Mark My Words – February 2014

Mark My Words – February 2014

A blog by the Chief Executive of Portsmouth FC

I am delighted to be writing the first of what I hope will be a regular monthly blog for you after the terrific win against Wimbledon at the weekend. Certainly it has lifted everyone’s spirits in and around Fratton Park.

It’s been nine months since the club exited administration and in that time I can assure you all that Portsmouth Football Club has become all-consuming to me; it’s not a job, it’s a passion. Only a fortnight ago it was a very different feeling to how I feel after Saturday’s result. When the equalising goal went in at Exeter I genuinely felt as though I was going to be sick. For hours after I replayed the game in my head, over and over again, but whatever way you replay it the ball still went in the back of the damn net. I couldn’t sleep and spent all day Sunday with my mind preoccupied with the previous day’s result. My feeling is not unique. Board members, players and staff, and of course you the supporters, go through exactly the same emotions. Unfortunately it’s not the first time I (we!) have suffered like this during the season.

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Barker needs to prove his worth

Barker needs to prove his worth

Well, for a time there was hope.  A win against Wycombe, albeit a very lucky win, coming off the back of a decently solid set of results had got fans, myself included, hoping that fortunes were finally on the up. Play hadn’t been pretty, and goals had been very hard to come by.  There again,Continue ReadingContinue Reading