All posts tagged with: Portsmouth FC

Carlisle v Portsmouth: Jones’ impact

Carlisle and Portsmouth are in the running for automatic promotion, as was to be expected after summers of heavy spending. Both have shown potential yet, unlike the relentlessly consistent top two, both also have the capacity implode in one or two games a month. The erratic nature of theirs and Luton’s form means third place… Read more →

Caddis could boost Portsmouth

Right-back is not exactly an area Portsmouth are short on this season, with many different players deployed there this term. However, manager Paul Cook plans to move Gareth Evans further up the pitch while Drew Talbot has struggled to replicate his performances at Chesterfield. There comes a time when a manager must look away from… Read more →

Pompey v Notts County: soft defending

Portsmouth enjoyed a reasonable first month of the campaign but they have now lost three of their last six league games. With Plymouth top of the league, Carlisle unbeaten and Doncaster winning consistently there is pressure on Paul Cook’s side to get out of this rut. They have plenty of depth and quality in attacking… Read more →

Pompey v Barnet: bullish Bees

Martin Allen is known for enforcing long ball football but during Barnet’s 1-1 draw with Colchester last week, he was often heard shouting: “pass it!”, encouraging his players to be cuter in possession. His side may revert to type on Saturday however, as they travel to promotion favourites Portsmouth. Their game plan at Fratton Park will almost certainly be to play… Read more →