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Pompey Mourn Bobby Doyle

Promotion-winning midfielder passes away

27 February 2019

Bobby Doyle

Pompey are mourning the death of Bobby Doyle, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 65.

He will best be remembered as a key part of the side that memorably secured the Division Three title in 1982/83.

The Scottish midfielder missed just two matches that term as the Blues returned to English football’s second tier for the first time in seven years.

Having previously appeared for Barnsley, Peterborough and Blackpool, Doyle arrived at Fratton for a fee of £75,000 in December 1980.

Originally appearing out wide, he won over the Fratton faithful after being moved to a central position.

He anchored the midfield as Bobby Campbell’s side swept all before them to finish top of the third division, allowing the more creative players like Neil Webb to shine.

Doyle made a total of 188 appearances during his time with Pompey and scored 18 goals, but was sold to Hull at the start of the 1985/86 campaign and retired a couple of years later.

The thoughts of everyone at Portsmouth Football Club are with Bobby’s family and friends at this sad time.


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