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What Matters?

What Matters?

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


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Writer:Chix
Date:Friday February 12 2010
Time: 5:28PM

Comments

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here here, well said Chix! no way in hell i'm getting any sleep tonight mind, already far too excited lol :D PUP
pompeym@
12/02/2010 17:33:00
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Fantastic Chix! There's nothing I can add to that.
tracyc
12/02/2010 18:06:00
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Does fa cup matches count as to Rocha's suspension?
dedmans
12/02/2010 18:10:00
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Does it matter ?
Chix
12/02/2010 18:13:00
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Yes dedmans it does but we have new boy Tosic to go in at left back which means we can unleash the roadrunner on the left side of mid-field.
moley2
12/02/2010 18:35:00
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"unleash the roadrunner" .. (lol) Moley .. We need his passion tomorrow .. but we need him on the pitch for 90 minutes too ..
Chix
12/02/2010 18:41:00
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Too true Chix, no two-footed challeges tommorow! Unless we're 5-0 down perhaps!?
moley2
12/02/2010 18:46:00
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They should print this out and put it up in the dressing room!
tracyc
12/02/2010 19:12:00
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(seriously) I've love ten minutes in front of the team before the match .. I've give then the history, the passion, and the pride to go out and stuff 'em.. guess I'll have to leave that to Avram.. I hope Linvoy is around with the team tomorrow though
Chix
12/02/2010 19:16:00
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Great article I hope Avram passes it round the dressing room before the game. I just hope the XI men in blue getting stuck in are the players and not some over-excited fans..... My prediction is 3-0 Pompey Utaka hat-trick. The boy will come good tomorrow...
PFCGino
12/02/2010 19:26:00
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