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No FA Cup glory for Portsmouth, but their oldest fan is still cheering

A Slice of Britain: John Jenkins, 90, joined the thousands of Pompey supporters yesterday to back the club he has helped for more than 50 years

Drogba refuses to be denied as Chelsea lead a Double life

Chelsea 1 Portsmouth 0: Ancelotti's men make history after Portsmouth pay the penalty

David James: Portsmouth's Saviour?

From his fight to protect jobs at his club to his struggle for the England No 1 shirt, David James speaks his mind about a tough year – and today's duel with Drogba

Robinson should be in Fabio's 30, says Allardyce

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce believes goalkeeper Paul Robinson's absence from England's World Cup squad can only be down to personal issues on the part of Fabio Capello.

Friedel rejects retirement talk

Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel insists he has no intention of hanging up his gloves even though he will turn 40 next year.

Grant rouses Portsmouth passion for Wembley finale

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O'Neill wants ruling on Portsmouth in Europe

Martin O'Neill has called on the Football Association to end the confusion surrounding Portsmouth's application to play in next year's Europa League.

For sale: one FA Cup finalist

Relegated crisis club Portsmouth stun Spurs 2-0 after extra time. Win a welcome boost to administrator's bid to attract buyers for club

Avram Grant: 'This belongs to the fans and players'

Avram Grant may look an unemotional, uncharismatic man, but verbally he is a match for Jose Mourinho. Last night he paid a heartfelt tribute to his players, the Portsmouth fans, everyone connected with a club that has endured a ghastly season.

Hreidarsson injury piles on misery for Grant

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Portsmouth 0

Lampard sends loud warning to title rivals

Chelsea 7 Aston Villa 1

Pompey rely on pride as exes and injuries add to suffering

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Portsmouth 0

Wrong people have been punished, claims Grant

Portsmouth manager says players and fans suffered but blame lies elsewhere

Avram Grant laments 'sad day for football'

Avram Grant reflected on a "sad day for football" after confirmation of Portsmouth's nine-point deduction for going into administration all but relegated the club from the Barclays Premier League - and revealed he would meet the players tomorrow before deciding how best to tackle the remainder of the season.

David James tries to pay sacked Portsmouth staff's wages

Portsmouth keeper leads players' whip-round to save jobs at stricken club
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