Former Pompey director dies

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FORMER Pompey director Jim Sloan has died.

A popular figure, Mr Sloan joined the board in November 1976 and experienced highs and lows with the club.

They were briefly bottom of the fourth division but also gained promotion to the first division.

While he was on the board, Pompey's managers included Jimmy Dickinson, Frank Burrows (twice), Bobby Campbell, and Ian St John.

He eventually retired from the board in 1992 after his 70th birthday.

Mr Sloan, who lived in Seaton Avenue, Copnor, was also on the committee at Petersfield Town FC and served as president of the Pompey Supporters Club's London branch.

He passed away on January 1, aged 88, at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.