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New Regime Already Has A Long Agenda, But Signs Are Looking Good

Pompey fans are waiting with interest to see what new owner Ali Al Faraj has in store for the club, but all the signs are that it could well be an exciting few months. Peter Storrie, who brokered the deal for Al faraj to buy the club, has already gone on record and said that there is likely to be new players arriving in January. 'Ali Al Faraj wants to take the club forward, he wants to build a ....

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Pompey Have New Owners As Al Faraj Takes Control

Portsmouth Football Club has a new owners, with a consortium led by Saudi property developer Ali Al Faraj set to buy a controlling 90% stake in the club from Sulaiman Al Fahim. Al Fahim will retain a ten per cent stake in the club and will retain the role of Chairman for at least the next two years. The deal has been hammered out in London on Monday and the legal papers have been signed, with ....

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Pompey Set To Unveil New Owners On Monday Or Tuesday... All Being Well

The takeover of Portsmouth Football Club could be completed as early as Monday afternoon and by Tuesday at the latest, barring an unexpected turn of events. A deal which will see a consortium fronted by Ali Al Faraj, a Saudi businessman, buy 90% of Sulaiman Al Fahim's stake in the club is set to be signed on Monday or Tuesday. The sale has still to be ratified by previous owner Alexandre ....

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Deal To Takeover Pompey Agreed?

Pompey are set to be taken over after a deal was apparently struck which will see Sulaiman Al Fahim retain a ten per cent stake in the club and remain chairman. Speculation that a deal was in the offing has been building since Friday evening, but it was though erstwhile owner Alexandre Gaydamak was the key to unlocking the deal. And now it seems an agreement might have been reached - believed ....

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Storrie Attempts To Broker Face-saving Deal

So it seems a diplomatic solution to Pompey's current imbroglio may be on the horizon. Peter Storrie, Sulaiman Al Fahim, Sacha Gaydamak and other investors, including the Al Faraj brothers, are locked in negotiations to try to find a way to end the civil war which has ripped the club apart since the summer. With Al Fahim and Storrie apparently at loggerheads as the club finally ran out of cash ....

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Pompey's Season Still Heading For The Rocks...

Pompey's listing season lurched closer to the rocks today as confusion still reigned over whether the players had finally been paid their salaries, while owner Sulaiman Al Fahim languished in a Dubai hospital. And the rumour mill was linking Pompey with a sensational return for Harry Redknapp! A chaotic 36 hours which saw the club's bankers refuse to cover the shortfall in September's salaries, ....

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Pompey Slash Stoke Cup Tie Ticket Prices For Season Ticket Holders

Pompey’s season ticket holders can take advantage of a very special offer for the Blues’ Carling Cup clash against Stoke on Tuesday, October 27. For one week only, they will be able to load the game onto their season cards for a special reduced price. Between Monday, October 5 and Friday, October 9 they will be able to purchase their seat for just £15 for adults, £8 for ....

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Mcallister And Pompey Fail To Find Agreement

Gary McAllister will not be joining Pompey as assistant to manager Paul Hart. Earlier today it seemed likely the 44-year-old former Leeds boss would be coming to Fratton Park, but it emerged at lunhtime that negotiations had stalled. It appears McAllister wanted a longer contract than Pompey were prepared to offer and sources at the club have confirmed the deal is not going to ....

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Grateful Storrie Remains Committed To Pompey After Fans Appreciation

Peter Storrie is set to stay as Pompey Chief Executive after he was touched by fans appreciation of him at the game against Everton. Fans on the Fratton End sang his name early in the match and a ripple of applause in support echoed round the ground in response. As a result a grateful Storrie is understood to feel he couldn't leave the club in its current situation. And it also seems the ....

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Unlucky Pompey Come Unstuck Against The Toffees

There was a grim inevitablity about the outcome of this game. Don't get me wrong. Pompey played well. Very well in patches, but the truth is that yet again they were found wanting where it mattered in front of goal. Pompey had the better of Everton in chances created and the defence, with Tal Ben Haim switched to left back and Marc Wilson in the centre, looked far more solid. Unfortunately, the ....

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Al Fahim Reassures Fans Over Administration Fears

Sulaiman Al Fahim has reassured Pompey fans that the prospect of administration - and the inevitable relegation the points deduction such a move would invoke - is not about to happen. At a meeting of supporters' groups on Friday night - hastily re-organised after Al Fahim initially pulled out 24 hours ago then reconsidered - the club's owner revealed that he hoped to secure a £50 million ....

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Al Fahim Backs Out Of Fans Meeting

Pompey Chairman Sulaiman Al Fahim has pulled out of a meeting scheduled with fans on Friday night on the ground that the press coverage of the event would interfere with the team's preparation for the game with Everton. Mr Al Fahim had been due to meet with around 30 repsresentatives of websites under the Pompey Virtual Alliance umbrella - including truebluearmy.com and pompey-fans.com - as well ....

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Carlisle Cup Tie Is Not A Distraction

Pompey gear up for their third round Carling Cup clash against Carlisle this evening with all at the club realising the game is much more than a distraction from the terrible league campaign so far. A win will see the Blues edge into the last 16 of the competition, and avoid a public humiliation at the hands of the league one side. Manager Paul Hart also says the game is a chance for the ....

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Editorial: When Fans Begin Losing Patience Signs Of Progress Are Not Enough

Pompey's awful start to the season has now gone beyond club records and has become a matter of setting worst league start for x years records- and manager Paul Hart's words of encouragment mean little to the frustrated home support. The defeat to Aston Villa yesterday means Portsmouth have played six and lost six, offering only three goals in those six games. And the Blues' situation looks ....

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Club Re-introduce Popular Student Ticket Deal In A Bid To Win Back Fans

Pompey have acted again to try to improve flagging ticket sales by re-introducing the popular student ticket option. The move, which starts from the Wigan game on October 31, will enable bona fide students between the ages of 17 and 21 at colleges and universities to buy tickets for as little as £15. And the students will also be able to buy tickets to see the likes of Chelsea,m Arsenal ....

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Hart Hits Out At His Pompey Critics

Paul Hart has hit out at his critics by defending the way his Portsmouth team have started the season. Hart has been under major scrutiny after Pompey have failed to take a single point from their opening five games.Ex-Nottingham Forest boss Hart said ‘No team in Premiership history has ever started with 14 players, no team in Premiership history has ever had to build a team in 48 ....

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Al-fahim Proves Storrie's Point With Funds Pledge

Sulaiman Al-Fahim has pledged transfer funds to Paul Hart in January- but through business news outlet Bloomberg, proving the point made by Peter Storrie in his meeting with the Pompey Virtual Alliance that Fahim must start communciating through the club. Reports have suggested Fahim has been in America recently securing extra funds and has declared he will be meeting with Paul Hart to discuss ....

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Aissa Still Harbours Portsmouth Hope

Algeria midfielder Lazhar Hadj Aissa hasn't given up hope of signing for Pompey in the coming days, despite the fact the transfer window has closed. The 25-year-old midfielder has been on trial at Fratton Park for a couple of weeks, and even played in a behind closed doors friendly against Reading last weekend. Reports from Algeria suggest the player has impressed Paul Hart with his technical ....

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Yebda Impresses Pompey Boss Hart

New Pompey midfielder Hassan Yebda has impressed Pompey boss Paul Hart already. The 25-year-old Algeria international joined Pompey on loan from Benfica at the end of the transfer window, although the Portuguese club haven't included an option to buy in the deal. Hart reportedly told Portuguese newspaper Record: "Hassan has really got loads of energy and is truly a box-to-box player." Article ....

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Webber Provides Striking Cover For Pompey

Pompey have signed out of contract forward Danny Webber on a two-year deal as manager Paul Hart looks to bolster his squad further. The move for the former Watford and Sheffield United man presumably rules out the mooted move for Henri Camara. 27-year-old Webber was released by Sheffield United at the end of last season, despite having been a relatively popular player at Bramall Lane. However, ....

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Piquionne Happy To Be Wanted By Pompey

Pompey striker Frederic Piquionne has revealed how much he is enjoying life in England after his disappointing spell at Lyon. The 30-year-old France international signed for Pompey on loan from the French club and although he is yet to score in the league, he is still enjoying life at Fratton Park. 'Last season at Lyon wans't good at all,' he said. 'I needed to move and see something new and ....

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Pompey Set To Snap Up Camara?

Pompey are reported to be in the verge of signing fromer Wigan, Wolves and Saints striker Henri Camara for the rest of the season. The 32-year-old Senegal international is out of contract and has failed to find a club this summer, despite spending much of pre-season at Hull City, but now manager Paul Hart is set to throw him a Premier League lifeline. With David Nugent loaned out to Burnley and ....

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Pompey Slash Ticket Prices In A Bid To Win Back Fans

Pompey have announced that they are to slash match-day prices, starting with the home match against Wigan on October 31. After two consecutive home gates under 18,000, the club have acted decisively to try to reverse the trend. The gate of 17,800 against Manchester City - one of the more attractive fixtures - was especially disappointing. With season ticket sales significantly down, the club ....

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James Stays. Niko & Nugent Go. Williamson Arrives.

David James was 'happy' to stay at Fratton Park according to Chief Executive Peter Storrie as the England goalkeeper's move to Spurs failed to materialise. Overnight speculation had emerged that the reluctance of Carlo Cudicini to move from White Hart Lane had scuppered any move. But Storrie revealed that the club had received no bids for James and that the player was happy to stay at the ....

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Three Arriving And More Expected

Pompey plan to make Tal Ben Haim, Hassan Yebda and Nicky Shorey their first three signings of the day as the transfer window draws to a close at 5pm on Tuesday, but there are other ins and outs in the offing too. Yebda was announced on Monday by the Benfica official website as being a done deal and Ben Haim has been in talks with the club all day Monday and it is understood he has agreed to ....

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