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 The club contacted the paper and threatened legal action if the story was not withdrawn.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

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

Comments

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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
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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
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torres could be out too.
SUAC51
06/02/2009 16:41:00
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Well Chix he actually left Charlton but point taken.
eastneydave
06/02/2009 19:42:00
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