We’d love fans to Pack the Park for Valentine’s Day

Elated Pompey Fan'Massive approval from crowd'Portsmouth V Doncaster Rovers'Fratton Park'Saturday 22/10/2011
Elated Pompey Fan'Massive approval from crowd'Portsmouth V Doncaster Rovers'Fratton Park'Saturday 22/10/2011
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FANS are being urged to pack Fratton Park tomorrow night to show their love for Pompey.

Campaigners are hoping people will fill the stands for the club’s Valentine’s Day clash against Ipswich Town.

It comes after supporters staged a protest during Saturday’s away game at Blackpool.

Fans turned their backs to the pitch for two minutes while filling the stadium with chants of ‘Appleton’s Blue and White Army’.

Meanwhile, administrator Andrew Andronikou says the club’s tax bill has now climbed to around £2m.

It was £1.6m but Mr Andronikou says the club now owes an extra £400,000 in VAT liability.

Campaign group SOS Pompey launched a Love Pompey initiative ahead of tomorrow’s match against Ipswich.

The group is urging fans to show their passion for the club by attending the game.

Brendon Bone, from SOS Pompey, said: ‘The Pompey Supporters’ Trust and the club came up with the idea of Pack the Park and we thought it would be a good idea to take advantage of it falling on Valentine’s Day.

‘It will give people the chance to go and show a bit of love for the club.

‘I know it’s not most people’s idea of how they want to spend Valentine’s Day but we celebrated it at the weekend so I could drag my missus to the game.’

He added: ‘The key thing is for the fans to enjoy themselves and create a special atmosphere.’

Mr Bone said the protest at Saturday’s game against Blackpool was a great show of solidarity from the fans.

‘I thought it was fantastic,’ he said.

‘It was a peaceful protest and it made a point.

‘The fans can only be applauded for it.’

Portsmouth Football Club has waived a £2 administrative charge for all tickets bought on the evening of the game.