Two Pompey Supporters Talk To Vital Lincoln City
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And now for the answers provided by Jack:
How long have you supported Portsmouth?
All my life, I was brought up supporting them.
Where did you finish last season?
5th – Because of PPG, however, I think if the season had continued, we could have had a good shot of getting into the automatic spots.
What do you think of your manager?
Kenny Jackett, he divides fan’s so much, I personally have reserved judgement on him until the end of the season as this season is do or die for him. His contract is up at the end of the season and we have missed out on promotion twice in a row now so there’s a high chance he’ll be gone if we’re still in this league in August.
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season?
Promotion, automatic would be preferred for everyone after our last two playoff campaign’s.
One(s) to watch?
Ronan Curtis, one of the leagues best players without a doubt. We miss him when he’s not playing.
John Marquis, the league’s top scorer, despite not netting recently when he’s on a goalscoring run he’s brilliant.
Marcus Harness, a brilliant work rate, I have seen him change games numerous times, a bargain buy from Burton.
Which teams you think will finish in the top six in League One?
Portsmouth, Hull, Charlton, Peterborough, Lincoln City and Doncaster Rovers.
Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom four in League One?
Wigan, Burton, Wimbledon and Swindon Town.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
Great side, have surprised a few people with the current league position but great club I have watched the rise under the Cowley’s, one of the few clubs in the league that I have great respect for.
What do you think the score will be?
2-0 to Portsmouth.
Random fact about your Club?
In June 1918, an international baseball game was played at Fratton Park between the American Army and a Canadian side.
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Tayo Edun – Great player with a lot of potential.
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Portsmouth supporter?
Proudest was when we won the League 2 title on the last day of the 2016/17 season, we are only top for 32 mins for the whole season, great atmosphere and we stormed the pitch. The embarrassing was when we are beat 4-0 by “that lot down the road” (Southampton) in September 2019.
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
Sean Raggett, despite making a few mistakes every now and again, he is capable of scoring a goal or two and putting in a decent shift.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
We do, it used to own the club and now it is part of the Heritage and advisory committee at the club helping the new American ownership make the right decisions.
Which was your favourite match involving Portsmouth?
The 3-2 win over Exeter in the Leasing.com semi-final last February when we came back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in the 95th min, Fratton Park went mental when John Marquis scored the winner.
Which was your least favourite match involving Portsmouth?
Any match where we have lost against Southampton – especially the 4-0 loss back in Sep 19.
Do you have a Former Players Association at Portsmouth?
Yes, we do, I follow them on Facebook, they post regularly and it’s always nice to see what our former players are up to.
What is the best thing about Portsmouth?
Its History, the city was founded in 1180 it has a rich Navy history and it has been the UK’s main naval base for over 500 years. Every street in the city has a story to tell from times gone by.
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— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) January 26, 2021