The latest, in MickTait’s serious of squad selections, focused on the ‘wide boys’. Although who did we rate among Pompey’s best since ’71? Read on for more.
As I said in my last article I created this poll based on the players I had seen since 1971, as such as we go through this series I was interested to see how many of the ‘older’ names were chosen.
As I said before something that is very apparent to me now is that sometimes you find it difficult to understand why I have not included certain favourites of yours well to some degree the answer came in the result of this poll.
Well I would like to say the race for top spot was close, but again it was not Darren ‘shaggy’ Anderton, like Robert Prosinecki, won it by a country mile with 37% of your votes, again over one in three.
That goal at Villa Park (I was there and think it was into the Holte End) was like things dreams are made of, and if Ronnie Whelan had not injured Mark Chamberlain or that free kick not happened Jim Smith’s young side would have been at Wembley.
Then for me the interest starts, I would never have predicted that ‘Trigger’ would have been 2nd, or that Nicky Jennings would poll the same as Niko Kranjcar.
For interest my vote went to ‘shaggy’ a product of a very virile youth element of the side, who also gave us the not inconsiderable skills of Paul Walsh to witness when he moved on to Tottenham.
Thanks for taking part in building my/our non era dependant dream team. The final scores were:
Darren Anderton 37%
Alan ‘trigger’ Rogers 17%
Liam Lawrence 9%
Mark Chamberlain 9%
Nicky Jennings 8%
Niko Kranjcar 8%
Steve Wigley 4%
John Chukwudi Utaka 2%
Ken Foggo 1%
Fitzroy Simpson 1%
Jimmy Carter 1%
Paul Hall 1%
Peter Marinello 1%
Mick Mellows 1%
Written by MickTait.
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