Date: 24th January 2008 at 3:46pm
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We get to know a little more about UKTony.

1 – Vital Pompey username?
UKTony; it comes from a family get together/holiday in Australia in 1999 (all my wife’s family have emigrated to Melbourne and the suburbs). My brother-in-law is also called Tony, so I was labeled UKTony to avoid confusion.

2 – Where do you come from/where do you currently live?
I was born in Epsom, Surrey and have lived in Whitehill, Hampshire for just over 3 years.

3 – How long have you been a Vital Pompey member?
Since November 2007.

4 – What do you think of Vital Pompey? Be brutally honest!
Absolutely brilliant! Being naturally shy, it took me a while to sign up and make my first contribution. The feedback and comments I got from everyone made me feel more than welcome. I think the member’s make it; there’s no putting anyone down and the knowledge and banter is terrific.

5 – How did you find out about Vital Pompey?
News now, then Vital Newcastle!

6 – When did you first watch Pompey live – not on box unless this is the only way you have been able to see them? Not necessarily at Fortress Fratton though.
1st April 1967 vs. Blackburn Rovers at Fratton. Not such a fortress in those days. I vaguely remembered it was Easter, but eastneydave came up with the precise date.

7 – How often do you get to watch Pompey?
I’m a season ticket holder this year, for the first time, so go to all the home games. I also try to get to 4-5 away games in a season, usually in London.

8 – Who is your favourite Pompey Player – current and/or former?
There have been so many over the years. When I first started following them, it was John Milkins and Ray Hiron. Then Colin Garwood and Jeff Hemmerman in the 70’s and Yosser Tait, Noel Blake and Alan Biley in the 80’s. I admire anyone who gives their all, irrespective of team performances or results. At the moment I would have to say Linvoy Primus; let’s hope he’s back soon.

9 – What is you favourite Pompey moment?
It has to be the two Alan Biley goals against Oxford in December ’84. One of my few forays in to the Fratton End and the place was rocking. Did you know that it was his mother`s birthday that day?

10 – What are your realistic hopes for Pompey in the future?
Consistently challenge the “big 4” over the next 2-3 years, so that the media wake up to the fact that we have a good side. Then they can start talking about the “big 5”.

Makes a mess of “head to head” weekends though!


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16 Replies to “Knowing me knowing you – UKTony”

  • good to know you a little better tony – i should get to know you a little more on saturday when a few of us meet up for a pint! pretty good timing the way this one is added isnt it… anyway, better get off to work i guess. as with all the kmky articles a fine read.

  • Good to meet you Tony, Colin Garwood that well known Grizzly Adam look a like, didnt he make goalscoring look easy. Where is he now is he fit? Was he ever fit? Garwood and Gregory, Hemmerman and Rogers great days!!

  • mafia bosses…stereotypiclhy called tony. should be a good game on saturday, as it is a real chance to boost the teams confidence ahead of man u and chlesea!

  • Just like carpet said then….just a joke! Still waiting for the club to ring me back about Wednesday, are you still interested Tony? Anyone else?

  • nice to read Tony..that 4th Division promo season was fantastic..Nothampton away..
    I used to work in Epsom at a childrens home when i lived in Shepperton in the early 90’s.
    good read

  • Jesus H C; you lot make me feel old; perhaps it’s just that I am. STW, my youngest son is at Epsom uni; now I feel even older.
    I’ve got the italian connection now, sorry for being slow. It’s an age thing. Roll on Saturday

  • Tony.. there are quite a few older .. I know Eastneydave will be quite close to you and PompeyGray I think is the grandfather of the site …. I’ll give you about 10 years on me though… I just missed the Hiron and Milkins days from a viewing point of view.. but Marinello, Went, & co were my first ‘in flesh’ games…

  • but there are certainly a few thatare a lot younger too 😉 which is what makes this site so special, such a range in age groups!

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