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Pompey issue statement denying latest 'claims'

Pompey issue statement denying latest 'claims'

After the time and effort I took to write something on the latest 'claims' - it does prove that I, and the other writers here, take a lot of time, effort and put thought into most written for this site (to see the 'Nothing new but dirt - unproven at that' article click here) as it must have taken the best part of an hour to do so - Pompey then go and release an official statement.

Is it not time that these repeated claims are dealt with by actions? By actions I mean legal actions against those making them!

A statement was inevitable and I am glad it did come. This is what they said on the Pompey Site...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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PORTSMOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB STATEMENT

Following misleading articles in today's press, Portsmouth FC would like to confirm that neither Dr Thaksin Shinawatra or his advisor Pairoj Piempongsat are involved in funding Dr Sulaiman al Fahim's bid to buy the club.

A representative for Dr Sulaiman al Fahim met with Premier League officials last week and confirmed that he is the sole purchaser of the football club and this will be verified by his lawyers.

Pompey executive chairman Peter Storrie met Pairoj Piempongsat during his time at Manchester City some two years ago. Pairoj subsequently introduced Mr Storrie to Dr Sulaiman al Fahim and that is the extent of his involvement in the proposed takeover.

Sir Dave Richards has had no role to play in the proposed takeover, other than providing advice in his role as chairman of the Premier League and to suggest otherwise undermines the excellent work he does in his position.

These facts were all made clearly to the journalist concerned and were also verified by other sources but he chose to ignore them.

Articles of this nature are unhelpful and we urge our supporters to ignore them and the newspapers concerned.

The due diligence process for the purchase of the club is continuing well and should be completed by early July.

Update

Since the statement released by Pompey the premier league has also released a statement 'quashing' any suggestions of Sir Dave Richards acting 'inappropriately'.

This statement read: 'The Premier League wishes to respond to speculation regarding the role of its chairman Sir Dave Richards in the prospective acquisition of Portsmouth FC.

'The previous owners of Manchester City and their associates are well known to the owners and executives of Portsmouth FC from their time in the Premier League.

'It is a previously published fact that Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim invited Sir Dave Richards to meet him before the UEFA Champions League final in Rome at the end of May.

'Pairoj Piempongsat was present but, when the topic of Portsmouth FC was raised, Sir Dave Richards asked him to leave, which he duly did.

'Since that time Sir Dave Richards has been working appropriately with members of the Premier League executive to apply the relevant rules to the prospective acquisition of Portsmouth FC, including the Fit and Proper Persons Test and shareholder disclosure, making it abundantly clear that any involvement of Thaksin Shinawatra and his associates would not be permitted.'

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday June 13 2009
Time: 10:46AM

Comments

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just says it all really - red top vs professional formal writing from the webby. i dont remember so much negative comments when man city got taken over so whats wrong with pompey? are they just jealous? or do they not want to write good things about our club if we succeed? i get bored of the 'top four' thing - yes they play well and are good clubs but there are 16 other teams in the prem - and most of the time they have more exciting things to write about (relegation battles, changes of manager, fund issues etc) not EVERYTHING in the world is about teams winning the prem/chumpions "league" ... cut us some slack and have a can of STFU until the deal is complete - THEN start digging up "dirt" - if there is any!
pompey--pessimist
13/06/2009 11:10:00
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If you read the papers, there is not much going on at the moment so I suppose if they can dig things up about us they are going to jump at it, and the more salacious the better. (I think I have used the right word?)
Gandor1
13/06/2009 11:31:00
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PS: I bet Ronaldo feels like us at the moment with regards to the press....... (but then, he deserves it).
Gandor1
13/06/2009 11:32:00
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I am very sick of all this rubbish being dragged up by the gutter press. The club statement is right - ignore them and to do that stop buying them!!
eastneydave
13/06/2009 11:39:00
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early july... I can't wait!!!
pompeycarpet
13/06/2009 11:46:00
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Now Peter Storie live on sky sports, clearing things up, & has said the due diligence should be complete in 10-14 days, only one bit of news we may have expected thou he has confirmed a bid for Johnson from one of the big 4 has come in, & he will not stand in his way, also the Doctor understands the situation.
pompeyyong
13/06/2009 12:40:00
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I wish the tabloids would Thak off.
Lysimachus
13/06/2009 12:56:00
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I'm glad they've issued the statement, we get this from the press over and over again, and the trouble is fans believe it. Perhaps just once they should make an example of one of these so called 'journalists' and sue the pants off them - but I suppose there's a lot going on at the club right now. Roll on July.
tracyc
13/06/2009 16:28:00
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Another day and another denial. No doubt there will be a few more before it's all over.
cornypomp
05/07/2009 20:17:00
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