Pochettino in race against time

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

by Adam Leitch , Chief Sports Writer Updated on in Sport

THE CLOCK is this week ticking down on Mauricio Pochettino and Nicola Cortese’s short-term plans for Saints.

The January transfer window shuts this Thursday night and every club in the top flight then has to stick with what they have through to the end of the season.

Unlike in the Football League, there is not a somewhat generously named emergency loan window to fall back on.

Whatever your targets, you need to ensure you have the players in to achieve them when 11pm comes around on Thursday, January 31.

Because after that time, there is no turning back.

Thus far, Saints have only signed only one player during the window – £4m Norwegian centre half Vegard Forren.

There is little doubt the centre of defence was the major priority.

It could even be argued that Saints could do with another centre half – Davide Astori is still being linked – with Forren joining the currently injured Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida and Jos Hooiveld as cover in that area.

However, Saints will be weighing up priority areas if they are to go back into the market and tie up any more deals.

You can never have too many good players, of course, and you can always attempt to sign a player better than what you have already got.

But if Saints are not looking to do that, then they have the necessary strength in depth in pretty much most areas.

There is not a position where they do not have two choices – with decent first team experience – from which to choose.

That is not to say the quality wouldn’t go down if the first choice was out, but at least there is proper cover available.

Due to that, Saints will surely only sign again if it is to improve their first choice side.

Philippe Coutinho has long been linked with Saints.

He is well known to new manager Mauricio Pochettino who had the Inter Milan playmaker on loan at Espanyol last season.

If he does sign it will be another suggestion that Pochettino has been waiting in the wings for some time.

The rumours surrounding Coutinho first surfaced a few weeks ago when Nigel Adkins appeared safe in his job.

Or, of course, it could just be a bizarre coincidence ...

Coutinho would bring Brazilian flair, but it seems likely he is on the verge of signing for Liverpool rather than Saints.

But if Coutinho does rejoin Pochettino, you cannot help but look at who he might replace – club captain Adam Lallana, when fit again, £12m summer signing Gaston Ramirez or the in-form Jason Puncheon who has performed so admirably this season.

Puncheon is out of contract at the end of this season and has yet to sign a new one.

You can’t get all those three, plus Coutinho and a striker such as Rickie Lambert, in the same team.

And that’s before you take into account the presence of Guly do Prado.

Saints have shown a real penchant for signing attacking players over the past year.

They are undoubtedly looking to find players that can fit into the style that Pochettino has been brought into the club to achieve.

But they must also ensure a careful balance is struck.

That surely will be top of the agenda as the executive chairman and his new manager mull the final few days of their first transfer window together.

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10:31am Mon 28 Jan 13 tomw1234 says…

Right so you've just recapped the Coutinho story. Great work...

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10:33am Mon 28 Jan 13 #1saintsfan says…

Dont think we will sign any more players in this window. we will only sign a player if they will improve us however with players being typically over priced in this window it is unlikely we will make any more additions imo.

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10:35am Mon 28 Jan 13 InCortesewetrust says…

I thought cortinho rejected a move to saints in favour of Liverpool? He is having a medical today, shame as he looks very good,

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10:40am Mon 28 Jan 13 saint Compo says…

I'll be surprised if we don't sign one or two players this week. A central attacking midfielder looks to be the main target (based on all the rumours in the media) and maybe another one to play on the right flank. If we don't go for Butland it must be because Gazzaniga is regarded as our potential long-term number one and he's about the same age as Butland. COYR

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10:40am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

Pochettino in race against time how many more months has he got? looks like he has failed his first task..get in a new player...haha

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10:42am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on

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10:43am Mon 28 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

FTBU hows your manager getting on? Any luck in the transfer window? I've heard down Fratton some squad numbers have been used at least twice this season now that is embarresing

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10:58am Mon 28 Jan 13 milton road says…

I think it is the strengthening of the squad we are looking at rather than the team. better players to come in and therefore better substitution options. Liverpool and spurs are connected with Butland now. Our interest seemed to peek in summer. As NA says football is a squad game now not 11 players and our bench options are limited. One maybe two signings. Think Buroc has steadied and will see the season through giving Gassinga time to shape up and see whether he is ready for next season. If not a keeper in the summer only my opinion.

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10:58am Mon 28 Jan 13 Puddletown Saint says…

Just one winger please. Have said Mcgready on loan but will be a player from southern Europe. Big changes in the summer me thinks.

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11:10am Mon 28 Jan 13 COYRlukeCOYR says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on

Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR

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11:16am Mon 28 Jan 13 devonsaint2 says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Pochettino in race against time how many more months has he got? looks like he has failed his first task..get in a new player...haha

Its nearly all over....bless

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11:18am Mon 28 Jan 13 Alicesdad says…

#1saintsfan wrote…

Dont think we will sign any more players in this window. we will only sign a player if they will improve us however with players being typically over priced in this window it is unlikely we will make any more additions imo.

Agreed. and I don't think there is any race against time either. We have added support to the central defence which was on the main agenda. If we pull off any other signings between now and Thursday I will take my hat off to whoever was responsible for keeping it under wraps. The leaks about Coutinho and Astori clearly show that prices are being driven up by money grabbing agents. With Cortese in charge we will buy when we are ready. Porchettino will still have a very strong squad with what we have already so there is no cause for concern. It will be interesting to see how the style of play is modified under his guidance.

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11:21am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR

from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

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11:22am Mon 28 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

10s DEATH

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11:28am Mon 28 Jan 13 tomw1234 says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

Who cares?

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11:34am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

tomw1234 wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Who cares?

u lot. which is why the news site is always full of wum's

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11:35am Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

2013 Possible oblivion?. Move on.

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11:36am Mon 28 Jan 13 kinkyboots09 says…

tomw1234 wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Who cares?

I think this idiot should wake up and smell the coffee ,his team are an embarrassment to the whole of football ,,seriously how can you purchase a club when your funds are relying on empty promises ,peronally in this financial climate if you throw a grand at a football club like pfc you may as well throw it in the solent xx

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11:38am Mon 28 Jan 13 Stroppy_gramps says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

oh dear oh dear here we go again. you keep on living in the past, we'll keep on concentrating on our lovely bright future. and once more you seem to think that the temporary success of winning a cup somehow makes you better. also, looking at your list all it seems to be telling me is that you lot are good for one or two bits of temporary success per decade before going back down again. come back when your lot have managed near on 30 years in the top flight of English football and you might have something to compare against us.

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11:39am Mon 28 Jan 13 J7junctionseven says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

You are embarrassing yourself as usual by your continual repetitive and inane dross. Your club are the biggest embarrassment in the whole of the football world. Not long now before justice is well and truly served and your pitiful existence and history will be null and void. COYR FOADP Well done Hartlepool and come on Notts County. By then it will be 16 games without a win in league 1 in front of about 8,000 fans.....Wah ha ha ha ha ha what a joke!

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11:40am Mon 28 Jan 13 Stroppy_gramps says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

tomw1234 wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Who cares?
u lot. which is why the news site is always full of wum's

good job you aren't getting tetchy about it then. Hush sweet princess, it will all be over soon.

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11:42am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

Stroppy_gramps wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
oh dear oh dear here we go again. you keep on living in the past, we'll keep on concentrating on our lovely bright future. and once more you seem to think that the temporary success of winning a cup somehow makes you better. also, looking at your list all it seems to be telling me is that you lot are good for one or two bits of temporary success per decade before going back down again. come back when your lot have managed near on 30 years in the top flight of English football and you might have something to compare against us.

all this temporary success. it just adds up 2 quite a bit more than urs. success most decades = not also rans

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11:45am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

In answer to the Liquidator and many others and his love of songs. here is 1 4u There may be trophies ahead But while there’s Pompey, and Ponies, and Carrots and Grass Let’s just turn up and be pants

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11:46am Mon 28 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

At first glance Pompey's history (distant history) looks impressive. That's until you look closely at your major period of success. The period between 1930 and the early 1950s (as your titles were within a couple of years of each other) were of course the war years, when many of the country's best footballers came down to work at the docks in Pompey. So, you had a big advantage on other clubs at a time when football was the last thing on people's minds. So, in reality, you can squeeze all but your bought FA Cup win in the 00s into a period of around 10 years when there was even a league taking place around WW2 - a kind of freak moment of fortune based around the extraordinary event of people being forced to live in the Portsmouth area (that or the beaches of Normandy I guess, must have been a tough choice). In a world where being in the top league is considered the holy grail of English football, Saints have had consistent success for the past nigh on 40 years, while Pompey have been successful only for a handful, when you were working above your means.

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11:46am Mon 28 Jan 13 tomw1234 says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

tomw1234 wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Who cares?
u lot. which is why the news site is always full of wum's

Well I for one do not care and it seems that everyone else couldn't give a sh*t either so do everyone a favour and shut up.

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11:53am Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

You're on the verge of going bust! You ain't got a leg to stand on as far as embarrassing goes!

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11:55am Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

In answer to the Liquidator and many others and his love of songs. here is 1 4u There may be trophies ahead But while there’s Pompey, and Ponies, and Carrots and Grass Let’s just turn up and be pants

Not remotely funny! So bad I feel sorry for you mush. Back to the drawing board son!

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11:55am Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

SaintJD wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
At first glance Pompey's history (distant history) looks impressive. That's until you look closely at your major period of success. The period between 1930 and the early 1950s (as your titles were within a couple of years of each other) were of course the war years, when many of the country's best footballers came down to work at the docks in Pompey. So, you had a big advantage on other clubs at a time when football was the last thing on people's minds. So, in reality, you can squeeze all but your bought FA Cup win in the 00s into a period of around 10 years when there was even a league taking place around WW2 - a kind of freak moment of fortune based around the extraordinary event of people being forced to live in the Portsmouth area (that or the beaches of Normandy I guess, must have been a tough choice). In a world where being in the top league is considered the holy grail of English football, Saints have had consistent success for the past nigh on 40 years, while Pompey have been successful only for a handful, when you were working above your means.

desperate. the war was well over. people everywhere had returned to their roots. pompey have won trophies most decades, and on average every 13 years.

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11:57am Mon 28 Jan 13 tomw1234 says…

since 1885 wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

In answer to the Liquidator and many others and his love of songs. here is 1 4u There may be trophies ahead But while there’s Pompey, and Ponies, and Carrots and Grass Let’s just turn up and be pants
Not remotely funny! So bad I feel sorry for you mush. Back to the drawing board son!

My god what an awful song.

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12:00pm Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

tomw1234 wrote…

since 1885 wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

In answer to the Liquidator and many others and his love of songs. here is 1 4u There may be trophies ahead But while there’s Pompey, and Ponies, and Carrots and Grass Let’s just turn up and be pants
Not remotely funny! So bad I feel sorry for you mush. Back to the drawing board son!
My god what an awful song.

Why do people come on here with these rubbish songs? They always go down in flames.

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12:01pm Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
2013 Possible oblivion?. Move on.

OsperySeed You've been sussed sunshine! And you still haven't answered my question, if someone told you stuff that was so confidential that you can't name him for fear of him losing his job, what are you doing on here blabbing inside info? SFC is not exactly a huge multinational, if Cortese wanted he could find who's been talking.

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12:04pm Mon 28 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

I really do feel sorry for some of the skunts who come on this website. The only thing that means anything to them in the world is on a life support machine slowly dying. Keep smiling FTBU maybe for the FFF Final Fratton Farewell in a few weeks time maybe your next home game you may get an attendance of over 12k

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12:07pm Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

I've been a saint for 40 years and in that time the rumours I've heard about players doing the wives of other players, and other more nasty stuff. Why do people come on here and pretend to know inside stuff which is obviously not true and can only be negative for the club? Either they're pompey muppets or they want to be seen as having inside info on the club. Both reasons are sad and embarrassing.

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12:08pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Melbsaint says…

Getting back to the story and not wasting any more time worrying about Pompey. What about trying to grab ince, butland and hooper? 3 good signings and not much more than this other boy would have been in total. More coverage for the final run in and some help if god forbid anything happens to Ricky. These boys plus one more centre half and I'll be a v happy and surprised man come Thursday!

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12:11pm Mon 28 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

I agree on the striker front just not Hooper - wouldn't be suprised to see someone from the continent, Ince would also be a good option. If Boruc continues as he has been recently then the goalkeepoing situation is fine imo

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12:13pm Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

SO50 Saint wrote…

I really do feel sorry for some of the skunts who come on this website. The only thing that means anything to them in the world is on a life support machine slowly dying. Keep smiling FTBU maybe for the FFF Final Fratton Farewell in a few weeks time maybe your next home game you may get an attendance of over 12k

They are bitter that they will soon be no more! So they come on here with their boring songs hoping to get a rise out of us. They forget that we will not only still be in business come next year but fighting for a Euro place!

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12:20pm Mon 28 Jan 13 fred the red says…

It is great when the Poopey lot come on here to share their history. Just humour them a little, for, as we all know, it won't be long before that is all Poopey will be.

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12:41pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Drunken Proletariat says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

Have you shown your compendium of pointless Pompey trivia too your very own Darel Russell? It would seem that what ever Pompey have won in the past clearly doesn't mean an awful lot to him. Oh how proud the Pompey chimes must peal these days.

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12:49pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

since 1885 wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
2013 Possible oblivion?. Move on.
OsperySeed You've been sussed sunshine! And you still haven't answered my question, if someone told you stuff that was so confidential that you can't name him for fear of him losing his job, what are you doing on here blabbing inside info? SFC is not exactly a huge multinational, if Cortese wanted he could find who's been talking.

It's Osprey, nothing to do with seed? I haven't a clue what you are waffling about here, no one has told me anything confidential, perhaps you can elighten me, as to what you are talking about?

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12:52pm Mon 28 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

since 1885 wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
2013 Possible oblivion?. Move on.
OsperySeed You've been sussed sunshine! And you still haven't answered my question, if someone told you stuff that was so confidential that you can't name him for fear of him losing his job, what are you doing on here blabbing inside info? SFC is not exactly a huge multinational, if Cortese wanted he could find who's been talking.
It's Osprey, nothing to do with seed? I haven't a clue what you are waffling about here, no one has told me anything confidential, perhaps you can elighten me, as to what you are talking about?

I believe you! And I suppose you're not Welsh!

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12:52pm Mon 28 Jan 13 rocketone says…

No desperate need to sign players unless they are better than what we have and not overpriced. We are 15th with the squad we have and the position most people have identified as needing strengthening has been. Adam will be back this week, but no need to play him against Manure. I think the team are probably looking forward to these two games as they know they gave MNure a game last time and will want revenge for a sloppy defeat against Wigan. Hartlepool???? WTF!!!

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12:54pm Mon 28 Jan 13 milton road says…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.

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12:59pm Mon 28 Jan 13 milton road says…

Anyway what i really came to say was great article in yesterday's sun on MP Worth a read if you missed it, you can read it online. Shame the echo cannot do articles like that, positive articles supporting the club instead of trying to destroy it.

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1:03pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

since 1885 wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

since 1885 wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
2013 Possible oblivion?. Move on.
OsperySeed You've been sussed sunshine! And you still haven't answered my question, if someone told you stuff that was so confidential that you can't name him for fear of him losing his job, what are you doing on here blabbing inside info? SFC is not exactly a huge multinational, if Cortese wanted he could find who's been talking.
It's Osprey, nothing to do with seed? I haven't a clue what you are waffling about here, no one has told me anything confidential, perhaps you can elighten me, as to what you are talking about?
I believe you! And I suppose you're not Welsh!

Credibilty returns, and I am most definitely English, not Welsh, not North Korean and not East German! I get accused of being lots of things of which I am not. Two sign ons OSPREYSAINT on here and Saintdon13 elsewhere and notapompeyfan on The News site, which I rarely post on any more because it is so depressing, and I have never posted any derogatory messages on there at any time, in happier times a bit of light banter and that was all. I post a lot, because I can, I tease but only rarely do I stoop to insults and that only after extreme provocation, anything else you need to know?

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1:20pm Mon 28 Jan 13 El Santo says…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

I thought cortinho rejected a move to saints in favour of Liverpool? He is having a medical today, shame as he looks very good,

Yes, he looks very good... on the bench! Maybe that's why we want him, to sit there and not complain...

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1:24pm Mon 28 Jan 13 El Santo says…

Alicesdad wrote…

#1saintsfan wrote…

Dont think we will sign any more players in this window. we will only sign a player if they will improve us however with players being typically over priced in this window it is unlikely we will make any more additions imo.
Agreed. and I don't think there is any race against time either. We have added support to the central defence which was on the main agenda. If we pull off any other signings between now and Thursday I will take my hat off to whoever was responsible for keeping it under wraps. The leaks about Coutinho and Astori clearly show that prices are being driven up by money grabbing agents. With Cortese in charge we will buy when we are ready. Porchettino will still have a very strong squad with what we have already so there is no cause for concern. It will be interesting to see how the style of play is modified under his guidance.

We didn't need to change manager either, so you never know. But I am happy with the CB, Forren, and I think we were doing OK. In our current position, we are not going to attract great players, unless we pay through the nose or they are personally know to Pochie (like Couthino, and that seems to have fallen through). Let's work on saving our a55 and building a European team for 2013/2014.

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1:49pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.

lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.

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1:53pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Ted Rogers says…

So this is the pinnacle of the Echo sports journos? Re-hashing of a story about a signing that is dead in the water, a stating of the obvious with regards to transfer window timings and then the attempt to tell the manager who he can and cannot play in a starting line up with out any tactical knowledge of his itentions. I think most intelligent Saints fans know that if MP and NC have targets we will probably hear relevant details once they are signed, not before and certainly it won't be on the insight of this anti-Saints rag. COYS - Look forward to at least one new face and am happy to admit that I don't have a clue who it will be....

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1:54pm Mon 28 Jan 13 El Santo says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.
lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.

Well done! I see you have listened to your shrink and just looked back to cheer you up. Sorry if we are looking forward to what's to come!

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2:10pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.
lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.

Is this deliberate gibberish or are you under the influence of something?

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2:37pm Mon 28 Jan 13 J7junctionseven says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.
lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.

You're a pr1ck. Now that's a fact.

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2:43pm Mon 28 Jan 13 sotonman2012 says…

Southampton Football club was not interested in countinho this transfer window there was a basic interest in the summer but we decided to sign Gaston Ramirez instead this has been confirmed by many people.The agent of the player said Southampton made a bid this month to higher the price Liverpool paid,Very clever but disrespectful to our club.I hope he flops.

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2:44pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.
lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.
You're a pr1ck. Now that's a fact.

You are comparing something useful with something totally useless. This WUM enjoys abuse, just ignor it.

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2:59pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Why are decent posters bothering to respond to Mr History? Please ignore him (and his ilk) and he'll self-liquidise in a few day's time.

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3:05pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Cheapshot says…

For Christ people stopping feeding the bloody trolls!!!!!!! It doesn't matter what you say they will always come back with more! I'm fed up with scrolling through loads of pathetic banter! remember ssssssssssssshhhhhhh hhhhh! it worked before now do it again. they will soon get bored if no one reply's!!

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3:22pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Cheapshot says…

*Sake ;-)

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3:27pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Cheapshot says…

Just Tweeted by the club Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't had time to consider new signings since I've been here. Overall, I'm very happy with the squad." Doesn't look like anything will happen then!

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3:30pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Velleity says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.

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3:40pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

Velleity wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.

dont forget 1 trophy from the last 130 years

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3:53pm Mon 28 Jan 13 gr8saint says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Velleity wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.
dont forget 1 trophy from the last 130 years

Don't forget it's actually TWELVE sat there comfortably in our trophy cabinet in the STADIUM WE OWN, but thanks for your concern! (Source: Wikipedia) Won anything THIS decade? No, I didn't think so, but we have! Mind you, your current position is the "glory" you recieved from BUYING your FA cup, hope you're enjoying it!? Thank you and goodbye, end of discussion!

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3:54pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Scarborosaint says…

MP obviously has had a look at the squad and wants to give them the players an opportunity to impress him, during the summer he will get in some new players and move on those he does not want . We should only be looking at players to improve the squad not short term fixes , the return of lallana will be like the return of cork earlier in the season and if fully fit will make us a better team especially going forward , that's not to say guly has not done a good job especially defensively to help Luke , over the last 6 games the players have shown plenty of spirit and we maybe should of won a couple more matches but overall they are improving

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4:01pm Mon 28 Jan 13 sk8srsinking says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Velleity wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.
dont forget 1 trophy from the last 130 years

Ssssshhhhhh. Loved Soccer saturday when hartlepool scored their 3rd goal and jeff and matt started laughing. Going to have to change my ID soon to Sk8srsunk

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4:01pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Velleity says…

Poor old Five Pounds between us, when you're standing in Havant Rec watching Portsmouth play in the rain in the Conference South (if you're lucky) keep thining about the glory days you once had. While we, with your claimed "no history" will be in a warm, noisy stadium, protected from the rain, playing in the world's best league against the world's best clubs and looking to the future. I bet I enjoy my Saturdays more than you will.

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4:05pm Mon 28 Jan 13 mbetts says…

http://www.thesun.co .uk/sol/homepage/spo rt/football/4764653/ Mauricio-Pochettinos -biggest-fear-That-S ir-Alex-will-hate-hi s-wine.html A POSITIVE SAINTS STORY!!!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!! A POSITIVE SAINTS STORY!!!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!!

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4:43pm Mon 28 Jan 13 gr8saint says…

mbetts wrote…

http://www.thesun.co .uk/sol/homepage/spo rt/football/4764653/ Mauricio-Pochettinos -biggest-fear-That-S ir-Alex-will-hate-hi s-wine.html A POSITIVE SAINTS STORY!!!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!! A POSITIVE SAINTS STORY!!!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!!

I'm really hoping that Sir Alex LOVES the wine....... But also that OUR WIN leaves a sour taste in his mouth! :)

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4:46pm Mon 28 Jan 13 JohnItaly says…

Cheapshot wrote…

Just Tweeted by the club Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't had time to consider new signings since I've been here. Overall, I'm very happy with the squad." Doesn't look like anything will happen then!

Smokescreen........p ossibly?

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4:55pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Stroppy_gramps says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Velleity wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.
dont forget 1 trophy from the last 130 years

you forgot to mention the other glorious things your lot have achieved: 8 relegations 4 separate periods of financial problems 4 Administrations It all points to the fact that the City of Portsmouth clearly isn't big enough to support a top flight, successful team.

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4:55pm Mon 28 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.
lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.
Is this deliberate gibberish or are you under the influence of something?

Well, judging by the 'in my lifetime we've won three trophies' comment I think old age is more of the problem. Time to press the buzzer FTBU, must be bed pan time :)

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4:59pm Mon 28 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

SaintJD wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

milton road wrote…

Saints 4 F.A Cup Finals (1 win) 1 League cup Several seasons in Europe. league Runners up 1984 From 1966-1974 top division 1978-2005 top division. oh terror of terrors we have in the last 50 years spent 2 seasons in league one. 36 seasons in the last 50 in the top division. We beat the best team in England to win the F.A cup when we were in a lower division. That is why ours will be forever remembered and pompeys won't. In the last fifty years how many times have pompey been relegated, how many seasons in the lowest division in the league, how many seasons in the second lowest, third lowest and how many in the top division. At one point weren't you almost relegated out of the league. Don't come on here bleating about how great you and your history are, because its nothing Thing is at the end of the day when we were enjoy great days and wins against the best in the land over that time where were pompey except for five or six years never heard their name much, bit like bournemouth really but forgot bournemouth are above you.
lying about the league cup, so typical. when were we almost relegated out of t league? lying again. beating the best team in 76 - no they hadnt won anything for a decade. lying again. when u aint got no history all u can do is make things up. in my lifetime u aint won a thing n pompey have won 3 trophies.
Is this deliberate gibberish or are you under the influence of something?
Well, judging by the 'in my lifetime we've won three trophies' comment I think old age is more of the problem. Time to press the buzzer FTBU, must be bed pan time :)

...oh, and as for 'when we're we almost relegated out of the league'. Probably in a couple of weeks time. Or next season. Then will you change your name to Five Leagues Between Us?

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5:20pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

gr8saint wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Velleity wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.
dont forget 1 trophy from the last 130 years
Don't forget it's actually TWELVE sat there comfortably in our trophy cabinet in the STADIUM WE OWN, but thanks for your concern! (Source: Wikipedia) Won anything THIS decade? No, I didn't think so, but we have! Mind you, your current position is the "glory" you recieved from BUYING your FA cup, hope you're enjoying it!? Thank you and goodbye, end of discussion!

12? the funniest post of all time on here so together with t fa cup n the two 3rd div championships, u r including t following: Southern League 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1903, 1904 Tennent Caledonian Cup 1976 Trofeo Ciudad de Vigo 1983 Football League Trophy 2010 lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao

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5:20pm Mon 28 Jan 13 saintysaintsaint says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

Oh look at that, your 'team' has a past. Shame there's no future eh?

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5:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13 gr8saint says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

gr8saint wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Velleity wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing
Don't forget 3 points from the last 42 in the league!.
dont forget 1 trophy from the last 130 years
Don't forget it's actually TWELVE sat there comfortably in our trophy cabinet in the STADIUM WE OWN, but thanks for your concern! (Source: Wikipedia) Won anything THIS decade? No, I didn't think so, but we have! Mind you, your current position is the "glory" you recieved from BUYING your FA cup, hope you're enjoying it!? Thank you and goodbye, end of discussion!
12? the funniest post of all time on here so together with t fa cup n the two 3rd div championships, u r including t following: Southern League 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1903, 1904 Tennent Caledonian Cup 1976 Trofeo Ciudad de Vigo 1983 Football League Trophy 2010 lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao

Says the person listing "Final" as an achievement in his own list!?!? (I could have listed 9 finals of various types also!) LMAO at you.. LMAO at your club.... Next season .......... LMAO asking "Where's your club"? Don't forget that YOU'RE IN the Division 3 you're mocking! (If you won it, you'd count it)

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5:37pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Dave Brown says…

Well if Pompey still had the phenomenal amount of trophies they have won over the years they could melt them down to pay the bus fares for their next away game.

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5:40pm Mon 28 Jan 13 redduke says…

Anyway,back to the subject we started with. The only area that bothers me is if Luke Shaw gets injured we only have Fox to call on, who clearly isn't up to the task. Maybe Forren can cover there. The squad looks to have cover everywhere else as far as I can see. We do need AL back asap but I wouldn't risk him on Wednesday as he'll have to cover a lot of ground. Chaplow in, Guly out please

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5:46pm Mon 28 Jan 13 milton road says…

league cup final 1979 lost league cup final to forest 3-2. I never put a win against it 1976 the club needed to raise money to avoid bankruptcy !979 Portsmouth in div 4. 1998-99 Portsmouth administration 2009-2010 Portsmouth administration 2011-2013 Portsmouth administration. its the same old song. Man utd 1977 cup final; Man Utd 2 Liverpool1 1976 Saints 1 Man utd 0 Man Utd div 1 and Saints div 2 Rest my case

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5:49pm Mon 28 Jan 13 milton road says…

the club needing to raise money was pompey better clarify that. How many seasons out the last 50 have Pompey been in the top flight tell us please. How many???

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6:01pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Thornhill Saint says…

Cheapshot wrote…

Just Tweeted by the club Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't had time to consider new signings since I've been here. Overall, I'm very happy with the squad." Doesn't look like anything will happen then!

He also said: "After working with the players, I think they are talented and skilful. It's not a priority for us to sign anyone"

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6:11pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

milton road wrote…

league cup final 1979 lost league cup final to forest 3-2. I never put a win against it 1976 the club needed to raise money to avoid bankruptcy !979 Portsmouth in div 4. 1998-99 Portsmouth administration 2009-2010 Portsmouth administration 2011-2013 Portsmouth administration. its the same old song. Man utd 1977 cup final; Man Utd 2 Liverpool1 1976 Saints 1 Man utd 0 Man Utd div 1 and Saints div 2 Rest my case

76 - so not almost relegated then, manu not won a thing for a decade. as said be4 stop lying

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6:13pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

milton road wrote…

the club needing to raise money was pompey better clarify that. How many seasons out the last 50 have Pompey been in the top flight tell us please. How many???

stop mentioning old history. in the last decade 3 full seasons stains. 7 full season pompey. i rest my case

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6:15pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

good night dearies

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6:17pm Mon 28 Jan 13 SOULJACKER says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

Hahaha, who's the joke, lol..that would be you & your disappearing club then, what a nob gobbler you really are :D Same old dross as usual, think of something new, pleeeeaaaase :)

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6:22pm Mon 28 Jan 13 techsture says…

I dont know whats worse, that we havn't signed anyone worth a tater or that we havn't shipped out any of the driftwood in the stiffs. SFC are going to get mauled by Manure, then Pikachu can really see what hes up against.

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6:56pm Mon 28 Jan 13 gr8saint says…

So....... anyway...... I'm a bit disappointed that Guly is returning from Spain with an injury, but the imminent return of Lallana is great news. (Maybe more Saturday than Wednesday). Not sure if Chappers is the man to offer cover against Utd, though. It'll be interesting to see what Pochettino goes with for this one, mainly as it's the first game after getting a great idea of what everyone has to offer. I also like the fact that Ferguson only has the Everton game to make his guesses from.

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6:56pm Mon 28 Jan 13 SFCSaint says…

are we not going to buy anyone? we desperately need signings if we are going to stay up!

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7:17pm Mon 28 Jan 13 milton road says…

As you are the ones always spouting old history' Saints 36 seasons out of 50 top flight pompey 8 How many top 10 finishes in that time its okay you can whisper. How many times in europe? You call yourself a big club but your gates are a joke. You call yourself the best supporters in the world where are your fans they are not packing out Fratton park, are you sure havant and waterlooville would not be too big for you.

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7:30pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Tirau Dan says…

“We haven’t made any requests for any new players, but we’re watching the market to see if there are any developments,” he stated. “Overall we’re very happy with the squad and we have players here capable of competing at this level in the Premier League. Says Mopo

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7:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

TD What we need is a Maori wonder kid, know any out there?

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7:37pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Dave Brown wrote…

Well if Pompey still had the phenomenal amount of trophies they have won over the years they could melt them down to pay the bus fares for their next away game.

Too late, they were on e-Bay ages ago.

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8:13pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Malcy says…

Come on all you lovely people on here, stop squabbling and wasting energy writing comments about the Team down the road, direct all your resources to the team you love Saints, opinionate on an improving Team who play lovely exciting Football, who could spoil Sir Alex day, they nearly did at the start of the season and are 100% better since that game, it's good to read the different comments but not good with silly sniping, lets hope we get 3 points Wednesday night and see an even better Saints team since Nigel left, the Teams response from Barcelona is the've moved on sound confident for Man U, COYR Saints of course

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8:30pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Crossley Place Saint says…

Cheapshot wrote…

Just Tweeted by the club Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't had time to consider new signings since I've been here. Overall, I'm very happy with the squad." Doesn't look like anything will happen then!

Well he would say that wouldn't he? He is hardly going to say "in the 10 days I've been manager I am horrified to find the poor quality of our players and how many signings I urgently need to make to avoid certain relegation". Seriously, what concerns me is how complex some of the require deals are, with so little time before the window closes. For example, we must sign a genuinely Premiership-class goalkeeper. But, we already have 3 goalkeepers who are not quite good enough. To make a really good deal we need to sell 2 of these to bring 1 better one in. This would need to involve several clubs and require a lot of coordination. If it's not already in process it's too late. So let's hope NC and MP are already organising it!

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10:10pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Problem is that we are reputed to have money available and the agents want to grab as much of it as possible, NC is no mug and will not be taken for a ride, reading between the lines, (conspiracy theorist) Coutinho was probably demanding promises of first pick selection, and we weren't prepared to promise that.

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10:23pm Mon 28 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Vegard Forren on Sky says that Nigel was never involved in his signing, says it all really.

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11:23pm Mon 28 Jan 13 gr8saint says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Vegard Forren on Sky says that Nigel was never involved in his signing, says it all really.

I'm not sure when this was ever in doubt, to be honest. From what we've seen and heard about the transfer from the start, it has all been about when he "spoke with Nicola". No mention of anyone else at all.

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11:59pm Mon 28 Jan 13 Eastbourne Outpost says…

So what happened to "pack the park" then? All gone very quiet now. Just like before the curtain comes round at the crematorium.

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12:36am Tue 29 Jan 13 andysaints007 says…

tomw1234 wrote…

Right so you've just recapped the Coutinho story. Great work...

TW&T

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12:39am Tue 29 Jan 13 andysaints007 says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

COYRlukeCOYR wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

no 1 really wants to come 2 ur club. as they cant trust the management. if they do come, its just a step up b4 moving on
Your in no position to take the ****, all I have to write is "fratton park" and "Portsmouth fc" and I've instantly won. Embarrassment of a football club if anyone saw PFC as a great potential then someone would've bought the club by now like Marcus and saints. But they haven't I cry in laughter when I here about your football club it's just trampy, haha enough said. Saints need one more signing I would say a "LM" for lallana cover, don't rate guly not enough consistencey in his preformances. COYR
from the news site yesterday in answer to the many wum's 20's 1 x cup final, 1 x 3rd tier championship 30's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final 40's 1 x Championship of England 50's 1 x Championship of England 60's 1 x 3rd tier championship 70's nothing 80's 1 x 3rd tier championship 90's nothing 00's 1 FA cup win, 1 x cup final, 1 x 2nd tier championship who's the joke club, ur list is embarrasing

2013 RIP fishf*ckers - hardi har har

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7:42am Tue 29 Jan 13 Velleity says…

Crossley Place Saint wrote…

Cheapshot wrote…

Just Tweeted by the club Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't had time to consider new signings since I've been here. Overall, I'm very happy with the squad." Doesn't look like anything will happen then!
Well he would say that wouldn't he? He is hardly going to say "in the 10 days I've been manager I am horrified to find the poor quality of our players and how many signings I urgently need to make to avoid certain relegation". Seriously, what concerns me is how complex some of the require deals are, with so little time before the window closes. For example, we must sign a genuinely Premiership-class goalkeeper. But, we already have 3 goalkeepers who are not quite good enough. To make a really good deal we need to sell 2 of these to bring 1 better one in. This would need to involve several clubs and require a lot of coordination. If it's not already in process it's too late. So let's hope NC and MP are already organising it!

I don't see the goalkeeping problem that you do. Boruc has been faultless in the last three games and looks more and more confident. If he could kick it would be nice but his ability to keep the ball out of the net (his primary job) is beyond doubt. That's obviously my opinion but factually, over the past ten games, we've let in ten goals, fifth best in the division behind Tottenham (6), Man C, Cheksea and Evertone (9). Hardly a terrible record for defending/keeping.

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8:05am Tue 29 Jan 13 gr8saint says…

Velleity wrote…

Crossley Place Saint wrote…

Cheapshot wrote…

Just Tweeted by the club Mauricio Pochettino: "I haven't had time to consider new signings since I've been here. Overall, I'm very happy with the squad." Doesn't look like anything will happen then!
Well he would say that wouldn't he? He is hardly going to say "in the 10 days I've been manager I am horrified to find the poor quality of our players and how many signings I urgently need to make to avoid certain relegation". Seriously, what concerns me is how complex some of the require deals are, with so little time before the window closes. For example, we must sign a genuinely Premiership-class goalkeeper. But, we already have 3 goalkeepers who are not quite good enough. To make a really good deal we need to sell 2 of these to bring 1 better one in. This would need to involve several clubs and require a lot of coordination. If it's not already in process it's too late. So let's hope NC and MP are already organising it!
I don't see the goalkeeping problem that you do. Boruc has been faultless in the last three games and looks more and more confident. If he could kick it would be nice but his ability to keep the ball out of the net (his primary job) is beyond doubt. That's obviously my opinion but factually, over the past ten games, we've let in ten goals, fifth best in the division behind Tottenham (6), Man C, Cheksea and Evertone (9). Hardly a terrible record for defending/keeping.

Totally agree with your here! It seems that the uncertainty earlier in the season had a negative effect on all of the keepers. Gazza cannot be blamed for any of the mistakes he has made to date, he's young and almost certainly did not expect to be playing first team PL football yet. Boruc seems to be harshly judged ever since his angry outburst on the pitch. (Which was caused by our fans anyway!) In recent games he has been far more consistent and his confidence seems to be growing.

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8:30am Tue 29 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Just one point, Gazza wasn't dropped through bad form, it was an injury which resulted in KD replacing him at short notice. Assuming Artur was under Club punishment, he was not selected, however since he replaced KD he has come on well, with match experience,he will only get better. So if Gazza is now fit he will be pushing to get his place back, so the competition is there to play well.

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11:57am Tue 29 Jan 13 Readeano says…

Here is a new one: http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11700/8452071/Report ed-Southampton-targe t-Moussa-Konate-eyes -English-move

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