England Vs Brazil

November 13th, 2009 by jamesthomson

Usually my patriotism knows no bounds… but with extensive injuries we have can anyone really see a victory for us? A great opportunity for the fringe players but experience and copious amounts of flair flowing through the Brazilian team will tell.
Lovejoy is carrying the torch and thinks we can do it, but call me a [...]

Al Faraj quotes denied

October 23rd, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Portsmouth owner Ali Al Faraj has assured fans that quotes accredited to him in a Saudi Arabian newspaper are entirely false.
Al Faraj supposedly revealed that he knew little about football and had bought the club solely for profit.
The 40-year-old was said to have admitted borrowing £5m to pay the players’ wages earlier this month from [...]

Storrie charged over ‘tax evasion’

October 22nd, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Pompey CEO Peter Storrie was charged by City of London Police last night, as they continued conducting an investigation into corruption in football.
Storrie vowed he would ‘defend the allegations in the strongest possible terms’. He remains positive that he will be exonerated.
He claimed he was on his honeymoon at the time the offences are alleged [...]

Pompey 0-2 Fulham – Reserves – Match Report

October 20th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Pompey were defeated on a soggy evening at West Leigh Park, as Papa Bouba Diop made his return from a hamstring injury.
An experienced side played for Portsmouth, featuring Frederic Piquionne and Danny Webber in attack, with the former having previously scored 4 goals in 2 reserve team outings.
Jamie O’Hara led a midfield diamond, accompanied by [...]

Diop set to return to action

October 20th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Senegalese midfielder Papa Bouba Diop is set to return to action tonight as he lines up in an experienced Pompey reserve side against Fulham.
Diop has been missing from first-team football since he suffered a hamstring injury at Birmingham, only two games into the Premier League season.
The return of Diop may add a much-needed presence to [...]

Dos Santos rumour resurfaces

October 19th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Pompey are reportedly set to swoop for Tottenham forward Giovani Dos Santos in the January transfer window, as Ali Al Faraj is set to fund ‘three top signings’.  
Dos Santos was set to join Portsmouth in the previous January transfer window, yet a failed fitness test put off the Blues from paying a reported £4.1m [...]

Hart-failure…

October 18th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

One could argue yesterday’s 2-1 loss to Tottenham was a wake-up call, a call to suggest that maybe Paul Hart’s managerial reign should come to an end.
Although largely appreciated by the fans, Hart has only managed to gain 3 points out of a possible 27 in the last nine league games.
For however much emotion, spirit [...]

Redknapp a.k.a Judas, Jamie’s Dad, Twitchy etc.

October 16th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Harry Redknapp is a w*****, is a w***** (Repeat until crowd gets distracted by on-field dispute).
Is Harry Redknapp a bad man? Is he one we should all despise on his return to Fratton Park tomorrow afternoon?
Pompey are his ‘spiritual home’ after all…and he did win us the FA Cup, and in his words, he is [...]

How to review a hectic week…

October 10th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

I don’t really know how to begin a post like this. So much has happened, it really should be covered in a number of separate articles. But to be honest, I think it can easily be summarised into one statement.
Portsmouth have narrowly escaped administration by securing new ownership, while manager Paul Hart picked up the [...]

Villa v Pompey – Match Preview

September 18th, 2009 by Oscar Tollast

Portsmouth face Aston Villa tomorrow looking for their point of the season.
The South Coast side currently sit bottom-of-the-table, after losing their five opening league games of the season.
Villa on the other hand have had a mixed start to the season, suffering from a first day 2-0 loss to Wigan at home before surprisingly beating Liverpool [...]