Pompey v Oxford Preview

Posted: February 27, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

preview

The Blues look to extend their fantastic run of unbeaten results to seven, when they face former Pompey boss, Michael Appleton`s side Oxford United at Fratton Park on Saturday.

Pompey boss, will have to make at least one change to the side, as James Dunne begins his two-match ban after picking up his 10th booking of the season, during the 3-2 victory over Tranmere on Tuesday night. So it could see Nigel Atangana replace Dunne in the line-up.

Paul McCallum will serve the last of his seven match ban tomorrow and will be available for the game away on Tuesday night.

Oxford have only won twice in their last nine games, but did have a 3-0 home win over Mansfield last weekend.

Head to Head

The last 10 home League meetings between the two sides, have seen Pompey Won 6, 3 draws and lost just 1

Top Goal Scorers 

Jed Wallace 11
Craig Westcarr 6
Ryan Taylor 5
Matt Tubbs 4

(league goals)

Pompey Team News

Posted: February 7, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

teamnews

Just one change from last weekends team line-up. Devera replaces injured Chorley

Pompey Preview

Posted: February 6, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

preview

Pompey play at home this weekend against bottom side Hartlepool.

The Blues boss made several changes last weekend and reverted to a 3-5-2 formation away to Wycombe which ended in a goalless draw.
He may name an unchanged side for this game, which is seen in many Pompey fans eyes, as a must-win game.

Josh Passley is expected to make his home debut for Pompey after starting in last weeks line-up. But onloan striker Paul McCallum sits out as he continues to serve his seven match ban.

Wes Fogden is unavailable for selection as he continues his fitness after recovering from his knee injury. He played in a friendly on Monday.

Hartlepool are currently seven points adrift of second from bottom side, Mansfield. But they did pick their second win in four games last weekend, which saw them beat Plymouth 3-2.

They made a couple of signings on deadline day with Marvin Morgan, from Plymouth and David Mirfin from Scunthorpe. But Rakish Bingham was recalled from struggling side Mansfield.

Head To Head
The last time these two met at Fratton Park was April 2014 which saw Pompey win 1-0.

Out of the four games now played at Fratton Park, Pompey have only lost once against Hartlepool.

Team News

Posted: January 31, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

teamnews

Pompey have made six changes to the team, that lost last weekend,

Passley, Chorley, Whatmough, Butler, Hollands and Taylor all start.

Four-Match Ban

Posted: January 28, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

mccallum

On loan striker,  Paul McCallum could be hit with at least a four-match ban after sending off on Saturday.

An FA spokesman said: “Paul McCallum has been given a three-match ban for violent conduct.
“However, there is also a separate charge on the back of his dismissal.
“It is alleged his behaviour following his dismissal amounted to improper conduct
“He has until 6pm tomorrow to answer the charge.”

Exeter Midfielder On His Way?

Posted: January 28, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

liam_sercombe

There are some reports, claiming Pompey are interested in signing Exeter midfielder, Liam Sercombe.

The 24-year-old, has made over 200 appearances for the Grecians.

A move to Pompey would see him linkup with his former teammate James Dunne.

The Signing to Change a Season

Posted: January 8, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

tubbs

By Steve Farquhar

Pompey today finalised the 2 and a half year deal of prolific striker Matt Tubbs.

Finally, I can stop refreshing the Portsmouth News website and searching twitter for the latest whereabouts of the striker released by Bournemouth.

The likes of Luton, Southend, Bristol Rovers and of course Wimbledon were all said to be interested.

As it turns out, it appears Tubbs always had eyes on Pompey after hearing of the Blues interest prior to scoring at Fratton Park on Boxing Day, hence the muted celebration.

Let’s hope there’s plenty more of those in a Blue shirt for the remainder of the season.

With Pompey’s current strikers struggling to find the back of the net, the signing of Tubbs, joint top scorer in League Two, can completely change the momentum and outcome of games.

His liveliness in the opposition box and excellent finishing will add a cutting edge to Pompey, so rare outside of the threat of Jed Wallace.

In Cherries’ Manager Eddie Howe’s words ‘Matt Tubbs “is an incredible professional” and his prospective new club would gain “a fantastic goalscorer”.

That prospective club is Portsmouth Football Club, and I can honestly say it’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a signing.

This I believe, along with the permanent acquisition of Paul Robinson, shows the intent of the club and should help attract other top players to Fratton Park.

Let’s hope it’s not too late to make a charge for the play-offs starting with a 3 – 0 win and Matt Tubbs hat trick at Newport on Saturday.

Play Up Pompey!!