Who are you? We’re Pompey


No one in the above image from the cover of Peter Allen‘s* book plays for Portsmouth. Peter himself does not wander around Paris chanting Play up Pompey. But’s he a committed fan all the same. He tells Salut! Sunderland about his “cult” football book, explains why he rates Roy Keane but not – as a manager – Tony Adams and reveals the hard-of-thinking Pompey players’ approach to quiz nights …

When I last wrote about Pompey on Salut! Sunderland I doffed a blue and white bobble hat to all the great writers and military heroes with connections to the club. The enticing prospect of getting a literary or battlefield giant to pen a follow-up piece for football’s best written football blog was not lost on the editor, Colin Randall, but sadly Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bernard Montgomery were all unavailable for selection this season. Accordingly, I’m back answering the questions.

Just before doing so

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