PORTSMOUTH

 

The origins of Portsmouth are officially that they were founded in an office.  It all came about when Alderman Pink joined together with Mr. Black the undertaker, Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum to do it in the solicitor's office with a pen, paper and 4,500 to buy some ground near Goldsmith's Avenue.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is reported to have been one of the founding members of Portsmouth FC, but this is shrouded in mystery.  Everything moved very quickly and they were in the Southern League by September 1899.

Firebrand captain Jimmy Guthrie lead the club to the 1939 FA Cup victory and put off the young Wolves winger McGuire by threatening to dump him in the Queen's lap next time he tried to go past him.  Reporting this to the Police after the game, McGuire ensured that Guthrie was questioned with a view to a treason charge, but the Pompey skipper was more interested in the fact that the band members playing at half-time got more than he did, precipitating him to later write "The players would have been better off playing the cornet."  Two years after this, his lust for cash brought a face-to-face confrontation with the club directors just before walking out for the War time Southern Cup Final at Wembley. His performance included a missed penalty and an own goal to cast doubt on the propensity for the club to come up with the cash already owed to him.

The arrival of the former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp, firstly as Director of Football and then boss, propelled the club into the Premiership with the help of the financial backing of chairman Milan Mandrich.  Redknapp's wheeling and dealing made the arrival and departure of players almost a daily occurrence, but their aim to establish their place in the Premier League has become a reality as successive foreign owners pumped money into the club and silverware arrived in 2008 with the FA Cup win over Cardiff City.  However, when Harry Redknapp upped sticks for Spurs with his back-room team to fill his boots and left Tony Adams and then Paul Hart to fill his boots, the club have stumbled from one farce to another.  Just escaping relegation at t the end of 2008-09, they opened the next season with a record seven defeats and proceeded to out-do all logic, when they were bought by a Middle-Eastern millionaire with little or no money, leaving him to sell it to a Saudi business man within the space of a couple of weeks.

An unwanted first for the club came in March 2010, when they entered administration - a new experience for a Premier League club, losing them nine points and condemning them to relegation and what might be an uncertain future ... which got more uncertain with ownership issues and more administration that all but spelled relegation to League 2 by 2013.

Famous Players : - Jimmy Dickinson; Duggie Reid; Andy Awful; Guy Whittingham; Darren Anderton; Colin Clarke; 

Famous fans : - Fred Dineage (TV Presenter - "How ?"); Tommy Boyd (TV/radio presenter - "Magpie"); Ian Darke (Sports commentator); Mick Robertson (TV/radio presenter - "Magpie"); Anthony Minghella (Film director "The English Patient"); Mick Jones (Guitarist - Foreigner)

 

 

Club Records

Formed 1898
Turned Professional 1898
Became a Limited Company 1898
Former names  -
Previous grounds  -
Nickname "POMPEY"
Club Colours Home : - Shirts - Royal blue with red and white trim
Shorts  -  White
Socks - Blue

Away :  - Shirts - Dark blue with red and white trim
Shorts  -  Dark blue
Socks - Dark blue

Record Premier League Win 6 - 1  v  Leeds United   8.11.2003
Record Premier League Defeat 0 - 3  v  Manchester United (a), Newcastle United (a) and Southampton (a) (2002-03)
Record Football League Win 9 - 1  v  Notts. County   9.4.1927   (Division 2)
Record Football League Defeat 0 - 10  v  Leicester City   20.10.1928   (Division 1)
Record Cup Win 7 - 0  v  Stockport County  8.1.1949   (FAC R3)
Record Fee Paid 7,000,000 to Udinese (Italy) for SULLEY MUNTARI (30th May 2007)
Record Fee Received 20,000,000 from Real Madrid for LASSANA DIARRA (1st January 2009)
Record Football League Appearances 764  -  Jimmy DICKINSON (1946-1965)
Record Premier League Appearances
Record Premier League goal-scorer
Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season
Record goal-scorer in a season 42 - Guy WHITTINGHAM (Div. 1  1992-1993)
Record all-time goal-scorer  194  -  Peter HARRIS (194601960)
Most goals in a match 5  -  Alf STRANGE v. Gillingham (Div. 3)  27.1.1923
5  -  Peter HARRIS v.  Aston Villa (Div. 1)  3.9.1958
Record Attendance (all-time) 51,385  v.  Derby County  (FAC R6)  26.2.1949
Record Premier League Attendance  
Record match receipts 233,000  v.  Chelsea  (FAC R6)  9.3.1997
Record total of goals in a Premier League season  
Record Premier League points total  
Record total of goals in a League season 91 - Div. 4  1979-80
Record  League points total 2 points for a win : -   65  (1961-62  -  Div. 3)

3 points for a win : -   95  (2002-03  -  Div. 1)

Most Capped player while at club 48 - Jimmy DICKINSON (England)

 

Stadium details 

Address :  Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Portsmouth PO4 8RA

Telephone :  023-9273-1204  
  (Box Office) :  01705 618777/ 01705 861963
  (Credit Card Bookings)
:  01705 
(News) : Clubcall (premium rate call) 09068 1221182
Fax :
   01705 734129

Capacity :  19,179
Pitch size :  110 yards  x  72 yards
Official website : www.pompeyfc.co.uk  
Unofficial website :  http://www.pompeyweb.co.uk 
http://www.pompeychimes.org 

 

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