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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.

 

Ooof.

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26 going on 60

 

8:50 AM on 21/06/2013

 

More cracking news from Fratton Park!!!

 

Who the hell do we pick for a starting XI!?! Nice having depth to choose from. This is so much more pleasant that Appletons quad he built from scratch, as GW's looks so much more balanced.

 

"You dirty s(ummers, we're coming for you..."

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Another player who has snubbed bigger wages to come to Fratton :lol:

 

Yeah, as he hobbled out of the hospital a host of big clubs were queued up trying to sign him, but there was only one place he wanted to go - he shrugged off the massive offers from Burton and Gillingham and joined the best club side in world football, probably because of the mighty blue army that never gave up...apart from when they booed, or just didn't go to games.

 

 

Previously they just blatantly lied about outbidding other sides, now they are fibbing about other sides outbidding them.

 

 

 

Deluded.

I just wish they would stop making stuff up, is that too much to ask?

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Another player who has snubbed bigger wages to come to Fratton :lol:

 

Yeah, as he hobbled out of the hospital a host of big clubs were queued up trying to sign him, but there was only one place he wanted to go - he shrugged off the massive offers from Burton and Gillingham and joined the best club side in world football, probably because of the mighty blue army that never gave up...apart from when they booed, or just didn't go to games.

 

Previously they just blatantly lied about outbidding other sides, now they are fibbing about other sides outbidding them.

 

Deluded.

I just wish they would stop making stuff up, is that too much to ask?

 

Don't forget that Gillingham's high quality recruitment policy has led them to make Tommy Forecast a contract offer, so he'd be in some excellent company.

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Pre-season 'Spot the difference' competition...

 

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TUE 09 JUL Havant & Waterlooville

 

SAT 13 JUL Bognor Regis Town

 

TUE 16 JUL Braintree Town

 

SAT 20 JUL Charlton Athletic

 

TUE 23 JUL AFC Bournemouth

 

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Wednesday 17th July (7pm local time)

UE Llagostera vs Southampton – Estadi Josep Pla i Arbonès, Spain

 

Saturday 20th July (7pm local time)

Palamós CF vs Southampton – Nou Estadi Municipal de Palamós, Spain

Wednesday 24th July (6pm local time)

Southampton vs FC Schalke 04 – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 27th July (5pm local time)

Southampton vs Beşiktaş J.K. – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 3rd August (8pm local time)

Celta Vigo vs Southampton – Estadio Municipal de Balaídos

 

Saturday 10th August (3pm BST)

Southampton vs Real Sociedad – St Mary’s

 

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26 going on 60

 

8:50 AM on 21/06/2013

 

More cracking news from Fratton Park!!!

 

Who the hell do we pick for a starting XI!?! Nice having depth to choose from. This is so much more pleasant that Appletons quad he built from scratch, as GW's looks so much more balanced.

 

"You dirty s(ummers, we're coming for you..."

Yep, they're up to 17 now. One more and they'll be able to fill the bench as well.

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Pre-season 'Spot the difference' competition...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

TUE 09 JUL Havant & Waterlooville

 

SAT 13 JUL Bognor Regis Town

 

TUE 16 JUL Braintree Town

 

SAT 20 JUL Charlton Athletic

 

TUE 23 JUL AFC Bournemouth

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Wednesday 17th July (7pm local time)

UE Llagostera vs Southampton – Estadi Josep Pla i Arbonès, Spain

 

Saturday 20th July (7pm local time)

Palamós CF vs Southampton – Nou Estadi Municipal de Palamós, Spain

Wednesday 24th July (6pm local time)

Southampton vs FC Schalke 04 – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 27th July (5pm local time)

Southampton vs Beşiktaş J.K. – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 3rd August (8pm local time)

Celta Vigo vs Southampton – Estadio Municipal de Balaídos

 

Saturday 10th August (3pm BST)

Southampton vs Real Sociedad – St Mary’s

 

 

Thats feels good, have a great weekend Lord T. :tophat:

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Pre-season 'Spot the difference' competition...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

TUE 09 JUL Havant & Waterlooville

 

SAT 13 JUL Bognor Regis Town

 

TUE 16 JUL Braintree Town

 

SAT 20 JUL Charlton Athletic

 

TUE 23 JUL AFC Bournemouth

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Wednesday 17th July (7pm local time)

UE Llagostera vs Southampton – Estadi Josep Pla i Arbonès, Spain

 

Saturday 20th July (7pm local time)

Palamós CF vs Southampton – Nou Estadi Municipal de Palamós, Spain

Wednesday 24th July (6pm local time)

Southampton vs FC Schalke 04 – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 27th July (5pm local time)

Southampton vs Beşiktaş J.K. – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 3rd August (8pm local time)

Celta Vigo vs Southampton – Estadio Municipal de Balaídos

 

Saturday 10th August (3pm BST)

Southampton vs Real Sociedad – St Mary’s

 

 

B*gger I was looking forward to going to Waterlooville, Braintree and Bognor

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Portsmouth FC ‏@officialpompey 30m

Season ticket sales up to 6,406 and the ticket office is open from 10am-2pm tomorrow #pompey

 

Tom Emmans ‏@EmmansizX 27m

Cannot believe we have sold 6,400 season tickets! Best fans in the land! #pup #Pompey #legends

 

Martin McInnes ‏@Pompey_1976 25m

6,406 season tickets sold already #pompey

Blimey and existing season ticket holders have time still to reclaim their seat

 

Lou Formby ‏@chimer1898 3h

With Ricky Holmes now signed - is this shaping up to be the best looking squad we've had in years?! Roll on 3rd Aug! #Pompey

 

However, there is one sensible comment

 

Sam Wiltshire ‏@samwiltshire 8h

I really do hope #Pompey do not sign any more players, have we not learnt from the past yet?!

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Pre-season 'Spot the difference' competition...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

TUE 09 JUL Havant & Waterlooville

 

SAT 13 JUL Bognor Regis Town

 

TUE 16 JUL Braintree Town

 

SAT 20 JUL Charlton Athletic

 

TUE 23 JUL AFC Bournemouth

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Wednesday 17th July (7pm local time)

UE Llagostera vs Southampton – Estadi Josep Pla i Arbonès, Spain

 

Saturday 20th July (7pm local time)

Palamós CF vs Southampton – Nou Estadi Municipal de Palamós, Spain

Wednesday 24th July (6pm local time)

Southampton vs FC Schalke 04 – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 27th July (5pm local time)

Southampton vs Beşiktaş J.K. – Stadion Villach Lind, Austria

Saturday 3rd August (8pm local time)

Celta Vigo vs Southampton – Estadio Municipal de Balaídos

 

Saturday 10th August (3pm BST)

Southampton vs Real Sociedad – St Mary’s

 

 

it does make me laugh that some of you cannot understand the concept that it doesn't matter who we play, the fact we are watching our football team no matter who against is what it's all about. Meeting your mates, having a laugh, enjoying football no matter what. And yes I have done Grimsby away on a Tuesday nght and seen us get beat, Sheff Wed away on a wednesday etc. Back in the 90's we always knew we would lose but who cares its what football and laughs with your mates is all about, the banter, what went wrong, overdoing it midweek. Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

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it does make me laugh that some of you cannot understand the concept that it doesn't matter who we play, the fact we are watching our football team no matter who against is what it's all about. Meeting your mates, having a laugh, enjoying football no matter what. And yes I have done Grimsby away on a Tuesday nght and seen us get beat, Sheff Wed away on a wednesday etc. Back in the 90's we always knew we would lose but who cares its what football and laughs with your mates is all about, the banter, what went wrong, overdoing it midweek. Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

 

Did you leave the notion of 'banter' back in the 90s?

 

Sha la la etc.

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This. I love it how now they are well below us it doesn't matter anymore, yet when they were above us it really mattered that they were playing United whilst we were playing Rochdale. Sha la la la la la...

 

The Premier League and Europe were also a great thing to be in, when they were there. Not any more though. Oh no. Boring. Really boring, and only for plastic fans. Division 4 is only place to be for real fans.

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The Premier League and Europe were also a great thing to be in, when they were there. Not any more though. Oh no. Boring. Really boring, and only for plastic fans. Division 4 is only place to be for real fans.

 

That night against AC Milan was dull., stale and nothing compared to accrington

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That night against AC Milan was dull., stale and nothing compared to accrington

 

They would no doubt trade their FA Cup win for the atmosphere away at Fleetwood on a tuesday night.

 

Wait, this is their cost to bare.....

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The Premier League and Europe were also a great thing to be in, when they were there. Not any more though. Oh no. Boring. Really boring, and only for plastic fans. Division 4 is only place to be for real fans.

 

Not to mention that dreaded 'Paint Pot Trophy' oh how they will gloat if they get to the final, totally forgetting how they rubbished the competition at the time

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it does make me laugh that some of you cannot understand the concept that it doesn't matter who we play, the fact we are watching our football team no matter who against is what it's all about. Meeting your mates, having a laugh, enjoying football no matter what. And yes I have done Grimsby away on a Tuesday nght and seen us get beat, Sheff Wed away on a wednesday etc. Back in the 90's we always knew we would lose but who cares its what football and laughs with your mates is all about, the banter, what went wrong, overdoing it midweek. Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

 

You're there to be derided, clunt...it's your only function in life.

 

Know your place...and wash occasionally?

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Mero is a decent skate and actually we probably do get it..... In terms of them just having a team to watch, but the above comments are valid

 

1) It's banter

2) paintpot trophy....and how they laughed

3) It certainly did matter to them when they were in the prem

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Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

 

WIth no sarcasm whatsoever I can say that you are being much too kind to our main board residents when writing "half the time"...

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They would no doubt trade their FA Cup win for the atmosphere away at Fleetwood on a tuesday night.

 

Wait, this is their cost to bare.....

 

it does make me laugh that some of you cannot understand the concept that it doesn't matter who we play, the fact we are watching our football team no matter who against is what it's all about. Meeting your mates, having a laugh, enjoying football no matter what. And yes I have done Grimsby away on a Tuesday nght and seen us get beat, Sheff Wed away on a wednesday etc. Back in the 90's we always knew we would lose but who cares its what football and laughs with your mates is all about, the banter, what went wrong, overdoing it midweek. Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

 

Expect to see and read more of this whilst the tide is high.

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it does make me laugh that some of you cannot understand the concept that it doesn't matter who we play, the fact we are watching our football team no matter who against is what it's all about. Meeting your mates, having a laugh, enjoying football no matter what. And yes I have done Grimsby away on a Tuesday nght and seen us get beat, Sheff Wed away on a wednesday etc. Back in the 90's we always knew we would lose but who cares its what football and laughs with your mates is all about, the banter, what went wrong, overdoing it midweek. Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

 

Sheffield Wednesday away is a shocking example of a "typical" lower league away game for what it's worth.

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it does make me laugh that some of you cannot understand the concept that it doesn't matter who we play, the fact we are watching our football team no matter who against is what it's all about. Meeting your mates, having a laugh, enjoying football no matter what. And yes I have done Grimsby away on a Tuesday nght and seen us get beat, Sheff Wed away on a wednesday etc. Back in the 90's we always knew we would lose but who cares its what football and laughs with your mates is all about, the banter, what went wrong, overdoing it midweek. Not all pompey fans are morons, every team has them, just look at your main board, some of your fans are just as bad half the time.

 

http://www.saintsweb.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4319

 

lol - all gathering pace now and people actually being named, we were expecting something this week and looks like we might get it. Somewhat jealous Saints fans on here I reckon, poor old pathetic tinpot smalltime pompey more of an attractive investment than the mighty saints lol - small team in hampshire you lot - FACT ! I know your all clinging to the hope of administration for us and a fire sale in January, shame your not going to get it isn't it. And of course we'll get to see you languish in League 1 next season whilst we have another top 10 finish.

 

:facepalm:

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A story about a riot in China over exams.

"What has this to do with our friends down the road?" I hear you ask.

It was the following passage that made the connection in my mind.

 

Outside, an angry mob of more than 2,000 people had gathered to vent its rage, smashing cars and chanting: "We want fairness. There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10132391/Riot-after-Chinese-teachers-try-to-stop-pupils-cheating.html

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That's not really the point is it, Jamie? You can ask them that question if they're still scratching around in League 2 in 5 years time.

 

For now I can sort of understand their excitement. But I genuinely don't think it will last long.

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I can see Mero's point. Did anybody on here really not have a great time during out two seasons down in League 1?
It was great for a year, the second year was great as we got out of it. Doing more than 2 years in the lower leagues would have been a chore, the relief to get out of it when we did was enormous. The Championship, I'm still of the opinion that that was my favourite year as a Saints fan, although common logic will dictate that you strive to be in the highest division you can. That lot should have a laugh for a year or two down there, and I'm sure they will. But if they languish in League 2 for any time (or even League 1 for that matter) the novelty will wear off pretty quickly.
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Lord Trousers -I raise my hat to your memory and search skills!:toppa:

 

I don't agree with Gemmell that Mero is a decent skate (contradiction of terms?)...he's just a below-average intelligence interloper on a rival team board...does he get it? Nope, does he fluck...the comparative posts provided by Trousers show exactly why any skate (I have one exception) who posts on here should have derision, scorn, facts (now there's a concept!) poured upon them.

 

Sure I know the relief of having a club to support...we looked over that precipice and I hated it and dreaded the thought but they've now found their level and they should accept that they are incredibly fortunate to be there for us to sh*t from a great height on to. They do not deserve to have survived and many football and non-football people have suffered so that it can be so. My message...if you can't take what's due - fluck off from our board!

 

The exception - Mack, of course...he gets it and with originality and humour :-)

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Let's face it, we only look back on League One so fondly as we were only there for 2 years, both years were succesful, had we been struggling down there still we wouldn't have loved it so much.

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I can see Mero's point. Did anybody on here really not have a great time during out two seasons down in League 1?

 

It was only fun when we were winning, the -10 year had the JPT to distract us and many no pressure games at the end of the season after the playoffs went out of reach which we on the whole won anyway. The start of the promotion from league 1 year was a joke.

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It's was great as we won.

 

I see others have already picked up on this point, and it'll be interesting to see what will happen if they don't. I still have the programme from the boxing day match against Exeter: doubt if they'll be getting 30k crowds anytime soon..

 

I'm still tempted to dip in to the world of betting as 66-1 for relegation looks tempting.

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I see others have already picked up on this point, and it'll be interesting to see what will happen if they don't. I still have the programme from the boxing day match against Exeter: doubt if they'll be getting 30k crowds anytime soon..

 

I'm still tempted to dip in to the world of betting as 66-1 for relegation looks tempting.

 

Well if this quote posted earlier is anything to go by don't waste your money, bet on promotion instead:

 

"8:50 AM on 21/06/2013

 

More cracking news from Fratton Park!!!

 

Who the hell do we pick for a starting XI!?! Nice having depth to choose from. This is so much more pleasant that Appletons quad he built from scratch, as GW's looks so much more balanced."

 

They know more about this down the road than I do but the new recruits certainly have the locals excitied and they are expecting an exceptional season - and you are thinking about betting on relegation? OK, so none of the guys they have (outside their ex-Saint of course) has played much league football but they form a well balanced team packed with potential. Choosing a starting eleven is going to be difficult apparently. I have to agree that when suspensions and injuries kick in later in the season choosing a starting eleven may well indeed prove difficult.

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Anything less than the play-offs would be a massive failure for them. Their chief-exec keeps banging on about his limited budget, but its still well up in the top 5 of 6 of the division. even if they'd have been given -10 they'd have had a decent chance of promotion. And div 3 has three automatic promotion spots, top 7 gets you into the play-offs. To miss out on that would be an epic f*ck up. I don't think they'll win the division but pretty sure they'll get one of the automatic spots, their budget alone dictates that they'll do ok.

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if anybody thinks that L1 (or L2) is a huge bundle of fun when the team is losing, even though the club has recently been rescued from oblivion, they should ask a Saints fan how they felt watching the home defeat to Rochdale.

 

And that was in a nice stadium.

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I can see Mero's point. Did anybody on here really not have a great time during out two seasons down in League 1?

 

We had a great time because most of the time they were new grounds and we were winning most of the time. The two and a half seasons in the bottom half of the Championship were crap, because we were losing all the time and had already been everywhere.

 

Using that theory, they'll probably enjoy the new grounds, but it'll get boring quickly if they don't start winning games.

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if anybody thinks that L1 (or L2) is a huge bundle of fun when the team is losing, even though the club has recently been rescued from oblivion, they should ask a Saints fan how they felt watching the home defeat to Rochdale.

 

And that was in a nice stadium.

 

I was there and I had a great time - honest. I disliked the result but as it was my first game that I had

be able to attend at SMS I really enjoyed the whole experience. To show how silly/stupid I am I will also

add that I was probably just as excited, if not more so, than the young Saints fans who went. :blush:

I also enjoyed the stadium tour a few days before :blush:

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http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/pompey-players-won-t-break-wage-structure-1-5216725#.UcgvczGNKsw.twitter

 

‘Our players are not multi-millionaire players this season. It is sensible.

‘There have been players who didn’t even read the contract. We made them an offer and it was “yes, where do I sign?”.

‘A couple of them fell out with their agents because their agent said they could get them more elsewhere.

‘They fell out with their agents over their desire to play for this football club :facepalm: – and that is refreshing.’

Catlin has previously revealed Pompey’s playing budget is in the mid-table range in League Two.

But he admits there is the chance that could rise in future seasons.

He added: ‘The budget is not fixed in stone.

‘We want to get out of this league at some point.

‘It is no good having a mid-table budget in League Two year after year.

‘What we want to do is attract the best players possible to Fratton Park and sometimes that costs.

 

Didn't take Catlin long to catch the Pompey delusion bug...

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