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Lollage....

 

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Love seeing the excitement on the Oxford fan's faces, it's like a cup final for them! [/TD]

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I don't think it's necessarily good that Pompey have signed up a load of freebie players so early as they have got no where to go now and may miss out on better out of contract players between now and the end of the transfer window. I think it's a massive overreaction by Whittingham in response to the shambolic close seasons with no players that they have had the last two summers.

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I don't think it's necessarily good that Pompey have signed up a load of freebie players so early as they have got no where to go now and may miss out on better out of contract players between now and the end of the transfer window. I think it's a massive overreaction by Whittingham in response to the shambolic close seasons with no players that they have had the last two summers.

How very true, because 16 players with no training facilities and no coach is a far better approach to pre-season preparations.

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carlsberg don't do tinpot season fixture review videos, but if they did...

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/video-the-highlights-of-pompey-s-2013-14-fixture-list-1-5202397

 

pmsl

 

he's just such a massive, weasely gimp.

 

... And it's on a camera phone. Lol.

 

pmsl

 

i don't think it's necessarily good that pompey have signed up a load of freebie players so early as they have got no where to go now and may miss out on better out of contract players between now and the end of the transfer window. I think it's a massive overreaction by whittingham in response to the shambolic close seasons with no players that they have had the last two summers.

 

how very true, because 16 players with no training facilities and no coach is a far better approach to pre-season preparations.

 

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"Jordan: The season ticket sales are knocking 6,000 already"

 

 

Just over 5k then.

 

Now, now, be fair.

 

Last week's tweet claimed 5.4k sold, so with some creative rounding up, anywhere over 5,501 sold - an increase of just over 100 tickets sold :D - could conceivably be classed as 'knocking on' 6k.

 

Sha la la etc.

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The delusion just continues, this from one of their boards.

 

However I reckon that every other club looking at their fixtures will be anticipating the fixture against us. FA Cup winners 5 years ago, FA Cup finalists 3 years ago.....that's gotta excite them.

 

That's what Gibraltar thought.

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Love seeing the excitement on the Oxford fan's faces, it's like a cup final for them! [/TD]

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This being Oxford who were in the top division for 6 seasons in the 80s, which with the Skates' season up in 1988 is a whole 2 seasons shorter than Portsmouth have been at the top level over the last 30 years.

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How does a club's size mean a team is confident of promotion? Size has nothing to do with it.

 

It's why their odds are so low in the face of all evidence though... 250,000 idiots still drunk from 2008 sticking £10 they borrowed on them to win whatever division they think they're still in.

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It's why their odds are so low in the face of all evidence though... 250,000 idiots still drunk from 2008 sticking £10 they borrowed on them to win whatever division they think they're still in.

 

They could well get promoted but I fail to see how club size has anything to do with it.

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With William Hill, Pompey are the only team to be odds-on to win promotion in all of the Football League. Wow, pressure! I would take midtable for 2 or 3 seasons![/TD]

 

 

So odds on relegation might be quite good value then?

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If those odds really are a reflection of the expectations within (half empty) Fratton it won't take long for the booing to pick up from where it ended last season when they don't get off to a flying start. Shame.

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With William Hill, Pompey are the only team to be odds-on to win promotion in all of the Football League. Wow, pressure! I would take midtable for 2 or 3 seasons![/TD]

 

 

So odds on relegation might be quite good value then?

 

66/1 with Bet365. Got to be worth a tenner.

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It's why their odds are so low in the face of all evidence though... 250,000 idiots still drunk from 2008 sticking £10 they borrowed on them to win whatever division they think they're still in.

 

If those odds really are a reflection of the expectations within (half empty) Fratton it won't take long for the booing to pick up from where it ended last season when they don't get off to a flying start. Shame.

 

IIRC the skates were trumpeted as promotion candidates last season, yet were relegated in quite spectacular fashion.

 

It might be worth a speculative bet for them to be relegated out of the football league, if their make shift squad of mercenry fails them and as you say, the crowd quickly pick up all of last years booing again, it could crumble very quickly.

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@pn_neil_allen: The moment the fixture computer hammered home the fate of #Pompey. Not that you will hear Fratton faithful complain. http://t.co/y3YWntVp0u

 

That guy is beyond parody - what utter drivel. And what's this supposed to mean

It provided the clattering moment of realisation.

 

Not so much an apple falling off the tree on to Pompey fans’ heads but a wrecking ball.

 

Since when have apples falling off trees on to your head signalled "realisation"? The idea of a wrecking ball falling of a tree on to Pompey fans' heads is not one I was expecting either.

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Apparently they still haven't got their training ground sorted out.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22952043

 

I think the devil is in the detail he states "There is a little bit of fine detail and a little bit of making sure we have accessibility to the site" so the owners wont let you near the place till you pay up front, surely this is not a problem to the blame and guilt free "New, no history, Skates FC (2013)".

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They could well get promoted but I fail to see how club size has anything to do with it.

 

Because empty vessels make most noise ? I assume the echoing around the Fratton End will provide the bestest soundwaves in footballing history, or something. Must be worth 10 points a season (usually to offset the -10 for being massive financial cheats and not being able to run a football club legitimately).

 

I am mildly narked that I will have to choose between Newcastle v Saints and Portsmouth v Newport on Dec 14 unless Sky come in with a Sunday or Monday offer.

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Since when have apples falling off trees on to your head signalled "realisation"?

 

Since 1666, I believe. Though in the incident being referred to it wasn't a specific realisation of gravity, merely an ongoing process of contemplation, and the apple didn't actually fall on Newton's head either, but that's when it happened.

 

Maybe Archimedes' "eureka" moment about the displacement of water, sometime between 230 and 287 BC would have been more appropriate ? It did consist of a bloke naked of all the trappings of wealth running around trying to get clean, then running around spouting words that would make them look like an idiot to casual observers.

 

But this is giving Allen too much credit.

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That guy is beyond parody - what utter drivel. And what's this supposed to mean

 

 

Since when have apples falling off trees on to your head signalled "realisation"? The idea of a wrecking ball falling of a tree on to Pompey fans' heads is not one I was expecting either.

 

He is trying to evoke Newton. As with most of his articles it is overblown and full of flowery analogies.

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I wonder how many 'cup finals' they will claim they will have provided next season?

also, how many times will their fans run on the pitch, cause havoc and generally act like billy big balls in league 2

 

Or invade the pitch and then claim it is the other clubs fault because they couldn't adequately prepare for so many away fans.

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@pn_neil_allen: The moment the fixture computer hammered home the fate of #Pompey. Not that you will hear Fratton faithful complain. http://t.co/y3YWntVp0u

 

Pompeyblue moron:-

Onwards and upwards and let's look forward to the next time we roll that lot up the road over. I 4-1 am looking forward to the journey.

 

If you're anywhere near middle aged, it probably won't happen in your lifetime. You can hope that against all the odds you might draw us in a Cup match and cause an upset, as unlikely as that would be, but you sure as hell won't be playing us in the same division for many, many years to come. Start up a rivalry with Bournemouth and aim for something achievable and more realistic is my advice. You're not in our league anymore, literally and metaphorically.

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I wonder how many 'cup finals' they will claim they will have provided next season?

also, how many times will their fans run on the pitch, cause havoc and generally act like billy big balls in league 2

 

Are you planning on hanging about in the shadows of Fratton (there are plenty) on the off-chance some parent-avenging caped crusading can be done ?

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Or invade the pitch and then claim it is the other clubs fault because they couldn't adequately prepare for so many away fans.

 

Can someone remind me what exciting footballing achievement they were celebrating last season to deem invading the pitch a worthy activity ?

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Hearts administrator = Trevor Birch

 

They seemed quite keen about that on Sky Sports News yesterday, talking him up as someone with experience. He's certainly got that, he even gets a mention in David Conn's footy finances book which was written circa 2004. He was also Chief Exec at Leeds in 2003 and oversaw the Krasner takeover.

 

What I *didn't* know was that he played for Shrewsbury circa 1980 (and therefore probably played in the 1980 Welsh Cup Final when they lost to Newport County), and shuffled around playing for the famous non-league sides of the north west for 8 years after that.

 

Wiki also says he'd have been Saints Chairman if the 2007 takeover by Daniel Williams had happened, which was news to me.

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Pompeyblue moron:-

 

 

If you're anywhere near middle aged, it probably won't happen in your lifetime. You can hope that against all the odds you might draw us in a Cup match and cause an upset, as unlikely as that would be, but you sure as hell won't be playing us in the same division for many, many years to come. Start up a rivalry with Bournemouth and aim for something achievable and more realistic is my advice. You're not in our league anymore, literally and metaphorically.

 

Not for many years either, with Bournemouth two divisions above............

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They seemed quite keen about that on Sky Sports News yesterday, talking him up as someone with experience. He's certainly got that, he even gets a mention in David Conn's footy finances book which was written circa 2004. He was also Chief Exec at Leeds in 2003 and oversaw the Krasner takeover.

 

What I *didn't* know was that he played for Shrewsbury circa 1980 (and therefore probably played in the 1980 Welsh Cup Final when they lost to Newport County), and shuffled around playing for the famous non-league sides of the north west for 8 years after that.

 

Wiki also says he'd have been Saints Chairman if the 2007 takeover by Daniel Williams had happened, which was news to me.

 

T'was mentioned on here several times during Pompey's most recent administration :)

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If you've ever wanted to take a peak inside Mr Allen's drawers, now's your chance...

 

@pn_neil_allen: An assortment of nick nacks found in my drawers. Each telling own inimitable #Pompey story! #byenewscentre http://t.co/71qdNofoSp

 

myty8ahu.jpg

 

A few things from this picture....

 

The egotistical narcissist loon obviously "accidentally" kept the crappy trophies in shot. Not on purpose at all. Also, leaving NewsCentre? Job for the boy maybe?

 

One thing I can confidently say (having read more than enough of his copy), is after 10 years working for national press (2 years at the Echo before that) he will be allowed no where near a national. Seriously he's a shocking scribe that I'm embarrassed to be in the same game as. The way he led the witch hunt against previous "heros" was especially shameless and unprofessional in my opinion.

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The News is moving, lock, stock and Trust PR machine.

 

 

Not seen those stickers before - they seem to be accusing the men who bought in heroes like Norris of being rapists.

 

That's not right, those men financed the historic cup win and that glorious victory at St Mary's that denied the scummahs a return to the Premier League...those stickers suggest that the few are fickle, will rewrite history at the drop of a clown hat, and will briefly dedicate their life to the next person who shows them any affection.

A bit like an aged, milky-eyed, manky dog at a last resort rescue centre.

 

#victims

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