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They're Not Ready For The Season, But Are Pompey Ready For Pre-season?

Pompey’s varied line-up of pre-season friendlies begins on Saturday with Blues fans still finding it hard to judge what sort of season lies ahead. Steve Cotterill’s men get their warm-up campaign under way at West Leigh Park still some way off having the sort of squad that could compete in the top half of the Championship. Advertisement The weeks ....


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Pompey's Forgotten Man? Not Any More He Isn't

Not so long ago David Nugent was Pompey’s forgotten man – out on loan at Burnley and with some fans even thinking he was no longer on Fratton’s books. But now Pompey have remembered the ex-England striker – and he could play a pivotal role in the Championship campaign. New boss Steve Cotterill is working his way through his squad holding talks to determine who will be ....


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Tickets Are Going Fast At Pompey - But So Are Backroom Team

Pompey have sold nearly 8,000 season tickets – only slightly down on the number they had shifted this time last year. Chief executive David Lampitt has praised fans’ loyalty after sales picked up with the appointment of a new manager and the agreement of the CVA. The club now hope to top last season’s total of 11,400. Advertisement The figure was ....


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Keeper Conundrum Could Be Critical For Pompey

A decision that could have a big bearing on how Pompey fare next season looks like being taken within the next couple of days. That’s how soon David James is thought likely to decide where his future lies – and at the moment, the indications are it appears likely to be somewhere other than Fratton. Pompey have even made inquriries about ‘retreiving’ one of the keepers ....


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Pompey Set To Net 8m - With More To Follow

Pompey could net £8m if they successfully negotiate the sale of World Cup pair Kevin Prince Boateng and Nadir Belhadj to Lazio. Administrator Andrew Andronikou has flown to Rome to do the deal and he seems highly unlikely to come back with the duo still being Pompey players. Normally, Blues fans would be alarmed at the sale of two World Cup stars – but under current circumstances, ....


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Jamo Can Hold Head High - But That's Bad News For Blues

David James will be virtually one of a kind when he returns home with the England squad with his head held high. In what turned out to be a depressing tournament for the squad, Jamo managed two clean sheets and, despite letting in four to Germany, was England’s best player – by some distance. Advertisement Pompey fans can be proud of James for his part ....


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Jamo Pleased To Avoid Ghana - And Pompey Team-mate Shows Why

Ghana showed why David James was pleased to avoid them in the last 16 at the World Cup when they beat the USA 2-1 to make the last eight. Pompey’s Kevin Prince Boateng opened the scoring for them, adding a million or two to his valuation as the Blues to look to cash in on him. Now it’s Jamo’s turn to see if he can follow his team-mate into the ....


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England V Germany: Just Another Game, Says Pompey Man

Pompey and England No1 David James says the last-16 World Cup clash with Germany is just another game. Jamo says the England camp will ignore all the historical focus on the battles between the old foes and concentrate on trying to reach the quarter-finals, which he believes they can do. Advertisement James has kept two clean sheets since replacing Robert Green in ....


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Pompey Face New Race Against Time In Team-building Plans

Six creditors stand between Pompey and permission to start signing players again. Any of the creditors who objected to the 20p-in-the-pound deal approved by a majority last week could appeal against the move between now and July 15 – and that would almost certainly hold up the Football League lifting the Blues’ transfer embargo. Advertisement As it is, ....


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Three Parties Meet Administrators For Pompey Sale Talks

Moves to sell Pompey are being stepped up by the administrators following the agreement last week of the CVA. Talks are being held with three parties who have an interest in the club, and Andrew Andronikou says the aim is to secure a sale now, not in three or six months’ time. Advertisement The Guardian reports that Rob Lloyd, the property tycoon who ....


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One May Head From Fratton To Italy - One From North To South

Nadir Belhadj could be off to Lazio – but David Nugent could be heading for a surprise return to the Pompey squad. The Algerian left-back is a target for the Italian outfit, who have been impressed by his World Cup performances, while the idea of Nugent staying at Fratton – presumably on reduced terms – interests Steve ....


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Cotterill Reveals One Of His Top Pompey Priorities

Rebuilding the defensive strength of Pompey’s squad looks like being a top priority for new boss Steve Cotterill as he gets down to business this week. Cotterill wants to get stuck straight into moulding a team which can make an impression in the Championship and will talk to chief executive David Lampitt this week about players he would like to ....


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Cotterill's Pompey Aim? Ask Him In 10 Weeks...

New Pompey boss Steve Cotterill says he will have a firm idea by the end of August how much can be expected of his team in the coming season. At present, how much money he will have to spend – and when he will actually be able to sign players – is still anyone’s guess. But Cotterill said the summer’s developments would dictate how strong a side he could build. And he said ....


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Chief Hails A Huge Step Forward For Pompey - But There Could Be Another Twist

Chief executive David Lampitt hailed a significant day for the future of Portsmouth Football Club after the long-awaited CVA was approved by creditors. The administrators got 81 per cent of the creditors to agree to a deal which will see most of them get just one fifth of what they are owed. That agreement should clear the threat of a further points deduction and pave the way for bids to buy the ....


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How Pompey Could Take Trio From Premier League To Stevenage

Pompey have lined up three Arsenal and Spurs starlets as they prepare for life in the Championship – and if the trio make the move to the Blues, one of their first run-outs could be against Stevenage. Blues fans will be encouraged to hear Pompey’s coaching staff have been busy setting up deals for new blood. Their names were linked with Fratton on the day the Carling Cup draw gave ....


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Taxing Times For Pompey - But Maybe Not For Andronikou

Administrator Andrew Andronkiou appears untroubled by reports that HMRC will try to block plans for an agreement to take Pompey a step closer to exiting administration. The taxman is said to be ready to vote against the proposals for the Creditors’ Voluntary Arrangement at the crunch meeting on Thursday, but Andronikou seems certain it will still go through. He says they can then get on ....


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Goalkeeping Legend Demands: Green Out James In For England

David James may be backing Robert Green to recover from his World Cup horror show – but Alan Knight is not. The Legend warned before the group opener against USA he did not feel Green was good enough to be a first-choice international – and he reckons the simple Clint Dempsey shot he let in on Saturday proves it. Advertisement Knight said: 'It shows ....


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Potential Boss Not Taking Pompey Job Seriously

As Pompey close in on their new manager, Gareth Southgate is not getting carried away by reports linking him with the job. Steve Cotterill and Brendan Rogers are both thought to be ahead of Southgate in the queue, and the ex-Middlesbrough doesn’t exactly sound excited at the idea of coming to Fratton. Advertisement Southgate, working with ITV at the World ....


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Pompey Fans Demand: Get Jamo Back In England's Goal

Pompey fans are leading the calls for David James to be given back the England keeper’s jersey after Robert Green’s horrendous blunder let two points slip in their opening game against the USA. There are some doubts that James is 100 per cent fit but even an unfit James would have saved Clint Dempsey’s straightforward shot that somehow slipped through Green’s grasp just ....


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Pompey's World Cup Connections Are Solid So Far

Aaron Mokoena got ‘Pompey’s World Cup campaign’ off to a solid if not a winning start – can Kanu, John Utaka and David James continue the trend on Saturday. South Africa skipper Mokoena played well as the hosts started their group campaign with a draw with Mexico on one of the proudest sporting days their nation has ....


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Why Creditors Hold Key To Pompey Adding To Squad

The importance of Pompey securing the creditors’ voluntary arrangement has become even clearer with news they are unlikely to be able to sign – or even re-sign – any players without it. The CVA will allow Pompey’s embargo on signings to be lifted – but if it is not in place, they could be prevented from adding to their thinning squad. As ever, the administrators ....


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League Say They're In No Hurry To Punish Pompey

The taxman may be circling like a vulture but financially-stricken Pompey have at least had some good news from the Football League. They’ve been told they will not face a points deduction for being in administration at the start of the 2010-11 season. The league says its rules mean a club would be punished for administration only if it carried on into a second year. That means Pompey will ....


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Fascinating Competition Ahead For Pompey Striker Roles

Marlon Harewood may have designs on leading the Pompey line next season, but he could well face competition from Kanu. Harewood is apparently interested in trying to revivea career which seems to have gone sideways, and anyone who expresses an interest in joining Pompey knowing the uncertainty surrounding the club is not to be sneezed at. Advertisement But it ....


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Appointing Pompey's New Boss Is Nothing To Do With Me

Pompey’s administrator says it won’t be long before the club appoint a new manager – but insists: It’s nothing to do with me. Andrew Andronikou says finalizing the process of deciding on Avram Grant’s successor is now entirely down to new chief executive David Lampitt. Andronikou has bigger things on his mind – including reports that the taxman will not accept ....


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Pompey Hero Is Aiming For A World Cup Final Fairytale

As Pompey fans have come to realise over the past four years, Kanu is not one to do things by halves. After all, it’s no coincidence that in seasons when his appearances have become fewer and farther between his goals have included strikes in an FA Cup semi-final and final and one against AC Milan in the UEFA Cup. So it should come as no surprise that, when asked how he sees the World Cup ....


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