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PFC23Tommy Posted on 09/05/2018 20:50
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Good write up

Link: Fratton Park
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hammie9 Posted on 09/05/2018 21:23

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great spot.
Really good, detailed article, well worth the time to read it through.
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bluebognor1940 Posted on 10/05/2018 08:09

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brill i saw my old seat in south stand had a tear reading it thank you p u p[^]
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Tomsk Posted on 10/05/2018 10:45

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Good article.
He was right about that Blackpool game too, it was utter shiite
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Wrighty2 Posted on 10/05/2018 20:03

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Still working my way through it and good so far, did get to the bit where he thinks Westwood’s team spoil things
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RavoPFC Posted on 10/05/2018 20:43

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He should have come to the Wigan match. That was loud with a capital L.
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bluebob Posted on 10/05/2018 21:00

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I have been very vocal about the drums over the years even having a meeting with the club about it. its not just Pompey but all clubs with drums. there is nothing more annoying then some idiot banging a drum through out a game, everyone I have spoken to (over the age of 16) agree they should be banned. this is what he wrote and it says everything I and many others have said for years.

"I have heard that the Fratton End is noisy and generates a great atmosphere at Portsmouth matches, but I must admit that I am quite disappointed to find out that most of the noise is generated by the almost constant banging on a drum, accompanied by a bugle and bell by a couple of dressed-up Portsmouth fans. A week later, I express my dislike for drumming at football matches in a facebook group – and get just short of 450 responses. To me, the special thing about British football are the ooohhhhs and arrrggggs of the crowd living through the dramatic peaks of the game. How the volume noise increases as an attack starts to look promising – and either fizzles out or culminates in a roar. You live the ebbing and flowing of the match. But the constant drumming spoils that. There is no increase in noise level correlated to events on the field. In many grounds, in fact, the drumming is orchestrated by leaders with their back to the game. They are completely out of sync with events on the field. And as these modern ‘ultra’ sections are generally relative small, they don’t make a lot of noise. They just make the rest of the ground go even more quiet, as the monotonous drumming blurs out the game as a spectacle.Most of the 450 respondents to my post agree. Some point out that all-seaters and football tourists have made stadiums go so quiet, so you have to try out anything that may have a reverse effect; a few others point out that it is mainly younger fans trying to adapt this element, and the older generation should allow them to develop their way of consuming a match. And finally, a handful of fans are offended. They point out that the Portsmouth drum, bell and bugle go back more than 10 years and are not just an attempt at ‘ultra fan culture’. They claim it usually instrumental in generating a good atmosphere – but at the same time admit, that the atmosphere for this match against Blackpool was unusually poor."
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hammie9 Posted on 10/05/2018 23:41

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a big difference between people who can play an instrument playing the tunes that fans like to sing along to as compared to a drunken few beating hell out of a drum.
Personally, I would prefer neither along with no PA led music after the game starts.
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OptimusPrimus Posted on 11/05/2018 14:39

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It can't be long til Johnny carps it.

Then surely the problem self resolves.
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Pompeyben Posted on 11/05/2018 19:48

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A very interesting article. I agree about the drums, they're an embarrassment to the club.
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