** laugh if you think the drinks are on me :-)
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08/08/2008 23:33:00

I'll be in the pub ... drinks are on...?
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09/08/2008 08:55:00

The bar
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09/08/2008 08:58:00

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09/08/2008 14:53:00

Hope you all have a wonderful time in The Torch and at the match and that you come home with the Shield!
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09/08/2008 15:27:00

Just had a text from Simon (Pompey4me)... he's in the Torch already !!.... 18:30 Saturday night !!.. He's gonna be hammered by the time we get there !
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09/08/2008 18:55:00

Will be there - please tell me it aint like other pubs and its a tenner to get in - and also where is it - how do you get there. ...... PLEASE HELP! Last minute plans - hope to be there for midday!
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09/08/2008 19:34:00

i havent been online in ages, due to holidays, but i intend to be there all the same. dave.jolley81 its behind wembley park station, just the other side of the road. hope this helps.
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09/08/2008 19:45:00

jbaker - ta fella! Any idea about the ticket only thing? Really dont wanna have to pay 10 just to get in...
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09/08/2008 20:04:00

Well chaps, I've given the place the once over, meets with the approval of my wife and sons, so confirm I will be there tomorrow! Dont think it costs to get in Dave. It's easy to find, just up the hill, toward the traffic lights from Wembley park tube station.
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09/08/2008 22:08:00

Just to put Merlin straight, it is three trips in short time! Cheers mate and see you all there.
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10/08/2008 08:35:00


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