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Pompey Chief Content On Transfers - Despite Others Trying To Take The Mick

Pompey’s chief executive says the club’s transfer window dealings were as good as could be expected with the club in their current position. David Lampitt admitted some clubs tried to take advantage of the Blues’ vulnerability during the window – but he said Pompey also made one or two ‘cheeky’ offers ....


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So Are Pompey Now Stronger Or Weaker? Neither, Perhaps...

Even by Pompey’s standards, deadline day, August 2010. There were more on-or-off questions and rumours than is healthy for anyone, and it all ended up with the squad looking not much stronger or weaker than it was at dawn. In a nutshell, Pompey signed striker Dave Kitson and midfielder Liam Lawrence and sold Marc Wilson to Stoke for a reported £1m plus the aforementioned pair and ....


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Deadline Days Ain't What They Used To Be For Pompey Fans

A few seasons ago, Pompey would wake on transfer deadline day with a keen sense of anticipation, wondering which big names might make a dramatic 11th-hour dash to Fratton Park to sign. These days it’s a sense of dread which comes with the last day of the window being opened – and this year that’s probably truer than ever, with the vultures circling for a number of the few ....


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Foxes Head For Fratton Twice In A Week

Pompey will host Leicester twice in a few days after drawing them in the third round of the Carling Cup. The Foxes will be at Fratton on Tuesday, September 21, for the tie – three days before the sides meet at Fratton in the Championship. Ironically, the games loom as Milan Mandaric, chairman at the Walkers Stadium, is linked with a return to Fratton as ....


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Kanu And Flav In Frame To Face Cotterill's Title Favourites

Pompey could have Kanu and Darryl Flahavan in their 18-man squad as they welcome a side Steve Cotterill thinks have a good chance of winning the Championship title. The Nigerian has agreed a three-year deal to extend his Fratton Park spell, while Aaron Flahavan’s brother has signed on loan for a month and could be on the bench as Cardiff provide the opposition and Pompey look for their ....


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Pompey Wait For More Strikers - Then Two Come Along At Once

Pompey’s struggle for goals in the league could get a double boost when they take on Cardiff - with both Kanu and John Utaka possibly available to face the Bluebirds. Pompey’s administrators have revealed they are close to settling the contract dispute with Kanu, while his fellow Nigerian is in contention for the game after returning to training following a hamstring ....


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Skipper Is Stoke-bound As Pompey Boss Admits He's Not In Control

Steve Cotterill admitted he was not fully in control of player ins and outs as Pompey as Stoke put the finishing touches to a deal to sign Marc Wilson. His move to the Britannia Stadium will be coupled with former Reading striker Dave Kitson coming in the other direction, and the swap – which could involve Pompey getting up to £3.5m and possibly another player as well – is ....


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New Pompey Buy-out Bid Launched

A £16m bid to buy Portsmouth FC has been launched by a 21-year-old entrepreneur according to The News. The front page of the newspaper, which has yet to hit the streets has a picture of Thomas Lever, who is a director at Belgravia Insurance. Cheshire-based Lever has been investigating the possibility of buying the club for several weeks. He is now looking to firm up his commitment and has been in discussions with the club's administrator Andrew Andronikou over the purchase. His ....


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Keeper's Worries Over Pompey's Travel Sickness

Jamie Ashdown admits Pompey must improve on their poor away form quickly – but says the squad can’t put their finger on the reason for it. The keeper was one of few to come away from the 1-0 loss at Preston with any credit – without his excellent saves it could have ended 4-0 – but he says the apparent lack of confidence away from home, in contradt to a bright display in ....


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Hammers And Rangers Told: Pompey Have No Plans To Let Star Duo Move

Steve Cotterill believes Avram Grant’s Pompey ties will stop him trying to prise away captain Marc Wilson. And he is hopeful Tommy Smith will be happy to stay at Fratton too – despite interest from Rangers. West Ham are rumoured to be one of a number of clubs monitoring Irish international Wilson – but Cotterill says he wants him at Fratton, even if there were to be hints from ....


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Five Leave Fratton - Is One Coming In The Other Direction?

Pompey have finally sold Kevin Prince Boateng – and have also released four of the younger fringe members of their squad. Possibly coming in the other direction is a former Charlton defender who is a free agent. Boateng’s departure to Genoa – from where it seems he will be loaned to AC Milan – is easily the biggest news of all the latest comings and goings. Pompey hope to ....


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Will Avram Grant Pompey's Wish To Sign Striker?

West Ham striker Frank Nouble is the latest player in Steve Cotterill’s sights as the Pompey boss warns he will not be able to reply on his young guns all season long. Nouble is no old man himself but Cotterill may think the experience he already has behind him at West Ham means he is better equipped for a long, hard season than some of the teenagers he is being forced to field at ....


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Cotterill Ready For Some Pompey Ins And Outs

Pompey look set to free up space in their squad by finally selling Kevin Prince Boateng this week – and they may give themselves another chance of bringing in another player by loaning out two-goal Nadir Ciftci. The need for more quantity and quality in the ranks was evident as the Blues fail to take advantage of a mediocre Reading side at Fratton Park, conceding a late equaliser with ....


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The Flahavan Name Could Return To Fratton ... Smith Bound For Scotland?

Darryl Flahavan’s hopes of joining Pompey rest on the club being able to send Liam O’Brien out on loan. The brother of tragic stopper Aaron Flahavan has been linked with Pompey many times before but now he is training with the Blues and both parties are keen on him signing as cover and competition for Jamie Ashdown. Advertisement Boss Steve Cotterill ....


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Ciftci Makes Pompey Plea As Blues Draw Palace

Carling Cup goal hero Nadir Ciftci says he’ll play anywhere – but doesn’t want to play for anyone. The Dutch 18-year-old got Pompey off and running at Stevenage on Monday, his goal putting Steve Cotterill’s side on the way to the second round, in which they have been drawn to play at home to Crystal Palace. Advertisement Ciftci was ....


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Vanden Borre Latest: Maybe He Will After All...

Reports in Italy this morning suggest that Anthony Vanden Borre has been persuaded to fly to England to negotiate a transfer to Pompey. Initially the Belgian international had refused to contemplate a return to Fratton Park, but with Kevin Prince Boateng's £5.7m move to Genoa (and his subsequent loan to AC MIlan) riding on the deal, it seems some pressure has been applied.    ....


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Vanden Borre Doesn't Want Pompey Return?

Reports in Italy suggest Anthony Vanden Borre is not keen on a return to Fratton Park. His stance could hold up Kevin Prince-Boateng's £5.5 million move to Genoa and deprive Pompey boss Steve Cotterill of a much-needed reinfrocement. Vanden Borre, who spent last season on loan at Portsmouth, was the makeweight in the Boateng deal, but according to Sky Sports 24 he has no intention of ....


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Chainrai Wants Hong Kong Player At Pompey

Balram Chainrai would like to add a Hong-Kong-based player to Pompey's squad. The 51-yearold businessman, who is in negotiations to re-purchase the club out of administration, is based in Hong Kong and he thinks it would be a good opportunity. "I really want to bring at least one player from Hong Kong into the squad. Why not? It's a great opportunity for Hong Kong football and I'm confident there are players good enough in Hong Kong to make the grade here," he told the South China ....


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Vanden Borre Set To Return In Boateng Swap Deal?

Pompey are set to re-sign Anthony Vande Borre from Genoa as part of the deal which will take Kevin Prince Boateng the other way. According to reports in Italy, Vanden Borre will come to Fratton Park on loan, as he did last season, while Boateng will fetch around £5.5m for the club. Belgian international Vanden Borren made a good impression last season, playing as a right back and ....


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Skipper: Pompey's Results Will Improve As Fitness Does

Proud new captain Marc Wilson reckons Pompey’s results will improve as their fitness does. Wilson admitted Coventry appeared to want the win more than the Blues in the Ricoh Arena’s opening-day Championship fixture, but said he expected Pompey to improve – hopefully starting with the League Cup trip to Stevenage on Monday ....


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Pompey Sign Up Express Deal To Maintain Match-day Radio Coverage

Live radio coverage of Pompey’s games will continue to be broadcast from the city this season following the last-minute formation of a football-loving community partnership. Fans looked set to lose live football commentary and analysis by a Portsmouth-based station –  as well as a popular football-hour chat show – after Celador Radio bought Quay Radio out of administration but did not reach agreement over renewing the existing broadcasting agreement with the club. But ....


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Pompey 5, Hmrc 0: A Comprensive Win, But There's Work Still To Be Done...

In the end it was a whitewash. Pompey 5, HMRC 0 if you like. While there will be considerable gnashing of teeth and wailing about Pompey 'getting away with it' the truth of the matter is that HMRC were trying to use Portsmouth City Football Club as a scarificial lamb for the wider perceived sins of football. It was prepared to forego £6m of taxpayers money to do so, and will now received ....


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Will Hmrc's Guestimate Find Favour With The Court. Pompey's Future Is In The Balance...

It's called 'brinkmanship'. And on the eve of the season Portsmouth Football Club potentially stands on the brink of extinction as it sweats on Mr Justice Mann's decision in the case of PCFC v HMRC. In Wednesday's High Court hearing, Anthony Seldon QC issued a start warning that if Balram Chainrai doesn't take over the club with the CVA that has been negotiated, it would be the end of ....


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Pompey Hold A Narrow Half Time Lead Over Hmrc United...

To use a football analogy Pompey probably hold a narrow half time lead over Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs after a largely dull 'first half' of their anticipated High Court clash in London. The kick off was surprisingly delayed, as HMRC submitted a raft of new paperwork around the case, causing the 'ref' Mr Justice Mann, to retire to his chagning rooms to consider some late changes to ....


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Administrator's Warning As Pompey Head For Court

Last week Pompey went to Dean Court; this week they go to the High Court. And Andrew Andronikou has effectively told Pompey fans and Steve Cotterill to forget the idea of any further squad-strengthening as the club battle for survival. The administrator says the Blues are lucky to be where they are and need to concentrate on getting through the latest challenge by HMRC, which sees Pmpey back in ....


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