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We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 07:12Sun Oct 17 07:12:13 2021

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I’m Praying For A Home Draw At “Fortress Earlsmead” With A League Club!
To Win 4 Games To Get This Far Takes Determination And Skill And YesThe Odd Bit Of Luck!
But l Remember Pre Lockdown During The Off Season How Us Group Of Fans Came Along To Tidy The Ground.
Pulling Up Weeds,Cleaning The Seats Of The Main Stand,Doing Some Painting And Cutting The Grass On A Verge Near The Main Entrance!
We Then Saw New Gates And The Surface Relaid Of The Main Entrance During The Summer.
So Our Ground Is “Ship Shape” To Welcome Any League Team!
So This Is A All Round Team Effort.
The Players And Management Producing The Goods On The Pitch And Us Fans Off It Helping And Giving Support Home And Away.
So All Eyes ITV At 1pm!!!
Come On You Reds!!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Boro Loyal (RangersAsh)17/10 17:13Sun Oct 17 17:13:45 2021In response to We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Call me crazy but I think we've won this. Harrow will steal the win late on in the second half, whoever the scorer is. Bring on QPR away in the next round!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By TOWN COLOURS17/10 17:23Sun Oct 17 17:23:44 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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You must be dreaming Ash. QPR arrive in the hat round 3. But I like your way of thinking !!!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 17:24Sun Oct 17 17:24:58 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Dave And Ash We Will Take Ipswich For Round 2 Please!!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By cappers17/10 17:27Sun Oct 17 17:27:29 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Ipswich in Round 2? This is crazy thinking about Round 2 already! No chance Ipswich will get past Oldham! :)

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 17:32Sun Oct 17 17:32:17 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Agreed Cappers Ipswich Will Beat Oldham And We Will Beat Portsmouth.
Simples!!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 17:22Sun Oct 17 17:22:30 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Ash Boro Loyal I Agree You.
Portsmouth Are In Crisis At The Moment With Team Just Mid Table In League 1 And Serious Questions About The Manager.
A Great Time To Play Portsmouth!
Bring It On!!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By The Majors Hat17/10 13:34Sun Oct 17 13:34:02 2021In response to We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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I'll take Pompey away.
Some decent cash into the club and not that far away so no excuses for every Boro fan not to get their butts to Fratton Park on November 6th.
The away end allocation is normally 1400 - lets fill it and make it a day to remember.

Edited by The Majors Hat at 13:38:21 on 17th October 2021

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 13:48Sun Oct 17 13:48:02 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Cheers Major.l Agree With Every Word You Say.
What A Great Draw And Thoroughly Deserved For All The Hard Work And Effort Put In By The Players And Management.
Playing Portsmouth At Fratton Park What A Dream Draw!!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By harrowred (RedHarrow)17/10 13:45Sun Oct 17 13:45:36 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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What a draw!! The players will be buzzing to play at Fratton Park and we get to play a former winner, most recently in 2008!

We need to massively just enjoy the experience. I reckon this could also get moved for TV.

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By The Majors Hat17/10 13:56Sun Oct 17 13:56:25 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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I've already booked the day off work for the 6th so let's hope it's not moved.
Every person who has been to a Boro game in the last 25 years needs to get a ticket and support the boys.
Don't wait until round 3 when we have Man United at home to dust off your Boro scarf!!

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 14:14Sun Oct 17 14:14:01 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Hello Major.I Hope I’m Never Biased On Here But Looking At The Draw I Think Portsmouth v Harrow Borough Is The Tie Of The Round!
So If It’s Selected For Live Tv It Could Be Early Kick Off Saturday Or Moved To A Sunday.

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Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!

By Terrance17/10 13:51Sun Oct 17 13:51:30 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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Yes Maybe HarrowRed.
A Live Game Would Certainly Be A Money Spinner But The Most Important Thing Is To Silence Those “Pompey Chimes”And Knock Portsmouth Out Of The FA Cup!!!
Other Forum Members Please Your Views On The Dream Draw!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Earlsmead part-timer17/10 14:06Sun Oct 17 14:06:54 2021In response to Re: We Deserve A Great Draw!!!Top of thread

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WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW !!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By TOWN COLOURS17/10 14:14Sun Oct 17 14:14:20 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Great draw for us money wise. Portsmouth also on a run of poor form bar a 4-0 home win against Sunderland. Managed by the Cowley brothers as well who most will have a great deal of respect for what they did at Lincoln City and then Huddersfield Town.

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Terrance17/10 14:18Sun Oct 17 14:18:56 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Cheers Dave Town Colours.
The Cowleys Under Pressure As Portsmouth Were One Of The Favourites For Promotion And Now Sit A Lowly 12th In League 1.
Facing Us Would Be The Last Draw That Portsmouth Would Have Wanted In Our Run Of Form!!!
We Play To Our Potential And I’m Sure We Are Going To Knock Portsmouth Out Of The FA Cup At Fratton Park!

Edited by Terrance at 14:19:29 on 17th October 2021

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Terrance17/10 14:08Sun Oct 17 14:08:21 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Earlsmead Part Timer You Summed It Well!!!
Wooow!!!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By cappers17/10 15:45Sun Oct 17 15:45:36 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Oh well, there goes my dream of seeing us winning the FA Cup without leaving London after three home wins and a win in the London Borough of Bexley. I guess we'll have to win it now by travelling around the country starting with the south coast!

It's a great draw for the club being pitted against such an illustrious club as Portsmouth. As has been mentioned, they won the FA Cup as recently as 2008 and were an established Premier League club.

I remember in 2002 going to Havant & Waterlooville to see us lose 2-1 to them in the FA Cup. Portsmouth were at home that day and there were a lot of Portsmouth fans around. After the match, whilst waiting for the train back to London at Havant station, I was reading the match programme and someone came up to me (thinking it was the Portsmouth programme) and asked me what the Pompey score was. I said I don't know because I was at the Havant & Waterlooville game. I remember thinking at the time, if only we had played Portsmouth at Fratton Park instead of Havant & Waterlooville. Now that dream is about to come true!

There is a lot of negativity on their forums and Twitter. A lot of their fans even think we're going to win! Those comments shouldn't be taken seriously though as football fans in general tend to be very negative when things are not going so well (unless you're Terry). At the end of the day they are a professional team in mid table, four divisions above us. All I ask is that we give it absolutely everything and leave the pitch without any regrets. Oh and a goal would be nice as well!

As for the game being on tv. I'd be surprised as they normally go for games where the non league team is at home. Therefore, if we had drawn them at home, I'd have been fairly certain the game would have been televised.

I'm so proud of our little club. It's a truly great achievement to be in the First Round of the FA Cup and about to play against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By harrowred (RedHarrow)17/10 18:47Sun Oct 17 18:47:58 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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This is true about the tv matches. Maybe they will make an exception. Regardless, I imagine we would be one of the single camera games at least which last year earned clubs about £12k in revenue. A live TV game earned £32k last year

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Terrance17/10 19:31Sun Oct 17 19:31:06 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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That’s Good Money HarrowRed At Least £12,000 Plus Half The Gate As Well Not To Mention The Prize Money For A Win!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Earlsmead part-timer17/10 17:09Sun Oct 17 17:09:27 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Good post Cappers.

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Terrance17/10 16:20Sun Oct 17 16:20:19 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Hello Cappers Thanks For Your Kind Words My Friend.
As l Wrote Yesterday We Fear No One At The Moment And That lncludes Portsmouth Who Are Under Pressure Being Just Mid Table In League 1.
I Would Say This Is A Great Time To Play Them.
If We Could Get The First Goal Then You May See Their Fans Turn On The Team And Manager.
This Is A Great Game For Us.
None Of The “Experts” Will Give Us A Chance Yet We Have The Precious Commodity That Cant Be Bought Or Sold In That We Know How To Win.
Whether From The Front Or As We Saw Yesterday From Behind.
That’s Something Portsmouth Lack At The Moment And At The Risk Of Being Accused Of Playing “Mind Games” Would Portsmouth On Current Evidence Have The Bottle And Character To Beat Us If We Took The Lead At Fratton Park.
I Think Not!
I’m Confidently Saying 2-1 To Borough For Our Biggest Game In 38 Years!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By cappers19/10 09:32Tue Oct 19 09:32:55 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Danny Cowley's response:

How much do you know about your FA Cup first round opponents Harrow Borough?

I played there a number of times. I remember playing there with Hornchurch. It was 1-1, we were top of the league, George Ball was the manager. He was very disappointed, it was December the 21st and he kept us in the dressing room for about two hours after the game. Screaming at us.

He kicked the bin and broke his foot. He came in Boxing Day with a plaster cast, I always remember that. Dave Anderson, who is a very good friend of mine, was Harrow Borough manager for a number of years.

They are step three at the moment. I had a good look on their website just to see if there was any players that I remembered or I could recognise. I watched the highlights of their game, there was some good highlights actually against Chelmsford.

It was a really good game, 4-2. They scored the first goal, then they were 2-1 down and then they came back. It was a good game, a really good game. I watched the clips. They played a 4-3-3 and had some athleticism and power, particularly in the midfield area. Great game.

I’ve managed teams in that division in the first round of the FA Cup, I know how motivated they will be to come to Fratton Park. I know how dangerous these games can be in the FA Cup.

I’ve lived the romance of the FA Cup and been the underdog. I know that amazing things can happen. For us, we have to prepare diligently. Do all of our work like we always do to prepare the team the best we can to get a positive result in what will be a very important game when it comes around.

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Re: Portsmouth Away

By Terrance19/10 09:53Tue Oct 19 09:53:08 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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Cheers For That Cappers.
I’ve Watched Danny’s Pre Match Interview On You Tube Ahead Of Portsmouths Match With Ipswich And I’m Glad He’s Giving Us Full Respect That We Deserve.
This Match At Portsmouth Is Really Our “Cup Final” For Us Fans,Players And Management,Fratton Park Is Easily The Best Ground Harrow Borough Will Have Ever Visited And We Are Just Waiting To See Cappers If Its Chosen As A Live TV Match!

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By harrowred (RedHarrow)17/10 15:13Sun Oct 17 15:13:33 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth AwayTop of thread

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There may well be more, but links I know of include David Kemp, Steve Claridge, Ollie Hawkins and Rob Wolleaston.

Edited by RedHarrow at 15:15:14 on 17th October 2021

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Earlsmead part-timer18/10 14:14Mon Oct 18 14:14:18 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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I'm sure Northern Ireland and former QPR winger Ian Stewart was at Pompey and played a few games for us. (?)

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance18/10 14:19Mon Oct 18 14:19:45 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Hello Earlsmead Part Timer.Not Sure About Ian Stewart Playing For Us
It Doesn’t Ring Any Bells!
Obviously Steve Claridge The Most Famous Pompey/Borough Interlink!
Still No News Though If Portsmouth v Borough Will Be A Live Match!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Middx Wanderer18/10 20:59Mon Oct 18 20:59:42 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Ian Stewart did indeed play for us, 1992/93 38 appearances 5 goals.

His son is currently on the club books but has only appeared in friendlies so far.

Edited by Middx Wanderer at 21:15:17 on 18th October 2021

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance18/10 21:59Mon Oct 18 21:59:57 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Thanks Alan Middlesex Wanderer For That lnfo About Ex QPR Winger Ian Stewart Playing In The 92-93 Season.
We Seem To Have A Lot Of Connections With Portsmouth!

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Earlsmead part-timer18/10 15:09Mon Oct 18 15:09:40 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Hi Terry I guess we've got a good shout at being a live TV game, but as others have said, presume they will go for the non-league teams who r at home rather than away like AFC Sudbury v Colchester or Banbury United v Barrow.
But you never know.

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance18/10 15:12Mon Oct 18 15:12:59 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Hello Earlsmead Part Timer.
I’ve Just Seen On BBC Football Website That AFC Sudbury Have Had BBC Representitives At Their Ground This Morning With A Possible View Of Showing The AFC Sudbury v Colchester As A Live Game.

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance17/10 15:17Sun Oct 17 15:17:21 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Rob Wolleaston I Remember Well HarrowRed.
Big Presence Centre Of The Park And Very Skillful Too.
A Top Person On And Off The Pitch Rob.

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Borofan18/10 16:56Mon Oct 18 16:56:08 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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John Kerr played for the boro and Portsmouth

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Middx Wanderer18/10 21:29Mon Oct 18 21:29:52 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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As part of John Kerr's transfer in 1987. Portsmouth sent a side to Earlsmead for a pre season friendly on 11th August 1987. Pompey won 3-2, Boro goals were scored by Richard Evans & Lawrence Holmes. I believe this is the only previous meeting .

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance18/10 16:57Mon Oct 18 16:57:27 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Yes The American John Kerr Did Indeed.
Thank You Boro Fan.

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Borofan18/10 17:11Mon Oct 18 17:11:03 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Yes that’s one not the legend John Kerr who was our the main man in the gate

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance18/10 17:32Mon Oct 18 17:32:36 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Yes Indeed Borofan.
Unfortunately I Didn’t See Much Of John Kerr Play As Between 1988-1996 I Was Busy Running A Painting Business That Took A Lot Of My Time!
My Dad Saw John Kerr Play A Lot Though And Rated Him Highly But Not As Good As John Cerasoli Who Was Dads Borough Favourite Player Of All Time!

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By TOWN COLOURS19/10 08:55Tue Oct 19 08:55:20 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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One thing I remember about John Kerr was his absolutely amazing pace.

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By Terrance19/10 09:15Tue Oct 19 09:15:46 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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Hello Dave Town Colours.
As I Mentioned Yesterday My Dad Was Always Telling Me What A Great Player John Kerr Was But From 1988-1996 I Was Running A Business And Couldn’t Get To Many Matches!!!
But In Dads Eyes John Cerasoli Is Boroughs Greatest Player And When l Was A Child Going With Dad On The Team Coach For Away Games We Would Always See Johns Father In Away Clubhouses And He Was A Truly Nice Fella.
I’m Just About To Do A Preview For Tonight’s Game In Deepest Hertfordshire!!!

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Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow Links

By harrowred (RedHarrow)19/10 16:24Tue Oct 19 16:24:55 2021In response to Re: Portsmouth Away - Portsmouth/Harrow LinksTop of thread

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https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/pompey-set-run-rule-over-triallists-888614

Apparently Michael Bryan had a trial at Portsmouth in 2013. Perhaps they will regret not offering him a deal

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