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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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Will Striker, Winger Or Defender Win Race To Be Pompey's Next Recruit?

  Another day, another signing. Luke Varney is now a Pompey player - and it's almost becoming a race to see who can be next to pull on a royal blue shirt. Suddenly, days of transfer embargos belong to a different era. Following the signings of David Norris, Jason Pearce and Stephen Henderson, Derby striker Varney has joined the Blues. Who's next? Possibly another ....

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Pompey Boss Reveals Priorities As Squad-building Continues

  Steve Cotterill's wish for competition in all areas of the Pompey team will see him continue to build on his impressive flurry of squad-building. After seemingly securing the signings of striker Luke Varney and goalkeeper Stephen Henderson from Derby and Bristol City respectively - evne if these deals have yet to be ratified by the authorities - the Pompey boss ....

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No Fuss, No Faffing - The New Way Of Doing Things At Pompey

  So far, so good. Pompey may not be making it on to too many Sky Sports News yellow breaking news bars with their transfer dealings this summer, but you can't fail to be impressed at the way they are quietly getting their business done. While fans and media may love a manager and a club who brag about their targets before they know if they are going to secure them, ....

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Eight Train With Pompey - But Three New Arrivals May Be Imminent

  The numbers - or rather the lack of them - as Pompey returned to pre-season showed the urgent need for Steve Cotterill to add further new faces to his squad in the next month or so. But that looks like it will happen sooner rather than later with keeper Stephen Henderson and striker Luke Varney set to arrive - and Blackpool defender Ian Evatt emerging as another ....

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Competition For Pompey Target As European Outfit Announce Fratton Visit

  Pompey face competition from Leicester and Premier League new boys Norwich for one of their top summer targets. The Canaries are sniffing around Cardiff winger Peter Whittingham after missing out on Leeds wideman Robert Snodgross. Steve Cotterill is said to want to add Whittingham, Derby striker Luke Varney and Burnley forward Martin Paterson to his squad as they ....

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Pompey Boss Not Ready To Let Anyone Go ... But That May Change

  Steve Cotterill says news of Aaron Mokoena's interest in finding another club is news to him. Admittedly it may still be news to the player himself - with his representative first saying the South African wanted out then suggesting otherwise a few days later. Whatever the truth, Cotterill is not ready to let any of his small number of players go just yet - ....

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Is This Going To Be Cotterill's Most Important Pompey Signing?

  Steve Cotterill couldbe on the verge of his most importanr signing of the summer - the man who will replace Ian Woan on his coaching staff. But the Fratton boss says he does not yet know whether he will appoint an assistant manager or a first-team coach. Woan's departure for the No2's job at Vicarage Road means Cotterill must decide how to shape his backroom ....

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Nugent Snub Won't Worry Pompey If They Land Striker Pair

  Pompey could be close to solving their striker shortage after giving up hope of David Nugent returning to Fratton for another season. Reports suggest they are hopeful of landing both Martin Paterson from Burnley and Luke Varney from Derby. Adding the pair would mean Steve Cotterill had strengthened his defence, midfield and attack since the new owners CSI arrived ....

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More New Faces On Way To Pompey, But Keep Guessing Which Ones...

  Steve Cotterill has given David Lampitt the names of more players he wants to bring to Pompey - and fully expects more new faces to follow in the footsteps of David Norris and Jason Pearce. But although a number of players have been rumoured to be Blues targets, Cotterill reiterated that he would not name names until they were virtually signed and sealed. Pearce ....

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Pompey Boss Closes In On Two Top Targets

  Jason Pearce is set to become Steve Cotterill's second summer signing - and Luke Varney looks a good bet to be number three. It is believed a financial agreement has been reached between Pompey and Bournemouth for the defender, who will join as long as he passes a medical. The Blues are also said to be in pole position to recruit Derby striker Varney following ....

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Is Fratton Park's Arrival Lounge About To Get Busier?

  Things are starting to hot up on the transfer front for Pompey as Jason Pearce reveals he would consider a move to Fratton Park. The Blues' interest in the Bournemouth comes as they are strongly linked with Derby striker Luke Varney. There's little over a week to go until Pompey report back for pre-season training- and as things stand, they have less than a ....

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U-turn Or Not? Pompey Defender's Desire To Stay Is Conditional

  When's a U-turn not a U-turn? Possibly when it doesn't involve a complete denial of an earlier claim or story. Examine the comments of Aaron Mokoena's adviser and you will see that although he is stating that the South African defender doesn't want to leave Pompeym, he is saying there are circumstances under which he would want to go. Add to that the fact that ....

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