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A Message From Uncle Peter

Love him or hate him Pompey's executive chairman Uncle Peter Storrie has sent us, the Fratton faithful a message.

The message is loud & clear and although addressed to us is also aimed at the media who seem to have it in for all things Pompey at the moment.

Having quashed the '£10m contract clause for Diarra' issue (as reported by Eastneydave yesterday) Uncle Peter went on to ask us fans to ignore the recent string of stories he claimed had been targeted at Pompey for no other reason that disruption.

"I have to say to the supporters, please don't listen to the rubbish and the nonsense.
There are stories every day knocking Pompey and I think the vast majority of fans are as bored of it as we are to be honest."


Well I know I am, and judging by some of the posts we've seen on Vital Pompey recently I'd suggest that he's spot on - Never let it be said Peter Storrie is out of touch with the fans - In my opinion this proves he is completely 'in-touch' and knows that we too are stick to the teeth with story after story of new owners, new managers and players being sold etc..

And there's more…
Referring to all the other 'nonsense' about takeover bids and player exits we've had to put up with since Harry left, Peter saved his best to last and added:

"We're bored of all this discussion of finance, we're bored of all this discussion about whether Sacha owns the club or doesn't.
It really has got to a point where there is no point us talking about it any more - and I hope our fans understand why.
Why should we keep answering these every single day? Every day there is some other rubbish about bids put in and this player going. It's complete and utter nonsense. We are fine, we are very, very happy with our club at the moment"


And finally…Look Out West Ham!
The final part of The News report was also quite welcome as he summarised his thoughts:

"If things are going to change, then we will tell everybody.
At this moment in time, it's work as normal. It's only because we are successful that this is going on.
We've got a good set-up here, we've got good players and there's jealousy coming in. It looks like these people have just started on West Ham. So we'll probably come off as flavour of the month, they're going to be the next."


I think Peter Storrie needs a pat on the back for his latest comments and although as you read it, it sounds like a bit of an outburst I think he has set his stall out, quashed the rumours and where relevant, asked for the support of us fans in ignoring the nonsense and get on with supporting our club, as it is today!

Thoughts and comments as always please

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Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 19 2008

Time: 10:56AM

Your Comments

someone buy that man a pint well said 'uncle pete'
pompeym@
PS has a difficult role trying to keep the fans happy with info, especially when he is being directed by the owner. However when he talks to cut down the gutter press, it is very refreshing. He probably does a much better job than we credit him with. Carry on Peter.
storagematt

There's only one real Storrie! There's only one real Storrie! One real Storrie!

Well said Mr Storrie. Somewhat of an anger outburst it seems, but about time someone shut up the tripe that these papers keep on dishing out.
sneakay

There's only one real Storrie! There's only one real Storrie! One real Storrie!

sneakay
I'm sick to death of reading that all our best players are off to spurs etc, so it's good to hear positive things from the club, but I still take everything with a pinch of salt, bearing in mind the "3 quality and 2 other more signings...we wont have to sell to buy" thing last summer. Though maybe thats because i'm bitter we lost sulley and pedro and didnt replace them.
SUAC51
We shall see in January. But meanwhile news of an imminent sale/influx of investment grows around the city with 'viewings' taking part every day.
eastneydave
There are often rumours, and usually nothing comes of it except to stir up trouble. Very occasionally, the rumours come true, and sometimes things happen with no rumour at all! We should not get dragged into it, take them all with a pinch of salt and just see what happens. These are good comments from Storrie, and I can see where he's coming from - but he was also laughing off rumours about Harry going to other clubs just a short while ago - I'm afraid I don't really trust him.
tracyc
Looks like Harry will be after Coles ow he's sacked Spuds' goalkeeping coach... or should I shut up
hammersmithblue
He had to say something. The rumours about Lassana Diarra "a done deal at £10M" to Man City in January are everywhere. I bet you guys are mighty fed up with that continuing rumour.
Sindbad
Doesn't really bother me Sindbad - he goes or he doesn't. I would like him to stay - who wouldn't - but I think the sooner January comes and we know who is with us and who isn't, I think we will all be happier. I would like to say a lot more on the matter but, I also don't trust Peter Storrie, so nothing I can say would be based on any real belief.
Gandor
Sinbad .. They are just that 'rumours' We all know Diarra is going to leave one day but to where and for how much we have no idea.. but I'm not convinced 'he'll' consider Manchester City or Spurs a big club... Don't forget he came from Chelsea and Arsenal.. He's not thinking City .. He's thinking Milan, Juve, Madrid, United .. I'm sure..
Chix
Anyway... Back to Storrie.. If you have to trust somebody it might as well be him. He has no motive to ***** of the fans .. It doesn't mean he won't but at least he has to face us.. The papers that spout the nonsense he refers to are faceless.. I'd buy you a beer Pete .. (you'd have to buy me two back mind !)
Chix
 

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