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Doom and gloom today 'init'

Doom and gloom today 'init'

I have not picked up any of the Sunday papers, when I stay in Cosham - as I am this weekend - the family that I stay with buy them so I do get to maybe browse through a couple...the 'online world of papers' is going into overdrive today though...

'The deal is going to be delayed until August...'
'Further delays will raise doubt about it actually going through...'
'Even if it does go through we will only sign 'cheap players'...'
'Paul Hart will be our 'saviour' again as he steps into the management breach...'

Blah, blah, bloody blah!

Of course that 11th July deadline has come and gone, this is probably why 'sometime in July' should have been the date we stuck to, by saying 11th July would be a date we kind of left ourselves open for the media to sharpen their knives and sink them in - like we do with a good number of things to be fair... - and so is it little surprise they are?

Ok, cards on the table time...

I would be lying if I said I was not 'a little concerned' now, as although this does take a hell of a long time to go through, the longer it takes the more you cannot help think 'maybe it will not happen?'


Lets put that 'but' out there, if it is not going to happen lets just come out and admit it, lets not treat us - the Pompey fans - like mugs, just come out with it.

We will rally round, backs to the wall spirit will see everything given. It would well and truly be Pompey against the world, with us having nothing to lose and all to interesting thought, and lets be honest it would show how true the support of some is I guess!


As is it, I still believe this takeover will go through though, but I do tire of saying 'I wish it would hurry up', but I wish it would hurry up...


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Date:Sunday July 12 2009
Time: 10:38AM


totally agree, its the not knowing thats eating away at me. time for some answers, the recent press is bad reading but some things are ringing true. let us know either way, we can handle it.
12/07/2009 10:59:00
at this rate our dd willtake longer than citys did, and i would imagine thay have alot more to go through, than us. hate being like this but it smells funny
12/07/2009 11:02:00
Yes, unfortunately the way that Pompey conduct their business plays into the press hands. A bit of clarity from Storrie would ease fan fears and show the press stories as false. We never take this route, bout time the club sorted it's PR out.
12/07/2009 11:19:00
I expected it to take a long time. I'm prepared for it to take a long time. BUT, if everyone is so confident that it will go through, can we not at least puit out a message of confidence by trying to appoint al-fahims choice of manager? surely, somewhere, we can find the funds to give us a bit more hope...
12/07/2009 11:22:00
But who actually said it would be 11th July ?? I don't recall anybody giving a specific date, sure we heard 'the next couple of weeks' and 'things are on track' but I don't think anybody actually said we would be all done and dusted by the 11th... Are we not building 'ourselves' up ??.. Sure there maybe problems but even if everything falls flat.. Will it really be the end of the world.. maybe we should start thinking 'What if' after all .. before Dr SAF came in we never had a buyer and were discussing the next season.. Sure without the money we might struggle but let's not give up the fight.. before it's already started.. The season is a few week away and the transfer window is open until the end of August and we all know most deals are done in the final week .. Let's keep it real fellas.. stay claim.. if it happens .. fantastic.. f it doesn't we are still PFC and will have the same number of points at the start of the season as everybody else..
12/07/2009 11:32:00
Carps & Bluedr I don't see that Storrie or the club have done anything wrong.. They HAVE given messages that the press reports are rubbish.. they HAVE said that we are on track - Are you not just reacting to the press stories ??? Come on fellas do you really expect to hear how things are progressing at every turn? This is a multi-million pound deal they are hardly going to want it played out in public.. It's obvious the press would have a field day on this and I'll tell ya what .. If they *the club or Story) do say anything it's twisted around so much and sound-bitten so often it actually makes things worse.. Keep the faith
12/07/2009 11:39:00
Look I have to appologise to you good loyal pompey fans,I am the one who is taking over as manager at Pompey this season and I am just waiting for the phone to ring so I can get down to the park and sign the back of a cigarette box to confirm my contract. I know I am being a bit stupid or daft but thats the way the whole takeover saga is becoming now. P.S I think I could get a couple of decent players in though,I know Paultsmouth can play a bit so I will be putting his name forwards to Mickey Mouse when he becomes our next manager,lol
12/07/2009 11:39:00
chixy didnt dr saf / safs "agent" say a long time ago that they hoped the deal would be done by 11th july so that saf could go to the london pompey supporters agm and present his plans? thats all i remember anyway. ive already said my piece last week on how increasingly angry im getting ... were losing out on all the good players, we will barely have a squad to play with come august... its a down to the bare bones speech!
12/07/2009 11:43:00
Chix, I agree I don't think the club has done anything wrong and maybe they do want to keep things quite until the deal can be confirmed (if it does). As time drags by I'd like to wake up and see that the SAF deal has fell through as I believe this is not in the best interest for Pompey.
12/07/2009 11:44:00
I'm sorry JASON R it is me who is taking over next season I signed the contract last night
Roberto Mancini

How can that be? So did I
Sven-Göran Eriksson

Utter rubbish - It is I who will be manager of Portsmouth FC at the start of next season
Slaven Bilić

Jeez it looks like things might not be as bad as we all thought !
12/07/2009 11:50:00
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