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When Saturday comes, not soon enough

Saturday will mark a momentous occasion for me personally, the match with Reading - if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here - will be my first game of the season, well in terms of in the stadium watching live - and I cannot wait!

As I moved away from my lovely Leigh Park surroundings when I was a nipper to my current South West residence, with the costs of football as it is now, not to mention the travel expenses on top - which are even greater if you cannot drive, like myself - it makes it even more difficult to get to that many games.

However it has been arranged by the tireless efforts of plymouth graham for myself, a couple of his mates, my brother and will be sister-in-law - clearly himself too - to go to Fortress Fratton tomorrow. After a few obstacles along the way, which all being well are okay now, we are virtually good to go.

It is a long old journey on the train but when you do not get that many opportunities to watch the blues you make that sacrifice and take them anyway you can, well I know I do, Either way this train journey is something I will have to get used to again as no matter what the costs are I am getting my season ticket back again next season after too many years without it.

Listening to the games on pfcTV, watching them on sky sports or various other means I might go about are all well and good but you cannot beat that match day travel feeling, preparing for the match and the in person atmosphere that Fortress Fratton gives you, which contrary to what anyone might tell you is the best atmosphere around, coming from the best fans in the world!

Other than pre season, my last in person match was probably the most frustrating match that I have ever watched, it was the 1-1 draw with Fulham from last season, the one when Andrew 'the mercenary' Cole got us a point when we could and should have won by a mile. I can see us winning well tomorrow as we will get plenty of chances, I just hope that these chances are not squandered like they were in that match.

Either way we will be there, pre match Monster Mick Burger and all.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 28 2007

Time: 9:01AM

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A pilgrimage to FP. Lets hope the boys do the business for you & us all. Back to back prem wins are like hens teeth it would be a shame to mess up after last weeks great win at Blackbum. I think we'll sneak it by a goal or two.
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28/09/2007 09:38:00

3 o'clock kick off on a Saturday....bit of a bleedin' novelty these days!
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28/09/2007 09:54:00

im sure we will do them storage... too true Tantona 3pm ko times do not come around all that often anymore do they... either way im well up for the game now!
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28/09/2007 10:01:00

Hope that you have a great day, i know the feeling about the journey we are going down and will be on the road about 6 in the morning ourselves. It is worth it when they play well and we win, bit it is a bloody long way back when we were crap, having to listen to 606 or Terry bloody Christian telling us how great United are, mind you they were bloody poor on Wednesday werent they, you will never win anything with kids will you!! See you all at the game, Play Up Pompey
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28/09/2007 10:22:00

obviously when we win and play well it is all the more enjoyable but i love the whole day out, i really do... ive rarely come away from a game thinking 'god that was ***** why did i bother', even if it has not really been that good a game, as they almost always are if you are there arent they - the day, the atmosphere, the whole package makes it fantastic everytime for me...
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28/09/2007 10:31:00

rug if we wim you are right if we lose i will be doing the "cant believe i f0king bother "routine
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28/09/2007 11:22:00

mw and my crowd are having breakfast in John Jaques then a few bevvys before the game. Really miss the 3pm kick offs. Like to make a day of it and hopefull if we win a few celebration drinks afterwards. Play up pompey!!!!!
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28/09/2007 11:40:00

Give me a wave. I will have a blue shirt on!!
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28/09/2007 12:25:00

i will look out for you dave, you souldnt be too hard to pick out :)
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28/09/2007 12:28:00

enjoy the pre and post match bevvys spencepompey - im sure you will, they taste alittle sweeter when we win tho dont they! like i say russ, win, lose or draw i will enjoy the match - clearly i will enjoy it more after we win, as we will!
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28/09/2007 12:29:00

Rug Of course I'm not hard to pick out! only EastneyDave on North with Blue Shirt on - no need to be sarcastic is there?
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28/09/2007 21:37:00

Have a great day guys, I'll be thinking of you......I'm not bitter it's just not my first home game yet! The build up always got me, getting out the shirt, the scarf and the lucky underpants(okay too much info now) the night before. Not sleeping well, the excitement building up and the bloody knackered feeling just after the alarm goes off at silly o'clock. The journey was great too esp if you passed some other Pompey fans blasting the horns, finally the seeing the flood lights come into sight as you come over the hill on the M-way. Monster Mick Burger I can smell the onions now mmmmmmm.Christ now I'm bloody jealous! Have a great day Rug 3-0 Pompey.
L L Blue
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28/09/2007 21:40:00

Have a good day ruggers, hope the footballing gods smile on us tomorrow, what with the landlord in town!
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28/09/2007 22:51:00

sorry dave... cheers fellas, honestly i feel like a kid in a sweetshop now - im so excited it unreal! i love match days, but when you are going i love them even more... ive got my lucky 2005-06 survial season shirt ready, fresh from a 2 game unbeaten run - i dont change it so long as we dont lose you see... yep i know its 3 games, but ive got a different one for a lge cup run! i cannot wait for the monster mick - they are not quite as monsterous as they used to be, but they are still special! oh and LL Blue i too have my lucky pompey pants, my pompey boxer :)
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29/09/2007 00:03:00

pompey boxers even...
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29/09/2007 00:04:00

ah those traffic jams on goldsmith avenue, the chaos on the roundabout by the pompeycentre, trying to park in frensham road ah brings a tear to the eye
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29/09/2007 13:26:00

it took us about 1 hr and 15 mins to move only a few miles - until then we had made fantastic time on the journey down...
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30/09/2007 11:45:00


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