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Georgio Dinamonte - The Story Of My Life

Welcome to the Adventures of Georgian Gorgeous Georgio Dinamonte
Started on 29 October 2017 by OMGItsToddzy
Latest Reply on 12 November 2017 by ScottT
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Chapter Two

The room was clammy and so was I. Me and the heat seemed intertwined and it was hell bent on making me feel even worse than I was. The tablets had kicked in now an I could feel every ounce of powder working its magic on my inside to cure me of my demons. Eisner had a very well kept office, everything had its place and it's place had everything it needed. A thick smooth cut oak table was the center piece of the office piled neatly was files a computer and a silver name shard that read Michael Eisner. By the window hung up on the wall was a small wooden plaque with an inspirational quote engraved deep into it reading "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again" Seemed very clique given the job market we're in.

The door flew open and Mr. Eisner walked in with the force of a bull. He paced at the window to look at the scenery but was hasty with his first impressions and sat down without a word. He clicked his pen top a few times and neatly ordered his files alphabetically and placed them in order in the filing cabinet attached to his desk. A bead of sweat dropped down my face as I waited in anticipation, It felt like been sent to the Headmaster at school and just knowing they're calling your mum to tell her you've been bad and you know damn well she's going to give you the beat down for being a little s#@t.

Mr. Eisner: "Thank you for waiting Georgio... I think we should forget this mornings lateness and get straight down to business"

My heart stopped racing and my body stopped using what little water it had left to sweat me to an early grave. I felt like a weight was lifted of my shoulder that he wasn't going to fixate on my lateness although it was a little strange considering his obvious OCD.

Mr. Eisner: "As you may know you have been brought here for a reason, Kenny wasn't working out and you was considered highly due to your past career but that doesn't mean you can mess about because of your past merits. This club expects dedication, communication and progression"

"We are given you £5,000,000 to spend this window to strengthen your squad in any which way you want. You've met your scouts and you have the say in where they go and who they scout. Use them wisely because I'm expecting you too make the play-off's this season"

This man was clearly out his depth but I wouldn't tell him that. The mere fact he wants play-offs this season is absurd. I may get sacked sooner than I expected. MERIT!! I don't want to be here on Merit, I want to be here on the fact that I have potential and want to progress. If only my thoughts and mouth worked the same way. My bottles lost and I must keep him happy.

Dinamonte: "Yes no problem Mr. Eisner. I have plans for this club and I promise I will not let you down"

Mr. Eisner: " Good you better not either because you'll be out the door if you F#@k this club up"

Dinamonte: "Yes Sir, of course Sir"

Mr. Eisner: "Now go on and get out and do your job, AND!! don't be late again"

I knew he couldn't resist mentioning my lateness his OCD wouldn't allow him to be so normal. Maybe I've got myself into something deeper than I'd like. Is that what all chairman are like? rich and pompous pricks who think they own every man and his dog. I thought about going back to tell him what my brain was thinking but I need the money. I'm broke, away from home and in a job I'm starting to hate, the English dream.


Welcome... to the new season here in Sky Bet League 1 and today we're going to be looking in depth at Portsmouth F.C and there chances in the league this season. New manger Georgio Dinamonte has been busy this window bringing in 9 players and discarding no less than 5 players. Dinamonte who is going into his fist competitive season in charge of Portsmouth will surely be looking to better the clubs previous position of 18th in the League.

Players like Conor Chaplin and Jack Whatmough are surely set to be in for a good season after Dinamonte was reported saying they are big parts of the clubs plans this season. Its no secret the squad needs some paintwork and Georgio has done exactly that bringing in 9 players and spending a total of £2,000,000 in the market. Let's take a look who Portsmouth have signed below.

Its no joke that Portsmouth look a force with additions like Washington, Bogle and Shinnie. and solid defensive additions should allow the club to stop the leak of goals from last season. But as we know with players coming in there is always players departing and we have the list right below.

Only two major first teamers left the squad in Lowe and Clarke but its always been made aware that a few players have ran out of contract such as Kai Naismith and Kyle Bennett. There's much room in the way of improvement still but everyone at the club will be hoping that this band of players will be enough to achieve the clubs targets. Its not long till the start of the season now and the fixtures are out and Portsmouth will play Scunthorpe at Home in there first game.

I'm looking forward to this season and I hope you do too.

By - Christoph Montio


@Aaron - Madness!

@MrGriffin2012 - I know!!

@ScottT - Cheers man
Some good acquisitions there mate, you look set for a strong season
Some real good signings in there, you can definitely tell that Portsmouth are an attractable club with a little bit of money in their pockets with some of them! Hopefully a good season ahead.

2018/19 Season Preview

The 2018/19 Season gets underway tomorrow and fans are preparing for another long season of laughter, upset and tears as they back there teams to the walls for promotion. Saturday will see teams like recently relegated Cardiff take on Barnsley and Reading take on Shrewsbury. We also have new additions to the league with teams such as Luton Town, Coventry City, Exeter City and Stevenage earning there right to play in the 3rd tier this season. But today's in-depth preview will be on Portsmouth's fixtures for August and how they will fair.

Portsmouth who have added 9 players to the team look a different side under new manager Georgio Dinamonte. They will kick off the season against Scunthorpe United who last season narrowly missed out on the play-offs. The game against the Irons will be played at Fratton Park and is expecting a sold out crowd for the opening match of the season. Our sports editor Clive Sullivan has written a report on each team for us and for your benefit.

(H) Scunthorpe United - League One
Scunthorpe should prove hard opponents for Portsmouth as the Irons are no doubt one of the strongest sides in the League and have been battling to get out for many years now. Scunthorpe who finished 8th last season just missing out on the play-offs will be looking for play-offs or promotion this year round and have prepared accordingly.

(A) Gillingham Town - Carabao Cup

Gillingham Town come into this season has relegation candidates but all form goes out the window for cup games. Gillingham who notched 11th place in the League last year have surprised many people with there mid table finish. Portsmouth will have a tough ask to travel to Priestfield this year but will hold fond memories of last seasons throbbing of Plymouth that Gillingham handed out on the final day which played a factor in the clubs survival.

(A) Rotherham United - League One

Rotherham are one of the strongest teams in the League and came so close to automatic promotion before falling in the play-offs to AFC Wimbledon. Travelling to the New York Stadium is a task for most teams so I'm not expecting Portsmouth to pull up any roots but a draw would be more than respectable against strong opponents. Portsmouth lost both encounters with The Millers last season and would do well to rectify that.

(H) Fleetwood Town - League One

Fleetwood are an evenly matched opponent coming into this season with Portsmouth and have been doing really well lately after only coming from non-league football a matter of years ago. Fleetwood finished 14th last season but comfortably above the drop zone. The Fisherman are strong side but will have there work cut out at Fratton Park if they're are to beat a rejuvenated Portsmouth side.

So here we are at the start of another season and yet it gets more and more exiting every year. Hopefully we are in for a treat this year and I look forward to seeing goals, controversy and hopefully a lot of laughter. Join us next month when we look at August in Review with Portsmouth.

Until then stay sporty.

Written By - Jamie Jones & Clive Sullivan
Big season, lets hope you get off to a good start.
A mixed start in terms of difficulty but one im more than confident youre prepared for! Graphics look slick too
@Aaron - Hopefully mate!

@Mrgriffin2012 - It is mixed and hopefully I'm confident enough to take them in my stride and thank you the graphics is something I try to focus on.

August Results

August 2018, The results this month have painted an early picture for the season and its not looking too promising for Portsmouth Football Club. Manager Georgio Dinamonte has had 1 win in 3 League games, a 1st Round Carabao Cup win and then a swift exit from the competition by Championship outfit Bristol City. Although its too early to really start questioning managerial abilities Dinamonte will hope this for picks up in the coming games if the club has any chance of gaining automatic promotion. Once again in depth result analysis will be provided below by none other than Clive Sullivan

Portsmouth 1-0 Scunthorpe United (Conor Washington 90+6)
Sky Bet League One

Portsmouth came into this game as home favourites but were never going to be outrights when facing a team like Scunthorpe United. The game was fairly matched throughout with both teams having ample chances to take 3 points away from Fratton Park. It was left until the 6th minute of stoppage time for new Striker Conor Washington to steal a deserved point from The Irons.

Portsmouth 1-0 Gillingham Town (Connor Roberts 77)
Carabao Cup 1st Round

Portsmouth came up against last years saviours at Fratton Park in the 1st Round of The Carabao Cup. Pompey who were expected to at least make the 2nd Round faced of against a similar strength opponent. The game was close throughout with Portsmouth having the edge of the Gills and it was a sour taste left in the mouths of the Gillingham club as Connor Roberts scored a low driven shot in the 77th minute to take Pompey to the 2nd Round.

Rotherham United 3-1 Portsmouth (Jason Clarke-Harris 18,71 Anthony Forde 35) (Connor Chaplin 89)
Sky Bet League One

Before this fixture we spoke of how strong an opponent Rotherham are and they proved us correct with a vintage result over Portsmouth. The Millers were far superior throughout the game and deservedly took all 3 points. Portsmouth could only manage a late undeserved consolation from Connor Chaplin on the stroke of full time. This result brought the squad back down to earth after a positive start to the season.

Portsmouth 0-4 Fleetwood Town (Wes Burns 20 Conor McAleny 64, 90+1, 90+3)
Sky Bet League One

Another crash back to earth as Fleetwood who came into this as underdogs turned over Portsmouth with ease. The Fisherman looked comfortable all game and had no problem dismantling a weak Portsmouth defense. It looked all too easy for Fleetwood with Connor McAleny picking up a hat-trick with a brace coming in stoppage time. Dinamonte was understandably disgruntled at his sides heavy loss at Fratton Park and issued a personal apology to the fans.

Bristol City 1-0 Portsmouth (Matty Taylor 48)
Carabao Cup 2nd Round

Portsmouth came into this cup tie without much chance of victory against a very strong Bristol side. The club played fairly well and coped with many of the chances thrown at them. Both teams entered the break at half time and looked set for another grudging battle in the second period but complacency crept into the Portsmouth dressing room at half time and they conceded 3 minutes into the second half. There was few chances in the second half and Portsmouth could find no come back to snatch a draw from the visitors and left Ashton Gate frustrated and on a 3 match losing streak.

It's been a tough month for Georgio Dinamonte seeing his side pick up 3 points from his first game and a cup win would have had him feeling optimistic but things soon fell apart with 3 tough games that ultimately tore him apart. Hopefully things will pick up for the Georgian in September now the window has closed. In other news Dinamonte added two new additions to the squad starting with central midfielder Ryan Manning (£850,000) from Q.P.R and central defender Sean Raggett (£115,000) from Norwich.

Hopefully September serves up some interesting talking points as the season starts to get into full swing. From myself and Clive we look forward to
seeing you next time

Ciao for now

Written By Jamie Jones & Clive Sullivan
Not the best start, fingers crossed this picks up
Quite a poor start if we're being brutally honest but there is always room for improvement and i'm sure you'll find a way of taking the team on an upward trajectory

September Preview

Well the transfer window has now closed and teams have cemented there squads for the season ahead. 3 games into the league and things are starting to shape up in the League. In focus for September we take a look at Portsmouth who have won 1 game and lost 2 in the league including a win and loss in the Carabao Cup. Dinamonte is still trying to find his feet after a positive start hit slippery slopes against top clubs.

As usual we have an in depth report on Portsmouth's upcoming fixtures in September and the blues have a tough month ahead. The club will certainly have to start gelling on the pitch if they're to make any progress in the league. But as we always know its only early on and anything can still happen in this long old season. Providing your in depth report as usual is the one and only Clive Sullivan

Portsmouth vs Doncaster Rovers (Sky Bet League One)

Portsmouth go into this fixture with the home advantage and pressure off as Doncaster have had a poor start themselves. The likes of Chaplin and Washington will need to provide goals in this squad and with experience like theirs then the problems should be few and far between. I'm seeing the home side going as eventual winners in this tie and I'm sure that Dinamonte will be wishing the same.

Portsmouth vs Coventry City (Checkatrade Group K)

Portsmouth play there first game in the Checkatrade Trophy against newly promoted Coventry City. Coventry have played well in there opening games this season and will prove a test for Portsmouth. Form goes out the window in the lower division trophy and will provide a change in pace from the regular season fixtures. Georgio Dinamonte will do well to experiment in the cup games to get a full gage of his squad.

Stevenage vs Portsmouth (Sky Bet League One)

Back to the league fixture list and this tie see's Stevenage take on Portsmouth. Stevenage have the home advantage and have been know to be team up setters after not being so clinical in previous seasons. Portsmouth will have to be wary of the red and whited as fatigue may start to have early signs in the team with a 6 game schedule this month.

Portsmouth vs AFC Wimbledon (Sky Bet League One)

Two teams who have played each other in League Two and League One come into this evenly matched. Wimbledon are a strong outfit with motivation to emulate the past glory of there Predecessors. Portsmouth however will be looking to emulate their own success from their Premier League glory days. Pompey still have a long way to go to the Premier League but results over teams like AFC Wimbledon will surely help them on their way.

Exeter City vs Portsmouth (Sky Bet League One)

Exeter City are a strong team but have so far failed to raise eyebrows this season sitting bottom of the table. Exeter City are a team bereft of confidence and look like easy pickings but a home advantage can offer some defense for the Exiles. Portsmouth are clear favourites for the game and will look to break down the walls of the Exeter defense. Hopefully this one should produce goals.

Portsmouth vs Southend United (Sky Bet League One)

The final game of the month comes against Southend United. The game is set to be a corker with Portsmouth the home side and looking the maximise points in the final game this month. Southend are not down and out and could spring a few traps themselves if Portsmouth head to confidently into this. Judging by the results of September this fixture dynamic could completely change the perception of this game.

Maybe September can be a positive month for Pompey and surely easing that new manager pressure on Georgio Dinamonte. The season is getting into full swing now and this month will start to shape the league up so we know what type of battles we are looking forward to. Myself and Clive are very exited to be bringing you everything Portsmouth with monthly previews and reviews per month on the greatest team in the south.

Written by Jamie Jones & Clive Sullivan
@Aaron - I know man hopefully

@MrGriffin2012 - Poor yes but hopefully I can improve
Big month, good luck, dont get the sack! ;)

September Review

September has come to an end and we are here to review Portsmouth's second month in the Sky Bet League One. Portsmouth have had a better month than August but will definitely rue missed chances where one point could of been three. I don't think Dinamonte can complain with how his side have performed and will be looking at ways to turn draws into wins for future reference. Once again I pass you over to our analysis master Clive Sullivan.

Portsmouth 2-0 Doncaster Rovers (Omar Bogle 19, 54)
(Sky Bet League One)

Portsmouth started September with 3 points from a questionable Doncaster Rovers side. Omar Bogle looked comfortable giving the blues a lead with just under 20 minutes on the clock. Pompey went into the break in control and a goal better off than their opponents and looked to extend misery in the second half of the game and without fail they delivered. Omar Bogle hit the back of the net 9 minutes into the second half to put the result beyond all reasonable doubt. Doncaster never entered the game at all and could do nothing but defend until the ref blew the final whistle.

Portsmouth 2-0 Coventry City (Brett Pitman 90+2, Conor Washington 90+3)
(Checkatrade Group K)

In the first Checkatrade Trophy game Portsmouth welcomed Coventry to Fratton Park and had no intentions of being pushed around. Both sides were very evenly matched throughout but neither could find the net with both defenses and goalkeepers on form. It took until the stoppage time for a break in the goals after a lapse of concentration allowed playmaker Brett Pitman score from range to surely give Pompey 3 points in their group. From the kick off Coventry must have been dwelling on the late goal and lapsed concentration once more as Conor Washington made it 2 in as many minutes. The Whistle blew shortly after and Portsmouth took maximum points from this encounter.

Stevenage 3-2 Portsmouth (Matt Godden 5, Sam Saunders 16, Harry Beautyman 90+1) (Conor Washington 45+1, Omar Bogle 59)
(Sky Bet League One)

Stevenage looked a force from start to finish in this game and opened accounts early on with a goal from Matt Godden after only 5 minutes of play. It only took 11 minutes for Stevenage to double against a Portsmouth side who just couldn't keep up. Portsmouth soon brought the game to their pace and took control but couldn't find any opening until first half stoppage time when Conor Washington found the net from close range. Portsmouth started the second half with more control and managed to draw level on 59 minutes frustrating Stevenage. The game was fairly matched until Portsmouth had a taste of their own medicine when Harry Beautyman bundled the ball in on 90+1 to steal 3 points from Portsmouth.

Portsmouth 0-0 AFC Wimbledon
(Sky Bet League One)

Chances were aplenty in this tie as Portsmouth wanted to rectify their loss at Stevenage last week. But it wasn't to be as Wimbledon goalkeeper was hell bent on earning his side a point making a total of 12 Saves out of 12 shots on target. AFC should count their blessings and crown the goalkeeper king as the rest of the squad failed to make an impression in the game. One point is better than none.

Exeter City 0-0 Portsmouth
(Sky Bet League One)

Portsmouth continued the same frustrating pattern as the Wimbledon game. Exeter City sitting bottom of the league stuck man behind the ball and held of the advances of an openly attacking Portsmouth side. Although the tactic was more counter based for Exeter who managed to fight for chances in this game. Another point on the board for Exeter another dropped points for an optimistic Portsmouth.

Portsmouth 3-1 Southend United (Omar Bogle 42,60 Andrew Shinnie 45+1) (Mark Cullen 31)
(Sky Bet League One)

Pompey turned up the style to end there 3 game non win streak and put Southend to bed. Goals from Omar Bogle upped his tally in the league and a confidence boost for ex Birmingham playmaker Andrew Shinnie who made his mark on the stroke of half time to give Portsmouth the lead. Southend fought hard in the first half managing to seek an early initiative and duly delivered with a sweet strike from Mark Cullen. Bogle equalised 11 minutes later before Shinnie's goal in stoppage time. Portsmouth came out refreshed and Bogle made his mark adding a 3rd to Portsmouth's tally in the 60th minute. The rest of the game played out in favour of the blues and they came away with all 3 points.

A much more positive month for our faithful blues and things are looking good. Dinamonte will have to push his team on into this winter months and hopefully come up trumps in October. If the team can improve on what they have done this month then no doubt they will be pushing for play-off's or even automatic promotion if the club plays well enough. As always its been Myself and Clive and we look forward to writing for you again for Octobers Preview.

Written by Jamie Jones & Clive Sullivan

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