Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 2001, goalkeeper Aaron Flahaven, known as 'Flav' to the Portsmouth fans, tragically lost his life. He was only 24. What incident led to his tragic death?||Portsmouth FC
Car accident caused by drinking and driving. Which shows that you should NOT drink and drive, even if you are famous and drive a sports car. It was originally believed that Flav could have died from SADS (sudden adult death syndrome), as he had suffered a series of blackouts on the pitch in the months leading up to his death.
|Who were the sponsors of Portsmouth during the 2002/03 season?||Portsmouth FC
TY. All have been sponsors of Pompey in the past, but Beanie-baby making TY, sponsored Pompey in the 2002/03 season. The 'KJC Stand' was also renamed 'The TY stand', in recognition of the sponsorship.
|Which former West Ham manager and father of a famous England star, was the manager for the 2002/03 season?||Portsmouth FC
Harry Redknapp . Father of Jamie Redknapp, Harry took charge for the 2002/03 season and has turned the club around, by helping to secure promotion to the Premiership for the very first time. He has acquired god-like status amongst the Fratton Park faithful in under a year.
Blue, white. Which is why, unsurprisingly, one of the songs sung on the terraces is 'Blue and white army'.
|Every football team has a rival, a team that fans love to see being beaten. Many rivals include Manchester United and Manchester City, Newcastle and Sunderland, and Liverpool and Everton. Who are the arch rivals of Portsmouth FC?||Portsmouth FC
Southampton. There is no love lost between Pompey and Saints fans! Harry Redknapp's idea to hold a 'friendly' pre-season game was rejected by the FA, through fear of crowd violence. Some people seem to unaware that it is just a game of football.
|Which ground have Portsmouth played all their home matches at in the 20th century?||Portsmouth FC
Fratton Park. The ground has undergone major renovation work in the last few years, and is now fit to be used for Premiership football, hopefully for a few years to come.
|Portsmouth won the FA cup for the first time in which year?||Portsmouth FC
1939. During the war, the FA cup competition was suspended, thus Portsmouth remained the FA cup holders throughout the second World War.
Pompey. This is also the nickname of the city itself.
|At the end of the 2002/03 season, Portsmouth won promotion to which division?||Portsmouth FC
Premiership. On April 27 2003, Portsmouth secured the division one championship with a 3-2 win over Rotherham. They had won promotion to the Premiership, by sealing a 1-0 win over Burnley, the previous week. Their performance is in contrast to their performance over recent seasons; in the previous six seasons, Portsmouth have finished no higher than 19th position, from 24 teams.
|In the 1926-27 season, Portsmouth set the record for their biggest League win. Who did they beat?||Portsmouth FC History
Notts County. Portsmouth thrashed Notts County 9-1 on 9th April, 1927 in a Division Two game. Pompey were also promoted that season in second place on goal average. Middlesbrough were Division Two champions, while Manchester City were the team that finished in third.
|When Portsmouth won the Nationwide League Division One title in the 2002-03 season, how many points did they gain?||Portsmouth FC History
98. Pompey won the title by six points, and scored 97 goals in the 46 games played that season. Also promoted to the Premiership were Leicester City. Wolverhampton Wanderers made it via the playoffs.
800. Knight was a long-serving goalkeeper for Pompey. He first played for the club in 1979, and transferred to Havant & Waterlooville in 2001. After two seasons there, Knight made the move back to Fratton Park and ended his career in 2004.
1948-49. Portsmouth won back-to-back titles in the 1948-49 and 1949-50 seasons. The 1938-39 title was won by Everton, the 1958-59 League champions were Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the 1968-69 title winners were Leeds United.
|How many managers took charge of Portsmouth between Harry Redknapp leaving in 2004 and returning in 2005?||Portsmouth FC History
Three. Redknapp took charge of Portsmouth in March 2002, and stayed at Fratton Park until November, 2004. Velimir Zajec, Alain Perrin, and Joe Jordan all took the reigns in the 13 month period of Redknapp's wilderness. In December, 2005, Redknapp came back to Fratton Park.
Wolverhampton Wanderers. In the 1939 FA Cup final, Portsmouth claimed a convincing 4-1 win over Wolves. Pompey's team that day was: Harry Walker, Lew Morgan, Bill Rochford, Jimmy Guthrie, Tommy Rowe, Guy Wharton, Fred Worrall, James McAlinden, John Anderson, Bert Barlow, and Tommy Parker. Parker scored twice in the game, with Barlow and Anderson getting the other Portsmouth goals. Richard Dorsett scored Wolverhampton's only goal.
Everton. Unsworth began his career at Everton, where he played between 1992-97 before switching to West Ham. After one season with the Hammers, Villa signed him up but due to family pressure, he finally made the move back to Everton after just two months in the West Midlands. Portsmouth snapped up the defender in July 2004, and he spend four months on-loan with Ipswich during 2005.
Frank Brettell. Brettell was manager between 1898 and 1901. Blyth took the hot seat from 1901-04, followed by Bonney (1905-08), and Brown (1911-20). Well known Portsmouth managers over the years have included Ian St. John, Alan Ball, Jim Smith, and Harry Redknapp.
1898. Portsmouth Football CLub began life in 1898, and played their first game at Fratton Park a year later. Portsmouth are known to fans as 'Pompey'.