Fresh faces Fulton and Freeman will propel Portsmouth’s promotion push
Feb02

Fresh faces Fulton and Freeman will propel Portsmouth’s promotion push

After two weeks sitting sixth in the League Two table, Pompey have been making reinforcements throughout the latter stages of the January transfer window. In my blog at the start of the month; I suggested that a centre-back, right-back and a goalkeeper were necessary for our promotion push. Following the close of the transfer window; two of the three mentioned were signed with Ryan Fulton, a young shot-stopper, and Kieron Freeman, an...

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League Two Preview: Plymouth travel to Wycombe while Orient host Cambridge
Jan30

League Two Preview: Plymouth travel to Wycombe while Orient host Cambridge

With League Two leaders Northampton out of action due to the FA Cup, focus switches to second-placed Plymouth, who can reclaim the top spot with a win against Wycombe. Argyle lost more ground to Town last weekend after drawing 1-1 with high-flying Bristol Rovers, but Derek Adams’ men will be boosted by the loan signing of Daniel Nardiello. Wanderers are currently enduring a run of three straight defeats which has seen them drop...

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League Two Round-Up: Northampton go top while Oxford beat Portsmouth
Jan25

League Two Round-Up: Northampton go top while Oxford beat Portsmouth

Northampton overtook previous leaders Plymouth and went two points clear at the top of League Two with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe at Sixfields. James Collins scored on his home debut to put the Cobblers ahead from a Joel Byrom free-kick. John-Joe O’Toole then doubled the hosts’ lead before Rod McDonald’s header put the Cobblers 3-0 up. Paul Mullin’s late goal was only a mere consolation strike in a dominant performance by Gary...

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League Two Preview: Portsmouth host Oxford while Plymouth travel to Bristol Rovers
Jan22

League Two Preview: Portsmouth host Oxford while Plymouth travel to Bristol Rovers

There are two big top-of-the-table clashes in League Two this weekend, as the leaders Plymouth Argyle travel to fourth-placed Bristol Rovers. The Pilgrims, who are at the summit ahead of Northampton on goal difference, beat Stevenage 3-2 last weekend, but face a tough trip up the M5 to face Rovers, who have won six of their last eight league matches, including a 2-1 win against Oxford at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday. Michael...

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FA Cup Third Round Replays Round-Up: Liverpool and Tottenham ease through
Jan21

FA Cup Third Round Replays Round-Up: Liverpool and Tottenham ease through

Liverpool, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion all advanced to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup after seeing off their lower league competitors in replays after being held at the first time of asking. Following the 2-2 draw at St James’ Park, around 6,000 Exeter City fans made the long trip to Anfield hoping to see their side pull off what would have been one of the biggest ever cup shocks, but the Grecians found themselves a...

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Postponements causing fixture pile-up problems for Pompey
Jan18

Postponements causing fixture pile-up problems for Pompey

After a 10am pitch inspection revealed that Portsmouth’s game at Accrington on Saturday would be beaten by the weather, it left many complications for the Blues as they headed 274 miles back down south. Firstly, we cannot ignore the fact that three of the four the teams above Portsmouth all secured the three points on the weekend with Plymouth and Northampton leading the way on 55 points, Oxford on 48 and Bristol Rovers climbing to...

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