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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch View Post
    Q What do the following football teams all have in common?

    Chesterfield
    Sćunthorpe
    Rochdale
    Fleetwood
    Burton Albion
    Shrewsbury
    Bury
    Southend
    Northampton
    Oxford United
    Bristol Rovers
    AFC Wimbledon
    All been luckily promoted from League 2 on a smaller budget ahead of the mighty fan owned Portsmouth since they were wrongfully demoted to that division?

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    It was rhetorical Doc, I didn't want to pass up another opportunity to belittle our neighbours. I know how many of them like to pop in here for a look-see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Balls View Post
    Been so wrapped up with how crap we are that I had no idea they'd even played, let alone lost. That's cheered me up slightly.

    So they're 2 points off falling out of the play offs and 7 points from automatic promotion.

    From League 2. Statistically the easiest division to get promoted from!
    In the past I've been bored and thought "oh yeah Pompey, wonder how they're getting on", take a look at the table and "ugh? Where the **** are they?" Then it dawns on me, I'm looking at league 1.

    "Holy **** that's right, they are still in league 2...hahahahaha".

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    I wonder if Adkins would take the job? He'd be a really good appointment for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buctootim View Post
    I wonder if Adkins would take the job? He'd be a really good appointment for them.
    I'd only be in favour of that if he maintained the success he managed at Reading (relegation and failure to get promotion) and at Sheff Utd (failure to get promotion)

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    Run Nige, run as far away from that place as you can get.

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    I'd hate to see Adkins there.

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    I don't think Nigel would go there.

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    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/spo...tness-12559071

    Surprised he's not going back to his 'spiritual home' - surely they'd break the bank to get him back there? Or sell more 'shares' to raise the necessary cash?

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    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/fo...ited-1-7806431

    Instances of racial abuse had prompted the city to rally round the central defender and condemn such Fratton Park terrace behaviour.
    #bestest

    They've been abusing their own players since the 1940s. Although, I am surprised Neil Allen was allowed to write such a libellous comment, it's nothing more than fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/fo...ited-1-7806431



    #bestest

    They've been abusing their own players since the 1940s. Although, I am surprised Neil Allen was allowed to write such a libellous comment, it's nothing more than fake news.
    That whole piece serves only 2 purposes.

    1. Pompey's claim to have the second black player ever playing for them [surprised they didn't claim the first].
    2. Promote nobhead neil's book.

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    Slightly off topic but worthy of a mention I feel is the opening sentance in last Thursday's News. The front page headline story was about a serial fly tipper who, according to the News, 'had blighted many beauty spots across Portsmouth'. If any English students ever needed an example of the perfect oxymoron.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston Super Saint View Post
    That whole piece serves only 2 purposes.

    1. Pompey's claim to have the second black player ever playing for them [surprised they didn't claim the first].
    2. Promote nobhead neil's book.
    'His quick wit' I suspect Allen had to look up the meaning of wit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston Super Saint View Post
    That whole piece serves only 2 purposes.

    1. Pompey's claim to have the second black player ever playing for them [surprised they didn't claim the first].
    2. Promote nobhead neil's book.
    Walter Tull at Northampton (and Tottenham I believe) and Jack Leslie at Plymouth would be two prior to the Pompey claim that I know of off top of head who played professionally in England prior to WW2 (WW1 in Tull's case). Probably there are at least one or two others? Leslie is a crazy story, he was picked for England while at Plymouth and then dropped when they found out he wasn't white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyboy View Post
    Walter Tull at Northampton (and Tottenham I believe) and Jack Leslie at Plymouth would be two prior to the Pompey claim that I know of off top of head who played professionally in England prior to WW2 (WW1 in Tull's case). Probably there are at least one or two others? Leslie is a crazy story, he was picked for England while at Plymouth and then dropped when they found out he wasn't white.
    OK did a search and found another, Arthur Wharton who was a goalkeeper and the first black pro footballer.

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    Maybe they will get the first gay player to come out ?
    I feel sure that he would be treated with respect and dignity !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyboy View Post
    OK did a search and found another, Arthur Wharton who was a goalkeeper and the first black pro footballer.
    Didn't Saints have a black GK, possibly in the 1920's, Alf Charles ?

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    Just googled Alf Charles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf_Charles - inside forward, 1937.

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    Can I be the first to wish Portsmouth Community Football Club [est.7 Feb 2012] Happy 5th Birthday

    And what a five years it has been. Who could forget that highest-ever league finish last season, 6th place in the fourth division. Awesome.

    Or the hysteria on Portsea Island on reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup, beating towering giants like Macclesfield, Accrington Stanley and Ipswich on the way to glory.

    Never mind that those are the only FA Cup ties that they've won in their history, having gone out in the first round every other season.

    So HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKATES. Here's hoping you have a blue blue future.

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    Is the club really five years old already? - how times flies when you are jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickn View Post
    Slightly off topic but worthy of a mention I feel is the opening sentance in last Thursday's News. The front page headline story was about a serial fly tipper who, according to the News, 'had blighted many beauty spots across Portsmouth'. If any English students ever needed an example of the perfect oxymoron.......
    I didn't realise 'to blight' meant 'to improve'.

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    5 years without cheating their way to a cup final? Good to see that they haven't repeated the mistakes of the football club that played at Fratton Park before this new one.

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    In health news, another glorious victory for the spiritual home of the few.
    The Shepherd's Crook, the traditional home pub within a fat squirt of Fratton Park, has scooped the Portsmouth City Council award for the dirtiest pub on Portsea.
    When visited by health inspectors it was the only pub in the city to score zero in hygiene ratings.

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    [QUOTE=rallyboy;2460966]In health news, another glorious victory for the spiritual home of the few.
    The Shepherd's Crook, the traditional home pub within a fat squirt of Fratton Park, has scooped the Portsmouth City Council award for the dirtiest pub on Portsea.
    When visited by health inspectors it was the only pub in the city to score zero in hygiene ratings. [/QUOTE

    Is that where the dirty pish smelling tramp TCW frequents? Anywhere he visits needs fumigating and hosing down with bleach to remove all trace of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyboy View Post
    In health news, another glorious victory for the spiritual home of the few.
    The Shepherd's Crook, the traditional home pub within a fat squirt of Fratton Park, has scooped the Portsmouth City Council award for the dirtiest pub on Portsea.
    When visited by health inspectors it was the only pub in the city to score zero in hygiene ratings.
    amazing that from a city of 1 gene

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    The landlord spent the last of the cleaning money on a `share'.

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    http://teamlocals.co.uk/place/the-shepherds-crook/

    The Shepherds Crook is renowned in Portsmouth for being the official Portsmouth Football Club supporters’ pub, mere minutes away from the Fratton Park Stadium where Pompey play at home.

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    [QUOTE=ericofarabia;2460969]
    Quote Originally Posted by rallyboy View Post
    In health news, another glorious victory for the spiritual home of the few.
    The Shepherd's Crook, the traditional home pub within a fat squirt of Fratton Park, has scooped the Portsmouth City Council award for the dirtiest pub on Portsea.
    When visited by health inspectors it was the only pub in the city to score zero in hygiene ratings. [/QUOTE

    Is that where the dirty pish smelling tramp TCW frequents? Anywhere he visits needs fumigating and hosing down with bleach to remove all trace of him.
    That'll be him p*ssing on the seats again then.

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    I can only conclude that the News have set some poor work experience nark to ape the wonderful Mr Allen. Anyways, it's resulted in a fantastic piece about the legendary power of the amazing few including:

    - The night "Ronaldinho and Co paid tribute to the Fratton faithful."
    - Laugh-a-minute spelling and grammar errors such as: "A special night which has gone down in Pompey Legend. A huge army of 12,000 fans mad the pilgrimage to Anfield for the League Cup tie."
    - A non sequitur of an ending: "Here’s five other memorable games when the club’s following took centre stage." (except there aren't five other games)

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/pompey/the-days-when-pompey-fans-showed-their-might-1-7810470

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38885629

    Avram Grant has ended his time as Ghana coach after more than two years in charge of the Black Stars.

    The Israeli's contract is shortly to expire and at the Africa Cup of Nations, where Ghana finished fourth, he said there would be no renewal.

    Grant said he had met with Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi and informed him "the time is right for me to move on to a new challenge".
    A return to his spiritual home?

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    You mean Horton Heath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danbert View Post
    I can only conclude that the News have set some poor work experience nark to ape the wonderful Mr Allen. Anyways, it's resulted in a fantastic piece about the legendary power of the amazing few including:

    - The night "Ronaldinho and Co paid tribute to the Fratton faithful."
    - Laugh-a-minute spelling and grammar errors such as: "A special night which has gone down in Pompey Legend. A huge army of 12,000 fans mad the pilgrimage to Anfield for the League Cup tie."
    - A non sequitur of an ending: "Here’s five other memorable games when the club’s following took centre stage." (except there aren't five other games)

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/pompey/the-days-when-pompey-fans-showed-their-might-1-7810470
    F**k me they really are desperate to grab at anything in order to try and distract from the fact that they failed to get promotion last season. Again. And they aren't looking too certain to get it this season either.
    What a totally cringeworthy effort at journalism that is. Most of those are just examples of the skates having a moan because they got relegated. Or went bust. Again.

    As for the Milan game...... 'hey look! We managed a draw!'

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    Can I be the first to congratulate the Skates on beating Accrington Stanley at home. With that result, they're sitting pretty in sixth spot in League 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Biscuits View Post
    F**k me they really are desperate to grab at anything in order to try and distract from the fact that they failed to get promotion last season. Again. And they aren't looking too certain to get it this season either.
    What a totally cringeworthy effort at journalism that is. Most of those are just examples of the skates having a moan because they got relegated. Or went bust. Again.

    As for the Milan game...... 'hey look! We managed a draw!'
    They have a habit of celebrating plucky draws. Tinpot.

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    I heard the Scouse idiot on Solent droning on about "this club has been here for hundreds of years".
    I hope someone tells him quickly it's somewhat less than that. 5 to be exact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets B Avenue View Post
    I heard the Scouse idiot on Solent droning on about "this club has been here for hundreds of years".
    I hope someone tells him quickly it's somewhat less than that. 5 to be exact.
    Come on, credit where it's due, they've just won a game in the fourth division against...ah...mmmm....oh.... Accrington Stanley? Whoadey?

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    Accrington Stanley? Who are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Biscuits View Post
    Accrington Stanley? Who are they?
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets B Avenue View Post
    I heard the Scouse idiot on Solent droning on about "this club has been here for hundreds of years".
    I hope someone tells him quickly it's somewhat less than that. 5 to be exact.
    2012 is hundreds of years to be fair.

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    I hear Cook on Solent today. Does he normally sound like a frog with a sore throat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suewhistle View Post
    I hear Cook on Solent today. Does he normally sound like a frog with a sore throat?
    It's coz he's a ' proper manager' and is yelling at his players all game. Passionmostest manager ever.

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    Having a read on the #pompey twitter timeline. Looks like Naismith was booed when he came on as a sub, despite their fans NEVER ever abusing their own players.

    Meanwhile, I wonder if this is and his personal drink stash?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    They have a habit of celebrating plucky draws. Tinpot.
    Yes indeed. The biggest was The 2-2 Draw, where a breathtaking 20 pass attack culminated in Norris striking a spectacular bicycle kick equaliser in the 98th minute, thereby denying us promotion that year and at the same time saving them from relegation.

    Happy 5th birthday Skate toddlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Munster View Post
    Yes indeed. The biggest was The 2-2 Draw, where a breathtaking 20 pass attack culminated in Norris striking a spectacular bicycle kick equaliser in the 98th minute, thereby denying us promotion that year and at the same time saving them from relegation.

    Happy 5th birthday Skate tiddlers.
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    I LOVE MY WIFE!!!

    I should add that the following exchange was, I'm told, all done in the spirit of humour and good spirits.

    My wife is a medical assistant. This week she was at the reception desk. She was chatting with a patient who came from Portsmouth. She told him she was married to a guy from Southampton, and eventually, of course, he piped up with pride "We call then Scummers, ya know".......After all the paperwork was done, she told him to take a seat. He walked towards a seat, and she called out "Not there please sir....in the corner, that's where we make the Skates sit."

    All those years when I told her all about the rivalry, I thought she wasn't listening!! Bless her!!!
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    Bravo and Well Played to Mrs Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Saint View Post
    I LOVE MY WIFE!!!

    I should add that the following exchange was, I'm told, all done in the spirit of humour and good spirits.

    My wife is a medical assistant. This week she was at the reception desk. She was chatting with a patient who came from Portsmouth. She told him she was married to a guy from Southampton, and eventually, of course, he piped up with pride "We call then Scummers, ya know".......After all the paperwork was done, she told him to take a seat. He walked towards a seat, and she called out "Not there please sir....in the corner, that's where we make the Skates sit."

    All those years when I told her all about the rivalry, I thought she wasn't listening!! Bless her!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Saint View Post
    I LOVE MY WIFE!!!

    I should add that the following exchange was, I'm told, all done in the spirit of humour and good spirits.

    My wife is a medical assistant. This week she was at the reception desk. She was chatting with a patient who came from Portsmouth. She told him she was married to a guy from Southampton, and eventually, of course, he piped up with pride "We call then Scummers, ya know".......After all the paperwork was done, she told him to take a seat. He walked towards a seat, and she called out "Not there please sir....in the corner, that's where we make the Skates sit."

    All those years when I told her all about the rivalry, I thought she wasn't listening!! Bless her!!!
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    All things being equal, and looking at the fixtures, they could be outside of the play off places tonight.

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    That is such a poor division that I still can't see them dodging promotion again, that would be an epic achievement.
    So tonight is the big one - win at home and I suspect they will scramble into third for the rest of the season.
    That would mean they could rejoin bigger clubs like Bury, Rochdale and Fleetwood.

    But credit where it's due, and they do love a bit of credit.
    They have come a a long way in five years - from the bottom of League One, all the way to...half a dozen places below that.

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