Date: 17th October 2007 at 6:23pm
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With the internationals out of the way, or at least they will be after tonight and with them England’s chances of qualifying for Euro 2008 hanging in the balance – I must say that I thought Sol Campbell was fantastic this afternoon though – we can turn our attentions fully to Wigan this weekend.

And what incredible support we will be taking, with 40 coaches containing 2000 supporters, thanks to the club laying on free coach travel to this game.

As a reward to the fans Sasha Gaydamak decided to dip his hand in his pocket – again! – to lay on this travel, which cost him more than £50,000. With the demand so high coaches have had to come in from all around, with it finally decided 40 had to be the limited – as the club physically could not get anymore!

I think this is a fine gesture, yet I have been amazed that so many people have still found time to moan because they could not go with no more coaches supplied, some even think the club are out of order for not getting anymore – but if they cannot get anymore coaches there is not much that they can do.

In any case at the end of the day it is not as if Gaydamak had to do this – the response from some could make him think again about such a gesture in the future?

Whatever though the fact is this will be the largest coach convoy of Pompey fans going to a match for 15 years, not since our FA cup semi final in 1992 have we had such a turnout – although for the FA cup match at Old Trafford in 2003 we took 36.

The JJB does hold fond memories for us, so hopefully it can have more this weekend when we hopefully win our third successive away league match – if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this match do it here.

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