Pompey Chimes

It’s a long way from Norwich. Match report or something to follow.

Apart from one of those trademark Peter Crouch overhead bicycle kick goals whereby the photograph of him can be arranged as the hands of a clock, the game was mundane. After the early season euphoria, it’s business as usual for Pulis: ineluctably flat. To say he was one-dimensional would be to insult people who have a dimension.

Here, instead, is a picture of Portsmouth’s tourist attraction, a national Icon for Britain, apparently. It’s an Icon which is somehow 10˚ short of a full Panorama.

Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben and has already established itself as a national icon for Britain.

A world class visitor attraction, the much-admired, elegant viewing Tower stands proud over one of the most fascinating seascapes in the world. Situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles – breathtaking by day and a glittering sea of lights by night.

View Deck 1 boasts Europe’s largest glass floor, where visitors of all ages can dare to ‘walk on air’! View Deck 2 has self-contained multimedia ‘Time Telescope’ stations showing the history of the harbour and View Deck 3 – The Crow’s Nest – is open to the elements, enabling visitors to feel the wind in their hair.

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16 Responses to Pompey Chimes

  1. chiffs says:

    Is it supposed to look like a shark?

  2. Stephen Foster says:


  3. Johnny Neptune says:

    have you seen how much it costs to go up it?

    it’s not this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Berlin_tv_tower_2007.JPG
    though is it. and i bet you can’t get a killer margherita up there either

  4. Johnny Neptune says:

    it’s not the Fernsehturm though is it. and i bet you can’t get a killer margherita while pretending to be james bond up there either.

  5. Johnny Neptune says:

    incidentally, i briefly thought about going to your game yesterday, i was meeting up with a pompey fan for drinks before the game and checked on ticket availability. then he told me the price to get in was £38. no matter how impressive “plan a” is, pulisball is not worth £38 surely.

  6. Stephen Foster says:

    It’s worth £38 just to visit the Ancient Catacombes *

    * Bogs

  7. OS says:

    Oi, winger, you plagiarised that lot. Even the picture. Cheating again? Billiards?

    Pulis out!! The one-dimensional dinosore.

    JN, u wouldn’t pay 2 quid 2 c pulisball if you had your head on straight. BTW, how r u? Long time no c. Since Sam went awol up n’castle I believe?

  8. Stephen Foster says:

    I don’t think you can cheat in the compilation of a blog. We artists have, in any event, long since had a word for cut and paste: we call it ‘pastiche.’

  9. Johnny Neptune says:

    cheese and onion or cornish?

  10. Stephen Foster says:

    * titters *

  11. Johnny Neptune says:

    *waves at o/s*

    i’m well, has it really been that long? when are you going to finish your gayer’s trip to nice page, we need more photos of the author and gm to laugh at on awag.

  12. AndyP says:

    Sorry duck no match report fro you to link to this week. However there is the tale of 3 red cards in the game between Farsley Celtic and Hucknall Town here:

    Yes three red cards, all for the same side, and all in the first half. Plus a managerial sacking. Top drama.

    Given your ahem artistic bent, you might also like this piece of performance art:

    Enjoy. Pulis out! AP

  13. OS says:

    Time is my excuse, JN. I have little of it these days. If I get some spare, I will devote it to some Awag ammo. It would give me great pleasure. Here’s a little tip. Post a thread entitled, ‘FAO Eli Grumpy’. I’ll bet you a pound to a pinch of dogshyte Greyers will come a runnin’. I also have a ‘special’ pic of winger which you could have but I’m not sure I’m at liberty to divulge it. He’ll know the one I mean. The beautiful young buck. 😉

    GGOS. [Hon Umb.] POC.

  14. RAF says:

    I’m surprised anyone is still interested in the ramblings of the sancerre swigging , plagiarizing, inverted snob! 🙂


  15. that blue thing is a garish mini dubaish piece of camel wotsit
    now morecambe’s polo mint tower imported from rhyl is more in keeping with the british seaside fat lady gipsy petrulengo rainsoaked deck chair crystal ball fish n chips stiff upper wotsit under the pier stick of rock tradition smash a few winders spew up ina bus shelter ain’t it…

  16. by the way we are linked
    at least from side

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