Date:Friday February 12 2010
OK Ladies and Gents it is my turn.
Throughout the week ..
I have read articles about how similar both Pompey and Scummers are having faced (or facing) financial ruin
I have witnessed comments about how survival is (or is not) more important than 'one' match
I have been asked the unanswerable question of whether I would accept Pompey losing if it meant we could stay up.
I have listened to debates about which supporters hate Redknapp more
STOP ! - All of that is irrelevant hypothetical tosh
Winning or losing against Scummers will not save or kill us
One match can't alter our hopes of survival
IT'S ALL RUBBISH
The outcome of tomorrows game has no bearing on the long term future of Portsmouth Football Club .
But it does have a long term bearing on the hearts and minds of Pompey fans across the world and that is why it matters ..
What matters is a line in history
What matters is your neck hairs tingling as the teams take to the pitch
What matters is revenge
What matters is the chorus of 'Play up Pompey' as the game begins
What matters is XI men in blue rolling up their sleeves & getting stuck in What matters is the sick feeling you'll get when Saints 'go close'
What matters is 3500 fans singing 'Blue Army' from start to finish
What matters is Utaka's and Dindane's finishing
What matters is the feeling of dread should 'they' score
What matters is the relief when they don't!
What matters is the blue and the white
What matters is Jamie O'Hara's doggedness
What matters is the anticipation when we attack
What matters is 'Pompey 'til I die'
What matters is the feeling of joy when we score
What matters is the players playing until they drop
What matters is your fingernails
What matters is the final whistle
What matters is the score
What matters is holding your head high on Monday
What matters is bragging rights
What matters is pride
What matters is being Pompey
Date:Friday February 12 2010
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