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As a Pompey fan what would you do?

As a Pompey fan what would you do?

With it being the international break and nothing much else is going on, as well as the transfer window being closed so we cannot even make any 'surprise signings' here is a 'hypothetical scenario' for you to ponder!

It all started with the talk about a possible move for Andrew Surman from our neighbours down the road. Clearly I knew he played for the Saints, but I did not actually realise that he was also a massive Saints fan until recently, so even if such a move did come off how hard could it be for him to play for Pompey - particularly against the Saints if he had to?

Anyway as the chat moved on Chix brought up this scenario, 'could anybody here, after supporting Pompey all your life go and play for the Saints… Imagine if you found yourself in the cup final against Pompey and with a minute to go it was 0-0 and you as a scummer player had to take a penalty… Could you ever show your face in Pompey again if you scored… could you just 'do your job?' would it be a case of 'Pompey 'til I die, unless I play for the scum'…'

It would be quite a predicament to be in do you not think fellas?

So, to keep us active and for something to ponder while we whittle away the hours before England play Russia, which then brings us ever closer to getting back to business with Pompey, even though it is purely a 'hypothetical question', what would you honestly do if you found yourself in that situation?


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Date:Wednesday September 12 2007
Time: 7:00AM


At the risk of being shot at, if i was a premier league player for scum, i'd feel i would want to honour my rediculous salary of around £20,000 per week and bury that pen. But, as Dennis Law did against ManU (help me here eastneyd) would not celebrate. After all, whats the difference, if u play against the club you support, you can take a pen. There, ready to be shot at.
12/09/2007 08:33:00
it is a difficult position to be in isnt it mate - most would say they wouldnt have signed for scum anyway, but that is easy to say when it isnt going to happen! if i was a professional footballer and id sign for scum i would have to be just that 'professional' so if i was the penalty taker i would step up and do my duty... if i missed i mised but i wouldnt be trying to miss, you dont bite the hand that feeds you do you, even if the other hand is offering you something that has and will last alot longer...
12/09/2007 08:56:00
Great attempt at being ethical lads, but this penalty is going so wide they are going to be ducking in the tunnel. I coud not ever contemplate scoring against Pompey,I would have to accept the wrath of Burley and the board and go back to my luxury home in Pompey in my Hummer and smile myself to sleep.
12/09/2007 09:01:00
Jimmy Case only brought up the fact that Surmans' a lifelong scummers fan to scare us off. Worked for me..... Given the hypothetical question, in that instance I'd either take the penalty and do 'a Quashie', or tell someone else to take it. They'd be no glory in scoring that penalty....
12/09/2007 10:34:00
do a 'quashie' the scottish answer to johnny wilkinson isn't he :) i suppose i could hope that i was the player fouled - then i could pull the arsenal trick and say i couldnt take it as i was fouled...
12/09/2007 11:41:00
Pompey4me . yes Denis Law scored the goal for Man City in May 1974 that relegated United. He had of course spent many years as a United star but not a United supporter!! Incidentally did you know that Denis Bergkamp was named after Denis Law!!
12/09/2007 12:28:00
And of course (the late) Bobby Stokes, born and brought up in Paulsgrove, scored the goal that won Scum the cup in 1976.
12/09/2007 12:30:00
The shame of it!!
12/09/2007 12:35:00
I would not be on the pitch, i would play for scum, as you say its £20,000 per week minimum, but you have a month or so before that final to get yourself injured, so that would be my ploy. I would be proffesional and NOT be in the lineup.
12/09/2007 12:46:00
My heart says miss it, my head says bang it straight down the middle and score, after all who pays my wages, hopefully i'll have played well enough for Harry to want to sign me, at only 44 i'm in with a chance! lol
Steve C
12/09/2007 13:33:00
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