Vital Football

Pompey rubbish Curbs talk

Pompey rubbish Curbs talk

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 The club contacted the paper and threatened legal action if the story was not withdrawn.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!"

Game on

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.

PUP

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:eastneydave
Date:Friday February 6 2009
Time: 1:03PM

Comments

0
i would like curbishley... i think he would be a good manager for us. good that Gerrard is out though! I would also like to see both of the Greeks play, so hopefully Gekas will come on.
MFFP
06/02/2009 15:42:00
0
No smoke without fire and I bet there have been some discussions with possible replacements, although Curbishley might not be one of them.
bluedr
06/02/2009 15:53:00
0
torres could be out too.
SUAC51
06/02/2009 16:41:00
0
If Adams does not secure four points from the next nine Curbishley will be the next manager i think we all know that.
Owenspompey
06/02/2009 17:01:00
0
PS Torres will play, trust me, the pressure is on Benitez and a defeat to us would push him to the very brink.
Owenspompey
06/02/2009 17:02:00
0
Bloody good show. Its about time the press started taking responsibility for what they are saying and have been saying about Pompey. They have already buggered up our transfer window. How many of the signings that Tony wanted were put off by the bad press? and now they are undermining the morale of our manager, the team and the fans. How dare they? I am so bloody cross, I am going to COMBUST!!!!!!!!!
Gandor1
06/02/2009 17:10:00
0
Of course there's smoke without fire when it comes to the British press, they are always making things up, this is just more Pompey bashing by the media - and I'm even seeing it spun to say 'Adams under pressure'. Leave him alone.
tracyc
06/02/2009 17:11:00
0
If curbishley comes in I might just go and hang myself, it would be less painful then watching a Curbishley lead team. (If you can't tell I am not much of a fan of his style of play).
pompeywa
06/02/2009 18:16:00
0
Well done Tracyc .. For putting the record straight ..it amases me .. how B) Retract the article without apology after they are slammed by PFC
C) Despite the retraction (admission that it is wrong) some fans still wish to believe it is true..


What happened to getting behind the team ffs... The Pompey 'Doom mongers' are begining to ***** me off more than the press at the minute. If you want Curbs as your manager go support Charlton or West Ham ..Oh he got sacked from them didn't he !!!
Chix
06/02/2009 18:49:00
0
Well Chix he actually left Charlton but point taken.
eastneydave
06/02/2009 19:42:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Please be Real Madrid...please be Real Madrid!

Ok, despite the fact Real Madrid must 'owe us one' for Diarra, I'm a realist with who Pompey will face...I'll settle for a pre-season friendly at Fratton being against Barcelona!

On this day in history...25th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 25th May.

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop6%
Davies4%
Burgess21%
Barton51%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug67
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue22
4.Copnor4322
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4