Empty Fratton Park loudly calls for change as Pompey remain winless in League One

Portsmouth loss to Wigan

Saturday’s loss to Wigan Athletic saw Pompey’s worst start to a League season since the 2016/17 campaign. In fact, that year, the first 3 games comprised 2 draws and a defeat, totalling a modest 2 points from a possible 9 – the same as this season. The only hint of solace and silverlining could be … Read moreEmpty Fratton Park loudly calls for change as Pompey remain winless in League One

Early Carabao Cup exit at the home of South Coast Neighbours

brighton vs portsmouth carabao cup

The “magic of the cup” is an event which every English football fan anticipates each season. Albeit not quite as fascinating an occasion as the FA Cup, the silverware so famously sponsored by the energy drink company Carabao, offers lower tier sides the opportunity to showcase their ability, as well as create a glimpse of … Read moreEarly Carabao Cup exit at the home of South Coast Neighbours

Fratton Park League One opener ends in stalemate

Jack Whatmought 100 appearances for Portsmouth

Saturday 12th of September saw the initiation of the 2020/21 EFL League One season. For Pompey fans, the occasion was marked by an opening day fixture against Shrewsbury, as well as Jack Whatmough’s 100th appearance in a Portsmouth shirt. The latter perhaps being the more notable feat, as the game against the Shrews finished in … Read moreFratton Park League One opener ends in stalemate

Predictable Outcome of an Unprecedented Season: Portsmouth 2019/20 campaign review, highlights and conclusions

Portsmouth FC 2019/20 roundup

At the end of what was one of the most bizarre football seasons we have ever encountered, we look back on how Portsmouth fared during the highs, the lows and the unprecedented times spun upon the players, the staff and the community throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. Classic ‘Jacketball’ It didn’t take long for the Fratton … Read morePredictable Outcome of an Unprecedented Season: Portsmouth 2019/20 campaign review, highlights and conclusions

Disappointing evening costs Pompey vital two points

Sean Raggett and Ronan Curtis celebrating

The Tuesday night floodlights welcomed Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town in the originally re-scheduled League One clash. The reverse fixture at Highbury Stadium was only played 3 weeks ago, where Kenny Jackett’s Blues lost 1-0. Portsmouth started the first 45 minutes on the front-foot, when the ball fell to Curtis just inside the penalty area within … Read moreDisappointing evening costs Pompey vital two points

Gunners end Pompey’s FA Cup run

Portsmouth and Arsenal players

In what was one of the biggest games at Fratton Park in almost a decade, Kenny Jackett opted for a surprise alteration to the lineup ahead of the 5th Round Emirates FA Cup clash against Arsenal. Regulars Curtis, Naylor and Raggett were dropped in favour of Harness, Close and Bolton. Andy Cannon and John Marquis … Read moreGunners end Pompey’s FA Cup run

Pompey storm into 3rd in League Table after comfortable win over The Dale

Kenny Jackett once again surprised the Fratton Faithful by dropping Steve Seddon to the bench in favour of Lee Brown, who has just recovered from injury. The change is supposedly established in light of Monday night’s match-up against Arsenal in the FA Cup, where Seddon’s ability to go forward and create chances seems to be … Read morePompey storm into 3rd in League Table after comfortable win over The Dale

Double Pompey comeback secures second consecutive Wembley visit in nail-biting semi final

Portsmouth fans celebrating a visit to Wembley

Kenny Jackett’s side provided a nail-biting end to the otherwise dull affair on Tuesday night against League 2 Exeter City. The Blue’s manager made two changes to the starting line-up from Saturday’s win against Shrewsbury, in the form of Ben Close and Ross McCrorie who replaced James Bolton and Gareth Evans. Up to the 80th … Read moreDouble Pompey comeback secures second consecutive Wembley visit in nail-biting semi final

Blues get back to winning ways in testing conditions

Christian Burgess tackling

Kenny Jackett made 3 changes for Portsmouth’s first match since the 9-game winning run ended against Coventry on Tuesday night. Gareth Evans, Marcus Harness and Ellis Harrison replaced Ben Close, Ryan Williams and John Marquis on the team sheets to face 17th place Shrewsbury Town. Portsmouth, who are still unbeaten at Fratton Park this season, … Read moreBlues get back to winning ways in testing conditions

Pompey set pieces stun The Black Cats

James Bolton scoring for Portsmouth

Portsmouth came into their League 1 match-up against Sunderland on the back of 7 wins on the bounce. Kenny Jackett’s side played The Black Cats 5 times last season, recording 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The latter, arguably the most important, in the away leg of the League 1 play-offs which cemented Pompey’s … Read morePompey set pieces stun The Black Cats