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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!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 18 2009

Time: 7:44AM

Your Comments

Good on ya Rug. A mixed bag indeed but true support never dies.
UKTony
Well done Rug - a long way to catch me but I do admire the miles you put in to get to home games.
eastneydave
Ton up Ruggers - Nice one. Here's to many more..
Chix
Nice one!
Squee
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
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
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
That's what I call dedication to the cause. Must cost you a fortune too.
PFCblue
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
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
thanks Russell - I am only half a million years old and have been to close to a thousand games. Pompeyrama has over 900 and then add friendlies etc it is close to the 1000 mark.
eastneydave
Well done Rug, but I'm catching you up. I have done all the home games for the last two years plus one away game and a couple of extra curriculars. I reckon that must be about 55 in all. Not bad for a prawnie! I prefer to think that Dave has done all those matches cos he lives around the corner from Pompey and has nothing to do with his age.....
Gandor1
 

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