Date: 18th September 2009 at 7:45am
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The game against Bolton last weekend was the 100th, competitive game, that I had seen Pompey play…

This might not sound much, even less considering the first competitive game I saw us play was some 11-years back – although it is more impressive when you think that I have done all of these games travelling from Devon, where I moved as a kid, and done this without being a driver.

Still, an average of less than 10 games per season might not sound that ‘grand’, although after bursting onto the ‘I must go to football scene’ in the 1998/99 season I went to plenty home and away, as I did in the 1999/2000 season – then I went back to college again, so had to stop going for money purposes, in the meantime I lost contact with people so between May 2000 and September 2007, due to various things during and after this course, I only managed 3 games…

So, really I have done my 100 games, home, away and overseas over the 98/99, 99/2000, 07/08, 08/09 and 09-date seasons, an average of some 25, or thereabouts game per season – with last seasons 33 being the most that I have ever done, at the most cost ever too I would guess!

It has been a mixed bag over these 100 but as I hold my bat aloft triumphantly – even though the Bolton game ended in defeat – and reflect I ask myself would I ever go back and change anything?

Hell no… Well, I would actually, I would change the fact that between 2000-07 I went some 7-years out of contact with Ken and the gang, which had I been able to keep in touch with them, even though times were hard I would have still managed a few more in-between I am sure!

All in all though, through the good and bad I have loved it, making some fantastic mates and close friends along the way – as I continue to all the time – so here’s to the next hundred and more, which begins at Villa tomorrow…

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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