Vital Football

Sunday Toast Season 3 # 38 - Bit late today

Sunday Toast Season 3 # 38 - Bit late today

Late on parade!! Apologies to early morning readers but have been out celebrating Pompey`s farewell to the Premier League! The game was won in some style but oh dear Wolves did look poor and will certainly struggle next season without a massive overhaul to their squad.

The Wolves fans struck up a chant of 'Craddock for England` I assumed they were talking about Fanny rather than their ponderous centre back Jody?

Of course the question on most fans lips after the game was how many of the Pompey side yesterday will never pull on the blue shirt again? But the three points lift us to eighteenth in the table with the nine points intact.

Charity begins at home

Hats off to all the fans who got involved with clearing some of the clubs charity debts. Their work was remarkable and should have earned a lot more than the rather damp reaction given by the national press.

Pompey fans are proud of their club and felt cheated by the powers at the club who had decided to pay other bills before passing on money promised to charitable organisations. The clubs name has been tainted forever and this has helped improve the 'feel good feeling`

On the subject of the Administrators it has been an 'interesting` week in the relationship between UHY and the fans representatives. It all started with a email exchange between the fans where they made it clear to each other that they were not happy with the progress of Administration and wanted to take action.

Eventually a form of words was put together by Mike Hall and with agreement of the majority was sent to Admin Andy with a demand of answers within 36 hours. Well the outcome was a clear the air meeting yesterday which last almost two hours and I am glad to sat diplomatic relations have now been restored.

Because of the short notice I could not get to the meeting but when get the notes I will give you a fuller report.

Mike Oldfield`s Portsmouth is going to #1 but only if we all download it in the coming week that starts tomorrow.

Unwanted guest

We had a thought about inviting Stan 'the Man` Collyflower to be guest editor of Toast this week!! He spent early parts of the week telling talkSPORT listeners that Pompey should be thrown out of the FA Cup and we wanted to line him up for a ritual slaughter.

Collyflower said: 'Portsmouth's debts are so shocking they should be stripped of a place in this season's FA Cup final. 'I was appalled to read the astonishing list of Pompey's creditors after they went into administration earlier this term. I now think the situation is so grave that Portsmouth need to be made an example of. So how can it be fair that a team full of players they couldn't afford can represent them in one of the world's great showpiece matches?

The next thing we will learn is Stan believes that all Vital Pompey members are to blame for the state of English football and they should be deported, exported or something else rather nasty.

Bargain buy

You should always but memorabilia when the time is right. Now with a football club that means when they are playing badly or after a disastrous result.

From a Pompey point of view the worst result in the last ten years would be the 4-1 defeat by Leyton Orient in January 2002 and it was after that game that Eastney local boy Steve picked up a real bargain. He had for many years fancied a PFC number plate and a friend had a old Mercedes with such a plate.

On the way back from the game his friend turned to Steve and said 'do you still want that plate?` Steve readily agreed and bought the plate, his crest fallen mate threw in the car with it!!

The Final - build up

The players and officials Cup Final suits are arriving and I gather they are a gift form Jasper Conran (I think). But not everyone will get one apparently as there are not enough to go round!! Needless to say therefore a few players are more than a little unhappy.

Tell us your stories about where you watch the final, PFCGino has already promised a story of his time in the US of A. Two years ago I had stories from New York, Tokyo, China and Thailand so let`s try and beat it.

15th May - Cup Final Day - has been a date Pompey have not played on too often. In fact my research shows only twice. The first was back in Division Four in 1979 and the visitors to Fratton Park were local neighbours Aldershot in a game postponed earlier in the season by the Shots FA Cup run that took them to Round Five.

In a tame end of season affair Colin Garwood gave Pompey an early lead and John Dungworth equalised on half time with his thirty fifth goal of the season - the crowd was just 6,238.

Three years later and Swindon Town were the Third Division visitors at the end of another season that had produced nothing. This game was rather more notable as a it featured a Jeff Hemmerman hat trick against a ponderous Robins defence. In fact Swindon were relegated that season - the crowd was just 6,372.

Just two games and I was at them both!! Game three comes at Wembley and the crowd will be slightly larger and the occasion probably more memorable.

See ya!

PUP

Bookmark and Share

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Trust



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

Writer:eastneydave
Date:Sunday May 2 2010
Time: 11:19AM

Comments

0
Having been such a contributor in raising the standards of the football world, Collyflower should keep it buttoned! Must admit whedn I saw the lap of honour, I wondered how many of those we would see next season. Also, (being cynical now), how many of them played for us and how many of them played to attract new Masters?
Gandor1
02/05/2010 14:17:00
0
Some good news in the media today in that the bid offer to buy the club is expected to be made on Wednesday in time for Admin Andy to review and; one hopes allow to be presented to creditors at the CVA brief on Thursday. More drama more Pompey.
russellm
02/05/2010 15:26:00
0
Collyflower is right - It was me, I did it. I spent all Gaydamak's money and squandered the transfer fees we got from all the players we sold. I also misappropriated the charity money, (which I, as a Pompey fan, didn't contribute a penny to in the first place) and I advised Storrie not to pay the taxman, because it's not important. In fact I run my life like that, I have no income and so much debt that I live in a cardboard box and can't afford to go to football at all.
tracyc
03/05/2010 09:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...9th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 9th February.

On this day in history...8th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 8th February.

Match highlights - Pompey 0-1 Orient

Disappointing as it was, you take the rough with the smooth and cannot gloss over things when they aren't so good so here goes with the 1-0 defeat Pompey suffered against Orient.

Simply not good enough!

Call me a moaner, call me a groaner but if you think the performance against Orient was good enough then I think you're wearing blue tinted specs as that was poor from Pompey.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Profile
eastneydave
Profile
paultsmouth
Profile
Chix
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Orient MotM
Suggested By: VitalPompey
Fulton25%
Freeman5%
Burgess33%
Clarke0%
Stevens11%
Roberts5%
Doyle0%
Close5%
Bennett0%
Smith5%
McNulty0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - McGurk0%
Sub - Chaplin11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Northampton 28 19 4 5 61 20
2 Plymouth 29 17 5 7 56 17
3 Oxford 27 14 9 4 51 19
4 Bristol Rovers 29 14 5 10 47 10
5 Mansfield 30 13 8 9 47 9
6 Leyton Orient 30 12 10 8 46 5
7 Portsmouth 28 11 12 5 45 20
8 Accrington 26 13 6 7 45 12
9 Cambridge 30 12 8 10 44 3
10 Wycombe 28 12 7 9 43 5
11 Wimbledon 28 11 9 8 42 7
12 Carlisle 26 11 9 6 42 5
13 Exeter 28 11 7 10 40 -1
14 Luton 30 10 8 12 38 1
15 Crawley 30 11 4 15 37 -13
16 Morecambe 30 10 6 14 36 -3
17 Notts County 27 10 6 11 36 -6
18 Barnet 28 9 6 13 33 -8
19 Stevenage 30 6 10 14 28 -15
20 Newport 28 6 9 13 27 -11
21 Yeovil 29 5 9 15 24 -14
22 Hartlepool 25 7 3 15 24 -18
23 Dag & Red 28 4 8 16 20 -21
24 York 28 4 8 16 20 -23
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug33
2.Jimsmithswig18
3.FrattonBlue15
4.Pompeytim13
5.storagematt11
6.Copnor439
7.mslorna485
8.Emsworthianblue4
9.PompeyJake4
10.PFCblue3