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Opinion

Cook’s promotion facts outwit the Pompey criticism

The handwritten letter has long since departed the bin in which it was filed away.

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Christian Burgess in action against Plymouth earlier this season. Picture: Joe Pepler

Get set for the next chapter in a very modern rivalry

Put any moniker on it you wish.

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Kal Naismith. Picture: Joe Pepler

The extraordinary Pompey fall and rise of comeback kid Kal

The opposition had a foreign flavour. Similarly, Kal Naismith didn’t naturally belong in those Furze Lane surroundings.

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Scoring against Liverpool in 1992 was the best feeling of Darren Anderton's career Pic: Shaun  Botterill

Anderton: Nothing compares to the thrill of THAT goal

In a stellar career it remains an unsurpassed feeling.

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Documentary makers have been focusing on Pompey since March 2014

Remarkable Pompey tale given the film treatment

A story without conclusion, a sentence without full stop.

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Sulaiman Al Fahim goes walkabout around Fratton Park in 2009 as he meets the Pompey fans

Al Fahim’s disastrous fan mistake for Eisner to heed

The microphone was handed over to serenade supporters with captivating song.

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Michael Eisner's interest shows Pompey's credibility Pic credit: Disney

The celebration of Pompey’s renewed appeal

Ze Pompey are magique!

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Kal Naismith celebrates scoring for Pompey against Grimsby. Picture: Joe Pepler

Comment: Billionaire’s coming? Pompey need to be on their way first

Some feel the excitement while others will treat the interest in Pompey with suspicion.

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Pedro Mendes scores the winner against Manchester City at Fratton to spark the Blues Great Escape

‘Pompey pulled off one of the best Great Escapes in Premier League history’

Milan Mandaric cannot recall the identity of the person he uttered the words to, yet the moment is indelibly printed on his memory.

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Amine Linganzi celebrates his goal against Carlisle with Conor Chaplin Picture: Joe Pepler

How Linvoy hunt brought best out of Pompey man

Amine Linganzi finally knows Linvoy Primus.

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Conor Chaplin and Pompey have a favourable run-in, while Sonny Bradley, right, and his Plymotuh team-mates face a nightmare March. Picture: Joe Pepler

Oh no! The crystal ball foretells Pompey promotion again!

There’s nothing like predicting Pompey promotion to stir up a reaction.

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Carl Baker scored for Pompey in their season-opening 1-1 draw with Carlisle back in August     Picture: Joe Pepler

Is Pompey promotion bandwagon accelerating or about to hit the skids?

There’s a school of thought a match isn’t a must-win fixture unless it’s decisive.

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Pompey boss Paul Cook Picture: Joe Pepler

Making an offer Pompey fans can’t refuse

The doors aren’t shut on Pompey’s promotion aspirations, likewise the gates remain open at their training ground.

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Conor Chaplin is congratulated for his goal against Cambridge at the Abbey Stadium earlier in the season, with his strike proving the difference as Pompey recorded a 1-0 win

Why delivering first punch is vital for Pompey promotion

Paul Cook was entitled to wince when Jamal Lowe dragged a shot wide after 10 seconds of Adams Park action.

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Jamal Lowe Picture: Colin Farmery

Small beginnings – but big Pompey futures

It was 4am when Alan Dowson clambered out of bed to embark on the fight against the frost.

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Pompey striker Conor Chaplin scored twice in the 2-1 win against Leyton Orient on Saturday Picture: Joe Pepler

Comment: Pompey need Con artistry

The best finisher outside of the Premier League.

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Pompey skipper Michael Doyle

The dozen awaiting their fate as Pompey focus on promotion

Time ticks down, hopefully on Pompey’s League Two participation, certainly on players’ Fratton Park presence.

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Pompey midfielder Danny Rose, centre left, is bidding to achieve successive League Two promotions   Picture: Joe Pepler

Winning streak or numbers game, Pompey fans need to believe

Danny Rose can recall how the stride became a strut and finally a swagger.

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Gareth Evans has been operating at right-back this season for Pompey Picture: Joe Pepler

Comment: Pompey must release Evans’ shackles – and sign another right-back

Drew Talbot and Adam Buxton retain their manager’s unbreakable faith.

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Gary Roberts. Picture: Joe Pepler

Time for Roberts to play Pompey’s piano and not carry it

With back positioned towards goal, Gary Roberts flicked the ball on the inside of the defender, while a second touch nudged it outside.

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