Does McNulty’s arrival signal the end for Tubbs at Pompey?
Nov09

Does McNulty’s arrival signal the end for Tubbs at Pompey?

Following my previous post referring to the depth of Paul Cook’s squad, the Pompey manager has since strengthened even more with the signing of Marc McNulty from Sheffield United. The Scotsman will remain at Fratton Park until January after being signed on an emergency loan, and has already made his debut for the club after coming off the bench against Macclesfield in the FA Cup on Saturday. Born in Edinburgh, McNulty spent much of...

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Pompey must find ways to break teams down at Fratton Park
Oct26

Pompey must find ways to break teams down at Fratton Park

While our away form seems to be flourishing this year, with 17 points picked up from a possible 21, performances at Fratton Park haven’t really gone to plan so far. The Blues are without a win on home soil since a 3-1 victory to Barnet on September 12, and suffered their first loss of the season to Exeter in front of the Fratton Faithful at the end of last month. If Paul Cook’s men are to challenge for promotion this season, the...

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Pompey’s squad depth is stronger than ever
Oct12

Pompey’s squad depth is stronger than ever

It is clear that, as Pompey approach a busy spell with their next league game being the first of three within a week, the depth of their squad really is stronger than ever.  After battling back to winning ways, coming from a goal behind to see off Cambridge on Saturday, Cook’s squad has demonstrated real self-belief, no matter which players are on the pitch. Saturday’s victory was not the first time that points have been...

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The sky’s the limit for Conor Chaplin
Sep28

The sky’s the limit for Conor Chaplin

Many knew that the sale of Jed Wallace to Wolves in the summer was going to be a big loss for Portsmouth as the academy product was clearly a shining star in what was a rather disappointing season. However, what wasn’t expected was for young Conor Chaplin to step up to the mark and become a new fans’ favourite. In his first full season playing professional football, he has not only racked up a total of four goals, but is also managing...

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Pompey still need defensive improvement
Sep15

Pompey still need defensive improvement

Despite the huge positive of another three points, extending our unbeaten start to the season and seeing us move joint second with Plymouth, Saturday’s victory was anything but a walk in the park. After the 0-0 at home to Accrington a week ago, we were again frustrated by side who went to extreme lengths to deliver their travelling fans with a typical “away” performance – I can’t remember too many other...

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Pompey must keep Matt Tubbs
Aug31

Pompey must keep Matt Tubbs

The transfer window closes tomorrow afternoon and for me, there is one key piece of business Pompey need to attend to: keeping hold of Matt Tubbs. After grabbing the winner off the bench against Luton, all the headlines were focussed on him this weekend, but overall it’s not been the perfect start to the season. We’ve seen Paul Cook completely unfazed by making big calls; not retaining Ryan Taylor after a great end to last season and...

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