Pompey past

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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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NO JOKE Pompey failed to see the funny side of our Dads Army mock-up back in 2003

Remembering time Pompey didn’t like it up ’em

A trip down memory lane saw longer-serving members of the The News’ sports desk break out in a cold sweat this week.

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John Milkins challenges Ray Kennedy whilst Fred Smith and Eoin Hand look on. Picture: Pompey History Society Archive

‘My greatest Pompey FA Cup tie’

Don’t believe what you might read elsewhere - when Pompey play Wycombe Wanderers at Fratton Park on Saturday, there will still be a hint of that ol’ Cup magic in the air.

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England humiliation: We’ve been there before.

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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