OUR CLUB The Fall and Rise

OUR CLUB the movie is now available to purchase on all major platforms in the run up to Christmas, so Pompey fans are spoilt for choice on how they are able to watch the critically acclaimed film of how the fans saved the club.
PST community shareholders are recognised in a special presentation pack DVD, priced £20, now on sale at the Pompey Store, online and at other locations in the area.
Directed by Barnaby Fox and produced by Zanda Films in association with Dorney Productions and FC Media, OUR CLUB is a feature length documentary which charts the incredible story of Pompey’s rise from the ashes.
With exclusive interviews with all the key protagonists, it tells the amazing story in gripping, yet entertaining, detail.
The film was on release in cinemas in the spring and then launched for streaming in the summer, but it is now available for download at £9.99 and as well as the DVD in a special presentation pack, including a poster with the names of all 2500 shareholders and Presidents, without whom there would be no club.
Colin Farmery, executive producer of the film said: “We now have the film available on a range of platforms at a price point to suit every pocket. A standard definition stream can be bought for just £3.99, while the DVD in the presentation pack is the perfect gift or memento of an extraordinary story.”
OUR CLUB is available at the following outlets:
In store:               The Pompey Store, Anson Road
Pompey in the Community, Anson Road
Gosport Borough FC, Privett Road, Gosport (special limited edition signed by Iain McInnes Contact kezia@gbfc.co.uk for more details)
Match-day pop-up store in the Victory Lounge (Nov 26, Nov 30, Dec 7 & Dec 21)
Online:                 https://pompey.clubstore.co.uk/pm-11655-our-club-dvd

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07YNMV1RK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_pv_wb_fkXP1OUTzaVpB


Vimeo:               https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ourclub

Roy GregoryOUR CLUB The Fall and Rise
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Report of Police Forum ahead of the Southampton match

On Saturday, on behalf of The Supporters’ Club, I attended the joint Fans’ Forum with Hampshire’s Dedicated Football Police Officers, to discuss the upcoming game against Southampton. Also in attendance were representatives of other supporters groups from both Pompey and Southampton, representatives of both Disabled Supporters’ Associations and both Club SLOs.

As had already been announced this will not be a ‘bubble’ match, although their fans will have the choice to travel on dedicated, police escorted coaches if they so choose. In making this decision, the police and clubs gave consideration to a) the fact it is an evening game and there will be heavy, rush hour traffic on the M27 and b) the disruption closing Rodney Road for part of the day would create to the wider Portsmouth community and local businesses. It also allows those Southampton fans who may not live or work in Southampton to travel independently. The short planning time between the draw and the game was also a factor.

We were advised that there will be a heavy police presence on the roads and throughout the City as well as around the ground. There will be no ‘football special’ trains laid on, but there will be a police and BTP presence on trains in the area, especially those running from Southampton to Portsmouth. There will be no dedicated away pubs and Southampton fans are being advised to drink away from Portsmouth rather than in the City. Plans are in place to deal with any problems caused by fans turning up without tickets.

Disabled fans of both clubs expressed concern about their safety and were advised that there will be extra stewards on duty around wheelchair and ambulant disabled fans and their carers, as well as a police presence in the ground.

During the game the referee will be advised to relax the new rule regarding substituted players leaving the pitch by the nearest touchline.

A decision is yet to be made on whether Southampton fans will be held back after the game to allow Pompey fans time to clear the area. If they are, they will be advised in advance so that they know what to expect on the night.

Overall the meeting was positive and informative, with both sets of fans expressing their concerns and offering suggestions. Other local derbies, eg Sunderland v Newcastle, are now being policed successfully without resorting to bubble matches so we hope that this will prove to be the case on the 24th.

#Passion not poison

Pam Wilkins

Roy GregoryReport of Police Forum ahead of the Southampton match
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Fan of the Season Trophy

John Jenkins MBE was awarded the Fan of the Season Trophy in memory of Ray Forder, for seventy years of committed service to the football club and Supporters Club

John was presented the Trophy by Roy Gregory and Alan Knight, at a small gathering kindly arranged by Malcolm Drew.


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AGM Monday 20th May

Come along and enjoy a relaxed evening, where you will be able to enter into Q&A session with Pompey CEO Mark Catlin.
Then following a small break for refreshments, meeting will continue with committee business, re elections, and proposals to take forward next year.

There will be an photo opportunity with the Checkatrade Trophy

Your vote and any thoughts are important and valued.

Reports will be available on the evening

Roy GregoryAGM Monday 20th May
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