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Who Are Ya? – Portsmouth

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The last time The Imps played today’s opponents Portsmouth at Fratton Park was on Friday 15th April 2022, in front of a crowd of 15,175, including 811 City supporters. The Imps lost 3-2 that day, with all five goals coming in the second half. George Hirst gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot in the 50th minute, with Michael Jacobs making it 2-0 to Pompey 18 minutes later. A couple of minutes later, Ted Bishop scored for City, and Ben House made it 2-2 in the 78th minute. The winner was scored by Ronan Curtis in the 82nd minute.

Ahead of today’s match, we have done a Q&A with a Portsmouth supporter, so thank you to Adam for answering our questions!

You can get involved with today’s Portsmouth v Lincoln City Match Thread, as well as get involved with our pre-match threads: You can post your score predictions, discuss the starting XI and post your attendance predictions!

How long have you supported Portsmouth?

40 years.

Where did you finish last season?

10th.

What do you think of your manager?

Danny Cowley will ultimately like any football manager be judged by results and achievements. Let’s hope he succeeds.

What are your hopes and expectations for the 2022/23 season?

Hopes – title winners – expectations – promotion.

One(s) to watch?

Colby Bishop looks like what we need up front.

Which teams do you think will finish in the top six in League One?

Derby, Pompey, MK Dons, Peterborough, Sheff Wed, Ipswich Town.

Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom four in League One?

Morecambe, Burton, Port Vale, and Exeter City.

What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?

Seem to be a well-run club, will be a tough as ever league this season so will do well to keep looking up than down.

What do you think the score will be?

Pompey to win 2-0 – Pigott and Bishop.

Portsmouth (a - 06/08/22): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?

Win

Win

Lose

Lose

Draw

Draw

Random fact about your Club?

Pompey’s first colours were salmon pink shirts and the club were known as the Shrimps.

If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?

Right-back Regan Poole.

What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as a Portsmouth supporter?

Proudest – would have to go for the last day of the season drama to clinch the League 2 title in 2017 with a 6-1 win against Cheltenham under the ownership of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust.

Embarrassing – Try not to dwell on them and best to move on and focus on the next match!

Who would you say is your most underrated player?

Too early to say with the influx of new faces.

Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?

Yes, the PST were, of course, former owners.

The PST is a democratic, not-for-profit organisation of supporters, committed to strengthening the voice for supporters in the decision-making process at the club, and strengthening the links between the club and the community it serves.

Their Mission is “to be the voice for all Pompey fans, working to enhance the social, cultural and economic value of the Club to its communities”.

https://www.pompeytrust.com/pages/about-the-pst

Which was your favourite match involving Portsmouth?

Perhaps an obvious one would be Pompey’s FA Cup 2008 win, but for me the 1992 FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool – despite the late Reds equaliser to send it to a replay – which we lost on penalties.

Which was your least favourite match involving Portsmouth?

Pompey’s 4-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town last season.

Do you have a Former Players Association at Portsmouth?

Yes, there is, it’s linked up with the Pompey History Society which will further strengthen the work all do with celebrating Pompey’s rich history and those who played their part in our fine football club.

Tyler Walker had a superb loan spell with us a couple of years back, but a far lesser one with you last season. Any insight as to why that move didn’t work?

He never hit the ground running, seemed to be lacking in confidence and it just didn’t happen, unfortunately.

The Cowley’s. Are they the right people to take you forward?

Hope so. Let you know at the end of the season!

Your bloke with the bell is certainly a character, but isn’t it a bit monotonous?

He won’t be there today, he’s been banned by the club.

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