Tuesday night saw Argyle take on Portsmouth in the first round of the League Cup, a tie which would normally already be of special interest given the history of the rivalry and the dockyard connection between the two cities. However, this match had even more to catch the interest as it is was a game between one club, Argyle, who had recently been through administration and come out the other side and another club, Portsmouth, who are currently in the depths of administration themselves and playing youth players whilst their fans fight to save their club. The situation at Portsmouth is one which we are all familiar with after our own fight to save our club not so long ago.
Argyle fans, with their own troubles in the backs of their minds, united with their historic rivals to show the football world that we had not forgotten that, when we needed help, the football world was there for us. The Green Taverners held a special Fansfest where Pompey fans were made welcome by Argyle fans and treated to a good time by the GTs, who of course specialise in showing people a good time! Not only were Pompey fans entertained at the Fansfest but 50% of the profits are to be donated to the Pompey Supporters’ Trust.
On top of the Fansfest there was also a bucket collection for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust organised by Sue Pollard, who we all remember for her tireless work collecting money for our own staff during our troubles. Sue was assisted by volunteers from the Argyle Fans’ Trust and the Forza Verde committee who collected bucket loads of cash to help Pompey supporters bid for their club and try and turn it into a sustainable and well run outfit. Forza Verde volunteers were even happy to help us by handing out Trust leaflets whilst collecting money, so a big thank you to them!
Argyle fans have shown why our club is so special. From the President to the GTs, to Forza Verde, to the Trust, to groups of fans, to fans coming on their own, we have shown that we have not forgotten the support we received from others and that we will return that help others in their hour of need. The Trust would like to thank all of those who contributed in any way to helping a fellow Trust, and a fellow group of supporters, in need and we wish the Pompey Supporters’ Trust well in their fight to save their club!
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