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Pompey debate of the day (01/10/07)

Pompey debate of the day (01/10/07)

Today's hot topic of debate for the fellowship of Vital Pompey is inspired by the extraordinary events at Fortress Fratton on Saturday and our incredible 7-4 victory over Reading.

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Date:Monday October 1 2007
Time: 9:21AM


I have watched football since i was about six or seven and been going to games since my eleventh birthday present saw me go to my first game. I remeber reading about a game between Charlton and Huddersfield which finished 7-6 or something like that, but never thought i would witness a game like the one on Saturday. We could have scored ten and they could have been unlucky and only got one or two, we were something special and looked like we believed we were a quality side. I wouldnt say it was the mosy exciting, maybe the ganme at Northampton was tense and exciting made all the better when promotion was secured, the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the Milk Cup, and the cup semi-final at Highbury, and that tackle by Andy Awford,oh why Andy!! But i have to say Saturday was wonderful, marvellous and complete value for money, and worth travelling 250 miles each way for. What a game, even my missus commented on Chris Kamara and his reaction to the game, so i now know she does care about Pompey and she is a scouser, KEEP THE FAITH DARLING!!
01/10/2007 09:30:00
Goal bonanza This was a record haul of goals for a Premier League match. The previous record was nine – achieved on seven occasions, most recently at Tottenham when they lost 5-4 to Arsenal in 2004. It was the first time since 1988 (when Luton beat Oxford 7-4) that 11 goals had been scored in the top division. The most goals in a top-division match is 13. It has happened five times, most recently in 1937 when Stoke beat West Brom 10-3. The most goals in any English league game is 17 – Tranmere beat Oldham 13-4 in the Third Division North in 1935.
01/10/2007 09:36:00
i loved every minute of the match but being at a game always makes it all the more special doesnt it - they dont always come across as well on tv do they, so tbh having watched the game again in full on tv it didnt come across aswell so anyone that wasnt at the match might not think it was as good as it was - if you know what i mean... at this point tho i would say this is the best match i have seen, but i will give it more thought, the confidence that we had tho and our belief when we attacked was frightening!
01/10/2007 09:38:00
I agree with Owens we have seen more exciting games because of what depended on it but this was probably the most entertaining especially for the neutral. What would have happened though if Jamo had not had his mad moment? Would the game have finished 2-1 with Pompey shutting Reading out? We will never go but it all contributed to a wonderful experience for all of us there!!
01/10/2007 09:42:00
Weirdest game I've ever attended and what was odd was that although I predicted a rout (3-0) I never thought Pompey were in any danger of not getting the three points. When we scored our second I seriously thought game over, but let's add one or two more even when thye scored before half time I never thought we'd lose.. I was just dissapointed we wouldn't have a clean sheet but still thought 3-1 or 4-1. When Jamo made his 'error of judgement' I thought we'd just go up the other end and score another.... and we did (after a cracking save by Jamo)- Benji's third was great to see go in at the Fratton End and Herman header was not quite as good as his celebration (not exactly Lua Lua !!) The rest of the game I just took in and enjoyed - We were never gonna lose and it was just a case of how many. Solid should've 'ordered Nugget to take the penalty, although I can see why Sulley wanted to get off the mark too. (could you hear the chants of Nugent, Nugent, Nugent on MOTD ?). When Reading scored their fourth I just laughed.... What a game, not the most exciting but one I was pleased to witness and will never forget ......... Not something my brother can say ...
01/10/2007 12:02:00
..... On Friday night I rang my bro to see what time to meet him and he said that he wasn't gonna go as it was only Reading and he had a fishing party to take out (he skippers a boat out of Pompey) - So there was a free ticket going..... I rang my nephew, he couldn't go, my brother in law, he couldn't go, my father in law, he couldn't go, the bloke I take the kids swimming with, he couldn't go.. So I rang a mate who hadn't been up the Park for five years and who I hadn't seen for six months - He nearly bite my hand off .. Maybe he knew something ..... I've had a lot of phone calls from the people who couldn't go since Saturday !! .... but the best one was from my brother .. it went somthing like 'Oh **** ***** **** **** *** why oh why **** **** ******* ** ** ! I think he's coming to the West Ham game !
01/10/2007 12:11:00
at first i thought that kranjcar wanted to take the penalty, but then it became apparent that he wanted nuge to take it but muntari was having none of it was he... tbh i wanted nuge to take it but muntari took a mean penalty didnt he so we cannot complain, knowing the way things are going for nuge he would have missed anyway... what a day and what a game...
01/10/2007 15:19:00
yep mate i think quite a few of us have had those kinds of phone calls/text messages since and even during the game...
01/10/2007 15:20:00
honestly,i havnt seen many games of football, so that probably clinched top spot. not for the game though, as it was more madness - more for the score! (although scorring (almost) twice as many goals, havng twice as many shots, twice as much posetion, twice as many corners and commiting half as many fouls is always a sign of a special game)
01/10/2007 18:21:00
and nuge should have taken the pen. OK, muntari was more likely to score it - but nuge needs the confidence. it wouldnt have mattered if he HAD missed, but he is a classy playor, and i think it would have gone strait in.
01/10/2007 18:22:00
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