Hampshire http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26802/all en REFILE-Soccer-Southampton sign Norway defender Forren http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-southampton-sign-norway-defender-forren <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects spelling of Adkins' first name)</p> <p>Jan 18 (Reuters) - Norwegian international defender Vegard Forren has joined Premier League strugglers Southampton on a 3-1/2-year deal.</p> <p>Just hours after the club sacked manager Nigel Adkins on Friday, they were heralding the arrival of the 24-year-old centre back for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian top division side Molde.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-southampton-sign-norway-defender-forren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> English footballers Football in England Hampshire Local government in England Technology Vegard Forren Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:15:32 +0000 5736397 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Fresh bidder emerges for stricken Portsmouth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-fresh-bidder-emerges-stricken-portsmouth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A renowned soccer deal-maker is leading a new bid to rescue third tier Portsmouth who have been in administration for a year and are again facing another relegation.</p> <p>Fans from the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) had been hoping to take over the former Premier League club but their plan has been delayed by legal complications over ownership of the Fratton Park stadium. They now face a rival bid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-fresh-bidder-emerges-stricken-portsmouth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:30:34 +0000 5748748 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Portsmouth face league exit threat over new bidder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-soccer-portsmouth-face-league-exit-threat-over-new-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Third tier Portsmouth will lose league status if they do not exit administration by the end of the season and if a takeover by the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST) does not succeed, the Football League said on Thursday.</p> <p>A renowned soccer deal-maker is leading a new bid to rescue the English club who have been in administration for a year and are again facing another relegation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-soccer-portsmouth-face-league-exit-threat-over-new-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Entertainment Hampshire Portsmouth Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:42 +0000 5749293 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Troubled Pompey face threat of explusion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-troubled-pompey-face-threat-explusion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Portsmouth have been told they face the threat of explusion from the Football League if the Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) fail in their bid to buy the League One club.</p> <p>Portsmouth's administrators, PKF, on Thursday revealed they had received a new offer from former Football League chairman Keith Harris which would rival the PST's bid.</p> <p>But the Football League reacted to that news by releasing a statement making it clear they would not consider any new bids for the 2008 FA Cup winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-troubled-pompey-face-threat-explusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Hampshire Local government in England Pompey Supporters Trust AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:55 +0000 5749295 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Troubled Pompey face threat of expulsion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-troubled-pompey-face-threat-expulsion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Portsmouth have been told they face the threat of expulsion from the Football League if the Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) fail in their bid to buy the League One club.</p> <p>Portsmouth's administrators, PKF, on Thursday revealed they had received a new offer from former Football League chairman Keith Harris which would rival the PST's bid.</p> <p>But the Football League reacted to that news by releasing a statement making it clear they would not consider any new bids for the 2008 FA Cup winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/football-troubled-pompey-face-threat-expulsion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Hampshire Local government in England Pompey Supporters Trust AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:45:57 +0000 5749315 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pompey future set to be clarified in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cash-strapped Portsmouth's future as an English Football League club could become clearer by April 19, a judge said Thursday.</p> <p>The third-tier side, who only a few seasons ago were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup in 2008 before losing the 2010 final, have been threatened with expulsion from the Football League after a series of financial collapses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:31:13 +0000 5762178 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pompey future set to be clarified in April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cash-strapped Portsmouth's future as an English Football League club could become clearer by April 19, a judge said Thursday.</p> <p>The third-tier side, who only a few seasons ago were in the Premier League and won the FA Cup in 2008 before losing the 2010 final, have been threatened with expulsion from the Football League after a series of financial collapses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-pompey-future-set-be-clarified-april-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:31:38 +0000 5762256 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Suffering goes on for Portsmouth fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-suffering-goes-portsmouth-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Portsmouth fans suffered a further delay to their efforts to rescue the stricken English club on Thursday when a court set a deadline of April for a ruling needed for the deal to proceed.</p> <p>Portsmouth have been in administration for a year and are facing relegation to the fourth tier of the English game. They will lose league status completely if they do not exit administration by the end of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-suffering-goes-portsmouth-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Counties of England Hampshire Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:16:10 +0000 5762298 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Southampton chairman attacks Premier League cost curbs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/soccer-southampton-chairman-attacks-premier-league-cost-curbs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - English Premier League soccer clubs should be able to pay their players as much as they like, Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese said on Friday, attacking new cost control measures.</p> <p>Top flight English clubs last month approved the introduction of limits on losses and curbs on increases in player wages to try to ensure that the latest television cash windfall leads to greater financial stability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/soccer-southampton-chairman-attacks-premier-league-cost-curbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hampshire Human Interest Local government in England South East England Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:30:55 +0000 5777131 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FA charges Southampton with failing to control players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/soccer-fa-charges-southampton-failing-control-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 12 (Reuters) - Southampton have been charged with failing to control their players after a penalty decision against them during their 0-0 Premier League draw at Norwich City, the FA said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Southampton players mobbed referee Mark Clattenburg when he pointed to the spot in the third minute of stoppage time on Saturday after deciding Luke Shaw had fouled Grant Holt, who then had his penalty superbly saved by keeper Artur Boruc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/soccer-fa-charges-southampton-failing-control-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hampshire Local government in England South East England Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:00:26 +0000 5781269 at http://www.globalpost.com Southampton fined 20,000 pounds for referee confrontation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/southampton-fined-20000-pounds-referee-confrontation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton have been fined 20,000 pounds after admitting a charge of failing to control their players when a penalty decision went against them, the FA said on Friday.</p> <p>Southampton players mobbed referee Mark Clattenburg when he pointed to the spot in the third minute of stoppage time of their 0-0 draw at Norwich City last weekend.</p> <p>The referee decided Southampton's Luke Shaw had fouled Grant Holt, who then had his penalty superbly saved by keeper Artur Boruc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/southampton-fined-20000-pounds-referee-confrontation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hampshire Local government in England South East England Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:15:34 +0000 5784692 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Boruc says threw water bottle after crowd taunts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/football-boruc-says-threw-water-bottle-after-crowd-taunts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc said that "racist" taunts from Tottenham fans led him to throw a water bottle their way in October. </p> <p>"I beat myself up over it, because I gave (Southampton manager Nigel) Adkins a real reason to bench me," the 33-year-old Poland international said in an interview with Polish daily Rzeczpospolita.</p> <p>"But I won't say I regret it, because I heard words addressed to me from the stands that were unpleasant, racist," the former Celtic number one added in the interview published Thursday, without specifying exactly what the fans said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/football-boruc-says-threw-water-bottle-after-crowd-taunts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Artur Boruc Hampshire Local government in England South East England AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:32:05 +0000 5791136 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Portsmouth fans get green light to buy club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/football-portsmouth-fans-get-green-light-buy-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans of troubled English third-tier side Portsmouth were celebrating on Wednesday after moving a step closer to taking control of the club.</p> <p>Financial difficulties saw the 2008 FA Cup winners placed into administration in February last year and they are currently fighting to avoid relegation to the fourth division after plummeting down the English league system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/football-portsmouth-fans-get-green-light-buy-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:00:56 +0000 5809136 at http://www.globalpost.com Portsmouth relegated to fourth tier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/portsmouth-relegated-fourth-tier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Portsmouth, the 2008 FA Cup winners who were in the Premier League in 2010, were relegated to League Two, the fourth and lowest division in the English Football League, on Tuesday.</p> <p>Portsmouth, who have been in administration for over a year, were relegated after Oldham Athletic beat Yeovil Town 1-0 in their League One game and condemned Pompey and Hartlepool to the drop.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/portsmouth-relegated-fourth-tier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hampshire Local government in England South East England Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:45:38 +0000 5817875 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Portsmouth out of administration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/football-portsmouth-out-administration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former FA Cup winners Portsmouth finally came out of administration on Friday after being officially taken over by a supporters group.</p> <p>The Pompey Supporters Trust's purchase of the League One club was confirmed in a statement from administrators BDO that formally ends the Fratton Park side's 14-month spell in administration. </p> <p>Portsmouth, who beat Cardiff in the 2008 FA Cup final, were on Tuesday relegated to League Two, English football's fourth and lowest professional tier.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/football-portsmouth-out-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counties of England Hampshire Portsmouth AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:31:12 +0000 5820651 at http://www.globalpost.com