Vital Football

Milestone reached - 100 up

Milestone reached - 100 up

The game against Bolton last weekend was the 100th, competitive game, that I had seen Pompey play...

This might not sound much, even less considering the first competitive game I saw us play was some 11-years back - although it is more impressive when you think that I have done all of these games travelling from Devon, where I moved as a kid, and done this without being a driver.

Still, an average of less than 10 games per season might not sound that 'grand', although after bursting onto the 'I must go to football scene' in the 1998/99 season I went to plenty home and away, as I did in the 1999/2000 season - then I went back to college again, so had to stop going for money purposes, in the meantime I lost contact with people so between May 2000 and September 2007, due to various things during and after this course, I only managed 3 games...

So, really I have done my 100 games, home, away and overseas over the 98/99, 99/2000, 07/08, 08/09 and 09-date seasons, an average of some 25, or thereabouts game per season - with last seasons 33 being the most that I have ever done, at the most cost ever too I would guess!

It has been a mixed bag over these 100 but as I hold my bat aloft triumphantly - even though the Bolton game ended in defeat - and reflect I ask myself would I ever go back and change anything?

Hell no... Well, I would actually, I would change the fact that between 2000-07 I went some 7-years out of contact with Ken and the gang, which had I been able to keep in touch with them, even though times were hard I would have still managed a few more in-between I am sure!

All in all though, through the good and bad I have loved it, making some fantastic mates and close friends along the way - as I continue to all the time - so here's to the next hundred and more, which begins at Villa tomorrow...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


Bookmark and Share


Join the Vital Pompey Debate



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday September 18 2009
Time: 7:44AM

Comments

0
Good on ya Rug. A mixed bag indeed but true support never dies.
UKTony
18/09/2009 08:07:00
0
Well done Rug - a long way to catch me but I do admire the miles you put in to get to home games.
eastneydave
18/09/2009 09:20:00
0
Ton up Ruggers - Nice one. Here's to many more..
Chix
18/09/2009 09:24:00
0
Nice one!
Squee
18/09/2009 09:39:00
0
excellent work Rug, a bit of a way to go to catch up to me, but where you live you have a bit of a way to be anywhere !
russellm
18/09/2009 09:39:00
0
ive just seen eastneydaves posting and i would like to point out that whilst i have seen about 300 odd. Dave has probably seen a 10,000 games him being about a million years old an all.
russellm
18/09/2009 09:44:00
0
Well done Rug, I've only managed 32 since 1984! Mind you years of playing rugby and working away from home didn't help.
Lemmi
18/09/2009 10:02:00
0
That's what I call dedication to the cause. Must cost you a fortune too.
PFCblue
18/09/2009 10:30:00
0
Well done rug, I think I was at about the fifty mark when I moved to NZ, only been to one game since moving 13yrs ago and that was just about the last game of the season about 3-4 years back when we thumped middles bog horror 4-1, cant see me ever catching you up, 12000miles for a home game....lol
NZ_Portsmuff
18/09/2009 12:43:00
0
cheers guys...
it makes a change to be talking about something different, something more positive and 'exciting' for a change doesnt it? know what i mean?
it is expensive, i would say with season ticket, train travel, petrol costs, flights etc. last season would have set me back at least £2000 - but this is what i do, i sacrifice other things for my football... i sometimes get fed up with the travel too and from devon but i also like making the weekend of it with family in pompey, when its a home game.
lets hear more of your stories guys, the games you have been too etc - drop me some through as 'article suggestions' and we can either run as are or in sunday toast, and remember pompeyrama allows you to keep a track of the games you do!
pompeyrug
18/09/2009 12:50:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Evans - Right back or right midfield?

Drew Talbot and Adam Buxton are fit but Gareth Evans continues to fill in at right back. Should this change? If so where would it leave the battle between Evans and Carl Baker?

500,000+ Season Tickets Sold In 2016/17

More than 500,000 Season Tickets were sold in the Football League pyramid for the 2016/17 season.

On this day in history...2nd December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 2nd December.

On this day in history...1st December

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 1st December.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Change at right back? If so where would this leave Evans?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Keep Evans at RB25%
Drop Evans. Talbot or Buxton at RB75%
Drop Baker. Evans at RM0%
Keep Barker in RM. Leave out Evans completely0%
Cookie knows best (?) In him we trust0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
2 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
3 Doncaster 18 11 3 4 36 13
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
8 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
9 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
10 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
11 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
12 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
13 Yeovil 18 7 4 7 25 -4
14 Stevenage 17 7 3 7 24 0
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 18 6 5 7 23 -6
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 18 4 5 9 17 -5
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 5 2017 7:45PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave3
2.storagematt2
3.Copnor432
4.PompeyFrippy1
Write for Vital Football