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When was the last time we played at Wembley?



Not how did we win having only had 35% possession but when was the last time Pompey played at Wembley?

I've got mates who support Torquay, Yeovil, and Morecambe who have all been to Wembley for matches in various competitions but I don't know any Pompey fans who have been to Wembley, certainly since the war (the second world one not the Falklands).

So the big question is when did we last play at Wembley and are their any other league clubs who have had to wait so long?

Written by The Rabbi.

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Date:Monday March 10 2008

Time: 4:13PM

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Not in my lifetime, and i'm 35, anyone else??
pompey4me
My dad was 2 weeks old! So, so desperate to get to Wembley with Pompey, especially missing out in '92 & '93. My hope is 3 visits. Win the semi, win the final & then the CHARITY/COMMUNITY SHIELD incase we all forgot that. It could Man Utd too.
storagematt
Had a bit of a check after posing this questions and the Cup Final appearance in 1939 is the last time Pompey were at Wembley, although the BBC mentioned something about 1942? That said Cardiff haven't been there since 1927, which isn't a bad thing.
The Rabbi
The London War Cup Final - 30 May 1942 lost 2-0 to Brentford attendance 72,000. One or two well known names in Pompey side including Reg Flewin.
eastneydave
Who cares when the last time was lads, we are on our way back, am i still dreaming? is it for real? is Rio a goalie? we are going to Wembley.
Owenspompey
Sky Sports have suggested each team will get 33,00 tickets. I thought we would get nearer 40!
storagematt
wot! you've not even been to a concert there - not one of yer :-)
merlin
33 000 tickets...thats more than we have in all of fratton park...in act, its more than 50% more...in fact, its nearly as much as we plan to get in our new stadium...in fact...do you reckon i'll have any problems getting tickets?
pompeycarpet
I think the last time we went to Wembley for a competion game was 1942 but I seem to remember we played an exhibition game their in the early 50's when we were still a top side.
frattonaussie
wembley! i still cant quite believe we are to winning the oldest and greatest cup competition in the world, i cant wait to order my tickets.Just think by september we could have won the fa cup, got into europe, acheived a higher league position than last year,have won another asia trophy type cup with all its prize money, and then got the charity shield. wow.
pompeysno.9
Woaaaahhhhhhhh slow down. we haven't won the semi final yet.
The Rabbi
yep, lets take it one step at a time for now - if we expect too much we'll be on for one hell of a fall if it goes wrong... hopefully all those that deserve tickets will get them - but alot crawl out of the woodwork on occassions like this dont they...
pompeyrug
It was good to enjoy it for a while tho eh??Back to business Wednesday against Brum.
pompey4me
I'd like to see the club put on some free or subsidised transport for the pensioners, disabled etc who regularly support the club at home but can't afford to go to Wembley. With the windfall from this and, hopefully, the final it shouldn't be too much to ask.
frattonaussie
55 is a lot to go and see one game of football...+travel+ we are likely to get to the final...im not convinced we will sell out our allocation for the semis!!!
pompeycarpet
of course we will carpet, no two ways about it... it is most likely that the ticket i get will be closer to 55, if not 55...
pompeyrug
course we will sell out you muppet. 33,000 is not alot really, as if you include that season ticket holders will have a choice of two each, and lets say that theres 12,000 season ticket holders, and half take that option, then thats 18,000 gone, then I would say that there would be more then 15,000 people wanting to go carpet, so its goin to be tough for those none season ticket holders, really tough.
Gleams
bit harsh that gleams... i had thought about season ticket holders maybe having the option of buy 1 for them and 1 other, but that could be almost what 24,000 sold to season ticket holders alone, so it will surely be 1 per season ticket holder?
pompeyrug
Yea, i'm pretty sure season ticket holders will only be entitled to one each, When I got my tickets to Man U they would only sell to you if you ar eon their data base, so they 'know' who is going. If they sell one plus one to season tickets, they dont know who the other one is for, therefore, possibly, ending up in either 'undesireable' hands, or on ebay.
pompey4me
I agree with Gleamer ... Carps you're a muppet !... but seriously, and I don't mean this in a patronising way... forget the cost... go! .. especially you guys who have no responsibilities of kids and families or mortgages etc... I have waited all my life to see Pompey at Wembly and you never know when the chance will come around again... Don't get fooled into thinking that you'll just go to the final we might not win.. Don't take the risk... I was skint in '92 and I mean skint but I decided to go to Highbury and Villa Park and would've begged borrowed or stealed to go the Wembley.. Yes it's expensive and yes it may be hard BUT this is a chance of a lifetime.. grab it with both hands .... As I said I don't wanna sound irresponsibile or patronising but forget about the money GO - The memory will be worth so much.
Chix
Yep chix, that's why I take my kids to every game I can/cant afford! You cant put a price on the weekend we just had in manchester!
pompey4me
Hi lads, does anyone know if members wil get a chance as normal or is it likely to be a free for all?
pentonpompey
Members MUST get a chance before the 'General Public' otherwise what is the point of the scheme!!
eastneydave
The club have just confirmed on the Official Site that Season Ticket Holders and Blue Army/Junior Blues members and other qualifying categories will be first in the queue after that they will decide but are encouraging the public to but tickets for the Brum and/or Villa games to have a chance. They say 'this will be one of a number of initiatives that will be run to ensure tickets to watch Pompey take on West Bromwich Albion at Wembley for a Cup final place are fairly distributed'
eastneydave
Thanks for that dave, i did wonder
pentonpompey
My mum just rung and said that her friend wanted a ticket and could I get one! I said 'her and everyone else'. I ws thinking my mum's friend was after a good day out having jumped on the bandwagon. My mum then explained how her friend had gone to Wembley in 1939 with her dad to watch Pompey v Wolves. I told her to ring The News and tell her story. A ticket might then 'come her way'. I got a ticket for my Uncle to go to Fratton about three years back. He said he hadn't been to a Pompey match since the 'semi-final at Highbury'. I said to him I had gone to that and didn't realise he had too. He then said he was on about the Pompey v leicester semi final of 1949! Amazing. I wonder how many spectators and players for that matter survive from 1939?
The Rabbi
I wonder rabbi, but i also wonder if there is anyone left who witnessed the one and only time the FA cup left England in 1927 after our possible final opponants Cardiff last visited?
pentonpompey
I really hope I can get tickets, I'm prepared to put in for 55 ones if it means its more likely I'll get them. Especially as theres much more chance for the semi than for the final (if we get there!). I think it all depends if season tickets holders get 2 each my chances are much less - but we are going to Villa on Saturday, so hopefully that will help. Still supposed to be away on holiday when the final's on, but will really try to get tickets and cancel the holiday if I do. (Again - IF we get there of course).
tracyc
Thats got me thinking, what a news story that would be if both made it to the final, a meeting of survivours of the last time the two teams played a final, cue the BBC and SKY
pentonpompey
We are not in the final lads, lets not get that big four attitude and lose the support of other people who love Harry and Pompey.
Owenspompey
 

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