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Pompey talk with tracyc



Vital Pompey has previously brought you the 'knowing me knowing you series' - which is still running, so others will be added and if you want to do one just email - and we had the 'talking Pompey with' series last summer, this now returns under a new name and some fresh questions as 'Pompey talk with'...

tracyc was asked 6 questions about the 2008/09 season and what the hopes are for the 2009/10, one and indeed our future, is.

This is what they said...

  • So, sum up the 2008/09 season in 3 words?
    Roller-coaster ride.

  • Suddenly things seem 'a lot brighter' for Pompey with Dr SAF taking over - what are your hopes/aspirations under the new ownership? Assuming everything goes through!
    Whew! I'm still reeling from Dr SAF's arrival on the scene, and really really hoping that it all goes through, with this nagging worry in my mind that 'anything that appears to good to be true, usually is'. But it all looks for real, and it is totally amazing. Of course we don't know how much money Pompey will have to play with do we?

    I hope for a top-notch manager, Bilic would be good choice, but he's far from the only possibility. I don't think we should get too carried away though. I like the idea that FP will be redeveloped with a longer term plan to build a brand new stadium, although 50,000 would be too big, we don't want to be like Monaco with a massive half-empty stadium, that would kill the Pompey spirit. But we can look forward to building for the future.

    I suppose we should be aiming at becoming a champions league side really, but I can't get my head round that. I'd like to see us there or thereabouts for the Europa league every year though, and more cups! More cups would be nice. And I would really like to have our club taken seriously in the football world and have the media stop trying to grind us down all the time. Or is that really pie in the sky?

  • Which players - that we could realistically sign - would you like to see arrive this summer?
    Hmm . . bit unsure on this. Darren Bent perhaps (he does a good impression of Jamie's Mum apparently) Obafemi Martins. Benjani. But I'm sure there's lots out there that I haven't thought about.

  • If you had to select 1 player to 'sell' or 'release' this summer who would it be and why?
    Mullins. Do I have to say why?

  • What are you hoping for from Pompey in the 2009/10 season?
    More stability. No relegation scrap. A good cup run and top 8 finish, preferably qualify for the Europa league. Oh and let's beat Chelski. Just for once! Pleeeeeze!

  • How many Pompey games do you expect to make during that season?
    Well I'm now a season ticket holder, so all the home league games, plus around 4-6 away, and then it depends who we draw/how well we do in the cups. I want to go to Villa, I went there in 92 for the FA cup semi-final against Liverpool, but I've never seen Villa play there! Other away matches possibly in the frame are Everton, West Ham and Wolves.

    Thanks to tracyc for answering these.

    PLAY UP POMPEY!

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    If anyone else wants to answer the questions simply drop me an email as a request, or send your answers to be direct at portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk and I will make it happen.

    Here are the others so far:
    pompeyrug ... sneakay ... Pete Alexander/pedalo ... Owenspompey ... PFCGino ... Gandor1

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday June 17 2009

    Time: 7:44AM

    Your Comments

    good answers tracy, 'stability' and 'no relegation scrap' sounds good, of course along with 'a good cup run and top 8 finish'. another crack at european football would be fantastic - i loved that last time!
    oh, and beating chelski - how good would that be...
    pompeyrug
    Would love to beat Chelski, Tracey. More cups would be nice too! Yep, Dr Saf does sound too good to be true, but it is happening and I think after all the rubbish we have been through this year, we deserve it! (Just wish it was the middle of July already...) I don't think we will be splashing as much money around as ManC, but I hope we will have enough for what we want.
    Gandor1
    Some well reasoned thoughts there Tracey. I hope if our deal goes through it will bring about the stability we need. Living beyond our means is a NO>>NO. Steady improvement both on and off the pitch over years not months will see us as regulars in the top half of the table. Champions league is a long...long way off but another foray in Europe would be nice in a couple of years. By the way was that win against Chelski at Fratton or the Bridge??? Either would be very satisfying.
    cornypomp
    To be honest Corny, it wouldn't matter which, I spose at home would be more likely, which would make at the Bridge all the more sweet!
    tracyc
    We are all using the same word 'stability' and after last season we would all settle for it. Good stuff as always tracyc.
    eastneydave
    Too right there Dave. It's such a boring word, but as you say after last season and what's going on at the moment "stability" will be pure bliss...
    cornypomp
    Beat Chelsea, what about Arsenal too then I think I'm right in saying we have beat every side in the prem, LOVE IT!!
    pompeyyong
    We might want stability, but we are not the ones pumping in millions and millions of pounds. I wonder what Dr Saf wants?
    Gandor1
    SAF as houses. Perhaps SAF could stand for Southampton Always Flogged or SCUMMERS ARE FLICKED !!
    pompeygray
     

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