Transfer : Walsall – Portsmouth
Transfer : Walsall – Portsmouth
|Pompey have signed Milan Lalkovic from Walsall after the clubs concluded a compensation agreement.
The 23-year-old Slovakian winger – who has represented his country up to under-21 level – has penned a two-year deal with the Blues.
He was part of the Saddlers side that narrowly missed out on automatic promotion to the Championship last season.
Lalkovic came through the ranks at Chelsea and had several spells out on loan before joining Czech side Mlada Boleslav and then Barnsley.
He moved to the Bescot Stadium last summer and scored eight goals in 51 appearances during the 2015/16 campaign.
What a load of crap they were.
Hodgeson is obviously going but Rooney should never be anywhere near an England team again.
|PLOTIn a forest, a group of friends are participating in a LARP when their activities are brought to an end by abusive "paintballers". Their friend Joe Revitt, a slacker, aspiring rockstar, and a fan of metal music, is dumped by his girlfriend Beth. Joe's friends Eric and Hung bring him unwillingly to a fantasy LARP event to cheer him up. Game master Ronnie Kwok, who was once humiliated by Joe as a result of an embarrassing Dungeons & Dragons incident, demands that Eric cast an advanced regeneration spell to allow Joe into the game. Eric recites a random passage from a grimoire he ordered online to allow Joe into the game, and unknowingly summons a succubus which resembles Beth.
Hung teaches Joe the rules of LARP combat, and Joe begins bonding with a female LARPer named Gwen. She is accompanied by her brutish cousin Gunther, who believes that the LARP event is an actual fantasy world and that he is an actual warrior. After the LARP event begins, the succubus begins murdering LARPers, including Hung and their friend Lando, with Ronnie narrowly escaping. Joe, Eric, Gwen, and Gunther discover the aftermath of the killings, and Ronnie informs Eric that the spell he recited was a genuine Enochian spell that can summon demons. They are confronted by the succubus, and Eric recites a different spell to mortally wound the succubus, but instead causes it to transform into a large monster.
The LARP battle of "Nevermore" is accidentally started early, and the LARPers begin fighting. Amidst the combat, the LARPers are ambushed by the paintballers from much earlier, who proceed to shoot them, scaring some of them away, while others take a stand against them. To make matters worse, the succubus monster suddenly appears and slaughters many of the LARPers, including Ronnie, and the aforementioned paintballers, with Johnny, one of the assistant game masters being the only survivor, due to Gunther's timely arrival. Joe, Eric, and Gwen arrive to confront the beast, and they manage to pin it in place with the paintballers' truck. Joe, brandishing a mystical gem taken from the spine of the grimoire, sings a spell in a metal style, causing a spectral version of Hung to appear and defeat the monster. Six months later, Joe and Gwen are shown to have started a doom metal band, vowing to never LARP again, and that Joe has "gotten over" his breakup with Beth. In light of the monster's rampage, Gunther's belief that he is an actual warrior is reinforced. Ronnie was posthumously recognized as "game master extraordinaire", Eric is learning Enochian, having become a "27 level sorcerer", and Hung's fight against the monster is now immortalized as legendary.
|2013Personal Rating60Rotten Critics67Rotten Audience37IMDb Rating56Combined Rating56.0|
Transfer : Swindon Town – Portsmouth
|Blues bring in Swindon striker.
Pompey have signed striker Michael Smith from Swindon on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old spent three months on loan at Fratton Park last season and scored four times in 16 appearances.
He netted winning goals against Carlisle and AFC Wimbledon and was also on target in clashes with Bristol Rovers and Plymouth.
The Darlington youth product – who also spent time on loan at Barnsley last term – joined Swindon from Charlton in 2014.
He scored 26 goals in 72 games during his time with the Robins, helping them reach the League One play-off final in May 2015.
Smith becomes Paul Cook’s fifth summer signing, following the captures of Matt Clarke, Danny Rose, Carl Baker and Drew Talbot
|Another summer arrival at Fratton Park.
Pompey have swooped to sign Drew Talbot on a two-year deal from July 1.
The versatile 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Chesterfield, where he made 277 appearances.
He was part of the side – managed by current Blues boss Paul Cook – who secured the 2013/14 League Two title.
Although predominantly used as a full-back, Talbot has also previously performed in midfield and as a striker.
Talbot started his career at Sheffield Wednesday and helped them claim League One promotion in 2005 by scoring in the play-off final.
He then moved on to Luton before signing for Chesterfield in 2009, where he also won the Football League Trophy in 2012.
|Pompey have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Carl Baker on a two-year contract on July 1.
The 33-year-old joins fellow new additions Matt Clarke and Danny Rose as Paul Cook continues to shape his squad for the 2016/17 campaign.
Baker has spent the past two seasons at MK Dons, where he scored 15 goals in 72 appearances.
Baker netted 10 goals in the 2014/15 season when MK Dons won automatic promotion to the Championship and was named Player of the Year.
The going was tougher last term and Karl Robinson’s side were relegated back to the third tier, but the midfielder still chipped in with five strikes.
After beginning his career in the non-league game with Southport, Baker moved on to feature for Morecambe and Stockport.
He then spent four-and-a-half years with Coventry, scoring 28 goals in 182 games and being named captain.
The new version is now out and I like it, very configurable although it does still contain the odd bug but the writers are usually very good at sorting things out and as it’s free you can’t really complain.
It did unfortunately mess up my playlists and playcounts so everything has been reset and re-organised.
Transfer : Portsmouth – Ipswich Town
|Adam Webster will join Ipswich from Portsmouth in a permanent deal on July 1, with Matt Clarke moving in the opposite direction.
Webster scored five goals in 81 appearances after graduating from Pompey’s academy and represented England at under-19 level.
Transfer : Ipswich Town – Portsmouth
|Matt Clarke will join Pompey from Ipswich in a permanent deal on July 1, with Adam Webster moving in the opposite direction.
The 19-year-old centre-back has agreed a three-year deal with the Blues, who will also receive an undisclosed fee.
Clarke spent the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Fratton Park, scoring once in 33 appearances and is excited about returning.
|PLOTNewly married Mary Sage (Shirley Eaton) is distraught when her husband Charlie (Bob Monkhouse) receives his call-up papers during their wedding breakfast. He travels to Heathercrest National Service Depot, meeting fellow recruit Horace Strong (Kenneth Connor), a terminal hypochondriac who is devastated at having been passed as fit.
The new recruits are assigned to Sergeant Grimshaw (William Hartnell). Grimshaw is retiring from the army and takes on a £50 bet with Sergeant O'Brien (Terry Scott) that his last bunch of squaddies will be his first champion platoon.
With beady-eyed inspection from Captain Potts (Eric Barker) and disgruntled support from Corporal Copping (Bill Owen), Grimshaw decides to use some psychology and treat his charges kindly rather than simply shouting at them. But basic training does not start well and he struggles to take his platoon through it. They include failure Herbert Brown (Norman Rossington), upper-class cad Miles Heywood (Terence Longdon), rock 'n' roller Andy Galloway (Gerald Campion), delicate flower Peter Golightly (Charles Hawtrey) and supercilious university graduate James Bailey (Kenneth Williams). His attempts seem doomed.
Mary is determined to spend her wedding night with her husband and smuggles herself into the depot to get a job in the NAAFI, a situation Charlie is eventually able to legitimise. Strong spends most of his time complaining to the Medical Officer, Captain Clark (Hattie Jacques). It is only the adoration of doe-eyed NAAFI girl Norah (Dora Bryan), which he initially rejects, that makes him realise his potential and inspires him to become a real soldier.
On the eve of the final tests, Grimshaw is in despair, but he is overheard bemoaning his lot to Copping. The squad decide to win the best platoon prize at all costs. On the day, they indeed beat the other platoons at all tasks and Grimshaw is awarded the cup for best platoon.
|1958Personal Rating50Rotten CriticsNRRotten Audience50IMDb Rating63Combined Rating54.3|
|Midfielder pens Blues deal.
Pompey have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Danny Rose on a two-year contract.
The 28-year-old – who won the League Two title with Northampton last term – will officially become a Blues player on July 1.
Rose joined Northampton back in February and scored once in 15 appearances as the Cobblers cruised to the title.
The former Manchester United trainee previously appeared for Newport, Fleetwood and Oxford, playing more than 100 times for the latter in three separate spells.