Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Portsmouth https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/portsmouth Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:40:59 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount: I'll always be Portsmouth fan]]> <p>Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has again admitted he still wants to play for Portsmouth.</p><p>England play Kosovo at St Mary's in a Euro 2020 qualifier this week.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-midfielder-mason-mount-i-ll-always-be-portsmouth-fan-4295968?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has again admitted he still wants to play for Portsmouth.

England play Kosovo at St Mary's in a Euro 2020 qualifier this week.

"Yes, I expect some stick. I was born in Portsmouth so I am a Pompey boy and a Pompey fan," Mount said.

"But I have this badge on at the moment so that doesn't come into play too much. I am looking forward to playing at Southampton and it is a massive game for us.

"I trained with Portsmouth, Southampton and Chelsea but being a Pompey boy, I always wanted to play for Pompey.

"When Chelsea came in that was my main goal to go and play for them. Chelsea was a massive team. But I always support Pompey and look at their results."

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<![CDATA[Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp holding onto Herbie Kane]]> <p>Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hanging onto Herbie Kane.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/portsmouth-fc/portsmouth-receive-setback-in-pursuit-of-liverpool-s-herbie-kane-1-9042122">Portsmouth News</a> says Kane will be remaining at the club.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/liverpool-boss-jurgen-klopp-holding-onto-herbie-kane-4293752?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hanging onto Herbie Kane.

The Portsmouth News says Kane will be remaining at the club.

The 20-year-old had been linked with a host of Football League clubs, including Portsmouth, Charlton and Hull.

But Kane will remain at Anfield and is likely to feature in the Reds' Carabao Cup campaign.

The midfielder made 49 appearances whilst on loan at Doncaster years, scoring seven times.

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<![CDATA[Gary Stevens exclusive: Spurs hero on Thailand, coaching & giving back]]> <p>In a town on the east coast of Thailand, around two-and-a-half hours drive from Bangkok, lies a football academy nestled in the mountains, and there you will find Tottenham and Brighton legend Gary Stevens on the pitch, bestowing his vast knowledge to the next generation of Thai footballers...</p><p>Following coaching stints in Azerbaijan, Ireland and the Thai Premier League, Stevens was unveiled as the new Head Coach at the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy last month.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/gary-stevens-exclusive-spurs-hero-on-thailand-coaching-giving-back-4293081?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> In a town on the east coast of Thailand, around two-and-a-half hours drive from Bangkok, lies a football academy nestled in the mountains, and there you will find Tottenham and Brighton legend Gary Stevens on the pitch, bestowing his vast knowledge to the next generation of Thai footballers...

Following coaching stints in Azerbaijan, Ireland and the Thai Premier League, Stevens was unveiled as the new Head Coach at the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy last month.

"The Black Mountain Hua Hin academy is very close to where I live and I've known the guy who runs it for two or three years now," the 1984 UEFA Cup winner told Tribalfootball.

"It's a nice project where I can work with youngsters and I always feel that when you're working with youngsters you can make such huge progress very quickly because they're like sponges, they take on board information and learn very quickly.

"That's definitely one area and then the other area is that football is my biggest love in life and I'm not in this moment in time working on the coaching field, working with players enough. I'm not on the coaching field.

"So this gives me the opportunity to start doing that. You know, I like to put my boots on and I like to get out there and work with players."

Stevens arrived in the South-East Asian nation five years ago to replace former Leicester City defender Matt Elliott as manager of Thai Premier League (TPL) side Army United.

After a ninth-placed finish in 2014, Stevens got United off to their greatest ever start to a league campaign with four wins and one draw from five games.

But after three straight losses, the club forced Stevens to 'take a holiday' and he was eventually sacked just ten games into the season.

The brutal decision didn't affect Stevens' stature in Thailand, with fellow TPL side Port signing him a month later, but he was once again given little chance to succeed and was dismissed shortly after.

Those experiences weren't enough to force Stevens to pack his bags, on the contrary, his affinity for Thailand has only grown.

He continued: "I really enjoyed it [managing in the Thailand Premier League] but obviously you get into management and one thing is for certain is you're going to get moved on or get the sack.

"All in all I've really enjoyed Thailand and the experience, the change of environment really, and the culture.

"I think any football coach needs to coach outside their native country to experience the fact that there are other styles, other methods, other cultures, and it's improved me as a coach and it's improved me as a person for sure."

Now working at the grassroots level of the Thailand football structure, Stevens could have an impact on how the sport grows in a relatively young footballing nation.

Rules of the Thai Premier League state clubs are allowed to have only three foreign players in their squad, with most allocating large parts of their budget to sign such players.

It is not an uncommon practice in the major leagues across Asia, but Stevens thinks placing the money into grassroots will have a greater long-term impact on Thai football.

"[Thai football] needs the conveyor belt. But because Thailand is a relatively young country, as far as football is concerned, that isn't in place," Stevens added.

"But if they really, really want to progress then [grassroots] has to be put in place. So yes it's wonderful that they bring in some good foreigners and pay them a lot of money, but really and truly they would better off, in my opinion, bringing in less foreigners and using some of that money to build that base and the foundation from a grassroots level."

Getting more experienced coaches and former players of the same ilk as Stevens would be a wise move by the Thai football authorities.

After breaking through the ranks at Brighton and Hove Albion in 1979, Stevens famously scored in the 1983 FA Cup final draw with Manchester United.

The Seagulls lost the replay at Old Trafford but Stevens' quality secured him a 350,000 move to Tottenham Hotspur, where he established himself as a club legend across a glorious seven-year spell.

The utility defender started and scored in that famous UEFA Cup win over Anderlecht and was included in England's 1986 World Cup squad, eventually winning seven caps for the Three Lions.

A knee injury ultimately forced Stevens to end his impressive playing career at the age of 30 following two seasons at Portsmouth.

Now distanced from the rigours of professional football, Stevens has turned his attention towards helping the next generation of footballers, which is proving an enriching experience.

"I am in a stage in my life when actually giving to people, helping people, I find very, very rewarding.

"And with this Black Mountain Hua Hin Academy we've got some initiatives where local youngsters are given scholarships so that they can be involved because they can't afford to be there.

"For example, we've also got a scheme running in its infancy where we are doing stuff with youngsters who are very isolated, where they are on the Myanmar border and we provide them with football and we provide them with everyday life needs i.e food and thats very, very rewarding.

"If I had millions of pounds I would like to give more but sometimes it's not about money, it's about being present, turning up, having the contact, communication and providing some very basic items that everybody needs to live."

As much as Stevens is enjoying his time in Thailand, he admits it would be difficult to reject an opportunity to coach in his homeland.

If given the chance, Stevens explains how he will follow the same philosophical tact as top level managers such as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

"It would be a great challenge and opportunity, and also I've got a lot of ideas and beliefs at any elite level club. Without getting too deep into it, it is about relationships, it's about non-confrontational situations or keeping confrontation out of it.

"I think if you look at the most successful coaches at the moment in the English Premier League, and a lot of people will say it's because they've got the most money etc.

"But if you look at the style coaching and management of Guardiola, Klopp, Pochettino, they have really close relationships and bonds with all their players. You know they are not frightened of showing love, whereas historically in the male dominated game of football, it's about being macho and aggressive and wanting to lead players by fear.

"I remember as a relatively young player and this was as a professional player, the manager pinning me up against the wall at half-time. Now you can imagine how that really helped my second half performance."

Even if the homecoming call never arrives, it won't deter Stevens. He'll remain the same positive and outgoing man who gives his all for whatever task is at hand.

"I've been on the treadmill as it were. I've been chasing the big bucks and the big house and the fast cars etc. But those material things don't guarantee that you're happy, they really don't.

"And I would undoubtedly swap just about everything that I've got for being happy and content and enjoying life because that's the best way to be.

"Ok it's not for everybody and not everybody gets to that position. But I am in that position, and my life because of it is way, way superior and above where it used to be."



Gary Stevens is currently the Head Coach of the Black Mountain Hua Hin Academy in Thailand. You can read Gary's website by clicking on the link here.

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<![CDATA[West Ham pushing to sign Portsmouth prospect Maloney ahead of Chelsea]]> <p>West Ham are pushing hard to sign Portsmouth prospect Leon Maloney.</p><p>The Sun says Chelsea have been interested in signing Maloney, after they received a number of scout reports suggesting that he could develop into a top player.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/west-ham-pushing-to-sign-portsmouth-prospect-maloney-ahead-of-chelsea-4290458?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> West Ham are pushing hard to sign Portsmouth prospect Leon Maloney.

The Sun says Chelsea have been interested in signing Maloney, after they received a number of scout reports suggesting that he could develop into a top player.

The Hammers have now joined the race for the young Englishman, and will be looking to seal the signing before next summer.

Chelsea won't be able to make any signings until summer 2020, after FIFA handed them a transfer embargo, thus giving West Ham an advantage.

If West Ham can convince Maloney to move to the London Stadium sooner, rather than later, they'll beat Chelsea to his signature.

But, Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini also faces competition from Dutch second division side Volendam.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea earmark for West Ham target Maloney]]> <p>Chelsea are interested in signing Leon Maloney from Portsmouth.<br></p><p>The 18-year-old managed 26 goals in the academy for Pompey last term.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-earmark-for-west-ham-target-maloney-4290242?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea are interested in signing Leon Maloney from Portsmouth.

The 18-year-old managed 26 goals in the academy for Pompey last term.

Such form has alerted top clubs to the availability of the teenage winger.

The Sun says Chelsea have the most accelerated interest in signing him.

While they have a transfer ban, it is possible the Blues will agree to a move that is finalised in a future transfer window.

West Ham United are another club who want to sign Maloney.

There is also interest from Dutch second division side Volendam.

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Portsmouth sign Norwich defender Sean Raggett]]> <p>Portsmouth have signed Norwich City defender Sean Raggett on a season-long loan deal.</p><p>The 26-year-old spent last season on loan in the Championship with Rotherham, but injuries restricted him to just seven league appearances.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-portsmouth-sign-norwich-defender-sean-raggett-4286745?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Portsmouth have signed Norwich City defender Sean Raggett on a season-long loan deal.

The 26-year-old spent last season on loan in the Championship with Rotherham, but injuries restricted him to just seven league appearances.

"We're delighted to bring him to Pompey and very much look forward to working with him next season," boss Kenny Jackett told the club website.

"He's a very determined person and is just coming into his prime."

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<![CDATA[Roberts backing Newcastle, Southampton target Webster for Premier League]]> <p>Former Portsmouth striker Gary Roberts is backing Bristol City defender Adam Webster for a Premier League move.</p><p>Roberts knows Webster from their time together.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roberts-backing-newcastle-southampton-target-webster-for-premier-league-4286116?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Portsmouth striker Gary Roberts is backing Bristol City defender Adam Webster for a Premier League move.

Roberts knows Webster from their time together.

And with the defender linked to Southampton and Newcastle, Roberts told Portsmouth News: "Webbo could play in the Premier League, he's a Rolls-Royce player.

He is unbelievable, I still speak to him, he is such a lovely kid, you want people like those pair to do well and I think they will."

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<![CDATA[Brighton signing Matt Clarke tribute to former club Portsmouth]]> <p>Brighton signing Matt Clarke has paid tribute to former club Portsmouth.</p><p>Clarke joined Ipswich Town at under-7 level and made his way through the ranks before getting his senior debut in August 2014.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/brighton-signing-matt-clarke-tribute-to-former-club-portsmouth-4285942?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Brighton signing Matt Clarke has paid tribute to former club Portsmouth.

Clarke joined Ipswich Town at under-7 level and made his way through the ranks before getting his senior debut in August 2014.

A move to Fratton Park then followed, where the centre half became a mainstay. Albion's newest recruit played every minute of league football last year, amassing over 4000 minutes on the field in the process.

He explained, My time at Ipswich was fairly regular in terms of a progression. I came through as a scholar and made the journey to the first team from there.

I then joined Portsmouth on loan initially to get myself out there and get into the Football League. One thing led to another and that then became a permanent move.

It ended in four very good years for me. I played every league game last term and it's something I'm very happy with.

You always need a little bit of luck on the way because you never know what can happen, but I stayed clear of injury to keep fit and make it a good season."

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Potter makes Clarke first Brighton signing]]> <p>Brighton have made Portsmouth's Matt Clarke their first signing since head coach Graham Potter took charge.</p><p>Central defender Clarke, 22, has joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a four-year-deal with the club.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-potter-makes-clarke-first-brighton-signing-4285917?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Brighton have made Portsmouth's Matt Clarke their first signing since head coach Graham Potter took charge.

Central defender Clarke, 22, has joined for an undisclosed fee and signed a four-year-deal with the club.

"He's an imposing central defender and had a very impressive spell with Portsmouth, and has been a key player for them," said Potter.

"His challenge now is to compete with our existing centre-halves - an area where we have a lot of competition."

Brighton have lost right-back Bruno to retirement after the 2018-19 season, where they finished 17th in the Premier League.

Clarke said: "I'm over the moon to be here, these things always take a little bit of time, but I'm delighted that it's now been done.

"Everything here is set up for the club to keep progressing and that's one of the main things which attracted me here.

"The training ground and stadium are set up to achieve good things and the Premier League is where every footballer wants to be."

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<![CDATA[​Portsmouth defender Clarke undergoing Brighton medical]]> <p>Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke is set to undergo a medical before securing a move to Brighton.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9340864/clarke-brighton-medical-portsmouth/" target="_blank">The Sun</a> reports that the 22-year-old defender will go through his medical tests tomorrow before signing a contract.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/portsmouth-defender-clarke-undergoing-brighton-medical-4285815?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BPortsmouth'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke is set to undergo a medical before securing a move to Brighton.

The Sun reports that the 22-year-old defender will go through his medical tests tomorrow before signing a contract.

It is a transfer that will go ahead for a 3.4 million fee, which could rise to 5 million with add-ons.

Clarke is set to sign a four-year deal with the Premier League club, who are hoping to improve their team to push up the table in the coming season.

Graham Potter sees the centre-back as a key signing as he builds a new look team after taking over from Chris Hughton this summer.

Clarke played 175 games for Pompey during a four-year stint at the club.

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