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I received this today 'My son is taking part in a social experiment, he has to wear a Pompey shirt for 2 weeks to see how people will react to him...

So far he has been spat at, punched, and verbally abused....

Will be interesting to see what happens when he leaves the house!

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A special mention for lifelong Pompey fan John Jenkins who has died at the age of 100.

There have been times in the last 100 years when the two cities stood together - John was there on Gold Beach.

He was a gentleman, a veteran, and a great ambassador for Hampshire.

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A special mention for lifelong Pompey fan John Jenkins who has died at the age of 100.

There have been times in the last 100 years when the two cities stood together - John was there on Gold Beach.

He was a gentleman, a veteran, and a great ambassador for Hampshire.

 

Putting rivalry to one side, that is very sad news although reached his ton. A D Day veteran and fine civic citizen for his city. He may have served with many of our grandfathers.

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One of the most charitable clubs in the country, apparently.

 

https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/2019/december/pompey-are-one-of-the-most-charitable-clubs-in-the-country/

 

Such short memories...

Ah...but that wasn't this club....it was the old club. This club is bright and shiny with no history...apart from the one they have taken from the old club...

 

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Apparently, it's now an advantage to them to be crap, because they're not special anymore, no other teams will be upping their games just because it's Pompey, allowing them to sneak in under the radar and get promoted anyway, or some such utter rubbish.

 

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/portsmouth-fc/portsmouth-can-hopefully-fly-under-the-promotion-radar-now-that-not-many-people-probably-fancy-us-1-9191279

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Apparently, it's now an advantage to them to be crap, because they're not special anymore, no other teams will be upping their games just because it's Pompey, allowing them to sneak in under the radar and get promoted anyway, or some such utter rubbish.

 

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/portsmouth-fc/portsmouth-can-hopefully-fly-under-the-promotion-radar-now-that-not-many-people-probably-fancy-us-1-9191279

Lol read the article and noticed '

and achieving things at PO4 over the remainder of the season.' even the postcode shows our win lol

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Quality tweet from Andrew Moon Skate chief reporter

 

BREAKING: #Pompey have unveiled their plans for the new Milton End

 

*45% increase in capacity, up to 3200

*Brings total Fratton Park capacity to 2000

*Refurbished and enhanced roof

*Additional concourse area

*New covered disabled seating

 

I love the new capacity

 

 

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I can't believe that they are considering rebuilding that stand, but still leaving pillars in place (to hold the roof up) that obstruct the views of those in the stand. I can't think of any other new stands built in the last 30 years that have pillars in the way.

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I can't believe that they are considering rebuilding that stand, but still leaving pillars in place (to hold the roof up) that obstruct the views of those in the stand. I can't think of any other new stands built in the last 30 years that have pillars in the way.

Recycling.

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is it me, or does the `redesign' simply mean the widening of the open concourse behind the stand, plus some mock tudor entrances with roofs? It doesn't look like a new stand is being built, just a touch up here and there. They still have the pillars blocking the view. Laughable. It's hard to see where has the increased capacity come from? Mind you, the 45% increase is ********. It held 2800 previously, so this massive redevelopment is adding 400 seats (15% increase) and a disabled section. Impressive.

 

It looks like they have given up on buying every house on Alverstone Road.

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I can't believe that they are considering rebuilding that stand, but still leaving pillars in place (to hold the roof up) that obstruct the views of those in the stand. I can't think of any other new stands built in the last 30 years that have pillars in the way.
Isnt it a good move having pillars in the way obstructing the view, they will get a premium for those seats lol
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All contingent on the council investing massive amounts of money to upgrade transport links for the thousands of fans desperate to watch Pompey who can't currently be accommodated in Fratton Park, of course.

 

Ah yes, the `get out clause' enabling Eisner to keep his cash in his pocket for a while longer. Maybe time to get Donna Jones in for another bit of `consultancy'. Her dual role of Shiite Park Expansion Consultant and PCC leader can surely help here somehow. Perhaps she and the other councillors haven't been made aware that PFC generates £20m for the local economy every Saturday.

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I can't believe that they are considering rebuilding that stand, but still leaving pillars in place (to hold the roof up) that obstruct the views of those in the stand. I can't think of any other new stands built in the last 30 years that have pillars in the way.

 

Blackpool is the only I can think of and that is a temporary-permanent stand I believe. Bescott Stadium has them IIRC and that stadium is around 30 years old.

 

That looks awful and all for 400 seats. No doubt the toilets and other facilities will continue to be in keeping with the Edwardian period character of the ground. Meanwhile the two main stands continue to be hazards, the like of which mostly disappeared by the Millennium and many after the Taylor Report. For anyone on here who has been undercover (I couldn't face it personally) is the Fratton End as the only semi-modern stand any better on that front? Even that looks tatty from the back.

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I didn't know where to highlight this, but if any of you need Hagiology Press's latest book, why not order it from here:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/15/twitter-brings-1000-pounds-worth-of-orders-to-empty-bookshop

 

Perhaps PFC need to emulate the use of social media.. Let the jokes commence..

Notice that they didnt put one image of him in his weekend attire! Normally he cant wait to be pictured in it
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Notice that they didnt put one image of him in his weekend attire! Normally he cant wait to be pictured in it

He featured on BBC South Today, yesterday teatime and was dressed down but still in blue and the top hat. Also mentioned in the DT no less.

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I see the pikey thieving bastards down the road have stolen another away win,:smug: (Jacket out)
Oh bugger you've returned, I had an accumulator of you Shergar and Lord Lucan all showing up at the same time, all laid if Pompey went on a long winning streak. Therefore I didnt expect to hear from you again!

I suppose a win to could seen as a long winning run with your lot.

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The only way I want to see them out of Div 3 is downwards, but not much hope of that unless they can get caught out with dodgy finances or something.

 

Maybe Eisener will discover that they can't threaten to up sticks should the local council not pay for the new stadium infrastructure, like they do in the US, and decide to sell the club back to the fans. With creased tablecloths at the ready, the fans then announce exciting plans to spend less on the team and more on the new stadium. Unfortunately, they get the balance wrong and the team starts to struggle. Relegation to Division 4 eventually follows despite the reappointment of the flat fish whisperer Paul Cook.

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I can't believe that they are considering rebuilding that stand, but still leaving pillars in place (to hold the roof up) that obstruct the views of those in the stand. I can't think of any other new stands built in the last 30 years that have pillars in the way.

 

Blackpool rebuilt stand 4 on the cheap and it has pillars, the other 3 sides are basically mini St Mary's.

 

Can't remember if Walsall has pillars at Bescot but I think it does, another near the 30 year mark, the 30 year cutoff rules out Glanford Park by a couple of years which is annoying.

 

Exeter may also have done this but not in either of their two most recently rebuilt stands.

 

That's enough of that anyway, they did well just putting a roof on it and refurbing the loos 3 years ago - I thought the big Saints logo in the away loos was a bit much tbf, it wasn't there for Newport County's numerous League 2 away wins.

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