Vital Football

Pride, passion and commitment

Pride, passion and commitment

As a club we are playing for our future - and I guess the players for theirs. So weather this be more for pride or for the future most of all playing for pride is certainly something we started to regain, if we have lost this, at the weekend against Burnley.

The whole day out was fantastic - I really enjoyed this, fantastic stuff at a real 'old school' ground!

I thought that the players, and to be fair as they have on the whole all season really, gave it everything and I could not have asked them to give more really, although you could also sense that the 'pressure' had been lifted in a way.

In some ways I guess the same could have been said for the fans too...

Our 'performance' is rarely called into question is it, but I thought it was especially good on the day - we literally never gave in and the singing, even at half time, never stopped - magical! An 'Avram Grant's blue and white army' chant seemed to go on for at least 10 or 15-minutes, and at one point I thought this could go for the whole of the 2nd half!

I know that we have so much debt and what have you but how can no one not want to save this club - I cannot say 'it will' happen, but surely it will happen...right?

Lets keep doing this for the season and maybe cause a few worrying moments for those that may start looking nervously over their shoulders despite us being 14pts adrift when this points penalty is confirmed...

Most importantly lets do Birmingham in the cup next weekend and IF there is any justice in the world enable us to get AT LEAST one return to our second home of Wembley for a semi final, a final would be amazing, but I not greedy, much!

Although I BEG Pompey fans to go out and snap up the remaining tickets, Jesus this is an FA cup quarter finals we are talking about and apparently we had only sold some 8,000 tickets a couple of days ago, 8,000 for a quarter final of the best cup competition in the world is shocking.

In this day and age £25 is not too bad so every man/woman and his/her dog SHOULD be banging on the door, as I suspect they will come April 10th/11th if we make it back to Wembley - 250,000 'Pompey fans' turned up on the common the day after we won the cup in 2008, surely we can find 10% of them to turn up now FFS...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


Bookmark and Share


Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday March 1 2010
Time: 5:08PM

Comments

0
Pompeyrug i think you and i have called into question both palyers effort and performance recently; or do you mean the fans. My other point Rug is £25 per person soon racks up the cost if you have a couple of 16 year olds to pay for, and in difficult times this has to be accepted. But all that being said if we can we should be going to this game , as you say its a quater final and who knows we could be back at wembley and with players putting some effort in cos they are in the shop window you never know what might happen then; apart from Rocha being sent off
russellm
01/03/2010 17:36:00
0
I hope you guys can win every game and stay up
Blitz
01/03/2010 17:38:00
0
Sod the cost for this time. Get to the cup game. Miss a league if you have to but get this game with Brum. I am taking my daughter again after seeing the home games with Cov & Sund. Even if we go down, to get to Wembley for a Semi & screaming the place down for what could be our last hurrah in a long time!!!
storagematt
01/03/2010 19:25:00
0
russellm: Speaking of Rocha - he's some sort of defensive oxymoron. His first red card is controversial because not just one, but two refereeing errors. His second card is controversial to me because of not just one, but two fouls that were both exactly the same: shoulder barging an attacker who beats him. It's like trying to consider whether exams are getting easier or students cleverer.
Lysimachus
02/03/2010 03:38:00
0
I'm going to see if I can get to the Brum game, rug has a point. Relatives of mine support them anyway.
Lysimachus
02/03/2010 03:39:00
0
Too right Rug, I know times are tight but surely as pointed out 10% of the fans that we clearly have 'when the good times are here' could fill the park every week. It was a great day up in Burnley and my throat has just about recovered now from all the singing. As a side note, how good was it to see Wilson come into his own, must be his best game I reckon and proved that he can get off the floor. Well done.
blarmy
02/03/2010 07:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...25th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 25th February.

Vital Preview - League 2, 25th February 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

The Carlisle Low Down

An article from PompeyFrippy looking ahead to the crucial 'six pointer' at Carlisle on Saturday as Pompey aim to keep in top three contention.

On this day in history...24th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th February.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Carlisle v Pompey?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Pompey win34%
Draw33%
Carlisle win33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Colchester 32 13 8 11 47 7
8 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
9 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
10 Wycombe 32 13 7 12 46 -1
11 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 31 12 6 13 42 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 32 5 11 16 26 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Carlisle United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Morecambe (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug53
2.PompeyFrippy30
3.Copnor4323
4.storagematt23
5.stubbsy00716
6.FrattonBlue15
7.uspompeyfan11
8.eastneydave10
9.pompeyweller7
10.steaming7
Vital Football Comment