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Adams set to be named as manager today

Sky sports is reporting - and text to me prior to this also said the same - that a press conference will be held this afternoon, at 1pm, to announce Tony Adams as our new manager.

If this is the case, despite his lack of experience as a manager, I do not think that we can fault his experience in general and know how of the game. He would get my blessing to takeover to be honest - a good, honest and genuine guy who would get the respect that he deserves from the players. I also do not see him pampering to anyone, which is a good thing!

Martin Keown is being 'linked' as his assistant, although I am sure that 1st team coach Joe Jordan would also be retained - at least I hope so, and feel he will...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 28 2008

Time: 10:29AM

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Yep, I got this too. No reason why Joe won't stay as coach. Some stability in all the madness.
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28/10/2008 10:40:00

He doesn't LOOK the part, but I understand that he was captain at Arsenal and was and is very highly thought of. I've long thought he was a bit of the power behind the Throne. Now we are going to find out and I got a feeling he won't let us down. Bring it on! Tony Adams Blue Army! We got Wigan on Saturday, lets raise the roof and show him what we think of him.
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28/10/2008 11:24:00

F**k sake! Is that it? an unproven manager, trying to keep us in the Prem, retain the cup and progress in Europe...As always...the cheap option at Fratton. So much for taking our time to pick a successor. First time ive been on here this month, but I can't contain my anger and despair any longer. still at least we can make him ready for his move to the Emarites. Coaches don't always make good managers do they?..a la Mr Rix, Mr Kidd, Mclaren
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28/10/2008 11:26:00

Penton - we haven't got any money, cutting our cloth an all that.
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28/10/2008 11:36:00

Andy, it provides continuity which is important at the moment. I reckon a "bigger name" will be with us next season, and the press conference will confirm Adams until then
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28/10/2008 11:51:00

Gandor, if we're cutting our cloth. We haven't got enough for a G string obviously! ;-)
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28/10/2008 11:53:00

Not my first choice,but if that's who's in charge then that's who's in charge. Let's give him our full support and backing !! Play Up Pompey
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28/10/2008 12:03:00

A good move in the circumstances. Apparently, we don't have pot to ***** in so what would have been the alternative; Fat Sam and his costly entourage of coaches? Er, re coaches not ALWAYS making good managers - OK, they don't always.... but here are some examples; Joe Fagin, Malcolm Allison, Dave Sexton....even Arsenal won the double in '71 having promoted their physio, Bertie Mee, to manager. There are plenty of examples of "proven" managers failing having moved clubs; Souness, Gullit, Dalglish, Wilkinson, Venables, Peter Taylor, Graham Taylor, Ramos, Fat Sam, Graham, O'Leary, Curbishley...even Clough! I'm all for Tony Adams taking over, in that he's probably got a lot of the motivational skills and people-management skills that Harry was praised for. Also, it gives continuity, which may give us an outside chance of holding on to players when Harry comes calling in January.
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28/10/2008 12:05:00

Arsenal follower here.. i reckon it gives you a half decent chance of not selling your best players to the yids in Jan. If Tone does well with you lot tho you all know where he wants to end up...all the best fellas!
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28/10/2008 12:15:00

Bit of a risk but then he does know the clubs recent history and im sure he has learnt quite a bit from Harry.. "TONY ADAMS BLUE ARMY!"
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28/10/2008 12:58:00

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28/10/2008 13:09:00

Well i suppose that Donkeys are built to carry the burden!
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28/10/2008 13:12:00

For me A very Good Choice. He has the respect of the players and has shown caracter in the past. Roy kean has done a good job at sunderland so there is no reason why Tony cant do a good one at Portsmouth.
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28/10/2008 14:31:00

first you take our legend captain, then you take our players and now, with keown, you are taking our scouts! where will it stop! ;-) adams will do good for you!
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28/10/2008 22:05:00


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