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Club before country

Club before country

I care more about Pompey than I do England! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from The Rabbi's poll are thoughts I completely agree with.

I am a proud Englishman and as much as I might try to pretend that 'I do not care' about England at times I know that I do, and always will - however a choice between Pompey and England will yield only one winner every time... Pompey.

What has happened with England over the past few years has seen them slip right down in my order of importance, as I say I do care but the distinct lack of passion, commitment and enthusiasum coming out of the England performances for several years now has seen them go from virtually on a par with Pompey, to Pompey success over England any day of the week.

I was 'disappointed' that we lost out to Croatia last night, at first I thought I was 'gutted' but soon realised it was only disappointment, I have not been anywhere near as 'gutted' as I thought I would be in all honesty, maybe this will come next summer when we aren't there...

I care, before anyone says that I do not, or the other 90 odd percent do not care, just clearly not as much as I - we - do about Pompey!

What the poll asked - Who do you care more about?

How you voted - Pompey 96%, England 4%

Current Poll - Club football finally returns this weekend with a trip to Birmingham, scene of that horrendous 5-0 thrashing the last time we visited.

We may have been hammered that day, but we were the ones that stayed up, so we ended up laughing at the end of the season, but who will be laughing on Saturday - this is what pompeyrug wants to know with this - 'Birmingham v Pompey?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday November 22 2007
Time: 3:10PM

Comments

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Who was the 4% ? - Did AndyCroat vote 4 times ?
Toronto4Pompey
22/11/2007 15:29:00
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:-) i reckon he must have! either that or 'other fans' did...
pompeyrug
22/11/2007 15:32:00
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I found the opening 14 minutes of eng v Cro pretty funny especially Niko Kranjcars goal. if Gerrard or Lampard gave a performance for their club similar to last nights display then they'd be hounded out of the club fast. personally i can't wait for our game at Villa next month when Niko meets Scott Carson again. We should all shout 'shoot' as soon as Niko touches the ball!
The Rabbi
22/11/2007 16:41:00
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hahaha dont let him live it down :)
whitestones
22/11/2007 16:54:00
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Oh yes that's going to be funny isn't it. And something along the lines of 'you thought you were Englands keeper - you were wrong!'
tracyc
22/11/2007 17:08:00
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"niko kranjcar saves england" -should have been the headline this morning. I would love england to do really well, i really would - but under McClaren, we wernt going to win anything - but were england to play sensibly, then yes, as an englishmen, i would rather england won the world cup, than pompey won the FA cup. i really cant stand people saying e are stuck in 1966 - its worse than saying pompey are stuck in 1949. pompey are doing something about it, its time for england to follow suit.
pompeycarpet
22/11/2007 17:35:00
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A few years ago i would have thought it unthinkable that we all cared so little about the national team. However the FA have created a monster which all us honest football fans have come to not trust and now laugh at their incompetence. We now await their next decision, which will probably be made over a big dinner in Durban at the World cup draw. I bet we get Poland and Scotland as two in our group, and Holland will maybe another team to be in our group. We dont deserve to be seeded.
Owenspompey
22/11/2007 18:34:00
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At the moment I think I'd prefer Pompey to England :-)
merlin
22/11/2007 19:17:00
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ARE we seeded? a team that cant even qualify for the european championship? that is truly a disgrace! i expect croatia and russia are both seeded as well then? and scotland for that matter...
pompeycarpet
22/11/2007 19:26:00
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Forever Pompey 1st & English 2nd.
storagematt
22/11/2007 22:03:00
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