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Crouch Loving Pompey Life As Gekas Waits For His Chance

Peter Crouch is perfectly settled at Pompey and wants to stay at the club for a long time. The England striker, who returned for a second spell at the club in the summer from Liverpool is loving life back on the south coast. 'I'm perfectly settled here. I love playing for Portsmouth. I love living down here and I'm perfectly happy here,' he told the Sports Mail. 'As long as we improve the rest ....


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Academy Gunned Down By Arsenal's Freeman

Pompey Academy went down 1-0 at Eastleigh to league leaders Arsenal, but they were probably flattered by the scoreline. The crucial goal came early in the second half when Luke Freeman scored from close range. The closest Pompey came to scoring was a first half effort from highly-rated Belgian Florent Cuvelier. Click here to see the results of the Pompey Academy side this season Did you see ....


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Pompey Hit Back After Cash Crisis Claims

Pompey have hit out at a report they are facing major financial problems because of a £25m loan being called in. The club say they have an excellent relationship with their banks, and no ‘facilities’ are being withdrawn. The Daily Mirror reported that Sacha Gaydamak was facing a crisis, with South African backers Standard Bank set to demand the loan was repaid, possibly within days. But Pompey used a statement confirming what was reported here on Tuesday – that Ramon ....


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Hart Stresses Defensive Solidity

Pompey's caretaker boss Paul Hart has stressed the importance of players taking responsibility and keeping their defensive shape as the relegation run-in gets underway. As February gives way to March, the games will begin to run out quickly and Pompey still need at least four wins from their remaining games to be sure of staying in the Premier League. But Hart is convinced they are up to the ....


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Where Now After Pompey Turn Down Bid?

Pompey’s future ownership remains uncertain after Sacha Gaydamak tuend down a bid fronted by Ramon Vega – apparently because it was significantly too low. It is understood an offer from VS Investments, fronted by former Tottenham player Vega, was deemed unacceptable by the club's board. Reports on BBC radio say the bid was low because it factored in Pompey's debt of about ....


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Man United Game Rescheduled

Pompey's trip to Manchester United has been re-scheduled for Wednesday April 22 with an 8pm kick off. The clash with the league leaders was scheduled for this coming weekend, but was put back due to United's appearance in the Carling Cup final against Spurs. Click here to see Pompey's results so far this season. Who should replace Tony Adams as Pompey boss? Bilic, Eriksson, Grant, Hart & ....


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Hermann Doesn't Want To Be A Hermit

Revitalised Hermann Hreidarsson is keen to stay at Fratton Park – as long as whoever takes over as manager gives him regular football. The popular Icelandic defender has marked his return to a starting spot with goals in each of the past two games in front of the Fratton end. Now he has told The News he believes he may get more chances following the departure of Tony Adams. Hreidarsson ....


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Another Fa Say: Hands Off, Pompey

If it’s an international boss Pompey want to replace Tony Adams, they are fast finding out it’s not as easy as it looks. Already the Mexican FA are being over-protective of Sven Goran Eriksson, one of Pompey’s targets for the job. And now Croatian authorities are taking the same line over Slaven Bilic, another manager who has been linked with the post. Croatia have ruled out ....


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Pompey Still Want Sven But Hart Is The Next Best Option

Pompey are continuing their pursuit of Sven-Goran Eriksson, but have made it clear that the club would be happy to see Paul Hart and Brian Kidd remain in charge, if they cannot land their top target. Hopes of landing Eriksson have been hindered by the fact he is reluctant to walk out on his present job as manager of Mexico. Although relations between Eriksson and his current employers are ....


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Blues Flop Isn't Happy With Pompey

Pompey flop Djimi Traore – who is reported to be on wages of £25,000 still largely being paid by the club – has hit out at his employers for freezing him out. Traore, who has gone to Championship side Birmingham on loan, says Pompey left him out in the cold because he refused to leave Fratton Park last summer. The fact he wasn’t good enough to get in the side appears to ....


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Boss Unfazed By Long-term Talk

Paul Hart spoke of his delight at Pompey’s win over Manchester City and determination to keep on taking it a game at a time – as talk of moves for either Sven Goran Eriksson or Avram Grant continued to rumble. Hart has been reluctant to answer questions about how long he and Brian Kidd might be in charge of the Blues for, but many more displays under them like the one that saw off ....


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James Reveals How Speed Stick Spurred Him On

David James is set to break the Premier League appearance record against Manchester City at Fratton Park on Saturday. And he has revealed the stick his team-mates gave him as the current joint record holder of 535 games spurred him on. "It means a hell of a lot to me. Every time Gary Speed has pulled on a shirt in recent seasons, the lads have given me a bit of stick: ‘You’ll have ....


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Swans' Martinez Backed For Blues Job, But Sven Still In Pole

Swansea boss Roberto Martinez is the latest manager to see his odds on becoming Pompey's next manager slashed. After Alan Curbishley, Avram Grant, Sven Goran Eriksson and Roy Keane, the man who masterminded knocking Pompey out of the FA Cup saw his odds tumble on Thursday to become second favourite for the job. But Eriksson remains the favourite in spite of the fact his present employers, the ....


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Who's Kidding Who By Brian's Appointment?

Pompey's managerial plot thickened as they appointed Brian Kidd to the coaching staff to assist temporary manager Paul Hart. The club's Youth Academy manager is expected to be in charge for the Manchester City game and possibly even the Stoke game a week on Saturday as the club appoint the new man. It is understood the club have a preferred target in mind, but presumably enabling them to take ....


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Eriksson Approach Reported

Pompey have reportedly asked for permission from the Mexico FA to speak to Sven-Goran Eriksson over the vacant manager's job at Fratton Park. And the odds on the Swede taking the job have tumbled dramatically on Tuesday afternoon. The former England manager is under pressure as Mexico's bid to qualify for the World Cup stumbles and reports in central Amaerica suggest that if Mexico lose a vital ....


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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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