Date: 31st July 2007 at 10:08am
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Jimmy Dickinson is the man that should be cast in bronze if/when Pompey moves to the new stadium! Not my vote, yours – although these findings from pentonpompey’s poll are thoughts I share.

The names within this poll were all of unquestionable legendary status, having served the club in various ways through the good and bad times.

Some led the club to its only glories, others also played in these times, whilst some simply played – and played for a great number of years – through all the divisions, but ‘Gentle Jim’ Jimmy Dickinson ticked most the boxes and stands above the rest, as he should in statue form when we move into our new home.

Dickinson, who holds the record for appearance for the club, showed the kind of loyalty that would be unthinkable in these days, staying with the club through its glory days as well as its decline. After leaving the club as a player he remained with it in various capacities and eventually went on to manage the club too.

All players and officials – no matter how big or small a part they played, or will play in this club – are part of its great history, so none should be forgotten, but clearly some deserve a little more recognition than others and Jimmy Dickinson deserves to have his image overlooking what should be a great future, at what should be a fantastic new home in the years to come.

Just as one last point, as I have said all within this poll are legends and some of the people had led Pompey to their only cup, or league success but Alan Knight gets a special mention from me too.

His loyalty – when he was often regarded as the best goalkeeper outside of the highest division, during many of the two decades spent with Pompey – in staying with the club when he could and maybe even should have left to further himself is something that should never be forgotten and ‘The Legend’ will always have a very special place at this club too.

What the poll asked – If we could erect a Statue outside our proposed new ground who would you like cast in Bronze?

How you voted – Jimmy Dickinson 71%, Other 11%, Alan Knight 8%, Jack Tinn 7%, Peter Harries 1%, Bob Jackson 1%, Alan Ball 1%, Willie Haines 0%

Current Poll – The Saints lost out in the play off’s last season, meaning they will have to spend at least one more season outside of the top flight.

What would you most like to see happen to them this season – do you even care? This is the question pompey4me wants answered, ‘where would you like to see the scummers finish this year?’ Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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