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Thomas Cook collapses leaving 150,000 holidaymakers stranded and 21,000 jobs at risk

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed the company had ‘ceased trading with immediate effect’ earlier this morning. 

It is now working with government on the largest ever peacetime repatriation – with more than 150,000 British holiday makers stranded. 

As many as ...

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Obesity 'superzone' could see new takeaways banned near Portsmouth schools

Portsmouth council will consider trialling a variety of health-boosting measures within a 400m radius of schools - starting with a pilot at Arundel Court Primary Academy in Landport.

Using suggestions from pupils at the primary school the restrictions within the superzone could see a ban ...

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Gareth Evans really does dislike Southampton - and he's relishing Portsmouth's south-coast derby

The Pompey favourite is relishing tomorrow night’s battle with Southampton in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

By his own admission, Evans has a severe dislike for those who hail from the other end of the M27.

During the League Two title celebrations on Southsea Common in ...

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'League One scout believes we're weaker than last season... disappointed with fans' chants' - how Twitter reacted to Portsmouth's defeat at Wycombe

With the Blues winning just once in seven games in the third tier, picking up just six points from 21, they’re just two points above the relegation zone. 

Unsurprisingly the dismal Adams Park display has caused the debate to rage among the Fratton faithful.

Here’s how Twitter ...

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Ellis Harrison ruled out of Portsmouth clash with Southampton

The striker was given his marching orders in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Wycombe following a second yellow card.

Harrison picked up his first booking in the 18th minute for a foul – then saw red on 55 minutes after being involved in a skirmish between opposing players.

The former ...

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Matt Casey targets Portsmouth first-team spot after making Hawks loan move

The giant centre-back, who is a product of the Blues’ academy system, moved to the National League South club on loan during the week and made his debut as Paul Doswell’s side knocked Taunton Town out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

He’s been sent out to get minutes under his belt and to ...

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Under-fire Sunderland boss Jack Ross in same boat as Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett - gives verdict on Bolton ahead of Fratton Park visit

Just like Pompey counterpart Kenny Jackett, the Black Cats manager came under fire from supporters as his side needed a stoppage-time Aiden McGeady penalty to rescue a point at Wanderers.

Chants of ‘Sacked in the morning’ were heard from the 4,000-strong travelling contingent towards ...

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The worrying stat that shows Kenny Jackett is still some way from finding his best Portsmouth starting XI

Leading up to the trip to Wycombe, however, that wasn't the case. 

Instead, a large proportion of supporters’ predictions were jokes, although there was an ulterior motive behind them

One fan on Twitter had club mascot, Nelson, playing left-wing, with John Westwood up ...

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Under-fire Kenny Jackett responds to Portsmouth fans after Wycombe backlash

Pompey supporters turned on their manager for the first time during a match as the Blues slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat at Wycombe.

Following Adebayo Akinfenwa’s decisive penalty on 83 minutes, members of the 2,125 away following chanted ‘We want Jackett out’.

There was a ...

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Revealed: Latest odds on Portsmouth lifting the League One title, winning promotion or suffering relegation

But the market is keeping faith in the Blues winning promotion to the Championship at the end of the season – and avoiding the drop back into League Two.

In May, Kenny Jackett’s side were among the bookies’ favourites to lift the 2019-20 crown, with Sunderland the overriding ...

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Wycombe 1 Portsmouth 0: Neil Allen's verdict - Kenny Jackett desperate for redemption after fresh fan condemnation

The mind casts back to two-and-a-half years ago, when an emotional Cook was hoisted back upon his feet by the outstretched hand of Pompey’s travelling support.

Successive 1-0 losses against Exeter and then the Chairboys, fierce play-off adversaries, laid the Blues’ then-boss low, yet ...

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'Gone off the boil... end product lacking' - Neil Allen's Portsmouth player ratings after 1-0 defeat at Wycombe

Kenny Jackett’s side suffered their third League One defeat of the season and slipped to 20th in the table after Adebayo Akinfenwa’s 82nd-minute penalty.

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Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett told some home truths by frustrated Portsmouth fan after Wycombe defeat - but takes criticism on the chin

And, credit to the Blues manager, he took the advice offered to him on the chin as he took stock of what the unknown fan had to say in the aftermath of the Adams Park loss.

In the calm but frank conversation that was captured by another Pompey supporter, Adam Tungatt, and posted on ...

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Travesty of a football match ... Unintelligent football ... Kenny please leave now: What the fans said about Wycombe 1 Portsmouth 0

Manager Kenny Jackett came in for plenty of criticism after the game as Blues fans called for change said the start to the season - which has left them 20th in League One - was simply not good enough.

Here's a selection of what fans were saying on Twitter and Facebook about the ...

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Wycombe 1 Portsmouth 0: What they said after the final whistle at Adams Park

Here's some verdicts on the defeat and the plight Pompey are in from key figures.

News chief sports writer Neil Allen: Wretched Pompey's dismal start continued with defeat at Wycombe. Both teams were reduced to 10 men on 55 minutes, yet that had no impact on either the result or the Blues' ...

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Why Joe Gallen believes ex-Tottenham man Anton Walkes has 'looked the part' in midfield for Portsmouth

And the assistant manager feels it could be where the former Tottenham man’s future could reside.

Walkes arrived at Fratton Park in January 2018 on loan from the Premier League outfit, before making his switch permanent that summer. 

The former Atlanta United loanee has operated ...

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Oriol Romeu wants 'important win' for Southampton against south-coast rivals Portsmouth

And the St Mary’s midfielder insisted Saints fans can expect a reaction from the team in the Carabao Cup third-round tie at Fratton Park following their 3-1 Premier League defeat at the hands of Bournemouth on Friday night.

More than seven years have passed since the last south-coast ...

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Kenny Jackett admits poor Portsmouth struggled for creativity in dismal Wycombe loss

Adebayo Akinfenwa’s 83rd-minute penalty settled matters at Adams Park, earning the League One highfliers a 1-0 victory.

It immediately prompted chants of ‘We want Jackett out’ from some of the 2,125 travelling support.

Both teams had been reduced to 10 men on 55 minutes when ...

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What angry Portsmouth fans were chanting as they witnessed Blues' defeat at Wycombe

A significant section of the 2,125 fans who made the trip to Adams Park for the game were heard chanting ‘We Want Jackett Out’ as their side went down to a third League One defeat of the season.

If follows boos at the final whistle of Tuesday’s night's 2-2 draw against 10-man ...

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Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth: I back Kenny Jackett to soon get Portsmouth firing

The Blues' woeful start to the campaign continued with a 1-0 loss to the Chairboys. 

Adebayo Akinfenwa's 83rd-minute penalty condemned Pompey to a third loss in the division. They’ve collected just six points from a possible 21 and sit 20th in the table. 

The result prompted ...

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Wycombe 1-0 Portsmouth: pictures from Blues' defeat at Adams Park

Adebayo Akinfenwa’s 82nd-minute penalty separated the two sides as the Blues slipped to disappointing 20th in the table. Here's the pictures from the game, if you can gather the muster the will to see them!

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