When I was a mere boy, Dad was in the Army and based in Gosport/Portsmouth/Southampton area Pompey was our adopted team.
Saturday afternoon, Pompey at home, we'd be down the Melton end, us lads down at the front. A friendly tanner bet on the correct score.
(Never won, and my betting hasn't got any better )
It would be a sad day if they should be no more.
Many years ago Fratton Park had 1 of the best turfs in the country
Fatton Park was where I watched my first game of football, it was a tuesday evening Vs Torquay, old div3 I think it was must have been late 70's don't remember the score but have had a soft spot for pompy ever since.
When I first joined the navy instead of going on weekend leave I would stay down there if pompy were at home