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The Community Shield

by Paul Fletcher (U1816326) 10 August 2008
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It's not often that we get a team from outside the 'big four' competing in the Community Shield but we sure have today as Portsmouth play Manchester United in the traditional curtain-raiser.

I'm never really sure what we learn from watching the Community Shield and as United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said of the fixture: "It's always a game we never quite use as a do-or-die thing, we use it as a barometer for fitness."

But maybe this year Pompey will add a bit of edge to the encounter in an effort to land some silverware nice and early.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on it all.

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posted Aug 11, 2008

It was a boring game, but the Community shield often is.
http://www.competitiveurge.com/greatest_goal_ever

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posted Aug 12, 2008

comment by rseman (U2178250)
posted 17 Hours Ago

A lot of money actually goes to charity. In the progamme from the match yesterday it said that United gave all their money to charities - including one to do with seriously ill children and another with cancer. Also a cut of the money goes to the amateur clubs who enter the first rounds of the FA Cup so diffusing the money down to the grassroots of the game.
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What money did Man U give away? Are you saying the players normally get a fee?
That really is wrong.

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posted Aug 12, 2008

Hey,

opinions, goals win games don't they?

With all Manures strength in depth they don't score many goals do they ;-)

Still, I'm for the underdog every time. No arrogance, just honesty and hard work. Good luck for the new season.

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posted Aug 12, 2008

Should have won 2 or 3 nil ;-) What does that say then - 0-0 at full time. It's about scoring goals isn't it? No ifs and buts ;-(

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posted Aug 12, 2008

After 37 years of supporting Pompey through up and down all four divisions I can say that I'm now truly happy - not only have we won the FA Cup but we're now being accused of being lucky and undeserved winners! We've joined the elite! Looking forward to lots more sourgrapes in the years to come.....

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posted Aug 12, 2008

comment by itssevennow (U6997156)
posted 2 Days Ago

"Another shield in the cabinet, I think United should give that to Liverpool."

No no, you keep it.

The only room we had for it is taken up by the CL trophy, now on permanent display, don't ya know.

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Don't say ya scousers ain't got eyesores from looking at that. Get over it.

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posted Aug 13, 2008

haha Exactly, such a fake club. Roy Keane was spot on about how poor their home support is, full of prawn sandwich people and tourists lol
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I sense some bitterness here! Do you seriously think that Manchester United would be the biggest club in world if all their fans were in Manchester? In order to be the biggest club in world, you HAVE to have more fans across the country and world than in your city.

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posted Aug 13, 2008

No-one has accused Portsmouth of being lucky. More boring, defensive and physical- which they are. They would bore the grim reaper to death!

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posted Aug 13, 2008

In response to designbyvinny...

So when it comes to TRUE supporters who support their home club, mine being Pompey, all supporters say that a sign of a good team is one who can win but play cack, only apply to the BIG 4. but when Pompey do it they are called cack. Now Im sorry but we only played the teams we were drawn against, but we still beat Man U on their own ground - FACT. Whether it was with 1 chance, its all it needs. If you had 32 chances and never scored, to me, shows a team that didnt deserve to win - FACT.

Bet you're a glory hunter anyway. Man U fan from Guildford.

PTID.

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comment by Haz1986 (U8161182)

posted Aug 15, 2008

"all supporters say that a sign of a good team is one who can win but play cack"

I think you mean a team who can win WHEN they play cack, not a team that plays cack all the time!

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