Date: 15th November 2007 at 12:19am
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Having spoken about the atmosphere at Fortress Fratton, again after something that was started in the forum – here – by paultsmouth about favourite songs, chants, call them what you will the grand daddy of them all, with there being none better has to be the Pompey chimes.

Every time I hear that it sends a shiver down my spine and I have heard it thousands of times in my life, yet I never tire of it. Hearing it in the crowd, on the TV, radio or whatever it still sounds as fantastic as the first time I heard it, which is a memory and feeling I will never forget.

20,000 people singing ‘play up Pompey, Pompey play up’ has to inspire you and if it does not motivate you on the pitch nothing will – it would be amazing to hear it from a players point of view, how special would that be?

Until recently I had a prehistoric mobile phone, but after the Reading game I dropped and broke the screen, but I did not care we had just won 7-4!

Clearly that was a sign that a new phone was needed and I got it – even thought I initially replaced it with a slightly newer, yet still prehistoric phone we had laying around the house – so one of the first things I did was get the Pompey chimes as a tone on my phone, a proper fans singing it thing and whenever my phone goes off now I still get that same shiver down my spine and goose bumps just hearing the phone tone!

There is more though, just hearing the Pompey chimes now also makes me feel immensely proud of Pompey, who we are and where we now stand.

I have always been proud and unashamed to support Pompey, but just hearing this chant/song now not only sends that tingle down the spine but also makes me feel even prouder every single time…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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