Date: 10th August 2009 at 4:36pm
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You may read in The News later this afternoon that following contact with Portsmouth Football Club the squad number allocated to Anttii Niemi for the forthcoming season is to be changed

This action is a direct result of yesterday’s communication between Vital Pompey and Portsmouth Football Club following the announcement on the Official Site that Niemi has been allocated No.13, The shirt reserved following the death of Aaron Flahavan in 2001

Vital Pompey had hoped to publish a tribute to Aaron who died tragically eight years ago last week, before the story broke however given other commitments we were unable to do this

Vital Pompey on behalf of all Pompey fans would like to thank Portsmouth FC for not only correcting their oversight but for acting quickly, sensitively and with respect in this matter and for proving that ‘fan power’ does work!

A Player Profile detailing Aaron’s Pompey career will appear on Vital Pompey and PompeyRama later this week