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Uefa Cup Seedings Confirmed Ahead Of Draw

UEFA has confirmed the seedings for the draw for the group stages of the UEFA Cup. The draw will be made on Tuesday in Nyon, Switzerland. One team from each pot will be allocated to each of the eight groups during the draw, which will take from 11.00 BST on Tuesday. The 40 participants will form eight groups of five, with each side playing two home and two away matches. Clubs ....


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Crouch's Goals Earn England Recall

Peter Crouch has regained his place in the England squad as Pompey have four players called up for the national side for the first time in their history. After being surprisingly left out for the World Cup qualifiers in Andorra and Croatia, Crouch has responded with four goals in a week. The latest helped Pompey to a 2-1 victory over Stoke on Sunday. England boss Fabio Capello will no doubt ....


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Pulis Owes Great Debt To Redknapp

Tony Pulis has paid tribute to Harry Redknapp as he prepares to bring his Stoke team to face Pompey at Fratton Park. Redknapp took Pulis to Dean Court in 1987 and the Welsh midfielder helped Bournemouth to the title. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> He later became manager at the Cherries after Redknapp had moved on to West Ham But as he prepares ....


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Appiah Still Talking Over Premier League Move

Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah has hinted he is still in negotiations with some Premier League clubs, including Pompey. And he rejected suggestions his high wage demands are threatening moves, as Pompey suggested a couple of weeks agao. A free agent after walking out on Fenerbahce following a dispute over treatment of an injury, Appiah also said he hopes to be back in action soon. "We are ....


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Cajuda: I Have To Take Risks Against Pompey

Guimaraes coach Mauel Cajuda has admitted be wil have to 'take risks' if his side is to knock Pompey out of the UEFA Cup, but insists he's not on a 'mission impossible'. Pompey are clear favourites to progress, as Cajuda acknowledges: "We lost the first leg 2-0 and today [the day after Porto's 4-0 defeat at Arsenal] everyone has an idea how diffocult it is to play in England,' he said. "My team ....


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Crouch Backs Pompey's Experience To Prevail

Peter Crouch is wary of Guimaraes' threat ahead of the second leg of the UEFA Cup first round tie, but he is backing his side to get through. The England striker reckons the depth of European experience in the squad will be crucial in getting the right result. Pompey beat the Portuguese side 2-0 a fortnight ago, but need to avoid any slip ups to secure their place ion the group stages of the ....


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Pompey Goals Can Lead To England Call

Peter Crouch is out to get Pompey into the UEFA Cup group stage - and further his own chances of getting an England recall. Crouch got his second goal of the season to kill off Spurs at the weekend and is desperate for another to help the Blues win in Portugal on Thursday night. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> And he has admitted that, although ....


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Danilo Confident Guimaraes Can Come Back

Guimaraes' Brazilian defender Danilo is confident his side can come back in Thursday's second leg of the UEFA Cup. The player was talking after Guimaraes' 3-1 win at Trofese at the weekend. "It's always a good victory away from home, which was well deserved, after a less favorable outcome [Guimaraes lost at home last week]. A victory with a very good taste, " he said. "We do not have much to ....


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Portugal Advice Given To Pompey Fans

Pompey fans travelling to Portugal for the club's first UEFA Cup away match have been issued with some advice that should help them avoid any problems on the trip. The Football Supporters' Federation is operating a telephone helpline which will be manned for the day before and after the game, as well as matchday itself. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // ....


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Redknapp Says Pompey Are In The Same Boat As Most Clubs

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp doesn't know whether the club is up for sale or not, but he backed owner Alexandre Gaydamak and what he'd done for the club. Although the manager has wheeled and dealed in 2008, players have only been moved on so that he could sign others. And Redknapp is delighted with his squad. "I know we have fantastic assets here - and they are on the pitch. I've spoken to the ....


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Harry: I Don't Need To Sell

Harry Redknapp has insisted he doesn't have to sell anyone amid rumours that Pompey are up for sale. One tabloid report said that owner Alexandre Gaydamak is set for a fire sale to raise cash in january if he can't sell the club, while another says that negotiations are at an advanced stage with a middle eastern consortium. However, Redknapp insists he's under no pressure to get rid of ....


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Pompey Tipped To Topple Spurs

Kanu says Pompey are ready to right the wrongs of their past two performances with a win over Spurs. The Nigerian striker, who came on as a substitute against Chelsea on Wednesday, belives the Blues squad have the desire to put one over Juande Ramos's struggling outfit after conceding 10 goals in two matches. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Kanu, ....


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Pompey's Training Ground Hold-up

Pompey’s multi-million pound new training complex scheme has been delayed. The News reports that work at the Lee-on-the-Solent site, which was set to start before the end of September, has because of administrative hold-ups, been put back until the end of October at the earliest. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // ....


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Kanu Happy To Be Back In Action

Kanu is pleased to be back in action for Pompey after his injury lay off and he is aiming to get his place back in the team. The Nigeria international came on for the last quarter of the game against Chelsea in the Carling Cup, although he could make little impression. However, Kanu was just pleased to be backon the field of play. "It's a good feeling to be back. After an injury, you have to ....


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Referee Named For Uefa Return

Turkish referee Selcuk Dereli will take charge of Pompey's second leg of the UEFA Cup. Pompey travel to Guimaraes next week defending a 2-0 lead in the competition after the first leg at Fratton Park. Lassana Diarra and Jermain bagged the goals which gave Pompey their advantage. The match will be played on Thursday October 2 (9.30pm BST). Discuss this story on our forum. It's quick and easy ....


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Collectors Set Fair For Fratton

Pompey's first programme and memorabilia fair of the season takes place on Sunday, October 12. It will be held in the Marquee, Anson Road, Fratton Park, from 11am to 2pm. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Organiser Chris Gibbs said: 'Because of the success of the fairs in Portsmouth, we now have two a year. The next one after this ....


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Pompey Cup Hopes Boosted By Chelsea Injuries

Pompey's Carling Cup hopes have been boosted by the news that two of Chelsea's Portuguese stars have been ruled out by injury. Deco pulled up lame before the start of Chelsea's game with Manchester United at the weekend and has a thigh tear. Meanwhile Ricardo Carvalho limped off early in the match with knee ligament damage. He will be out for a month, while his compatriot will be missing for a ....


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Now We Really Are Going On A European Tour

Tickets for the UEFA Cup second leg away to Vitoria SC go on sale to season ticket holders and members on Saturday. Pompey have been given an initial allocation of 3,000 seats and after Thursday night's superb 2-0 first leg win, demand is expected to be steady. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> They will be sold from 9am to ....


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Diarra Hails The Fans On A 'special Night'

Pompey midfielder Lassana Diarra has hailed the Pompey fans after a 'special night' at Fratton Park. The France international scored Pompey's opening goal in the 2-0 win over Vitoria Guimaraes on Thursday night to give the club a winning start to its first-ever UEFA Cup campaign. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> "The club felt it ....


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Guimaraes Boss Would Be Happy With 0-0

Guimaraes boss Manuel Cajuda has identified Jermian Defoe and Lassana Diarra is the two greatest threats to his side's hopes of progress in the UEFA Cup. Cajuda, whose side trained on the Fratton Park pitch on Wednesday night, watched Pompey against Middlesbrough on Satuirday and it was the 'D-Team' who caught his eye rather than Peter Crouch. "He [Crouch] is tall, there's no denying it, but ....


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Guimaraes Squad Stretched To The Limit

Guimaraes are bringing a squad of just 17 players to Thursday's UEFA Cup tie after their squad was ravaged by injuries and suspensions. And the Portuguese club have had to include a couple of young players in the squad to make up the numbers. Strikers Diogo Lamelas and Raphael, are the two players concerned, but Guimaraes have been boosted by the return of central defender Sereno, who has yet ....


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Six Stake Claims For Pompey Places

Half a dozen of Pompey's squad players put in their bids to play a part in the busy fortnight ahead when they turned out for the reserves against Arsenal. Strikers Kanu and David Nugent, midfielder Arnold Mvuemba, winger Glen Little and defenders Djimi Traore and Noe Pamarot all played in the 1-0 defeat at West Leigh Park. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // ....


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Vitoria Boss: We're Coming For A Result

Guimaraes boss Manuel Cajuda is aiming for his team to still be in contention for the second leg after the UEFA Cup game at Fratton Park on Thursday. Before he left with his squad for Hampshire he told the Portuguese press: "People should be calm because we are not leaving for a mission impossible, there is nothing for us to be ashamed about because we are not faced with that situation. Let's ....


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Pedro Mendes Warns Vitoria: Fratton Is Intimidating

Former Pompey favourite Pedro Mendes has told his home-town team Guimaraes that they will have to show great heart to get past Portsmouth. And he told the Portuguese team that Fratton Park would be intimidating. Mendes, who left Fratton Park for Rangers in August told the Record newspaper that Guimares would have to use their frustration at being eliminated from the Champions League in ....


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Injured Guimaraes Skipper Praises Pompey's Pedigree

Guimaraes midfielder Flávio Meireles has downplayed the significance of his injury-enforced absence from Thursday's game and reckons the Portugeuse side can get a result at Fratton. The Vitoria SC captain is among four players ruled out of the game, but he is not concerned and reckons his side can still do well, although he paid tribute to Pompey's pedigree. 'My absence is not important. ....


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