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Pompey Win - But There's No Sign Of The First Team

    Pompey declined the opportunity to give some of their first-team squad members an extra run-out before Saturday's big kick-off at the Riverside when an Academy team went to Dorchester for a friendly. Only Ryan Williams and Lewis Stockford of those who have been mentioned in terms of first-team squad contenders had a role in Dorset in a game the Blues won ....

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Why New Pompey Keeper Owes A Debt To Jamo

    Stephen Henderson has revealed the role David James played in his move to Pompey. The man who is out to depose Jamie Ashdown as the Blues' No1 sought James' advice about a switch to Fratton - and discovered the England keeper had contacted Pompey with a personal reference for his Bristol City squad-mate. Henderson spoke about James' influence as Pompey ....

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I Won't Expect Too Much Of Pompey's New Owners

  Steve Cotterill returns from the United States - eventually - insisting he won't take the mickey when asking Pompey's new owners for funds to continue building up his squad. The Blues have signed David Norris, Stephen Henderson, Luke Varney, Greg Halford and Jason Pearce - but the flurry of arrivals has dried up in recent weeks even though the squad is apparently still not big ....

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Midfielder Wants To Hear More Of The Fratton Roar

  David Norris warmed up for Pompey's return to Fratton Park on Saturday by speaking of the important part Blues fans will have to play in the season ahead. The ex-Ipswich captain says he is pleased to be at a club where the fans get behind their team come what may. He liked his first taste of the Fratton roar against Chelsea and expects to hear it plenty more times ....

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Pompey & Saints Rivalry Set To Go Head-to-head In Fareham

  An exhibition surrounding the South Coast derby is to be unveiled at Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham on Saturday. Aptly named 'A game of both halves', the presentation looks into the fierce rivalry between Portsmouth and Southampton, showing just why this particular region is known for one of the most renowned footballing derbies in football. Tom de Wit, ....

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Pompey Star Well On His Way To Full Fitness Again

  Liam Lawrence has allayed fears he will miss the start of the season by insisting he is making good progress in his battle for full fitness. The ex-Stoke man was plagued by a series of injury niggles over the second half of last season and missed the friendlies with Havant and Chelsea after picking up a calf injury following his return to pre-season earlier this ....

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Dubov: We Can't Spend Big To Get Pompey Promoted

  New Pompey club President Roman Dubov has ruled out splashing the cash to get the club promoted - new Football League rules won't allow it. In an interview given to www.sports.ru Dubov, who in partnership with Vladimir Antonov bought Pompey last month, said that the recent annual general meeting of Football League clubs in Cyprus had agreed no club in the ....

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Pompey Look East For New Midfielder?

Reports in Russia suggest Pompey could be after Lithuanian international midfielder Edgaras Cesnauskis. The 27-year-old is currently with FC Rostov and he has played for Dynamo Kiev in the past. Cesnauskis is a left-sided midfielder and apparently has a number of clubs after him. 'I was told that Portsmouth are interested in me. However, due to the fact that it happened too recently, ....

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Pompey Striker Wants More Support - And Is Set To Get It

  Dave Kitson flattered to deceive at times during his first season at Pompey. But the ex-Reading and Stoke man is suggesting he can prosper if Steve Cotterill continues to bring in attackers who can support him. Kitson is hinting he is not a great fan of the 4-5-1 formation that can leave a striker like him exposed. But with Pompey already having added Luke Varney ....

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Will Gunners Starlet Make Move To Fratton?

  Pompey face competition from Burnley and Ipswich for the signature of Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. The 20-year-old is set to leave the Emirates after failing to break into Arsene Wenger's first-team plans and a club at Championship level appears his most likely destination.Pompey are reported to be interested but seem set to be involved in a three-way ....

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New Pompey Keeper Has Two Big Aims In Mind

  Stephen Henderson says promotion back to the Premier League is a realistic aim for Pompey this season. Speaking during the tour of America, the new keeper, one of five new signings brought in so far this summer by Steve Cotterill, says there are exciting times ahead for the club.He also spoke of his own desire to get the No1 spot ahead of Jamie Ashdown - something ....

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Et Voila! Pompey Fans Finally Get To See New Stadium!

  Pompey fans may finally get to see their club's new stadium - the trouble is they'll have to travel 500 miles to south west France to see it. In 2008 then Pompey owner Sacha Gaydamak unveiled an ambitious plan for a 36,000 seater stadium at Horsea Island, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron. The scheme was quickly abandoned as the club got into ....

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Midfielder Seeks Pompey Contract Extension

  Hayden Mullins has stated his desire to finish his career at Portsmouth. The 32-year old midfielder's contract expires at the end of next season, but hopes to extend his stay at Fratton Park way beyond that point. Mullins hopes to get his future sorted before the start of the new campaign: 'I'm going to speak to the gaffer about a new contract and we can ....

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Pompey To Profit From Taylor Fee?

  The transfer of Matthew Taylor from Bolton Wanderers to West Ham United could help Portsmouth's finances. The figure, believed to be around £600,000, would seriously boost Pompey's transfer spending power. It is a similar system exploited by Portsmouth already in this transfer window, when signing Jason Pearce from Bournemouth. It is believed that a ....

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Greg Halford: A Fratton Park Revelation

    A fortnight ago, Halford joined Pompey on a permanent deal for an undisclosed-fee, thought to be in the region of £1m. He joins David Norris, Jason Pearce, Luke Varney and Stephen Henderson who have all come through the Fratton Park revolving door this summer. Having fallen out of favour at Wolves, Halford joined Pompey on an initial one-month loan ....

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Pompey Step Up Striker Hunt

  Steve Cotterill has made it clear that buying a striker is currently his number one priority. With David Nugent and Danny Webber departing earlier in the summer, Pompey’s forward line is in desperate need of bolstering. 'Getting a striker is my priority and I would say it has been that for a while. It was my priority last year as well but trying to get a ....

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Forget Taylor - But Pompey Do Have Other New Boys On The Way

  Steve Cotterill is happy with the way his squad is building - but he has not finished his transfer-market business. The Pompey boss says he knows which other players he wants and attempts are under way to get them on board while the Blues are in America. But ex-Fratton favourite Matt Taylor won't be among Cotterill's new faces after opting to join West Ham. ....

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Pompey To Rival Hammers For Bolton Star Taylor?

  Portsmouth are rumoured to have bid £1.6million for Matthew Taylor from Bolton Wanderers, but West Ham are looking favourites to land the midfielder. The winger left Fratton Park to join Bolton Wanderers in 2008, the same year that the Blues went on to lift the FA Cup. Pompey boss Steve Cotterill has already claimed he still needs up to five players ....

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Stateside Sessions Begin As Pompey Chief Speaks Out

  Pompey are getting acclimatised to the United States at the start of their two-week tour. The emphasis is on training and fitness sessions, and perhaps more than a little squad bonding, with only two matches pencilled in for their stay. When they returnm they will have only just over a week before they kick off a new Championship campaign. Meanwhile, chief ....

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Chelsea Young-guns Could Boost Pompey's Prospects

  Steve Cotterill's desire to sign more players before the start of the season has been handed a boost today. This news comes as Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has hinted that he may be willing to let a number of his reserves stay at Fratton Park on loan, including Patrick Van Aanholt and Ryan Bertrand. Dutch left-back Van Aanholt has spent the last three years ....

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Another Blackpool Player Linked To Pompey

  Another of the stars of Blackpool's Premier League season could be Fratton-bound. Pompey are reported to be one of a number of clubs interested in signing Tangerines striker Gaty Taylor-Fletcher, who regularly linked up with Luke Varney last season. But Blackpool are said to be keen to connivce Taylor-Fletcher to stay. Meanwhile Joel Ward has told how impressed ....

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Defender Happy With Pompey New Boy - But Will Ashdown Be Pleased With Another?

  Joel Ward has high praise for one of his new team-mates. He has played alongside Jason Pearce in defence for the Blues' reserves and at Bournemouth and has now been reunited with him a second time. And Ward says Pompey have landed themselves a player with a big heart in Pearce. Meanwhile another of Pompey's new signings has issued a warning to the player whose ....

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Pompey Become A Box Office Hit Again

  If Pompey's new owners were looking for a sign that fans are behind the new era they have created, they have got it - courtesy of news from the club's ticket office. They have revealed more than 14,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's friendly visit to Fratton of Chelsea - a staggering number for a game in mid-July, most would agree. It bodes well for the ....

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New Boys Delight Cotterill - Will An Old Boy Do The Same?

  Steve Cotterill has declared himself delighted with the way his new signings are bedding into the squad - and that Tal Ben Haim is among the players now available to him. David Norris, Jason Pearce, Luke Varney, Stephen Henderson and Greg Halford were all involved as Pompey went to Havant for a 4-0 win in their first friendly on Monday night, and so was Ben Haim ....

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New Pompey Striker Has Had Enough Of Looking Down

  Luke Varney has experienced relegation on the final day of each of the past two seasons with Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool. But having joined Pompey he thinks an end-of-campaign change of division in the other direction is more likely. Varney revealed there were three or four clubs in line to sign from Derby but he didn't take too much convincing to choose a ....

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