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Exclusive: Pompey Reach Agreement With Gaydamak Over Car Park

Pompey and former owner Sacha Gaydamak have reached an agreement to allow fans to freely access the car park behind the Fratton End for Linvoy Primus's testimonial match. Gaydamak, who owns the land behind the stadium, had installed his own contractors, changed the locks and was planning to charge £10 per car to park on the land. But now, after the intervention of Portsmouth Chief ....

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It's Getting Slippery In Greece For Pompey

Pompey are trying to do major bits of business with two Greek clubs – but, as has so often been the case in recent months, it’s not quite going to plan. They look like missing out on landing ex-Blackburn striker Matt Darbyshire in part exchange for Kevin Prince Boateng – but may have more joy in trying to offer John Utaka to Panathanaikos in return for two ....

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Pompey Get A New Defender - And A New Date

Pompey have completed the signing of Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko on a season-long loan. It came on the day the Blues were told HMRC’s appeal against the proposed CVA will be heard on August 3 – giving them fresh hope their transfer embargo will be lifted before the season begins Advertisement Bristol City were trying to make a late move for Sonko. ....

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Can We Come Home Now? Pompey's Stateside State Worsens

If Pompey had made a list of everything that could go wrong during their trip to America, they’d have ticked every item off it by now, and probably found a couple of others they hadn’t thought of. A 4-0 defeat against DC United in Washington rounded off a miserable tour on a weekend when they were hit by more injuries and travel ....

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Foursome Give Pompey A Timely Lift In Washington

The return of four recognised first-teamers looks like strengthening Pompey for their final friendly in America, against DC United, later tonight. Richard Hughes, Hayden Mullins, Tommy Smith and Jamie Ashdown could all feature, boosting a squad badly hit by injuries and unavailability this summer. Advertisement Smith has been out with a hip injury for more than a ....

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Wilson Gives Pompey A Timely Boost

In a week dominated by agents’ greed and players getting injured, Marc Wilson has given Pompey a timely lift by pledging his immeditate future to Fratton Park. The Irish utility man has attracted interest from Premier League pair Newcastle and Fulham but says he is happy at Pompey. That is a major boost to Steve Cotterill at a time when he is struggling to field 11 ....

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One Pompey Star Heads For Exit - If Only Another Two Would Join Him

Sunderland have emerged as favourites to extend David James’ Premier League career after Pompey conceded defeat in their efforts to keep him – but hopes of bringing in much-needed revenue for Tal Ben Haim and Kevin Prince Boateng have taken knockbacks. James has not given Pompey an answer to their repeated pleas to him to stay and chief executive David Lampitt has, quite ....

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Pompey Confident Long Legal Battle Will Come To A Head Soon

Pompey hope the taxman’s appeal against the administration team’s plans for a creditors’ agreement will be heard before the start of the season. Chief executive David Lampitt has revealed they have asked the courts to speed up the appeal process, and they seem hopeful this will be granted. The hope is that if Pompey are successful, that will see their transfer embargo lifted ....

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Pompey Boys Are On Tour - And It's The Perfect Preparation

Steve Cotterill believes Pompey’s American tour is sharpening up some of Pompey’s youngsters nicely for a tough season in the Championship. The Pompey boss is using the trip to weigh up who he thinks is worth keeping at Fratton Park for the new campaign and he reckons those that do prove themselves will have gained valuable experience ....

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Why The Taxman Won't Let Go In His Pompey Pursuit

The News of the World says HMRC’s dogged pursuit of Pompey is the first stage in a battle to stop football cheating the public purse. A report by Dan King says the tax authorites may look like they are persecuting Pompey but they want to win their legal battle over the size of the debt Pompey owe them in order to take on dozens of other ....

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Pompey Purchase Bid Is Still On - But Fans Are Sceptical

Pompey fans have given a cool reception to news Rob Lloyd believes he is making good progress with a bid to buy the club. Lloyd, frontman for a mystery investor, has held further ‘positive’ talks with the administrators and plans to meet them again on Monday. Advertisement Fans on this messageboard seem to take the view they will believe Lloyd’s ....

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Pompey's Demand Over Taxman's Appeal

Pompey are pushing for the High Court to set an early date HMRC’s appeal against their CVA – fearing the delay the appeal will bring will further damage the club’s attempts to get back on an even keel. Their call came on a day of two-way transfer activity with the Blues taking Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko on loan – subject to Football League approval – and Tal Ben ....

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What Next For Pompey? The Question No-one Seems To Know How To Answer

As has so often been the case in Pompey's past year, there are more questions than answer. The essential one is: What options, if any, are open to the club now HMRC have appeaed against the CVA that looked capable of taking them out of administration. No-one, at this stage, seems to know what will, or may, happen next. Can Pompey still be sold? Might HMRC actually lose this appeal? Is there ....

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Mokoena U-turn May Be So Important To Pompey

Aaron Mokoena has dropped a big hint that he may stay at Pompey – which could be welcome news if, as feared, the transfer embargo remains in place until the autumn. The South African captain is said to be interesting Bolton and Avram Grant’s West Ham now the World Cup is over, but he says his heart is at Pompey and he has been told he will get a new deal if he ....

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Why Pompey Are Fearing The Worst

Pompey are bracing themselves for the taxman to appeal against the CVA agreed by a majority of creditors a month ago – what no-one knows is what grounds it might be on, nor how much chance of success it would have. The administrators believe the fact they have not had HMRC getting in touch for talks mean they plan to take the fight further, which would cast further doubt over the ....

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World Cup Star Could Follow Diop Out Of Pompey Door

Steve Cotterill has dropped a big hint that John Utaka could be the next big earner to leave Pompey. The Nigerian could be bound for the Middle East or France following Papa Bouba Diop’s move to AEK Athens, agreed over the weekend. But Pompey hope Aaron Mokoena won’t be following them out the door. Advertisement Utaka is interesting clubs in the Middle ....

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Few Tears Will Be Shed As Diop Ends Pompey Stay

Pompey’s wage bill is looking a lot more healthy after they managed to offload Papa Bouba Diop to AEK Athens. The midfielder - one of the Blues' bigger earners - was always likely to move on this summer with the administrators cutting costs left, right and centre. And the fact is few Pompey fans will shed a tear at the departure of a player who never shone at Fratton like had at other ....

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Hawks 1 Pompey 2: Captain Nugent Opens Pompey's 2010-11 Account

It may be cricket weather but Pompey are back. And the hot weather suited them at West Leigh Park as they got their pre-season programme off to a winning start against Shaun Gale’s Hawks. David Nugent, who captained the side after indicating his interest in staying with the Blues, scored the opener and Michael Brown netted the winner. Advertisement In many ....

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Coach Role May Tempt James To Stay At Fratton

Pompey begin their pre-season friendlies programme this weekend with a yojngster in goal – but hoping David James will be back between the sticks by the time the season begins in a month’s time. The club have offered England’s No1 a coaching role on top of his playing contract in the hope that will convince him to stay, instead of prolonging his Premier League ....

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Chainrai Set To Return To The Pompey Helm

Fresh reports have emerged suggesting that Balram Chainrai is likely to become Pompey’s owner for the second time. Administrator Andrew Andronikou has told the Guardian the Hong Kong businessman has revealed a plan to buy the club through his investment company Portpin – which would dash the hopes expressed by many fans that the club could make a completely new start. It comes amid ....

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Have Pompey Anything In Reserve? Perhaps Not...

Pompey have taken their fans and the rest of football by surprise by scrapping their reserve team for the new season. They have announced they will not compete in a reserve league next season but will instead play a series of friendlies, generally behind closed doors. To many, it seems a drastic step which has left them wondering if the need for cutbacks is greater than has been ....

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Why Hopes Are Rising Over Jamo -and For Pompey's New Chief

David James’ departure from Pompey is no certainty – and that’s according not to the club but to the agent of England’s and the Blues’ No1. Talks have been held between Jamo’s camp and Pompey chief executive David Lampitt over the future of a player who could be crucial to hopes of a solid season in the ....

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Lazio Missing Out On Pompey Pair Could Be Good News

Lazio look like missing out on an £8m double swoop for Prince Boateng and Nadir Belhadj – and if the two go their separate ways instead, the Blues could net more than they thought. Genoa have emerged as favourites to land Boateng for £6m after his star performances in the World Cup. And Belhadj could be off to Qatar. Advertisement The Daily Mail ....

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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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