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Simeon Jackson scores for Norwich City against Derby County

2010/11 Late Goals

Playing around on YouTube always turns up some favourite videos you haven’t seen in a while. For me this morning, it was this little beauty…

Crouch on his way to Portsmouth from Liverpool: Good on him I say!

by Thomas Rooney When Norwich signed Peter Crouch on loan back in September 2003, he was a forgotten man and rotting in the Aston Villa reserves. Fast forward five years and he is a regular for England and Portsmouth are about to pay £11m for his services. It’s been quite a turnaround for the striker […]

Week in Review: 12th-18th May 2008. Featuring Man Utd, Leeds United, Bristol City, Dean Ashton, Robert Green, QPR, Cardiff City, Portsmouth and more…

Last week was a very busy one on City ‘Til I Die. Here’s a brief summary of what I got up to, in case you missed anything… Monday 12th May 2008. We kicked off the week with a Quotes of the Week Darren Huckerby special, before moving on to my excellent day out at Wembley […]

FA Cup Final Poll Results: Portsmouth of Cardiff City?

The results are is: Who will win the FA Cup? Portsmouth – 82% Cardiff – 18% I knew Pompey were favourites but I didn’t think the poll would be quite so one-sided – but I’m sure that’ll suit the Bluebirds just fine. Less than half an hour to go now…

The Road to Wembley 2008: Portsmouth

One of my favourite parts of Cup Final Day used to be the segments on the “Road to Wembley”. Here’s Portsmouth’s… Third Round – Ipswich Town (A). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS6I8NbbmiY] Fourth Round – Plymouth Argyle (H). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hbI_ksziWg] Fifth Round – Preston North End (A). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVaGq4fLEOg] Quarter Final – Manchester United (A). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHBVBhvsUJw] Semi Final – West Bromwich […]

FA Cup Final Preview: Portsmouth v Cardiff City

It’s the biggest day on the English football calendar – FA Cup Final day. When I was growing up the FA Cup Final really was a full day of brilliant build-up leading to the game. That’s all kind of been diluted these days with the advent of satellite television and round-the-clock televised matches, but if […]

FA Cup Final Poll: Portsmouth or Cardiff City?

The FA Cup Final is this Saturday, but who do you think will win? Make your vote count in the poll. Poll: Who will win the FA Cup? Voting will close on Saturday morning.

You’re not the only one ‘Arry…

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is said to be puzzled by the Welsh FA’s decision to overturn the red card Darren Purse received for putting a nice hole in Andy Cole’s leg, thus making him now available for the FA Cup Final: I do not want to see the boy missing the FA Cup final but […]

It’s our Cup Final, it’s our anthem. Simple.

The Welsh Sports Minister (I know, I didn’t know they had one either) Rhodri Glyn Thomas has called for “common sense to prevail” and for the Welsh National Anthem to be played before the FA Cup Final. He said: I hope the FA is going to be sensible about things because there will be great […]

FA Cup Semi-Final Predictions

My record on predictions hasn’t been too hot lately, but I can’t let an occasion like the FA Cup Semi-Finals go by without having a go can I? West Brom vs. Portsmouth (Live on BBC1 from midday today): When the draw was made I was kind of hoping that this would be the final, but […]

Second biggest rivalry in football? You’d better believe it

According to the Football Rivalries Report 2008 the Norwich City/Ipswich Town rivalry is the second biggest and second most bitter in English league football. 99% of Canary fans and Tractor Boys name each other as their biggest rivals, which makes the Old Farm derby the most reciprocated rivalry in the game. The top 10 rivalries […]

Ipswich linked with Nugent

Portsmouth striker David Nugent has been linked with a move to Portman Road. This is going to really hurt, but I think he could very well be the person who keeps them in the play-off picture. I feel dirty.

FA Cup Quarter Final draw

The draw for this season’s FA Cup Quarter Finals take place shortly. I hope, nay pray that Manchester United and Chelsea get drawn together. In fact, my ideal draw would probably be: Man Utd V Chelsea Middlesbrough or Sheffield United V West Brom Bristol Rovers V Portsmouth Barnsley V Cardiff Not ideal for Barnsley fans […]

FA Cup Fifth Round Predictions

It’s FA Cup time again. The round matches take place this weekend, so as per the norm let’s make a few predictions… Bristol Rovers vs. Southampton (Live on BBC1 from 12:10 on Saturday): The game most likely to provide an upset (hence it being televised), I don’t think we will see any surprises. My prediction: […]

FA Cup Fourth Round Predictions (Part 2)

Ok let’s see how I got on this time round with my predictions… Arsenal V Newcastle. My prediction: Arsenal win. Final score: Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0. Off to a good start. 1-0 to me. Barnet V Bristol Rovers. My prediction: Draw. Final score: Barnet 0 Bristol Rovers 1. Always a hard one to call so […]