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Remembering The Pompey Pals

1 November 2013

Tribute poster in Saturday's programme

We pay a special tribute to the Pompey Pals in the matchday magazine for Saturday’s match against Exeter.

Our double-sided pull-out poster contains an article about the 1st and 2nd Portsmouth Batallions, who served their country – and the city – so bravely during the First World War.

You can find out more about how the club will be honouring the fallen this weekend here.

Also in Saturday’s programme, Trevor Carson reveals what he thinks Pompey should be targeting this season.

“We’ll certainly be disappointed if we don’t make the play-offs this season,” says the keeper. “I think we’ve probably got enough quality to go up automatically, but we can’t get ahead of ourselves – let’s see where we are at Christmas.

“In terms of quality, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between any of the sides in this division and it’s usually the team that makes the least mistakes who goes on to win.

“There’s confidence in the squad that we’re good enough to compete with the top sides in this division.

“We beat Rochdale fairly comfortably in my first game, but that was part of a nine-game run where they won the other eight.

“It just shows that if you can put a run together then you’ll start climbing the table. We can take a lot from the fact that we beat them 3-0 and they’re up at the top of the table.”

You can read the full interview with Carson – including his thoughts on his Pompey future – in Saturday’s programme.

Issue nine is another packed edition with collectable player cards and a poignant adventure for Nelson in our comic strip.

Also in the perfect-bound 84-page publication, Marcos Painter discusses his firsts, we take an in-depth look at Exeter and there are exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Guy Whittingham, Johnny Ertl and Alan Knight.

Plus augmented reality technology – courtesy of our friends at Blippar and Navigate Digital – will bring the programme to life.

Saturday’s matchday magazine is available to buy from programme sellers around Fratton Park and is great value at just £3.

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