Articles by Ben Jaycock

AOF Premier League all-time XI

With the 2020/21 Premier League season due to get underway this weekend, we asked our team of writers to vote for their all-time Premier League XI.  To make things simple we opted for a traditional…




The EFL Cup should be scrapped

Spain have just the Copa del Rey, Italy have just the Coppa Italia and Germany have just the DFB-Pokal, so why is it that English football place the burden of two domestic cup competitions upon…


Time to go Kenny

Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth side threw away a 3-1 lead at home to end up drawing 3-3 with nine-man Coventry, the Fratton faithful responded at full time with a chorus of boos directed at the Pompey…




20 Greatest Portsmouth players: 14 to 12

14. Lassana Diarra   Many fans claim that Diarra is the most talented player they ever saw put on a Pompey jersey. His resilience in midfield and crisp passing meant he had the ability to…


20 Greatest Portsmouth players: 17-15

Numerous great players have put on the famous royal blue Pompey shirt, which is what makes this list deciding who the greatest 20 are extremely difficult and controversial.  17. Noel Blake Blake had a successful…