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Pompey mobbed on Hong Kong arrival

If we wanted another sign of how far Pompey has come - the welcome we received when arriving in Hong Kong should have given this.

Yep, the Premiership is a global attraction so this probably helped our reception, but the fact that fans waited for 3 hours to get a look at their heroes, Pompey players included, shows how far we have come.

Liverpool gained an even greater reception, but the fact that all of our players are known, even with the already mentioned appeal of the Premiership as a whole, is amazing and something that seemed almost impossible in my mind a few years back.

Pompey's match with Fulham on Tuesday has sold out of the 40,000 tickets that were available - with fans said to have queued for two days for tickets!

This is another indication as to why Pompey went to Hong Kong instead of playing in this season intertoto cup, as the Asian market is phenomenal and could be worth an absolute fortune to the club.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 22 2007

Time: 3:11PM

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International superstars! Who knows, maybe this Asian appeal will lead to us signing a top Asian player? A goalkeeper perhaps!!!
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22/07/2007 16:46:00

I love asia but be carefull what you wish for Tantona, remember kawaguchi
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22/07/2007 17:37:00

Kawauchi saved Japan the other night. READ THE NEWS. Actually don't, The News is bunch of rubbish.
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22/07/2007 17:50:00

Let's hope we do ourselves justice & stuff Fulham & the scum that play for them.
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22/07/2007 21:30:00

we will do fulham, liverpool will be a really tough nut to crack tho, but i think we can crack them too, assuming they beat their opponent...
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22/07/2007 21:46:00

Just how envious am I of Owens and co who are out there!! Just because I said the other day I wasn't in favour of us going, dosen't stop me wanting to be there. Getting excited about Tuesday now. looking forward to shoving some words back down Kamara's throat! PUP
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22/07/2007 21:59:00

agree mate i feel the same, it would have been magic to be out there - i will just have to settle for a place on my sofa...
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22/07/2007 22:06:00

I know Rug trying to work out if my Brother and I can spare a couple of hours during the day....Typical have a busy week this week
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22/07/2007 22:26:00

it is the bonus of working from home for me, altho i am busy too i will take few hours off to sit down and enjoy the game - will sort a match report after then crack on again...
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22/07/2007 23:26:00

A tad over confident aren't we!!!
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24/07/2007 13:55:00

after years of hwat we have been through mate we will milk things for all they are worth - confidence is very high here and why not...
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24/07/2007 15:08:00


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