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On the Other Hand…

“Had Loch Lomond been in a happier climate it would have been the boast of wealth and vanity to own one of the little spots which it encloses, and to have employed upon it all the arts of embellishment. But, as it is, the islets which court the gazer at a distance disgust him at his approach when he finds; instead of soft lawns and shady thickets, nothing more than uncultivated ruggedness.”

Samuel Johnson (1773)

Number Crunching

One hundred and thirty eight million

1) The number of taxpayers in the USA.

2) The number of pounds that Eddie Stobbart sold the best known haulage company in the UK for in 2007.

3) The number of Sony Playstation 2 consoles sold worldwide.

4) The number of dollars that Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon has just sold a million shares in the company for.

5) The number of pounds that Portsmouth FC are in debt.

Portsmouth’s average attendance at home matches is 16,497.

Some people are waking up and smelling the coffee about the economy and what it means for fitba’. Others are carrying on with similar abandon to previous seasons.

In these tough economic times, how many fans will see attendance at football, or the £50 a month to Sky, as a luxury they can do without?

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