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by PatSharpsMullet » Sun May 07, 2017 3:54 pm

PaperMacheMario wrote:At least we can have a Pompey/Blackburn GR meet next season!

As long as I can get the day off work or it's not when I'm in Japan, I'll be there.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Mafro » Sun May 07, 2017 6:24 pm

DML wrote:Wow Brighton really ARE the new Southampton. It's uncanny.

Are they being asset stripped?

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by DML » Sun May 07, 2017 6:28 pm

Mafro wrote:
DML wrote:Wow Brighton really ARE the new Southampton. It's uncanny.

Are they being asset stripped?


Not like a United fan to live in the past.

OH WAIT.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Corazon de Leon » Sun May 07, 2017 6:32 pm

PatSharpsMullet wrote:
PaperMacheMario wrote:At least we can have a Pompey/Blackburn GR meet next season!

As long as I can get the day off work or it's not when I'm in Japan, I'll be there.


I genuinely wish I had a realistic chance of making it to the South Coast - it's a 900 mile round trip so will be very difficult to get to. I'll more than likely be at the Ewood fixture though, and here's hoping we both find ourselves promoted at the end of next season!

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Sun May 07, 2017 6:41 pm

Mafro wrote:
DML wrote:Wow Brighton really ARE the new Southampton. It's uncanny.

Are they being asset stripped?


No, he means they're at least 2 divisions above Portsmouth.

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PostFootball League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Mini E » Sun May 07, 2017 6:57 pm

From our side, this has nothing to do with Southampton, Brighton or Bournemouth. For the club to have turned around from where it's been over the past few years and to somehow win the league against all odds (we weren't top of the league all season until part way through the final round of games and then for the final 20 minutes) is just an incredible feeling. We don't have any proper South Coast rivals at the moment (El Classicoast!) so this is completely and utterly about us (apart from you, Plymouth. You can suck it). Yesterday afternoon/evening was honestly one of the best of my life. To go in with such little hope of the league (was more of a joke than a serious prospect) and have it turn around as the match round progressed was just... awesome. Overly aggressive man behind us who has been berating players and fans alike for the past 12 months was crying like a baby after 60 minutes. We were all waiting for Ryan Taylor to pop up for Plymouth. When Hartlepool went 2-1 up it was just stunning.

Anyways...

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by KingK » Sun May 07, 2017 7:10 pm

Wow. What an emotional rollercoaster. 15 mins in and we're down as things stood and the City Ground fell silent.

When Blues scored too I thought that was it. But in the end we found our feet and won comfortably.

Sorry Cora but as you said on a previous page, it's every man for themself. Good luck next season and hope you get rid of Venkys if possible.

Oh and Glowy, thanks for the 4 points this season. Looking forward to all 6 next year when we're in a better shape ;)

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by DML » Sun May 07, 2017 9:50 pm

Moggy wrote:
Mafro wrote:
DML wrote:Wow Brighton really ARE the new Southampton. It's uncanny.

Are they being asset stripped?


No, he means they're at least 2 divisions above Portsmouth.


Like trolling me is going to work this weekend! I am still buzzing, one of the best weekends of my life. I've got a hangover in my head AND my legs! I've seen us lift three proper titles now. Three! We're bloody Portsmouth. :lol:

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One of the best moments in football. We were minutes from not existing. To see the ship turn around and to do it in such style was incredible.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Sun May 07, 2017 11:18 pm

I love that you troll Brighton and Southampton fans but then accuse others of trolling you. :lol:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by DML » Mon May 08, 2017 6:57 am

Moggy wrote:I love that you troll Brighton and Southampton fans but then accuse others of trolling you. :lol:


I'm not denying trolling myself! However I do hope Brighton go up there and become the South Coasts top team next season. In a season when we will be the only traditional team locally not in the Premier League it's fantastic that we get the kudos and coverage locally when it could have been so easily overshadowed by Brighton's bigger achievement. It's such an unlikely turn of events.

Was down the seafront for the trophy lift yesterday. They finally got in back from Grimsby!

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Corazon de Leon » Mon May 08, 2017 10:31 am

I'm enjoying all the Pompey pictures! Keep them coming, sounds like it was a belter of a weekend.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Parksey » Mon May 08, 2017 11:05 am

Brighton's achievement is still bigger though isn't, really? Promotion to the Premier League is the arguably biggest prize in English football in terms of monetary gain and while it isn't quite the same as lifting a trophy, it's possibly only behind the PL title itself and the FA Cup in terms of glory for the fans, especially for a team that has been away from the top flight for so long.

I'm sure if it was Southampton winning League Two and Pompey being promoted back into the Premier League, you'd say the latter was bigger. I'm also sure had Portsmouth came second you probably wouldn't care a jot about missing out on the title. Outside of the club itself, no-one ever remembers who wins Championship, League One or League Two titles. Without looking, can you remember who won the Championship in the 14/15 season?

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Mini E » Mon May 08, 2017 11:43 am

Parksey wrote:Brighton's achievement is still bigger though isn't, really? Promotion to the Premier League is the arguably biggest prize in English football in terms of monetary gain and while it isn't quite the same as lifting a trophy, it's possibly only behind the PL title itself and the FA Cup in terms of glory for the fans, especially for a team that has been away from the top flight for so long.

I'm sure if it was Southampton winning League Two and Pompey being promoted back into the Premier League, you'd say the latter was bigger. I'm also sure had Portsmouth came second you probably wouldn't care a jot about missing out on the title. Outside of the club itself, no-one ever remembers who wins Championship, League One or League Two titles. Without looking, can you remember who won the Championship in the 14/15 season?


In his last post, DML literally said "Brighton's bigger achievement" when referring to Brighton. Doesn't mean we're not going to celebrate the hell out of winning the league in such an unexpected and dramatic way!

Also: That second paragraph sounds a little bumpain. Just saying.

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by Corazon de Leon » Mon May 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Parksey wrote:Brighton's achievement is still bigger though isn't, really? Promotion to the Premier League is the arguably biggest prize in English football in terms of monetary gain and while it isn't quite the same as lifting a trophy, it's possibly only behind the PL title itself and the FA Cup in terms of glory for the fans, especially for a team that has been away from the top flight for so long.

I'm sure if it was Southampton winning League Two and Pompey being promoted back into the Premier League, you'd say the latter was bigger. I'm also sure had Portsmouth came second you probably wouldn't care a jot about missing out on the title. Outside of the club itself, no-one ever remembers who wins Championship, League One or League Two titles. Without looking, can you remember who won the Championship in the 14/15 season?


Bournemouth.

Edit: as much as Brighton have had a huge, massive achievement in getting promoted, I'd say it's relatively a similar size of thing that Portsmouth have done in League Two - they could conceivably have ceased to exist a few seasons ago, but now they're heading in the right direction and have a trophy to show for it. Let the fans have a moment in the sun, it's long past due. :lol:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by DML » Mon May 08, 2017 1:00 pm

Oh bore off Parksey. It was a little bit of banter and nothing more! Plus you don't get rivalries, so therefore don't hold a proper opinion. ;)

Its obviously still a great achievement for Brighton.

I'll let you know how it feels to come second, but we've never finished there so.... ;)

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Mon May 08, 2017 1:01 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Parksey wrote:Brighton's achievement is still bigger though isn't, really? Promotion to the Premier League is the arguably biggest prize in English football in terms of monetary gain and while it isn't quite the same as lifting a trophy, it's possibly only behind the PL title itself and the FA Cup in terms of glory for the fans, especially for a team that has been away from the top flight for so long.

I'm sure if it was Southampton winning League Two and Pompey being promoted back into the Premier League, you'd say the latter was bigger. I'm also sure had Portsmouth came second you probably wouldn't care a jot about missing out on the title. Outside of the club itself, no-one ever remembers who wins Championship, League One or League Two titles. Without looking, can you remember who won the Championship in the 14/15 season?


Bournemouth.


The joint biggest club on the south coast?

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Corazon de Leon » Mon May 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Moggy wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Parksey wrote:Brighton's achievement is still bigger though isn't, really? Promotion to the Premier League is the arguably biggest prize in English football in terms of monetary gain and while it isn't quite the same as lifting a trophy, it's possibly only behind the PL title itself and the FA Cup in terms of glory for the fans, especially for a team that has been away from the top flight for so long.

I'm sure if it was Southampton winning League Two and Pompey being promoted back into the Premier League, you'd say the latter was bigger. I'm also sure had Portsmouth came second you probably wouldn't care a jot about missing out on the title. Outside of the club itself, no-one ever remembers who wins Championship, League One or League Two titles. Without looking, can you remember who won the Championship in the 14/15 season?


Bournemouth.


The joint biggest club on the south coast?


Along with Southampton and Brighton? :lol:

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Parksey » Mon May 08, 2017 1:11 pm

I actually thought it was Watford that won it. Oops.

Got mixed up as Bournemouth led pretty much all season and Watford ended up being the first team to clinch promotion.

I agree about Pompey's past status adding an element, but don't think it quite nudges it ahead of PL promotion. The Leicester story does also add a fairytale element now as well because, whilst it probably won't happen again anytime soon, there's no longer any real reason why it can't.

If Portsmouth can continue to grow and climb up the league, then yeah, it will definitely surpass a promotion to the top flight. Especially if Brighton do what we are going to do and slip back down. Sob.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by Moggy » Mon May 08, 2017 1:15 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Parksey wrote:Brighton's achievement is still bigger though isn't, really? Promotion to the Premier League is the arguably biggest prize in English football in terms of monetary gain and while it isn't quite the same as lifting a trophy, it's possibly only behind the PL title itself and the FA Cup in terms of glory for the fans, especially for a team that has been away from the top flight for so long.

I'm sure if it was Southampton winning League Two and Pompey being promoted back into the Premier League, you'd say the latter was bigger. I'm also sure had Portsmouth came second you probably wouldn't care a jot about missing out on the title. Outside of the club itself, no-one ever remembers who wins Championship, League One or League Two titles. Without looking, can you remember who won the Championship in the 14/15 season?


Bournemouth.


The joint biggest club on the south coast?


Along with Southampton and Brighton? :lol:


Not Brighton (yet). Bournemouth and Southampton are on the same points st the moment.

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PostRe: Football League & Non League Football Thread - No more Drummy
by DML » Mon May 08, 2017 1:51 pm

Parksey wrote:I actually thought it was Watford that won it. Oops.

Got mixed up as Bournemouth led pretty much all season and Watford ended up being the first team to clinch promotion.

I agree about Pompey's past status adding an element, but don't think it quite nudges it ahead of PL promotion. The Leicester story does also add a fairytale element now as well because, whilst it probably won't happen again anytime soon, there's no longer any real reason why it can't.

If Portsmouth can continue to grow and climb up the league, then yeah, it will definitely surpass a promotion to the top flight. Especially if Brighton do what we are going to do and slip back down. Sob.


Thing is, because we did get that success in our good years, now that our struggles are out of the way, our lower league status just doesn't feel so bad. I'd feel far worse as a Leeds fan who didn't capitalize on the good times with silverware.

I feel the future is bright for my club and thats a really nice feeling.

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