Alan Knight

Hawkins stirs Pompey memories of England man

Whatever you think of our manager, he’s shown he’s not scared to make tough decisions.

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Pompey defender Drew Talbot Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: Awful day for Pompey on and off pitch

Sometimes you have to take it as a bad day at the office – and that definitely was the case on Saturday.

Carl Baker. Picture: Joe Pepler

Understandable for Pompey man to have the hump

Pompey legend Alan Knight had a sulk when not selected away at Swindon and believes players should be angry when not selected...

Christian Burgess attempts to hide his disappointment at the Kassam Stadium

Knight: Please no Pompey panic

There’s a cliché, which perhaps I shouldn’t use, but it sums up Saturday perfectly.

Kenny Jackett, right, with his team during Saturday's friendly with Bournemouth Picture: Shaun Boggust

Knight: Pompey’s starting XI is decided - or has it?

Pompey’s penultimate friendly resulted in a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth, yet it once again demonstrated Kenny Jackett’s first-team thoughts.

Brett Pitman scored twice on his Pompey debut against Bognor Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: Goalscorer and captain – Pitman’s Pompey impact

It certainly hasn’t taken long for Brett Pitman to make a Pompey impact.


It’s been 40 years since signing for Pompey - and Crawford’s to blame!

Ray Crawford has a lot to answer for...

Former Pompey boss Frank Burrows

Knight: Gone are Pompey pre-seasons of dodging nettles and brambles

Saturday marks the first day of July – and already Pompey will be in friendly action.

New Pompey manager Kenny Jackett

Knight: Jackett needs Pompey patience

Whenever a manager departs there is always a bit of turmoil around the place, but I see Kenny Jackett’s appointment as a good fit.

TITLE-WINNER Paul Cook, left, with chairman Iain McInnes Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: Pompey boss deserves thanks but ‘we keep going’

Nothing ever surprises me in football.

Paul Cook is reportedly wanted by Wigan. Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: No need to press Pompey panic buttons

There pitfalls to the fantastic season we’ve had.

Pompey celebrate dramatically winning the League Two title Pic: Joe Pepler

Knight: Pompey winnning title tops lifting FA Cup

I THINK winning the title will go down as a bigger success than winning the FA Cup.

Carl Baker celebrates his goal at Mansfield. Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: Winning title is long shot – but stranger things have happened at Pompey

How strange it is that we’re in with a shout of winning the league.

Mick Quinn scored in the 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United on the final day of the 1986-87 as the Blues missed out on winning the title

Knight: Pompey professional to the end despite partying

From experience, it is very easy to sit back on your laurels a little once promotion has been secured.

The Pompey players celebrate promotion from the boardroom balcony at Meadow Lane following Mondays 3-1 win against Notts County Picture: Joe Pepler

Alan Knight: I’m enjoying my fifth Pompey promotion

Let’s enjoy the moment.

American billionaire Michael Eisner   Picture: Disney

Knight: Decision needs to be made with Pompey’s best interests at heart

The talk has been all about the takeover interest from Michael Eisner since last week.

Pompey defender Christian Burgess battles for the ball with Barnet's Simeon Akinola Picture: Jordan Cross

Knight: Crucial Carlisle trip will be easier on eye than Barnet

It wasn’t pretty at Barnet – but that was the kind of match we lost last season.

Jamal Lowe could have put Pompey ahead after 10 seconds on Saturday Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: Defeats hurt but Pompey need support more than ever

Was that bad luck or bad finishing which cost us on Saturday?

Pompey defender Christian Burgess, back row centre, attended Skilful Soccer Youth under-12s training session on Saturday after the Blues game at Crawley was called off because of a frozen pitch

Knight: Superb by Burgess – but that used to be Pompey norm

It seems these days too many negative things are highlighted, so it’s tremendous to see the praise Christian Burgess has received.

Pompey players celebrate victory over Luton   Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: Happy New Year for Pompey

It’s been quite a successful Christmas and New Year period for Pompey, all told.

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