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Appleton Pinpoints Key Player For Pompey's League One Campaign

  Kelvin Etuhu is likely to join Pompey's homegrown youngsters in staying in Michael Appleton's plans for next season. The Pompey boss has earmarked the former Manchester City youngster as one of probably very few existing squad players he would like to retain for the 2012-13 League One campaign. As the likes of Greg Halford, Joel Ward, David Norris and Luke Varney are ....

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Selling Players Is Not So Easy For Pompey

  Pompey may find it harder to offload their high earners than they first thought. Although skipper Jason Pearce has left for Leeds, firm offers for the numerous other players Pompey need to move have not been forthcoming. Boss Michael Appleton is aware of the need to refresh the squad and says he expects clubs to start putting in offers soon rather than risk missing ....

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Listen And Learn - The L Word Still On Pompey Horizon

  The L word remains in Trevor Birch's thoughts as he predicts salvation will not come for Pompey until at least the 11th hour. The administrator plans to ask some of Pompey's higher earners to end their contracts early as he continues his desperate efforts to cut costs to keep the club going as long as possible. Meanwhile the Pompey Supporters' Truist is stepping up its efforts to increase the amount of money pledged by fans for a buyout. Birch said: 'I think it is ....

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Could Ward Yet Be Saved From The Pompey Exodus?

  As Pompey continue the seemingly never-ending task of driving down costs by shipping out their higher earners, the prospect of at least one of last season's regulars and fan favourites - Joel Ward - staying at Fratton has been raised by one of his team-mates. Greg Halford mentioned Ward's name when talking about the type of younger player the Blues could keep and ....

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To Lose One Pompey Captain Is Unfortunate, What About A Second?

Latest from truebluearmy.com I   Pompey have lost one captain to Leeds - now they could lose another to Cardiff. Following Jason Pearce's switch to Neil Warnock's team, the odds look short on Liam Lawrence turning his loan move to Cardiff into a permanent stay. Although there has been no word from either club yet, comments from Trevor Birch that ....

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One Star Not Expecting Pompey Return - Another Two Told Wage Cut Awaits

  Erik Huseklepp has spoken of his sadness at seeing Pompey relegated - and has admitted he does not expect to return to Fratton Park once his Birmingham loan spell is up. The Norwegian, who made a big impression in his short time at Fratton before becoming the first player shipped out to cut the wage bill, may move to St Andrews full-time if City can overcome ....

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Speculation Mounts That Ward, Norris And Varney Will Leave Fratton Soon

Portsmouth Fansonline   Pompey fans are braced for another week of 'who goes next' and 'who goes where' stories as clubs continue to hover in the hope of snapping up bargains. Following skipper Jason Pearce's switch to Leeds, two more Blues have been linked with a move to Elland Road - while a growing number of rivals are said to be interested ....

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Pearce Goes - But Appleton's Confident Others Will Come

      Michael Appleton believes the prospect of Pompey being a big League One fish can help him attract new players as he sets about rebuilding his squad. The Fratton boss is starting to plot the overhaul of his squad - and expects up to 18 players to leave and a similar number to join. And he doesn't think the club's recent financial problems will ....

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Halford's High Praise For Pompey Fans As He And Team-mate Prepare To Move

      Pompey's fans have come in for more high praise as they prepare to bid farewell to two of their top players of the season just finished. The glowing words for the supporters come from Greg Halford, who expects to be moved on in the next round of cost-cutting, after Jason Pearce, who is expected to join Leeds for a fee of around ....

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It Might Not Be Just Players Leaving Pompey

      Pompey could suffer a loss bigger than any of their players departing if West Brom decide they want Michael Appleton as their new manager. With Roy Hodgson set to pip Harry Redknapp to the England job, the fear at Fratton is that the Baggies will try to bring back his former assistant, Appleton, for the vacancy. It would be a bitter blow to ....

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I Want To Build A New Team For Pompey Fans To Be Proud Of

      Michael Appleton reflected on the incredible support Pompey's fans have shown during the final weeks of the doomed Championship campaign and spoke of his desire to build a new team for them to be proud to watch. The Pompey boss salute f the 'fanatical' support and said he wanted to bring in a host of new faces in the summer to replace higher ....

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Pompey Aim To Leave Division With Some Forest Fire

      One last show of pride is what Michael Appleton has called for as Pompey close their doomed Championship campaign at Nottingham Forest. He'll certainly get it from a 2,000-strong travelling army of fans, and the chances are he'll get it from his battle-weary players too. Relegated last week, Pompey have nothing but pride to play for - but they ....

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Pompey Creditors' Meeting: Salvation, Liquidation - Or Something In Between?

      The surroundings were familiar, the circumstances were familiar - and much of what was said was familiar. Two years almost to the day since the initial creditors' meeting for Pompey's 2010 period of administration, many of the same people were back for more. And they weren't the only figures that were familiar - the ones in the paperwork ....

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Axe Falls Again At Fratton - And Birch Hasn't Finished Yet

      Will the last one to leave Fratton Park please turn the lights out? What's that you say? Oh the electricity board are about to cut the power anyway. That's not quite the terms being talked about at Pompey, but it must seem to most that day is not too far away after the administrators announced further redundancies and the prospect of new cuts ....

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Who Will Follow Norris And Ward In The Pompey Rescue Bid?

      David Norris and Joel Ward are the latest Pompey players to put their money into the PST's bid to buy Pompey - now local businesses are being urged to follow suit. The Fratton pair's investment into the pre-share scheme being pushed by the trust was revealed by Norris's wife Claire on Twitter - on the day the PST said it wanted to attract more ....

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Answers Expected Soon To Appleton's 'who Stays And Who Goes' Conundrum

      Michael Appleton expects a number of Pompey's remaining star players to leave Fratton within weeks as the battle to keep the club alive steps up a gear. The Pompey boss is being his usual realistic self as he looks ahead to a future without the likes of Jason Pearce and Joel Ward. But one player keen to stay put is midfielder David Norris, ....

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Pompey Have Lost A Battle - Now For The Rest Of The War

      Often, when bad things happen to your team, it feels worse a day or two later. But Pompey's relegation from the Championship doesn't - not to me, at any rate. Where as, for example, the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea two years ago felt more personal the more time you had to reflect on it and pull the game apart, I'm quite calm about us being ....

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Pompey Told: Don't Expect Favours From Derby Or Barnsley

      Michael Appleton has warned his Pompey players they can't expect Derby to arrive at Fratton Park with an end-of-season air about them on Saturday. The Blues have to beat the Rams and hope Bristol City slip up at home to Barnsley if they're to take their survival hopes to the final day of the season, but Appleton says no-one should be fooled by ....

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Players Urged To Take Pompey's Battle To The Death

      Michael Appleton says he'd love Pompey's Championship relegation battle to go to the final day of the season - but insists it is a piece of cake compared to the other troubles the Blues have become embroiled in this season. The Pompey boss says all the pressure is on Bristol City as the sides go into this weekend's games knowing two more ....

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Will Eagles Prey On Pompey's Fears, Or Can Greatest Escape Live On?

      Stop us if you've hear this before ... Pompey need to win their next game and hope Bristol City don't win theirs; otherwise, it's goodbye the Championship. Oh and it would be helpful if Coventry could lose as well. Yes, Pompey welcome Crystal Palace to Fratton on Tuesday in exactly the same position as they were in heading to Doncaster last ....

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Fans Impress Futacs As Futacs Impresses Fans And Kitson

      Matchwinner Marko Futcas paid tribute to Pompey's fans as he urged his team-mates to keep on winning to prolong their Championship life. The Hungarian, who scored the injury-time winner in the dramatic 4-3 victory at Doncaster, said the Blues had to put other teams out of their minds and concentrate on winning their last three games - starting ....

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No Basking In Derby Delight For Pompey As The Battle Goes On

    Derby hero David Norris says Pompey must take the belief achieved by their last-gasp draw at St Mary's into their remaining five games if they're to have a chance of staying up. Pompey look likely to need something like four wins from those five games if they're to scramble out of the bottom three by the time the final whistle blows on another ....

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Pompey Are Going To St Marys To Win

      Michael Appleton reckons his young guns are ready for their biggest test of the season against leaders Southampton at St Mary's. And he insists Pompey will be looking to win the Hampshire derby as the club's Championship survival hopes depend on getting three points. When the teams met in December at Fratton Park, they fought out a 1-1 draw, ....

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Derby Day Can Set Up Pompey Safety Surge: Appleton

      Michael Appleton thinks playing Saints off the back of the 5-1 home defeat against Burnley last Saturday is the perfect fixture to set up a grandstand finish to the season. The Pompey boss is refusing to throw in the towel, despite the fact Pompey are five points from safety with just six games remaining. In that run-in Pompey have still to ....

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Appleton Accentuates The Positive As The Trust Seeks 8m

      Pompey boss Michael Appleton is planning for the 'perfect job' in the summer, but is realistic about the club's immediate prospects. The boss is refusing to get carried away about potential news owners and the scale of the task ahead has been underlined as the Pompey Supporters' Trust has revelaed it needs to raise about £8m to save the ....

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