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Knowing me knowing you - jbaker



1 - Vital Pompey username?
jbaker - not my real name, just a 'guise' that I used to use to express my opinions on sites where people tended to be offended. Just to protect my identity, and its stuck.

2 - Where do you come from/where do you currently live?
I was born in Swindon, but live in Reading, and have done for 15 years. My Dad is from Portsmouth, which explains why I'm a Pompey fan. When I go off to Uni, my main priority was a good uni and near to Portsmouth. So if I get any offers from Exeter or Southampton, I guess I'll be staying there for the next few years. If not it's my only offer so far - Sheffield. No Premier League football there!

3 - How long have you been a Vital Pompey member?
Ermmmm, I think I had an account around the time of D'Alessandro joining, but under a different username, and I hardly ever posted as I was given a long password and didn't know how to post on the front page. (Written in early February 2008.)

4 - What do you think of Vital Pompey? Be brutally honest!
Its sooo much better than any other site that I've come across. It's really good to talk to other people that are as enthusiastic about Portsmouth as myself, and my Dad works in London and my mates don't want to here about Portsmouth, so this site keeps me sane! It's amazing to see how much the site has improved over such a small amount of time, no doubt down to the hard work that Rug and everyone else puts in. (Is that brutally honest enough?)

5 - How did you find out about Vital Pompey?
Newsnow. Vital Pompey had all the most popular stories.

6 - When did you first watch Pompey live - not on box unless this is the only way you have been able to see them? Not necessarily at Fortress Fratton though.
It was sometime in October, first year in Premier League, vs Blackburn. I was 'treated' as I had a German exchange partner over, and I've pretty much been going ever since. In fact I saw every Portsmouth away game at Elm Park (in Reading), but I had to keep quiet as I was in with the home fans.

7 - How often do you get to watch Pompey?
Never used to apart from on the box, as it was too much effort for my Dad to take me when we had Reading on our doorstep (I'm also a fan of football in general).

8 - Who is your favourite Pompey Player - current and/or former?
I loved Linvoy as a Reading player, and even more so as a Pompey player, so I would like to say him. But the attitude that Benji has shown over the last few years has made him my favourite. Matt Taylor is also a Legend in my eyes.

9 - What is you favourite Pompey moment?
No competition. Winning 7-4 against Reading. To go back to sixth form on the Monday, having endured the taunts of my Reading season ticket holding mates when they finished above us in the league last year, was unbelievable.

10 - What are your realistic hopes for Pompey in the future?
After what Harry's been saying to the press this week, I should hope that if we attempt to come 4th, then we should naturally finish in the European places. However my main priority is the FA cup. I've only been to Wembley for a Muse gig, so to go there as a Pompey fan would be the ultimate dream.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 23 2008

Time: 11:06AM

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good to get to know you abit better jbaker... well you fulfilled your ultimate dream with the semi final didnt you - bare in mind this was written in february - hopefully you ae doing it again next month?
pompeyrug
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23/04/2008 11:08:00

Nice one jbaker; good luck with a ticket for the final
UKTony
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23/04/2008 12:02:00

Nice one jbaker. There are a lot of Pompey fans in the Reading Area!
eastneydave
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23/04/2008 12:16:00

Hi jb. You're coming in at a good time. Not too many bad years to suffer before the these great current years. Keep the faith.
storagematt
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23/04/2008 14:15:00

Good one jb - you never know, Reading could even get relegated this season....another one up on your taunting buddies.
Tantona
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23/04/2008 14:34:00

Hi Bakes, Good to meet you, Glad to see you're telling those Thames Valleyites about the true meaning of Football, Keep the Pompey end up!!
pentonpompey
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23/04/2008 18:46:00

Alrite Bakes. so, why jbaker then?? You got a ticket to the final?
pompey4me
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23/04/2008 20:49:00

Nice one Bakes - The story about a Readig boy standing in Elm Park supporting the opposition ... it's like a passage out of Fever Pitch .. have you read it ?
Chix
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24/04/2008 07:46:00

That's a great book Chix. I read it about 12-13 years ago. I remember almost crying with laughter as great chunks of the book relate to yourself & your own club.
storagematt
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24/04/2008 09:47:00

don't go to Southampton university...
The Rabbi
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25/04/2008 09:24:00

cheers guys. nope chix i havent read that book, but might have to take a look! yep i am going to the final, right at the top, giving it my all. pompey4me, no idea why jbaker, my real names oli, just saw the name "jonny baker" on the net and thought "i'll use that!". and rabbi, iv accepted offers from cardiff and southampton, and had my season ticket renewed, so southampton would be soo much easier, just to get to home games. whats wrong with southampton uni (the good one)?
jbaker
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25/04/2008 13:54:00

 

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