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Cranie Comes On For England

Pompey defender Martin Cranie came on as a late second half subsitute as England Under 21s beat Slovenia 2-1 at Hull. He replaced Micah Richards after 74 minutes of the game, which was watched by a crowd of just under 10,000. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Slovenia took an early lead, but Richards levelled and then James ....

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Pompey Face Competition For Belhadj

Pompey face competition from three other sides for Lens left back Nadir Belhadj. According to Lens president Gervais Martel the French club hace received four offers for Algeria international Belhadj, including Pompey who are thought to favour a loan move for the player. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Martel told ....

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Adams Sets Pompey Target

Pompey may not have looked much like a top-10 team at Stamford Bridge- but that's where they must be aiming to finish for the third season running. That is the view of assistant manager Tony Adams as he surveys what the Blues should be capable of this season. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Pompey finished ninth in May 2007 and ....

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Midfielder Appiah Hopes To Be Free Agent Soon

Stephen Appiah could be about to move to England and Pompey seems to be one of his preferred destinations. The Ghana midfielder has left Fenerbahce after a dispute over the treatment of a knee injury last year which saw the complications wipe out a large portion of his season. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> He is claiming ....

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Distin: We Didn't Do Our Jobs

Sylvain Distin has held his hand up and confessed Pompey simply weren't good enough in losing to Chelsea on Sunday. And he pin-pointed the lack of graft in the team for their undoing, ven though Chelsea were on fire. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> “They played well and we didn’t. We helped them a lot, which I’m not happy about," ....

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Redknapp: I Still Need Three More Players

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp reckons he needs three more players to ensure he has a squad to compete, but he accepts he is unlikely to be able to sign anyone else for a fee. However, he does envisage reshuffling his squad in the next couple of weeks before the transfer window shuts on August 31. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> 'We are short of three ....

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Cut-price Kranjcar To Hamburg? Some Mistake Surely?

Niko Kranjcar to Hamburg for £6 million? Surely some mistake! A speculative report in Germany seems to have sparked a flurry of panic that Pompey are about to offload their Croatia international midfielder for a cut-price fee. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> However, there seems little of any real substance to this report which has appeared ....

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10 On The Teamsheet, Who's The 11th?

It would appear 10 of Pompey's team to face Chelsea tomorrow pick themselves - the big question is who plays wide on the right? Few would expect anything other than David James in goal, Glen Johnson, Hermann Hreidarsson, Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin at the back, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe up front, and Lassana Diarra and Niko Kranjcar in their usual places in the midfield ....

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Belhadj Set To Be Second Recruit

Pompey look set to sign Lens defender Nadir Belhadj, who is being strongly linked to a £3 million move to Fratton Park. The cash raised from the sale of Pedro Mendes to Rangers looks set to be re-invested at once to secure the services of the former Lyon player. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Pompey have been linked with ....

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Thomas In, Mendes Out But Is There Still Scope For Another Arrival?

Pompey are set to sign Jerome Thomas on loan from Charlton while Pedro Mendes is expected to join Rangers in a £2.5 million deal. The former Arsenal trainee is the arrival Chief Executive Peter Storrie hinted at last night during the BBC Radio Solent fans' forum, but the departure of Mendes would seem to indicate a vacancy in central midfield now too. // --> // --> // ....

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Pompey Deny Charge - And Reveal New Signing

Pompey say an FA charge over Benjani Mwaruwari's transfers to and from Fratton is no more a 'technicality'. They are strongly denying breaching FA rules over the involvement of Willie McKay in deals to buy ansd sell the striker from Auxerre in 2005-06 and to Manchester City seven months ago. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> They were quick to put ....

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Criticism Of Pompey Spending Is 'ridiculous'

Peter Storrie hit out at the 'ridiculous' criticism from fans over Pompey's summer transfer-market activity as he revealed no more big-money deals were likely before the transfer window closed. The Blues have brought in four players this summer - including one on loan - and some have have questioned why they have not spent more, especially with Sulley Muntari going to Inter for ....

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Kaboul Eyes Up Uefa Cup Glory

Younes Kaboul tipped Pompey for a long run in the UEFA Cup - as he revealed he can play in midfield as well as defence. The Frenchman has arrived at Fratton Park to push Sol Campbell and Sylvain Distin for a starting spot in the centre of defence, but he was keen to stress that's not his only position. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> And with ....

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Harry: I Still Hope To Buy

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp still hopes to be able to bring in one or two new players before the start of the new season, but he admits that he may well have to shift one or two out first of all. Advertisements // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Pompey have been linked with a number of high-profile signings, but with money reportedly tight at Fratton ....

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Harry Expects Much Of Little & Large

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp is expecting great things of his 'little and large' striking partnership of Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch, expensively assembled this year. Advertisements // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> The lanky England striker has been Pompey's major signing of the summer, arriving in a £9 million deal from Liverpool, to team up ....

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Campbell Looks For Pompey To Push On

Pompey skipper Sol Campbell is looking for the team to build on their success last season, when they won the FA Cup, although he thinks the club could do with a couple of players to do so. Advertisements // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Speaking ahead of the Community Shield clash with Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday Campbell (33) has been ....

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Primus Set To Realise Wembley Dream

Linvoy Primus is keeping everything crossed he will make his Wembley debut on Sunday as part of the Pompey squad - or even the startling line-up - who take on Manchester United in the Community shield. Primus is likely to be on the bench, although does have an outside chance of starting, following a year out of the side recovering from knee surgery. Many wondered if he had played his last game ....

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Pompey Loan Boys Are Centre Of Attention

As a number of the younger members of Pompey's squad get ready to start life on loan elsewhere, another is eyeing up a role against Manchester United at Wembley. OJ Krumah has gone on loan to Norwich and Martin Cranie may join him in the Championship at Charlton. Danijel Subotic is set to be the first player to move between Pompey and their feeder club in Belgium, Zulte Waregam, while youngster ....

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Kanu's Wembley Hope After New Deal

Pompey striker Kanu has signed a new one-year deal with the club. The news is not unexpected as the Nigeria international was fully involved in the club's pre-season tour of Africa. It came as one of his rivals for a spot up front, Ben Sahar, scored twice for a Pompey XI in their 4-0 win at West Leigh Park over Shaun Gale's Havant & Waterlooville. Glen Johnson and Arnold Mvuemba got the ....

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Back Home - And Still A Few Good Men Short

Pompey return to home-shores friendlies at Oxford on Monday with fans wondering if more new signings are imminent. After a mixed trip to Nigeria and South Africa, in which the Blues beat two local sides but were comfortably beaten by Manchester United, things have been quiet on the transfer front - with no further additions to the recruitment of Peter Crouch, Glen Little and Ben Sahar. Moves in ....

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Kaboul On Way - But Not Harry

Harry Redknapp is closing in on his top defensive target Younes Kaboul - while his bosses are playing down reports he could be leaving Fratton Park for Russia. The Blues now appear favourites to sign the £5m French player from Spurs after he reiterated his desire to play for Redknapp. The 22-year-old has rejected a move to Sunderland - that after ....

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Tough Target Set As Transfer Twists Go On

Pompey look determined to keep hold of Sulley Muntari by insisting they will not let him go for less than £15m - but their hopes of adding Shaun Wright-Phillips to the squad appear to be receding. The transfer twists came as ambitious keeper David James said next season would be a failure if pompey did not improve on their eighth-placed finish. Following Juventus' interest in Pompey's ....

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Davis May Start Pompey Exodus

A £2m move to Hull for Sean Davis seems to be the most likely outward transfer in the offing for Pompey - and it could trigger more departures, plus one or two more arrivals. Speculation is growing the the Tigers see Davis's Premier League experience as the sort of ingredient they will find vital to give them a chance of survival following their promotion in the play-offs last May. Davis ....

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Never Mind The Rivals, Hermann's Ready

Pompey's first-choice left-back is fully focused on his second season at Fratton Park - as talk of a new rival for his job gathers pace. Hermann Hreidarsson has spoken of his desire to get the new campaign started, and he does not seem to worried by talk that Harry Redknapp is ready to make a move for Reading's Nicky Shorey or - much to the displeasure of some fans - Chelsea's ex-Southampton ....

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One In, One Out On The Right?

John Utaka may be sold to finance the purchase of Shaun Wright-Phillips, reports suggest. The Chelsea and England winger is widely believed to be the Blues' next major transfer target, but there is a growing school of thought that he can be bought only if someone of value is sold first. Weekend reports have linked David Nugent and Sean Davis with moves to Stoke and Hull, and if either or both ....

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