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Effort Will Be Pompey's Key Against United

Harry Redknapp has challenged Pompey to go undefeated at home to the big four again this season - but is warning they will have to put in a lot more effort when Manchester United visit Fratton than they did at Chelsea. Pompey drew with United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea at Fratton last season and Redknapp is keen for the foursome to be held or beaten again in this campaign. // ....

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Primus On Way? Not For Good...

David Nugent to Wigan is a possibility. Djimi Traore to Hull is another. But it's the notion of Linvoy Primus to Charlton that will raise most eyebrows among Pompey fans this weekend. The defender is being linked with a loan move to The Valley, where he would be playing for one of his former clubs, but he is still committed to fighting for a place in the Pompey side later in the ....

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Athletico's Motta Is A Pompey Target?

Pompey are being linked with a move for Brazil midfielder Thiago Motta according to reports in Spain. The Atheltico Madrid player (25) also holds an Italian passport and according to mundodeportivo.es he is choosing between Pompey and Everton, with Pompey the preferred destination. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Plagued by ....

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Pompey's Pledge On Key Players

Harry Redknapp says Pompey won't be selling any more key players - but insists there are still one or two in the squad he would let go to raise cash for new arrivals. It comes as speculation continues over whether Pompey will make any more forays into the transfer market before the window closes at the end of August. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // ....

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Pompey Beat Six To Land Defender

  Pompey beat off competition from around six other clubs to strengthen their defensive options with the loan signing of Arsenal teenager Armand Traore. The left-back, who can also play in midfield, is at Fratton for the season and says he wants to help the Blues achieve another top-half finish and try to retain the FA Cup. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> ....

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Traore The Gunner In Pompey Frame

Arsenal defender Armand Traoré has emerged as the front runner to solve Pompey's left back cover problem after it emerged that Lens Nadir Belhadj could move to Borussia Dortmund or Monaco. The 18-year-old France under-19 international is finding his way blocked at Arsenal following their signing of Mikel Silvestre and a season-long loand deal looks to be the best option for Arsenal to ....

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Utaka's Not Going To France: Agent

John Utaka's agent has ruled out a move back to France for his client and says he's had no contact with Lille. Nigerian Utaka has been reportedly been closely linked with a move to the Ligue 1 club, with reports in France claiming the two clubs are negotiating a deal. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> But today Utaka's agent ....

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Pompey Trio Make Little England Impression

Pompey had a forgettable contribution towards England's efforts to get a new era under way against the Czech Republic at Wembley. David James looked shaky at times after the vote of confidence he wanted in being selected ahead of his younger rivals to be Fabio Capello's No1. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> The Czechs scored twice past him and might ....

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Utaka In Lille Negotiations?

John Utaka could be moving to French side Lille after reports in France suggested that negotiations were underway to seal the transfer. Nigerian Utaka signed for Pompey last summer from Rennes, but has struggled to impose himself at Fratton Park despite hsi undoubted talent. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> Now it ....

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Fans Get Pompey Ticket Boost

Pompey have announced price cuts for home cup games this season - with some of the biggest decreases coming in the UEFA Cup. The news is a boost for fans, many of whom are sturggling to continue to afford going to as many games as they would like. // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> // --> For home FA Cup games adults will pay £25, seniors ....

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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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