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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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Ex-southampton Man Relishing Trip To 'hostile' Fratton

  Former Southampton midfielder Andres Surman reckons Norwich will be able to handle the pressure at 'hostile' Fratton Park when they put their promotion bid on the line on Monday night. Surman's St Mary's connections mean he is well up on what visiting teams can expect at Fratton but he says the Canaries have been handling different types of pressure well all ....

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Father Of Former Pompey Owner Sacha Gaydamak Cleared Of Arms Trafficking

  The father of former Pompey owner Sacha Gaydamak has been cleared of arms trafficking charges by the court of appeal in France. Arkadi Gaydamak had been sentence in his absence to six years in jail for his role in the 'Angolagate' case, although he always maintained his innocece - and now three Paris judges has agreed with him. Suggestions that it was his ....

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Poll: Nearly Half Pompey's Fans May Not Renew

Nearly half of Pompey's fans may not renew their season tickets in spite of the club's concession to allow credit card sales this week. With the early-bird scheme set to end at the weekend, in a truebluearmy.com poll 48% of fans said they would still not be renewing and 31% of them are refusing to buy a season ticket 'on principle'. The remaining 17% wouldn't renew on the basis of affordability. ....

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Pompey's Surprise Star Couldn't Be Happier At Fratton

He’s been one of the surprise stars of Pompey’s season and now Jamie Ashdown says this campaign has been one of his best. The ever-present keeper ranks it alongside his first season at Fratton Park, when he helped keep Pompey in the Premier League, and says he is enjoying his football as much as ever. He admitted he was unsure whether to look elsewhere for his football last summer ....

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Will Nugent Stay Or Go? Depends Who You Ask...

Steve Cotterill might be talking about his fears David Nugent will not be at Pompey next season, but the man himself is insisting it’s not nearly as clear-cut as that. In fact Nugent’s comments after he’d scored at Burnley almost seemed to hint his preferred option would be to stay, as he talked of how he had finally settled at Pompey with a flat, his girlfriend and even a pet ....

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Csi Deal In Doubt After Chainrai And Kushnir 'ask For Extra 3m'

Reports in the Russian media suggest theat the deal by Convers Sport Initiatives to takeover Pompey is on the brink of collapse. Over the weekend it had emerged that the long-running saga looked set to come to a happy conclusion with CSI buying the club from current owners Balram Chairai and Levi Kushnir. Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce, the agent mandated to sell the club had been talking up the prospects of an imminent sale. But this afternoon, as Pompey earned a creditable draw at Burnley, ....

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Trust Welcomes Club U-turn On Season Ticket Renewals

The Pompey Supporters Trust has welcomed the decision of the club to allow fans to renew their season tickets by credit card form Tuesday. The controversial decision not to allow fans to buy using their cards created much anger and resentment among fans and initially forced the club to extend its 'early-bird' deadline from the end of March to the end of April. Chief Executive David Lampitt ....

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Cotterill Promises 'we'll Be Up For Swansea'

Pompey boss Steve Cotterill can't wait for the season to end - but his side still have four more games, with something at stake in each of them. And he promised Pompey would be up for the challenge, starting with Saturday's visit of Swansea City. The Welsh side are now outsiders for an automatic promotion slot and need a win at Fratton Park to consolidate their play-off ....

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Utaka: 'i Could Have Joined Sunderland Or West Ham'

Former Pompey star John Utaka has revealed he could have joined West Ham or Sunderland in the January transfer window, but has no regrets about opting for Ligue 1 side Montpellier instead. Nigeria international Utaka (29) left Fratton Park in the transfer window as the cash-strapped Championship club looked to cut its wagebill. But Utaka had already decided the club ....

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Pompey Running On Empty - But Determined To End On A Home High

Steve Cotterill spoke of his frustration at Pompey's latest defeat - but says he wants his players to get fired up for the two home matches that will help them sign off from a stressful season. The Blues have promotion-chasing pair Swansea and Norwich coming to Fratton in the next fortnight and Cotterill doesn't want the campaign to end with a whimper. But he has admitted many of his players are ....

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Pompey Striker Tipped To Get Back To His Best

Steve Cotterill has backed Danny Webber to rediscover his goal touch once he has a few games under his belt. The striker made his first start for more than a year in the defeat to Coventry and despite him missing one or two decent chances, the former Sheffield United man’s display was one of the evening’s bright spots. Advertisement Cotterill was ....

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Defender Criticised As Pompey Urged To Go For Strong End To Season

Aaron Mokoena has been slammed for the ‘ridiculous’ defending which cost Pompey the chance of victory against Preston. His offside trap gamble backfired to gift Preston the opening goal – and he has been told he should know better. Meanwhile, with chances of a play-off spot almost over, one of his team-mates has already started to look towards next season – and says what ....

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Midfielder Says Pompey Can Still Revive Unlikely Play-off Dream

Most have given up hope, but Jonathan Hogg still believes Pompey can revive their play-off dream if they beat Coventry at Fratton Park on Tuesday night. They're nine points off sixth place with only six to play and will probably need to win all their remaining matches if they're to sneak into the play-offs. But Hogg was looking on the bright side after helping the Blues to a point against ....

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Results Still Matter To Pompey, But Perhaps They Matter More To Preston

A glance at the Championship table tells you Pompey's clash with Preston at Fratton Park is more important to North End than the Blues - unless, that is, you go along with the theory that Pompey can still make the play-offs. A home win here and they could be as little as three points off a play-off spot. But it's still a long shot - longer odds, surely, than those which give Preston of avoiding ....

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Pompey Deal 'is Close' - But Fans Question Whether It Really Is

A mixture of cynicism and curiousity has greeted news that Pompey are on the verge of having yet more new owners. Reports say Russian-backed Convers Sports Initiatives are close to buying out Balram Chainrai and Co - but we have been here before and it will take the deal to be done for many to be convinced PFC are passing into new hands. Advertisement Some reports ....

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