It’s A Wonderful Life for Pompey – but not without Wallace
Hayling Islander - almost 3 years
As a drunken George Bailey peers into the icy waters below from his precarious vantage point on a Bedford Falls bridge, he contemplates suicide. Enter Clarence Odbody – an angel without his wings who swoops down to lift James Stewart’s despondent character and open his eyes in the classic It’s A Wonderful Life. ‘You’ve been given a great gift, George. A chance to see what the world would be like without you,’ Odbody utters as the journey begins. The alternative Bailey-free existence was deeply unpleasant, with the town now parading under the name Pottersville, crawling with vice, filth and heartbreak. Still, the ending was a happy one. So, if you will, imagine the outcome if Pompey fans were handed the opportunity to relive the entire 2014-15 season – without Jed Wallace being present. All hypothetical, of course, there is no definitive answer. This is admittedly a frivolous debate. Regardless, what would have happened to Pompey if Wallace had declined to sign a new contract in...
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