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Why England v Germany is a one-sided rivalry from oddly different perspectives
08:00 Saturday 26th June 2021

Ages ago when I was married, my wife and I found a cocker spaniel tied to a post and abandoned at a flea market. The poor thing’s food and water dish was infested with ants and he was trying to sit both out of the hot Florida sun and…

League One
Should the EFL Trophy be this season's most anticipated cup final?
15:00 Friday 15th March 2019

Domestic cup finals are losing their significance in modern day football, where Premier League positions and the Champions League are the main priority. However, one showpiece this year is guaranteed to be huge for both clubs, and…

League One
Portsmouth on right path to the Championship
09:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

It’s been eight hellish years for Portsmouth since slipping into the English football dungeon. Toiling in obscurity, drifting back and forth between the lower ranks became Pompey's norm. The elites treated them with scorn. Under…

England National Team
Portsmouth's 2008 FA Cup winning XI: Where are they now?
11:00 Friday 13th October 2017

More than a decade has passed since Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth side triumphed over Cardiff City at Wembley watched on by 89.874 fans. It was only the second time at the time of writing they had won the FA Cup and the victory parade the…

Match Report: Portsmouth 1-3 Middlesbrough
19:45 Sunday 4th March 2012

Boro worsened cash-strapped Pompey's relegation plight as goals from Barry Robson, Matthew Bates and Marvin Emnes helped the Teesiders to a 3-1 win at Fratton Park. The visitors were boosted by the return to the side of talismanic midfielder…

Match Report: Portsmouth 1-1 Southampton (Portsmouth Fan's View).
12:53 Monday 19th December 2011

It was billed by fans' of both sides as 'El Classicoast' and it was local lad Joel Ward who snatched a late point for Portsmouth at Fratton Park.Emsworth-born Ward has been ever-present for his boyhood club since their relegation from the Premier…

A Week In The (New) Life Of Michael Appleton
01:00 Wednesday 23rd November 2011

 This week will prove to be the most testing of Michael Appleton's managerial career.Despite falling to a 2-0 defeat away to Watford on his debut, the onus has now switched to this weekend, when Pompey will host Leicester City.Failure to win…

Appleton Pips More Experienced Contenders For Portsmouth FC Post
09:41 Friday 11th November 2011

Michael Appleton was today announced as the new Portsmouth FC manager, almost four weeks after former boss Steve Cotterill left the Fratton Park hotseat to move north to Nottingham Forest.The 35-year-old, who was previously Roy Hodgson's assistant…

Awesome afternoon for Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth
22:02 Saturday 5th November 2011

It doesn't come around very often when my three local sides, Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth all record victories on the same weekend, so when they do happen, it's best to make the most of them!16 games into the season (17 for Bournemouth),…