Yet more names have been added to the list of players for next years Rangers v Pompey Legends charity match at AFC Portchester.

Hermann Hreidarsson

On 25 May 2007, Hermann exercised a clause in his contract with Charlton which allowed him to leave on a free transfer if they were relegated and signed a two-year deal with fellow Premier League club Portsmouth. On 29 September, Hreiðarsson scored his first goal for Portsmouth in a 7–4 Premier League win at home against Reading. He followed that up with another goal the following weekend against Fulham. On 20 April 2008, Hermann was sent off for a professional foul on Darius Vassell at the City of Manchester Stadium against Manchester City, but his season ended well by lifting the FA Cup after a 1–0 victory over Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium.

Hermann scored two goals in two games for the second season running in 2009, when he netted with headers against both Liverpool and Manchester City. In December 2009, he scored the first goal in a 2–0 victory against Burnley. On 27 March 2010, Hermann snapped his achilles tendon in an away match against Tottenham Hotspur and was ruled out for the rest of the season. After the match, Spurs and former Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp commented, "The game was soured by Hermann's injury. The lads said they heard it pop." Due to this injury, Hermann was unable to play in the 2010 FA Cup Final.

After Portsmouth were relegated from the Premier League, it became unknown whether Hermann would stay at the club. However, on 8 October, he signed a new one-year contract. For most of the 2010-11 season, Hermann remained on the bench, as manager Steve Cotterill preferred loan signing Carl Dickinson, but in the latter part of the season, he became first-choice ahead of Dickinson and made his 500th league appearance against Barnsley on 19 February 2011. He signed a new one-year contract with Portsmouth on 8 July.

Hermann made 102 appearances for Pompey, scoring 7 goals.

Guy Butters

Butters made his Tottenham debut in November 1988 in a League Cup tie versus Blackburn Rovers in which he scored an unfortunate own goal, he made his League debut as a goalscoring substitute that weekend in a 3-2 win against Wimbledon, he then started 34 of the next 35 games before making what would be his final appearance away to Charlton Athletic in October 1989. He spent the remainder of the season on loan at 4th Division Southend United and he was eventually sold to Portsmouth for a fee of £375,000.

He spent six seasons at Fratton Park and a further six years playing for Gillingham. He signed for Brighton on 29 August 2002 on a free transfer.

Butters played his 600th professional game during 2006 having been runner-up in the club's official player of the season awards for the two previous years.

Butters initially joined Winchester on loan as a player from Havant & Waterlooville in the Conference South following his release from Brighton & Hove Albion.

On 6 May 2008, it was confirmed that Butters, along with experienced trio Kerry Mayo, Gary Hart and Paul Reid were to be released from the club.

Butters agreed to join Conference South team Havant & Waterlooville on 30 May 2008, signing a one-year contract. He signed for Lewes on loan in January 2009.

Guy made 154 appearances for Pompey, scoring 6 goals.

Alan Knight

Knight joined Portsmouth F.C. as an apprentice at the age of 14 and signed a professional contract with the club in 1977. He went on to make his debut for the club a year later, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 Football League Third Division win against Rotherham United with Portsmouth's relegation to the fourth tier of English football already confirmed. Knight served as reserve goalkeeper to Peter Mellor for the next three seasons, making eight appearances during Pompey's 1979–80 promotion season, before establishing himself as the team's first choice goalkeeper during the 1981–82 season where he was named the fans' player of the season for the first time. Knight was a member of the team that won the Third Division championship in 1982–83 and was given a debut for the England U21 team in a 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Greece at Portsmouth's ground Fratton Park. He made one further appearance for the England U21s against Hungary, before first choice goalkeeper Gary Bailey returned from injury. England went on to win the final tournament, with Knight's Portsmouth team mate Mark Hateley named player of the tournament.

Following two near misses, Portsmouth achieved promotion to the First Division in 1986–87, meaning Knight would represent the club in all four divisions of The Football League. Portsmouth were relegated from the top flight after only one season, with Knight keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 win over south coast rivals Southampton at The Dell one of the few highlights.

During the 1991–92 season, Knight was a part of the Portsmouth team that reached the FA Cup semi–final, losing to eventual winners Liverpool in a penalty shootout, with both teams unable to be separated after 240 minutes of football. The next year, Portsmouth missed out on promotion to the Premier League on goals scored (80 goals to West Ham United's 81)

Knight's testimonial match took place in 1995 with a South Coast Derby against Southampton played in front of 18,000 fans at Fratton Park. The Saints won the match 5–1, with Knight scoring the only goal for the home side from the penalty spot.

After resisting competition from Estonian international goalkeeper Mart Poom and being named Portsmouth's player of the season for two consecutive seasons during the mid-1990s,[7] Knight eventually found himself being phased out of the first team by first Terry Fenwick, and later Alan Ball, with the young goalkeeper Aaron Flahavan becoming first choice. However, Flahavan's inconsistent form and health issues saw Knight continue to appear for Portsmouth into his late 30s. He started for Portsmouth against eventual winners Chelsea in the 4–1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Fratton Park in March 1997, and appeared 25 times during the 1998–99 season keeping five clean sheets, most notably in a 1–0 FA Cup win away at Premier League club Nottingham Forest.

Knight made his final appearance at Fratton Park as a late substitute for Flahavan in a Football League Cup tie against Torquay United on 24 August 1999. His 800th appearance came as a substitute in at Blackburn Rovers and saw fans in all corners of Ewood Park rising to applaud his appearance on the pitch. On 3 January 2000, at the age of 38, Knight played his last match for Portsmouth at Norwich City's Carrow Road, becoming the only player to appear for the club in four different decades.

In 2001, he was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List. He also has an honorary Master of Science degree, which he was awarded by the University of Portsmouth in 1996.

Alan made 801 appearances for Pompey.

The match will take place on Easter Monday, April 17th 2017 at The Blanchard Wells Stadium, home of AFC Portchester.

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Wicor Recreation Ground
Cranleigh Road
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