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Appleton's Only Move Is To Move Pompey In Right Direction

  Michael Appleton believes Pompey are edging towards safety - and has revealed he has turned down other jobs to stay and get the job done that he took on when he became manager. Appleton told The News: ‘Something has got to give soon but getting the CVA last week was a step in the right direction. I survived six months of last season and it was tough. I let other ....


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Different Base Could Bring Pompey Closer To Fans

  Pompey are all set to train in their home city again after several years at HQs away from Portsea Island. The club are likely to leave their Eastleigh training ground, where they have been for almost a decade, and are on the look out for a new location in Portsmouth. Administrator Trevor Birch has admitted Pompey are looking at options as the Eastleigh ....


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Pompey's Latest Saviour? Step Forward, Tal Ben Haim...

  Tal Ben Haim has raised more than a few Pompey fans' eyebrows by claiming he wants to help save the club. It's generally accepted that the refusal of Ben Haim and one or two other high earners still at the club to cut their losses and move to other clubs is the main obstacle in the way of a deal being completed to pass Pompey into a new era of ownership - either with ....


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Friendlies Loom Large But Pompey Boss Is In Dark Over Squad

  Michael Appleton fears he may have to tackle pre-season with a dozen youngsters – and no senior players – if the club’s ability to sign new players is not sorted quickly. The Pompey boss remains in the dark over when he will be able to recruit new players, despite creditors approving the CVA put forward by Portpin on Monday. The race against time ....


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Why Threat Of Points Penalty Still Hangs Over Pompey

  Pompey are being warned they could still face a points deduction in League One – despite a creditor’ voluntary agreement to take them out of administration being agreed. It had been thought approval of the CVA would virtually guarantee the Blues could begin life in League One without the threat of a 10 or 15-point penalty – something other clubs ....


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Pompey Edge Closer To A New Start, But There's Work To Do

  Pompey are a small step closer to a new start. But they’re still some way from being completely out of the woods. The creditors’ meeting held at Fratton Park on Monday held no great surprises but did at least edge the Blues nearer to another exit from administration – and kept the Pompey Supporters’ Trust and their hopes of taking over firmly ....


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High Earners Still A Major Issue As Another Pompey D-day Arrives

  As Pompey prepare to find out a little more about at least their short-term future at Monday’s creditors’ meeting, Michael Appleton has admitted they may yet have to ‘welcome’ back two of their highest earners at pre-season training. The ongoing battle to reduce the wage bill to get Pompey ready for life in League One under some kind of new ....


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Pompey Fans Win Race Against Time To Mount Bid To Rival Chainrai

  The Pompey Supporters' Trust have submitted a bid to purchase the club - and are confident it will be well-received alongside the rival takeover attempt by Balram Chainrai at Monday's creditors' meeting. Rosemary Penn-Newman, partner in BTG Corporate Finance part of the Begbies Traynor Group issued a PST statement which said: 'We have today (Friday) submitted a bid on ....


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Chainrai Backing Expected As Appleton Urges Pompey Solution

  Trevor Birch expects creditors to approve Balram Chainrai's latest plan to take Pompey out of administration - with hopes of a takeover by the Pompey Supporters' Trust appearing to fade. It comes as Pompey's manager warns his job will be more and more difficult the longer the uncertainty goes on. It now looks unlikely the PST will get their bid in before Monday's ....


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Pompey Fan Power Sparks 'fanpower' Rethink

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Pompey have had a rethink on how to spend the £30,000 they have won in a fans' competition - and will now allow the very people whose persistence won the prize to decide how it should be spent. The club had decided to use the money to secure a reduction in season ticket prices. But after lobbying from fans ....


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Mokoena Set For South Africa Move

Aaron Mokoena is expected to sign for the South African Premier Soccer League side BidVest Wits. The veteran former captain of the South Africa team will be leaving Fratton park after three seasons. The 31-year-old is also the most capped South African footballer, with 107 caps. Mokoena has been sought by clubs in China and Qatar but has chosen Wits. "Teboho [Mokoena] will be playing ....


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Pompey Star's Fratton Spell May Not Be Over Yet

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Erik Huseklepp says he has enjoyed playing for Pompey - and may well continue to wear the royal blue in the new season. That may not be good news for Trevor Birch, who is desperately trying to reduce the club's wage bill to make a takeover viable, but the Norwegian says he still has two years of his contract left ....


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High Earners Could Hamper Pompey's Dreams Of A New Start

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Trevor Birch has spoken of the need to keep on reducing Pompey's wage bill in order for the bids to buy the club to have a chance of being completed. The administrator believes both Portpin's attempts to take over and that of the Pompey Supporters' Trust will stall unless more of the club's higher earners can be ....


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Pompey Among The Seeds For League Cup Draw

  Pompey will be one of the seeded clubs in the draw for the first round of the League Cup - now called the Capital Cup - when it is made on Thursday morning. Despite relegation to League One, Pompey are still among the highest ranked clubs in the competion, so appear among the 19 seeded clubs in the southern half of the draw. This will be revealed on the Football ....


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Another Day, Another Fratton Departure Set To Be Approved

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Another Pompey player could be Yorkshire-bound and Championship-bound. Milan Mandaric's newly-promoted Sheffield Wednesday are reported to be bidding to take David Norris to Hillsborough. He's be following, almost, the footsteps of Jason Pearce, who has joined Neil Warnock's Leeds. News that Norris is likely to leave is no surprise to Blues fans - he was not Pompey's highest earner by any means last season but ....


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Pst Should Convince Pompey Fans Over Their Bid - Can They Convince Creditors?

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Pompey's Supporters' Trust has begun talks with the club's administrators - and has told supporters: It's clear why our bid is a better deal. The trust hopes its bid to buy the club can rival the one put forward by Portpin when creditors meet at Fratton Park next Monday to discuss possible exits from ....


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Bid To Beat Balram To The Helm Reaches Critical Stage

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   The Pompey Supporters' Trust are close to finalising the bid they hope will prevent Balram Chainrai taking back over at Fratton Park. The trust are due to meet administrator Trevor Birch in the next few days to present their community-based bid to take over the club - that after Chainrai's Portpin outfit unveiled a ....


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Opinions Are Mixed Over Future Of Pompey's Higher Earners

  Kanu's spokesman has dismissed talk that negotiations between the player and Pompey as the club look to move him off the wage bill are proving difficult. It had been reported that Pompey would have to pay up his contract - which has another year to run - in full in order for him to leave, but comments from his representative throw that version of events into ....


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Striker Ponders Pompey Future - As Creditors Prepare To Hear About Theirs

  Marko Futacs is deciding whether he wants to play for Pompey in League One - or follow some of last season's team-mates' leads and stay in the Championship with another club. His pondering comes as the Blues' administrators prepare to send details of Portpin's bid for the club to creditors so they can decide whether accept a CVA to take the club back into Balram ....


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Hreidarsson Would Welcome Pompey Return

  Former Pompey defender Herman Hreidarsson is building up his fitness over the summer and would relish a move back to the club. The 37-year-old is currently in Iceland, where he is working on ensuring he is in tip-top condition for pre-season. He left Pompey in December to join Coventry on a six-month deal, but that was wrecked by a shoulder injury sustained shortly ....


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Pompey's 'best Owner' Revealed By Fan Poll

  Sacha Gaydamak has been voted Pompey's 'best owner' in the past five years in an exclusive truebluearmy.com poll. With almost 40% of the votes, he was the clear winner by the 'first past the post' voting method, scoring nearly twice as well as the second-placed Vladimir Antonov/CSI option. The results may come as a surprise to many, given that Pompey's current ....


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Pompey Given New Warning Over League One Campaign

  There probably aren't too many people around who think Pompey are going to march to the League One title next season, but anyone who does is being urged to have a reality check by an ex-Fratton figure who knows the lower leagues inside out. Steve Claridge says gaining promotion back to the Championship will be tough for the Blues, who certainly shouldn't expect to be ....


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Halford: Club Could Benefit From Contract Situation

  Pompey defender Greg Halford says that the club could benefit from a clause in players' contracts which gives them a 14-day opportunity to tear up their deals. As yet, no player has exercised their right to do so. The club is in breach of contract having deferred wages from February when the club went into administration. Halford told The News: 'There are things ....


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Pompey's Wage Bill Set To Remain High In The Short Term...

  Pompey boss Michael Appleton is not expecting the club's wage-bill to be slashed any time soon. With an on-going commitment of £9.5m annually, even after the release of Jamie Ashdown, Ricardo Rocha and Benjani and the sales of Stephen Henderson (West Ham), Jason Pearce (Leeds) and Joel Ward (Crystal Palace), Pompey need to offload some high wage-earners to make ....


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Season-ticket Prices - Have Pompey Found The Right Balance?

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Initial reaction from fans suggests Pompey have struck the right balance between tempting fans and securing income in setting season ticket prices for next season. Juniors will benefit from a flat-rate season ticket price of £75 - down from £200 last season. Current adult season ticket holders who take advantage of the early-bird offer – which runs from June 6 to July 6 – will pay ....


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