Pompey's triumphs and defeats at Wembley

26 great photos of Portsmouth’s glorious Wembley triumphs - and heartbreaking final defeats

POMPEY sealed a return to Wembley after beating Bury in the semi-final of the Checkatrade Trophy last night. 

The Blues will be returning to the famous stadium for the first time since the 2010 FA Cup final loss. To get fans even more excited before you walk down Wembley Way at the end of March, we’ve looked through the archives and found pictures from Pompey’s previous trips to the home of English football. 

Supporters arrive in London for the FA Cup final between Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth at Wembley in April 1929. Pompey fell to a 2-0 defeat on the day.

1. Fans arrive for 1929 FA Cup final

Supporters arrive in London for the FA Cup final between Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth at Wembley in April 1929. Pompey fell to a 2-0 defeat on the day.
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Pompey fans head to Wembley by bus for either the 1929 or 1934 FA cup final. With the girls wearing their best hats and the men with neckwear.

2. On the way to Wembley

Pompey fans head to Wembley by bus for either the 1929 or 1934 FA cup final. With the girls wearing their best hats and the men with neckwear.
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Portsmouth supporter wearing a rosette and holding a model FA Cup arrives in London for the FA Cup final against Bolton Wanderers at Wembley in 1929.

3. Pompey fans arrive in London in 1929

Portsmouth supporter wearing a rosette and holding a model FA Cup arrives in London for the FA Cup final against Bolton Wanderers at Wembley in 1929.
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Pompey supporter decked in gear cheering the team on in Trafalgar Square before their FA Cup Final trophy over Wolverhampton Wanderers in April 1929.

4. Portsmouth fan parties in Trafalgar Square

Pompey supporter decked in gear cheering the team on in Trafalgar Square before their FA Cup Final trophy over Wolverhampton Wanderers in April 1929.
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