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Saturday, the one just gone, was my first full day in Corfu, Sidari, and far from being happy I was 'like a bear with a sore head'...

Why?

Well, do you 'really' need to ask. Pompey were playing - not only was I missing this due to the holiday but with the hotel refusing to give me the password for the wi-fi (clearly spending more in their 'fast internet corner' is what they wanted) I was struggling to even follow it as 2 euros got you 30 minutes, I could not afford to keep pumping money in.

I think my 'unhappy nature' caused me to 'sulk' a bit and this saw Trina and I squabble a few times throughout the morning, as we took in a tour of our village that morning, with some of the England egg chasing watched. This saw the morning and some of the afternoon - spent lounging by the pool. In the end I had had enough, I was at least feeding in money for the final minutes (I would later realise that I made a balls up, God knows what I was thinking but I got online to find that it was not full time, merely 20-minutes in or so, 0-0 at that that time...)

Anyway, enroute to my 'update' in 'the internet corner', with my Pompey shirt on, I had a voice say to me 'so you're a Pompey fan then?' I got talking to a woman and her son, they were away on a kind of family holiday I guess with his her husband and his wife also with them but in their rooms. We talked for ages before he eventually moved on. I went back to Triny and Lee (my brother) for a bit but soon decided 'this will not do' I was going to the hotel bar down the road, The Lagoon, who would let me use their t'internet connection to listen to the closing minutes, including the all-important winner!

Result, get in. Having struck up an 'understanding' with the manager, who a handshake from me benefited me tremendously, he said I was 'welcome back anytime' - so Tuesday night I would. Well worth the 2 euros for the trek and the 'pint of local'.

So, back it was to the bar and I bumped into another Pompey fan when entering the restaurant for a meal, we talked briefly and on my way I went...

The plan now was to enjoy the coming days, not wish them away mind, but certainly return to The Lagoon on Tuesday to listen to us take on Posh!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 26 2011

Time: 9:53AM

Your Comments

We were in Kos, Greece for the Hull game and thought we'd spend Saturday afternoon watching SSN in a bar, but it seems the Greeks can't afford Sky. We were in a bar watching Aston Villla when some Aussie seemed to think he could get the channel changed to the egg chasers - bloomin cheek. Still we saw him off and were delighted to hear the Aussies lost that rugby match!! Although tbh we would have been better off sat by the pool that afternoon, but its the principle of the thing! In the end I had to phone home to my Mum to find out the Pompey result against Hull. Still at least I've got Mum well trained and she always listens to the matches on the radio!
tracyc
We were in Kos, Greece for the Hull game and thought we'd spend Saturday afternoon watching SSN in a bar, but it seems the Greeks can't afford Sky. We were in a bar watching Aston Villla when some Aussie seemed to think he could get the channel changed to the egg chasers - bloomin cheek. Still we saw him off and were delighted to hear the Aussies lost that rugby match!! Although tbh we would have been better off sat by the pool that afternoon, but its the principle of the thing! In the end I had to phone home to my Mum to find out the Pompey result against Hull. Still at least I've got Mum well trained and she always listens to the matches on the radio!
tracyc
OMG Rug's gone 'cold turkey' he's going to be a gibbering wreck by the time he comes back from his hols :o)
rugsmum
OMG Rug's gone 'cold turkey' he's going to be a gibbering wreck by the time he comes back from his hols :o)
rugsmum
Haha, first I've seen Rug's Mum on here! I have lived in Ireland for 15 years and have only bumped into 2 people who claimed to be Pompey fans, although I'm still not sure if they were joking or not. Although in Hong Kong I've bumped into a few others, although didn't really have time to hang around and chat.
PompeyFrippy
Haha, first I've seen Rug's Mum on here! I have lived in Ireland for 15 years and have only bumped into 2 people who claimed to be Pompey fans, although I'm still not sure if they were joking or not. Although in Hong Kong I've bumped into a few others, although didn't really have time to hang around and chat.
PompeyFrippy
Hi I do venture on from time to time, not so much these days though. Must get back into it a bit more, used to keep up with VP every day although didn't comment very many times. We seem to bump into Pompey fans all over the place :o)
rugsmum
Hi I do venture on from time to time, not so much these days though. Must get back into it a bit more, used to keep up with VP every day although didn't comment very many times. We seem to bump into Pompey fans all over the place :o)
rugsmum
 

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