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Pompey are still unbeaten in League One after a 2-0 win away at Burton. But now a rough few games begin with Plymouth on Saturday. Hugh, Andy and Freddie jump into a quick podcast to discuss the shenanigans of the weekend in Sheffield, Burton away and preview the big game vs Plymouth. This episode also includes: - Freddie's moves - Burton review - Guess the xG - Plymouth preview
Hugh, Andy and Freddie are trying not to get over-excited about Pompey's impressive start to the season... This episode also includes: - Peterborough review - Guess the xG - Listener question: Is it time to re-assess what would be a successful season? - Barnsley preview with Tykes Blog - Hugh's revelation that lightning is in fact dangerous. - Score predictions
Top of the league playing 4-4-2! Hugh, Andy and Freddie look ahead to the final day before the transfer window slams shut. This episode also includes: - Port Vale review - Crawley review - Andy's love of punting - Guess the xG - Transfer deadline. What do Pompey need to do? - Peterborough preview - Score predictions
You've got to hand it to Pompey. What a start to the season unbeaten in five games in all competitions. Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss Pompey's great start to the season. This week they are joined by Max Alderson from the GasCast (@GasCastPodcast) to preview John Marquis and Joey Barton coming to Fratton. Beautiful! (1:01:35) This episode also includes: - Does Freddie look more like Marlon Pack or Owen Dale? - Cheltenham review - Cambridge review - Guess the xG - Listener question: How many points should Pompey be on after 10-games to keep up a top 6 position? - Bristol Rovers Preview with Max from GasCast. (1:01:35) - Score predictions
Pompey signed highly rated Spurs striker Dane Scarlett as we recorded our season preview. Hugh, Freddie and Joth discuss Pompey's new signing and luckily we prepared in case the news broke when we recorded! The lads make their predictions for where Pompey will finish this season so you lot can tell us how wrong we were! We finish the pod with our first preview of the season vs Sheffield Wednesday. This episode includes: - Michael Morrison signing - Alex Bass to Sunderland. - Dan Scarlett signing - Players to go out on loan? - Who else does Pompey need to sign? - Season predictions and your questions - Sheffield Wednesday preview.
Oh boy it's a spicy episode with a lot of transfer business at PO4. This is really two episodes in one! The original episode recoded Thursday and then a further episode recorded Saturday morning to react to the Marcus Harness to Ipswich and Joe Pigott to Pompey transfers. We also break down the Josh Griffiths signing and much more. Freddie hosts this weeks show with Hugh unwell with covid and dental stuff. Special guests Proudie and Sam Stone make up this weeks cast so you get the content you deserve. Buckle up and enjoy.
Pompey made Zac Swanson their second signing of the summer but still no strikers in sight… The lads are back from the summer break to start the weekly show back at. Freddie and Hugh discuss the blues new signings and discuss your views on if you're happy with the transfer window so far. Should we be worried?
Which midfielders and strikers should Pompey sign this summer? EFL guru and friend of the show Gab Sutton joins Hugh and Freddie to share our picks of midfielders and strikers to join Pompey. The lads go “round the table” sharing our options and discussing each other's selections. There is a lot of different selections here so let us know who you want Danny Cowley to sign! If for some reason you don't already follow Gab on Twitter - @GabSutton.
It's the summer which means transfer speculation fun and games. This episode includes: - Contract renewals - Does Jacobs deserve more than appearance-based-pay? - Director of Football chat - Alex Bass as #1? - Freddie Webb's personal email address - Trivia Quiz Question of the Week
Eric Eisner and Andy Redman are guests on this week's episode as Freddie and Hugh visited the club on Sunday. It was great to meet the ownership team. We tried to discuss as many topics as we could that we thought you would be most interested in knowing. The episode includes and much more: - Introductions. - Appointing a Sporting Director - Missing out on key transfer targets in the summer and January. - Has the academy been an afterthought? - Is Pompey going to get a U23 squad? - Pompey always fielding a “competitive team”. What is your definition of competitive? - Leaving contracts too late and the concerns of losing players for nothing. Expiring player contracts like Harness and Raggett. - Transfer policy switch to young players. How are you going to achieve that? - Expectations for next season for a promotion contender. - Predictions for where Pompey will finish next season.
As Pompey's season winds down to a close, the lads take a look at the summer and what to expect. Hugh and Freddie are also joined by Matt from GillsInTheBlood to preview Saturday's game vs Gillingham. We discuss the relegation battle and Pompey's part to play in Gillingham's fight for survival. The lads also review the last two games and discuss Pompey's upcoming transfer window. Episode includes: - Lincoln review - Morecambe review - Derek Adams right for once? - Eric Eisner fan engagement on social media - Listener question - Are you looking forward to the summer transfer window and what to expect. - Gills preview with Matt from GillsInTheBlood (55:15) #Gills
Hugh, Andy and Freddie use George Hirst's outstanding performance vs Rotherham as a platform for a wider debate, should any of the current strikers be brought back next season? Episode includes: - Where Freddie goes to chill when Pompey plays as bad as vs Cheltenham - New contract for Jewitt White. - Rotherham review. That's more like it! - Guess the xG - Listener question - Should Pompey bring back any of the current strikers? - Andy's hoodie P2 - Lincoln City Preview - Rebecca Eleanor becomes the new HerGameToo ambassador
The battle for 9th place is still in full flow but what's happening with Pompey's recruitment strategy for next year? Hugh, Andy and Freddie dive into Pompey's new recruitment policy of targeting young players and answer your questions on if you think it will work. Episode includes - Bolton Review - Academy contracts - Listener question - Will #Pompey's transfer policy change to recruiting younger players work? - Cheltenham preview with friend of the show Mark. - Andy's hoodie
The international break has been in full flow and Pompey's games have been moved around, giving the lads some time to reflect. Andy and Freddie answer your questions on everything from the success of the team, signing or declining players, favourite away days to food at football grounds. Pompey also has a game coming up, so the lads preview the upcoming both teams have nothing to play for the match vs Bolton.
Pompey's loss to Plymouth means the blues will likely have to win nearly every game left to make the play-offs. Hugh and Freddie dive into the disappointing display versus Plymouth and what is next for Danny Cowley's blues. We read your views on whether Pompey's season is still alive and answer your questions. Friend of the show Alex Broom joins the show to preview the game vs Wycombe.
Three wins in a row for Pompey but what's next for Danny Cowley's blues? Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss Pompey's winning steak and analyse if the play-off hunt is back on. This episode includes: - Shrewsbury review - Guess the xG - Pompey don't rate having a U23 team - Andy, eternal optimist or cynical bastard? - Listener question - Should Joe Morrell come back into the starting lineup or should Danny stick with a winning formula? - Fleetwood preview
The first win of 2022 finally comes for Pompey ahead of a run of winnable fixtures. Hugh and Freddie discuss if this is the start of a potential run for Pompey. The lads review the games vs Oxford and Burton, discuss your questions, Freddie's new love of Jäger and preview the game vs Doncaster with guest Adam from the Into the Empty Net.
The transfer window slams shut as Pompey are in woeful form in 2022. Hugh, Andy and Freddie analyse the transfer window incoming and outgoing and discuss the clubs' direction. This episode includes: - Charlton review - Transfer window analysis player by player - Listener question: Danny Cowley expects #Pompey to have the smallest squad in League One. - Are you happy with the direction ownership are taking the club in? - Atmosphere struggles at Fratton - Oxford preview.
The squad revolution has begun as Pompey cleared space and brought in some new faces. Hugh and Freddie review this weeks action and then dive into the transfer business at the club: The lads get the lowdown on new Pompey striker Tyler Walker with Glenn from SkyBluesFanTV. Episode includes: - MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon reviews - Listener question: Who should Pompey sign and what positions need strengthening? - Is Denver Hume a good option? - John Marquis gone - Initial reaction to Tyler Walker and Hayden Carter signings - Glenn from SkyBluesFanTV lowdown on Walker. - Sunderland preview and score predictions
The lads are back from holiday as the focus turns to the league. Hugh is joined by Andy and Freddie who returns from Christmas in Dungeness. Episode includes: - Cambridge x 2 and Exeter - Transfers - MK Dons preview with Liam from MK1 Podcast - AFC Wimbledon preview with Stu from 9yrspodcast - Score predictions
It's Christmas so you know what that means? It's time for our mid-season Christmas Player Power Ratings. Hugh is joined by Andy and Freddie to rate the whole squad performance so far and predict if they will progress or regress in the second half of the season. The lads also touch on transfer speculation, matches being cancelled and much more.
Unfortunately for the blues, Freddie didn't have his pregame shot and Pompey's impressive performance ended goalless. Andy returns to the podcast to unite the team again. Rob returns after 60 odd episodes to break down the last weeks' games. Dave Salmon commentator for Morecambe, iFollow and 103.5 FM Beyond Radio is this weeks guest to preview this Saturday's game. Lastly, we make our predictions.
Have you ever heard a manager complain more than Steve Evans? It may have been freezing cold in Gillingham but Pompey extended their winning run to six games. Hugh and Freddie analyse the win and what it was like to be in the stands when Jacobs created the winner. Andy makes an appearance on the pod chatting to Proudie and Hugh live from the Priestfield Stadium. We speak to Brodie from Harrogate AFC to preview the game on Saturday. James from the Wednesday Till I Die podcast joins the show to preview Tuesday's game vs Sheffield Wednesday. Lastly, we make our predictions.
Hugh and Freddie are joined by Frankie to analyse the blues wins against Wimbledon and Lincoln. Sam Stone talks to Pompey fans at the Lincoln game to share their views. The big question this week is who is going to replace the suspended Sean Raggett and we answer your messages. Lastly, the lads preview the game against Gillingham and give their predictions.
Unbeaten in six coupled with an impressive display vs Wycombe. Is this a turning point for Pompey? Hugh, Sam and Frankie analyse the teams improved performances and the selection dilemma facing Danny Cowley. - Wycombe review - Should Danny Cowley keep the same team that beat Wigan? - Is this a turning point for Pompey? - George Hirst's improved performances - What to do about Morrell and Banzunu vs Wimbledon - Wimbledon preview
Pompey got 4 points out of 6 but are you happy with recent performances? Hugh, Andy and Freddie jump into the win against Bolton, disappointing draw versus Cheltenham and of course answer a lot of your questions in a bumper episode! Oh and the lads preview the game against Harrow with bucketfuls of knowledge on the non-league team. Freddie tests Hugh and Andy in another round of guess the xG and all the usual chat in between.
Pompey stopped the skid with a much-improved display vs Accrington. But how can they turn improved performances into wins? Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss Danny Cowley's shift to a back four and the press making a return to the team. Pompey are still very thin in defence and so how do the blues cover a potential suspension to Raggett/Brown or worse an injury, We assess how Williams and Morrell played together in the double pivot and one of the topics of the season, converting those all-important chances into goals. Guess the xG makes a return by popular request much to Andy's delight. We read your messages and of course preview Saturday's game vs Bolton.
What a week it's been to be a Pompey fan… It's simply not good enough so what is wrong at Pompey? Hugh, Andy and Sam jump into the rudderless defeats to Rotherham and Ipswich, talk through loads of your messages and preview the Accrington game. Proudie also fired in his thoughts for the ProudieCast for a special feature. Hope this provides some needed therapy for us and you guys too!
What a win vs Sunderland but who can come in a replace the suspended Ronan Curtis? Hugh, Freddie and Hampshire Live's Jonty Coleman discuss the highs of the Sunderland win, the lows of the Sutton loss and how Pompey should deal with replacing Ronan Curtis vs Rotherham. Our guest this week is Matt from the New York Talk Rotherham podcast to give you the lowdown on everything about the game on Saturday. Hugh also got locked out of his house and Freddie panicked about hosting the show…. Screenshots may be shared. Lucky Hugh was able to break back in.
Another game without a win and it's not working at the moment for Pompey. Hugh, Andy, Freddie and Sam discuss why this, formation, personal and a load of other factors. Is the club telling the truth about the academy? Freddie starts a new game called guess the xG much to Andy's delight. Friend of the show Graham from WhatTheFalk podcast gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about the game on Saturday.
After a brave system change, Pompey look like a team that can score Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss the dreadful performance against Cambridge and then how Danny Cowley revolutionised the formation against Plymouth. Lewis from Charlton Live gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about the game on Saturday.
After far to long we are heading back to Fratton Park. Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss the teams goalless streak and how Danny Cowley should change it up. Tom from the Under the Abby Stand Podcast joins the show to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about the game on Saturday.
Hugh returns to the podcast as Ellis Harrison scores a hat-trick. Hugh, Andy and Freddie analyse how the fringe players performed in the game against Wimbledon. Liam from the MK1 Podcast returns to the show to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about the game on Saturday.
The transfer window has slammed shut with Pompey squad fixed until January. Andy and Freddie link up with Proudie who returns to the pod to analyse Danny Cowley's first transfer window as Pompey Head Coach. Freelance journalist formerly of Arsenal.com Max Jones joins to show to give you the lowdown on Miguel Azeez.
Pompey are still undefeated and yet to concede a goal under Danny Cowley in the league this season. Andy and Freddie are joined by the Football Hour and Express FM's Ryan Stillwell to analyse Pompey's impressive start to the season. The lads are also joined by Adam from the Wigan Progress with Unity podcast to preview Saturday's game. Hugh is still in the treatment room, hopefully returning soon.
Three wins from three as the blues make a strong start to the season. Andy takes the reigns as host with Freddie as Hugh has lost his voice to being ill. As always the lads review the wins against Crewe and Shrewsbury Should the squad be rotated? We answer your views and questions. Donny vlogger Daniel Pearson joins the show to preview Saturday's game.
After two away days the fans return to a packed Fratton Park. Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss Pompey progress so far and the signings of Morrell and Thompson. We wrap up the episode with Steve from the Railwaymen podcast to preview Saturday's game vs Crewe (52.45). This episode includes: - Review the win vs Fleetwood - Review the loss to Millwall (11.58) - Listener question - How many points minimum should Pompey get from the next two games? - Joe Morrell and Louis Thompson signings - Shrewsbury preview (21.46) - Steve from Railwaymen podcast opposition view Crewe preview (52.45) - Predictions for the game vs Crewe (1.04.48)
We are back from our summer holiday to bring you the 21/22 season preview. Hugh, Andy and Freddie come straight at you with our season preview, predictions and Andy telling us why Bristol is the Cancun of England. This episode includes: - Summer squad overview - Player by player analysis on all Danny Cowley's summer signing - Our season predictions - Fleetwood preview
Which midfielders and strikers should Pompey sign this summer? Chris Stringer from D3D4 football podcast joins Hugh and Freddie to share our picks of midfielders and strikers to join Pompey. The lads go “round the table” sharing our options and discussing each other's selections. We also discuss your selections tweeted in! If for some reason you don't already follow Chris on Twitter - @stringer_oafc and @d3d4football for a great podcast on all things League One and Two.
Who should Pompey sign this summer? Hugh and Freddie are joined by friend of the show and EFL guru Gabriel Sutton to kick off our Summer Transfer Specials with Defenders and Goalkeepers. We have approached this looking mainly at free agents and potential loans with a few players that require a fee. The lads go “round the table” sharing our options and discussing each other’s selections. We also discuss your selections tweeted in and finish with our top three picks.
Game over... Pompey have finished 8th and will be playing another season in League One. Hugh, Andy and Freddie discuss the abysmal performance from the players and look towards next season. The episode includes: - Accrington review - The Astoria bust up - Where did #Pompey’s promotion push go wrong? - What would you do if you were the Cowleys? - Start our transfer discussion - Please help support the podcast ⬇️
It’s simple, win and Pompey are in the play-offs. Hugh, Freddie and Jon get stuck into what is going to be a nail-biting end to the season. This episode includes: - Wimbledon review - Play-offs watch - Preview for Oxford and Charlton - Quick look at the other play-off teams and our thoughts if we get in. - RIP Macca - Stanley preview and score predictions - Please help support the podcast ⬇️
What a rollercoaster of emotions it is supporting Pompey... Hugh, Andy and Sam record right after the game vs Stanley so emotions were high! This episode includes: - Stanley review - Gas review - Play-off watch new feature - Your questions answered - Players to sign to strengthen the squad. - Preview AFCW - Please help support the podcast ⬇️
Pompey’s play-off hopes are fading and is it now time to plan for next season? Hugh and Andy tackle what’s causing the change in form and preview the game vs Bristol Rovers with Tom from the GasCast. Episode includes with times: - MK Dons (2:32) and Swindon (19:03) reviews. - What is going on at the academy? (34:33) - This weeks question: play-offs or planing for next season (43:18) - Some more of your questions. - Bristol Rovers preview (01:17:11) - Our score predictions (01:45:25) - Please help support the podcast ⬇️