Posts Tagged ‘Portsmouth’

::: FistedAway today welcomes a guest post from Elliott, editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::

Reports out of Portsmouth paint a dire picture. Facing the very real prospect of administration, three changes of ownership, and the failure to pay wages, Pompey is indeed barely breathing. In these trying times, the board found an unlikely white knight: Grammy and Tony award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik.

The board first approached Mr. Sheik after a Google search for the keywords “Sheik”, “available”, and “immediately.” While the current CEO admits ignoring the subsequent “Did you mean: “Drunken Sheikh”?“, this slice of serendipity has made for a seemingly perfect partnership. After the much maligned album Humming, Mr. Sheikh was more than happy to immediately perform for the Portsmouth board.


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Following a successful recent loan spell, Gianfranco Zola is looking to make Snow a permanent signing. “Snow’s contribution to the Wolves game was the best striking performance of our season” said the increasingly haunted spectre of a once hirsute Shire horse.

Full story: Daily Mail

Harry Redknapp has signed some gritted dripping Slush, and despite its lack of consistency and rapidly depreciating ability, awarded it a contract of  £80,000 a week.

Full story: The Guardian


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Friends and colleagues of Harry Redknapp have publicly admitted they are worried for the mental health of the Portsmouth manager after a number of bizarre incidents during recent weeks.

Suspicions were first raised after the crafty manager referred to out of favour David Nugent as having ‘stalled this morning’; something that was at first seen as a joke, acknowledging his own image as a wheeler-dealer. However, increasingly frequent automotive references have left some members of the press wondering if there is a more serious problem.


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