Portsmouth: All the latest Portsmouth flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs
Heroes & Villains: Premier League weekend 27-28 Oct
October 29th, 2007
HEROES Rob Green Saved a last-gasp penalty (pictured) to snatch a point for West Ham at Pompey. Surely Green now has to be taken seriously for England’s No.1 shirt instead of Paul Robinson? Cesc Fabregas Showed off the full extent of his freakish maturity and talent with a wonderfully authoritative performance at Anfield. Stevie G […]
VOTE: Which team is most likely to break into the â€˜Big Fourâ€™ this season?
October 23rd, 2007
With Chelsea struggling to keep their stars happy while they supposedly attempt to change their style of play with an unproven manager, thereâ€™s a chance that another club could make it into the Big Four.
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 6-7 October October 8th, 2007 Arsenal
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 29-30 September October 1st, 2007 Arsenal
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 22-23 September September 24th, 2007 Arsenal
Portsmouth ready to sell David Nugent â€“ is he really that bad?
August 29th, 2007
â€˜Arry Redknapp is renowned for his wheelinâ€™ and dealinâ€™ skills but even a master sometimes makes mistakes like, â€˜buying the first one you see only before the end of sales bargains arrive.â€™
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 25-26 August August 28th, 2007 Arsenal
Shit lookalike: Harry Redknapp and the Lion from The Wizard Of Oz
August 20th, 2007
Thanks to Pies reader Dave Sparks for notifying us of the glaring similarities between Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp and the Lion from The Wizard of Oz. The pair have similar wigs and identical droopy cheeks. I always get the characters mixed up. If I recall correctly, the Tin Man was looking for a heart and the Scarecrow wanted a brain. I think the Lion was after a bung as part of Dorothy’s controversial move to Emerald City.
The Snapshot Special: Midweek Premier League round-up
August 16th, 2007
Portsmouth 1-1 Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo grimaces after being shown a red card for violent conduct.
Kit Parade Special: New Premier League Home Kits, Part Two & Vote
August 11th, 2007
Kits & fashion
Following yesterday’s imaginatively titled Part One, today Pies profiles the home kits of the 10 Premiership teams who would have their names called at last on the school register.
There is a hint of baseball to Citeh’s new shirt, with its rather fetching white pinstripes. Reebok are out and French brand Le Coq Sportif (currently enjoying a Lazarus-style revival) are in. Last season’s white sleeves are also ditched, and on reflection it is probably a good call. Click here to buy it from Kitbag.
Should Sol Campbell get an England recall?
August 7th, 2007
What started as a new regime is starting to resemble an old school reunion in Steve McLarenâ€™s England camp. First, Becks was brought back from the brink and now it seems Sol Campbell could be making a comeback.
Friendly Watch: Portsmouth beat Fulham 1-0
July 24th, 2007
Welcome once again to Friendly Watch. It’s like the pre-season version of Springwatch, but with less Bill Oddie and more goals. This is possibly – unless anyone can think of another example – the first all-Premiership clash of the season. Portsmouth defeated Fulham 1-0 in the Barclays Asia Trophy with this goal from Benjani (although you are more likely to be struck by the eerily anti-Prem walking pace of the game).
Five football raid jokes
July 18th, 2007
As you might imagine, since the raids on Newcastle, Rangers and Portsmouth the forums and blogs have been buzzing with jokes at their expense. Here is just a small selection. Feel free to add your own as a comment.
1 Anti-corruption police have raided Newcastle United. Apparently the Magpies have no defence.
- The Snapshot: David Nugent shows off his new Portsmouth shirt July 12th, 2007 Portsmouth
Portsmouth sign David Nugent for Â£6m
July 11th, 2007
That Harry Redknapp, he’s a canny operator and no mistake. Who’d have thought that David Nugent, a much-coveted England U-21 international, would have ended up at Fratton Park? Not Pies, that’s for sure.
- Shit lookalikes: David James vs James Harries April 26th, 2007 Lookalikes
David James breaks Premiership clean-sheet record
April 22nd, 2007
Well done Jamo â€“ Portsmouth’s 0-0 draw at Aston Villa this afternoon (a deadly dull match) takes you up to 142 clean sheets, a new Premiership record. You got there in the end. Talking of clean sheetsâ€¦
Top five Premiership goals from the Easter weekend
April 10th, 2007
1 Alan Mahon, Watford v Portsmouth Hit with his weaker left foot. Hate to see what he could do with his good foot. Unstoppable.
Obscene season ticket prices to be slashed?
February 26th, 2007
News reaches us that Premiership chairmen are going to be forced into cutting ‘obscene’ ticket prices because fans have just about had enough of being the victims of daylight robbery every weekend, and as a result, football has reached a tipping point. Two top-flight chairmen have expressed the same view, both of whom predict price […]
Was Barton’s ‘stamp’ intentional?
February 14th, 2007
What does everyone make of the latest incident dogging Joey Barton? Man City gaffer Stuart Pearce reckons that the situation is becoming a "witch-hunt", with allegations and finger wagging come from all at Pompey. Twitcher Redknapp claimed that Barton had set out to injure Pedro Mendes in the game at Fratton Park and that anyone […]
Free travel to football matches
January 22nd, 2007
Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]
Hossam Ghaly gets his teeth kicked out
January 19th, 2007
Poor old Hossam Ghaly. You play well against Portsmouth, only to be rewarded with having three of your teeth booted out. Ouch. More Spurs news this way
Glen Johnson nicked for stealing a toilet from B&Q
January 19th, 2007
This has to be the oddest football story I’ve heard in ages, but England defender Glen Johnson, who plays for Portsmouth on loan from Chelsea, and Millwall striker Ben May were caught at a B&Q in Kent on Wednesday after the pair were spotted by a security guard putting a toilet seat into a box […]
Pompey sign Traore (who is better than Zidane)
January 11th, 2007
With the news that Djimi Traore has joined Portsmouth from Charlton for Â£1m, let’s look at the great man in action. Slightly unfair to compare him to Zizou… but funny all the same. [Mof Gimmers]
Sean Davis gives Lee Young-Pyo some diving pointers
January 5th, 2007
This funny incident from New Year’s Day suggests Portsmouth‘s Sean Davis isn’t convinced the contact he made with Tottenham‘s Lee Young-Pyo was forceful enough to require a swallow dive. Davis gives the South Korean a taste of his own medicine, much to the approval of the onlooking Pompey fans! [Rob Parker]