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Kelly’s pride after Portsmouth Academy’s cruel defeat to Liverpool

But the Blues boss admitted his side were punished for lapses in concentrations against the Premier League club’s Category One outfit in the FA Youth Cup third round.

Bobby Duncan’s stoppage-time goal condemned Pompey to a 3-2 third-round loss at Langtree Park.

That was after the ...

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Portsmouth’s record against Jose Mourinho wasn’t that special

Despite the sacked Manchester United boss praising the Fratton faithful for the atmosphere generated at PO4 on match days, the Portuguese never showed the Blues any mercy in their head-to-head meetings.

Mourinho faced Pompey on seven occasions during his first spell as Chelsea manager ...

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Portsmouth Academy suffer heartbreaking late defeat at Liverpool 

Bobby Duncan’s stoppage-time goal cruelly dumped the Blues out of the competition, after they’d battled from two goals down in the second half.

Bradley Lethbridge and Joe Hancott were on target for Mark Kelly’s troops, who can hold their heads high.

Pompey had plenty of the ...

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Portsmouth dockyard’s new giant crane is reminder of ‘good old days’ – Nostalgia

Work is expected to begin next summer. It will be 236ft (72 metres) high and is part of the BAE Systems’ £600m contract of works to improve the military hub and maintain the Royal Navy’s fleet of warships.

How sad it is then that  the original 240-ton crane was demolished in 1984. It ...

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Remember when sacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hailed Portsmouth’s Fratton Park in Old Trafford dig?

Manchester United parted company with the Portuguese on Tuesday morning, after two-and-a-half years in charge.

The Red Devils called time on his managerial reign with United 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool following their 3-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday.

That ...

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Liverpool Academy v Portsmouth Academy – Live 

Don’t forget to hit refresh to get all the latest match action...

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‘Vital’ homes in Portsmouth set to be created by new charity housing trust 

In a pilot scheme Portsmouth City Council could lease two unused properties in North End to a community trust capable who would spend £320,000 to make them habitable.

The homes would then be rented out at a low rate to people on the council's housing waiting list.

Although there is ...

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Brick is thrown through window of Santa Bus on Hayling Island

Stagecoach’s Santa Bus was in Hayling Island raising cash for The Elizabeth Foundation – a Portsmouth-based charity for deaf children.

But just after 6pm on Monday, a brick was thrown through a window – putting it out of operation.

Stagecoach staff worked through the night to ...

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Watch brutal finish as Portsmouth legend Tony Oakey clashes with American star Jeff Lacy

The Leigh Park Warrior was stopped in the second round by the American star at the Mountbatten Centre.

Oakey was floored by fierce barrage of shots from heavy-hitting former world champion.

But the Portsmouth man somehow got to his feet and returned fire as he was cheered on by the ...

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Portsmouth recruitment chief: We’re in the January market for new players

But Phil Boardman is adamant there will be no panic signings or short-termism in pursuit of bolstering their position of strength.

A productive summer saw the arrival of six permanent signings, later joined by an additional four on loan deals.

That impressive recruitment drive has ...

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Respite will be key for Sunderland ahead of Portsmouth promotion clash 

And the boss is relishing the Black Cats’ clash against their promotion rivals at Fratton Park. 

Kenny Jackett’s table-toppers go into Saturday’s match five points above third-placed Sunderland.

Ross’ troops have two games in hand on Pompey, though, and the result could ...

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Gosport mum pays heartbreaking tribute to her ‘one-of-a-kind’ son

The pair, who have called for children to always a wear a helmet after Leo was riding without one for the first time when the accident happened, described the caring eight year old who was a one-off.

Mum Natalie said: ‘Leo was very funny and would look after me. He would tell me that my ...

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Watch as thieves smash their way into parked cars in Portsmouth

Shot from a nearby home, a camera caught four people circling a car before striking in Warren Avenue.

It happened between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning, when at least three other cars in nearby roads were targeted.

Emma Cooper, who lives in nearby Mariners ...

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Jackett’s message to Portsmouth Academy ahead FA Youth Cup tie with Liverpool

Mark Kelly’s troops face the Reds' under-18s in the FA Youth Cup third round. 

It’s reward for overcoming Bristol Rovers and Cray Wanderers in previous ties.

Jackett is unable to make the trip to Langtree Park – and admits it’s disappointing the clash isn’t taking place ...

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Brilliant Portsmouth crowned English football’s away-day kings

That is the staggering statistic behind an impressive campaign which will see the Blues top League One at Christmas.

Kenny Jackett’s men are undefeated in all 14 of their fixtures on the road during the campaign so far.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley represented 11 league away ...

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Portsmouth FA Cup hero David James dismissed as boss

The Indian Super League side have gone 11 matches without victory since winning the opening match of the campaign.

The outcome was nine points from 12 matches, with a 6-1 defeat at Mumbai City on Sunday proving to be James’ final game in charge.

The Blues Hall of Famer was in a ...

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Dick Whittington at Mayflower Theatre REVIEW: ‘A star-studded cast puts you in a very merry mood’

This year the Southampton theatre’s production of Dick Whittington tells the story of a young traveller who arrives in rat-infested London to try and find his fortune.

As you’d expect from someone who has made a living playing a villain, Steve McFadden excels as the evil King Rat ...

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A Christmas wedding – a festive day for Cosham couple 

For December is known to be the month of kindness, love and celebration and that is why the Mortimers believed there was no better time to tie the knot.

‘We knew that we wanted something different,’ says bride Carla as she describes her perfect Christmas wedding.

Carla, 45, met ...

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League One and League Two transfer news: Portsmouth linked with loan move for Blackburn youngster | Sunderland target attracting interest from Derby County 

Stay tuned throughout the day for all the latest news and transfer speculation from across the two divisions – including from Pompey. Don't forget to refresh. 

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True Portsmouth girl Lily never forgot the sadness and horror of war 

In the garden shed she had her own industrial sewing machines and could make a wedding dress from start to finish.

I first met Lily when I was researching my book,  Portsmouth – City of Gallant Hearts,  about civilian deaths in the city during the Second World War.

Lily was ...

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How a Titchfield baby created medical history in 1987

Clare Lloyd-Henry weighed in at a healthy 7lbs at Bristol Maternity Hospital – to the delight of her parents Donna, 30, and Paul, 32, of Fairacre Rise. 

It was only the second time in the world a baby had been born by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), which uses a donated egg from an ...

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