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Al Fahim Joins Pfc Board 'with Immediate Effect'

Sulaiman Al Fahim is the new chairman of Portsmouth Football Club, it has been confirmed on the official site. An 'agreement in principle' to sell the club to Al Fahim Asia Associates has been reached, says a statement and Al Fahim, who is 'the sole owner and chairman' of AFAA, will join the Portsmouth FC board as Chairman 'with immediate effect'. The statement also confirms the Al Fahim has ....


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Hart 'confirmed' As Pompey Boss

Paul Hart has been confirmed as Pompey manager after the takeover of the club by Sulaiman Al Fahim, according to arabianbusiness.com. The 56-year-old has been in charge at Fratton Park since February when he replaced Tony Adams. He guided Pompey to Premier League safety, but had been expected to return to his role in charge of the club's Academy this summer. However, he now looks as if he has ....


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O'neill Hopes For Signings By Thursday

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neil hopes to have a signing or two in place before his side jet off to Spain on Thursday. However, he ahs refused to comment specifically on speculation he might want to sign Pompey's Sylvain Distin. Centre back Distin (31) has been strongly linked with a move to Villa for £2-3 million in recent days. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> ....


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Benjani Linked With Move ... But It's Not To Pompey

Former Pompey striker Benjani has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Hull City. The Zimbawe international is currently in South Africa with his present club Manchester City, who are now overloaded with strikers. Reports in France suggest that Benjani could be about to join Hull on loan. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Article ....


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Pamarot Still Seeking A Club

Former Pompey defender Now Pamarot, released by the club at the end of last season is training with Nice while he looks for a new club. The 30-year-old was linked with a move to Saint Etienne in June, but that fell through, so he is now training with one of his former club. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Article continues ....


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Will Pompey Have A New Kit On Display Next Week?

Pompey play their first friendly on Tuesday night against Havant and Waterlooville and the big question fans are asking is what kit the team will be wearing. After Canterbury Europe went into administration last week the kit deal with the subsidiary of the New Zealand-based kit manufacturer is in doubt. The club have given assurances supplies of the kit won't be affected. [Click here for the ....


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Sven Approached By Zenit St Peterburg?

Pompey manager target Sven Goran Eriksson is reportedly a target for Russian club Zenit St Petersburg. Former England and Manchester City boss Eriksson has been linked on and off with the Pompey job since Tony Adams was sacked in February. At the time he was still manager of Mexico, but he lost his job there in March. Now reports in Italy suggest he has been sounded out to replace Dick ....


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Kanu Turns Down Ajax To Stay Loyal To Pompey

Pompey striker Kanu is set to stay at the club for another season after it was revealed he'd turned fown a move to Cape Town Ajax. The South African club were trying to lure the 32-year-old, who wrote his name in Pompey folklore with the goal that won the FA Cup in may 2008. But Kanu insists he has a year left on his contract at Pompey and intends to honour it, although he didn't rule out a ....


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Spurs To Gazump Sunderland And Fulham For Crouch?

It seems certain Peter Crouch will be leaving Pompey, but it seems Spurs might have emerged as a possible destination. Harry Redknapp signed Crouch for Pompey last summer and is a known admirer of the England striker. While Crouch seems to be choosing between Sunderland and Fulham, although only the Black Cats have had an offer accepted for the player, the intervention of Spurs could be the ....


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Pompey Reassure Fans Over Kit Supplies

Pompey have moved to reassure fans that the club's kit and sales of replica tops will be unaffected by the recent news that Canterbury Europe have gone into administration. Although only some of the stock has been delivered so far, the club are confident they can negotiate access to the remainder with administartors KPMG. Canterbury Europe Ltd went into administration this week with debts ....


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The Doc Wants Pompey To Be A 'successful And Talked About' Club

'Doc' Sulaiman Al Fahim wants Pompey to be successful on the pitch and a talked about club off it. A source close to Al Fahim, based in the United Arab Emirates, also reckons Al Fahim will do what it takes to help the club progress. 'At the end of the day, he only wants two things – for Pompey to be successful on the pitch, and be the most talked about club off it,' said Anil Bhoyrul, who ....


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'the Doc Never Promised To Be A Mega Spender'

Pompey fans are going to have to be patient, but the 'Doc' Sulaiman Al Fahim will deliver for the club in the long term. That's the view of a source close to Al Fahim, based in the United Arab Emirates. However, it would appear that hopes of a spending spree, like was seen last summer at Manchester City, is out of the question for the time being. 'He never said he was going to be a ....


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Pompey Turn To Bishops To Print Their Programmes

Pompey have signed a three-year deal with Portsmouth printing company Bishops to print their match-day programme. The company already prints programmes for Chelsea, Fulham, Charlton and Crystal Palace and they now have their home-town team back under its wing. Bishops Printers have also announced they are to print the Arsenal programme from next season too. Article continues ....


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Utaka To Marseille Is Just A Rumour: Agent

Rumours linking John Utaka with a move to Marseille or another French club are just that according to the player's agent. Nigeria international Utaka has been linked with a number of clubs, including Saint Etienne and Rennes , but his agent insists he is happy to see out his contract at Fratton,w hich runs out in 2011. Article continues ....


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Distin Set For Villa Move?

Aston Villa are expecting to make Sylvain Distin their first signing of the summer according to reports in the Midlands. The defender is expected to cost £2-3 million says the Birmingham Mail. Distin is 31 and out of contract next summer. Article continues here... Advertisement The news come hard on the heels that Peter Crouch is set to move to ....


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Pompey Need To Hurry If They Want Danic

Valenciennes midfielder Gael Danic has attarcted the attention of Pompey, but reports in France suggest he could be about to sign a new contract. Blackburn and Pompey have both shown an interest in the 27-year-old, but as yet no concrete offer has been made. Article continues here... Advertisement According to France Football, Danic is happy to extend his ....


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Hart To Be New Boss As Takeover 'confirmed'

Pompey will have new owners on July 24 according to reports from the Middle East on Wednesday morning. After several weeks of speculation it now seems that Sulaiman Al Fahim's deal to buy the club has been agreed and he will be flying to London on Thursday to complete it. The final takeover is expected to be completed by July 24, when the fit and proper persons test demanded by the Premier ....


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Pompey Set M'bami Deadline

Pompey have set Modeste M'Bami a deadline of Wednesday to decide whether he wants to join the club. Reports in France suggest the Cameroon midfielder is hsitating between offers from Blackburn, Pompey and Turkey, but Pompey are looking for a quick response. Article continues here... Advertisement The 26-year-old is out of contract at Marseille and was ....


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Due Diligence Is Over - And Blues Takeover Is Ever Closer

The takeover of Pompey by Sulaiman Al Fahim’s has crossed a major hurdle with the completion of the due diligence process, according to reports. The detailed investigation into the club’s finances were reported on Monday afternoon to be over, putting the £60m buyout a big step closer Article continues here... Advertisement Al Fahim's ....


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Psg's Rothen Set For Pompey Move As Blackburn Interest Wanes?

Reports in France suggest Pompey are ready to offer Paris Saint Germain midfielder Jerome Rothen a contract. The 31-year old former Monaco player has been linked with moves to Blackburn and Turkey this summer, but Pompey are the latest said to be interested in signing him. Article continues here... Advertisement Earlier this month Rothen was suspended for ....


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Al Fahim Gets Fit And Proper Person Test Underway?

Prospective Pompey owner Sulaiman Al Fahim is thought to have begun the process of gaining the FA stamp of approval for his takeover of Portsmouth FC. With due diligence complete and the deal to buy the club finally agreed on Tuesday, this is the final hurdle before Al Fahim can take control. 107.4 The Quay are reporting this morning that Al Fahim has submitted relevant papers to the ....


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Clock Ticking As Italian Press Claims Mancini 'meets Pompey Officials'

Reports in Italy suggest that Roberto Mancini has met with officials from Pompey about the manager's job at Fratton Park. La Stampa claims Mancini and his representatives met with Pompey officials in Paris and certainly Executive Chairman Peter Storrie has been out of the country at meetings on club business this week. The takeover of the club is expected to be completed in the next week or so, ....


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Nlundulu: I Have Adapted To English Football

Pompey Academy star Gael Nlundulu feels he has settled in well to life at Portsmouth after his first season at the club He arrived last summer aged just 17 from French giants Paris Saint Germain and during the course of the season he maqde a big impression. In an interview with the French website espoirsdufootball.com he said: 'I started the season with the youth team, where I was a first team regular, often playing for the reserves at the same time. 'I often play two matches a week at the ....


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Nlundulu: Distin Helped Me Settle In

Pompey Academy star Gael Nlundulu reckons Sylvain Distin was the player who most helped him settle in at the club after his surprise move from Paris Saint Germain last summer. In an interview with the French website espoirsdufootball.com he said: 'It was Sylvain Distin who talked to me a lot and advised me about the club and how it worked. 'Regarding the French-speakers, there were plenty who I ....


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Arab International Weighs Up Pompey Trial Offer?

Algeria international midfielder Lazhar Hadj Aïssa is weighing up an offer from his present club ES Setif or the offer of a trial at Fratton Park. That's according to sources in the North African country at least. The elmoudjahid.com website reports that Hadj Aissi is torn between re-signing for another year and taking the trial. Article continues ....


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