Date:Monday June 26 2006
I haven`t got anything to tell you! I could do an article about a source telling a Scottish newspaper that we have had a 3.5 million pound bid rejected however I don`t think that`s true. So I`m going to tell you about why we support Portsmouth?
Every Pompey fan will tell you that being a Pompey fan has never been easy. Portsmouth where in Bankruptcy and a Mr Milan Mandaric came in and saved our club. We were still struggling at the bottom of the "championship" and survived several times on the last day of the season. (You know the story it`s your club!) Milan took us to the Premiership which he always said he would.
Portsmouth never make things easy, even when we stayed up we let Wigan score first. We also through away the lead at Charlton in the last ten minutes to provide a tense ending to the season.
Some old people and anyone with a heart problem won`t be blamed for not coming to Fratton Park next year. Except they will! If you`re not a Pompey fan you may not realise what I`m saying but you become hooked.
If you go to a Portsmouth game you are involved, you feel responsibility, you share the passion of everyone inside the ground. And if you are not 100% behind those lads in blue then you are not playing your part.
The stadium adds to the excitement and the memories of the previous match, you share a bit of banter with mates and chat to the fans around you but nothing can prepare you for the 90 minutes that follow.
Many fans would die for Portsmouth Football Club, although I don`t expect you to do this, I do expect you to be proud of whom you are, you are Pompey fan. If you want to show that with a tattoo or a car sticker then great but Portsmouth comes from the heart.
In thirty years time, the stadium won`t be there (might be!), the manager (Harry Redkanpp) won`t be there, the players won`t be there, nothing you see now will be there! You support the name and with that you support everyone and everything that is associated with the name.
Portsmouth are proud of their fans and the fans are proud of their club. Pompey we stand and Pompey we fall. Are you reading this at home? You aren`t home until the 19th of August. COME ON!!
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