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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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Striker Has High Regard For Cotterill, But Is It High Enough For Him To Stay?

David Nugent has been quick to praise Pompey boss Steve Cotterill for what he has achieved this season. But whether he thinks highly enough of him to want to work under him for another season remains to be seen. Nugent and Liam Lawrence marked the end of the season by describing how they thought Cotterill had worked wonders with his wafer-thin squad in the season just ended. But Nugent is ....

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Dates For Your Diary As Next Season Looms Large Already

  The dust has yet to settle on the 2010-11 season and the final make up of the Championship has yet to be settled, but Pompey fans can already start planning for next season. The start date for next season has been confirmed as Saturday August 6 and Pompey will know what that fixture will bring on Friday June 17, when the 2011-12 fixtures are released. It promises ....

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Pompey's Would-be New Owner Is Up Front - Which Is Where His Priorities May Lie

  The Convers bid for Pompey appears to be still on track - but are they about to buy a club short on strikers? David Nugent appears likely to leave - although Steve Cotterill has said he has done everything possible to try to keep him - while Danny Webber has been told his contract is not being renewed. The Russian at the head of the Convers bid has spoken of his ....

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Convers Aim For Premier League And New Stadium

Convers aim for Premier League and new stadium Convers Sports see Portsmouth Football Club as a good investment opportunity and have plans to get back into the Premier League and build a new stadium if their takeover goes through. The group, headed by Vladimir Antonov, has been in negotiations with current oweners Balram Chainrai and Levi Kushnir since January. The ....

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Poll: Pompey Fans Know Which Loan The Want To See Made Permanent...

  Most Pompey fans would prefer to see defender Greg Halford's loan made permanent at the end of the season, rather than any of the other half dozen borrowed players who joined the club this season. And the Wolves defender seems like he wants to stay, having made 36 appearance in Pompey's back line since he arrived in October. In a truebluearmy.com poll, 57% of ....

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Now Pompey Have Got A Squad Full Of 'stayers'

Pompey haven't always been blessed in recent seasons with players desperate to stay at Fratton Park - but are there signs that's changing? Greg Halford, who many thought was a serious contender for player of the year, has said he would love to be back with the Blues next season in a permanent capacity, saying it's the best dressing room he's ever been in (presumably in terms of team spirit, not ....

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Man Of Moment Says Takeover Is Vital For Pompey's Next Campaign

Hayden Mullins is hopeful Pompey will soon be in new hands - so that Steve Cotterill is given money to spend to enable the team to go from strength to strength next season. The newly-crowned Fratton player of the year says the Blues need a more stable season off the field after a 'mad' season, but says money is a vital ingreident if they are to push on. And he believes a planned takeover is ....

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Lampitt Won't Let Pompey Run Before They Can Walk

David Lampitt is reflecting on a 'rollercoaster' season for Pompey - and says he'd have grasped an offer of mid-table safety with both hands if it had been forthcoming at the start of the season. The chief executive, in his latest 'diary' piece on the club's website, asks fans to remember the club are still in a period where financial problems are part of the recent past. Lampitt says the Blues ....

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For Uncertainty Over De Laet, Read Uncertainty Over Pompey

The uncertainty still facing Steve Cotterill over the future shape of his squad is brought home by his comments about the chances of Ritchie de Laet returning to Fratton Park next season. The on-loan defender has been a hit since being lent to Pompey by Manchester United but Cotterill says the player’s chances of coming back for a second loan spell lie not just with Sir Alex Ferguson but ....

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Poll: Pompey Fans' Verdict As Southampton Prepare For Promotion

Most Pompey fans are looking forward to renewing their rivalry with Southampton next season as the Saints prepare to clinch promotion from League 1 this weekend. Two wins in away matches at Brentford on Saturday and Plymouth on Monday will all-but confirm Saints' return to the Championship after two seasons and it might take even less if Huddersfield fail to win at already-promoted Brighton In ....

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