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Clanger: Walsall Fan Makes Whopping Error While Booking Accommodation For League One Trip To Portsmouth

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Faced with a 230-mile round trip, one Walsall fan decided to book themselves some cheap accommodation in order to break up the long haul down to the south coast for Saturday's League One game against Portsmouth.

Alas, in attempting to secure the cheapest possible overnight stop, it would appear that the intrepid Saddlers fan in question dropped a bit of clanger when it came to researching the specific location of their out-of-town hotel.

On This Day In 2007: Highest-Scoring Premier League Match Ever As Portsmouth Thump Reading 7-4

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"It's difficult to analyse a match like that," said famously deadpan Reading manager Steve Coppell after an extraordinary afternoon at Fratton Park, 29th September 2007.

Portmouth's 7-4 drubbing of Reading is still the highest-scoring Premier League game ever, withPompey striker Benjani going on to score a hat-trick in a maddening game which, at half-time, was finely poised with the home side just 2-1 up.

Portsmouth Owe More Than £6.7million to Former Pompey Players: Daily Soccer Report

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Only three years after being relegated from the Premier League, Portsmouth still owe more than £6.7million to former Pompey players.

Portsmouth, who are now in League Two and are owned by the club's supporters, still have massive debts to pay off to former players including£1,633,333 that's owed to defender Tal Ben Haim.

Video: Builder hides Portsmouth shirt inside Southampton’s training ground

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Video has emerged of a Portsmouth-supporting builder hiding a Portsmouth shirt and scarf within the walls of Southampton's new training ground. The multi-million pound training complex is currently being built at Staplewood. But despite the painstaking attention to detail that has gone into the project, it appears that Saints or Scum as they're known [.

SLAPPS For Pompey Bloggers

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Those amongst us that occasionally doubt the power the most vocal of football bloggers seldom pause to consider the lengths that some people go to in order to prevent them having their say. This is a story that will ring bells in a number of clubs around the country. Fans of Leeds United, Birmingham City, Liverpool and Doncaster Rovers have all experienced some or all of the pressures we have felt at Pompey.

Video: Portsmouth Old Boys 2-0 Barcelona

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Portsmouth fans scarcely needed a reminder of their fall from grace this week, what with their club hitting the headlines for charging their opponents to park the team bus. But just to really rub it in, two of their former players were on the scoresheet at AC Milan defeated Barcelona 2-0 at the San Siro [.

Portsmouth charge Carlisle £20 to park their team bus

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Ever since Premier League sides stopped rolling over for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea team, parking the bus had been considered to be disappointing tactics for a team to employ but it doesn't usually invoke a financial penalty. That's all changed now after Portsmouth charged opponents Carlisle £20 to park their coach during Saturday's 1-1 draw [.

Pompey: The Hiroshima Files

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Below is full text of Pompey blogger Portus-eg's findings regarding events at Pompey at the time of the sale of the club by Portpin to CSI in June 2011. It makes interesting reading.

The blog was first published here:http://portus-eg.blogspot.co.uk/ under the title: Takeover Toils as Pompey Fans' Blood Boils.

Pompey Fans Reveal the Shadows behind the ‘Invisible’ Owner

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Today, Pompey fans' research reveals that Ali Al Faraj, Pompey's well-known invisible owner, does exist. However, the same research also suggests that Ali Al Faraj played no part in the running of Portsmouth Football Club despite being the designated 'Fit and Proper' owner between October 2009 and February 2010.

Signore Pantalone and the Pompey Comedy of Errors

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It is often the last resort of the villain in a pantomime to curse his conquerors with his dying breath. Which thought leads me directly to  the vainglorious attacks of  Pompey's chief creditor, Balram Chainrai, on the Pompey Supporters' Trust. Indeed, not only the Pompey Trust but the entire Trust movement.

Pompey’s Spider Trap: Chainrai Walks But His Web remains

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It appears us Pompey fans have upset Mr Chainrai and he no longer wants to own our club. In an spate of dummy spitting of some awe-inspiring magnitude on Wednesday he withdrew his bid to be our 'reluctant saviour' for a third time. Firing a tirade of self-exposing blame-shifting Mr Chainrai has taken up Portpin's bid and walked.

Pompey’s Spider Trap: Chainrai Walks But His Web remains

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It appears us Pompey fans have upset Mr Chainrai and he no longer wants to own our club. In an spate of dummy spitting of some awe-inspiring magnitude on Wednesday he withdrew his bid to be our 'reluctant saviour' for a third time. Firing a tirade of self-exposing blame-shifting Mr Chainrai has taken up Portpin's bid and walked.

Four Years Ago Portsmouth Played AC Milan In Europe, Today They Have No Senior Players Left

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By Chris Wright

That's it. With Liam Lawrence finally skidaddling out of Fratton Park this morning after agreeing to terminate his contract for a compensatory lump sum, Portsmouth now have no senior players left on their books. The two chaps you see there?

Portsmouth FC’s official website reveals a 2012/2013 squad of just five players

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It would be funny if it didn't make for such desperate viewing. The above image from Portsmouth FC's official website isn't a playful spin-off of the Guess Who board game, but in fact the entire contents of Pompey's first team. The League One outfit has haemorrhaged players this summer after accepting that the club can only [.

Just Depressing: Portsmouth’s Teamsheet For Pre-Season Friendly vs AFC Wimbledon…

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By Chris Wright

A bit of (incredibly) light reading: Penniless and playerless Pompey's teamsheet for their upcoming pre-season friendly against AFC Wimbledon...

We can just hear the stadium announcer now: "In goal for Portsmouth, No. 1... Oh Christ, hang on.

Portsmouth Left With 4 Players

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Things seem to be getting crazier by the day at Fratton Park, lets hope the club can sort themselves out and avoid folding completely, but the latest news is that they are down to four players with the departure of Norwegian winger Erik Huseklepp.

Huseklepp originally arrived from Italian side Bari in 2011 and became an important first team player, but he has now returned to Norway where he began his career at Brann.

Harry Redknapp Vows To Help Save Portsmouth By Phoning Nwankwo Kanu – The Ironing Is Delicious

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By Chris Wright

Harry Redknapp has vowed to do his utmost to help save Portsmouth from liquidation after it was announced yesterday that the stricken club have until August 10th to get their finances straightened up or face the very real  possibility of being pulped.

Sixteen Days To Save Portsmouth

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The darkest hour, optimists might say, comes before the dawn, to which pessimists might counter by saying that one of English footballs longest-running financial seems to be approaching its inevitable solution. At least, the rest of us may consider, we will at least have an answer, one way or the other.

Olympics 2012 Football – Varney to quit Pompey for Leeds

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Crisis club Portsmouth stare placed to get another participant forth their wage measure by offloading Luke Varney to Leeds United. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/61766000/jpg/_61766256_varney.jpg

Olympics 2012 Football – Pompey nearing closure, say fans

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Portsmouth devotees grouping SOS Pompey say the club are approaching closing as they name on the staying instrumentalists to help salvage them. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/61757000/jpg/_61757760_portsmouth.jpg

QPR Report Monday: Derry?...Hoilett Wait..Asia Tour Ends..Flashbacks: Nygaard Joins QPR..QPR Beat Iran...Bye: Rodnee. Hello Stanley!

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- Seven Year Flashback: Marc Nygaard Joining QPR as QPR Beat Iran



- See the Truly-Brilliant Bushman Photo Archives of Old QPR
- Follow QPR REPORT on TWITTER!
- QPR REPORT MESSAGEBOARD - Visit the cutting-edge, football-only, QPR Report messageboard (and see items you won't usually read elsewhere
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- QPR Asia Tour Concludes Tonight




- Flashback: Bushman's Compilation of Former Michael Wale Report Profiles of and Interviews with QPR Stars



- Flashback article re Clubs and Finances "Foreign Fans the Way to Go"


- Flashback: Transfer Leak Infuriates QPR Chairman as Transfer Falls Through


- Two Year Flashback: Alberti Goes Out on Loan




- "John Terry Gets Standing Ovation.

QPR Report Monday: Derry?...Hoilett Wait..Asia Tour Ends..Flashbacks: Nygaard Joins QPR..QPR Beat Iran...Bye: Rodnee. Hello Stanley!

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- Seven Year Flashback: Marc Nygaard Joining QPR as QPR Beat Iran



- See the Truly-Brilliant Bushman Photo Archives of Old QPR
- Follow QPR REPORT on TWITTER!
- QPR REPORT MESSAGEBOARD - Visit the cutting-edge, football-only, QPR Report messageboard (and see items you won't usually read elsewhere
__________________________________________________________________________


- QPR Asia Tour Concludes Tonight




- Flashback: Bushman's Compilation of Former Michael Wale Report Profiles of and Interviews with QPR Stars



- Flashback article re Clubs and Finances "Foreign Fans the Way to Go"


- Flashback: Transfer Leak Infuriates QPR Chairman as Transfer Falls Through


- Two Year Flashback: Alberti Goes Out on Loan




- "John Terry Gets Standing Ovation.

It Really Isn’t What Football Fans Want to Hear?

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Greg Clarke is a defender of your football club. No really. Stop snorting with derision in Pompey, Plymouth, Leeds, Wrexham, Coventry (supporters of other clubs are also available in snort-mode) ... He says so himself. So it must be true.

In a telling exchange with MP Damien Collins at the DCMS enquiry (from 12.

Minus 10 – Pompey Don’t Do Summers …

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... but if they did this one would be pretty much what they'd come up with. Just when you think it might brighten up another rainstorm blows through, drowning all hope of recovery. With the new points deduction imposed by the Football League yesterday Pompey's Summer continues to mirror that of Rangers in a macabre North South symmetry.

The Chips Are Down In Pompey Roulette

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Pompey Supporters' Trust have made their bid for the club. Pause to take in the enormity of that statement. This is possibly one of the biggest steps taken in the history of the Trust movement. Not because of the fact that a Trust is in a position to take over a club so recently in the top tier of the game but because they are taking on the most paradoxical owner in its history.

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Good News: Portpin Threaten Football League Over Pompey Deal

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At first glance it seemed like bad news. Another spanner in the Pompey Trust bid for ownership of the club. Balram Chainrai's Portpin are not happy at the Football League's rejection of the Keith Harris bid for Pompey. On Friday 22 Februaury the BBC website reported:

Portpin claims the Harris bid would mean it received £6.

Pompey: Where the Bid’s Come From.

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There has been a rare old tussle going on down Pompey way this last week. In microcosm our beleagured club continues to be a perfect illustration of all that is questionable about football governance as it currently stands. On 7 Februaryit appeared that the long running Pompey Supporters' Trust bid to buy the club was about to be scuppered by a consortium led by Keith Harris.

Pompey: The £800,000 question

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The perils of administration. A cautionary tale.

Since October 2012 the Pompey Trust's bid business partners have committed £800,000 of their own money to the club. If the Trust bid succeeds they will convert this sum to equity in the club. If the Trust bid fails they lose the lot, some individuals to the tune of six figures.

Pompey – One Step From Home

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Thursday 15 November 2012. Mark the date. On this day Pompey's administrators PKF announced they had reached a conditional agreement to sell the club to the Pompey Supporters Trust. The completed deal will be unique in English football. Its success will be a landmark victory for fan power, an endorsement of the supporters trust movement and a direct challenge to those responsible for the ills of modern football.

Who Values Pompey?

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The battle for the soul of football took one step in the right direction yesterday. The nomination of Pompey Supporters Trust as the preferred bidder for the club is a stunning volte-face in the negotiations to bring the club out of administration. It appears to have been done in the teeth of a vigorous campaign by three-time previous owner Portpin to gain control of the club for a fourth time.

White Knight Syndrome Conflicts Pompey.

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What have the following all got in common? Suliaman Al Fahim, Laurence Bassini, Balram Chainrai and Levi Kushnir? Apart from the fact they all seem intent on bringing joy to the hearts of the Fratton Faithful by throwing money at Portsmouth Football Club? For it seems there has been a virulent outbreak of 'white knight syndrome' among aspiring football-club owners down Pompey way.

Pompey Fans Rattle Some Cages

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Stark reality bites.

Portsmouth Football Club 5 April 1898 10 August 2012.

R.I.P.

Yet nothing is ever as it seems at Pompey. Beneath the choppy waters a constant storm wages on the ocean bed. Whilst Pompey Supporters Trust holds itself ready to do a deal with players, charge holders and creditors, the strange PR spin emanating from Fratton Park seems to be creating a web of misconception and deception.

Harry Redknapp

Tottenham outcast reveals big-money move

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Niko Kranjcar has told Croatian media that he will leave Tottenham Hotspur for Dynamo Kiev in a big-money transfer this summer.

Kranjcar, 27, has struggled for playing time with the Spurs, making only 49 appearances since moving from Portsmouth in 2009.

He also made 83 appearances for Pompey but it now appears that his time in English football will come to an end after the conclusion of the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament on July 1.

‘Champions League Is Overrated’ – Tottenham Boss Redknapp Not Bothered By Missing Out On Euro Cup

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By Alan Duffy

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has (metaphorically) rolled down his car window once again to chat to reporters, this time telling them that missing out on the Champions League, courtesy of Chelsea's success, is no big deal. He said:

"I think it's overrated what people say about Champions League football and whatever.

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Eh Montpellier! La la la la Paillade!

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Notice the eccentric and loveable Louis Nicollin (aka Loulou) Montpellier president sporting a new barnet, bottom right.

"It was a dark and stormy night" as Craven Cottage's own Edward Bulwer-Lytton might have put it.

Eh Montpellier! La la la la Paillade!

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Notice the eccentric and loveable Louis Nicollin (aka Loulou) Montpellier president sporting a new barnet, bottom right.

"It was a dark and stormy night" as Craven Cottage's own Edward Bulwer-Lytton might have put it.

The Rest

The Blogger, the Defamation Case and the Hefty Legal Bill

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There is a fine and risky line walked by football bloggers in exposing the more erratic behaviours of the owners of certain football clubs. Whilst the national press glory in the circus that is the Premier League, unpaid and unsung bloggers dig lower down the pyramid into the financial morass that the English Leagues have become.

Bizarre PR In The Pompey Blogger Case

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'I stand by my story and will fight them every step of the way.' Micah Hall, the Pompey blogger whose work is at the centre of the suit placed on Fansnetwork last week has now received an opportunity to defend his work. A letter from libel-specialist lawyers Mishcon de Reya accusing him of defamation in his blog on Kuala Lumpar financier Pascal Najadi, one of Keith Harris' 'passive backers' in his failed bid for the ownership of Portsmouth FC.

The managerial merry-go-round steps up a gear in January

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The managerial merry-go-round has gone in to overdrive recently with no fewer than 11 managers across all four English divisions leaving their positions in the past five weeks. Nine of those were sacked whilst two resigned to fill vacancies elsewhere, making it a total of 13 clubs who have been searching for a new manager [.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Pompey faces 10 August deadline

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Portsmouth FC is probable to have "no choice" but to nigh on10August unless musicians agree to transferees or wage slices. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/44936000/gif/_44936203_portsmouth_66x49.gif