Portsmouth: All the latest Portsmouth flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs

  • Matthew Taylor’s wonder goal for Portsmouth December 11th, 2006 Portsmouth

    Attention Pompey fans. You’re probably still laughing yourselves stupid at your loftly position in the league aren’t you? Quite right too… lap it up. To make your memories of the weekend even sweeter, watch Matthew Taylor’s sublime 45 yard volley again. Chelsea and Arsenal can keep their amateur dramatics eh? [Mof Gimmers] You have already […]

  • Classic Moment: Dietmar Hamann’s volley against Portsmouth, 2004 November 29th, 2006 Liverpool

    Liverpool face Portsmouth at Anfield tonight, but we are going back to the corresponding fixture in 2004 to drool over this belter of a volley from Didi Hamann. [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Uruguayan amputee Dario Silva wants to row at London 2012 Olympics November 22nd, 2006 Portsmouth

    Former Portsmouth striker Dario Silva has announced he hopes to compete as a rower at the 2012 Olympics despite having a leg amputation in September. The ex-Uruguay international lost part of his right leg in a car crash, but is hopeful of competing at the London games. He said: "I have a lot of free […]

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

  • Premiership goals of the week video October 18th, 2006 Arsenal

    What gets your vote as the best Premiership goal of the week? Our vote goes to Gareth Barry’s beauty against Spurs, no question. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • 10 Most Underrated Players in the Premiership October 17th, 2006 Arsenal

    10 Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough)If you want commitment and the odd leg-breaking tackle, ‘Mad Dog’ Pogatetz is your man. Middlesbrough’s Austrian defender ‘never, ever gives less than 300%’ in games, according to former Boro coach Steve McClaren. Pogatetz is a versatile defender and can play at centre-half, as he has done this season, or left-back. He’s […]

  • Spurs fans ready to forgive Sol Campbell… October 3rd, 2006 Portsmouth

    … or maybe not. Despite a big hug from cuddly peacemaker Martin Jol at the end of the Tottenham v Portsmouth match, Spurs fans are still bearing the grudge with Sol Campbell (and still linking him with Michael Barrymore). [Via Caught Offside] [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately […]

  • Didier Zakora’s blatant dive against Portsmouth: what the bloggers say October 2nd, 2006 Portsmouth

    Three game ban for you, if I had my way. You made Cristiano Ronaldo look like a saint. [Rip Off] I’m all for Spurs being awarded penalties but this one was cheap and, to be honest, a bit embarrassing on our end. If there had been even the slightest amount of contact, like a pinky […]

  • Martin Jol claims diving Didier Zokora was simply off balance October 2nd, 2006 Portsmouth

    Tottenham boss Martin Jol’s latest purchase seems to be a timeshare in Arsene enger’s rose-tinted specs. The rotund Dutchman claims that midfielder Didier Zokora was off-balance when he ‘accidentally’ won the match-winning penalty for Spurs against Portsmouth yesterday. "He said he was off-balance and assured me he didn’t dive.I know this player and I have […]

  • Fulham top of the Premier League! September 20th, 2006 Arsenal

    Fulham fans, rejoice! Your team is currently top of the Premiership injury league, with an impressive eight players stuck on the physio table! They are: Boa Morte (fractured cheekbone), Christanval (knee), Bouba Diop (thigh), Bullard (knee), Elrich (knee), Milsom (back), Pembridge (calf), Elliott (calf). Boa Morte’s cheek injury means Fulham knock Charlton off the top […]

  • Tony Adams takes a leaf out of the Ian Holloway book of coaching September 15th, 2006 Arsenal

    Portsmouth assistant manager Tony Adams has set off on the dangerous path cleared by Ian Holloway of comparing football to women. Adams claimed former club Arsenal was like an ex-girlfriend he still took an interest in. He told The Sun: "Arsenal are like an old girlfriend who you sometimes keep an eye on but I […]

  • Ben Thatcher banned for eight matches. Is that long enough? September 13th, 2006 Man City

    Manchester City defender Ben Thatcher has been given an eight-match ban by the FA for his horrendous forearm smash on Pedro Mendes. The ban has been back-dated to include the two games Thatcher has already missed through the internal suspension handed out by City. Is that really a long enough ban? Paolo di Canio picked […]

  • The struggle between player power and the club September 6th, 2006 Arsenal

    Something odd is happening in football. It seems that there is a power struggle going on. Players are trying exert some of their weight into decisions, and clubs are trying regain the power they once had. Two big stories this week prompted this. Firstly, the story of William Gallas and the ‘own goal’. Gallas wanted […]

  • Transfer deadline looms: 5 last-minute rumours August 30th, 2006 Arsenal

    The summer transfer window will close tomorrow, blown firmly shut by a chilly, autumnal gust. Several big-name British clubs haven’t finished spending though. Panic buying, anyone? Here are the five hottest transfer rumours:1 Ashley Cole is stuck at ArsenalArgghhhh! Jesus wept, does anyone still care about the Cole/Chelsea/Arsenal love triangle? If you do, at least […]

  • Sol Campbell & David James in ‘reliable’ shock August 29th, 2006 Portsmouth

    Blackburn at home… Man City away… Boro away – not the toughest start you could have to a league campaign, but you have to say that Portsmouth have surprised everyone to record two wins, a draw and – most impressive of all – three clean sheets. Arsenal fans seemed more than happy to wave goodbye […]

  • Ben Thatcher’s foul: what the bloggers say August 25th, 2006 Man City

    ‘Ben Thatcher should get a 10-match ban, at least. His forearm smash on Pedro Mendes would get you arrested for GBH if you did it to someone in the street. The FA must be tough about this kind of thing.’ [Blog FC]‘We talk about handballs not being given and dives being given as penalties, and […]

  • Should Ben Thatcher be arrested for his mindless assault on Pedro Mendes? August 24th, 2006 Man City

    Ben Thatcher’s disgraceful forearm smash into the jaw of Pedro Mendes, which left the Portsmouth midfielder in hospital, is without doubt one of the worst incidents of violence I’ve ever seen on a football pitch (watch it here, if you haven’t yet seen it). Thatcher’s ‘tackle’ was tantamount to ABH – if he’d have done […]

  • Was Ben Thatcher’s ‘tackle’ the worst in football history? August 24th, 2006 Man City

    For those of you who missed last night’s games, you’ll no doubt be wondering about Ben Thatcher’s vicious forearm, stuck on Pedro Mendes. In all honesty, it looked like the referee, Dermot Gallagher, had a shocker. Not only did he miss one of the worst assaults I’ve seen on a player (it’s up there with […]

  • David James wants City exit August 10th, 2006 Man City

    David James wants out! He wants to leave Man City, and is looking like he wants a move to Pompey. Stuart Pearce has said to the BBC "David has expressed a wish to leave. I spoke with him when we were away in China. It is not an issue about Manchester City, there are other […]

  • Nicolas Anelka to sign for Portsmouth? July 20th, 2006 Portsmouth

    Ah, the ego has landed, again. Yes, Nicolas Anelka could be playing in the Premiership again, according to… Nicolas Anelka. Never one to keep his opinions to himself, Le Sulk has announced that Portsmouth have offered Fenerbahce £8.2m for his services. In an admirable bid to endear himself to Pompey fans early doors, Anelka said: […]

  • Rumour Tuesday: Doug Ellis to sack O’Leary? July 18th, 2006 Aston Villa

    Doug Ellis ‘prepares axe’ for David O’Leary? Just another crisis at Aston Villa then… [Football365]Alex Ferguson keen on mass raid for Juventus stars [BBC]Talking of Juve stars, it’s Chelsea v Real Madrid for the services of Gianluca Zambrotta [Guardian]Liverpool ‘on brink’ of signing Dutch hotshot Dirk Kuyt for £10m, at fourth time of asking [Daily […]