Portsmouth lost 13 in the FA Cup semi-final against Leicester City on 26 March 1949 at the neutral Highbury stadium. After another poor season, they escaped a further relegation to the Third Division only by 2 points and finishing only one place above the relegation zone. According to common football contracts, the players then had the right to terminate their contracts and leave the club without any compensation for the club, upon giving two weeks' notice.  He won five games out of five played, guaranteeing Pompey's survival in League Two. The 199293 Football League season saw a major restructuring of the English football "pyramid" system, caused by all the First Division clubs resigning from the Football League and forming a new breakaway top tier FA Premier League. Portsmouth were then elected to the Football League Third Division as founder members. You can, 18991920: Southern Football League and Western Football League (19001909), 194849 and 194950: Champions of England, 19591979: Decline and relegation to the Fourth Division, 19791987: Return to the First Division, Administration, 2010 FA Cup Final and relegation, 20102017: Decline and relegations to fourth tier, Portsmouth Player of the Season (since 1968), Portsmouth became founder members of the inaugural. Portsmouth were relegated to the EFL Championship (the new Tier 2 level name) the following day on 10 April 2010 after West Ham won. 6 June 1866, d. 21 March 1939.
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No clubs had applied for election to the Football League proper. New signings included a quartet from Tottenham Hotspur, then record signing Benjani and Argentine international Andrs D'Alessandro on loan from VfL Wolfsburg. Hallo!! After winning promotion to the Football League proper in 1920, the original southern side Grandstand was replaced in 1925 with a larger South Stand, designed by Scottish architect Archibald Leitch. However, the cost to the city's taxpayers to join the bid was deemed too great a risk to take. It had two distinctive terraced tiers, a roofed upper terrace and an open-air lower terrace. During World War I, a roof was built over the Fratton Railway End in 1915. The Football League finally resumed in 194647. The club was founded on 5 April 1898 by Sir John Brickwood, 1st Baronet of Portsmouth (18521932) and home matches are played at Fratton Park, Milton on Portsea Island. The new crest was introduced for the new 201819 season. Portsmouth had capitalised on the footballers called up to serve in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in the war years and recruited some of them. (See 194546 FA Cup for full results) The FA Cup trophy was not to stay with Portsmouth for an eighth consecutive year and was returned to the Football Association in time for the 1946 FA Cup Final, in which Derby County were awarded the trophy.  On Monday 10 May 2021, Danny Cowley and brother Nicky Cowley both signed "long-term" deals to remain at Portsmouth as manager and assistant respectively..  On 18 February 2020, Portsmouth qualified for the 2020 EFL Trophy Final after narrowly defeating Exeter City 3-2 in the semi-final at Fratton Park.  The record run of nine matches began with an FA Cup Third Round win on Saturday 4 January 2020 away at Fleetwood Town, with the record-setting ninth game played away at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday 8 February 2020 in an EFL League One match. Portsmouth won their FA Cup semi-final match against Tottenham 20 after extra-time the next day, with goals from Frdric Piquionne and Kevin-Prince Boateng winning the match. , The most frequent away colours used by Portsmouth have been white shirts with royal or navy blue shorts and either blue or white socks. During 1989 and 1993, the rope and anchor crest was dropped replaced with a simpler eight pointed star and crescent moon on a long narrow shield. Portsmouth ended their season in sixth place before the following season saw the team win only 8 of their 38 games and were relegated. On Saturday 2 September 1939, all divisions of the Football League played their third and final game of the season, with Blackpool F.C. The following 200708 season Portsmouth finished eighth in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1939. In the 190102 Western Football League, Portsmouth also won the Division One championship for a second consecutive season. At the start of the 190910 season, Portsmouth changed to white shirts with navy blue shorts and navy blue socks.  Portsmouth were awarded the Football League First Division Championship trophy for a third time, as the former Football League championship trophy had been demoted in status in 199293 (because of the creation of the FA Premier League) and had become the second tier trophy.
During the meeting, the prospective new owners identified a long overlooked ownership and copyright issue concerning the traditional Portsmouth crest Portsmouth Football Club did not legally "own" the symbols on the crest, which had actually only been "on loan" to the club from Portsmouth City Council since 1913.  Portsmouth ended the season in 9th position. , In the 201617 season, Paul Cook's side secured promotion to League One with a 31 win away at Notts County on 17 April 2017. The club currently compete in EFL League One, the third tier of the English football league system. The new crests are to be copyrighted and introduced for the new 201819 season. written above the star on the shield. Although Portsmouth F.C. Despite this, Al Fahim completed the takeover on 26 August 2009; al Faraj moved to review a takeover of West Ham United. For a list of notable players and players who played for Portsmouth for more than 100 games in a sortable-list format, see List of Portsmouth F.C. , A bold and ambitious application for Portsmouth's direct entry into the Southern League First Division, without the usual probationary period in the lower divisions, was accepted, and the club joined the Southern Football League Division One for the 18991900 season. Frank Brettell was announced as Portsmouth Football Club's first manager-secretary in February 1899, he had been secretary-player with the St Domingo Club (now Everton) in Liverpool and helped "create the organisation which became Everton". On 5 April 2023, the club will be 125 years old.  Portsmouth's first competitive Southern League home match followed on Saturday 9 September, a 20 win against Reading, with goals again scored by Clarke and Cunliffe, attended by a crowd of up to 7000 supporters. On 19 August 2009, Portsmouth announced on their website that a rival consortium headed by current CEO Peter Storrie had also made a bid for the club; unknown at the time, this was backed by Ali al-Faraj. The moon and star motif comes from the Portsmouth town (then) coat of arms and are believed to date back as far as the time of Richard I. in the quarter-finals at Fratton Park on 9 March 1997. Portsmouth's debut season in the 192728 First Division was a struggle, finishing one point and one place above relegation.
In 1997, a new Fratton End was opened in October 1997, as the earlier 1956 one had been partially demolished in 1988 after its upper tier steel structure was found weakened by rust and was deemed unsafe. The new 193940 season in the First Division began on Saturday 26 August 1939. In 1899, work began on developing a plot of former agricultural land near Goldsmith Avenue, Milton, Portsmouth into a new football ground, bought in 1898 from the local Goldsmith farming family. The football club's first crest featured a horizontally elongated white crescent moon beneath a white five pointed star, with both symbols positioned in the centre of a blue four pointed shield. , The best-known chant sung by Portsmouth supporters are "The Pompey Chimes". The pavilion's clock tower was demolished as the South Stand was partially built into the pavilion's footprint and actually still contains most of the pavilion's original east side within it. Ironically, the London War Cup trophy won by Brentford in 1942 was reused for subsequent Football League War Cup competitions. A penalty shootout followed, with Portsmouth winning 54. After the season, Bobby Campbell was replaced by former England international and 1966 FIFA World Cup winner, Alan Ball on 11 May 1984.  On 15 July 2010, HMRC appealed against the proposed CVA on the last day before it would be formally agreed, the case was originally going to take place in October 2010, but after an appeal from the administrators at the club it was set for 3 August at the High Court in London. In the 199596 season Fenwick's first full season in charge of Portsmouth, relegation to the Second Division was avoided on the last day of the season (on goal difference) when Portsmouth won away at Huddersfield Town while other results went the club's way. During the 200506 season and after achieving only four wins from a total of 20 games as Portsmouth manager, Alain Perrin was sacked on 24 November 2005, exactly one year to the day since Harry Redknapp left Portsmouth. Portsmouth went on to win the tie 42 on aggregate, progressing to the group stage.  The season saw John Gregory leaving the club on 3 January 1990.  This also gave the Portsmouth team a patriotic blue, white and red appearance similar to the United Kingdom's red white and blue Union Flag.  Because of the financial problems, however, the Premier League placed the club under a transfer embargo, meaning the club were not allowed to sign any players.
In addition to the pavilion, two new solid earthbank terraces, topped with cinders and wooden planking were built behind the two goal ends. Barker was sacked after 20 games in charge, with the club in serious danger of relegation to the Football Conference, and Andy Awford was again made caretaker manager. Richard Bonney, the ex-army soldier who had co-founded Royal Artillery (Portsmouth) F.C. The club's female counterpart is Portsmouth F.C. Montgomery regularly attended war-time League South matches at Fratton Park, becoming the honorary President of Portsmouth Football Club. Previous links with Belgian side Zulte Waregem and Irish academy Home Farm have been cancelled. Portsmouth ended the 194647 Football League First Division season in 12th place. Although the founding of Portsmouth F.C. in 1898. The star was restored back to the familiar eight pointed design, instead of the five pointed version used in the 1913 and 2014 crests. Portsmouth also joined the 190001 Western Football League and finished top as Division One champions. Meanwhile, Portsmouth supporters have had the equally derogatory nickname Skate bestowed upon them by Southampton fans as a rebuttal to Scummer since the 198788 Division One season. The case was heard by Mr Justice Mann from 3 to 5 August where, having heard submissions from both sides, he turned down HMRC's appeal on all five counts it had put forward. FA Cup competition was resumed for the 194546 season, but the resumption of the Football League had to wait one more year. Because of the financial problems suffered by the club, Portsmouth were forced to sell several of their top players and high earners, including Peter Crouch, Sylvain Distin, Glen Johnson and Niko Kranjar.  Serbian-born US businessman Milan Mandari saved the club with a takeover deal in May 1999, and the new chairman immediately started investing for the new 19992000 season. crest was based on official symbols belonging to the town council of Portsmouth, which featured a golden eight-pointed star and a golden crescent moon.  Portsmouth ended the 201718 League One season in 8th position on 66 points, missing the play-off places by 5 points. Fratton Park was in a poor condition, with the Fratton End still half closed to fans and leaking roofs in the North and South stands.  On 10 April 2013, a deal with administrators was reached, although the Pompey Supporters' Trust had not yet finalised the purchase.  Paul Cook resigned on 31 May 2017 to join Wigan Athletic.  By early May 2020 and with 45 league games played, Portsmouth were in sixth position with a single game to play, needing to win their last game to guarantee their sixth-place play-off place, with Oxford United and Charlton Athletic both chasing with similar promotion hopes. Portsmouth began the 201718 season in League One, the third tier of professional English football following their League Two championship win in the previous 201617 season. During the 200910 season, it had become apparent to the club's new owner Balram Chainrai that Portsmouth were approximately 135million in debt so to protect the club from liquidation, Chainrai placed the club into administration on 26 February 2010, and the club appointed Andrew Andronikou, Peter Kubik and Michael Kiely of accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young as administrators. Fratton Park was designed and completed during 1899 by local architect Arthur Cogswell, and was first opened to the public on 15 August 1899, a public open day. by the Portsmouth Supporters Trust, it was announced that there would be closer ties between the men's and women's clubs.
Portsmouth town council bestowed the privileged use (but not ownership) of their moon and star motifs to Portsmouth F.C., albeit with some colour and design changes..  On Tuesday 9 June 2020, the football clubs of EFL League One (and EFL League Two) voted to end the season early on a points-per-game calculation, which resulted with Coventry City as League One champions and Rotherham United as League One runners-up. Portsmouth ended the 200102 Division One season in 17th place and 4 points above relegation. Many with connections to Portsmouth F.C. The US army team won 43.. The South Stand is expected to have been transformed from a two tier stand into a continuous single tier stand. Sailors ashore in Royal Navy uniform seeking the services of Portsmouth's prostitutes would often be refused service and met with a "I ain't no skate bait, mate!" In Portsmouth's Premiership debut season in 200304, the "Harry & Jim" partnership of Harry Redknapp and Jim Smith resulted in a 13th place final position at the end of the season. The first ever football match to take place at Fratton Park was a "friendly" against Southampton, played four days later on Wednesday 6 September 1899, with Portsmouth winning 20. , On a historic announcement on 29 September 2014, the club was able to declare itself debt-free after paying back all creditors and legacy payments to ex-players. After two legs a penalty shoot-out was needed to settle the 2-2 aggregate tie, which Oxford United won 54.  The London War Cup competition was never played again.  Portsmouth's regular EFL League One season concluded on 4 May 2019, with the team finishing 4th and qualifying for the League One play-offs. With Deacon unable to continue bankrolling the club on the same scale, Portsmouth finished bottom of the Second Division in the 197576 season and were relegated down to the Third Division. However, Ron Tindall returned for two games as caretaker manager after manager John Mortimore left in 1974. . This new crest coincided with the rebuilding and reopening of the new Fratton End and the clubs centennial anniversary in the 199798 season. The all blue home kit was also used throughout the following 200809 season.. The club's fortunes declined between 2010 and 2013 when the club entered financial administration twice and were relegated three times, dropping to the fourth tier and their lowest point since the 197980 season. Red is traditionally the colour of the British Army and also of the Remembrance poppy flower, and so Montgomery's idea was adopted by Portsmouth at the start of the season. On Friday 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Portsmouth were saved from High Court liquidation after being bought out by the fan-owned Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) on 10 April 2013. Portsmouth's centenary season, 199899, saw a financial crisis hit the club, and in December 1998 Portsmouth went into financial administration. The club had already been formed in 1898 before Royal Artillery's 1899 "professionalism" scandal which led to RA's disbandment. On 3 October, media outlets started to report that a deal was nearing completion for Ali al-Faraj to take control of the club. Both new crests featured a new eight pointed nautical compass star and the addition of an "1898" date, the founding year of the football club, beneath the crescent moon. Avram Grant took over at Portsmouth on 26 November 2009, replacing Hart, who had been sacked by the board two days previously due to the club's position at the bottom of the league table. 1 Portsmouth's own manufacturer. Times [London, England] 23 February 1956: 13. In the subsequent promotion play-offs, Portsmouth lost 32 on aggregate over two games to Leicester City in the play-off semi-finals for the third promotion place. written in blue gothic lettering completed the new design.  On 31 March 2019, Portsmouth met Sunderland in the 2019 EFL Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium. Portsmouth had a good 199293 season in the new "First Division", but missed out on automatic promotion to the new first tier Premier League by virtue of scoring only one fewer goal than second-placed West Ham United. Terry Venables' role as coach of the Australian national team meant he was frequently absent from Portsmouth. Fratton Park reached its current all-time ground attendance record of 51,385 supporters on 26 February 1949, for an FA Cup Sixth Round match, a 21 win against visitors Derby County.  Because the navy city of Portsmouth was a primary strategic military target for German Luftwaffe bombing, the FA Cup trophy was routinely moved around the city of Portsmouth for its safety and protection, moving from Fratton Park's boardroom, into bank vaults, back to Fratton Park and around local pubs. The Times Digital Archive. Portsmouth then lost 13 on penalties to Liverpool, who went on to meet Sunderland in the 1992 FA Cup Final, which Liverpool won 20.  A third, oft returned-to option, is to build a new stadium on the site of the existing Fratton Park. Prior to the mid/late 1960s, rivalry between Portsmouth and Southampton was largely non-existent, as a consequence of their disparity in league status.  Kenny Jackett was appointed the new manager on Friday 2 June 2017. In the 195657 season, Portsmouth escaped relegation by four points and finished two places above the drop zone. During the worst of the bombing on Portsmouth, the FA Cup trophy was also taken ten miles north of Portsmouth, to the nearby Hampshire village of Lovedean, where it was kept and displayed in a quaint thatched roof country pub called "The Bird in Hand". Portsmouth's two English league champion titles were also the first to be consecutively won after World War II. During the match, Portsmouth manager Frank Brettel had sent telegrams of the latest score every fifteen minutes to Fratton Park, where crowds had gathered to hear the latest news.  On 21 April, Portsmouth were relegated from the Championship after a 21 loss to Derby County, the first time in 30 years that the club had played at that level. For the 190910 Southern Football League, Portsmouth abandoned their salmon pink and maroon "Shrimps" era shirts and changed their colours to white shirts, navy blue shorts and navy blue socks. Following the resumption of matches in the 191920 season, Portsmouth won the Southern League championship for the second time.
Portsmouth fans were encouraged to support Gosport in their FA Trophy final match at Wembley in March 2014. The club went on a record winless run of 23 matches, finally ending on 2 March 2013 as Portsmouth won 21 away at Crewe Alexandra. Former Notts County manager Steve Cotterill was appointed manager of relegated Portsmouth in the Championship June 2010 on a three-year contract.  The following season saw Portsmouth player Bob Blyth become Portsmouth's second manager on 1 August 1901, replacing Frank Brettell who had left on 31 May 1901. The Fratton Railway End was demolished in 1956 and replaced by a new prefabricated concrete and steel stand, simply known as The Fratton End, which omitted the "railway" part of the legacy name. Ron Tindall was replaced in May 1973 by John Mortimore. Meanwhile, Oxford United and Charlton Athletic had both won their respective final matches, with both clubs leap-frogging Portsmouth in the table to finish with 74 points apiece, with Oxford United qualifying for the sixth-place play-off place with a superior goal difference over seventh-place Charlton Athletic.  Six days later, the Pompey Supporters Trust signed a conditional agreement with PFK to buy the club. Portsmouth however, did win one half of the 'Double', securing the First Division title and becoming Football League Champions of England at the end of the 194849 season, with Manchester United finishing as runners-up. In their first 18991900 season in the Southern League Division One, Portsmouth's first home colours were salmon pink shirts with maroon collars and cuffs, matched with white shorts and black socks. The London War Cup competition required Portsmouth, the current FA Cup champions, to secede from the Football Association to enter.  Portsmouth F.C. Pompey launch their player Hall of Fame. An alternative version included a circular version of the traditional star and crescent crest in place of the football. , The Tornante Company completed their purchase of Portsmouth on 3 August 2017 after a majority vote from members of the Pompey Supporters Trust to sell. The 193334 season saw Portsmouth again reach the FA Cup final for a second time, having beaten Manchester United, Bolton Wanderers, Leicester City and Birmingham City on the way. The following 190304 Southern Football League saw a fourth-place finish. Portsmouth remained in the First Division for a further 32 years until relegation to the Second Division at the end of the 195859 season. With large amounts of money available for Redknapp to make record signings, the club finished the 200607 season in the top half of the table for the first time, in ninth position, only one point short of European qualification. The match finished 11 after normal time, and 22 after 30 minutes of extra time. After the competition, Portsmouth paid a ten Pounds readmission fee to rejoin the Football Association again. 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The game was won 01 by Swindon Town with an official Fratton Park attendance of only 8,707. In their 50-year "Golden Jubilee" anniversary 194849 season, Bob Jackson's Portsmouth side were tipped to be the first team of the 20th century to win a historic Football League and FA Cup "double".  These colours lasted until the end of the 190809 season.
On 26 May, Portsmouth accepted a bid from Emirati businessman Sulaiman Al Fahim to purchase the club..  Then after a poor run of only two wins from fifteen games, Portsmouth fell into the bottom half of the table, but by Christmas 2021 had risen to eighth place, just outside the promotion play-off places. Since 1977, the teams have only played league games against each other in four seasons (198788, 200304, 200405 and 201112). The next 192829 season in the First Division, Portsmouth continued to falter, losing 100 away at Filbert Street to Leicester City, which is still a club record away defeat. Portsmouth progressed to the 1942 London War Cup final at Wembley Stadium, but were beaten by Brentford and finished as runners-up. However, Liverpool's Ronnie Whelan equalised five minutes later, and the semi-final match ended tied 11 after the allotted 120 minutes.  Portsmouth were awarded a fifth place finish to earn one of the four promotion play-off places for the EFL Championship, and were matched with Oxford United in a two-legged semi-final behind closed doors. By luck or coincidence, Portsmouth F.C. On the opposite northern side of the pitch, a 240 feet long uncovered North Terrace was built. On 27 November 2008, Portsmouth drew 22 with Milan, going 20 up through goals from Youns Kaboul and Nwankwo Kanu, but conceding two goals later in the game. On 6 May 2008, a month after their 110th Anniversary, Portsmouth revealed a new crest with a very three dimensional look, the tradition curved shield with "three points" at the top of the shield were replaced with two straightened angles, with "Portsmouth F.C." Including Southern League games, there have been 64 league games between the clubs, but they have also met five times in the FA Cup, Portsmouth beating their rivals 41 at St Mary's Stadium in their last meeting in 2010, and twice in the League Cup with Southampton winning both times.