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Pompey's Euro Hopes Become Clearer

Pompey's UEFA Cup chances will become clearer tonight as the other four sides in Group E all play their second game. AC Milan, the strong favourites to win the group, play Braga, who are with the Italians on three points after beating the Blues a fortnight ago. And Wolfsburg play their first match at home to Heerenveen, who lost their opener against AC. Pompey need only to finish third in the ....

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Gaydamak Set To Reveal His Thoughts On The Quay

Sacha Gaydamak is due to talk exclusively about the future of Portsmouth Football Club. On Thursday, Portsmouth’s 107.4 The Quay are due to broadcast an exclusive interview with the club's owner. The most eagerly-anticipated interview of the season so far will be brought to you by The Quay's Head of Sport Chris Wise and Mark Mudie In their conversation, Gaydamak talks about Harry ....

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Diop Spot On ... With His Attitude

Tony Adams has praised under-fire Papa Bouba Diop for his attitude – in the wake of many fans calling for him to be dropped. The Pompey boss has defended the Senegalese midfielder after two nightmare games in which he has conceded two fairly needless penalties and missed a sitter which could have put Pompey ahead at Anfield. Adams’ backing suggests Diop will keep his place at ....

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Kranjcar's Backing Adams To Succeed

Pompey midfielder Niko Kranjcar has backed his new boss to make a success of the manager's job at Fratton Park. The Croatia international is convinced Adams has what it takes and that the players are all behind him. "We are actually playing all right. We are giving it our best and are creating a lot of chances - unfortunately they are not going in," he told The News. "The thing is with Tony, ....

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Boss Ready To Try Niko Switch

Niko Kranjcar could be asked to provide the answer to Pompey’s right-sided problem. Manager Tony Adams has revealed he is considering switching Kranjcar from the left in a bid to find the player who can give Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch decent service from the other side. So far John Utaka and Papa Diop have failed to come up with the solution on the right – while Armand Traore ....

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Pompey Starlet's Big Dream

Pompey’s new African starlet has told of his desire to develop at Fratton into the great player many people in football are tipping him to become. Seventeen-year-old Torric Jibril has said he wants to become ‘one of the best players in England very soon.’ They’re big words but the fact Arsenal and Real Madrid were also on thr trail of the Ghanaian midfielder suggests ....

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Keown, Jordan And More Please

Joe Jordan and Martin Keown are both wanted as part of Pompey’s backroom team – and Tony Adams is after other additions too. Adams has already held talks with his ex-Highbury tram-mate Keown about joining him at Fratton. The BBC pundit has said he in interested in a job. And now Adams has given his backing to Jordan amid talk the Scot could move on – with Adams saying him ....

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Players Are Behind Me - Adams

Tony Adams has praised the response he has had from his players since taking over from Harry Redknapp. And he says he has no qualms that victories will come if they keep performing as they did against Wigan. ’They’re totally behind me, so we’ll be alright. I’ve got good players and I believe in them,’ Adams told www.portsmouthfc.co.uk. ‘I hate it when good ....

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Kranjcar Bemoans Pompey's Luck... And Defending

Pompey midfielder Niko Kranjcar has expressed his frustration after the deferat at home to Wigan. And he bemoaned the team's lack of good fortune as they threw the kitchen sink at the visitors, but also accepted the side didn't defend what they had. "After the equaliser we went for everything but we didn’t get anything,” Kranjcar told the offical site. “When you hit the ....

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Storrie Slams 'ridiculous' Story As Takeover Rumours Mount

Chief Executive Peter Storrie has described as 'ridiculous' and article in the People which claimed that Harry Redknapp has first refusal on any players Pompey put up for sale in January. “This is laughable. It’s a ridiculous article. I have had no conversations whatsoever with Harry about players and he can confirm that," Storrie told the official site. “We have an excellent ....

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Adams: I'd Have Settled For A Point

Tony Adams revealed how he would have been happy to settle for a point against Wigan – despite feeling his team could have beaten them 5-0 based on chances created and near misses. The new Pompey boss was instead reflecting on a second straight defeat after Emile Hesekey’s late winner deemed Niko Kranjcar’s goal 10 minutes earlier worthless. Adams could not criticise his team ....

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Keown Ponders Pompey Coaching Role

Martin Keown is thinking over a chance to become a coach at Pompey under Tony Adams' new regime. The former Arsenal and England colleague of Adams revealed on BBC's Football Focus that he had been approached by Pompey. "If I can help in any way it's something I am prepared to look at; that's why we are going to meet. "I need to decide if it's something for me to do in my career. It would be ....

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Jermain's Still My Main Man

Pompey boss Tony Adams has claimed Jermian Defoe can be the top scorer in the league - even though he left him on the bench against Liverpool. Adams opted for a 4-5-1 formation at Anfield to keep things tight and the tactic nearly paid off. But Adams still regards Defoe as his toip striker. "I want Jermain to be the top goalscorer for Portsmouth, he will be. I want him to be top scorer in the ....

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Winger's Delight At Adams' Approach

If Harry Redknapp was always known for knowing when to put an arm around a player, it seems Tony Adams does too. John Utaka has told how Pompey’s new boss gave him a pre-match pep talk at Anfield after telling him he was starting the game in place of Jermain Defoe as the Blues switched to 4-5-1. Utaka, most fans thought, had a livelier match than he has for some time for Pompey and now ....

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Pompey On Taidara Trail

One minute Pompey are on the verge of financial meltdown according to the national press - the next they're about to sign a young French striker in the January transfer window. According to a number of newpapers Pompey are on the trail of Mohammed Taidara - French of Senegalese descent - who has indictaed he may be leaving Paris Saint Germain shortly. However, the 19-year-old has yet to ....

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And The New Pompey Boss Is...

Tony Adams has been appointed Pompey manager today, with his former Arsenal defensive partner Martin Keown expected to be his assistant. The club called a press conference for 1pm where Adams was unveiled and if the Keown aspect is true, it could well mean Joe Jordan is on his way. Some reports are suggesting he could join Harry Redknapp's coaching staff at ....

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Pompey Squad 'would Be Happy With Adams'

David Nugent says Pompey’s players would be happy to see Tony Adams made manager – as Harry Redknapp’s former number two becomes hot favourite to get the job. Nugent is the first Blues squad member to be drawn on who should succeed Redknapp – and he believes Adams is the right man as he is already accustomed to the club and the players. Adams is the bookies’ ....

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Redknapp's Sadness As Fans' Fears Grow

Harry Redknapp has told of his sadness at quitting Pompey – and has suggested the club should consider Tony Adams and Joe Jordan to take over. Redknapp heads to White Hart Lane to oversee Spurs’ game with Bolton this afternoon knowing he has left Pompey fans in shock. Some are angry at what they see as another betrayal – others are simply wishing him well and thanking ....

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Harry Is New Spurs Boss

Harry Redknapp is the new manager of Spurs. Tottenham are paying Pompey £5m in compensation as they install Redknapp as replacement for Juande Ramos, who they sacked on Saturday night. Redknapp confirmed on Sky Sports News he was leaving, and said it was the right time for him and for Pompey because of the dinancial uncertaintly surrounding Fratton Park. He said although Sacha ....

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Injuries Add To Pompey's Woes

Pompey's two Glens - Little and Johnson - are doubts for Sunday's visit of Fulham as the Blues bid to recover from a nightmare trip to Portugal. Johnson missed the defeat with Braga with a pelvic problem. And Little's injury jinx struck as he limped off with a hamstring strain in Portugal. Redknapp's squad - already without several key men - has now been given another hit it can scarcely ....

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Braga Keeper Respects Pompey

Braga goalkeeper Eduardo has promised his team will respect Pompey as an opponent. And he reiterated the threat Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe pose to Braga's ambitions. 'We all aspire play against the big teams. They are games that give name and prestige to the club. Certainly we are up for the challenge," he said ahead of the game. "The Portsmouth have players of world-class quality but we ....

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Braga President Targets Two Home Wins

Braga President Antonio Salvador reckons his side can beat Pompey and qualify for the latter stages of the UEFA Cup. And he prefers to face Pompey and Heerenveen at home in the group, rather than have the glamour tie visit of AC Milan. "We regard this game with great optimism, but also with a great sense of responsibility. We are confident a good result, because we know that in home games in ....

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Jesus Identifies Crosses For Crouch As Main Threat

Braga manager Jorge Jesus has identified Peter Crouch as the biggest threat to his side's hopes of getting a result against Pompey. Crouch scored twice as Pompey knocked Braga's near neighbours Guimares out in the previous round and Jesus is well aware of his ability. "The first goal in Guimaraes came down the right hand side where Vitoria had a central defender (Andrezinho) at 1.7 metres, tall ....

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Hughes Back In Pompey Contention

Pompey midfielder Richard Hughes is back in contention for Thursday’s UEFA Cup tie against Braga after recovering from injury. The club’s physio Gary Sadler revealed that Hughes has been training normally this week and is in the squad which has flown to Portugal. ‘This week we’ve had Richard Hughes back into training on Monday and Lauren joined in training on Monday and ....

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I'm Happy Doing What I'm Doing At Pompey

Armand Traore warmed up for Pompey's latest Portuguese adventure by revealing he is loving life at Fratton - hinting he is happier here than he was at Arsenal. Traore has been almost an automatic choice for Harry Redknapp since his loan move from the Emirates at the end of August, and he is delighted to be playhing regular Premier League and European football. The versatile left-sided star ....

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