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Spurs the best of the fantastic 4?

'The weekend cup win over Spurs was better winning the cup, beating Manyoo at Old Trafford and the draw with Milan at Fratton', not my vote, yours - although these findings from tracyc's poll are thoughts that I think I tend to, overall, agree with to be honest...

Winning the cup, even given the costs that it has come at, still ranks among one of the best days of my life - and winning the cup is up there with the greatest achievements you can achieve in football, especially for a club like us.

So, that was magical, it always was and always will be. Plus it is not everyday that you win the cup is it, even if we 'could' soon make it 2 cup wins from the last 3 tournaments!

As for beating Manyoo, at Old Trafford nonetheless on the way to winning the cup that was something special. Beating them at Fratton is something that we have regularly managed to do in recent years although beating them at Old Trafford is a rarity - to be honest ANYONE beating them on their own patch is rare really.

Ending more than 50-years without a win at their place was incredible - we were 'lucky' but the result is all that counts and that is a day that I am so happy to have been there for. I have not returned since, I have thought about it but as much as I love Pompey and love going to watch them whenever and wherever when it comes to Old Trafford in many ways I think why bother? It does not get any better than what was witness that day...right?

Milan at Fratton, well that is almost unheard of.

The chances of that ever happening again, let alone us being 2-0 up and then within seconds of beating them is probably as likely - as things currently stand at least - as me winning the lottery, and I do not do the lottery so that shows how much chance I have!

That nights atmosphere at Fratton is something that I do not think will be topped again - has there been a better?

Whilst the semi final was just that, a semi final so we have won nothing, given all that we have been through this season this has to be right up there with one of the best days, games and atmospheres that I have been involved in - and I have been to quite a lot of games over the years.

As much as that day at Wembley was about Portsmouth Football Club and not Harry Redknapp or the former Pompey personalities involved - and we proved this, lets face it the fact that we did do 'em added a little something to it didn't it? Come on, you have to admit it...

Like I say after all the downs and downs of this season - there have not really been many ups! - to have made it to Wembley again, and seeing this come against 'the mighty Spurs' and for us to get through having played so well, with the atmosphere fantastic. To see the whole of one half of Wembley blue with Pompey fans loving the moment, with the Spurs fans flooding out was also special.

So, all in all, although they were all special, and in many ways for similar reasons, 3 of the 4 - for me - were special for some things more than others, Spurs was the 'total package' really as far as I was concerned.

Who it was again, where we were playing, what we had been through, what it meant happens to us - and it might mean another European tour yet, how special the atmosphere was, how well we conducted ourselves and how proud we showed we were of this club made it this total package for me and that is why this one got my vote...

  • What the poll asked - Which was better . . .?

  • How you voted - Winning the semi v Spurs 2010 79%
    Winning the cup 2008 15%
    The Milan Game 4%
    Quarter final 2008 Man U 0-1 Pompey 2%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

    PLAY UP POMPEY!


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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Saturday April 17 2010

    Time: 9:05AM

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    Ah well, it was your moment. You have a right to enjoy it, and, in all fairness, you probably deserved it. Bounce back up quick, guys, the prem needs teams like Portsmouth in this era of quivering upper lips and no self-belief.
    DubaiSpur
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    17/04/2010 09:16:00

    nice one, cheers Dubai.
    pompeyrug
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    17/04/2010 09:37:00

    Totally deserved to win on the day and I will be supporting you in the final to beat the chelscum!!
    TornadoYid
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    17/04/2010 10:09:00

    Don't get me wrong, I really really enjoyed the win over Spurs, with all its attendant 'baggage', but surely actually winning the cup - having it there in the records for all time must be the ultimate. I think in the cold light of day, at some point in the future the result of this poll may well be different (and not just because of our cup final win in 2010!). PUP.
    NorfolknBlue
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    17/04/2010 10:41:00

    you deserved it, u were due some good luck and i wouldnt have wanted to lose to any1 else, well done
    liamyid
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    17/04/2010 10:58:00

    great fight by te guys,if ye show same determination,ye will be up as champions next easter,good luck pompey
    spursmick
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    17/04/2010 11:05:00

    Cheers to the spurs fans for their great comments. Surely logically, if we can beat Spurs and Spurs can beat Chelsea then . . it's not impossible is it?
    tracyc
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    17/04/2010 20:00:00

    ahh nice to see proper spurs fans thanks for the comments guy, as for the poll, you know i think what made it even better was that it really has been an aweful season, and to have no real good news at all and feel so down for so long and then to get a shot of utter euphoria like that makes the emotions even stronger than they should have been, and you could tell just from the crowd how much it was needed! PUP
    pompeym@
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    17/04/2010 21:23:00

    I think even the Spurs fans who posted understand how low your season had been. First you scrape a lucjky but good win against the super stars in rednwhite. Then you turn over Brum before playing the game of your lives as an entity. Team and fans together were awesome. As tracyc says it is not an impossible dream is it.
    SFC Forever
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    17/04/2010 21:47:00

    Well what a fantastic 4 matches. Something to keep the heart warm whilst we play Scunthorpe, Barnsley etc next season.
    storagematt
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    20/04/2010 10:14:00

     

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