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Alan Knight leaves David James behind!

Alan Knight leaves David James behind!

The votes have been cast, counted and verified so we now know that the Vital Pompey viewers rate Alan Knight as the best 'modern day keeper' for PFC...

Vital Football has teamed up with Ivory FC and Nivea for 'The Great Football Experiment' and it was this that inspired this poll, to see the inspiration to it click - here.

Well, I must say that I am 'slightly' surprised that Knight beat James to this, even more so by such a large margin!

For me this really was a tough call, both truly were 'great' keepers, and were for PFC without doubt.

The qualities that both had, and the longevity of Knightsie's stay at Fratton - not that he had not wished to move on a couple of times mind - on top gave both men strong cases for this mantle as our best, in the modern era at least, and deciding which one was really hard for me to be honest...

You can argue factors about the keeper having better, or worse, defences in front of him and how this made a difference - it might have meant more, or less, work for them but if you are a good, strike that great, keeper does this really matter too much?

If only we could have a hybrid of Knightsie and Jamo eh! We could call it Alan James although David Knight sounds better for me...

What the poll asked - Best modern day Pompey no.1?

How you voted - Alan Knight 50%
David James 37%
Shaka Hislop 9%
Jamie Ashdown 2%
Dean Kiely 1%
Aaron Flahavan 1%
Mart Poom 0%

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday September 13 2011
Time: 10:19AM

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Sorry, but that poll is dubious to say the least. I mean...who the hell voted for Dean Kiley...his Mum? Someone was pressing the button more than once I think for Mr Knight... :-) The debate in the forum is the exact reverse. Agreed, Knight was a good keeper but come on...he wasn't a patch on Jamo, didn't even come near, and I've seen both....
cornypomp
13/09/2011 11:28:00
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Sorry, but that poll is dubious to say the least. I mean...who the hell voted for Dean Kiley...his Mum? Someone was pressing the button more than once I think for Mr Knight... :-) The debate in the forum is the exact reverse. Agreed, Knight was a good keeper but come on...he wasn't a patch on Jamo, didn't even come near, and I've seen both....
cornypomp
13/09/2011 11:28:00
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Got to agree with cornypomp. I saw the majority of AK career & even when Andy Gosney stepped in, he nade AK seem a bit ordinary. Jamo & Shaka were far superior without watering down the great efforts of AK. Jamo without doubt was the best.
storagematt
13/09/2011 11:59:00
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Got to agree with cornypomp. I saw the majority of AK career & even when Andy Gosney stepped in, he nade AK seem a bit ordinary. Jamo & Shaka were far superior without watering down the great efforts of AK. Jamo without doubt was the best.
storagematt
13/09/2011 11:59:00
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AK the best? Oh please! Great contribution, but as Matt say's; give me Jamo or Shaka anyday!
pentonpompey
13/09/2011 13:17:00
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AK the best? Oh please! Great contribution, but as Matt say's; give me Jamo or Shaka anyday!
pentonpompey
13/09/2011 13:17:00
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I agree with all of the previous statements, good keeper, loyal servant, key to Pompey for all those years but ultimately David James was a far better keeper.
stooH
13/09/2011 13:59:00
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I agree with all of the previous statements, good keeper, loyal servant, key to Pompey for all those years but ultimately David James was a far better keeper.
stooH
13/09/2011 13:59:00
0
Not many women voting then......
gandor1
13/09/2011 15:04:00
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Not many women voting then......
gandor1
13/09/2011 15:04:00
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