Pompey Fan Eleven #24

Pompey Fan Eleven #24

Southsea resident Alan Cochran lines his team up in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Bet he wouldn't call Mick Kennedy a poor man's Roy Keane to his face

Formation

Alan Knight

It was a close call with David James, but Knightsie was Pompey’s number one all the time when I was growing up and he's a legend.

Billy Gilbert

Billy was not the biggest centre half or the skilfullest of footballers but he was as hard as nails and form a great partnership with Noel Blake.

Arjan De Zeeuw

The Dutchman played three seasons for Portsmouth, and proved to be a very consistent player and a good captain. I was gutted when Alain Perrin sold him to Wigan for £90,000.

Sylvain Distin

The best defender I've seen play for the Blues. One of main reasons why Pompey won the FA Cup back in 2008. His goal line clearance against Manchester United in the quarter final kept us in the game.

Darren Anderton

One the most talented players to come out of youth team at Fratton. A great crosser of a ball and the goal he scored at Highbury against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi final still brings a lump to the throat. Not bad for a Scummer.

Mick Kennedy

A poor man's Roy Keane but was a key player 1986/87 team. I’m not sure he would be able to play as in did then, he would be red carded every other match.

Pedro Mendes 

The gifted Portuguese midfielder was one of the many reasons for Pompey staying up in the 2006 season. His goal against Manchester City in 93rd minute will never be forgotten.

Paul Merson

Merse was the star player and captain in the promotion winning team back in 2003. Always played with a swagger and hardly missed a pass.

Robert Prosinecki

The ex Barcelona and Real Madrid player was a bit over the hill and he couldn’t run any more but was the best dribbler and one of most gifted player to play in a Pompey shirt. The hat trick of goals against Barnsley at home was one of the best I've seen.

Mick Quinn

He's fat, he's round, he's worth a million pounds, Micky Quinn. He ended up Pompey top goal scorer with 24 goals in 1986 despite going to jail for 21 days during the season.

Steve Claridge

A local lad and not a bad forward, always played with one sock rolled down and I enjoyed his autobiography 'Tales From The Boot Camps.'