Pick up a copy from Saturday
The perfect Christmas present for your Blues-supporting loved one is coming to the Pompey Megastore.
‘Played Up Pompey’ contains fresh interviews with 24 players whose outstanding performances for the Blues between 1949 and 2013 have established them as household names and folk heroes among the Fratton faithful.
In their own words, former players lift the lid on their Pompey days, with brutal honesty, refreshing candour and deep affection.
Written by The News’ chief sports writer Neil Allen, from Saturday the book will be available in Pompey’s club shop (cash only), based in Fratton Way.
Priced at £16.99, the publication contains Lindy Delapenha, the last surviving member of the Division One title-winning teams of 1948/49 and 1949/50, Ron Saunders, the third-highest scorer in Blues history, and the legendary Alan Knight.
Others include Norman Piper, Alan Biley, Mick Kennedy and Noel Blake, right through to the modern day with Robert Prosinecki, Matt Taylor, Arjan de Zeeuw, Paul Merson, Sylvain Distin, Hermann Hreidarsson and Ricardo Rocha.
In total, the book carries interviews with eight different recipients of The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season, nine Pompey Hall of Fame members, two FA Cup winners and a host of other Blues promotion winners at different levels of the Football League.