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No Intertoto Cup for Portsmouth

Portsmouth have decided against applying for the Intertoto Cup.

Boss Harry Redknapp explained: "We have considered the Intertoto Cup but I don't know what has been arranged for pre-season, that's the problem. I've spoken to Peter (Storrie) about it, but I don't know really if the club has got a trip lined up somewhere.

"We went away last season and enjoyed the tournament we played in Hong Kong, but the Intertoto is good as well. When I was at West Ham, we won the Intertoto Cup and we started the season flying.

"For the first six games, we were right up near the top of the division so it was good for us to have some competitive games. At that time of the season, it's very early and I don't think you'd want to be in it in an ideal world.

"But it's a way into Europe I suppose, although you'd like not to need it."

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