Rewrite needed


Back in 1966 I was a loyal fan of a very ordinary Pompey side, albeit one that was two divisions higher than today. These days I do no more than watch from afar and I’ve noticed something that the regulars will surely be aware of.

Pompey are often quite good for 89 minutes then at the end they usually concede a goal which like tonight often means dropping points.

Also in 1966, Wilson Pickett appeared at the Birdcage when one of his better numbers was “99-and-a-Half Won’t Do” (I’ve got to have a hundred). A decade later Dr Feelgood did a lively version too

So some current Pompey band ought to rework it as “89-and-a-half-won’t-do” (I’ve got to have 90).

Then they could teach it to the team.


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

11 thoughts on “Rewrite needed

  1. Or get someone from the local dog training club to teach them how to hold a lead.

  2. And preferable to sporting people who demand 110 per cent. That really is shit.

  3. or pay on results, the whole team get paid if they score more goals than their opponent! what is needed are strikers who can STRIKE !

  4. And maybe the odd bloke who can defend in the 90th minute?

  5. oh no !!!! “Sports Report” on Pompeypop………………………….

  6. either of the above score a winning goal goal for me…………dohhhh !!!!

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