Opinion

Opinion

How Pompey are shooting themselves in the foot

You don’t score if you don’t shoot.

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Former Pompey duo, Neil Sillett and Adrian Whitbread, are relishing the opportunity handed to them at Puerto Rico FC

The Pompey pair conquering the Caribbean

Swimming in the Caribbean Sea, the island of Puerto Rico possesses a fresh-faced footballing inhabitant.

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Pompey boss Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler

The sad sight of those who can’t wait for Pompey to fail

If you pardon the pun, there’s been some knockout innuendo and rumours.

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Up for the battle: Christian Burgess and Michael Doyle in action against Leyton Orient this season Picture: Joe Pepler

Now for Burgess and Doyle’s biggest fight – winning promotion

It has to be promotion – and nothing must derail such ambition.

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Gareth Evans is currently Paul Cooks preferred choice at right-back Picture: Joe Pepler

So who is the right man for Pompey?

Amid the pleasure, there lies an incessant nagging pain.

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Kal Naismith is mobbed after scoring Pompey's third goal against Luton. Picture: Joe Pepler

Please, not another Pompey false dawn...

You can’t help but do it...

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Adam Webster was sold to Ipswich in the summer for �750,000 plus Matt Clarke

Pompey’s greatest money-spinner continues at pace

Applause carried the triumphant Academy youngsters off the Fratton Park pitch.

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The South Stand was the only one open for Pompey's game with Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey braced for Checkatrade Trophy losses

The stuffed purse was dangled hypnotically in front of grasping hands.

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Conor Chaplin scores against Cambridge. Picture: Joe Pepler

Gareth Evans: From The Dressing Room

Heading is a huge part of football and always will be.

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Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler

The report which recommends Pompey’s future is Fratton Park

The Pompey Supporters’ Trust’s stadium taskforce have delivered their carefully-considered verdict.

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Hermann Hreidarsson scores for Pompey in the 7-4 victory against Reading in September, 2007

What are Pompey really aiming for?

Pompey fans have all had enough of being in English football’s gutter.

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Sam Magri in pre-season action for Pompey against Chelsea in 2011

Meet one of Pompey’s own on his way back

One of Pompey’s own, yet Sam Magri was never bestowed a song or showered with local adulation.

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Solving faults will have Pompey reaching for stars

Pompey left Home Park with the plaudits on Saturday.

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Tom Baker holds his head in his hands after Plymouth's later leveller Picture: Joe Pepler

A decent return from Plymouth - but a derby it ain’t!

Would we have been happy with a 1-1 draw at Plymouth midway through the second half on Saturday?

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Christian Burgess heads the decisive goal at Leyton Orient from my left-wing corner. Picture: Joe Pepler

Carl Baker: From the Dressing Room

Carl Baker gives us an exclusive insight into life at Pompey in his new column in the Sports Mail...

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One-time Pompey boss Steve Cotterill Picture: Robin Jones

Beware putting your head into a lion’s mouth

It was a brutal demolition act detonated in the company of a braying audience.

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Christian Burgess trudges off the Home Park pitch as Plymouth celebrate their League Two play-off semi-final victory last season. Picture: Joe Pepler

Cool Pompey heads needed as battle recommences

Gary Roberts lit the touchpaper with the quote of the weekend.

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Christian Burgess looks on dejected while Plymouth celebrate. Picture: Joe Pepler

We must keep focus for Plymouth trip

Leyton Orient represented a big win for us.

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Pompey midfielder/defender Gareth Evans Picture: Joe Pepler

The Gareth Evans column: From the Dressing Room

Gareth Evans, writing for our new player column in the Sports Mail, discusses some of the key topics emanating from the Pompey dressing room.

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John Akinde celebrates scoring from the penalty sport for Barnet at Fratton Park Picture: Joe Pepler

We’ve seen you before – unfortunately for Pompey

It was a gentleman’s agreement, bound by honour and wax sealed with respect.

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