Another first time writer to Vital Pompey, bleeding blue shares their views on the support – or lack of – from the local paper and how we must up the ante ourselves.
So, one more pre-season friendly left and just over one week until the new season starts, and what a manic summer in has been for us blues fans.
Since Al Fahim announced that he wants to take over our club over two months ago we have all been aboard the roller coaster that has started great and slowly it seems gone bad.
Well here we are again, the ride is nearing an end (or so I hope so) and we are back to the start again and things remain as we left them. Dr SAF still wants to take over us and take us on a ride, starting from the bottom and aiming for the top, with vast improvements along the way.
Now I have remained as positive as I can throughout this ‘takeover period’ but it seems everyone is not in the same frame of mind. It, for me is now getting a little out of control.
On my voyage home today I pass ‘The News’ poster board with the headline “Pompey Takeover in turmoil” and upon actually reading the paper itself I find it filled with 8 pages of what I can only describe as murky journalism.
I don’t really expect a lot of Mr Cross and his Loony Toon team but this to me seems not only a contradiction but also shocking support of the ‘local team’. It was just yesterday that the club and Al Fahim stated that the takeover is still on course, so why is ‘The News’ twisting it so. Surely, in this time of negativity, they should be writing reports that put enthusiasm into the hearts of the supporters not give the ‘doom and gloomers’ out there more stuff to shout and scream at.
What with all the media attention we seem to be getting at the moment (mainly also negative) I can only guess that all other football team fans must be reading with tears of laughter in their eyes at our expense.
This is neither what we want nor what need.
So it is with this in mind that I make this plea to all Pompey fans and also ‘The News’. Be a Loyal Pompey fan and support your team through thick and thin, win or loose, good or bad. Not matter what, because that’s what supporting Pompey is all about.
Lets go to the Rangers game, and every other game after that, cheer on the team and Paul Hart, sing Gaydamak`s name for bringing us that FA Cup, and chant for Al Fahim’s take over, show him that Fratton Park atmosphere that we all love.
Lets be Loyal, and not laughed at!
Written by bleeding blue.
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