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The (in)famous Nigel Quashie!

The (in)famous Nigel Quashie!
All through this season, and even in the famous Wembley during the F.A. Cup final itself, his name was heard being chanted from the terraces!

Is Nigel aware? Does he even want to know?

Probably not to be honest.

I'm not certain when this chant originally started up among the fans (can anyone advise on that??), but the first time I can remember using it myself was up at Old Trafford for an FA Cup match in the unforgettable promotion season. Ah, I remember it fondly......

'Quashie's through....he's one on one with the keeper....surely!!'

Of course, rather than take the traditional route of making a name for himself by rippling the back of the net, Quashie decided to aim the ball at the Pompey contingent above the corner flag.....and yes, many people will never forget you for that clumsy effort alone.

I'm well aware that there were countless other frustrating efforts from Nigel that rocketed over the bar during his tenure with us (and dare I say it maybe as many as two that went into the net in style), but for me that one took the biscuit.

So there you have it Nigel....if you ever feel the compunction to tune in to Sky Sports to fondly watch your former club playing, and should happen to hear your name being chanted from the terraces (trust me, you'll hear it in nearly every game we play), feel free to wipe away that nostalgic tear from your eye.....

On a worrying final note, is it just me, or does anyone else feel that Bouba Diop has been showing signs of trying to fill in this role? I can remember quite a few mighty efforts from the big fella that have gone wayward/50 foot over the bar!!

Written by Tantona.

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Date:Sunday May 25 2008
Time: 10:03AM


In the Xmas party special Diop was given the Quashie book on shooting and he obviously read it from cover to cover. Quashie main problem was (is) he is right footed but wanted to prove he was two footed and spent as much time as he could passing of shooting with his left foot to disastrous effect. Great stuff Tantona.
25/05/2008 10:37:00
13 goals in 148 games for Pompey, prolific by the current midfielders standards!
25/05/2008 12:41:00
Sing it loud and sing it well not so proud!
25/05/2008 15:14:00
I think we will be still singing it when some fans will be to young to know who he was.
25/05/2008 21:54:00
I'm guessing there were a few JCL's just this season who were scratching their heads and asking who he was!
25/05/2008 22:14:00
good read Tantona - i wonder who will be getting the 'quashie' treatment most of all next season? early money would have to be on diop, altho i have this feeling he wont play nearly half as much as he did this season...
25/05/2008 23:15:00
Tantona, as a so-called JCL you are absolutely right, I don't know who Nigel Quashie is. But Steve Wigley lived with us for 6 months, I looked after John Beresford and I went to Martin Kuhl's wedding. So there!
26/05/2008 00:42:00
Its the next day now and I'm not feeling so tetchy. Sorry about the above, but I get hacked off with all this JCL nonsense. There are many reasons why people do not or could not go to football matches, and I don't want to bore anyone here with my circumstances. I don't come from a footballing family, never been to a match before this season and didn't even know how or where tobuy a ticket from. I don't know much about football, but I do understand that if Pompey is to move forward, they need a new stadium and a new stadium will have to be filled. Alienating new comers by calling them Johnny come latelys etc., really is not going to fill that stadium.
26/05/2008 13:35:00
thee will always be new supporters, and we need them - the ones that wind me up are the ones that could go to games but cant be arsed unless it is a 'big club' we are playing, or the ones that didnt give a toss about us when we were crap, they have just jumped on the bandwagon now 'we are good'... as said fans have to start somewhere dont they so in all honesty is there a place for the 'johnny come lately' tag - we have all been this at some point havent we...
26/05/2008 14:09:00
Gandor don't worry I'm sure Tatona was aiming this at the FA cup jcl's but I do agree we need to attract new supporters for the new stadium.
26/05/2008 14:17:00
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