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Last Updated: Friday, 25 February, 2005, 14:54 GMT
Portsmouth's cult heroes

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Alan Knight has been voted Portsmouth's all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.

Knight won with 79% of the vote, ahead of fellow Pompey favourites Alan Biley and Paul Walsh.


For one simple reason - great hair.
Simon Doyle

For scoring the goals that got us the old 3rd division championship.
Nick Glanville

Very short but made up for it with a fantastic dyed, and probably thatched, blonde mullet. His greatest moment surely was scoring two headers against Oxford in injury time to win the match 2-1. The injury time only came about because Father Christmas invaded the pitch.
Simon Newsham

Long, blonde, Rod Stewart-look-a-like hair, scruffy turnout with his shirt hanging out and cuffs over his hand... but what a goal scorer. 105 games, 51 goals - Alan was a typical fans' favourite. There was nearly a mutiny when he was sold to Brighton for 60,000. Great player who attends the odd Pompey fixture now and is given a good reception.
Bob Beech

Aka Worzel. Fantastic striker. Huge personality. Great character who gave his all for Pompey. He loved the club and the fans and they loved him back.
Colin Hoare

Pop star looks, charisma, fans' favourite and scored goals including two when we were losing 0-1 with 89 minutes played.
Jon Murray


For running rings around defenders week in, and week out and creating a memory from Old Trafford that will last forever.
Simon Eddy

Great two goals in Manchester. Real hero.
Sean Crawford

Many players come and go at Fratton Park but few leave such an impression as Paul Walsh did. He could make very good defences look average at times, he was a very entertaining player to watch. I also remember when he came back for the second spell, the crowd attendance went up dramatically.
Michael Barker

What a player he was for us, every time he got the ball something happened, superb.

His workrate and quality was infectious. With Walsh in the side the football was exciting and there were loads of goals.
Nathan Dartmouth

Made Portsmouth tick in the 1996/7 season, not only made most of the goals, but scored them, too.
Simon White

In his first spell at the club, every time he received a pass, the crowd noise swelled in anticipation. His silky skills and ability to take on defenders at ease earned him a place in every Pompey fan's heart.
Simon Waterman


For being the longest serving player and a 'one club man', playing in all 4 divisions of the football league, and for scoring the most goals in a season. Our own "corporal punishment".
Nick Glanville

The Legend MBE. 801 games for Portsmouth spanning 4 decades. From his first appearance aged 17 in 1978 to his final appearance in early 2000 he gave his all for the club. He was even named as a sub for Portsmouth last season in the Premiership. He gave his all for the club he'd die for, and has remained with us for 25 years and was rightfully rewarded with an MBE in last year's honours list.
Chris Walker

Played 700+ games for Pompey and was a true pro who was true loyalty to his one and only team - Portsmouth. Played in all four divisions and a true hero in and around Portsmouth.
Neil Chick

The consummate professional. A superb shot-stopper and great servant to the club.
Colin Hoare

Legend - 800 appearances for one club. A rare breed.
Jon Murray

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