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Ahead of its three-year sponsorship deal with the Football League, Npower has released an image of the new logo for the Football League, a logo which will appear on the sleeves of Portsmouth shirts.
Npower recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a fresh rebrand and a £21m deal to become the main sponsor of the Football League. It will replace Coca-Cola, whom had sponsored the league since 2004.
Under the terms of the deal, clubs will launch Npower community projects, while the brand will sponsor the League’s junior football tournament, the Children’s …

“It means to me a lot what’s happened here, because it’s not just football here…
“With Chelsea it was football, we wanted to (win) titles, we (reached the) Champions League Final which I will always remember, but here it’s more than football.
“It’s something I cannot describe in your language. It’s very touching… I don’t even (know) what to say because you see what’s around the club. (They) keep the atmosphere; (they) keep the spirit.
“It’s not easy, not just in football but in normal jobs also. I see the fans; I see …

Portsmouth restore a sense of local pride as they emphatically trounce their neighbours in their own backyard…
I cannot put into words how good a feeling it was on Saturday to hear the referee’s final whistle. As a Portsmouth fan I have an endured a lot this season. Only on Wednesday did the club look as though they were going out of existence, and that threat still remains. Yet winning 4-1 at Southampton was as good a feeling I’ve ever felt being a Portsmouth supporter.
I was slightly nervous about the game. …

Portsmouth are hopeful of reaching an agreement with the High Court today as they look to avoid being wound-up.
In what has been described as the ‘most defining week’ in the club’s history, Portsmouth could potentially go out of existence tomorrow afternoon.
Tonight’s home league fixture against Sunderland could be their last ever game, yet bizarrely, a host of tickets still remain.
Lawyers representing the club have been in talks with HM’s Revenue & Customs over the past couple of days, working over a deal which would see the court charge dropped.
Portsmouth’s latest …

Pompey hope to add to their defensive options today with the signing of Ricardo Rocha.
The centre-half, mostly recognised for his time at Tottenham, has been released by Belgian side Standard Liege, allowing him to sign for Portsmouth on a free transfer.
During his career, Rocha received a positive review from arguably one of the greatest footballers of our generation, Ronaldinho. While playing for Benfica in a 2006 Champions League Quarter-Final against Barcelona, Rocha was faced with the difficult task of marking the Brazilian. Nevertheless, by the end of the game Ronaldinho …

Press Release:
POMPEY DELEGATION TO MEET PREMIER LEAGUE BOARD THIS WEEK
Following our press release dated Monday 1st February, detailing SOS Pompey plans to protest outside the Headquarters of the Premier League in response to their poor handling of the current issues surrounding our football club, we have been invited to send a delegation to meet with the Premier League Board later this week.
This is the first time a delegation of fans have been invited to Gloucester Place, and we believe a step forward in trying to bring attention to the football …

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has joined league rivals Stoke City in a cut-price £3.5m move.
Begovic, whom recently made his international debut for Bosnia, is regarded as one of the brightest goalkeeping talents in the Premier League.
The club were forced to sell the 22-year-old due to the club’s dreadful financial situation. Either Begovic or fellow ‘keeper David James had to be sold to keep the club alive.
However, with Sunderland being the only club to make an enquiry for James, Begovic had to make the sacrifice and leave.
Begovic had been linked with a …

Today I bring you the Player Profile of Portsmouth player Nadir Belhadj, Belhadj is the 19th profile of our lucrative feature. On Wednesday 5stars will be profiling a Sunderland player(stated at the bottom of the blog) which of course will be the last of our first batch of players. Without further or do here is the Belhadj player profile…
The French born Algerian international started his trade in the French Ligue 1, as he started his career with Lens, however between the years of 1999-2003, the 25 year old failed to make an …

Stoke have reportedly switched their attentions to Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, fellow teammate of  Stoke’s former target, David James.
James, who’s struggled much with injury this season, is rumoured to have suffered yet another injury this week, a calf strain which will see him out of action for the next two weeks.
His wage demands have also proved to be a problem for manager Tony Pulis, with £65,000 being too costly for those at the Britannia Stadium.
Manager Avram Grant would like to keep the 39-year-old at Fratton Park, citing his experience as …

News coming out of Fratton Park over the past couple of days has mainly been negative, worrying and frightful. Portsmouth Football Club is facing extinction, yet the most concerning issue is that no one other than Pompey fans seem to care.
It’s almost sickening to watch the Premier League and the FA standby while the current owners appear to be liquidating the club and selling its remaining assets, one by one.
Suggesting the current owners are liquidating the club is a bold theory I admit. Evidence to this claim however is the …