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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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New Owner: Pompey Deal Excites Me

Pompey’s new owner says he is excited at his purchase the club – and insists he is much more than just a broker in this deal. Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim confirmed it was a done deal when he spoke to reporters at the Champions League final in Rome. The Daily Mail online reported that Dr Al Fahim, who heads a property company, said he was excited by the multi-million pound purchase - ....

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Pompey: We've Accepted Takeover Bid

Pompey have confirmed they have accepted a takeover offer by Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim. It’s a story that’s moving quickly, with Pompey issuing a statement just hours after speculation first started to emerge on this and other websites. A statement on the club’s official website said ‘Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that it has accepted an offer from Dr Sulaiman Al ....

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New Pompey 'owner' Got The Taste For Football After Doing Man City Deal

Reported new Pompey owner Sulaiman Al Fahim got the taste for football after brokering the deal for the Abu Dhabi United group to take oevr Manchester City last summer. The property and media tycoon is reportedly close to agreeing to take over the club for an undisclosed amount according to reports in the Middle East. “He did the Man City deal and got the taste for football. He has ....

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Pompey Taken Over By Arab Property Tycoon?

Pompey have been taken over by a United Arab Emirates businessman according to reports in the Middle East. The arabianbusiness.com website is reporting that Sulaiman Al Fahim a property tycoon and UN Goodwill Ambassador is putting the finishing touches to the deal this week. He is appraently meeting current owner Alexandre Gaydamak while taking in the Champions' League final in Rome to put the ....

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Pompey In For Former Chelsea, Liverpool And Boro Ace Now At Marseille?

According to reports in France, Pompey could be ready to make a move for out-of-contract Marseille and Holland midfielder Bolo Zenden. The former Middlesbrough, Chelsea and Liverpool player, now 32, is looking for a new club as his contract expires in June, but he is expected to be in demand. Pompey are thought to have made a discreet enquiry about his availability, should Niko Kranjcar leave ....

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Nigeria International Defender Rejects Pompey, Everton And Man City

Marseille left back Taye Taiwo has disappointed Pompey and a host of other Premier League clubs by pledging his allegience to the French club for next season. Manchester City, Everton and Pompey have all been linked with the Nigeria international, who has just been voted the bet left back in the French league. 'I will stay at OM next season,' he told La Provence. Didier Deschamps is due to ....

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Crouch Linked With Serie A Move?

According to the press in Italy, Palermo are interested in signing Pompey striker Peter Crouch. The Serie A club could face competition from Manchester City and Blackburn should the striker decide he wants to leave Fratton Park. England international Crouch has publicly expressed his disappointment at how his first season back at the club has gone, but has not indicated he wants to ....

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Defender Set To Stay At Fratton - Or Is He?

Sylvain Distin is ready to commit himself to Pompey – but has hinted he may move on if the club do not find a new owner. The French centre-half, who has struggled all season to rediscover the form that made him a firm favourite in his first season at Fratton in 2007-08, says he has no plans to leave Fratton. But he added that nothing was certain – and went on to talk of the need ....

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Raise A Glass Of Claret To New Boys Burnley

Burnley will be in the Premier League next season after they defeated Sheffield United 1-0 at Wembley in the Championship play-off final. Former Bournemouth midfielder Wade Elliott grabbed the only goal of the game after 13 minutes, completign a fairytale season the the Lancashire club. Burnley have beaten most of London's finest, including Chelsea and Arsenal, this season in a run to the ....

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Hey! Mokoena's Signed For Pompey From Rovers

Pompey have made their first signing of the summer with Blackburn's South Africa international Aaron Mokoena agreeing a three year deal once his current one expires at Ewood Park in June. The 28-year-old defensive midfielder signed for Rovers in 2005 and had been a regular until this season. And it is the lure of first team football in World Cup year which decided Mokoena to leave. "It is ....

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Jamo Typifies Pompey's Job-saving Spirit

Paul Hart says the spirit David James showed in playing through injury all season typified battling qualities in the squad which have saved people’s jobs at Fratton Park. James has had surgery on a shoulder problem and will be out of England’s summer games. It has emerged he put off the operation until Pompey had secured their Premier League status – and had been in pain for as ....

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Out Of Africa - And Back To Fratton

Benjani Mwaruwari and Lassana Diarra are set for warm welcomes when they return to Fratton Park on Monday for Kanu’s annual charity game. Both were hugely popular in their three years and a year respectively with Pompey, and are sure for great ovations in the bank holiday match in aid of the Kanu Heart Foundation. Sulley Muntari may also play, alongside a galaxy of other African ....

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Pompey Linked With Chamakh, Along With Everton, Bolton, Wigan... And Charlton!

Pompey have been linked with Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh who is keen to play in England. The Morocco international says he wants to leave the French club whether they win the league or not and he has also turned down overtures by Lyon. 'I won't play for another French club. Since I was small I have dreamed of playing in England. My game is made for there,' he said. However his President ....

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Is Utaka Worth Perservering With After All?

John Utaka is being backed to persevere at Pompey and show fans he can do better than he has shown in the past year. And it seems plenty of fans want him to get the chance to prove it. The Nigerian frontman/winger has been much criticised this season for failing to show anything like the form that made him a hit after his move to Fratton in the summer of 2007. But there were strong signs in the ....

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Time For Pompey Talking Has Arrived

Pompey’s season is not over yet – or is it? There’s still a game to go – the Blues go to Wigan on Sunday harbouring hopes of a win which could take them to a 12th-place finish – but the time for talking has arrived. And there are plenty of people at Fratton Park who will be doing that talking in the coming days and weeks. Unsurpisingly, with 18 players out of ....

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