A footballer’s career may be brief, yet those who excel will forever be revered. Played Up Pompey Three contains fresh interviews with 23 players whose immense contributions have left an indelible mark on a truly special football club. The successor to Played Up Pompey (2015) and Played Up Pompey Too (2017) explores the Blues careers of those whose outstanding performances between 1954 and 2017 established them as household names and folk heroes among the Fratton faithful. They include Niko Kranjcar, Mick Tait, Michael Doyle, Darren Anderton, John Durnin, Chris Kamara, Gary O’Neil, Kenny Swain, Benjani Mwaruwari, Shaka Hislop, Lee Bradbury, Richard Hughes, Dave Munks, Gary Roberts, Dave Dodson, Warren Neill, Kevin O’Callaghan, Tommy McGhee, Martin Kuhl, George Ley, Johnny Ertl, Ben Davies and Sammy Igoe. In total, the book carries interviews with five different recipients of The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season, two Pompey Hall of Fame inductees, two FA Cup winners and 10 promotion heroes.