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“The [Portsmouth] fans are as bad as the players, who are dirty so-and-so’s that don’t actually try and play football” writes RR reader Paul Forrest. What did you make of the events of last night? Email us: RokerReport@yahoo.co.uk!

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Dear Roker Report,

What a bunch of muppets that Portsmouth lot have been over the recent series of games. The fans are as bad as the players, who are dirty so-and-so’s that don’t actually try and play football. I’d be embarrassed of my club if I was one of the normal Pompey fans who had to sit and witness their fans physically assaulting opposition players, trying to climb on the pitch, players diving all over the place trying to trick the ref, trying their best to kick us off the park and so much more. Had they focused on playing football they might not have blown their lead when they were coasting at the top around Christmas.

I’d be embarrassed if Sunderland went on like those Pompey idiots did last night.

Cheers for the ticket to Wembley lads!

Paul Forrest

Ed’s Note [Gav]: I wrote about this in my blog this morning but aye - I’ve really grown to loathe Portsmouth due to the way they’ve behaved recently.

Last night the game was there for the taking and just a matter of minutes into the game one of their players was lashing out at Chris Maguire. There was the high boot on Cattermole, the arm in the face to O’Nien, Pitman running around kicking everyone, the fans trying to lamp our players - they were just totally out of control and they let the occasion get to them.

I’m proud of our players for keeping their cool and remaining focused on the job.

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Dear Roker Report,

I reckon it is now written in the stars that we are due a Wembley win - let me explain!

My son is getting married in the far west of Scotland 48 hours later and I have been threatened with death, divorce and worse not to make the 1200 mile round trip.

Needless to say I am still mulling it over!

However in my 56 years of supporting Sunderland I have been at Wembley in 1985, 1992, 2014 and 2019 (part 1) all in vain. The one final I could not get a ticket for was 1973, hence my conviction fate is in the stars.

Meanwhile think of me a) trying to find an Argyll pub broadcasting the match or b) up some Scottish peak trying to get a signal.

Haway the Lads!

Andrew Bailey

Ed’s Note [Gav]: I hope you’re right! Our fans deserve to enjoy some success and seeing us win at Wembley would be brilliant. I’m sure we’ll start looking properly at the game once we know who we’re playing, but for me I just fancy us to beat anyone over one game and I’m really looking forward to it. Trains booked, hotel booked, tickets bought - now the countdown begins.

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Dear Roker Report,

Well done to all concerned.

Booooooooom!

Rob Brown

Ed’s Note [Gav] Succinct.