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Worst Pompey 11

Worst Pompey 11
Travelling the world with Pompey, well England, Scotland and Wales, plus the Channel Islands and Italy!! I have argued and debated with my fellow travellers who are the worst players to wear the shirt of our beloved Pompey.

Players who came with big reputations (Baird), those who came with big fees and egos (Maguire) and the players who made the short journey up the M27. These players are my selection for the worst in over 30 years.

Hopefully this will start a debate and we can collate the results to find out which in our opinions is the worst team.

What a load of rubbish they are, and we have paid their wages and spent long nights travelling back after watching these players underachieve and let us down.

Whilst it may not always have been their fault maybe the manager/s should take some of the blame, however we have to face facts some players just did not do it for us.

At last we seem to have got it right, but you never know there could be another one just around the corner.

Here is my selection

1. Andy Gosney - waited and waited then delivered nothing
2. Kenny Swain - could not tackle, lacked passion
3. Archie Styles - Everton before Pompey unbelievable!!
4. Gavin Maguire - Come on lads do I need to explain?
5. Trevor Roberts - Big hair, small talent
6. Malcolm Waldron - Always injured
7. Dave Bamber - Absolute rubbish
8. Mick Channon - Thought it was all fun
9. Ian Baird - Did not care and it showed!!
10. Paul Gilchrist - Career was over so go to Pompey
11. Ricardo Fuller - Bad buy as he continues to prove

12. Keith James - Keith who? England youth player with the 'Legend'.

So there it is hope you give your opinion this is mine. Play up Pompey.

By Owenspompey

Date:Thursday June 28 2007
Time: 2:00PM


some months ago i produced an article on who i thought was the worst ever player i had personally viewed in a pompey shirt - chalkias was my tip, so i would put him ahead of gosney i would also very much think i would have andy thomson and boris zivkovic in there... my own personal reference - by that i mean personally having seen them play - does not really cover too many of the names in question here, as i moved away from pompey as a kid and could only afford to start travelling to games about 10 yrs ago, but hopefully others will shed more light on their own personal accounts of these names. tbh i feel it would be unfair for me to comment too much on them due to reasons i mention... come on fellas we love a good debate dont we? lets have one here...
28/06/2007 15:09:00
There must have been some dodgy players in the last 10 years, OP, let me think . . .
28/06/2007 15:31:00
Hamilton Thorpe. Need I say more.
28/06/2007 17:09:00
Don't agree with Maguire as one of the worst, he was tough with a bit of flair and an eye for a pass. Also a bit harsh on Kenny Swain. Think more Robbie Pathetic, Mark Stimson, Vukic, Carl Tiler, Chalkias, That lairy welsh nob from Wimbledon. Hmmmn, sure there must be more....
28/06/2007 19:51:00
Close one for me between Chalkias and Mornar. I think Chalkias just edges it as I could not believe the front of the man when he came over to the Fratton End after our first win at home with him in goal - he practically demanded we applauded him but the majority of us just laughed at him instead.

I'm not sure I agree with Zivkovic or Thomson, but I certainly would agree with Tiler and may even add Quashie as the worst shot we've ever had!
28/06/2007 20:08:00
Carl Tiler, Aid Whitbread & my pet hate Kevin Harper. Thinking of anymore just reminds me of too many horrible years.
28/06/2007 20:29:00
I actually liked Kevin Harper; for all he had to put up with from the stands, he still came out and gave 100%. He was excellent going forward and he scored a couple of cracking goals - including that superb curler form the edge of the area at Watford in our Championship season.
28/06/2007 20:51:00
Charlie Chalkias was bad,but surely not as calamitous as Yoshi Kannotcatchee. I cringed every time the ball came near our penalty area. i guess conceding a goal after 27 seconds of his debut was a fair indication of what to expect. Nice guy,but completely useless. There are unfortunately too many contenders for me to pick one outfield player,although Courtney Pitt,Billy Eames,Bobby McGuinness and Ian Baird were all players that I would have been quite happy to have never seen in a Pompey shirt.
28/06/2007 21:20:00
Where is Scott McGarvey? The biggest pileo*****e to ever where blue, agree with lick and poke about Maguire and Swain, Eamonn Collins and Tiler both get in ahead of those two.
28/06/2007 21:59:00
There was the rumour about us picking McGarvey ahead of another young Man U reserve team striker called Mark Hughes! Any abuse for Kevin harper from the stands, I take the blame. Yes the odd good goal but bugger all else. He was a good reason why we were crap & if we kept his type we still would be.
28/06/2007 22:41:00
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