Vital Football

The dirty dozen - Pastyman72

The dirty dozen - Pastyman72
Always looking for membership participation Vital Pompey is looking to conduct a number of Vital Pompey summer interviews with 'The dirty dozen' series, so all you have to do is email your answers (portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk) to these questions and I will then publish them.

Next up is Pastyman72, so without any further a do here are the answers given...

1) Maybe its viewed as an 'odd question' but did you enjoy the 2011/12 season?
I've certainly seen more enjoyable seasons over the years but I always enjoy a football season whatever the outcome. Call me a masochist but I enjoy it even more when it's "us against the world" which, since the collapse of CSI, it's certainly felt like.

2) What was your 'highlight' of the season?
Michael Appleton joining the club. A breath of fresh air with exactly the attitude we need. And an eye for a decent young, hungry player as well.

And not losing to the Scum of course.

3) And your 'lowest point' of 2011/12?
The collapse of CSI and administration. Couldn't be anything else really!

4) Who was your player of the season, and why?
Greg Halford. Solid and dependable throughout, I thought.

5) What about the player you think contributed the least and should not have been with us?
Controversy here by not naming Kitson, I suspect. I'll go with Kanu. Did little to justify his contract extension for me. At least Kitson did play and even tried at times. Not many times, granted, but occasionally................

6) How do you feel about playing in the third tier of English football?
Been there before so holds no fear for me. I suspect the play will be a bit more rugged but when you've seen Mick Kennedy crippling Glenn Hoddle, sometimes you yearn for no-nonsense football again. Bring it on!

7) Will you be getting a season ticket for the 2012/13 season or just 'picking and choosing' your games?
Alas, my retail work means I get very few Saturdays to myself so picking and choosing will again be the order of the day!

8) What team are you most looking forward to facing next season?
As stated before, I was born in Gibraltar, left at 9 months old and was planning to return for the first time later this year for my 40th. This has now been brought forward due to the pre-season friendly so looking forward immensely to that!

In a regular season game, I'd have to say Crawley as it's "just down the road" for us West Sussexers!

9) And the team you are least relishing?
Sheffield United. They'll be like a wounded animal after their play-off defeat and I still remember losing 1-0 to them at Bramall Lane after a spirited rear-guard action after going down to 8 men. Even then they needed a Paul Mariner own goal! Bad memories!

I think they'll be tough to beat next year.

10) It is tough to know who will, and will not, be with Pompey in the 2012/13 season but at the moment who is your early tip for the player of the year?
God alone knows! If Etuhu stays, he might have the measure of the League 1 defences. Or Futacs! With nothing concrete, I'll have to defer my answer to this one.

11) Which youngster do you think will make the biggest impression during the upcoming season?
If Magri stays, we could actually see him get a game. Either Magri or a young keeper - I suspect whoever ends up in goal will get a fair few shots to save!

12) At the time of asking this it is still early doors but what are your hopes/expectation for the 2012/13 season?
Nothing more than consolidation, an end to administration and, hopefully, not falling into a third admin after a few months!


Thanks again to Pastyman72.

So, what you waiting for!

Get your answers to me right away (portsmouth@vitalfootball.co.uk) and I will get them published one by one...

Previous interview
UKTony - here.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Pastyman72
Date:Saturday June 2 2012
Time: 4:28PM

Comments

0
nice one Pastyman, like you i have the arrival as appy as one of, of not the, highlights of another tough season.
really looking forward to, hopefully, the emergence of sam magri - i know that he would almost quite literally kill to be given his chance with pompey.
pompeyrug
02/06/2012 16:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Bolton's Wilkinson unlikely to play for Pompey?

Cookie isn't too hopeful of Wilkinson being fit for the play-offs against Plymouth, which means Pompey are probably unlikely to ever see the Bolton striker in a Blues shirt!

Plymouth play-offs dates confirmed!

Dates had pencilled in for the play-off with Plymouth, we now know for sure it'll be a Thursday and Sunday for this. With Pompey knowing if it's home or away first after Northampton.

Pompey Know Play Off Dates (4/5/16)

The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season, here are the dates Pompey need to pencil in for a second bite at the League One cherry via Wembley.

On this day in history...4th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 4th May.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hartlepool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Murphy48%
Stevens0%
Burgess7%
Barton0%
Freeman0%
Doyle0%
Hollands3%
Naismith22%
Roberts11%
Evans0%
Smith3%
Sub - McGurk0%
Sub - Chaplin3%
Sub - Whatmough3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 45 28 12 5 96 35
2 Accrington 45 24 12 9 84 26
3 Oxford 45 23 14 8 83 40
4 Bristol Rovers 45 25 7 13 82 30
5 Portsmouth 45 21 15 9 78 32
6 Plymouth 45 23 9 13 78 21
7 Wimbledon 45 20 12 13 72 13
8 Cambridge 45 18 13 14 67 11
9 Leyton Orient 45 18 12 15 66 -2
10 Wycombe 45 17 13 15 64 4
11 Exeter 45 17 13 15 64 1
12 Carlisle 45 16 16 13 64 0
13 Mansfield 45 17 12 16 63 8
14 Luton 45 18 9 18 63 -1
15 Barnet 45 16 11 18 59 -4
16 Hartlepool 45 15 6 24 51 -18
17 Notts County 45 14 9 22 51 -24
18 Yeovil 45 11 15 19 48 -15
19 Stevenage 45 11 14 20 47 -15
20 Crawley 45 13 8 24 47 -30
21 Morecambe 45 12 9 24 45 -22
22 Newport 45 10 13 22 43 -20
R Dag & Red 45 8 10 27 34 -34
R York 45 7 12 26 33 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.storagematt8
2.Copnor434
3.Emsworthianblue3
4.mslorna482
5.FrattonBlue2
6.eastneydave2