You either loved him or hated him, but I think even the most staunch critic appreciated Kish at one time or another. I was never his biggest cheerleader but I remember when I was at Fratton Park in January
and we were hanging on for our first away victory since god was a small child and being extremely glad that Kish's number came up and he took Rommedahl's place with just 8 minutes left to steady the ship.
His passing and his wild shooting used to have me cringing but during one of our most successful spells as a club in recent history the Bulgarian played the spoiling role very well allowing other more gifted players to shine.
I would think that Kish would be the kind of player that Martin Allen appreciates and that is something he's always deserved. He leaves
with my best wishes because despite his sometimes dramatic inabilities he always did his best when wearing the red shirt and the same cannot be said of others.