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Portsmouth F.C: Journey to the Top

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Started on 24 January 2014 by Farhan_Aannn
Latest Reply on 31 January 2014 by Farhan_Aannn
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Portsmouth F.C confirms appointment of manager, Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo

Portsmouth Football Club’s chairman, Iain McInnes, have shockingly announced the appointment of the club’s new manager, Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo.
Ráymundo was appointed after 42-year-old, Guy Whittingham, tender his resignation and left the club earlier this week, ahead of the club’s preparation for the 2013/2014, SkyBet League 2.

Ráymundo, who joins the club on a one year contract, will take up the role from June 2013 onwards.

Reacting to his appointment, the 25-year-old, English-French manager said: “I am delighted to accept this hugely exciting opportunity. The club has a clear vision for success both on and off the pitch and I am committed to making a significant contribution.

Pompeys chairman Ian McInnes said, “Räymundo has display himself as a talented, young manager during the interview and his ambition is to bring Porsmouth Football Club back to the English Premier League”.

McInnes also admitted that it was not an easy task of hiring Räymundo due to his “zero” experience in leading a professional soccer club. However, he is willing to give his new man a chance and has asked the club’s supporters to give the new manager their fullest support.

He added, “All the club’s staff, including the coaches and the board of directors, have sat down and discuss the decision to hire Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo as the next manager. All of the staff have agreed that Ráymundo have shown enough qualities during the interview and that he deserves the chance to lead the club”.

McInnes has now tasked Ráymundo, to minimally reach the play-offs this season.
Good luck! :)
Good luck.
2014-01-24 16:36#156380 Element : Good luck! :)

2014-01-24 16:43#156382 Tremenator : Good luck.

Thank you! Gonna need that for my save! :D
Good luck!
2014-01-24 17:52#156393 AAN : Good luck!

Thank you! Will update soon after I analyse the squad.
Good luck.
2014-01-24 20:03#156404 BayernAmerica : Good luck.

Thanks Alot! :)
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Ráymundo: 'Experience is key'

Pompey's new manager, Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo is on the lookout for additions in the current transfer window.
The 25-year-old manager has identified goalkeeper, Luke Daniels and experience center midfielder, Steve Jennings (Pictured Above) as his main transfer target.

Ráymundo said on the club's website,"At this level, experience players are very important, not only off the field, but also during matches. I don't deny that there is some interest from our side. Both Daniels and Jennings are experience players which I think will benefit the team in the future. It is something we are short of at the current moment."

Also on pompey's radar are center back, Matthew Bates as well as Preston North End's striker, Chris Beardsley.

In the deaprture section, Ráymundo is looking to decrease the wage contribution by looking to offload goalkeeper, Phil Smith, who have attract interest from Blackpool as well as experienced Austrian defensive midfielder, Johnny Ertl, who is earning £1,800 p/w at the moment.
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Pompey line up series of pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2013/2014 SkyBet League 2

Portsmouth Football Club managing director, Mark Catlin, have announce the clubs pre-season friendlies ahead of the club’s preparation for the 2013/2014 SkyBet League 2 season opener on August 3.
Pompey will kickoff their pre season by playing their Under-21 team before welcoming Belgium Pro League club, Cercle Brugge on June 26 and 30 respectively at Fratton Park. They will then travel away to Bishop's Stortford on July 4.

Confirming the warm up fixture, new head coach, Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo said, “This encounter is to allow our players to gel together as a team and test out our different tactics.”

After a short break of 4 days, the team will travel to Ponciau Park where they will face Welsh club, Rhos Aelwyd.

They will then host Borussia Dortmund's 2nd team on July 12.

The remaining fixtures will be a test for the players as Ráymundo will need to choose his final squad for the opening match against York City. Pompey will face Altrincham, Bognor Regis Town, Amiens SC Football before wrapping up their pre season with a match against Skrill South, Havant & Waterlooville.

Ráymundo added, “The pre-season fixture will be a fitness and performance based matches, merely just to access the team and familiarize them to my tactics. However, the final three fixtures is where I will be selecting my best 11 and 2nd team, if any, which will be competing in the 2013/2014 SkyBet League 2.”
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Ráymundo makes first signings of the season

Phil Smith departs to Blackpool for £28K
Steve Jennings has joined Pompey on a free transfer on Saturday after signing a two-year deal with the club.
Jennings will be Ráymundo's first addition to the squad with the new manager still in talks with West Bromwich's Luke Daniels.

The 28-year-old English midfielder, who was released by Coventry City after his contract expires this year, is set to go into Pompeys manager Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo's side to play KSV Cercle Brugge today.

"As soon as the manager called me I realised straight away that he was really interested in signing me and that it is a great opportunity for me to come here," Jennings told Pompey's website on this morning.

"It is a good club, and we have a good squad. We talked a little bit, but it didn't take long to realise that it was right for me.

Meanwhile, Blackpool manager Paul Ince has made his first signings this transfer window by bringing in Portsmouth F.C goalkeeper, Phil Smith on a reported transfer fee of £28K. This also marks Ráymundo's first piece of business, selling him for a good sum of money.

Smith, who played for Swindon before joining Portsmouth, is said to welcomed the move and the chance of a fresh start.

Portsmouth have also released striker, Ryan Bird & Tom Craddock as well as French defender, Yassin Moutaouakil who failed to impress the new manager.
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June 2013, Pre-Season Results

Portsmouth 1 v.s Portsmouth Under-21 1

Portsmouth : D.Conolly 2
Yellow Card : A.Webster 25, B.Tarbuck 44

Portsmouth F.C Under-21 : A.Summerfield 72
Yellow Card : L.Triggs 58

Match Stats:
Shots: 15 (5) - 2 (1)
Possession: 53% - 47%

Man Of The Match : Liam Triggs (Portsmouth Under-21), 7.4

Portsmouth 3 v.s Cercle Brugge 1

Portsmouth : P.Agyemang 38, 41, C.Chaplin 47
Yellow Card : B.Tarbuck 20

Cercle Brugge : T.Van Dijck 73

Match Stats:
Shots: 18 (7) - 6 (2)
Possession: 53% - 47%

Man Of The Match : Patrick Agyemang, 8.8

June 2013 Summary:

My first two pre-season match went really well. I was impressed with attacking display with have shown as a team. Ball possession have been impressive so far although I must agree that both the under-21 & Cercle Brugge are not quality teams and that we should win easily, especially against my under-21. But, nonetheless, whether our opponents are weak or strong, I still expect the same, all-round performance from them.
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Luke Daniels completes loan move while Matthew Bates arrives for free

Luke Daniels arriving on a loan from West Bromwich Albion
Luke Daniels & Mathhew Bates have completed their move to Portsmouth F.C as the new manager, Rápháel Máxence Ráymundo, prepares for the season opener on August 3.

Luke Daniels arrives from West Bromwich Albion and will be one of Ráymundo's key player this season after the departure of goalkeeper, Phil Smith to Blackpool. The deal also allows Portsmouth to purchase the 25-year-old goalkeeper for £160K at any point during his loan period.

Ráymundo have also acquire the services of 26-year-old English defender, Matthew Bates, who arrives from on a free transfer after being released by Bristol City.

In the departure news, Johnny Ertl has completed his move to Gillingham for £54K. Ráymundo told the club's website that he needs to lower pompey's wage contribution and have decided to accept Gillingham's offer for the Austrian defensive midfielder.
Some good loan deals, I am enjoying reading this, keep it up!:P
2014-01-26 00:03#156611 AaronHJFT96 : Some good loan deals, I am enjoying reading this, keep it up!:P

Thank you! Was looking towards english players. My new save will be for every 3 English players sign, I can sign 1 French player and 1 player from other nationality.


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