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Supporters or doom mongers??

Supporters or doom mongers??
Having listened to the Quay last night and reading comments both on Vital and The News, I cannot for the life of me understand the so called 'supporters' we have that can do nothing but moan and whinge about how bad we are, and that we are going down and Adams should be sacked etc etc.

What would the moaners want?? For us to sack Adams, get in Ferguson and spend £100m on new players and buy success, (not happening at Man City though) of course that would be great and get a new stadium to go with it all, but lets get real, there are limited funds and if anybody doesn't know, Ferguson when he first started was one game away from being sacked due to a poor run. He got that next result and as they say 'the rest is history'.

I appreciate everybody has an opinion, and thank god we have that privilege in our country, but come on, support by definition in the Oxford Dictionary is "be actively interested" and "endure, tolerate" and supportive is, "providing support or encouragement".

So lets all do that eh? Lets make this Saturday the start of our revival and get behind Portsmouth Football Club and give them the 'support' that makes us one of the best set of fans in the country.

There are too many 'only fans when we're winning' out there who are probably those that are coming out with all the doom monger comments, but the true fans have been here before and will, as we have done before get behind the team however they play, because we are blue through and through.

Yes we all get frustrated and yes we all would change things tactically at varying points during the game, but as it stands Tony Adams has the mantle and along with his backroom team are responsible for putting out a playing team to represent our fine city, so until that changes and for the next three and half months or so, TA and the team he picks have clearly got their part to play as well. Hopefully if we give them the 'support' that we have done on may occasions i.e. AC Milan then they will rise to that and respond (hopefully).

Enough said, Play Up Pompey.

Written by Blarmy.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday February 5 2009
Time: 10:42AM

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'Endure' is the right word - watching PFC these days is like being on the recieving end of a Jack Bauer special! That being said, I wouldn't swap it for the world, and quite frankly everyone can pi$$ and moan all they want, it's not gonna change anything. I say let them whinge, because if we're relegated we shall soon see who the real fans are - and I'll be there in rain/snow/sun cheering on our team AND manager whether we be playing Man Utd or Scunthorpe. PUP.
PFCGino
05/02/2009 10:58:00
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I hate all this talk about "real" fans. I can understand the sentiment in this but sometimes I get the impression that some people would like to go back to the "good old bad old days" because they can wear it like a badge of honour and anyone who has not "endured" those days does not have the right to call themselves a Pompey fan - nonsense; you have start somewhere, and better our kids support Pompey than Man U or Chelski. Having said that, supporting a side like Pompey makes you appreciate the good times and, perhaps, just perhaps, teaches you a little bit of humility and the ability to handle victory and defeat with equal measure.
NinjaTim
05/02/2009 11:14:00
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General Moan here. Don't question who are real fans or not by their opinions. Following the team & backing their every kick does not stop just because things are not perfect. Yes, I would rather be in our position than the scummers. Yes, I wish we were this time last year than now. Yes I wish we had a new stadia & training ground. Yes I can moan for England & will carry on doing so whilst I feel I have justification. Yes I well praise the team when it is justified. Don't lecture on who are real fans please. This isn't a Man Utd website!
storagematt
05/02/2009 11:56:00
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I used to go to FP before we got promoted to almost every home game. I've never been able to, nor can I now, afford a season ticket. So when we got promoted, I suddenly couldn't get a ticket for love nor money, why was that? Did FP suddenly reduce seat numbers? No it's because "fans" suddenly saw a local top-flight team and decided to go. If we get relegated, I can guarantee I'll be able to go weekly again. It's just annoying because I have blue blood, yet idiots that don't care about/know anything about the club get to see my team play - ask them about beating Bradford at home 3-1 in 1997 and just about staying up and they probably wouldn't remember a thing.
PFCGino
05/02/2009 12:11:00
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Sorry - not at home but away, but not the point!
PFCGino
05/02/2009 12:13:00
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i will be in the fratton end on saturday with my season ticket seat supporting the boys in blue -- im just hoping we can get that little bit of "luck" we deserve. maybe we should accidentally increase the height of the goals by 10cm so that when we hit the crossbar its in fact a goal! =) id be more than satisfied with a draw against the pool!
pompey--pessimist
05/02/2009 12:39:00
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You can of course retitle this, 'BLIND FAITH or WAKE UP & SMELL THE COFFEE'.
storagematt
05/02/2009 15:19:00
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We are British and it's in our blood to moan about everything! I mean you should just hear the women moan when they are in bed with me!
Seriously though, I don't think the fans can help it. It would be more constructive though to come out with some decent comments like on this site rather than just 'sack Adams'.
sneakay
05/02/2009 15:33:00
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Lets get behind the team on saturday because we really need that 12th man, if its electrifying at fratton park im sure results will turn in our favour.
jtpfc23
05/02/2009 17:00:00
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very true jtpfc23 we need to stay behind the team, and truly support them. i think we should give tony 3 or 4 more games to prove himself...
MFFP
05/02/2009 21:25:00
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