Date: 8th September 2007 at 9:05am
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The next generation of fans is crucial for Pompey, yep us lot, along with the people before and before them etc have been and are important still, but the next generation of fans are as important, more so – not that it will make them better or worse – as they have to continue the traditions after us.

Being one of three brothers and a sister, all of us bar the youngest brother supporting Pompey – he as seduced by an Arsenal side including people Ian Wright, Paul Merson, Tony Adams and so on in the early ’90’s, so took an acceptable red route – you would expect, or at least hope for future generations to carry on our legacy, both as a family and as Pompey fans.

The next oldest son – behind me, I am the eldest son – and his girlfriend became the first to make our parents ‘Nan’ and ‘Grandpa’ shortly before midnight yesterday, so here is number one.

Congratulations to them, I am made up for them.

Yesterday had been a fantastic day for me personally, as I had said when I found out Sol Campbell had signed new contract, but the news late in the day that the much anticipated little one had finally arrived really did make it a near perfect day all-round.

The little fella has little option but to support Pompey, not just because of the company he will keep, but as he already has plenty of Pompey knick knacks to feed the early years of his life, as well as his little ‘Pompey’s no.1 fan’ baby suit, his first mission to Fratton will hopefully not be too many years away!

The next generation of Pompey fan has started in our family, now as the littleman grows up we have to make sure that we keep him – along with others that the lot of us will hopefully bring along – a Pompey fan, not letting him be seduced by the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, United, Liverpool and so.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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