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Adams On Way Out Of Pompey

Tony Adams is being axed as Pompey’s manager less than four months after getting the job. The News reported on Sunday night that, despite the encouraging performance in the defeat to Liverpool, the board have lost patience with the former Arsenal and England captain. Pompey have not won in nine matches and stand a perilous one point away from the relegation zone. Under Adams, Pompey ....


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Curbishley Report Blasted By Pompey

Pompey have hit out at a report in the Daily Express that Alan Curbishley has been approached to replace Tony Adams as manager. The club are to take legal action against the Express, saying the newspaper did not seek confirmation from the club that its facts were correct. A statement on the Pompey website said: 'The club became aware of the story at around 9.30pm last night and immediately ....


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New Pompey Pair Can Make A Difference

Pompey’s new Greek pair have been backed to make a big impact at Fratton as the Blues warm up to take on a tired, deflated injury-hit Liverpool. Pompey’s assistant boss John Metgod is excited by the recruitment of Angelos Basinas and Theo Gekas, who could both be in the squad when Rafa’s Reds visit the south coast on Saturday. It could be a Liverpool team without Steven ....


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Storrie Backs Boss - And His Buys

Pompey insist they are keeping faith with Tony Adams – and say they hope their transfer-window signings will leave them strong enough to stay up. Many fans seem unconvinced Adams is the right man for the job after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Fulham, and the deadline-day addition of Angelos Basinas to the squad, a day after striker Theo Gekas joined, has done little to quell the unrest ....


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Pompey's Deadline Day Dealings

The transfer window is open for a few more hours, but there's snow all over it and we can't see a thing. Pompey have confirmed one more signing - that's two in the last 24 hours - but will any more follow, or go in the other direction? We have an army of reliable sources - plus a couple of platoons of unreliable ones - who we shall be relying on during the day to tell us who is incoming ....


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Davis Going Nowhere - What About Jamo?

Pompey have rejected Bolton’s bid to replace Kevin Nolan with Sean Davis – and fans will spend the last day of the transfer window hoping Newcastle don’t snatch David James. They have also made another loan signing. The Blues have recruited Greek striker Theofanis Gekas. The 28-year-old joins from Bayer Leverkusen with a view to a permanent switch. The Greece international ....


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Gekas The Greek Goalscorer Signs On For The Blues

Pompey have signed Greek international striker Theofanis Gekas on loan until the end of the season from Bayer Leverkusen. The 28-year-old was the Bundesliga's top scorer two season ago with Vfl Bochum and he has an impressive goal ratio of just under two a game in a career which started at his home town club Larissa. And Pompey beat off the challenge of Espanyol to sign the striker, who was ....


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Spurs' Market Moves Could Free Up Midfielder Deal

Spurs' activity in the transfer market on Monday could be the key to Pompey signing one of their top targets. A deal has been agreed to take Giovanni Dos Santos for White Hart Lane to Fratton Park, but the Mexican mis-fit could be left in limbo after Jermain Pennant's foot injury. The 19-year-old midfielder, who has struggled to impose himself since a big-money move from Barcelona last summer, ....


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Davis To Bolton Deal Mooted

Pompey midfielder Sean Davis is being linked with a move to Bolton for an 'undisclosed' fee. The move would be an unpopular one, given that Davis has been one of Pompey's most consistent performers of late, but the 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer. Consequently, Pompey could be tempted to cash in on a player who can leave the club for free in the summer, although this would be a ....


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O'neil Bids To End Boro Nightmare

Gary O'Neil is reported to be so desperate to return to Fratton park he is getting his union to back his case. The 26-year-old midfielder was widely tipped to rejoin the club he left 18 months ago for £5 million, but his club Middlesbrough have played hard-ball over the transfer. O'Neil is claiming he should be allowed to move on 'compassionate grounds'. His family have failed to settle ....


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Adams Has Window Work Cut Out

The final full week of the transfer window arrives with Pompey fans believing Tony Adams has his work cut out to strengthen his squad to the extent that he needs to. But supporters will be heartened by talk of bids for Rweal Madrid striker Javier Saviola and AC Milan midfielder Emerson. Though any joy at talk of those sort of names coming to Fratton will be offset by worrying talk of Newcastle ....


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Barnetta Turns Down Pompey Chance

Pompey have missed out in signing Swiss international midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta according to reports in Germany. The Bayer Leverkeusen midfielder has been the subject of an 8 million euro bid, but the 23-year-old turned down the idea. 'It only took me a couple of seconds to think about it and decide to stay at Bayer,' the player is reported as saying. His contract at Bayer expires in ....


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Pele Denies Pompey And Spurs Contact

Le Mans goalkeeper Yohann Pele has denied reports he is joining Pompey and claims he is 'fed up' with speculation he will lkeave his club before the summer. Pele (26) is regarded as one of the brightest goalkeeping propsects in France and has been linked with a move to Fratton Park, as well as Spurs. But he insists there's nothing in it: 'There's been some odd things going on for a few weeks. ....


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Cranie Will Be A Right Partner For Pennant

Martin Cranie and Jermaine Pennant look set to team up on Pompey’s right as they bid to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup by beating Swansea on Saturday. With Glen Johnson suspended, Cranie is likely to get the nod against the Swans – just as he did against Bristol City in the last round. It comes as Tony Adams’ midfield options pick up, with Richard Hughes fit again and Papa ....


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At Home At Pompey - And In Defence

Younes Kaboul has admitted he is more at home in defence than midfield – but is stressing as well that he is quite at home at Pompey. The Frenchman has largely impressed fans so far this season, but most believe he looks better at the back than being asked to fill in in the centre of the park, where he got hislatest outing at Spurs at the weekend. Kaboul has been talking about how well he ....


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Pompey Get Their Man - So Who's Next?

Jermaine Pennant is a Pompey player, and will make his debut against Swansea in the FA Cup on Saturday. The right winger has signed for Pompey from Liverpool on loan until the end of the season. Now Tony Adams is likely to switch his attentions to securing a central midfielder, after moves for Gary O'Neil and Edu ran into brick walls. The Liverpool man completed the move to Fratton Park this ....


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Pennant Pompey Move 'is Step Closer'

Jermaine Pennant is said to be warming the idea of moving to Pompey on loan until the end of the season. The winger is due to hold talks with the Blues as both parties try to work out a move. Pennant had initially rejected an inquiry from manager Tony Adams but reports today say he has since been told by Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez that he does not figure in the Reds’ first-team ....


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Pompey In Pole For Pele?

Pompey are still hoping to sign Le Mans goalkeeper Yohann Pele as David James' successor according to reports in France. The 26-year-old - recently called up by the France national team - is out of contract in the summer and his club are keen to cash in before his contract expires. He is also being followed by Celtic scouts, but Pompey are thought to be in pole position to sign him. Pele has ....


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Merse: Pompey Are In Trouble

Paul Merson says Pompey may never get promoted back to the Premier League if they go down this season – and he thinks relegation is possible. In an extraordinarily gloomy outlook for the club he captained to promotion six seasons ago, Merson says Pompey would not get the crowds in the Championship they would need to avoid selling all their best players. Writing in his preview of ....


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Kaboul Pledges Future To Les Bleus

Pompey defender Younes Kaboul has pledged his future to the France national team, but he won't rule out the chance to play for Morocco if he doesn't make Les Bleus grade. Morocco national coach Roger Lemerre has sounded out Kaboul discreetly. However, speaking to French newspaper Aujourd'hui Sport Kaboul said: 'I don't know what I am going to do. The rules allow me to play for Morocco. That ....


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Another Jermain For Pompey? Not Quite..

You might think Tony Adams has had enough of players called Jermain. And so he has – but add an e and one called Jermaine may be heading for Fratton. Reports say Pompey have made a £2m bid for Jermaine Pennant, the Liverpool winger, and hope to open negotiations over the weekend. Pennant, who seems to have been around for many years but has in fact just turned 26, was the subject of ....


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Day 15: Transfer Window Update

It looks like being a busy January in the transfer market. Keep tabs on who's potentially in and who's potentially on their way from Fratton Park during the transfer window with our handy table below. The window closes at 5pm on Tuesday February 2. ARRIVALS   Goalkeepers Pele (Le Mans), Kameni (Espanyol) Defenders Cranie (Charlton) ....


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Tough Defence Delights Pompey Boss

Pompey’s new-found resilience was praised by manager Tony Adams as the Blues started to look forward to an FA Cup fourth-round tie against Swansea and dream of another glory run. Adams was delighted by another clean sheet, which means the side have conceded just one goal in three games since the Boxing Day debacle against West Ham. The boss picked out keeper David James, whose excellent ....


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James Airs Worries Over 'strange' January

David James says he is worried by Pompey’s failure to be linked with buying many players this month – and says the next two games will be crucial for the club. In his column in the Observer, the keeper says this is the strangest January transfer window he has ever known at a club. James says: ‘It’s the first time I've been at a club where the rumours are all about who is ....


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Pompey Midfield Targets Grow By The Minute

Edu and Manuel Fernandes are believed to be two of Pompey’s top midfield targets – and Joey Barton is on the radar too. Boss Tony Adams has told Sacha Gaydamak and Peter Storrie he wants to sign five players – in line with the chiefs’ statement that the Blues could buy three and loan two players this month. Bristol City have said Blues midfield target Marivn Elliott is ....


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