Pompey Fan Eleven #2617.01.18
Dan Almond selects Steve Aizlewood in his Favourite Player XI despite the expletive hurled at him during a pitch invasion at Plymouth
The goalkeeper most Pompey fans my age (50) grew up with. Had his faults, but made far more saves than he did errors.
Why would a well-paid footballer at the peak of his powers steal a toilet seat from a DIY store?
A dominant figure in defence during the 80's, Blake was a crowd favourite who never gave anything less than 100% for Pompey.
Blake's defensive partner, a tough cookie, who I was delighted to recently learn works in the building trade in Portsmouth.
Told me to 'Fuck off' when I ran up to him at Plymouth in 1983 during a mid game pitch invasion.
"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.
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.
Technically the best player Pompey have ever had. I was at Rotherham when he did his famous sidestep routine (before losing the ball).
For Mick Tait read Noel Blake's entry. Could also score goals when needed, most importantly at Ipswich in 1987.
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.
To the best of my knowledge I only ever saw Norman score once for Pompey, at my first ever game against Walsall in 1977.