After the Twenties, Pompey began to develop into a force of English football. This was confirmed by the FA Cup win in 1939.

1930-1931: Fratton Park returfed. Pompey finish the season 4th in Division One.
1933-1934: Once again, Pompey reach Wembley for an FA Cup Final. Once again, they are defeated - this time, Manchester City leave London with the trophy, after a 2-1 win.