There. I’ve said it. Nigel Quashie will forever be remembered by the Fratton Park faithful.
All through this season, and even in the famous Wembley during the F.A. Cup final itself, his name was heard being chanted from the terraces!
Is Nigel aware? Does he even want to know?
Probably not to be honest.
I’m not certain when this chant originally started up among the fans (can anyone advise on that??), but the first time I can remember using it myself was up at Old Trafford for an FA Cup match in the unforgettable promotion season. Ah, I remember it fondly……
‘Quashie’s through….he’s one on one with the keeper….surely!!’
Of course, rather than take the traditional route of making a name for himself by rippling the back of the net, Quashie decided to aim the ball at the Pompey contingent above the corner flag…..and yes, many people will never forget you for that clumsy effort alone.
I’m well aware that there were countless other frustrating efforts from Nigel that rocketed over the bar during his tenure with us (and dare I say it maybe as many as two that went into the net in style), but for me that one took the biscuit.
So there you have it Nigel….if you ever feel the compunction to tune in to Sky Sports to fondly watch your former club playing, and should happen to hear your name being chanted from the terraces (trust me, you’ll hear it in nearly every game we play), feel free to wipe away that nostalgic tear from your eye…..
On a worrying final note, is it just me, or does anyone else feel that Bouba Diop has been showing signs of trying to fill in this role? I can remember quite a few mighty efforts from the big fella that have gone wayward/50 foot over the bar!!
Written by Tantona.
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