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Pompey talk with PompeyFrippy

Pompey talk with PompeyFrippy
I know it was a miserable season, overall, and reflecting on parts of it will be the last thing you want to do but we had to take one for the team!

So, sum up the 2009/10 season in 3 words?
Draining but emotional.

What was your season highlight?
The final whistle of at the cup final. When we outsung Chelsea after losing the cup I have never been so proud to be a Pompey fan. The passion we showed throughout the match was incredible, but to show that much strength after such a draining season was just phenomenal.

12-months ago things were meant to be looking 'a lot brighter' with SAF taking over, we all know this panned out! Charlatans come and gone and we are where we are now. But what are your hopes for our future?
After being promised the moon and the stars, it's easy to be complacent and want riches beyond belief, but like the majority of fans, all I want is some financial stability, clear the debts and have a squad not made up of loans and freebies.

Lets be honest, not much, if anything will come through the Fratton gates player wise this summer. Even so, who, realistically, would you like us to sign this summer? Taking into account we will spend little, or no money, assuming we are not under a continued transfer embargo anyway...
We need at least two senior players. If we can hold on to a few from Jamo, Hreidarsson, Brown, Rocha, Mokoena then I'd like to see us bring in some promising young lads to play alongside them.

Several will go for sure, but who would be the player that you would choose to sell if you could anyway, and why?
Boateng. We'd get a decent amount of money for him, and let's face it, he wouldn't perform in the Championship, he barely performed in the Premiership unless there was a reason to.

And the player that you would love us to keep at Fratton Towers if we could, and why?
Got to be Jamo, he's done so much for the club on and off the field and with his experience he can offer so much. Also, let's not forget he is still one of, if not, the best English goalkeeper.

What are you hoping for from Pompey in the 2010/11 season?
To continue to play good football. A team of hard-working players makes such a difference to how the fans react to the team and if we start on a level playing field with the rest of the league then there's no reason why we can't reach the play-offs. A decent, experienced manager who players strive to impress is also vital.

How many Pompey games do you expect to attend?
It depends. If I'm in the country I'll be at Fratton Park. Maybe 4 or 5.

Finally, as it is a world cup summer how do you think England will do?
There's 2 or 3 teams we can beat, and the rest we should beat. If we play well as a team then I can't see any reason why we can't win it.

Feel free to add anything else you would like to here?
As strange as it may seem I'm looking forward to our season in the Championship. The last time we were there gave us some good memories and I hope we can add to that. Who needs the Premier League anyway?

Questions answered by PompeyFrippy, thanks for your time.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday June 4 2010
Time: 8:04AM

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Good to hear from you Frippy .. Some food for thought in those answers .. Keeping hold of Jamo is pretty key .. especially with Ashdown and Begovic gone
chix
04/06/2010 08:46:00
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the cup final was special, even tho we lost. for all of the pompey fans to stay behind at the end and continue to overpower the, awful, chelski fans was fantastic. no wonder many call the chelski fans 'plastic' - it would be interesting to know how many of these fans are fans from the 'chelsea' days as opposed to the 'chelski' days only...
as for jamo, as i keep banging on about, i would love to keep him as he will be worth 10-20pts next season. clearly nothing will be decided until after the world cup but i am now starting to be less optimistic about our chances of keeping him - that will mean o'brien or stewart as the no.1 next season! i think o'brien is a great talent but he has never played a 1st team game and only has a handful of ressies games under his belt.
pompeyrug
04/06/2010 12:42:00
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Good to see you around too Chix. I was going through my Wembley pictures the other day and had a few of you at the Torch with your "tie-dyed" Pompey shirt.
PompeyFrippy
04/06/2010 14:07:00
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Good to see you around too Chix. I was going through my Wembley pictures the other day and had a few of you at the Torch with your "tie-dyed" Pompey shirt.
PompeyFrippy
04/06/2010 14:14:00
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Interesting answers; i'd have gone KPB to go as well and for the same reason; quite odd really cos for most of the season i was wanting rid of Mok and Mullins.
russellm
04/06/2010 15:55:00
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Good stuff froppy and it was nice to meet you at the Torch too.
eastneydave
04/06/2010 16:14:00
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Ditto Dave, it was great to put a face to the name.
PompeyFrippy
04/06/2010 19:52:00
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Yes it was good to see you at The torch both times Frippy, hope you make it over for a few games next season.
tracyc
05/06/2010 07:56:00
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