Today was fabulous. LABombersFC won its match against SAGICOR South East Football Club, 2-1 and the fans were euphoric. Mark you, it was still a close call to the extent that any one of the teams could have pulled out that win. Fortunately Bombers fought and held the lead it established from the game’s first half. Sagicor put on a solid fight, but it was LABombersFC that emerged winner.
While the win is great, I must commend the turnout of fans to today’s game. I mean really, the turnout was outstanding. Portsmouth people came out in our numbers to motivate, encourage, support and surround the team. The age range of the patrons varied across a wide spectrum.
The well known Cello, Bumper
and the acclaimed mascot – Brandon were in full force and action. All the in-between, family, friends, sponsors and even opponents created a well defined line, sort of encircling the playing field toward the northern, western and eastern sides of the field. The southern part of the field attracted some Bombers’ fans during the second half; since, the team’s goalkeeper was facing the attack on that side. Smart move by these fans if you ask me.
The Bombers went to the second half with full advantage, but that was deteriorated once Sagicor scored. That shook some of the fans’ confidence in the team, and that also deteriorated an aspect of the quality of the support. I suppose to support the team fully even when they falter is a work in progress. Passion can really override its beholder(s) sometimes, seemingly. If that is so, I continue to advocate for patience and more confidence in our team. Let us not lose composure, for the opponent will capitalize on that. Remember, as you all proved today, in numbers, there is great strength. That strength must grow with collective confidence. So, despite some of the slurs still being leveled at our guys, I highly commend the power of the turnout.
Hey I must tell you all that the Possie Turnout or turn-up shocked and shook the immediate and prospective opponents to the core. They were troubled, and even perturbed by the strong turnout. The friendly verbal rivalry was real, to the extent that I heard comments like “too much red in the place”; “Dublanc does come out in full force”; “When you see we come out, we coming out strong”; etc. The Strength in numbers policy works folks, so let us keep up the strong turnout and support of team LABombersFC. Further, let us take that spirit into the upkeep and full conversion of our community, from laid-back to alive, from reactive to proactive from cold and caring. We have all what it takes, we just have to realize it.
As the team persists towards growth, we must urge them on. They need our positive energies to rebound every-time a challenge is thrown at them. We cannot afford to fall apart, not team mates, not management, not sponsors, nor fan-base. All must gel!
As the next game comes along, we have more support to give, so let us get set to return with more numbers, more confidence and more hope in our boys. Whatever the outcome I strongly believe that the LABombersFC is unto a positive trajectory while the fan base is exponentially mutating! We’ve Got This Possie! Keep the momentum BombersFC.
What are your thoughts on the progress of LABombersFC thus far? What would you recommend to the team and its management? Any comments or word to the fans? I would love to hear your perspectives.
Thanks to EmoNews who again carried today’s game live.
Below depicts some additional photos of today’s spectacle.