Video: It’s singa-longa-Hermann!

Hermann Hreidarsson
Hermann Hreidarsson
Jamal Lowe. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey 3 Fulham under-21s 3: Neil Allen’s match report

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It wasn’t quite Frank Sinatra. But Hermann Hreidarsson certainly got Pompey fans up for a singalong with his crooning on Saturday.

The Hermannator was a surprise visitor to Fratton Park, as he attended the game against Oxford United.

Hreidarsson joined David James for a visit to his old stomping ground.

And the Icelandic lunatic 
took the opportunity to savour the occasion in his own unique way.

Anyone with blue in their blood was given a Nordic bear hug by the defender, as the former defender literally embraced the moment.

Then there was a brilliant interlude as Hreidarsson was introduced to the home crowd, who gave him a riotous reception. He responded by grabbing a microphone and leading an impromptu community singalong of Blue Army and as song dear to his heart as one of the heroes of 2008 - When Sol Went Up to Lift the FA Cup.

A host of former players, including the likes of Jimmy Carter, Norman Piper, George Ley and Chris Burns, were handed a warm ovation but Hreidarsson took the initiative, grabbed the mic and blasted out a few Pompey favourites – which the home crowd fully embraced.

David James and Hermann Hreidarsson weren’t the only old faces back in town on Saturday.

The pair rather stole the thunder of a host of Pompey old boys now with Oxford United.

There was Blues keeper stalwart Jamie Ashdown on the bench for the U’s, while former analyst Mark Thomas is now head of recruitment at the Kassam Stadium.

Former Pompey boss Michael Appleton was also given a warm, if a little muted, reception on his return, too.