Pompey past

WATCH: Eight great footballers who just kept playing

They're the greats who just kept going....
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.

Pompey fans welcome the players on to the pitch at Valley Parade in May 2003

Pompey nostalgia: Last Bradford meeting

Pompey’s League One trip to Bradford on March 3 will be their visit to Valley Parade since the final day of the 2002-03 season.

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Former Pompey striker Guy Whittingham

On this day: Whittingham signs for Pompey

On June 7, 1989, Pompey signed Guy Whittingham, who would go on to become a Fratton Park legend.

Patrik Berger scores the winner against Aston Villa on the opening day of the 2003-04 season Picture: Jonathan Brady

On this day: Pompey sign Berger

On June 6, 2003, Harry Redknapp made Liverpool’s Patrik Berger his first signing of the summer as the Blues prepared for their first season in the Premiership.

Former Pompey boss Alan Ball

On this day: Pompey appoint Alan Ball

On June 5, 1984, Alan Ball was appointed Blues boss on a permanent basis.

Kanu scored the only goal of the game as Pompey defeated Cardiff 1-0 in the final at Wembley

On this day: Pompey celebrate FA Cup win

On May 17, 2008, Pompey celebrated FA Cup glory after a 1-0 win against Cardiff at Wembley.


PICTURE GALLERY: Remembering the first Blue Day in 2008

As we prepare for Blue Day next Friday, here’s our look back at the first time the event was held.

An artist's impression of what Pompey's new stadium would have looked like

On This Day: Pompey announce new stadium plans

On April 25, 2007, Pompey unveiled ambitious plans to move to a 36,000 capacity stadium at The Hard.

Pompey and their fans celebrate in the Guildhall Square after promotion to the First Division in  1987

WATCH: Previous Pompey promotion parties

There will be a party atmosphere at Fratton Park tomorrow after Pompey clinched promotion to League One.

Darren Anderton celebrates his goal during the 1992 FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool

NOSTALGIA: 25 years on, memories of Pompey’s epic FA Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool

I remember the queue, I remember the roar, and above all, I remember the gut-wrenching pang of disappointment...

Jack Forggatt wearing one of his England caps

On this day: New role at Pompey for Froggatt

On January 20, 1951, Jack Froggatt – capped twice by England at outside-left – played at centre-half for the first time in a 2-1 win at Stoke City.

Benjani scores against Derby County in the 2007-08 Premier League season

On this day: Benjani scores Premier League hat-trick

On January 19, 2008, Benjani scored a hat-trick as Pompey beat Derby 3-1 at Fratton Park.

Pompey legend Alan Knight

On this day: New Knight record... Fenwick sacked

On January 13, 1996, Alan Knight made his 601st league appearance for Pompey in a 3-1 win at home to Grimsby.

Sartorial elegance came to Fratton Park on Saturday, January 12, 1974, when Mr. Roger Kirkpatrick of Leicester and his two linesmen Mr. J. A. Christopher and Mr. J. C. Roost donned warm clothing after the referee had stopped the game when the floodlights failed

On this day: Floodlight failure at Pompey

On January 12, 1974, floodlight failure haulted play at Fratton Park.

Eyal Berkovic, centre, is presented to the media alongside Harry Redknapp, left, and Peter Storrie Picture: Jonathan Brady

On this day: Berkovic becomes Pompey’s highest paid player

On January 9, 2004, Eyal Berkovic became the highest paid player in Pompey’s history.

Pompey striker Lomana Lualua netted at Anfield on this day 12 years ago to earn the Blues an impressive 1-1 draw with Liverpool   Picture: Jonathan Brady

Pompey Nostalgia: Lualua stuns Liverpool

On this day in 2004, Lomana Lualua equalised in the final minute to earn Pompey an impressive 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

Billy Gilbert, left, with Noel Blake

Pompey Nostalgia: Three sent off for Blues at Bramall Lane

On this day in 1986, Three Pompey players were sent off in a Second Division match against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Former Pompey striker John Durnin

Pompey Nostalgia: Durnin held hostage by hospital

On this day in 1998, The News reported that Blues striker John Durnin was held hostage by a hospital over unpaid medical bills owed by Pompey.

Matt Taylor celebrates his wonder goal

A decade on from Matt Taylor’s Pompey wonder goal

On this day 10 years ago, Pompey recorded their first home victory over Everton since November 1957 in front of 19,528 at Fratton Park.

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