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Portsmouth’s FA Cup Semi-Final: The Last Days Of Rome?

It is perhaps symptomatic of the times that at least one of this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals has seen the majority of the previews unable to properly be able to focus on the football itself. Given the nature of Harry Redknapp’s departure from Fratton Park and subsequent arrival at White Hart Lane, the match between…

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April 10, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth’s Nine Point Deduction Kicks In

As Portsmouth slid into administration, the grim reality of their predicament could be seen from a cursory glance at the bottom of the Premier League table. The club is, of course, bottom of the table, but they have been there much of the season. The unpleasant added bonus is that they are now cast adrift…

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March 17, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth & The Premier Leagues Air Of Dry Rot

A million miles removed from the opulent lives of the millionaire players and the neatly coiffured executives, the reality of Portsmouth’s financial desperation came home to roost. It didn’t, however, come home to roost for those that can afford it or those that are to blame for this whole sorry mess in which they find themselves.

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March 11, 2010
Ian

Pompey Trust Prepares For The Worst

Portsmouth beat Birmingham City 2-0 at Fratton Park yesterday afternoon to reach the FA Cup finals for the second time in three years. This in itself is a remarkable achievement considering the absolute chaos that is unfolding behind the scenes at the club, but it seems likely that any financial benefits from this will be the equivalent of applying a sticking plaster to a gaping wound.

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March 7, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth’s Five O’Clock Shadow Must Be Removed

It is, as if you hadn’t already noticed, open season on Portsmouth. There had been precious little sympathy for the supporters in the club in the media, but when it was confirmed that the club were back in court over a challenge by HMRC over the legitmacy of them placing themselves into adminstration, the gloves came off.

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March 2, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth’s Administration – Postponement Or Salvation?

The mask now seems likely to slip. After seventeen years of wearing a mask of opulence and limitless wealth, the Premier League self-made reputation as The Richest League In The World will face its most severe test yet, as Portsmouth face the inevitable and collapse into administration.

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February 23, 2010
Ian

Dr Sulaiman’s Resignation From Fratton Park

Sulaiman Al-Fahim offered his resignation as a director of Portsmouth Football Club in a characteristically farcical fashion. Mark Murphy takes a look at this, and wonders aloud what his motives for such a decision could be. Suffice to say, he’s not terribly impressed. What a clown. Surely only Sulaiman Al-Fahim could write a ‚Äúprivate and…

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February 22, 2010
Mark
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