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'pompey And Man City Could Trouble Title Contenders': Benitez

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez reckons Pompey and Manchester City could pose problems for the usual suspects at the top of the table with their new-found wealth. City were taken over by an Arab consortium last summer, while Pompey should be taken over soon by a consortium fronted by Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim - who brokered the City deal - once due diligence is completed. Article continues ....

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Will The Doctor Turn Back On Pompey? No Chance

Sulaiman Al Fahim’s camp have dismissed talk he could pull out of his planned takeover at Pompey. Sources close to the doctor say he is determined to push on with the deal, and should have no problem convincing the Premier League he is a fit and proper person to own a club. Dr Al Fahim is said to have been delighted with the warm welcome given him in Portsmouth a week ago and has no ....

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Hart Is Manager For Next Season: Mokoena

Paul Hart is Pompey manager next season according to new signing Aaron Mokoena. The South Africa captain announced at the end of the season he had signed a deal with Pompey after his contract expired at Blackburn. Article continues here... Mokoena, speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, said: 'As far as I am concerned, he [Hart] is the manager for next season. That's what I've been ....

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Second Ligue 1 Club On Pompey Striker Alert

After Paris Saint Germain it's the turn of Rennes to be linked with a move for John Utaka. The Nigerian joined Pompey two seasons ago from Rennes in a £7 million deal, but despite glimpses of potential, he has never really impressed himself on the Fratton faithful. Article continues here... Last week it emerged PSG had Utaka as one of their striker options for thre summer's ....

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Takeover 'on Course For July' As Al Fahim Plans 'bright Future'

The takeover of Pompey is likely to be completed in July and propsective new owner Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim sees a 'bright future' for the club. And the deal is not going to be held up by concerns over the identities of the people in Dr Al Fahim's consortium either. Instead Al Fahim is keen to press ahead with the deal which he realises is highly significant for the fans of the club. Article ....

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Pompey And Everton Target Set For Fc Twente

Reported Pompey target Sekou Cisse is expecting to join FC Twente imminently. The Ivory Coast striker, currently at Roda JC, had been linked with a move to England, possibly to Pompey or Everton, but it now looks like he will stay in Holland. Article continues here... It appears the player has decided his future lies with the club coached by former England boss Steve McClaren. 'I am ....

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First Impressions Are Good Ones For Pompey Fans

Two Pompey fans who had an audience with Pompey’s prospective new owner have spoken of their favourable early impressions. Supporters’ club chairman Nigel Tresidder and veteran Blues fan Basher Benfield were asked to meet D Sulaiman Al Fahim during his brief visit to Fratton Park. Both said he left them in no doubt this was a genuine bid to buy Pompey and strengthen them as a force in English football. And they said he struck them as being more of a Milan Mandaric than a Sacha Gaydamak, ....

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How To Make Redknapp Less Unpopular?

Harry Redknapp and Joey Barton both at Fratton next season? At least only one of them could be the most unpopular figure ever to be on the Pompey payroll. Rumours of Redknapp being favoured by Pompey’s new owner have had fuel added to them by former chairman Milan Mandaric saying he should be given a third spell at the Blues’ helm. And that came on the same day as fresh reports of a £5m bid for Barton, one of the most despised men in football. The chances are both will end up as no ....

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Pompey Set For North Hampshire Pre-season Friendly

Pompey will play a pre-season friendly against Basingstoke on Saturday July 25. The match against the Conference South side will kick off at 3pm at their Camrose Ground near the centre of town. Article continues here... Basingstoke finished 18th in the league last season, three places behind Havant & Waterlooville. Are you going to Basingstoke? Tell us on the forum. Follow ....

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Mendes: Pompey And Spurs Are Similar But Both Are Smaller Clubs Than Rangers...

Former Pompey midfielder Pedro Mendes reckons that Spurs and Pompey are pretty similar-sized clubs, but both are dwarfed by his present side Rangers. The 30-year-old Portuguese, who left Pompey for Glasgow last summer, gave an interview to maisfutebol.com where he reflected on the differences between his two English clubs and the Scottish Champions. Article continues here... When asked ....

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Arrivals & Departures Update: June 8

If Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim's takeover takes place it promised to be a busy summer on the transfer front, Keep up with Pompey's transfer dealings this summer with our handy tables below. ARRIVALS Code: * = out of contract L = Loan ConfirmedRumoured   Kanu*; Primus*; Robinson (West Brom); Dudek (Real Madrid); Lopes; Fortune (Nancy); Zenden (OM); Niang (OM); Cisse S (Roda JC); ....

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Psg Interested In Signing Pompey Striker?

Paris Saint Germain are preparing an offer for John Utaka according to sources in France. The Nigerian striker has endured a difficult two season since his move from Rennes for £7 million in 2007. Article continues here... However, Le Parisien newspaper reports that PSG might be prepared to meet Pompey's £5 million asking price. Does Sekou fit the bill for Pompey? Tell us ....

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Pompey And Everton Keen On Cissé?

Pompey are in the hunt to sign Ivory Coast striker Sekou Cisse, currently playing in the Dutch first division with Roda JC. The 24-year-old had been expected to move to a Dutch club, with FC Twente, Feyenoord and PSV in the running, but negotiations are dragging. Article continues here... And now, De Telegraaf - a Dutch newspaper - is reporting Pompey and Everton are now in the hunt to ....

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If Johnson Wants To Carry On For England, Carry On For Pompey

Glen Johnson had a mixed game as England won comfortably in Kazakhstan – as a former Fratton favourite suggested his best hope of furthering his international career was to stay at Pompey. Johnson was part of a defence which looked shaky early on in the World Cup qualifier and might have let a goal in within a minute. But he improved as the game went on and an excellent run to and along ....

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The Doc Flies Into Fratton And Meets The Fans

Prospective Pompey owner Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim visited Fratton Park publicly for the first time today and met with fans. Although he gave little away in terms of his plans for the club, until the due diligence process is complete, Executive Chairman Peter Storrie revealed that he was impressed with the Doc's knowledge of the club. Article continues here... “We must remember we are ....

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Pompey's New Owner: I'm Fit - And Proper

Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim says he has no worries over the football authorities deciding he is fit and proper to own Pompey. He says controversy over his real estate development company, Hydra Properties, will not affect his planned ownership of the club. Al Fahim is beginning his period of due diligence on the club, and says the league have yet to contact him. A group called Hydra Investors, which ....

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Pamarot Interests Saint Etienne And Sochaux Among Others

Pompey's out of contract defender Noe Pamarot is in demand in his native land. French Ligue 1 clubs Sochaux and Saint Etienne have both sounded out the possibility of signing free agent Pamarot, while he has also attracted interst from Lokomotiv Moscow and Espanyol. Article continues here... Pamarot's appearances were limited last season, but he has been a dependable defender since ....

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Friendlies Announced As Pompey Deadline Passes

Pompey are going back to Portugal for two pre-season friendlies. The Blue will face Vitoria SC – who they beat over two legs in last season’s UEFA Cup - and Benfica this summer for the Trofeu Cidade de Guimaraes (City of Guimaraes Trophy). The matches will be played at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques, where the Blues played their second leg tie with Vitoria last October, in which ....

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Doc: I'll Bring Emirati Talent To Pompey

Pompey's prospective new owner wants to focus on developing Pompey's home-grown talent and he even hopes some players from his native land may come through the ranks. Reinterating his commitment to completing his deal for the club in the next two to three weeks, Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim said: 'I want to focus on the Portsmouth Academy and the young players.' Article continues here... He add ....

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The Doc Is Anxious To Get Stuck In At Fratton

New owner Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim won’t waste time rebuilding Pompey when his £60m takeover of the club is complete – and new contracts for Niko Kranjcar and Peter Crouch could be the first documents he puts his signature to. Reports today quote a source from the doc’s camp saying he will want to get stuck into his new project as soon as he is allowed, which will be music to ....

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Mancini Ready To Talk To Pompey

New frontrunner Roberto Mancini will be happy to speak to Pompey about the job of manager in Sulaiman Al Fahim's new-look club. The former Inter Milan boss is interested in moving to a forward-thinking Premier League club, although his agent has warned a dispute with Inter could restrict his next move. Mancini’s name has come to the fore in a race that’s changing by the ....

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List Of Potential Bosses Grows By Day At Pompey

Harry Redknapp and Slaven Bilic are the latest names in the frame as speculation grows over who will manage Pompey under their new owner. Redknapp’s name is being linked strongly with the job by Paul Smith of the Sunday Mirror, who does have good contacts at Fratton and has been spotted more than once in the director’s box at home games. The main obstacle in his way of his return is ....

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No Pompey Talks With Eriksson ... Yet

Pompey have denied they are already in talks with Sven-Göran Eriksson – but have admitted there’s a chance Paul Hart could be replaced as manager by the club’s new owner. Ex-England boss Eriksson has fast emerged as favourite to run the team following the takeover by Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim. Reports today said Hart had agreed to an offer to take the manager’s job ....

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Marseille's Niang Could Be Pompey, Everton And Man City Target

Marseille striker Mamadou Niang has become a potential target for Pompey after the player announced he was unsure whether he would be staying at the Velodrome next season. The 29-year-old Senegal international is one of the most reliable goalscorers in the French league, averaging just under a goal every other game. This season he has bagged 11 in 26 games, despite haing missed two months with ....

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'it's A Privilege To Be Taking Over At Pompey' - Al-fahim Woos The Fans

Pompey’s new owner has pledged to make the funds available to build a 'strong' Portsmouth and said it was a 'privilege' to be taking the helm at Fratton Park. In his first full interview about the deal which sees his investment group Al Fahim Asia Associates takeover from present owner Alexandre Gaydamak once a period of due diligence is completed, Dr Sulaiham al-Fahim hus begun to ....

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