From the publisher:
POMPEY CHIMES, POMPEY TIMES gathers together a treasure trove of memories and memorabilia that will strike a chord with every Pompey supporter aged nine to 90. Here’s your chance to relive all the ups and downs in the club’s rollercoaster ride. So grab a ticket for a nostalgia-packed, colourful and emotional journey that captures the very essence of fandom on this unique, football-crazed island…
Author Sean Simpson delves deep into the priceless clutter in his Unofficial Pompey Museum – the ultimate spare-room shrine – and the very best of his popular columns for the Sportsmail. He joins forces with Got, Not Got nostalgia gurus Hammond & Silke to bring you an irresistible portal to Pompey past.
POMPEY CHIMES, POMPEY TIMES doesn’t stop at painting vivid pictures of unforgettable games and all-time favourite players. It recreates the atmosphere of golden-age Fratton Park and legendary awaydays. Glories in stories of one-off Pompey characters. Showcases the very stuff of McCann/Marinello/Merson Mania: we’re talking the coolest kits and long-lost football cards, childhood games, programmes and petrol freebies. And much more…
Foreword by former Pompey chairman Iain McInnes
‘My old man said be a Pompey fan and don’t dilly-dally on the way’! Pompey born and bred, Sean ‘Northstandcritic’ Simpson enjoyed an idyllic Fratton upbringing care of his loving parents Bill and Marie. Taken by his dad to Fratton Park as an eight year old, his Pompey love affair has endured for half a century. In his playing days, he managed to fool a succession of Sunday-league managers into selecting him ‘between their sticks’. This cunning ruse was carried off thanks to a foolproof cocktail of extra-long studs, a Harold Schumacher perm and some snazzy kit purchased from the Sukan Sports emporium in Reading. Twenty years a civil servant and 20 more a postie, Sean has enjoyed being part of two happy and successful teams, as well as Pompey. Play Up!