28 unseen pictures from behind the scenes at Fratton Park in the 2000s

Check out these unseen pictures from behind the scenes at Fratton Park between 2005 and 2010

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 6:05 pm
Richard Hughes, left, and David James, right, with a couple of fans. Picture: Faz Ahmed

The pictures were taken by former photographer-turned-chef Faz Ahmed and News snapper Habibur Rahman at a time when Pompey were in the Premiership and had some of football’s biggest names calling Fratton Park home.

Niko Kranjcar and Kanu join the list of players finding the match programme intriguing reading. Picture: Habibur Rahman
The shirts of David James, Glen Johnson, Sylvain Distin and Noe Pamarot await the players before a game. Picture: Faz Ahmed

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Harry Redknapp in his office at Fratton Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Tony Adams writes out the team sheet. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Lomana LuaLua relaxes before kick-off. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Pedro Mendes takes a look through the Pompey programme before taking the field. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Sean Davis takes stock of some new boots. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Former Pompey loanee Wayne Routledge. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Tony Adams looking smart before putting his tracksuit on before kick-off. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Harry Redknapp makes his way onto the pitch at Fratton Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Midfielder Richard Hughes prepares for action at Fratton Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Former first-team manager and coach Paul Hart. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Niko Kranjcar in the Pompey dressing room before kick-off. Picture: Habibur Rahman
David Nugent, Glen Johnson and Hermann Hreidarsson spot something funny in the programme notes. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Former Pompey captain Sol Campbell. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Pictured: Peter Crouch signs autographs for a couple of young fans. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Full-back Lauren signing a fan's shirt. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Former Pompey player turned TV pundit Chris Kamara makes his way to his position in the ground before going on air. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Kev the Kitman leaves the Pompey kit on display ahead of kick-off. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Former chairman Milan Mandaric prepares to do a TV interview. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Former player Aleksandar Rodic - apparently! Picture: Habibur Rahman
Gary O' Neil, Pedro Mendes, Linvoy Primus chill out before kick-off. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Kanu and Benjani in the corridor beneath Fratton Park's South Stand. Picture: Faz Ahmed
Kitman Kev McCormack knows his work is done. Picture: Faz Ahmed
Defender Noe Pamarot is all smiles in the dressing room before kick-off. Picture: Faz Ahmed
Former owner Alexandre Gaydamak mingles in the corridor beneath the South Stand before the game. Picture: Faz Ahmed
Niko Kranjcar and Kanu join the list of players finding the match programme intriguing reading. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Barry Harris and former goalkeeper Sander Westerveld hang out in the laundry room at Fratton Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Glen Johnson with his family. Picture: Habibur Rahman