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Pompey Boss Defends Multiple Team Changes

Kenny Jackett defended his decision to change almost half his team for the League Cup with AFC Wimbledon - and said you needed to use your full squad in the hectic start to the season.As he warmed up for Oxford\'s visit in League One on Saturday he told the Pompey website: \'All five of the switches we made are players who I believe are genuine contenders that we will need over the course of the season.\'Managers usually make a number of changes at this stage of the competition Ė and itís ....

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Dons Should Not Have Left Fratton With Cup Victory

Christian Burgess said Pompey should have been capable of holding on to their Carabao Cup lead against Wimbledon and reaching the second round.He headed Pompey into the lead in the Fratton Park first round tie but the Dons levelled and then won it late on through Anton Walkes\' own goal.Burgess told the club website: \'Itís a hard one to take for us and I felt that we should have held on really. Thereís disappointment because we wanted to progress in the cup and Wimbledon just got on top of us ....

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League Cup Woe For Walkes And Pompey

Anton Walkes has a habit of scoring at Fratton Park - he did it on his debut last season and netted a scorcher in the friendly with FC Utrecht last month.Against AFC Wimbledon in the League Cup he did it again, but at the wrong end - putting in an own goal that dumped his team out at the first hurdle.He turned a cross into his own net with two minutes left to see the Dons go through.Pompey took the lead five minutes into the second half when Christian Burgess headed in a Gareth Evans corner.Joe ....

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Curtis Is Main Man As Pompey Win At Blackpool

Ronan Curtis\'s double made it two wins from two for Pompey and put them in fifth place in the albeit-early League One table.The recruit from Derry City scored in each half to put Pompey on their way to victory, although Mark Cullen pulled one back and had one disallowed as the Seasiders fought back.Brett Pitman was left on the bench as Ben Close and Oli Hawkins came in for starts in a line-up that surprised many in blue.For Blackpool Joe Dodoo hit the post and then Nathan Delfouneso brought a ....

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Pompey Need To Be Better In Many Areas

Pompey head into a period of three games in eight days with the manager telling his players they need to do better than their performance against Luton.The Blues may have won that first day encounter 1-0 but Kenny Jackett believes there is more to come from his team as they travel to Blackpool on Saturday ahead of home League Cup and league games to follow.Jackett told the Pompey website: \'We have a win to build on, but we want to be better than we were in many areas last week. Weíll need to ....

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There Are Pompey Plusses - And Minuses - After Luton Lose At Fratton

There were things that pleased boss Kenny Jackett as Pompey got the season off to a winning start at home to Luton - and things that didn\'t.The manager felt the Blues didn\'t offer enough in attack and didn\'t win enough of the game\'s aerial challenges.The game, despite the 1-0 win, gave him plenty to ponder as he plots his tactics for the trip to Blackpool next Saturday.Jackett told www.portsmouthfc.co.uk: \'We showed terrific heart and spirit, with some very good defending, although we ....

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It\'s \'hello Hatters\' As Pompey Start Afresh

It\'s a day short of three months since Pompey\'s last competitive game, and they find themselves back at Fratton Park for the start of a new campaign as Luton visit for the League One opener.They kick off with hopes high among fans that Kenny Jackett can engineer a serious bid for promotion.This first test will be a good indicator of how far the Blues have come since the end of last season, as a new-look home team comes up against one of the newly-promoted clubs.Lee Brown, Ronan Curtis, Craig ....

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Pompey New Boys Ready To Go Dutch

Pompey fans get a first Fratton Park glimpse of up to five new faces this afternoon as the Blues face Dutch side FC Utrecht.Kenny Jackett is expected to field something like the line-up he plans to use in the league opener against Luton next week.That should mean starts for Craig MacGillivray, Lee Brown, Tom Naylor, Louis Dennis and Ronan Curtis.Kick-off is at 1pm and Jackett told the Pompey website: \'Looking at where they finished last season and the overall profile of the club, itís a great ....

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New Trio Out To Help Pompey Climb Table

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Pompey could have three new names in their side at Oxford on Saturday after completing thre signings in one day. Richie Barker will be delighted to recruit two strikers and a full-back as he bids to get the Blues out of the doldrums.   ....

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Duo Chance Their Arm At Fratton As Fulham Man Is Linked

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Pompey boss Richie Barker is playing a straight bat to questions over whether Nicky Shorey and Jake Jervis could become Pompey players. Meanwhile, a Fulham youngster is the latest to be linked with a transfer-window move to Fratton.   ....

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Pompey May Try To Attract Premier League Starlets

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Pompey are trying to convince more Premier League fringe players to follow Daniel Alfei and get their first-team experience at Fratton Park.   ....

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Extra Week Could Suit Pompey ... Midfielder Signs

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Pompey have an extra week to get injured players fit and new players into Fratton Park after the home clash with Accrington Stanley fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.   ....

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Swan Lands - Will Others Be Flocking To Fratton Too?

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Daniel Alfei is Richie Barker's Pompey signing - but the manager has warned he will need a good number more during January.   ....

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Work On Vital Ins And Outs Ahead Of Pompey Boss

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Manager Richie Barker is well-progressed in working out who he wants to keep at Pompey - and how many new faces he feels he needs to bring in during January.   ....

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Barker Plans Squad Review - Big Changes May Follow

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker says he is more concerned by his squad than by the prospect of relegation - because if he can get them doing the right things, the club's league position will take care of itself.   ....

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Barker Knows He Must Put Pride Back In Pompey

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker believes his Pompey revival can only be led by players who will be proud to wear the royal blue shirt - and he has dropped a big hint that some of his present squad do not have the necessary credentials.   ....

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Will Return To Rovers Bring Return To Winning Form?

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Thoughts of Christmases past and Pompey playing Bristol Rovers might conjure up memories of a 4-1 Fratton Park thrashing the Blues dished out 21 seasons ago, when Guy Whittingham and Paul Walsh were at their devastating best. But this weekend, a scrappy and forgettable 1-0 win against the same opposition would be every bit as much of a festive gift for ....

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Money Could Be The Ideal Christmas Present For Barker

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker is poised for some January juggling of Pompey's playing resources as he considers how to spend spare cash in the budget - and which out-of-contract players to keep.   ....

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Two Big Pompey Questions - Will Wallace Stay? Will Carson Stay?

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker wants to keep Jed Wallace at Fratton - and is hopeful he'll be able to do so. The January transfer window could bring the first big test of whether the new Pompey will be willing and needing to sell one or more of their top assets, and the first test of the new manager's pulling power.   ....

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Pompey Are In A Mess - And Must Get Out Of It Fast

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Pompey are in a mess and need to get tough to get out of it. So says keeper Trevor Carson as he reflects on a defeat in new manager Richie Barker's first game in charge.   ....

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Boss Doesn't Want To Overload His Pompey Players

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker is anxious to avoid information overload as he starts to get Pompey's players do adopt his ideas and get the team climbing the League Two table.   ....

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Barker Believes His Record Speaks For Itself

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker has no qualms about trying to get Pompey moving in the right direction without a big budget. The new Fratton manager believes his success as boss at Bury and Crawley has shown he can get results when money is tight.   ....

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Can Richie Be Once, Twice, Three Times A Promotion Winner?

Latest from truebluearmy.com  New Pompey manager Richie Barker is out to complete a hat-trick of escapes from football's fourth tier. He has won promotion from the division Pompey find themselves in once as a player and once as caretaker manager - now he wants to get Pompey up in the same way.   ....

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Ex-boss Gives Verdict On Pompey Star's 'deliberate' Red Card

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Guy Whittingham says he is shocked by claims Sam Sodje deliberately got himself sent off while playing for Pompey at Oldham in order to earn £70,000. The claims come in Sun on Sunday investigation and are now being probed by police and football authorities.   ....

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Half Pompey's Double Act Comes From Crawley With Love

Latest from truebluearmy.com  Richie Barker is due to be unveiled as Pompey's new manager on Monday - and the ex-Crawley boss will have former England and Man Utd winger Steve Coppell as director of football, apparently unpaid.   ....

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