UK time is: 01:44:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Thanks Milan'

6 O`clock= "Thanks Milan"

Milan Mandaric.

Too much of my life has entwined with my love of Pompey. No matter what I`ve done or where I was in work or home life or on holidays around the world, Pompey was always with me & I date my life`s events with those of Pompey`s.

From watching for the first time as a young boy of 8 in the early 1970s, spent the next 10 years wondering why as we rattled backwards through the divisions, then some hope as we clawed our way back. Those great single days during the mid 80s to early 90s that brought more hope, some glory & some pain. Coincidently getting married & starting a family brought the dark years of the mid to late 90s not that I can blame that on the wife.

Then the man himself arrived full of promise. Yes we had heard it before & cynically went with it & thankfully in time the pieces finally fell into place. As I have life changing moments in my life, there are those life changing moments in my other life, that being my Pompey life.

The better of these moments are down to Milan. To be where we are now and where we may go are just awesome. No words can fully express the thanks we owe this man. I`m a few weeks away from reaching 40 & have given a huge chunk of my life following the fortunes of this club.

Though there have been great times in the last 30 years, none compare to the last 4 and a bit. Though managers & players should take there credit, without Milan we would have nothing. Pride has been restored to Portsmouth Football Club and all who follow. That pride is down to Milan Mandaric and we should all be eternally grateful.

By Matt Stone (storagematt)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 25 2006

Time: 12:24PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
What a day for tributes and posts. I hope tonight is as much fun
Midge
Report Abuse
25/09/2006 13:31:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...1st February (Sunday February 1 2015)

Stats: Wycombe v Pompey (Saturday January 31 2015)

#PompeyPredictionsLeague - Update no.26 (Saturday January 31 2015)

On this day in history...31st January (Saturday January 31 2015)

Wycombe wondering... (Friday January 30 2015)

On this day in history...30th January (Friday January 30 2015)

Fulham defender signs up (Thursday January 29 2015)

Pompey loan Fulham defender (Thursday January 29 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Cambridge 27 10 6 11 9 36
15. Oxford 28 8 9 11 -4 33
16. Accrington 27 10 3 14 -12 33
17. Portsmouth 27 7 9 11 -5 30
18. Dag & Red 28 8 6 14 -9 30
19. Carlisle 28 9 3 16 -15 30
20. Cheltenham 28 7 9 12 -15 30

Breaking League News

York Minstermen Quiz
York : 01/02/2015 22:16:00
League 2 - Carlisle 2-1 Mansfield
Mansfield : 01/02/2015 19:26:00
Sander Puri joins Rovers
York : 01/02/2015 19:25:00
League 2 - Hartlepool 3-2 Plymouth
Hartlepool : 01/02/2015 19:22:00
York rivalled by Italian giants
York : 01/02/2015 17:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Wycombe?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 1%
Chorley (89) 0%
Robinson 0%
Whatmough 0%
Passley 0%
Hollands 0%
Wallace 0%
Dunne 66%
Butler 33%
Taylor 0%
Tubbs (92) 0%
Sub - Devera (89) 0%
Sub - Ertl (92) 0%