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I think its important to make clear now that what I mean is the misery of being a mid-league, mid-table side that no one has any comment about.

Apart from a couple of seasons supporting Chelsea when Di Matteo was a player and a couple supporting Man Utd leading up to the triple I have been a Portsmouth supporter all my life. In this time I have seen my club sell John Aloisi for peanuts to Coventry, Robert Prosinecki keep the side out of relegation trouble single handedly, Harry Redknapp buying …

Late goals are so frustrating. To dominate the first half we should of killed the game off. Second half we rode our luck and it wasn’t a surprised as in the 93 minute Portsmouth equalised. After 2 great away wins scoring 8 goals in total I was optimistic of a win against a Pompey side who are manager less.
On to the football side of things, boss Mark Robins kept a unchanged side from the midweek away win at Colchester. On a day where 11,295 (817 away fans) who were in …

Portsmouth are one of the unluckiest teams in English football, for a club so well supported and loved by it’s fans, it’s been hit really hard by some bad boardroom mistakes.
They have done relatively well in League One so far, securing two points out of nine and being tipped heavily for relegation. With Chainrai wanting out of the club they are currently looking for a good fit for taking the club out of the tough times its facing.
Managing to get ten players in on one month contracts or emergency loans, …

Michael Appleton has been 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 at Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, has signed a three and half year contract with the club.
Appleton, who fought off a number of other more experienced candidates, will be looking to impress in his first attempt as manager of a football club. Chief executive David Lampitt explained in the press conference …

A home game. We haven’t actually won competitively at home so far this season – losses to Cardiff and Aldershot, and a late Leeds goal sealed a draw for them at Upton Park. It seems as if the players are scared of Upton Park, and our home faithful loudly supporting them has actually worsened our situation.
It seems then that we need to turn this around come Saturday, when we host Portsmouth. We must not take three points for granted – oh no, it’s a hard game all …

Welcome to my 19th Npower Championship preview for the upcoming season, in this feature I turn my attentions to Portsmouth. Pompey are a club that I have a lot of respect for, after off field troubles affected them for the past couple of season’s; however it now seems that the depressing times of administration and possible liquidation is slowly defusing at Fratton Park, can Cotterill and his boys put up a promotion challenge this season, or will they settle for another mid-table finish…
Portsmouth Preview
Portsmouth’s 2010/2011 campaign was nothing more than …

I see that this week has been another busy one for Pompey, with Pompey drawing their last game of the season to Scunthorpe 1-1, A catastrophic mistake by Jamie Ashdown meant he would end the best season of his career on a downer. But a goal back by soon to be “former Portsmouth star” David Nugent earned Pompey a deserved point, a very poor performance by the Blues was overshadowed by yet another amazing blue army performance in the crowd.  The silence of the Scunthorpe fans was noticed by Pompey so …

Lots of debate regarding this issue, so I thought I’d go through each player and give my thoughts, ahead of it being announed on Monday night.
Jamie Ashdown: ever present in the side and no doubt he is a good, reliable Championship keeper. Difficult perhaps to live with expectations having had David James previously, but done a steady job for the club.
Darryl Flahavan: also ever present..except on the bench. Not given an opportunity to show how good he is. Surely give him the last game of the season?
Greg Halford: good …

As we’re coming to the end of another football season, I thought it would be time to analyse whether it’s been a success of failure for Portsmouth FC.
I think the most important thing for Pompey fans is that the club are still in existence.  This time last year, it was a rather depressing state of affairs, with the threat of going into liquidation very real.  However, I personally never doubted that the club would pull through, and despite many of the problems which are no doubt still there, the most …

Portsmouth midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng has been handed a surprise place in Ghana ‘s 23-man World Cup squad, despite not even playing for the national side.
Boateng recently gained FIFA approval to switch his nationality after previously receiving caps at Under-21 level for Germany.
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old is expected to make his first-team debut for Ghana in a warm-up game against the Netherlands, in Rotterdam on Tuesday.
Ghana are in Group D alongside Serbia, Australia and Germany.
Interestingly enough, Kevin Prince could be facing his own brother, Jerome Boateng, when Ghana face Germany on 23 …