There's no bigger game for Rickie than Anfield clash

Daily Echo: There's no bigger game for Rickie than Anfield clash There's no bigger game for Rickie than Anfield clash

THERE will be no shortage of Rickie Lambert supporters at Anfield this afternoon.

Saints will have the backing of more than 2,000 fans for their first game at Liverpool in almost eight years.

Lambert will also have hundreds of family and friends amongst the Liverpool support as he returns to Anfield – where he cheered on his heroes as a schoolboy – for the first time since being released from the club’s school of excellence as a 14-year-old.

The Saints striker has a Liver bird tattooed on one of his shoulders and hails from Kirkby, a footballing hotbed that has also produced the likes of Phil Thompson and Dennis Mortimer.

Lambert went to the same school as those European Cup-winning captains, where his Saints shirt is on proud display and where there has been no shortage of interest ahead of his return to Merseyside.

He will be hoping for a better result than Saints managed on the other side of Stanley Park in October, when they lost 3-1 to an Everton side including another son of Kirkby, Leighton Baines.

“Half of Kirkby was at Goodison Park for that game, including both Rickie’s parents and his sister,” recalls John Woods, Lambert’s former PE teacher at Kirkby Sports College.

“I’ve been monitoring facebook to see who’s going on Saturday and there’ll be even more for this one.

“Rickie’s very proud to be from the area, he married a Kirkby girl and there are a lot of Liverpool fans hoping he does the business.

“Personally, I hope Liverpool win 4-3 and Rickie gets a hat-trick!”

Lambert was at the Millennium Stadium to see Liverpool win the Carling Cup earlier this year and he and best pal Danny Coid, a former Liverpool youth and Blackpool teammate, returned to KSC in the summer to coach pupils.

It brought back memories for Woods.

“Rickie just wanted to play football all the time and was a pleasure to coach,” he said. “What he’s achieved couldn’t have happened to a nicer lad.

“Some talented lads get a bit big-headed but not him. Even as a young lad he would score spectacular goals and that’s something he’s kept going.

“He’s never had much pace, but he’s always had a fantastic shot and an amazing touch.

“No matter how hard the ball was pinged at him he would control it instantly.”

Coid, who still lives in Liverpool, will also be at Anfield this afternoon.

“We played up front together for our schools and for our club on Sundays and practised on the Astroturf outside Rickie’s house in Kirkby,” recalls Coid, who spent a decade as Blackpool’s right-back but was released by Accrington Stanley in the summer.

“Rickie always had more strength and power than anyone else, he’d shoot from all angles and from as far back as the halfway line!

“We were at Liverpool’s school of excellence together and he was kept on for a while after I was let go at 14. But he joined me at Blackpool not long afterwards.”

Lambert made his Blackpool debut as a 17-year-old in the same team as Brett Ormerod, the last Saints striker to score at Anfield in a 2-1 win nine years ago.

But after being released by former Liverpool hero Steve McMahon he was restricted to midfield roles at Macclesfield and Stockport before beginning to fulfil his vast potential as a striker at Rochdale and Bristol Rovers.

Since signing for Saints in August 2009 he has scored 94 goals in 172 appearances – including six in 12 Premier League starts.

An Anfield goal would surely top the lot.

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9:08am Sat 1 Dec 12

Saints + Wigan fan II says...

Congratz Ricky, no greater achievement that achieving your dream, Enjoy and score a pen at the Cop! COYR!
Congratz Ricky, no greater achievement that achieving your dream, Enjoy and score a pen at the Cop! COYR! Saints + Wigan fan II

9:31am Sat 1 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

He's been waiting for this, which explains why he was a tad lethargic on Wednesday when perhaps he should have been rested. Awesome player but struggles with fitness and three Prem games in a week is a massive ask.

Good luck Sir Rickie you've earned this.
He's been waiting for this, which explains why he was a tad lethargic on Wednesday when perhaps he should have been rested. Awesome player but struggles with fitness and three Prem games in a week is a massive ask. Good luck Sir Rickie you've earned this. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

9:58am Sat 1 Dec 12

Bobby1976 says...

Hopefully only two scousers happy after this match - Ricky and Nigel!!
Hopefully only two scousers happy after this match - Ricky and Nigel!! Bobby1976

10:07am Sat 1 Dec 12

dualsy says...

Let em have it rick,
And NO schoolboy errors at the back
Be honest work hard ,close down ,dont dive in ,compete in the middle ,dont give the ball away cheeply .you will win the game of football.
next team talk half hr before next game tune in .
remember its a simple game ,the players sometimes complicate issues,remember the game plan .
good luck.
C.O.Y.R
Let em have it rick, And NO schoolboy errors at the back Be honest work hard ,close down ,dont dive in ,compete in the middle ,dont give the ball away cheeply .you will win the game of football. next team talk half hr before next game tune in . remember its a simple game ,the players sometimes complicate issues,remember the game plan . good luck. C.O.Y.R dualsy

10:31am Sat 1 Dec 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Good luck to Rickie and Nigel and all the lads this afternoon. Buying the Christmas tree today (3-5) - might just save my shattered nerves!!!

COYR
Good luck to Rickie and Nigel and all the lads this afternoon. Buying the Christmas tree today (3-5) - might just save my shattered nerves!!! COYR Puddletown Saint

10:33am Sat 1 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose More Glory

10:35am Sat 1 Dec 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

There will be no player in British football any more motivated than Rickie today.
He must have thought many times, that he may never achieve playing in his old back yard in the prem.
He has carried our team to this position and I hope that today gives him the reward that he genuinely deserves.
I guess he is probably kn@ckered after the last 2 games but adrenaline and sheer desire will carry him through.
Get us the win Rickie you may not have pace but you are the best in your position in this league bar none.
Rickie is genuinely up there with our best players ever.
COME ON YOU SAINTS
There will be no player in British football any more motivated than Rickie today. He must have thought many times, that he may never achieve playing in his old back yard in the prem. He has carried our team to this position and I hope that today gives him the reward that he genuinely deserves. I guess he is probably kn@ckered after the last 2 games but adrenaline and sheer desire will carry him through. Get us the win Rickie you may not have pace but you are the best in your position in this league bar none. Rickie is genuinely up there with our best players ever. COME ON YOU SAINTS SFCOLDBOY

10:41am Sat 1 Dec 12

Sammy2sheds says...

More Glory wrote:
Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when"
Says it all really doesnt it.
The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad. Sammy2sheds

10:44am Sat 1 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy? More Glory

11:23am Sat 1 Dec 12

Baddesley Bill says...

come on tranmere
come on tranmere Baddesley Bill

11:40am Sat 1 Dec 12

Rednose says...

More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
What makes supporters of other clubs want to comment on another clubs supporter’s forum, quite strange really! Still won’t be disrespectful with such a long memory you must be one of our older members of society. So I think us Saints fans do remember the only real trophy worth shouting about and those who were around bore our children with it probably on a weekly basis. However it serves as a foundation to our expectation of future glory, optimism for the future and continuing support of our great club. I take no joy in the fact that it looks likes Pompy are slipping out of the league. Local friendly rivalry is good fun. So perhaps if you can round up all those supporters you mention or their descendents at least to attend your home games you may be able to save yourselves and perhaps rejoice on your own forums. Good luck with that, but no worries non- league football can be fun to watch as well. Southampton are the pride of the South, always have been always will be. COYR
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]What makes supporters of other clubs want to comment on another clubs supporter’s forum, quite strange really! Still won’t be disrespectful with such a long memory you must be one of our older members of society. So I think us Saints fans do remember the only real trophy worth shouting about and those who were around bore our children with it probably on a weekly basis. However it serves as a foundation to our expectation of future glory, optimism for the future and continuing support of our great club. I take no joy in the fact that it looks likes Pompy are slipping out of the league. Local friendly rivalry is good fun. So perhaps if you can round up all those supporters you mention or their descendents at least to attend your home games you may be able to save yourselves and perhaps rejoice on your own forums. Good luck with that, but no worries non- league football can be fun to watch as well. Southampton are the pride of the South, always have been always will be. COYR Rednose

11:48am Sat 1 Dec 12

Upthesaints79 says...

More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish... Upthesaints79

12:18pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Taoboy says...

Rednose wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
What makes supporters of other clubs want to comment on another clubs supporter’s forum, quite strange really! Still won’t be disrespectful with such a long memory you must be one of our older members of society. So I think us Saints fans do remember the only real trophy worth shouting about and those who were around bore our children with it probably on a weekly basis. However it serves as a foundation to our expectation of future glory, optimism for the future and continuing support of our great club. I take no joy in the fact that it looks likes Pompy are slipping out of the league. Local friendly rivalry is good fun. So perhaps if you can round up all those supporters you mention or their descendents at least to attend your home games you may be able to save yourselves and perhaps rejoice on your own forums. Good luck with that, but no worries non- league football can be fun to watch as well. Southampton are the pride of the South, always have been always will be. COYR
Well said that man. Nervous as a kitten today, usually a good sign.

Come on you saints.
[quote][p][bold]Rednose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]What makes supporters of other clubs want to comment on another clubs supporter’s forum, quite strange really! Still won’t be disrespectful with such a long memory you must be one of our older members of society. So I think us Saints fans do remember the only real trophy worth shouting about and those who were around bore our children with it probably on a weekly basis. However it serves as a foundation to our expectation of future glory, optimism for the future and continuing support of our great club. I take no joy in the fact that it looks likes Pompy are slipping out of the league. Local friendly rivalry is good fun. So perhaps if you can round up all those supporters you mention or their descendents at least to attend your home games you may be able to save yourselves and perhaps rejoice on your own forums. Good luck with that, but no worries non- league football can be fun to watch as well. Southampton are the pride of the South, always have been always will be. COYR[/p][/quote]Well said that man. Nervous as a kitten today, usually a good sign. Come on you saints. Taoboy

12:33pm Sat 1 Dec 12

dualsy says...

More Glory wrote:
Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
You never had 16000,only glory hunters on one day .boom bust...good luck bottom league 1
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]You never had 16000,only glory hunters on one day .boom bust...good luck bottom league 1 dualsy

12:51pm Sat 1 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...
Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.
[quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...[/p][/quote]Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general. More Glory

1:01pm Sat 1 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Rednose wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
What makes supporters of other clubs want to comment on another clubs supporter’s forum, quite strange really! Still won’t be disrespectful with such a long memory you must be one of our older members of society. So I think us Saints fans do remember the only real trophy worth shouting about and those who were around bore our children with it probably on a weekly basis. However it serves as a foundation to our expectation of future glory, optimism for the future and continuing support of our great club. I take no joy in the fact that it looks likes Pompy are slipping out of the league. Local friendly rivalry is good fun. So perhaps if you can round up all those supporters you mention or their descendents at least to attend your home games you may be able to save yourselves and perhaps rejoice on your own forums. Good luck with that, but no worries non- league football can be fun to watch as well. Southampton are the pride of the South, always have been always will be. COYR
So, you guys do like your history then? It serves as a foundation then - a bit like some, but not all Pompey fans. I don't think we will be going all the way to non-league unless we lose the court case, and even if that happens we will rise again. Just here finding out about your club, and keeping your fans excitement and heads in check - some are even talking about Europe. If you really do like rivalry, then you would enjoy are visits more to your forum - surely? Pompey will always be the pride of the South - and that statement has a real foundation. PUP
[quote][p][bold]Rednose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]What makes supporters of other clubs want to comment on another clubs supporter’s forum, quite strange really! Still won’t be disrespectful with such a long memory you must be one of our older members of society. So I think us Saints fans do remember the only real trophy worth shouting about and those who were around bore our children with it probably on a weekly basis. However it serves as a foundation to our expectation of future glory, optimism for the future and continuing support of our great club. I take no joy in the fact that it looks likes Pompy are slipping out of the league. Local friendly rivalry is good fun. So perhaps if you can round up all those supporters you mention or their descendents at least to attend your home games you may be able to save yourselves and perhaps rejoice on your own forums. Good luck with that, but no worries non- league football can be fun to watch as well. Southampton are the pride of the South, always have been always will be. COYR[/p][/quote]So, you guys do like your history then? It serves as a foundation then - a bit like some, but not all Pompey fans. I don't think we will be going all the way to non-league unless we lose the court case, and even if that happens we will rise again. Just here finding out about your club, and keeping your fans excitement and heads in check - some are even talking about Europe. If you really do like rivalry, then you would enjoy are visits more to your forum - surely? Pompey will always be the pride of the South - and that statement has a real foundation. PUP More Glory

1:11pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Upthesaints79 says...

More Glory wrote:
Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...
Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.
It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...[/p][/quote]Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.[/p][/quote]It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns. Upthesaints79

1:15pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The skunts have proven that they have nothing to contribute to the debate by waffling on about suntans and the like. If we won 4-0 today they would find some way to try and denigrate the result.

If they put the same effort into saving their club they'd be out of Admin by now. The truth is they don't care and ultimately the number of fulfilled pledges will have to be revealed - that will tell us how many true fans they have.

A colleague who occasionally reads the threads on here said to me last week that he had wanted Poopey to survive but having read their bile he now hopes they get wiped off the face of the earth.

Well done skunts.



14.12.12
The skunts have proven that they have nothing to contribute to the debate by waffling on about suntans and the like. If we won 4-0 today they would find some way to try and denigrate the result. If they put the same effort into saving their club they'd be out of Admin by now. The truth is they don't care and ultimately the number of fulfilled pledges will have to be revealed - that will tell us how many true fans they have. A colleague who occasionally reads the threads on here said to me last week that he had wanted Poopey to survive but having read their bile he now hopes they get wiped off the face of the earth. Well done skunts. 14.12.12 Seedhouse the Unrepentant

2:07pm Sat 1 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

SAINTS fans make the best of this XMAS as this is the last one for a long time in the Premiership .

Pompey Advent calender chocolate and a note ? pompey Silver is played for . Saints silver is wished for .
SAINTS fans make the best of this XMAS as this is the last one for a long time in the Premiership . Pompey Advent calender chocolate and a note ? pompey Silver is played for . Saints silver is wished for . bluewhiteandred

2:15pm Sat 1 Dec 12

More Glory says...

Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...
Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.
It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.
Oh right, so when Pompey were in the lower leagues we didn't support our team, didn't often get 20k plus fans, and weren't the best supported club in the division. At the mo - fans are balancing going to games, and putting their hands in their pocket to save the club, or maybe you have forgotten. We didn't get a freeby stadium remember (nothing to do with your fans), just loads of crooks draining the life out of the club (nothing to do with our fans).
[quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...[/p][/quote]Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.[/p][/quote]It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.[/p][/quote]Oh right, so when Pompey were in the lower leagues we didn't support our team, didn't often get 20k plus fans, and weren't the best supported club in the division. At the mo - fans are balancing going to games, and putting their hands in their pocket to save the club, or maybe you have forgotten. We didn't get a freeby stadium remember (nothing to do with your fans), just loads of crooks draining the life out of the club (nothing to do with our fans). More Glory

2:25pm Sat 1 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

More Glory wrote:
Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...
Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.
It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.
Oh right, so when Pompey were in the lower leagues we didn't support our team, didn't often get 20k plus fans, and weren't the best supported club in the division. At the mo - fans are balancing going to games, and putting their hands in their pocket to save the club, or maybe you have forgotten. We didn't get a freeby stadium remember (nothing to do with your fans), just loads of crooks draining the life out of the club (nothing to do with our fans).
Saints has the lowest agent fees in Premiership as they have no ambition i do accept you fans want success your previous owners have never taken risks and always played safe so nothing has never been won.
[quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...[/p][/quote]Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.[/p][/quote]It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.[/p][/quote]Oh right, so when Pompey were in the lower leagues we didn't support our team, didn't often get 20k plus fans, and weren't the best supported club in the division. At the mo - fans are balancing going to games, and putting their hands in their pocket to save the club, or maybe you have forgotten. We didn't get a freeby stadium remember (nothing to do with your fans), just loads of crooks draining the life out of the club (nothing to do with our fans).[/p][/quote]Saints has the lowest agent fees in Premiership as they have no ambition i do accept you fans want success your previous owners have never taken risks and always played safe so nothing has never been won. bluewhiteandred

3:37pm Sat 1 Dec 12

More Glory says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Upthesaints79 wrote:
More Glory wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
More Glory wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose
Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.
Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?
Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...
Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.
It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.
Oh right, so when Pompey were in the lower leagues we didn't support our team, didn't often get 20k plus fans, and weren't the best supported club in the division. At the mo - fans are balancing going to games, and putting their hands in their pocket to save the club, or maybe you have forgotten. We didn't get a freeby stadium remember (nothing to do with your fans), just loads of crooks draining the life out of the club (nothing to do with our fans).
Saints has the lowest agent fees in Premiership as they have no ambition i do accept you fans want success your previous owners have never taken risks and always played safe so nothing has never been won.
Blue. I honestly think that they have been "Also Rans" for so many years, that they don't know what competitive means. I think the only trophy they won was a complete shock, and Lawries team really did still expect to finish second at best.
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Upthesaints79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]More Glory[/bold] wrote: Wow. 2000 fans. Saints are becoming a big club. You haven't been there for almost a decade and can take 2000 fans. I remember when Pompey took 13,000 fans with tickets to Anfield as a third division club for a league cup game, and 3,000 more went and paid on the gate - 16,000 as we hadn't been there for over a decade. I think there will be a shortage of Rickie Lambert fans as the home fans obviously must see him as a Scouse reject. Still a big clubs - err loss is your clubs gain I spose[/p][/quote]Fourth line down," I remember when" Says it all really doesnt it. The porthsmouth fc slowly dies and the fans cling to bygone glories to give themselves some comfort,really sad.[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the Stripeys won their only ever trophy?[/p][/quote]Do you remember when the blue few got knocked out of the JPT? Little bit embarrassing! Do you remember that saints across their history have finished the season higher than our blue counterparts more times? Do you remember that in your last home game there were less than 10k fans? That's got to be embarrassing! Do you remember how many young players have come to saints as opposed to pompey with some even being pompey fans previously? When it comes to it there is only one team on the south coast that is worth supporting, gets the best attendances, has the better fans, players, facilities, ground, manager (forgot, you don't have a manager do you). The only thing the pompey few have left is the ability to come on here and spout rubbish...[/p][/quote]Yeh, I remember all those things, such is life as a fan - and we are right near the bottom at the mo. Do you remember the first game in defence of the JPT and 8k? We have has a few stripey youngsters here as well. I honestly think that your fans are not better, and need to get behind the team more, then you might be more successful. We have just followed all the stripey swots back to their own forum to see if all the grandiose things they have been spouting are true, and all I see is backbiting when things aint doing well, and backpatting when things are OK - just like your fans in general.[/p][/quote]It's interesting isn't it. I don't know whether there is backbiting amongst pompey fans (I suspect there probably is, as there is with all fans, fickle at they are). The reason I don't know is that I don't go on the pompey forums! I also remember that 8k for the JPT game as I was there. If you look at league attendances however, when saints really needed bums on seats as the club was in a poor financial state we still averaged something like 24k. What I do not understand is the mentality of pompey fans to go in the good times and not when the club really need their support. I honestly do not want to see pompey disappear as a little friendly rivalry is good between fans. I have been to every home game this season and the fans are behind the team and manager completely. The atmosphere even when we are losing or have lost is still focused on supporting the team. As an example of this look at the West Brom away game recently. Saints didn't look like winning from start to finish IMO but the fans sang longer and louder in the majority of cases than the rest of the Hawthorns.[/p][/quote]Oh right, so when Pompey were in the lower leagues we didn't support our team, didn't often get 20k plus fans, and weren't the best supported club in the division. At the mo - fans are balancing going to games, and putting their hands in their pocket to save the club, or maybe you have forgotten. We didn't get a freeby stadium remember (nothing to do with your fans), just loads of crooks draining the life out of the club (nothing to do with our fans).[/p][/quote]Saints has the lowest agent fees in Premiership as they have no ambition i do accept you fans want success your previous owners have never taken risks and always played safe so nothing has never been won.[/p][/quote]Blue. I honestly think that they have been "Also Rans" for so many years, that they don't know what competitive means. I think the only trophy they won was a complete shock, and Lawries team really did still expect to finish second at best. More Glory

4:08pm Sat 1 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Yes more glory
2nd best always
Yes more glory 2nd best always bluewhiteandred

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