While the premiership is taking a break this weekend, this blog does not! Our team of the week is Portsmouth, the team from the Southeast coast of England, who goes by the name of ‘Pompey’. Portsmouth plays their home matches at Fratton Park where the players wear their blue shirts, white shorts and red socks.
Pompey’s keeper, David James is an important member of the team. He played all of England’s matches in the UEFA European Championship in 2004. James came to Portsmouth in 2006.
The Nordics are also represented here in Portsmouth FC. Hermann Hreidarsson from Island joined the team two years ago, and Finnish Antti Niemi came in this summer. He is a backup for keeper David James.
The southerners had a dreadful start of the premiership this season with a new record for most consecutive losses. They are currently placed at the bottom of the table. Will they manage to fight their way away from the relegation zone? And will the new players Steve Finnan and Aaron Mokoena make a difference?
Portsmouth is playing Stoke next Sunday, who are you cheering for?
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- Hanne -
Just a 1 1/2 h. trainride from London Waterloo station you will reach the city of Portsmouth. My favourite shopping will be at the Gunwharf Quays shopping outlet by the harbour. Here you’ll find brands like Barbor and Burberry, Gap, Ghost, Marks & Spencer, Levi’s and several British retailers like Karen Miller and Fred Perry. The outlet has more than 90 stores that offers up to 70% discount in all ranges from clothing and shoes to kitchenware .
Spend a day of shopping and mix it with a visit to the Historic Dockyard close by. Here you’ll find several tallships including the HMS Victory, the ship where Lord Nelson died during the battle of Trafalgar. The harbour also offer nice seafront restaurants with the spanish tapas bar La Tasca and the Ha Ha Bar & Grill as my favourite. If you spend more than a day in Portsmouth, take a boattrip to the beautiful island Isle of White,- a haven for recreation like walking, bicycling and swimming. Enjoy!!