Goal decision came from earpiece says referee
Referee Neil Swarbrick has come out and defended his decision saying it wasn’t made by him. Swarbrick, the veteran official which was chosen to referee the South Coast derby said that when he went across to speak to the linesman, who called the goal offside, he had the match director instructing him in the ear. He said that he was told “Give the goal, give the goal, it needs to be a win, give...
Linvoy Primus talks to VofP!
JD: Hello Linvoy, thanks for taking the time out to do an interview for us on Voice of Portsmouth. So, how did it come about with your move to Pompey? Linvoy: My move to Pompey came about after I chose to leave Reading under the Bosman ruling and got a call from Tony Pulis to come along and have a trial. JD: There was talk about you falling out with Graham Rix, is this true and can you say...
Appleton to get Chelsea forward
It has been revealed in phone logs that Michael Appleton has made recent contact with former boss at West Brom, and now caretaker manager at Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo. These conversations are thought to be regarding Portsmouth bringing in a striker on loan, to help with the limited squad numbers, and lack of goals in recent performances. The two Chelsea strikers that are not currently part of...
Portsmouth fire sale begins
Following Portsmouth FC entering administration, players are getting set to leave the club after administrator Trevor Birch asked players to take a wage deferral. He is also trying to get players off of the books until a new owner is found. Fan favourite Erik Huseklepp has left for Birmingham on a loan deal till the end of the season, and that could just be the beginning. Hayden Mullins is...
Antonov to return to Pompey ownership
Former owner Vladimir Antonov has laid down his intentions tonight, of returning to the ownership of Portsmouth FC, once his legal case is over, pending the final verdict. Antonov continues to plead his innocence whilst he fights extradition to Lithuania. He has also tried to keep fans informed through his personal facebook page, which has been verified with him personally when Express FM...
Leaked FL Email: Referee's, be tough on Portsmouth
A leaked email from the Football League to the Referee’s Association gives clear instruction to put Portsmouth at a disadvantage in matches, and favour there opponents. The Football League explained this was another way to punish the club for poor management as they enter administration. However the sanction the Football League takes on clubs entering administration is a 10 point...
Benjani up for sale
After Portsmouth FC’s financial state was uncovered in more depth earlier today, Michael Appleton has put veteran striker Benjani on the transfer list. Andrew Andronikou, the administrator of Portsmouth’s former owners, who also has the job of finding new owners for the club, revealed the amount of unpaid tax over the last 2 months, amounting to £1.6m. This move from Appleton will...
Arson attacks hit Cardiff after disgusting win
There has been an arson attack outside of the Cardiff City stadium, following Cardiff’s disgusting underserving win. One car has been set alight, whilst another is close to flames. Cardiff scrapes the barrel to beat Pompey 3-2, leading to both sets of supporters criticising the bluebirds. “It was disgusting, a shameful performance, makes a mockery of the game” said one Cardiff...
Hermann on his way out
Written by Josh Dyer Rumours are abuzz right before kick off at Fratton Park against West Ham, of Hermann Hreidarsson’s departure. Many believe Hermann, 37, has left for Coventry on a loan deal for the remainder of the season, but no official confirmation has been made by club or player. Hermann who has missed most of the current season due to injury setbacks from the last season, could...
Webster promoted to Senior squad
Written by Josh Dyer Youth Academy starlet Adam Webster has been promoted to the Senior squad, after training with Michael Appleton’s boys for the last couple of weeks. Webster, who plays in at centre back was listed on the substitutes bench for the FA Cup Third Round tie with Chelsea. Webster may be a useful addition as Joe Mattock is still with West Brom, and Ricardo Rocha is still out...
Pompey still without Mattock
Written by Josh Dyer Michael Appleton is still without Joe Mattock for the tie against West Ham. Mattock returned to parent club West Brom last week after spending 6 weeks with Portsmouth. Appleton is positive about Mattock returning, but West Brom are still facing player shortages due to injuries, and require Mattock in their team. George Thorne returned to West Brom 3 weeks ago for the same...
Cala closes in on Pompey ownership
Written by Josh Dyer Italian businessman Joseph Cala looks more and more likely to take over as the new owner Portsmouth as each day goes past. Cala, who has been linked to the club for a week now has come out and declared his interest. He said he was at Fratton Park for the south coast derby against Southampton, and was won over by the fan support. He has also set out clear but strikingly...
Spurs youngster Parrett in line for loan switch
Written by Josh Dyer Another name has been added to the list of potential additions for Michael Appleton’s side. This time Tottenham Hotspur central midfielder Dean Parrett. Parrett spent time at Plymouth and Charlton on loan last season, but has since be struggling to get first team football in the Premier League. Another addition for the midfield would be a welcome addition for...
Thorne could make Pompey return
Written by Josh Dyer Speaking to The News, Pompey manager Michael Appleton hasn’t ruled out a return for West Brom youngster George Thorne. Thorne played in a number of games at the end of 2011, but was recalled by West Brom as they faced player shortages. He gained a lot of praise and support from both Appleton and Pompey fans, and would be a welcome return if he was able to leave West...
Rumours of Kitson departure grows
Written by Josh Dyer As the January transfer window rumbles on, rumours have began to surface of Kitsons departure. The forward has been linked to both Bristol City and Brighton & Hove Albion. Rumours have been spreading of both a permanent deal and a 6 month loan deal. Kitson has recently come out in the local newspaper stating he is very happy under Appleton’s management, and...