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.

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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Pompey boss Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler

Greed will stop sanity getting grip of football

Paul Cook is after the powers that be to bring some sanity back to football.

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Alan McLoughlin in action for Pompey against Bristol City in 1993

Pompey’s record breakers long since forgotten

Flushed from the mind and banished from the memory, yet the undesirable statistic remains entrenched in the history of Pompey.

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Pompey goalkeeper coach John Keeley, right, with newly-established Blues No1 David Forde Picture: Joe Pepler

The man who solved Pompey’s biggest headache

The need was glaringly obvious, yet it escalated into the biggest challenge of Pompey’s summer.

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Pompey winger Kyle Bennett   Picture: Joe Pepler

Appearances deceive over bad boy Benno

Maybe it’s the tattoos which do it.

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Gary Roberts sees a chance go begging against Accrington at the Crown Ground Picture: Joe Pepler

Knight: As Pompey boss says ‘we go again’.

I know the gaffer gets a bit of light-hearted stick for regularly returning to his ‘we go again’ mantra.

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Noel Hunt, right, celebrates his goal against Barnsley in Monday nights Premier League Cup game at Westleigh Park with Blues team-mate Ben Tollitt Picture: Mick Young

Why Pompey fans are enjoying plenty in reserve

In February, Pompey reserves defeated Reading’s youngsters 3-1 during a behind-closed-doors encounter at their Copnor Road training home.

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Paul Cook will want his side to improve on last season's form during the tough winter months. Picture: Joe Pepler

Winter resolve will reveal more than Pompey’s sunny start

They say don’t bother looking at the table until Christmas.

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Eleven-year-old Aaron Flahavan signs on the dotted line for Pompey in the company of the Blues head of education and welfare, Jon Slater

Aaron continues Flahavan dynasty at Pompey

He never met his uncle, but dad has handed down the memories.

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Gary Roberts celebrates scoring against Crawley Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey Talk: The Crawley verdict

Neil Allen and Jordan Cross join Mark McMahon to discuss Pompey’s 3-0 win against Crawley.

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Pompey fans at Yeovil on Tuesday night. Picture: Joe Pepler

The battle has begun in the war to preserve football

The directive was ushered through on the eve of the grand unveiling.

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Pompey striker Michael Smith    Picture: Joe Pepler

The changing traits of the modern-day Pompey fan

The Sports Mail’s letters page was temporarily ditched in 2003.

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Pompey legend Alan Knight

Holmes investigates more of Pompey’s rich history

Jimmy Dickinson’s widow penned a letter of congratulations, while the wife of the late Jack Froggatt phoned to convey gushing praise.

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