Pompey past

England humiliation: We’ve been there before.

We have - if it helps at this moment of national shock - been there before.

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23 years of hurt never stopped me dreaming

23 years of hurt never stopped me dreaming

It might not be quite long enough for a Lightning Seeds lyric, but after 23 years of hurt I’m more than ready for redemption from play-off pain.

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Jason Pearce lifts the coveted Pompey player of the year trophy for the 2011-12 season    Picture: Steve Reid

Jason Pearce hopeful of Pompey return

Jason Pearce played one season for Pompey, which ended in relegation, before he was hastily sold.

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Steve Berry played 31 times for Pompey, scoring three goals before Bobby Campbells arrival at the club signalled the end of the teenage talents all-too-brief Blues career

Berry failed to enjoy fruits of Pompey labour

Different managers like different players.

May 1976 - Bobby Stokes has outpaced the Manchester United defence and his shot, beats goalkeeper Alex Stepney

Bobby Stokes: The Pompey boy who became a Saints hero

He was the Pompey lad who 40 years ago this weekend became a Saints legend.

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Hap-pie days! Ten years on, why Pompey’s Great Escape is still a tasty memory

Hap-pie days! Ten years on, why Pompey’s Great Escape is still a tasty memory

It was the best pre-match pie I’ve ever had - and it was just a taste of the wonderful afternoon to come as Pompey achieved their Great Escape.

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Fratton favourite Dave Kemp, right, scored an impressive 38 goals in 74 games for Pompey in a 16-month south-coast stay

Pompey success evaded Kemp but goals didn’t

A hero and saviour in the eyes of the Fratton faithful who still sing his name 40 years after he signed, Dave Kemp has no regrets surrounding his 16-month Pompey stay.

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Colin Clarke is put under pressure by Mark Wright during the FA Cup semi-final against Liverppol at Highbury in 1992

No fairytale bedtime story for Clarke from Pompey replay

It’s remembered as one of the greatest head-to-head battles in Pompey’s history.

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Johnny Ertl made 88 appearances in a three-season stay at Pompey, scoring two goals for the Blues    Picture: Joe Pepler

Ertl still riding the Pompey roller coaster

Johnny Ertl buckled himself in to the Pompey rollercoaster ride three-and-a-half years ago and despite his summer retirement, has no plans to get off.

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Dave Kemp gets a first look at his new players on his return to Pompey in 1999

Pompey v Carlisle United: They played for both clubs

As Pompey take on Carlisle United, here’s a reminder of a few of the players who have played for both clubs.

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John Sullivan. Picture: Joe Pepler

John Sullivan: The Big Interview

A city rejoiced in the preservation of its football club, while Brazilian dancers added to the party.

Alan McLoughlin, right, celebrates after firing Pompey to the 1991-92 FA Cup semi-finals

Alan McLoughlin: The Big Interview

Most players are under pressure to impress when they join a new club.

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Patrick Agyemang celebrates his memorable strike against Oxford. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey turned to Pat in record winless run

He joined a Pompey team on the worst winless run in the club’s history.

Jamie Ashdown played 123 games for Pompey from 2004-12 ' a spell that saw him break the club's post-war league record of 636 minutes without conceding

Jamie Ashdown: The Big Interview

From nearly guy to record-breaker and Southampton spoiler to Trust trailblazer, it’s fair to say Jamie Ashdown’s Pompey career was eventful.

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Aaron Mokoena celebrates his winner against Coventry in 2010

Pompey Cup replays revisited

Pompey head into tonight’s FA Cup third-round replay with Ipswich buoyed by their performance at Portman Road.

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WATCH: Archive video shows Duggie Reid double for Pompey

He was one of the greatest goalscorers ever to play for Pompey.

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Colin Sullivan was one of only three ever-presents in Pompey's 1982-83 third division title-winning side

The Big Interview: Colin Sullivan

The call from Pompey arrived just in time.

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David Birmingham, now 34, is training for his first professional boxing fight in March, which will be at either lightweight or super featherweight    Picture: Mick Young

Former Pompey player turns professional boxer

As a teenager he lived the footballing dream at Pompey.

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