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Down but not out!

So, what has seemed pretty much inevitable since last summer, without a doubt since the penalty points for going into admin were confirmed, was today confirmed - relegation after West Ham won.

It had only been a matter of time before this was 100% official, and in many ways the fact that - despite this said points penalty - we have, albeit only on a mere 'mathematical' technicality, managed to survive with less than half a dozen games to play is a 'victory' in itself given all that we have gone through this season.

We can, and WILL, go down with our heads held high not only after the way we have conducted ourselves over the past 10-months - maybe not those in the boardroom! - with what we have endured but also proud of what we have achieved over the past 7-years or so as a top-flight club.

Yet our season is not done, not by a long way!

I would hope that we continue to give it everything on the pitch in our remaining league games, as I sure as hell know we WILL continue to give it everything off the pitch - we DO still have further pride and dignity to play for.

And of course there is that 'small matter' of an FA cup semi final to be played tomorrow afternoon.

Both Spurs and ourselves now know that Chelski await.

If many felt/feel that Spurs is a mammoth task to overcome then Chelski will be completely out of the question in some people's minds! Although, lets not get ahead of ourselves, lets get tomorrow out of the way first and see what it brings - lets go to Wembley, enjoy, offer the fanatical support that we do and then take the remaining games, hopefully including the FA cup final, as they come.

We are down but we are by no means out, and we never will be - the Pompey spirit will NEVER be broken...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 10 2010

Time: 7:58PM

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For me tomorrow is about being part of the Pompey community. Funnily enough, I've just been reading about the play When Saturday Comes and some dialogue from there it sums it up brilliantly for me: when you leave your house to go to the match you're on your own. Then you see another person in a football scarf. Then one or two of you become the trickle. Then the trickle becomes the river. Then the river becomes the flood. Then you get the sense of "Oh my God - we're all heading towards Shangri-La..." Being part of something mighty which is buried deep in the DNA of all Pompey fans is a brilliant feeling and I don't care if they are Premiership, Championship or Jefferson Starship, Pompey is Pompey. Nevertheless I have prophesied 2-1 to us with Big Fred and Little Dinners nicking the goals, probably coming back from 0-1 down and probably against the run of play.
hammersmithblue
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10/04/2010 20:34:00

You lot have my respect. All season you have stayed with the team and backed them. You will be fine and soon with a new owner you might be able to think bout fighting your way back.
SFC Forever
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10/04/2010 20:52:00

Cheers SFC.
pompeyfcmad
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10/04/2010 21:16:00

Portsmouth fans deserve so much better. You'll be back. Play Up Pompey!
Aamir
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10/04/2010 22:03:00

Hope you guys are back up soon and I have to say even with all the things going on with the owners i have been very impressed with your players and mostly with your fans. Hoping you guys win tomorrow you deserve to be in the final.
Klutch
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11/04/2010 03:36:00

I'm not sure I do want to come straight back up tbh, not liking the prem much as this time! Look out Championship, Pompey's coming!
tracyc
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11/04/2010 07:54:00

This game is not about the match ( want the win though) it's about building the support for next season
russellm
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11/04/2010 16:03:00

What a win! Every player is worthy of their upcoming medals.
PFCblue
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11/04/2010 18:40:00

 

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