Portsmouth FC owner Eric Eisner pops into Milton Arms ahead of south coast derby

Portsmouth FC director Eric Eisner with staff at the Milton Arms in Portsmouth, where he enjoyed a pint of beer ahead of the Pompey v Southampton match
Portsmouth FC director Eric Eisner with staff at the Milton Arms in Portsmouth, where he enjoyed a pint of beer ahead of the Pompey v Southampton match
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A PUB landlord says he was delighted to be joined by a special guest before this week’s south coast derby.

Eric Eisner, director of Portsmouth FC popped into the Milton Arms before the match between Portsmouth and Southampton to enjoy a pint of beer and meet the regulars.

Eric Eisner, director of Portsmouth FC enjoyed a pint of beer with locals at the Milton Arms ahead of the Portsmouth v Southampton match on September 24.

Eric Eisner, director of Portsmouth FC enjoyed a pint of beer with locals at the Milton Arms ahead of the Portsmouth v Southampton match on September 24.

He even got behind the bar at one point to pull a pint.

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Colin Nash, who owns the pub, said that there was a ‘huge uproar’ and football chanting when the Pompey owner walked through the door.

He said: ‘He turned up out of the blue, I’ve owned the pub for years and it’s the first time any one like that has come in like that.

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‘He’s a nice gentleman, really nice and polite and we just want to say thank you. It makes a change for someone like that to come down. It was a brilliant day even though we lost.’