Vital Football

What goes around comes around

What goes around comes around
However we were quite evangelistically minded and soon we had converted a little posse. This led to some great big light-hearted bundles with the Scummers at the school.

At this time in Pompey's history we had a moron like chairman called John Deacon, and we were so.. so.. so skint that the Scummers used to throw penny's to us across the street. Sadly our only retort of any worth was "We`ve got a better ground than the Dell" or "Our support is bigger than yours" even the two seasons we had together in the old second division prior to this they beat us in every game.

When we bought one of their players it was usually a crappy old cast off rather than an up and coming talent - Macca excepted, and yes I know that was much, much later - what young talent we did have soon got sold off, funnily enough one got sold to Spurs - Graham Roberts.

We were bottom of our league and going further and further down to eventually being bottom of the old fourth division, whilst those lot up the road went form strength to strength an odd Wembley trip or two. All with a wiley older manager who used a fantastic combination of youth and older experienced top notch pro's at the end of their careers, who had been there, done it and swapped the proverbial shirt. That Manager then enthused these old Pro's and brought out some great performances at the twilight of their careers. This led to second place in the top Division, European football and a league cup final - and a crappy feature film a bit like "Goal" starring the guy who played Lovejoy. (Love me more like.)

Its funny how history imitates itself and things that go around often come around.

It was sad to hear that Scumpton nearly went into administration recently - any one got any penny's!

Written by plymouth graham.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

To join the Vital Pompey debate - in the forum or with comments on articles - simply take a few seconds to register an account.
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday September 15 2007
Time: 1:47AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
As long as we have 25 years in the prem & they wallow below.
storagematt
17/09/2007 15:08:00
0
yep, they do say what goes around comes around, which it often does...
pompeyrug
17/09/2007 17:04:00
0
Graham thanks for the reminder of the two doubles they did over us in 74/5 and 75/6 still ingrained in my memory you began to wonder thses times would ever come again but you had to just keep believing.
eastneydave
17/09/2007 19:45:00
0
And talking of school a few years ago my daughter got in trouble for calling another girl a scummer who had a scummer shirt on in Hastings!!
eastneydave
17/09/2007 19:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

On this day in history...24th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th May.

Sheffield United loanee open to Pompey return

McNulty would welcome a permanent transfer to Pompey. Although the Sheffield United striker could well be part of new manager Wilder's plans, so the chances seem 50:50 at best?

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)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop6%
Davies4%
Burgess21%
Barton51%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug66
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue22
4.Copnor4321
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4