Pompey Fan Eleven #26

Pompey Fan Eleven #26

Dan Almond selects Steve Aizlewood in his Favourite Player XI despite the expletive hurled at him during a pitch invasion at Plymouth


Alan Knight

The goalkeeper most Pompey fans my age (50) grew up with. Had his faults, but made far more saves than he did errors. 

Glen Johnson 

Why would a well-paid footballer at the peak of his powers steal a toilet seat from a DIY store?

Noel Blake

A dominant figure in defence during the 80's, Blake was a crowd favourite who never gave anything less than 100% for Pompey. 

Billy Gilbert

Blake's defensive partner, a tough cookie, who I was delighted to recently learn works in the building trade in Portsmouth. 

Steve Aizlewood

Told me to 'Fuck off' when I ran up to him at Plymouth in 1983 during a mid game pitch invasion. 

David Norris 

"He used to be a waiter did David Norris. Well he's served up the perfect cocktail here. What a volley." Need I say more.

Richard Hughes

Pompey's Didier Deschamps; did the basic things well and without fuss. Also a nice bloke, I met him once, by chance, at a service station on the A34. 

Robert Prosinecki

Technically the best player Pompey have ever had. I was at Rotherham when he did his famous sidestep routine (before losing the ball). 

Mick Tait

For Mick Tait read Noel Blake's entry. Could also score goals when needed, most importantly at Ipswich in 1987.

Alan Biley

Terrible haircut aside, Biley was a showman who knew where the net was. I can still hear the noise around Fratton Park after his late double against Oxford in 1984. 

Norman Piper 

To the best of my knowledge I only ever saw Norman score once for Pompey, at my first ever game against Walsall in 1977.