Pre-Season Friendly

Posted: July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

This Saturday marks the beginning of the pre-season matches, leading up to the new season which of course kicks off on August 9.

You can follow the action on various media platforms. On the radio with 93.7 Express Fm with Dan Windle and the team or the Pompey Player from the official website to listen online. The coverage begins at 14:00

HAWKS FM are broadcasting the Havant and Waterlooville v Pompey game online, with Lee Roberts. For those abroad and who are not local to pick up local radio then you needn’t miss a kick the link is http://mixlr.com/hawksfm The coverage will start from 14.30 and it`s free to listen.

Pompey have today completed the loan signing of Crystal Palace defender Alex Wynter.

The 20-year-old is predominantly a central defender, but he can also play as a right-back too.

Wynter penned a season-long loan deal with the blues. Previous loan spells include Eastbourne Borough, Sutton United and Colchester United.

 

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By Lee Wiggins

Today we look at newly promoted side, Luton Town.

Luton were promoted to Leagues 2 as Champions of the Skrill Premier with three games to spare after playing non-league football for the past five years.

Nicknamed The Hatters, their chairman is TV presenter, Nick Owen. He is  best known for co-presenting with Ann Diamond on, Good Morning Britain, in the early to mid 1980`s

Luton were relegated from League football after being docked 30 points for financial difficulties.

Portsmouth and Luton have met 35 times in the past. The last time was in December 1995 which saw the blues win 4-0 at Fratton Park. The goal scorers were, Paul Hall with two, Jimmy Carter and Paul Walsh. Under then manager, Terry Fenwick.

Out of the 35 meetings, including cup games. Pompey have only managed to win 9 games and lost 18 times.

Here are a some facts when Pompey travel to them. The capacity of the ground is 10,226 and can accommodate just over 1,500 away fans.

The ground itself opened in 1905 and is called Kenilworth Road.

 

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With the blues playing the U`s for the second game of the season. We`ll take a quick look at newly promoted Cambridge United.

Pompey last played Cambridge at Fratton Park in a league fixture on November 7 1992 which saw the blues beat them 3-0 (McLoughlin 1, Whittingham 2) in Division One, under the guidance of Pompey manager, Jim Smith. Portsmouth have played a total of 12 times, both league and league cup games, only losing once, and have 8 wins under their belts against them.

Pompey`s Ryan Bird spent the last few months on loan to the U`s and scored a good few goals which helped them gain promotion to league 2 and he also played for them in the FA Trophy final at Wembley against Gosport, which Cambridge won.

Here`s a few facts for when the blues travel to them.

Capacity of the ground is 9,617 and can accommodate around 1,600 traveling fans.

The ground itself opened in 1931 and is called R Costings Abbey Stadium.

 

No Place For O`Hara

Posted: June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

O`HaraBy Lee Wiggins

An interesting development at Wolves for former Pompey player Jamie O`Hara.

He has been told from Wolves boss Kenny Jackett today, that he has no place in the first team. Not even for pre-season training.

The 27-year-old midfielder was popular with blues fans and was a target for Pompey last season.

Jackett said “Jamie ’s available for anybody who wants him. He needs that next stage of his career.”

 

Weekly Round Up

Posted: June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

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On Monday Roamin Padovain became the 11th player to leave Portsmouth this summer.

He will now be playing for French side, Frejus which he signed a two-year deal, the day after leaving Pompey.

Tuesday was a busy day for Pompey. Firstly the Easter weekend away game against Carlisle was put back 24hrs which will now be played on Good Friday at 3pm. Tuesday afternoon Pompey made two signings. 24-year-old midfielder James Dunne penned a two-year deal from Stevenage, and 28-year-old former Torquay goalkeeper Michael Poke also penned a two-year deal.

It was also reported that the blues were close to sealing a deal for Swindon striker, Miles Storey on a season-long loan.

Wednesday saw Mikey Harris appointed as the new under-18 academy coach after quitting non-league side Salisbury City. Newly appointed academy boss Mark Kelly is delighted to have him on board, saying he`s a very good coach and an excellent communicator. Harris takes over the role from Paul Hardyman, who is now working with the first team.

Thursday saw Pompey return to pre-season training. 25 players took part for the first day of training, which also included David Connolly who`s future at the club is still uncertain.

Friday morning, Andy Awford said he is still hopeful on landing Swindon striker, Miles Storey on a season-long loan deal.

James Dunne

Posted: June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Pompey have captured the signing of midfielder James Dunne on a two-year deal from Stevenage, with an option to extend. The 24 year-old spent half of last season on loan at St Johnstone and was part of the team that lifted the Scottish Cup.

Awford is delighted that he has signed for the blues, as other higher leagues clubs were also interested in his signature.