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The Pompey view from Basra - Part 1

The Pompey view from Basra - Part 1
So far no Southampton supporters but I believe they may have all gone into hiding!!

Every fan out here is waiting in anticipation of the FA Cup Semi Final and they are all gutted that they are not able to attend, but the match will be on in the Bar/Cabin that we have with no beer as its dry out here, so will be toasting Pompey walking out at Wembley with a Coke or Fanta!!!

Portsmouth FC have now despatched 125 foam hands and 125 foam FA Cups to Basra for the troops which will be expected early next week and the fans that I have told have been cheered up by the news that they will be receiving these gifts from PFC. This is a very generous gift from PFC and a lot of supporters from other clubs are surprised by how generous they have been and the morale has picked up slightly because of this.

As you have probably all heard, it has got pretty bad out here again. Thankfully I don't have to go into the City but we are only a mile from the City Centre so can hear the explosions and as well they decide to send the odd rocket our way. We are protected by Guns, which fire before they hit us but one day they will hit I'm sure. The beds are more like bunkers with a mattress in them, nicknamed Stonehenge as if one does hit then we are well protected at night and the food isn't bad either!!!

Well we shall all be cheering on PFC tomorrow against Wigan in the 100+ degrees that it is out here, but the morale is there still!!! All those that are going to the match then give an extra cheer from us all and if you do see anyone from PFC please send them our best wishes for the match and of course the big game next Saturday.

PUP

Written by PompeyMilhouse28.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday March 28 2008
Time: 3:11PM

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thanks for sharing your thoughts with us PompeyMilhouse28 all the way from basra. keep safe, and best wishes to you and everyone else out there.
pompeyrug
28/03/2008 15:13:00
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I know the feeling mate, i left the Army two years ago and i remember being in Basra and watching Pompey draw with Liverpool in the Fifth Round in 2004 which finished 1-1 at Anfield, Michael Owen's second minute goal was cancelled out late in the game by super Matty Taylor. I was lucky enough to be back for the replay a Fratton Park.
tommo3146
28/03/2008 15:30:00
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All the best PM28, hope the pompey cup stuff arrives in time. Glad it's keeping morale up, Send some pics to Rug so he can put them on the site and we can all share your semi final day!
pompey4me
28/03/2008 17:54:00
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I hope you are all well and safe out there mate, when we were stuck in the traffic the other day, coming back from Spurs, one of our crew reminded us of you and your fellow troops stuck where you are, and it puts it all in perspective. Have a coke or fanta on me mate and i hope to see you soon, come home safe.
Owenspompey
28/03/2008 19:08:00
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Hope you boys can get your hands on some booze if we make the final! Be safe.
Tantona
28/03/2008 19:49:00
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To all my fellow Pompey supporters who are proud to be English, love their country & Queen. God bless our armed forces for doing their duty. Stay safe & we hope to do you proud next Saturday.
storagematt
29/03/2008 21:30:00
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As this falls off the front page, was just wanting to know if the goodies have arrived from the club mate? All the best, enjoy the game saturday.
pompey4me
30/03/2008 20:44:00
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Try and convert a few of the locals to Pompey.
The Rabbi
31/03/2008 14:36:00
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MILLHOUSE ..Stand up straight when I'm talking to you ;) Best of luck out there buddy you know all out thoughts are with you - Let us know when you get the goodies from PFC and I just can't wait to see some pictures of you and the guys sporting 250 form arm attchments ... You raise your Fanta and I'll raise a couple of Stellas for you all - Stay safe mate
Chix
01/04/2008 00:51:00
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