Pompey Fan Eleven #25

Pompey Fan Eleven #25

Steve Courtnell is the owner of Southsea institution Pie & Vinyl, he's also been blanked by one of his Pompey footballing heroes


David James

My heart says Knight – but to be honest, he was nowhere near as good as Jamo (or Begovic for that matter), and I’m sure he’d admit that.

Warren Neill

Week in, week out, the former QPR man was so consistent at full-back. First name on the team-sheet.

Kit Symons 

I watched Kit develop and get better and better every game as a centre back, he was a different level when he moved to Man City.

Ricardo Rocha 

This man in the Tottenham semi final put in one of the all time great performances in a Pompey shirt. Dealing with Crouch and Defoe, and telling Mokoena where to be at the same time – a masterclass in reading the game and organisation.

Matty Taylor 

Was SMT Pompey's first modern day full back? He's certainly, a lovely grounded guy.

Paul Merson

The Merse was class personified on the pitch the season he turned out for us.

Martin Kuhl

My hero, his range of passing was outstanding. I played against his team at Aldershot, and couldn’t wait to meet him after the game. I told him he was my favourite player at Pompey, he said nothing and clearly didn’t want to talk about that. Never meet your heroes.

Lassana Diarra 

He has to be the greatest player to play for Portsmouth, apart from Paul Walsh. He had everything – you don’t sign for Real Madrid unless you are truly world class level. 

Robert Prosinecki 

Prosinecki was worshipped at Barcelona and he played for us in Div 1! Loves a fag, and clearly couldn’t run either. His hat-trick against Barnsley was sublime, the rest of the team were a joke.

Paul Walsh

My Hero, my hero. Walsh and Whittingham were the best front two I’ve seen together. Bristol Rovers at home, and we won 4-0 Walsh set up all three of Whit's hattrick, the last one being just those two versus the Rovers' back four, and made them look silly. 

Teddy Sheringham

I’ve tried to compile my team from players I’ve seen, and Teddy still had it that season. I think he loved playing for the club too.