Ground: Fratton Park,
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Tel: 023 - 9273 1204
Websites: Official
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Media: BBC
Getting there
By Car: (approx 84 miles from HW)
Take the M40 east from Wycombe to join the M25 anti-clockwise at junction 1A. Travel to junction 10 (18.5 miles) and take the A3 south (signposted Porsmouth/Guildford). Continue on A3 for 40 miles. Merge with A3(M) and continue for 5.7 miles. Continue on A27 and then exit after 1 mile onto A2030 (signposted Portsmouth East/Central Southsea). Stay on A2030 (Eastern Road) to take you towards Fratton Park. There is limited parling close to the ground. Check for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Nearest station Fratton - approx half a mile from the ground. Check for specific times and connections of trains.
Chairboy Connections
A selection of players who have played for both clubs.

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John Akinde - Striker who spent three months on loan for Wanderers from Bristol City at the end of the 2008/9 season, scoring twice on his debut against Brentford in the 3-3 draw at Griffin Park in March 2009. Went on to score 7 times in 11 apps for Wanderers and returned briefly the following season but scored just once in 6 games during an injury and suspension hit spell. Had a brief loan spell at Brentford in February 2010 before a loan move to Bristol Rovers at the start of the 2010/11 campaign. Went on to have a loan spell with Dagenham & Redbridge before signing for Crawley Town in the summer of 2011 but scored just once in 40 appearances and was released in January 2013. Joined Pompey the following month, making 11 League appearances without finding the net. Eventually found scoring success with Alfreton and then Barnet - netting 31 goals during the 2014/15 season as The Bees won promotion back to the FootbalL League. Originally with Ebbsfleet before a 140,000 moved to Bristol City in September 2008.

Marcus Bean - Former QPR, Blackpool, Brentford and Colchester United midfielder who made six apperances on loan at Portsmouth while on the books of Colchester prior to his move to Wycombe in the January 2015 transfer window. Played with Wanderers Manager Gareth Ainsworth during his spell with QPR.

Steve Claridge - Nomadic striker who played for Wycombe towards the tail end of his career during the 2004/5 season. Born in Portsmouth, his first time at Fratton Park came during the 1998/9 season during a loan spell from Leicester City. He later joined on a permament basis, going on to make more than 100 League appearances and scoring 34 times. Orginally joined Wycombe on loan from Brentford in January 2005 when John Gorman was Manager. The deal was made permanent in February 2005 and he went on to total 15 apps, scoring four times.

Dennis Edwards - Striker who left Wycombe in 1958 to join Charlton Athletic where he went on to score 61 times in the Football League in 171 appearances. Joined Pompey in 1965, spending three years at Fratton Park, scoring 14 times in 71 League appearances. Also made 11 Football League appearances for Brentford in 1967 while on loan from Pompey and scored twice. The former England Amateur International later played for Aldershot.

Derek Gamblin - Defender who made one Football League appearance for Pompey as a youngster during the 1965/66 season. Joined Wanderers in 1971 following time with Sutton United, Leatherhead and Winchester City. Went on to make 72 First Team appearances for Wanderers during a two year spell under Manager Brian Lee. Also a member of the Great Britain side that missed out on qualifying for the 1972 Olympics.

Paul Hardyman - Left back who played more than 100 times for Pompey between 1983 and 1989. Went on to play for Sunderland and Bristol Rovers before a move to Wycombe for the 1995/96 season - making 15 League appearances. Finished his playing career at Barnet and then had a spell as Youth Team Coach at Portsmouth. Played in the 1992 FA Cup Final as substitute for Sunderland when they lost to Liverpool.

Mick Mellows - Midfielder who spent the latter stages of 1971-72 season at Wycombe before moving into professional football with Portsmouth in September 1973. Gained England Amateur International honours as non-Leaguer and totalled 17 First Team appearances for Wycombe, scoring 4 times. Spent five years at Fratton Park - making 181 League appearances and scoring 16 times. Finished his playing career with Waterlooville - retiring from football in 1982.

John Kerr - Canadian born striker and American International who played briefly for Harrow Borough during the 1986/87 before a spell with Pompey the following season where he made 4 Football League appearances. Also spent time on loan at Peterborough United before joining Wycombe in 1988 - scoring 22 goals in 48 apps. Later played in France, Northern Ireland and America before returning to the UK for stints with Millwall and Walsall.

Marlon Pack - Former Youth Team player at Pompey who made 9 loan appearances at Wycombe during the opening stages of the 2009/10 season, including his Football League debut, but was sent back to his home town club when Gary Waddock was appointed Manager. Went on to have loan spells with Dagenham & Redbridge and then Cheltenham Town before making his move permanent to The Robins having made just one League appearance while at Portsmouth. Joined Bristol City in August 2013 for 100,000.

Steve Perrin - 70's hero for Wycombe whose performances saw him move to Crystal Palace during the summer of 1976. Moved onto to Plymouth Argyle during the 1978/79 season and then into Pompey the following season where he scored 3 goals in 28 League appearances. Had a spell with Northampton Town before returning to Wycombe in November 1982 where he was a key member of the 1982/83 Isthmian League Championship winning side under Mike Keen.

Ron Rafferty - Former Wanderers striker who was originally spotted by Portsmouth while playing Isthmian league football for Wycombe. Moved to Fratton Park in July 1954 but transferred to Grimsby Town two years later after scoring five goals in 23 appearances for Pompey. In six years with The Mariners, Rafferty scored 145 League goals in 263 appearances, including 34 goals during their 1961/62 promotion season. Rafferty made his Wycombe debut in in January 1954 at the age of 19 and scored 10 goals in 14 appearances before Portsmouth gave him a chance in the professional game. After leaving Grimsby in the summer of 1963, Rafferty went on to finish his career at Hull City and Aldershot. His final League record read as 383 appearances and 166 goals.

Kenny Swain - A midfielder for the Wanderers during the 1972/73 season under Brian Lee before signing for Chelsea in the summer of 1973 - going on to make 119 League appearances while at Stamford Bridge before equally lengthy spells with Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest before signing for Pompey in 1985. He totalled 113 League appearances while at Fratton Park before ending his playing career at Crewe Alexandra. Later moved into management with Wigan Athletic, Grimsby Town and the England U16 and U17 sides.

Andy Thomson - Central defender began his pro career with Swindon Town before a three year spell with Portsmouth - making just 100 apps before signing for signing for Bristol Rovers in January 1999. Joined Wycombe on free from Rovers towards the end of the 2001/2002 under Lawrie Sanchez but was released during the Tony Adams era two years later.

Andy Turner - Played for Wycombe at the start of the 1994/95 season on loan from Tottenham Hotspur where he was an apprentice. Joined Pompey from Spurs for 250,000 in September 1996 and made 40 League appearances in a two year spell. His long list of clubs following his departure from Fratton Park include Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Crystal Palace and Rotherham, the latter club also seeing a short loan spell at Boston United, Yeovil Town, Tamworth, Northampton Town and Northwich Victoria.

Guy Whittingham - Striker who began his football with Yeovil Town while still in the Army. Went on to join Portsmouth where he had two spells, making more 200 appearances. Other clubs include Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday. Spent a short spell on loan at Oxford United while at Pompey during the early part of the 2000/2001 season. Joined Wycombe on transfer deadline day the same season during Wanderers famous FA Cup run. Scored a crucial goal at Bristol City in April 2001 to ease any relegation fears.
Finished his playing career at Newport Isle of Wight, where he was also Manager. Spent time as manager at AFC Newbury and Eastliegh before rejoining Pompey as Development Coach in January 2009. Became joint caretaker manager at Pompey, along wth Stuart Gray, in October 2011 and took the caretake role again in November 2012 when Michael Appleton left for Blackpool. Appointed full-time boss at Fratton Park in April 2013 following the Club's exit from administration.

Mike Williamson - Defender who developed his career at Wycombe following a season long loan from Southampton under Tony Adams during the 2004/5 season. Signed a permanent deal with Wanderers the following season and after impressing several scouts signed for Watford in January 2009 for a fee of around 150,00 but with a 25% sell-on clause. Signed for Pompey in September 2009 for a 2m fee resulting in a 400,000 sell-on cheque being passed to Wanderers. Amazingly never made a First Team appearance for Portsmouth prior to signing for Newcastle United in January 2010.

Other players include: Ryan Allsop, Paris Cowan-Hall, Bryn Morris and David Wheeler.

Also: Former Wanderers Manager John Gregory had an ill fated spell as Pompey Manager from January 1989 to January 1990. He later became a coach at Aston Villa and was appointed Wycombe boss in October 1996. Gregory resigned from Wycombe in February 1998 to take on the Manager role at Aston Villa.

Another former Wycombe Manager, Tony Adams, also had a spell as boss at Fratton Park between October 2008 and February 2009. The former Arsenal legend joined Wanderers as Manager in November 2003 but infamously quit just over a year later.

A third former Wycombe Manager also took the reigns at Pompey on a temporary basis - Gary Waddock was caretaker boss at Fratton Park for the final four games of the 2014/15 season after acting as Assistant Manager to Andy Awford since December 2014. Waddock Manager Wanderers between October 2009 and September 2012 - winning promotion to League One in 2011 but being relegated back the following campaign.
Chairboys all-time record against The Pompey
Sat, Oct 17, 1903 SL2 H L 1-4 1,500
Sat, Mar 12, 1904 SL2 A L 0-6 1,000
Sat, Oct 15, 1904 SL2 A L 1-11 2,000
Sat, Dec 17, 1904 SL2 H L 0-3 700
Sat, Jan 27, 1906 SL2 A L 0-4 2,000
Sat, Mar 24, 1906 SL2 H L 1-5 -
Sat, Dec 15, 1906 SL2 A L 0-7 2,000
Sat, Apr 6, 1907 SL2 H D 2-2 800
Sat, Dec 21, 1907 SL2 A L 0-3 2,000
Sat, Apr 4, 1908 SL2 H L 0-2 -
Tue, Oct 1, 1952 Fr H W 3-2 1,000
Sat, Aug 7, 1993 Fr H L 0-3 2,712
Tue, July 20, 2004 Fr H L 0-2 2,270
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 FLT2 A W 3-1 7,292
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 FL3 A D 2-2 14,942
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 FL3 H L 0-1 3,773
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 FL3 A D 1-1 16,171
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 FL3 H D 0-0 5,829
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 FL3 H D 2-2 5,816
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 FL3 A L 1-2 16,187
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 FL3 A L 2-4 16,262
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 FAC1 A W 2-1 8,130
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 FL3 H W 1-0 6,028
Sat, Sep 22, 2018 FL2 A D 2-2 18,648
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 FL2 H L 2-3 6,978
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 FL2 H W 1-0 7,688
Thu, Dec 26, 2019 FL2 A L 0-2 18,419
Sat, Nov 13, 2021 FL2 H L 0-1 6,471
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 FL2 A D 0-0 15,092
Sun, Dec 4, 2022 FL2 H W 2-0 6,306
Sun, May 8, 2023 FL2 A D 2-2 18,286
Tue, Oct 4, 2023 FL2 A L 1-2 17,450
SL2 = Southern League Division Two (v Portsmouth Reserves)
FL2 = Football League 'League One'
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
FAC = FA Challenge Cup
FLT = Football League Trophy
Fr = Friendly
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