Having a Ball

Alan Ball with son Jimmy after Pompey's promotion to division one in 1987
Alan Ball with son Jimmy after Pompey's promotion to division one in 1987
Matt Clarke Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey pair scrap it out for centre-half spot

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Alan Ball celebrates with son Jimmy after leading Pompey back to the top flight.

The Blues lost 2-1 to Sheffield United on the day - May 9, 1987 - but it was not enough to deny Ball’s team promotion to division one.