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‘Football does seem a bit irrelevant’: how Covid-19 left Portsmouth reeling | David Hytner

Five Pompey players have tested positive for the virus and though the signs are good it is nevertheless impossible to shake the slightly unreal feeling that has enveloped the clubIn the words of Joe Gallen, the Portsmouth assistant manager, the results…

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Paulo Dybala and four Portsmouth players test positive for coronavirus

Dybala is third Juventus player affected by Covid-19Portsmouth’s squad were tested after FA Cup defeat to ArsenalThe Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has revealed he has tested positive for Covid-19.The Argentina forward announced on Twitter that he and h…

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Eddie Nketiah ensures Arsenal’s FA Cup gamble pays off against Portsmouth

Mikel Arteta is nothing if not brave. With the outcome of their season hinging on their progress in the FA Cup after being dumped out of the Europa League, the Arsenal manager saw his faith in youth rewarded by a clinical away victory thanks to goals e…

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Portsmouth v Arsenal: FA Cup fifth round – live!

Follow all the action from Fratton Park (7.45pm GMT kick-off)Ben Fisher meets Ronan Curtis: Pompey’s resident Arsenal fanEmail Nick or tweet him with your thoughts on the game 6.58pm GMT Portsmouth: Bass; McCrorie, Bolton, Burgess, Seddon; Close, McGee…

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Ronan Curtis: Portsmouth’s Arsenal fan who banned his mum from Twitter

Forward is relishing FA Cup clash with the club he supports and will be watched by some of his 10 siblings and his proud parentsIt is 4.30pm and the kettle has just boiled at the Curtis household in old Portsmouth where Ronan, not long back from a play…

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Mikel Arteta braced for a tricky summer keeping his players at Arsenal

• Gunners take on Portsmouth in FA Cup fifth round• Arteta knows club must be in Europe’s top competitionMikel Arteta admits a fourth consecutive season without Champions League football would significantly complicate Arsenal’s attempts to renew the co…

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The Dozen: the best FA Cup pics from the weekend

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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FA Cup fourth round: team news and match previews

News and previews for the weekend’s games as Liverpool visit Shrewsbury, Chelsea go to Hull and Southampton host SpursFriday 8pm BT Sport 1 Venue SixfieldsReferee Darren England VAR No Odds H 10-3 A Evs D 11-4Head-to-head Derby six wins, Northampton no…

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Jim Smith, former Derby, Oxford, QPR and Newcastle manager, dies aged 79

• Paul Walsh leads tributes to ‘Bald Eagle’• Smith spent almost 40 years in managementHoward Wilkinson and Harry Redknapp have led tributes to Jim Smith, the former Newcastle, Derby, Oxford. Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth manager, who has died at t…

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Jim Smith, former Derby, Oxford, QPR and Newcastle manager, dies aged 79

• Paul Walsh leads tributes to ‘Bald Eagle’• Smith spent almost 40 years in managementHoward Wilkinson and Harry Redknapp have led tributes to Jim Smith, the former Newcastle, Derby, Oxford. Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth manager, who has died at t…

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Southampton v Portsmouth: the strange story of the south coast derby

Take two cities steeped in war, tragedy, violence and football and you have a derby worth watchingA film by Copa90When Harry Redknapp stepped down as Portsmouth manager in November 2004, he said he needed “a break”. Portsmouth fans did not expect that …

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Man arrested for swinging punch at horse at Portsmouth v Southampton

• Man was chased by mounted officer• Police say they made five arrests in totalHampshire police have said they made five arrests at Tuesday’s derby between Portsmouth and Southampton, including a man who swung a punch at a police horse before being cha…

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Danny Ings double sends Saints towards rampant victory at Portsmouth

“Four-nil, in your own backyard” was the haunting retort from Southampton supporters approaching the final whistle. For the first time since 1984, Southampton yielded victory at Portsmouth in an electric derby. A first-half double by Danny Ings set Sou…

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Portsmouth v Southampton, Preston v Man City: Carabao Cup – live!

Carabao Cup updates from the third-round matchesLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can get in touch with Scott here 5.18pm BST Welcome to our Carabao Cup Clockwatch. Or for purists, our League Cup Clockwatch. English football’s s…

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‘You could feel the hatred’: inside the Portsmouth-Southampton derby

As the bitter rivals prepare for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie we speak to players and a manager who have tasted the occasionPortsmouth midfielder, 2011-12. Scored a 94th-minute equaliser at Southampton in April 2012 Continue reading…

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League One 2019-20 season preview

Sunderland, so near after going so far last season, are fancied again with Portsmouth while Peterborough and post-Oyston Blackpool could challenge for play-off spotsIt was little solace to a sore Sunderland dressing room at Wembley in May when Jack Ros…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Sunderland book League One final spot after cagey draw with Portsmouth

After the darkness of the last three seasons, perhaps there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Sunderland’s long-suffering supporters. Faced with a vociferous Portsmouth crowd baying for blood, Jack Ross’s side stood firm to seal their pla…

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Chris Maguire gives Sunderland narrow lead over Portsmouth in play-offs

Sunderland claimed a 1-0 win in their League One play-off semi-final first leg against Portsmouth.Chris Maguire scored the only goal at the Stadium of Light with a 62nd-minute volley, and Sunderland then had to hold on to their lead for the last quarte…