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Could It Be 'hello English Rose' For Pompey?

Danny Rose has emerged as a strong candidate to become one of Steve Cotterill's first major summer signings. Reports say the winger - who was a target for the Blues last summer - is set to leave Spurs and join Pompey on loan. Spurs do not see Rose breaking into their first team next season but don't want to sell him. It would be something of a coup for Pompey if they could recruit Rose, who ....

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Give Cotterill Some Money - And A New Long-term Fratton Deal

CSI have been urged to give Steve Cotterill the money to go out and boost his squad – and give him a new long-term contract. strong backing for the job the manager has done with the squad on ‘peanuts’ has come from Liam Lawrence, who rates Cotterill up there with any manager he has worked with. Now the former Stoke man says Cotterill must be allowed to spend some money, and ....

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The Player Keen To Come To Pompey - And The Player Keen To Go Elsewhere

    Brian Howard says he would be interested in a move to Pompey. The Reading midfielder has hinted he is looking at his options after failing to get as many games at the Madejski last season as he would have liked. The Blues are set to strengthen their midfield by tying up the signing of David Norris from Ipswich, and the addition of Howard would be another ....

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Defender Says Pompey Can Return To The Big Time

    Ricardo Rocha believes Pompey are on the way back to the Premier League. In the week the takeover by Convers Sports Initatives has gone through, the Portuguese defender says Steve Cotterill is the right man to take the Blues forward - and says he is keen to play his part too. Rocha was many fans' player of the season - but for a couple of spells out ....

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Cotterill 'is Safe' - And The Small Matter Of Pompey's Squad-building Begins

Steve Cotterill seems highly likely to be given the go-ahead to start rebuilding his squad by the club’s new owners – as chief executive David Lampitt speaks of the importance of pressing ahead with transfer market business. There’s nothing official on it from CSI, but reports suggest Cotterill’s initial contact with his new employers has led to assurances they are not ....

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Will History Show This To Be One Of Pompey's Better Days?

    As the first day of June, another acton-packed 24 hours in the action-packed recent history of PFC, comes to an end, it is tempting to be optimistic about the future. But it's surely a temptation most fans will - for now at least - resist. And that's not meant suggest negativity towards the club's new owners, Convers Sports Initiatives. Fans aren't being ....

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Pompey Takeover Complete: Official

    Portsmouth Football Club has new owners this morning. As widely expected the takeover of the club by Convers Sports Initiatives was announced officially at 9am on Wednesday. The news follows several motnhs of negotiations with CSI owners Vladimir Antonov, Roman Dubov and Chris Akers. The trio all passed The Football League’s fit and proper persons test back in April. Pompey chief executive David Lampitt told the official site: 'I am pleased to ....

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Poll: Pompey Fans Resounding Takeover Verdict

    Pompey fans have demonstrated their frustration with the ongoing takeover saga at the club. In a truebluearmy.com poll, in response to the question 'When will the takeover of PFC happen?' 56% opted for the 'Sometime never' option. Sports group Convers Sports Initiatives have been negotiating a deal to takeover the club from current owners Balram Chainrai ....

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Cotterill's Wish-list Will Delight Pompey Fans

Steve Cotterill says he has lined up a couple of signings that would delight him and Pompey's fans if they could be secured. The Pompey boss says he has a couple of players 'on hold' and hopes to recruit them - both are free transfers he says he would happily pay money for. Meanwhile David Lampitt says the Blues are still waiting to hear whether another of Pompey's existing stars will sign a ....

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Pompey On Lookout For Players - But Odds Are Against Cotterill

Pompey are focusing their squad-strengthening efforts on free transfers - and can't sign anyone at the moment. Boss Steve Cotterill says he cannot proceed clearly with his summer recruitment drive - desperately needed after the club were left with just 11 senior pros at the end of the season - while uncertainty over the ownership continues. The Blues are reported to have missed out on Ipswich ....

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Is Nugent Leaving Pompey - Or Just Keeping Options Open?

Steve Cotterill believes David Nugent may be waiting to see how Pompey’s summer transfer business goes before deciding whether to sign a new Fratton contract. The Pompey manager is fairly well convinced that the Blues’ top scorer will not stay with the club but says his lack of keenness to pen a new deal could be because he is keeping his options open. Most would like Nugent to stay ....

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The Man Who Couldn't Play For Pompey ... Still Wants To Play For Pompey

So Tal Ben Haim reportedly still wants to play for Pompey. Whatever next? Sulaiman Al Fahim reveals he does have a few quid, Harry Redknapp says Pompey's successful Premier League years weren't all down to him and Ali Aj Faraj poses for a Fratton Park photocall on a JCB as he unveils plans for a new stadium. Perhaps not, but the Israeli defender's stance is certainly a twist that few saw coming. ....

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Pompey Youngsters Have Moved On - But This One's Going Nowhere

Joel Ward has spoken of his delight at the development that has seen him become a key part of Pompey’s plans. As Steve Cotterill starts work on adding to his squad over the summer, he can at least be safe in the knowledge he already has one solid signing in the bag – that of Emsworth lad Ward, who now has a contract lasting until the end of next season. In a year when Cotterill has ....

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Fans Will Take A 'wait For It' View On Pompey's 'done Deal' Story

Pompey are reported to be in pole position to land Ipswich midfielder David Norris - but fans who have seen too many targets slip through the Blues' hands will probably take the view that they'll believe it when they see it. The claims come from sources in Hull, who reckon they will miss out on the former Portman Road captain. Steve Cotterill was keen to land Norris in January as he sought to ....

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Liquidator Indentifies 'significant Issues' At Old Pompey Company

The liquidator investigating the financial collapse of Pompey last season has identified some 'significant issues' and called in specialist help to unravel what went on. According to Nick Oliver, a forensic insolvency investigator at Norwich-based Howes Percival, who has been called in by liquidators Baker Tilley to assist them, some detailed investigative work is needed. Pompey were put into ....

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Pompey Are My Team And I'd Love To Play For Them Again

Matt Ritchie might have been bombed out by Pompey earlier in the season, but he hasn’t given up on his dream of playing for ‘his’ team again in the future. Ritchie was allowed to sign for Swindon when Steve Cotterill said he didn’t have a future at Fratton, that despite some promising performances from him at the beginning of the campaign. Now the Gosport-born left-sided ....

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Why Pompey Boss Has To Bite His Lip Some Days

Steve Cotteril has admitted there were times during the season when he felt he was going to explode. He has confessed he was not always as calm about the goings-on at Fratton as he might have appeared in public or in front of his players. And the Pompey boss says the tough campaign ought to have made him a better boss. More... Advertisement Cotterill was always ....

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Poll: Pompey Fans' Advice For Any New Owner...

Almost half of Pompey's fans want to see any new owner of the club make building a 'competitive team' as their first priority. In a truebluearmy.com poll, 45% of fans thought that a new owner should be looking to ensure the club has the players to compete at Championship level. Manager Steve Cotterill has had to get by with a relatively slender squad in the past season and the club has just ....

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Pompey Out-of-contract Duo Off To Different Destinations?

Michael Brown could be off to QPR – while Hermann Hreidarsson could be off to a destination that may not be one of his choice if he doesn’t lower his wage requirements. The out-of-contract midfielder is not being offered a new deal at Fratton but now – perhaps surprisingly after he decided to sit on the sidelines for six months – he could be wanted at QPR, managed by his ....

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Poll: Forest, Swansea, Cardiff Or Reading - Who Do We Want To Go Up?

As the second legs of the Championship play-offs get underway, Pompey fans have endorsed Nottingham Forest as their preferred team to get promotion to the Premier League. Billy Davies' men face a tricky second leg at Swansea on Monday night, having drawn their first leg at the City Ground 0-0. 36% of Pompey fans opted for Forest, but Swansea were the next preferred team, polling 23%. More Advertisement The other play-off semi final sees Cardiff host Reading ....

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Midfielder Doesn't Regret Pompey Move

Liam Lawrence says he has no regrets about joining Pompey - and can't wait for next season, when he believes the team gave improve on this year's 16th-place finish. The Irishman was speaking as his old team-mates at Stoke played in the FA Cup final, but he does not think he has missed out by joining the Blues. And he is convinced 2011-12 can be a fresh start for everyone at Fratton. Meanwhile ....

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Boss Heads Abroad To Boost Pompey's Numbers Game

It’s a couple of seasons since Pompey ventured into Europe, but Steve Cotterill is heading that way as he starts the tough task of adding to the 11 players he has left at his disposal. The Blues boss aims to take in a handful of French, Spanish and Italian league games to check on players recommended to him. It’s a job that has taken on a certain level of urgency after the club ....

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Talk Of All Sorts Of Deals Is In The Air At Pompey

Pompey’s summer strengthening could begin with new deals for one or two of the loan players who served them well in the season just ended. Boss Steve Cotterill is starting to think about how he wants his squad to look for the 2011-12 campaign and has spoken to the managers of all but one of his loan brigade – which would suggest he wants at least some of them back on new loans or a ....

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Will Pompey Fans' Patience Be Tested Next Season?

Pompey's famously-loyal fans may start to lose patience next season if the club struggle to make an impression in the Championship. ESPN commentator and Pompey fan Ian Darke suggests supporters may question the progress the club is making if they are hovering around the bottom half of the division next term. But he says the nature of the club means it is simply impossible what is going to ....

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Poll: Pompey Fans' Verdict On 'amazing' Season Just Gone

  More than a third of Pompey fans saw the club's achievement in staying up as comfortably as they did last season as being 'amazing'. In a truebluearmy.com poll 34% of fans reckoned they were 'amazed we did as well as that' after finishing in 16th place with 59 points. Pompey were among the favourites for the drop after a catastrophic pre-season and a seven-match ....

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