High hopes when the Greek arrived in 1998 but he managed four appearances and no goals.

The 20 Portsmouth strikers who spectacularly flopped - including Manchester United, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Stoke City and Watford favourites

They are men who arrived with big hopes and big expectations weighing on their shoulders.

By Jordan Cross
Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 10:49 am

The role of Pompey number nine has been carried out in legendary fashion by list of names who rightly have their names etched in the Blues hall of fame.

But, for others, the weight of the shirt has proved too heavy with the pressure of leading the line at Fratton too much.

Whether it’s been poor fortune, the timing not being right or just downright not being up to the task, there has been some striking horror signings down the years.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the worst front men to represent the club, so step into a Pompey striker circus of horrors if you dare…

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