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Footballs back! Bring on Reading!

Footballs back! Bring on Reading!

I will admit that sometimes it is 'nice' to have a bit of a break from football - there is the time, effort and money involved in this so it is nice to have a break from the constant travel, the time that this can take up and the costs involved.

So, in many ways the international break kind of came at a decent time.

And in fairness to this last break, from an England fans' point of view, this proved a decent one as we saw an impressive Euro 2012 qualifying win over Wales and the game against Ghana the other night was fantastic.

Probably best of all, those that had been international duty will all return safe and sound as far as I know!

Despite these above mentioned thoughts you can never beat it when club football returns so after a break at the right time I think we can look forward to our trip, and what can be described as a 'derby' against Reading this weekend.

Given the fact that I could not make Leicester the game against Boro at Fratton was the last one I went to, with his international break to follow our last game it seems an age since I saw any football and it seems all we have been talking about since is stuff that - in a way although football related - is not the bread and butter of what talking about football, as a fan, should be.

All the palaver with the season ticket situation, all the talk of youth players being released and the like can now be forgotten for a while and the actually talking about, and watching for many of us, of football can return!

As far as 'promotion' goes, the small chance of making the play-offs we have will take an upturn or downturn in fortunes depending on this result.

Nothing will really be decided either way although defeat really will, almost certainly this time, end any lingering play-off hopes anyone has. Victory and we are right in the hunt, and with some 4,000 Pompey fans roaring the club on at The Madjeski this promises to be some occasion and I cannot wait!

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Thursday March 31 2011
    Time: 1:43PM

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    Want a win , but would settle for a draw if I am honest
    MickTait
    31/03/2011 18:01:00
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    Would love to have gone to this one. It will be difficult but I think we can pull it off. It's either 1-0 to us or 1-1.
    Lemmi
    31/03/2011 18:56:00
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    Yes, really looking forward to this one, it feels like forever since I've been to football! Should be a great atmosphere with all those Pompey fans there, and I've never been to the Majeski before. It makes a change to go away and not have to travel all day!
    tracyc
    31/03/2011 19:31:00
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    I'm trying to get motivated but can't ; hopefully it's jet lag and I'll get excited tomorrow. Bit worried about the effect of Pompey's joint Dubai holiday with Reading; was it a cunning Royals plan?
    russellm
    01/04/2011 14:06:00
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