Four-Match Ban

Posted: January 28, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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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

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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

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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!!

Pompey Get Their Man

Posted: January 8, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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Portsmouth FC have secured the services of Championship striker, Matt Tubbs.

Tubbs has spent the first half of this season on-loan to AFC Wimbledon, scoring 15 goals, 6 of which were scored in 8 games. Was released from his contract at Bournemouth on Wednesday which paved way for the Blues to sign the striker up.

A number of clubs were interested in his signature, but he favoured a move to Fratton Park over Wimbledon, Bristol Rovers and Southend. He has signed a two-and-a-half year deal and will be available for this weekends trip to Newport County.

Robinson Signs For Pompey

Posted: January 7, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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Portsmouth FC have today, confirmed the signing of Paul Robinson on an 18-month contract.

Millwall terminated the remainder of his contract yesterday, which paved the way for the Blues to sign him on a permanent basis.

Wimbledon Out Of The Race To Sign Tubbs

Posted: January 6, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

Matt Tubbs move to Pompey has taken a step closer today after Wimbledon admit defeat in signing Tubbs on a full time basis.

Dons manager Ardley said today: “Bournemouth exercised their right to call Matt back from his loan and they have given us 48 hours’ notice. That will be the start of Matt sorting out his future and it’s more than likely that he will join another club.

“I would like to say that the effort our board and Mike Richardson has put in, firstly to get him here, and then to try and keep him, has been phenomenal. I spent most of my Christmas working on keeping Matt here.

“The club and Mike Richardson have been incredible throughout in trying to keep the player. Unfortunately, we’ve lost out, but we can be proud of the effort that we put in. We did not take it lightly and we threw everything at it in terms of trying to keep Matt.

“Matt has been an absolute credit with his work-rate, goals and effort since he’s been here and the club that gets him well be very lucky.”

Neal urged supporters to be patient during his search for a replacement during the January transfer window.

“We’ve been trying to find a replacement for Matt by working throughout December, without knowing that we would lose him,” Neal added. “There are a lot of players on the list and we are working hard on it. It will not be a short fix and we will need to work throughout January to achieve it. We’ve got a plan A, plan B and a plan C, but fans will need to bear with us.”

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo: “Matt has done well at AFC Wimbledon this season and has scored goals for them.

“He is available and really it will be up to Matt to decide what the next step in his career is. Whether that is a permanent move at this stage, we will have to wait and see.”

Tubbs Set For Pompey Move

Posted: January 5, 2015 by frattonfaithful in Uncategorized

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MATT TUBBS looks poised to move to Pompey this week.

His future at Bournemouth will become clearer after tonight`s FA Cup game against Liverpool, where he will play his last game with current side AFC Wimbledon, before returning to his parent club. The 30-year-old striker`s contract is set to expire with his current club, Bournemouth in the summer. But the Cherries boss, could cancel his contract sooner to help him move out from the club during this transfer window.

Tubbs is looking to move to a club on a permanent basis. But Bristol Rovers and Wimbledon are also believed to be interested in his signature.