FA Cup

Sloma’s in the dark

By Danny Caro, November 20, 2008

Grays midfielder Sam Sloma had his goal celebrations cut short in a first round replay when a floodlight failure forced the match to be abandoned.

Sloma, 26, opened the scoring against Carlisle United after 20 minutes but then the lights at the New Rec ground failed. "It was a very strange feeling," he said. "The FA history books will probably chalk the goal off but I'm still going to count it."


Nwankwo Kanu is confirmed a hero in Israel and Africa — as well as Portsmouth

By Candice Krieger, May 23, 2008

Nigerian football star Nwankwo Kanu has had quite a week. Just two days after scoring Portsmouth’s winning goal in last Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Cardiff, Kanu was back on the pitch raising funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, a charity that helps send African children to Israel for life-saving heart operations.


Gaydamak is up for cup

May 16, 2008

Ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup final, Portsmouth owner Sacha Gaydamak believes that the club should be challenging for silverware on a regular basis.

The 32-year-old took charge of Pompey in 2006 and expects the South Coast club to push the big four closer next season. “The pressure will rise,” he said. “We’ll have to work on player recruitment and the infrastructure. If we qualify for Europe, the manager will naturally need a bigger squad and it’s my job to make funds available to him.”