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Still time to come along...

After checking my email this afternoon I found that there was one that was advertising the fact that tickets, unsurprisingly enough, are still available for the Rangers game tomorrow - and you can pay on the day.

This morning I was told that around 9,000-10,000 tickets had been sold, which is not actually that bad! With a good weather forecast predicted for tomorrow the club hope that some 2,000-3,000 more might decide to come alone, so we could be looking at a pretty healthy crowd of 12,000 or so, at least...

I was not going to go personally, but this was never because I 'could not be arsed' or 'would not pay the money being asked' - granted I felt this slightly higher than it maybe should have been, but it was always more because I just could not justify paying £20 on top of train fares of around £30-£40 mark. £50-£60 for a pre-season game just was not an option!

My main draw for wanting to attend this game?

Of course it is Pompey back at Fratton, but Pedro Mendes back at Fratton is what appeals to me more than anything - the last words that I uttered to him as I shook his hand in a drunken state in pre-season last season were 'you're a legend Pedro', tomorrow gives me - and everyone else - the chance to express this to him again.

Ooh! Pedro Mendes! Ooh Pedro Mendes! Ooh Pedro Mendes!

One of my mates works for the trains, so as I will be going with him this significantly reduces my travel costs, so I will be there.

So, all being well I will see plenty of you at the Milton Arms tomorrow?

My only problem is as my train 'might' not arrive at Fratton until 1.30ish, maybe later, by the time I have queued for tickets this might not leave me much time to make it down for a pint, or so?

All being well I can make an early connection to arrive much earlier...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 7 2009

Time: 4:15PM

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07/08/2009 16:27:00

Nice one Rug see you in the Milton Arms.. I'll be there from 1:30 ish.. Anybody who wants to come along please don't be shy we are a happy go lucky bunch and once inside the pub are easy to find (you'll hear my gob !) or just stand by the door and shout CHIX and a Tom Criuse lookalike will greet you ..
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07/08/2009 16:28:00

anyone fancy picking me up a couple of tickets and i will give them the money at the milton tomorrow - do not want to east into drinking time ;-)
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07/08/2009 16:33:00

Tom Baker more like!!...Ha Ha
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07/08/2009 16:33:00

the official site is saying the "Pompey Gnome has gone missing"...I thought he went to Tottenham in January...Ha Ha Ha He he he, I'm a laughing gnome and you cant catch me-( I am a Bowie fan)
plymouth graham
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07/08/2009 18:12:00

Did you go to the London School of Eco-Gnomics PG ?
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07/08/2009 18:55:00

Not there tomorrow I'm afraid. Pre-booked somewhere else. Enjoy the day and see you ALL next week. Glad to hear tickets have started to sell three weeks ago they had old sold 800!!
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07/08/2009 19:43:00

should be a cracker lads!
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07/08/2009 21:23:00

Whats that Merlin?...Where we're getting the ideas for our new signings? Out of a cracker!
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07/08/2009 21:47:00

I'll get your tickets for you Rug, if you like. I got nothing to do tomorrow morning. Just let me know if you want me to.
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07/08/2009 22:12:00

chix ..with my hair i could be a member of the Rolling gnomes...what a track that was..all you younger pomponians, in about 73 bowies old label released a novelty track he had recorded years earlier to cash in on Ziggymania...these oneliners were in the song...
plymouth graham
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07/08/2009 22:33:00

nice one, cheers Gandor that would be fantastic if you do not mind? i would give you the money at the milton right away - oh, and buy you a drink too!
can you drop me an email with you mobile number in it again as i cannot find it, i will give you a bell tomorrow.
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07/08/2009 22:56:00

OK Rug, I'm going to E mail now.
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07/08/2009 23:04:00


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