The announcement of the new football fixtures for the coming season bring that annual flicker of hope and pessimism. In fact, the best time of the season for a Portsmouth supporter is the half an hour before kick off. A few pints, still hopeful. The only exception was the 2002-3 season when the club romped away with the second division championship to win promotion. You can read about it in Life and Chimes, a random collection of interviews and commentary.