In that single moment I finally got it
I've been working retail for 10 years, picking and choosing my games to fit my working hours, and have finally got out of retail and got my Saturdays back.
I went to Gibraltar with some mates, took my youngest to his first game for the Bolton pre-season game and talked my cousin into the Bournemouth game (he is a lapsed supporter of some 10 years!) and arranged for us both to meet again for the Oldham game too.
I've got to say, it felt like I'd fallen for the club all over again. I looked over to the Fratton End and felt a lump in my throat and was close to tears as, at 0-0, the whole ground erupted in a wall of noise in support of the club....... their club........ our club more akin to a team celebrating winning the league, not playing their first game of the season. And in an instant, I thought "How can this disappear"?
I've long been sceptical of the Trust. I've always thought that it was about individuals getting their name in the paper and seats in the directors box rather than any meaningful attempt at running the club. Pie in the sky. A pipe dream.
In that single moment last Saturday I finally got it. The Trust just want to give my club a future and even if it doesn't work out, they tried. And they tried because they caught the same bug as me. And there's no cure for it.
Chainrai hasn't got the bug. And it isn't because he has used his millions to find an antidote. He never had the bug in the first place. He has shown with Portpin's recent statement when "pulling out" of the bid the utter contempt he has for the fans, the manager, the team and the club. This man must not win.
I also used to be in the "anything but liquidation" camp. Now, I'd rather the man received nothing than the club fall into his hands again.Written by pastyman72
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