Portsmouth - Legend, but not shirt retirement material
UK time is: 03:10:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Legend, but not shirt retirement material

'Linvoy Primus might be a legend but retiring his no.2 shirt should not, and will not, happen', not my vote, yours - although these findings from Pompey Rego's poll are thoughts that I agree with to be honest...

I love Linvoy as much as any Pompey fan, they guy is a legend but if you started retiring shirts for everyone that offered a club as much as he did - and, lets be honest some others have offered more in all truth - then you would have none left.

He holds a special place in our hearts, and always will do, but I do not think that he himself would even want - or expect - his shirt to be retired in the wake of his enforced retirement.

If we were doing this then surely the likes of Jimmy Dickinson and Alan 'The Legend' Knight and co. would be higher up this food chain, right? And there numbers have not been retired...

Like I say Linvoy will ALWAYS hold a special place in our hearts, but this does not need his no.2 shirt to be retired, does it.

  • What the poll asked - Following Linvoy's retirement, as he is an absolute legend, should the club retire the no.2 shirt?

  • How you voted - Don't think so. May be a legend but aint no Raul 78%, Absolutely! No one will be worthy of the no.2 shirt 22%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

    PLAY UP POMPEY!


    Bookmark and Share


    Join the Vital Pompey Debate




    Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Tuesday December 15 2009

    Time: 8:00AM

    Your Comments (oldest first)

    Change to most recent first
    I'm not a fan of retiring a shirt number. You can argue the case for dozens of players & end up with lot's of missing numbers. Bad enough having number 34 on left wing etc. For those of us who were fortunate enough to see Linvoy play, the memories are enough.
    storagematt
    Report Abuse
    15/12/2009 08:46:00

    Gotta agree with Matt - otherwise we'd have to retire No. 1 out of respect for Alan Knight.. No.5 out of respect for Jimmy Dickinson.. and No.6 out of respect for Hayden Mullins.. I'll stop there !
    Chix
    Report Abuse
    15/12/2009 09:34:00

    Yeah...I'll second those thoughts. I've got enough memories of Linvoy stored in my tiny bit of grey stuff. We haven't lost him anyway....he's gonna be around in whatever capacity for a long time I hope.
    cornypomp
    Report Abuse
    15/12/2009 09:48:00

    Maybe retiringing the number for 1 season would do the trick, like we did after Aaron Flahavan passed away. I don't think it'd be wise to get rid of the number 2 forever.
    PompeyFrippy
    Report Abuse
    15/12/2009 15:48:00

    Sunderland at home was a fitting finale. I reckon Linvoy's no2 is safe for the rest of this season.
    wellyit
    Report Abuse
    15/12/2009 17:10:00

    I don't believe in all this shirt retiring guff - just name a stand after him!
    merlin
    Report Abuse
    15/12/2009 17:56:00

    If it was something like 42 then retire away.
    Lysimachus
    Report Abuse
    16/12/2009 23:32:00

     

    Have Your Say

    Log in...
    with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    Pompey apprentices hired (Saturday July 4 2015)

    Magnificent seven? (Saturday July 4 2015)

    On this day in history...4th July (Saturday July 4 2015)

    Pompey talk - Emsworthianblue (Friday July 3 2015)

    Dan's the man... (Thursday July 2 2015)

    Archived Portsmouth Articles

    List All Vital Pompey Articles
    Have your say
    Click here to suggest an article
    Click here to suggest a poll
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    Vital Members League (view all)

    League Results (view all)

    Latest Results

    League Table (view table)

    Team P W D L GD Pts
    16. Notts County 0 0 0 0 0 0
    17. Oxford 0 0 0 0 0 0
    18. Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
    19. Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
    20. Stevenage 0 0 0 0 0 0
    21. Wimbledon 0 0 0 0 0 0
    22. Wycombe 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Breaking League News

    Lewis and Lane to leave the U's
    Oxford : 07/07/2015 22:40:01
    Beano returns to Oxford
    Oxford : 07/07/2015 22:20:00
    Lucas And Greenslade Sign New Deals
    Bristol Rovers : 07/07/2015 18:17:01
    Former Hatter Loaned Out Again
    Luton : 07/07/2015 17:47:01
    Where Are They Now - Brian Bason
    Plymouth : 07/07/2015 10:10:01

    Current Site Poll (view all polls)

    Which 'new' away game are you most looking forward to?
    Suggested By:  Et_tu_Pompeii
    Notts County 11%
    Crawley Town 7%
    Leyton Orient 18%
    Yeovil Town 10%
    Barnet 9%
    Bristol Rovers 45%