Pompey Fan Eleven #32

Pompey Fan Eleven #32

Blues fan John Tucker has a keen eye for a bargain. Here's his value for money team, players who cost very little and delivered a lot

Formation

David James

The England goalkeeper  joined Pompey at the peak of his career for a fee of £1.2m, his signing really meant that Pompey were going places. Tremendous keeping displays. Appeared in two Cup finals for Pompey. A keen environmentalist.

Sylvain Distin

Free Transfer signing totally committed to the cause, class act who read the game superbly and great turn of pace. Really nice guy, won his only English trophy with Pompey.

Linvoy Primus

The man that Harry nearly got rid of. Only to become the most effective right sided centre back of the Redknapp era. Joined Pompey on a free from Reading. Great bloke and devote Christian.

Matt Clarke

Signed from Ipswich at the makeweight in the Adam Webster Transfer. Consistent faultless defender, whos value is now well into seven figures. Looks at least 10 years older than he actually is.

Darren Anderton

Came through Pompey's youth ranks. Became a regular starter during Pompey run to the FA cup semi finals in 1992. Sold to Spurs for £2m the funds enabled Jim Smith to build a promotion chasing side.

Lassana Diarra

Arsene Wenger near enough gave him to Pompey (£5m), without doubt the best player I have ever seen wear the Blue, his stay was to short due to the club imploding, sold to Real Madrid (£22m).

Paul Merson

Joined Pompey on a free from Aston Villa and became the Captain and driving force of the Team that won promotion to the Premier league. His passing and shooting second to none. Also a character who had some issues.

Matt Taylor

Signed for Pompey from Luton. Joe Kinnear said even Dick Turpin wore a mask when Harry signed Matt for a  £750k fee. Probably the best attacking fullback to have worn the shirt. Some outstanding long range goals. Sold to Bolton for a rumoured £3m fee.

Ronan Curtis

The new star at Fratton, a fee of £100k has prized him away from Derry and all-energy attacking left-sided forward. Would think the guy is certain to command a big fee in the future.

Guy Whittingham

Bought himself out of the Army for £450. Signed from Havant. Record goalscorer in the season 92-93 with 42 goals, those goals so very nearly got Pompey promoted to the top flight. Now an FA coach and Radio Solent commentator

Lee Bradbury

Bought himself out of the Army, signed for Pompey and on the back of one good season Pompey sold him to Man City for £3m. He later returned to Pompey for a few more season. Moved into club management, currently gaffer at the Hawks.