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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


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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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 12 2010

Time: 5:28PM

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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
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12/02/2010 17:33:00

Fantastic Chix! There's nothing I can add to that.
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12/02/2010 18:06:00

Does fa cup matches count as to Rocha's suspension?
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12/02/2010 18:10:00

Does it matter ?
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12/02/2010 18:13:00

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.
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12/02/2010 18:35:00

"unleash the roadrunner" .. (lol) Moley .. We need his passion tomorrow .. but we need him on the pitch for 90 minutes too ..
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12/02/2010 18:41:00

Too true Chix, no two-footed challeges tommorow! Unless we're 5-0 down perhaps!?
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12/02/2010 18:46:00

They should print this out and put it up in the dressing room!
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12/02/2010 19:12:00

(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
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12/02/2010 19:16:00

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...
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12/02/2010 19:26:00

Gino.. If that happens I'll .. I'll.. I'll .. do something !
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12/02/2010 20:21:00

I think Chix MIGHT just want a Pompey win after that impassioned rant. They so do we all!! PUP
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12/02/2010 20:29:00

nicely said sir chixton churchill :-)
we WILL win tomorrow, of that i have little doubt - despite all the uncertainty this for me is something that i am almost certain of...remember that feeling i had before we went to old trafford in the cup and won and SAID we would, yep i know scum are not quite manyoo, well that is how i feel about this...
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12/02/2010 20:44:00

Well if you put it like that mate...
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12/02/2010 21:57:00

Well said sir !!! The bookies are getting a few quid of mine to repeat the 4-1 win..........Can't wait, bring it on and Sing Loud and Proud all you lucky buggers that are going.....I'll be with you in spirit. PUP
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12/02/2010 22:01:00

Barney, i have gone 4-1 in the footie predictions game i play with about 14 other blokes...Listen up now.... WE WILL WIN THE CUP AGAIN this Year, WE WILL AVOID THE DROP AGAIN YEAR....AVRAM GRANT WILL GET MANAGER OF THE YEAR..and we will be bought by the Saudi Royal family because of the bad publicity ALF and SAF have brought the Arab Football business reputation. WE WILL SURVIVE... AVRAM will build a great team.... The Royals will build a great stadium....
plymouth graham
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13/02/2010 00:49:00

plymouth graham
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13/02/2010 00:50:00

A 4-1 scoreline is showing as 80/1 .. don't forget that bet..
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13/02/2010 07:14:00

Whoever said 4-1...Do my lottery!!!!!
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13/02/2010 14:20:00

I did 4-1, but only got 50/1................Oh well !!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY DAYS, even without the winnings!!!
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13/02/2010 21:55:00

penton i did a 10-er on my own euro-lottery won nowt but did not take chix's advice... and go to corals with my 1-4 prediction....sad days
plymouth graham
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14/02/2010 09:39:00

4-1 .. Who would have thought it .. Apart from Barney !
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14/02/2010 09:47:00


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