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Pompey this morning moved quickly to crush rumours that ex Charlton and West Ham manager Alan Curbishley was being lined up to replace under fire boss Tony Adams.
The Daily Express overnight ran a story that Peter Storrie had met Curbishley following weekend defeat at Fulham. Curbishley is of course a columnist for the Express!! The club contacted the paper and threatened legal action if the story was not withdrawn. The paper withdrew the article from later editions and other papers that had picked up the story have also removed it from their internet editions.
The club statement said "We are astounded that neither the journalist nor a representative from the newspaper chose to check their facts with the club before going ahead and publishing the story."
However this has still not stopped the vultures circling around beleaguered Tony with bookmakers even offering odds on him being sacked by Sunday midnight!!
We at Vital Pompey all say "let the man do his job!"
Pompey have told fans not to worry about the game tomorrow. Liverpool visit Fratton Park for the tea-time televised game and after the loss on the Manchester City game recently fans feared the game would be in doubt.
The club have said that the pitch has been covered all week and heating installed to prevent freezing. With no massive frost forecast for tonight the game will go ahead as planned.
Early team news is that Steven Gerrard will definitely miss the game and Lucas Leiva is suspended. Pompey are expected to give a debut to Angel Basinas with fellow Greek deadline signing Theofanis Gekas starting on the bench.