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Pompey's next generation

Pompey's next generation

The next generation of fans is crucial for Pompey, yep us lot, along with the people before and before them etc have been and are important still, but the next generation of fans are as important, more so - not that it will make them better or worse - as they have to continue the traditions after us.

Being one of three brothers and a sister, all of us bar the youngest brother supporting Pompey - he as seduced by an Arsenal side including people Ian Wright, Paul Merson, Tony Adams and so on in the early '90's, so took an acceptable red route - you would expect, or at least hope for future generations to carry on our legacy, both as a family and as Pompey fans.

The next oldest son - behind me, I am the eldest son - and his girlfriend became the first to make our parents 'Nan' and 'Grandpa' shortly before midnight yesterday, so here is number one.

Congratulations to them, I am made up for them.

Yesterday had been a fantastic day for me personally, as I had said when I found out Sol Campbell had signed new contract, but the news late in the day that the much anticipated little one had finally arrived really did make it a near perfect day all-round.

The little fella has little option but to support Pompey, not just because of the company he will keep, but as he already has plenty of Pompey knick knacks to feed the early years of his life, as well as his little 'Pompey's no.1 fan' baby suit, his first mission to Fratton will hopefully not be too many years away!

The next generation of Pompey fan has started in our family, now as the littleman grows up we have to make sure that we keep him - along with others that the lot of us will hopefully bring along - a Pompey fan, not letting him be seduced by the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, United, Liverpool and so.


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Date:Saturday September 8 2007
Time: 9:04AM


congrats Rug,
08/09/2007 09:18:00
My boy will one day be logging on as pompeytoulouse and one of the things and having taken hima nad his cousins to a few games now the thing i like about it is because they the next geberation mostly havent seen football in the cola league they are positive pompey fans and are not obssessed with anti scum songs
08/09/2007 09:23:00
Congrats to all of your family Rug, especially your brother and his girlfriend - Tell him the sleep deprivation kicks in after about six weeks. oh an also to get used to wondering around the house in the early hours when everybody else is asleep but he is wde awake... You do you think Im so often on here at ridiculous hours of the morning ...
08/09/2007 10:10:00
thanks fellas - will pass on the well wishes... yep, they certainly do have a fun time ahead of them dont they, he will have to get himself the internet next as then he too can come on here at supid o'clock :) you never know the little fella could maybe one day be a future pompey star!
08/09/2007 10:21:00
Chix - thats right cheer em up!! Congrats from all my crew grandchildren nieces nephews etc.
08/09/2007 10:29:00
The next generation of Pompey fans is a great subject of debate and as Russellm says they wont have the memories of Pompey outside of the top flight (well lets pray they don't). Being seduced by one of the bigger clubs is always a threat but unlike us they will grow up in or have links with a city that boasts an established 'premiership' team. They wont have to experience cold nights at Shrewsbury or lashing rain at Oldham .... but is that what made s who we are ?
08/09/2007 10:42:00
Congratulations rug, preach the word of the Lord (Harry that is) to the young one and they will surely blossom into devout followers of the Pompey Gospel, and lets hope the path is smoother than the one we have had to tread the last few seasons. Well done mate, make the most of them as they soon grow up, and they NEED, the latest gear!!
08/09/2007 12:32:00
Congrats mate! Its just like i said a few weeks ago my lad has never known anything but the Prem, which would be a worry but I keep telling him about the old day's much like my dad told me about the FA cup winnning side and the Div 1 winning sides. We have a real spread in our clan.
L L Blue
08/09/2007 12:53:00
as much as i would like to be a dad myself, im happy being the uncle for now - giving him back is prob a preferred option to me at this point in time... i will preach all things good about pompey, but will also let the little fella know about the bad times too - the times that make where we are now all the more amazing... our old man was a pompey school boy, my bro sucked, i was good but prob not good enough, hopefully the genes have been passed to the next generation and he can be a pompey star...
08/09/2007 13:44:00
Rug, does he require an Agent? I will send you and application form, just think mate we could clean up. However it will be an 80-20 split.
08/09/2007 13:48:00
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