Cherries: Pompey test will be one of toughest says Hughes

RICHARD Hughes believes struggling Portsmouth will provide Cherries with one of their toughest tests of the League One promotion run-in.

Pompey old boy Hughes has sounded out a warning as the clubs prepare to do battle on Saturday – in their first league meeting at Dean Court since 1989.

High-flying Cherries are the bookies’ favourites to prevail with second-bottom Pompey heading west on the back of a dismal 17-match winless league run.

But although Pompey’s midweek defeat at Scunthorpe was their eighth on the trot, Hughes says the pressure will be off the visitors and firmly on the shoulders of Eddie Howe’s men.

Hughes, who spent nine years at Fratton Park, told the Daily Echo: “These are the sort of games that worry me. People look at the table and, automatically, think we are going to win.

“There will be no complacency on our part because the manager will not allow it. We will have had a free week to implement a structure and a plan to deal with the game and it is a huge one.

“They will bring lots of supporters and create a good atmosphere. If you are a Pompey player, it is a fantastic game to play in because the expectation will be off them and that is not always the case when you play at Fratton Park.”

Hughes’s experience proved vital as Cherries bounced back from defeat at Walsall last month to record an emphatic victory at Hartlepool where the 33-year-old was restored to the starting line-up.

He also featured from the bench as Cherries sustained their promotion push by going on to record a hat-trick of victories with wins over Crewe and MK Dons.

Hughes added: “The reaction to the Walsall defeat has been really encouraging for us. When you go on a long unbeaten run, you know it has got to end at some stage. One of the most satisfying aspects was that we were able to bounce back and start another one.

“The three games were all very different and posed different challenges. But our preparation was spot on and the lads put into practice what the manager had worked on in training. It has been a fantastic collective effort and some of the football we have played, particularly in the two away games, has been excellent.

“When we are at home, things are more congested and there is a demand and expectation on us to attack at every given opportunity. That is why the home game against Crewe presented a different challenge and one we responded to.

“It took us 45 minutes to come to terms with it but, once we had, we created numerous chances. It has been a really good run and we need to continue it. Before the MK Dons game, the manager said we hadn’t picked up too many points against the teams challenging at the top end of table. He tasked us to try to beat a play-off contender on their own patch and every player rose to the challenge.”

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7:26am Thu 7 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Hopefully Pompey will be heading west not east. As i have mentioned a few times recently, there are no easy games in this league, least of all a near neighbour fighting for their very existance.
We will need to be on top form, players & fans alike to come out on top i this one.
It says a lot about the tremendous support Pompey have that they can sell out their ticket allocation when in such a poor league position.
We will need to get behind the boys in a big way and match Pompeys vocal support if we are to prevail. We should be good enough on the pitch to do the business but it definately wont be easy. UTCIAD.
Hopefully Pompey will be heading west not east. As i have mentioned a few times recently, there are no easy games in this league, least of all a near neighbour fighting for their very existance. We will need to be on top form, players & fans alike to come out on top i this one. It says a lot about the tremendous support Pompey have that they can sell out their ticket allocation when in such a poor league position. We will need to get behind the boys in a big way and match Pompeys vocal support if we are to prevail. We should be good enough on the pitch to do the business but it definately wont be easy. UTCIAD. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

8:39am Thu 7 Feb 13

Auzzi Cherry says...

I agree with STEADY EDDIE, they are in a similar situation to us a few seasons ago when Eddie came along and saved the day !

Hopefully a convincing 3-0 win for us, however I think it will be a little tougher than that.

Hopefully another string of results like last week, should put us in contention for a automatic promotion spot in a few games time.

UTCIAD
I agree with STEADY EDDIE, they are in a similar situation to us a few seasons ago when Eddie came along and saved the day ! Hopefully a convincing 3-0 win for us, however I think it will be a little tougher than that. Hopefully another string of results like last week, should put us in contention for a automatic promotion spot in a few games time. UTCIAD Auzzi Cherry

9:01am Thu 7 Feb 13

DorsetBlues says...

Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality DorsetBlues

9:18am Thu 7 Feb 13

Neil Perrett says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Hopefully Pompey will be heading west not east. As i have mentioned a few times recently, there are no easy games in this league, least of all a near neighbour fighting for their very existance.
We will need to be on top form, players & fans alike to come out on top i this one.
It says a lot about the tremendous support Pompey have that they can sell out their ticket allocation when in such a poor league position.
We will need to get behind the boys in a big way and match Pompeys vocal support if we are to prevail. We should be good enough on the pitch to do the business but it definately wont be easy. UTCIAD.
Geography never was a strong point!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Pompey will be heading west not east. As i have mentioned a few times recently, there are no easy games in this league, least of all a near neighbour fighting for their very existance. We will need to be on top form, players & fans alike to come out on top i this one. It says a lot about the tremendous support Pompey have that they can sell out their ticket allocation when in such a poor league position. We will need to get behind the boys in a big way and match Pompeys vocal support if we are to prevail. We should be good enough on the pitch to do the business but it definately wont be easy. UTCIAD.[/p][/quote]Geography never was a strong point! Neil Perrett

9:20am Thu 7 Feb 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Looking forward to my boys coming to bmth, should be a great game with the south coasts 2 best sets of fans. Wish all the best to the cherries. Enjoy the train ride through you know where.
Looking forward to my boys coming to bmth, should be a great game with the south coasts 2 best sets of fans. Wish all the best to the cherries. Enjoy the train ride through you know where. Arthur Maureen

10:02am Thu 7 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

I've joked about us getting a hat full Saturday, but I'm under no illusions this will be a tough game. Apart from a few, Pompey have the Best supporters in the country bar none. Definitely a banana skin this game. Apart from playing us, I certainly wish them well and hope they get their off field problems sorted soon... UTCIAD
I've joked about us getting a hat full Saturday, but I'm under no illusions this will be a tough game. Apart from a few, Pompey have the Best supporters in the country bar none. Definitely a banana skin this game. Apart from playing us, I certainly wish them well and hope they get their off field problems sorted soon... UTCIAD Afcbpete

10:06am Thu 7 Feb 13

Square Old Codger says...

As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them. Square Old Codger

10:06am Thu 7 Feb 13

Square Old Codger says...

As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them. Square Old Codger

10:06am Thu 7 Feb 13

Square Old Codger says...

As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them. Square Old Codger

10:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

The Renegade Master says...

I'm predicting a 5-0 win for us against a thoroughly demotivated and extremely poor team. I hope Pompey survive, but if they do that they suffer a huge points deduction in League Two like we did a few years ago.
I'm predicting a 5-0 win for us against a thoroughly demotivated and extremely poor team. I hope Pompey survive, but if they do that they suffer a huge points deduction in League Two like we did a few years ago. The Renegade Master

10:23am Thu 7 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
L L L L L L L D D D L L L L L L L L
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality[/p][/quote]L L L L L L L D D D L L L L L L L L Piston_Broke

10:28am Thu 7 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
I'm predicting a 5-0 win for us against a thoroughly demotivated and extremely poor team. I hope Pompey survive, but if they do that they suffer a huge points deduction in League Two like we did a few years ago.
Their debts are far far bigger than ours ever were, yet they appear to be treated more leniently than Luton and ourselves. I find it hilarious that our ground we can't buy for £5mil, yet their supporters Trust only want to pay less than £3mil for Fratton Park. Something is not right somewhere....
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: I'm predicting a 5-0 win for us against a thoroughly demotivated and extremely poor team. I hope Pompey survive, but if they do that they suffer a huge points deduction in League Two like we did a few years ago.[/p][/quote]Their debts are far far bigger than ours ever were, yet they appear to be treated more leniently than Luton and ourselves. I find it hilarious that our ground we can't buy for £5mil, yet their supporters Trust only want to pay less than £3mil for Fratton Park. Something is not right somewhere.... Afcbpete

10:38am Thu 7 Feb 13

abc100 says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
Just like the scummers were going to be all over the ground, Swindon too, Leeds a few years back
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality[/p][/quote]Just like the scummers were going to be all over the ground, Swindon too, Leeds a few years back abc100

10:41am Thu 7 Feb 13

coops1965 says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
Looking forward to my boys coming to bmth, should be a great game with the south coasts 2 best sets of fans. Wish all the best to the cherries. Enjoy the train ride through you know where.
Fair play guys, anyone who knows anything about football knows what a quality bunch of fans Pompey have.
Second to none when it comes to mass loyal support.
I would say good luck but that would only be after Saturday, then I will say good luck and I hope you get out of trouble.

U T C I A D .
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to my boys coming to bmth, should be a great game with the south coasts 2 best sets of fans. Wish all the best to the cherries. Enjoy the train ride through you know where.[/p][/quote]Fair play guys, anyone who knows anything about football knows what a quality bunch of fans Pompey have. Second to none when it comes to mass loyal support. I would say good luck but that would only be after Saturday, then I will say good luck and I hope you get out of trouble. U T C I A D . coops1965

10:45am Thu 7 Feb 13

coops1965 says...

abc100 wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
Just like the scummers were going to be all over the ground, Swindon too, Leeds a few years back
I am afraid you are mistaken Mr Blue, there were no Scummers or Swindon fans in any other area of the ground, this season or last season so don,t be giving the big one just yet eh !!!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality[/p][/quote]Just like the scummers were going to be all over the ground, Swindon too, Leeds a few years back[/p][/quote]I am afraid you are mistaken Mr Blue, there were no Scummers or Swindon fans in any other area of the ground, this season or last season so don,t be giving the big one just yet eh !!! coops1965

10:54am Thu 7 Feb 13

Arthur Maureen says...

lol I could only get a ticket in the bmouth end, sure a few others too but no need to make it ominous sounding :)
On another matter, good to see agent Cortese stirring up the nest at Scummer HQ keep it up.
lol I could only get a ticket in the bmouth end, sure a few others too but no need to make it ominous sounding :) On another matter, good to see agent Cortese stirring up the nest at Scummer HQ keep it up. Arthur Maureen

11:05am Thu 7 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
lol I could only get a ticket in the bmouth end, sure a few others too but no need to make it ominous sounding :)
On another matter, good to see agent Cortese stirring up the nest at Scummer HQ keep it up.
I'm sure there were Swindle fans in the North Stand also. I've known Bournemouth fans mingle with home fans before now, as you say so long as you keep quiet who is to know. As for Cortese, he's everything you'd NOT want in an owner, the guy thinks it IS HIS club, to hell with anyone else. Lovely to watch from the outside though :)
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: lol I could only get a ticket in the bmouth end, sure a few others too but no need to make it ominous sounding :) On another matter, good to see agent Cortese stirring up the nest at Scummer HQ keep it up.[/p][/quote]I'm sure there were Swindle fans in the North Stand also. I've known Bournemouth fans mingle with home fans before now, as you say so long as you keep quiet who is to know. As for Cortese, he's everything you'd NOT want in an owner, the guy thinks it IS HIS club, to hell with anyone else. Lovely to watch from the outside though :) Afcbpete

11:13am Thu 7 Feb 13

abc100 says...

coops1965 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
Just like the scummers were going to be all over the ground, Swindon too, Leeds a few years back
I am afraid you are mistaken Mr Blue, there were no Scummers or Swindon fans in any other area of the ground, this season or last season so don,t be giving the big one just yet eh !!!
Think u might want to read the posts again, it was me that said there were no Swindon, scummers or Leeds
[quote][p][bold]coops1965[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality[/p][/quote]Just like the scummers were going to be all over the ground, Swindon too, Leeds a few years back[/p][/quote]I am afraid you are mistaken Mr Blue, there were no Scummers or Swindon fans in any other area of the ground, this season or last season so don,t be giving the big one just yet eh !!![/p][/quote]Think u might want to read the posts again, it was me that said there were no Swindon, scummers or Leeds abc100

11:13am Thu 7 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

When we played Pompey at Fratton back in august it was quite refreshing that we were able to travel on the same trains and walk to & from the ground together without any bother. We are near neighbours but we both reserve our hostilities for the scum that seperates us. UTCIAD.
Just been announced Pompey may have a new bidder.!!!!!
When we played Pompey at Fratton back in august it was quite refreshing that we were able to travel on the same trains and walk to & from the ground together without any bother. We are near neighbours but we both reserve our hostilities for the scum that seperates us. UTCIAD. Just been announced Pompey may have a new bidder.!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

11:21am Thu 7 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
Good moring DorsetBlues ya kn0b, more p1sh from you as usual!!!

Has your mum got you a ticket with the Junior Blues on Saturday or do you have to stay in and tidy your room???

All the best to all the 'proper' Pompey fans and look forward to the game/atmosphere on Saturday.
UTC!
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality[/p][/quote]Good moring DorsetBlues ya kn0b, more p1sh from you as usual!!! Has your mum got you a ticket with the Junior Blues on Saturday or do you have to stay in and tidy your room??? All the best to all the 'proper' Pompey fans and look forward to the game/atmosphere on Saturday. UTC! TedMacsCherryPants

11:43am Thu 7 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
When we played Pompey at Fratton back in august it was quite refreshing that we were able to travel on the same trains and walk to & from the ground together without any bother. We are near neighbours but we both reserve our hostilities for the scum that seperates us. UTCIAD. Just been announced Pompey may have a new bidder.!!!!!
Hope it's not a Saints fan ;-)
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: When we played Pompey at Fratton back in august it was quite refreshing that we were able to travel on the same trains and walk to & from the ground together without any bother. We are near neighbours but we both reserve our hostilities for the scum that seperates us. UTCIAD. Just been announced Pompey may have a new bidder.!!!!![/p][/quote]Hope it's not a Saints fan ;-) TedMacsCherryPants

12:18pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Agreed. AFCB and Pompey united in our glee at the Cortese / Le Tis saga
Agreed. AFCB and Pompey united in our glee at the Cortese / Le Tis saga Arthur Maureen

12:19pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Fanfor45 says...

Neil Perrett wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Hopefully Pompey will be heading west not east. As i have mentioned a few times recently, there are no easy games in this league, least of all a near neighbour fighting for their very existance.
We will need to be on top form, players & fans alike to come out on top i this one.
It says a lot about the tremendous support Pompey have that they can sell out their ticket allocation when in such a poor league position.
We will need to get behind the boys in a big way and match Pompeys vocal support if we are to prevail. We should be good enough on the pitch to do the business but it definately wont be easy. UTCIAD.
Geography never was a strong point!
Mr Perrett. No need to have opened the old "north and south" here. Just for once I think YOU were right. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Neil Perrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Pompey will be heading west not east. As i have mentioned a few times recently, there are no easy games in this league, least of all a near neighbour fighting for their very existance. We will need to be on top form, players & fans alike to come out on top i this one. It says a lot about the tremendous support Pompey have that they can sell out their ticket allocation when in such a poor league position. We will need to get behind the boys in a big way and match Pompeys vocal support if we are to prevail. We should be good enough on the pitch to do the business but it definately wont be easy. UTCIAD.[/p][/quote]Geography never was a strong point![/p][/quote]Mr Perrett. No need to have opened the old "north and south" here. Just for once I think YOU were right. :-) Fanfor45

12:22pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car. Mike Oxbig

12:36pm Thu 7 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

1:25pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mike Oxbig says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans? Mike Oxbig

2:08pm Thu 7 Feb 13

stevobath says...

It'll makea change to see ore AFCB fans than Pompey.

I've been to a fair few games at DC when it looked like a Pompey home game!

I just hope the morons on both sides don't spoil the game.
It'll makea change to see ore AFCB fans than Pompey. I've been to a fair few games at DC when it looked like a Pompey home game! I just hope the morons on both sides don't spoil the game. stevobath

3:04pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?[/p][/quote]Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other. Afcbpete

3:07pm Thu 7 Feb 13

abc100 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.
There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?[/p][/quote]Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.[/p][/quote]There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!! abc100

3:11pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.
There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!!
well if your over in that corner, you'd not hear those in the middle, or those in the right hand corner..
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?[/p][/quote]Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.[/p][/quote]There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!![/p][/quote]well if your over in that corner, you'd not hear those in the middle, or those in the right hand corner.. Afcbpete

3:20pm Thu 7 Feb 13

abc100 says...

Only said tongue in cheek, I can hear all the squeaky voices from behind the goal!!!!!!
Only said tongue in cheek, I can hear all the squeaky voices from behind the goal!!!!!! abc100

3:36pm Thu 7 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.
Agree about the separate goups in the North Stand, I think EM should mike-up and provide monitors in all of the blocks so we are in sync throughout the game!

As for Pompey having 'great' supporters, there's no argument about that from me....anyone who lives in or regularly visits Portsmouth deserves our respect, admiration and sympathy...that's what makes them great!
Up the 'muff!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?[/p][/quote]Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.[/p][/quote]Agree about the separate goups in the North Stand, I think EM should mike-up and provide monitors in all of the blocks so we are in sync throughout the game! As for Pompey having 'great' supporters, there's no argument about that from me....anyone who lives in or regularly visits Portsmouth deserves our respect, admiration and sympathy...that's what makes them great! Up the 'muff!!! TedMacsCherryPants

5:32pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Deejaycee says...

The case involving Steve Cook and the Brighton players is likely to go to re-trial
following the Jury failing to reach conclusive agreement.
The case involving Steve Cook and the Brighton players is likely to go to re-trial following the Jury failing to reach conclusive agreement. Deejaycee

6:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Deejaycee wrote:
The case involving Steve Cook and the Brighton players is likely to go to re-trial
following the Jury failing to reach conclusive agreement.
This is very good news for afcb in the short term. It will take months to organise a re-trial and the cps would need to be confident of securing a prosecution in order to proceed.
This will be a very expensive case if it does go to re-trial, probably millions with no guarantee of getting a verdict either way.
Time for Cook to get his head down now and concentrate on the football.
[quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: The case involving Steve Cook and the Brighton players is likely to go to re-trial following the Jury failing to reach conclusive agreement.[/p][/quote]This is very good news for afcb in the short term. It will take months to organise a re-trial and the cps would need to be confident of securing a prosecution in order to proceed. This will be a very expensive case if it does go to re-trial, probably millions with no guarantee of getting a verdict either way. Time for Cook to get his head down now and concentrate on the football. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

6:31pm Thu 7 Feb 13

stevobath says...

abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.
There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!!
LMAO!


Remins me of Dave Webb/Harry era...'Chinese Ossie'(no insult intended) In his white boiler suit & mates giving it 'Right side,right side, give us a song!'..great banter & at the right games the South End was rocking...
Best night for me was against Middlesborough when we went up as 3rd Div Champs...Never seen Dean Court as packed as that..I was too young for John Bond era!

Tha night was fantastic.Think it was around 15/16,000 that night.Brilliant.

Pompey ALWAYS bring big support to DC...BTW Ech.Sort out this site.Thoughtmy keyboar was wonky, but its not,hence th missing letters.Look atSwindons local paper & Pompeys...far better system & look...Not run by students on the cheap...Sorry, but has to be said! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?[/p][/quote]Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.[/p][/quote]There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!![/p][/quote]LMAO! Remins me of Dave Webb/Harry era...'Chinese Ossie'(no insult intended) In his white boiler suit & mates giving it 'Right side,right side, give us a song!'..great banter & at the right games the South End was rocking... Best night for me was against Middlesborough when we went up as 3rd Div Champs...Never seen Dean Court as packed as that..I was too young for John Bond era! Tha night was fantastic.Think it was around 15/16,000 that night.Brilliant. Pompey ALWAYS bring big support to DC...BTW Ech.Sort out this site.Thoughtmy keyboar was wonky, but its not,hence th missing letters.Look atSwindons local paper & Pompeys...far better system & look...Not run by students on the cheap...Sorry, but has to be said! UTCIAD stevobath

6:54pm Thu 7 Feb 13

golfer33 says...

What a load of crap, talk of being nice to the opposition, does Hughes not know Boscombe are the best team in the league.
i feel all those easy goals missed will be in the back of the net come saturday. 7-0 to Boscombe.
What a load of crap, talk of being nice to the opposition, does Hughes not know Boscombe are the best team in the league. i feel all those easy goals missed will be in the back of the net come saturday. 7-0 to Boscombe. golfer33

7:00pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mike Oxbig says...

stevobath wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.
What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.
Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.
Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?
Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.
There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!!
LMAO!


Remins me of Dave Webb/Harry era...'Chinese Ossie'(no insult intended) In his white boiler suit & mates giving it 'Right side,right side, give us a song!'..great banter & at the right games the South End was rocking...
Best night for me was against Middlesborough when we went up as 3rd Div Champs...Never seen Dean Court as packed as that..I was too young for John Bond era!

Tha night was fantastic.Think it was around 15/16,000 that night.Brilliant.

Pompey ALWAYS bring big support to DC...BTW Ech.Sort out this site.Thoughtmy keyboar was wonky, but its not,hence th missing letters.Look atSwindons local paper & Pompeys...far better system & look...Not run by students on the cheap...Sorry, but has to be said! UTCIAD
I remember that Middlesborough game. They had a goal disallowed for offside right at the end. It must have been an evening match as I bunked off my rugby training that night and got dropped the following Saturday. Screw the Pompey inbreds. If Southampton wasn't in the way, we'd hate them as much as we hate the scummers. Let's show them on Saturday how to have a proper sing-song.......
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As others have said, there are no easy games, particularly when your opponent is fighting for their very lives and they will be strongly supported. Eddie, Matt Richie and Richard Hughes all have a "soft" spot for Pompey, but will put that behind them on Saturday. I imagine that the majority of us, want to see a great Club, with such a history and great supporters , survive and prosper ( other than when they play us) and hope that their problems are resolved soon. Their Court Case is next week and that could be a defining moment for them.[/p][/quote]What is so great about their supporters? Everyone (mainly them) always go on about them being 'great supporters'. My only visit to Fratton Park was at the beginning of this season and it is one of the few places I felt intimidated when we walked back to the car. The police saw us being followed and we had to be escorted back to the car.[/p][/quote]Went by train & never had any problems. After the game there must have been hundreds of mixed supporters at fratton station waiting for various trains, quite happily chatting with each other. I think we have all moved on a bit since the 70's & 80's, well, most of us anyway.!!!!.[/p][/quote]Ah-ha! Good. We must have just been unlucky then. So. What makes them 'greater' than any other set of fans?[/p][/quote]Their incessant chanting, continually behind their team regardless. Our support is pretty ok, but we're not in their class. When we get going, yes it's great, but we don't keep it up. The main problem is fragmented groups. Even in the North Stand you can have 3 groups lets say all shouting something totally different from each other.[/p][/quote]There is only one group in the north stand, on the left!!!![/p][/quote]LMAO! Remins me of Dave Webb/Harry era...'Chinese Ossie'(no insult intended) In his white boiler suit & mates giving it 'Right side,right side, give us a song!'..great banter & at the right games the South End was rocking... Best night for me was against Middlesborough when we went up as 3rd Div Champs...Never seen Dean Court as packed as that..I was too young for John Bond era! Tha night was fantastic.Think it was around 15/16,000 that night.Brilliant. Pompey ALWAYS bring big support to DC...BTW Ech.Sort out this site.Thoughtmy keyboar was wonky, but its not,hence th missing letters.Look atSwindons local paper & Pompeys...far better system & look...Not run by students on the cheap...Sorry, but has to be said! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I remember that Middlesborough game. They had a goal disallowed for offside right at the end. It must have been an evening match as I bunked off my rugby training that night and got dropped the following Saturday. Screw the Pompey inbreds. If Southampton wasn't in the way, we'd hate them as much as we hate the scummers. Let's show them on Saturday how to have a proper sing-song....... Mike Oxbig

7:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

AFCBRichyRich says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
Agreed. AFCB and Pompey united in our glee at the Cortese / Le Tis saga
That was hilarious, still couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Adkins had been sacked. Best of luck for after Saturday's game!
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Agreed. AFCB and Pompey united in our glee at the Cortese / Le Tis saga[/p][/quote]That was hilarious, still couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Adkins had been sacked. Best of luck for after Saturday's game! AFCBRichyRich

8:07pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Deejaycee says...

Severe news for Pompey tonight. If PST don't complete the purchase of the club by the end of the season, they will be kicked out of the football league. This could have implications on points gained or lost against Potsmouth throughout the season if expulsion takes place.
Severe news for Pompey tonight. If PST don't complete the purchase of the club by the end of the season, they will be kicked out of the football league. This could have implications on points gained or lost against Potsmouth throughout the season if expulsion takes place. Deejaycee

8:50pm Thu 7 Feb 13

jakeysredd says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
When we played Pompey at Fratton back in august it was quite refreshing that we were able to travel on the same trains and walk to & from the ground together without any bother. We are near neighbours but we both reserve our hostilities for the scum that seperates us. UTCIAD.
Just been announced Pompey may have a new bidder.!!!!!
Hear its Keith Harris but not sure if that includes Orville or not !!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: When we played Pompey at Fratton back in august it was quite refreshing that we were able to travel on the same trains and walk to & from the ground together without any bother. We are near neighbours but we both reserve our hostilities for the scum that seperates us. UTCIAD. Just been announced Pompey may have a new bidder.!!!!![/p][/quote]Hear its Keith Harris but not sure if that includes Orville or not !!! jakeysredd

9:08pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Kinsonite says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality
I think your are living in a 70's / 80's fantasy land matey boy.

The fact is the vast majority of your fans who may have travelled to AFCB in the past are staying away to avoid yet another humiliation (like the 5-0 at Swinscum).

Lets see not won in 17, playing away to the league's in form team & top scorers and oh yes you've the worst defence in the league.

But then I bet you gave it big on the Hartlepool & Scunthorpe forums last week (chuckle.....)
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Not enough tickets for away fans but plenty of Pompey in other ends plus hospitality[/p][/quote]I think your are living in a 70's / 80's fantasy land matey boy. The fact is the vast majority of your fans who may have travelled to AFCB in the past are staying away to avoid yet another humiliation (like the 5-0 at Swinscum). Lets see not won in 17, playing away to the league's in form team & top scorers and oh yes you've the worst defence in the league. But then I bet you gave it big on the Hartlepool & Scunthorpe forums last week (chuckle.....) Kinsonite

11:23pm Thu 7 Feb 13

deanmatthews1966 says...

This is one game I'd give my right arm to be back at, paypack due for a lot of grief since the early 80's, hope we put 5 past them, as much as I don't want to see them go out of business I'd be happy to see them playing div 2 next year, then we can give them some return stick for a while. UTCIAD.
This is one game I'd give my right arm to be back at, paypack due for a lot of grief since the early 80's, hope we put 5 past them, as much as I don't want to see them go out of business I'd be happy to see them playing div 2 next year, then we can give them some return stick for a while. UTCIAD. deanmatthews1966

6:33am Fri 8 Feb 13

DorsetBlues says...

don't underestimate Pompey dispite their lack of wins for months we are improving as a team and one day we will achieve a well deserved win and love to see egg on your Cherry nosed faces if it's against your team of ex Pompey players and your premature promotion dreams, So you've had a good run under Mr Howe but soon your bubble will burst in this very poor division. We only have 1500 odd away tickets plus a few hundred around the ground but it will be like another home match for us as our fans could fill your ground out as proved in the late 70s as we took around 10000 fans for a Friday night game, PUP
don't underestimate Pompey dispite their lack of wins for months we are improving as a team and one day we will achieve a well deserved win and love to see egg on your Cherry nosed faces if it's against your team of ex Pompey players and your premature promotion dreams, So you've had a good run under Mr Howe but soon your bubble will burst in this very poor division. We only have 1500 odd away tickets plus a few hundred around the ground but it will be like another home match for us as our fans could fill your ground out as proved in the late 70s as we took around 10000 fans for a Friday night game, PUP DorsetBlues

4:01pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Bishop7 says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
don't underestimate Pompey dispite their lack of wins for months we are improving as a team and one day we will achieve a well deserved win and love to see egg on your Cherry nosed faces if it's against your team of ex Pompey players and your premature promotion dreams, So you've had a good run under Mr Howe but soon your bubble will burst in this very poor division. We only have 1500 odd away tickets plus a few hundred around the ground but it will be like another home match for us as our fans could fill your ground out as proved in the late 70s as we took around 10000 fans for a Friday night game, PUP
What a pr**k ! Your living in the past chum ! Yes you did take 10000 to a friday night game....and !!!
Tomorrow you will have 1300 fans there in your allocated seats, a few hundred around the ground ? skate on sailor boy.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: don't underestimate Pompey dispite their lack of wins for months we are improving as a team and one day we will achieve a well deserved win and love to see egg on your Cherry nosed faces if it's against your team of ex Pompey players and your premature promotion dreams, So you've had a good run under Mr Howe but soon your bubble will burst in this very poor division. We only have 1500 odd away tickets plus a few hundred around the ground but it will be like another home match for us as our fans could fill your ground out as proved in the late 70s as we took around 10000 fans for a Friday night game, PUP[/p][/quote]What a pr**k ! Your living in the past chum ! Yes you did take 10000 to a friday night game....and !!! Tomorrow you will have 1300 fans there in your allocated seats, a few hundred around the ground ? skate on sailor boy. Bishop7

11:52am Sat 9 Feb 13

bluewhiteandred says...

hello cherries fans you all were a credit to your club on the visit to Fratton park draw and spoke to you guys in the pub in fratton a good day then not many now .
We are relegated i hope we dont hinder your title win ! yes dont see why not howe brilliant job , cant make it their today will listern on radio .
cherries vs Saints next year may be the prize that would be a tv game i bet
hello cherries fans you all were a credit to your club on the visit to Fratton park draw and spoke to you guys in the pub in fratton a good day then not many now . We are relegated i hope we dont hinder your title win ! yes dont see why not howe brilliant job , cant make it their today will listern on radio . cherries vs Saints next year may be the prize that would be a tv game i bet bluewhiteandred

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