Date: 22nd July 2009 at 2:02pm
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Well, we said that Away Goals – Euro Chimes was coming out of retirement – this has been finalised now, done and dusted and printed, the first editions will be handed out on Saturday at Basingstoke! Everyone that goes through the gates will get a copy.

We are pleased to announce that Vital Pompey has again fully backed this, helping out as best we can…

Chix and Dave have supplied a quiz, with Paul doing a music quiz – comments by myself, and others from this site have been sampled (more to follow on this soon) and the actual cover photo was taken by none other than our very own storagematt, not that he knew about this until today when I told him, oops! Luckily he was cool with this.

Anyway, enough from me, lets start sampling – below is the intro…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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Hello again and welcome to Guimarães.

We are proud to bring you the fourth edition of ‘Away Goals – Euro Chimes’ for Pompey’s games against Vitoria SC and Benfica, in the ‘Troféu Cidade de Guimarães’ (City of Guimarães Trophy).

Following the success of ‘Euro Chimes’ during our brief but exciting foray in Europe last season, we felt that this return to Portugal was a good enough excuse to start writing again. And so this fanzine is brought to you, with the help of our sponsors, by the Football Supporters’ Federation, by fans, for fans. In our own weird way, we’ve tried to bring you the information and tips that might make your stay even more enjoyable.

Just like its sister editions, FreeLions (the England fanzine) and Away Goals (produced for Champions’ League Finals when English clubs are involved), you will find lots of advice and information, articles from fans’ favourites, Jordan Cross and Steve Bone and even some quizzes to help you pass the time whilst doing what football fans do best – sitting outside a bar in the sunshine.

(If you didn’t get a copy of the first three fanzines, they are available for the cost of postage and packing at our website www.fsf.org.uk) You will also find a telephone helpline number +44 7932 312344 manned day and night from 30th July until August 2nd in case you have any problems whilst you’re here. We are only a phone call away. If we can’t answer your question ourselves, we’ll be able to put you in touch with the people that can. The Fans’ Embassy service provides support for ALL fans, regardless of whether they have tickets or not, and is both independent of all authorities and completely confidential. No information on individuals is ever passed on to police or other authorities.

So it’s back again to the friendly and beautiful town of Guimaraes. Those who came last year will already have your favourite haunts but let us share ours with you; those that are here for the first time will be amazed by the welcome you will receive – and if you are struggling with the language remember the most important two words that we share with the locals – Pedro Mendes!

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