As Pompey take on Carlisle United, here’s a reminder of a few of the players who have played for both clubs.
The barrel-chested forward spent five years at Fratton Park from 1988, scoring 21 goals in 133 appearances. Two years after leaving Pompey, Carlisle became the latest stopping point in his career. He notched 12 goals in 107 starts for the Cumbrians.
Celebrated in a song still sung by fans today, Dave Kemp was controversially sold to Carlisle by hard-up Pompey in 1978, having averaged a goal every other game in 64 appearances over a two-year spell. He scored 22 goals in 61 games during his time at Brunton Park. In 1999, he returned briefly to Fratton Park as first team coach under Tony Pulis.
Goalkeeper Jimmy Glass made just three appearances for each side during loan spells at Pompey and Carlisle - but will always be a legend to Brunton Park fans. He wrote his way into the history books in May 1999, in the final match of the season against Plymouth Argyle, Carlisle had to win to avoid relegation out of the Football League. With the score 1–1 with only ten seconds left on the clock, Glass came up from his own penalty area for a last-ditch corner - and scored with a sensational volley.
Joe Laidlaw was a popular captain when Pompey won promotion from the old Division Four. He scored 19 times in 60 starts between 1979 and 1980 before being sold to Hereford United. Earlier in his career he spent four years at Carlisle, grabbing 44 goals in 151 games.
Perhaps not the name first on everyone’s list in this category, Mark Summerbell played five times for Pompey on loan in 2002 before his parent club Middlesbrough sold him to Carlisle, where he scored one goal in 45 games.