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Fraser
at 20:04 9 Oct 2021

In his iFollow interview this evening he seemed quite downbeat about his role in the team. Said how he's a left sided 8 rather than the left of a three.

I really don't see why Cook is so reticent to play him centrally?
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Mobile match tickets
at 10:14 11 Sep 2021

Got a Print at Home ticket for the Father in Law this morning, but my printer's out of ink.

Am I right in saying the barcode from the PDF can be scanned directly from a smartphone at the turnstiles now? Just wanted to double check FPR has now moved with the times!
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Tempo
at 09:48 18 Aug 2021

My biggest reservation so far has been the tempo, or lack of it. There was a 10-15 minute spell last night where we moved the ball quicker and carved through Cheltenham at will. But it was all too infrequent. It was a similar story at Burton - ten mins of prolonged intensity culminating in Barry's foul/penalty.

It seems like we're unable to sustain it for any length of time. There were times in both halves last night when I watched the back line passing it around and I thought "I could be watching Lambert's team here". Worse still, the passing around the back line still largely resulted in either full back launching it down the channels rather than a considered pass into the midfield.

Meh.
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Cheltenham now the pre-match favourites according to the Betfair Exchange
at 16:04 17 Aug 2021

That's the kind of reality check that League One provides.

We've been drifting badly on the exchanges all afternoon actually. I don't know if that suggests team news is going to be somewhat iffy?
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Sounds like Burgess is carrying knocks too!
at 20:06 14 Aug 2021

John Coleman said Burgess "played through the pain barrier on Tues" and was "prepared to do so again on Sat" before the fee was agreed.

When will we have some luck with injuries?!
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Are we going to be streetwise enough?
at 17:05 14 Aug 2021

That's my only concern right now. Teams are going to be direct and in our faces. I worry if our new recruits can stand up to that, Evans apart.

Fraser looks incredibly fragile in confidence given he's had 2 great seasons. I hope can mentally handle playing for this club.
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The official Pompey iFollow team in on the act now...
at 12:42 10 Aug 2021

In Morrell's official interview, they talk publicly about our interest. On their official website. Now who's talking about a lack of class?!
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Cook spotted at Derby Vs Betis friendly
at 14:03 2 Aug 2021

I highly doubt we're in for a Real Betis star, so perhaps there's something in this Tom Carroll thing? Played an hour against Betis...
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Scott Fraser
at 21:04 27 Jul 2021

Good dead balls so far but looks really off the pace so far in these two games. Hopefully he'll get up to speed soon enough.
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Our transfer approach
at 10:07 26 Jul 2021

I'd wondered several weeks ago whether we were biding our time on the transfer deals involving actual fees. If we'd spunked a million on Edmundson or Chaplin in June it would've set a dangerous precedent for other clubs in negotiations with us. Now that we're inching closer to the start of the season, we can make our bold moves having kept our powder dry. I like it, I like it a lot!
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Joe Pigott
at 18:52 24 Jul 2021

Is it just me or did he play in the number 10 role today? He seemed to be the one slightly withdrawn rather than Norwood. Looks like a clever player on the deck to me.

As for Scott Fraser, he looked well below par IMO. Unsure how much of a pre season he's had but he looked well off the pace. Hope he's not that slow normally!

Wes Burns looks nailed on for that right wing berth. Toto once again underlines why we need another senior CB desperately. We should have been two down after 15-20 mins because of his naivety again.

Plenty to be positive about though, just need to get busy in the market over the next fortnight!
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Scott Hogan
at 19:52 27 Jun 2021

Social media among Birmingham fans suggesting he's also heading here on loan?

Hefty loan fee if so??
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Sonny Bradley turns us down...
at 13:40 21 May 2021

Opting to sign a new contract with Luton.

Ouch.
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This podcast Vs local media claptrap
at 17:32 13 May 2021

Those odious gobsh1tes at Talking Town are back begging for 'respect' from the local media because a fan on their Monday 'show' suggested most players would be sold before Stuart and Andy broke their story at the EADT.

This is all frankly getting out of hand. Their absolute disdain for professionally trained journalists is a joke. I can't believe someone like Kate Riley - an experienced sports journalist herself - would align with such fans.
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Hope no-one put too much money on that Ainsworth to Preston tip...
at 14:29 10 May 2021

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Franny Jeffers
at 10:46 7 May 2021

Coming in as part of Cook's new backroom staff.
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Why are so many people losing their heads?
at 10:59 21 Apr 2021

This is a squad that should, in truth, have been ripped apart 24 months ago. However, due to finances and contracts that's clearly not been possible until now. Do some people really believe that this crop of players - many of whom still have scars from the relegation season - could have got us promoted this year?

Cook was unlucky to be appointed just after sh1thousing our way to those three wins. The victory at Accrington was far from convincing either and I'm certain we'd have lost that without their sending-off.

This club's success and culture has been founded upon giving managers time. When the manager describes what many fans have been saying about this crop of players, surely we have to be pleased that he 'gets it'? This is a man that knows what's required to win promotions. They are littered throughout his CV. It's not a Paul Hurst Mk II. This is a manager that was courted by clubs with Premier League aspirations in the Championship last summer.

To suggest his job is in danger because some of the players have taken umbrage of his open and honest views and demanding more of them physically than Lambert, is frankly absurd. Why would we throw the baby out with the bath water when there is a clear recruitment strategy and investment looming large on the horizon? It makes no sense.
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Nick Hammond
at 08:55 9 Apr 2021

Have been reliably informed that he is in discussions re. ITFC CEO vacancy.

Resigned from his role at Celtic to "pursue new opportunities" a week or so ago.
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FAO Phil
at 10:55 16 Mar 2021

Why is your view on the takeover so conflicting to that of Matt Slater and The Guardian? Are we to assume that Slater and co. are being spoonfed info from the US end and you're getting info from the Town end?

Have to say, I now feel it's a shame that it all got leaked. Would have much preferred waking up one morning to find out that Evans had gone.
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MacAnthony confirms takeover on his podcast
at 13:26 10 Mar 2021

Darragh said that he'd spoken to Evans about the sale and tried to get him on his show recently to get across his personality and set the story straight before his departure. Blamed Evans for not being transparent through the years, despite saying he's a "thoroughly nice bloke".
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