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Takeover by Dr SAF a good thing

'Dr SAF's Pompey takeover is a good thing', not my vote, yours - although these findings from bluedr's poll are thoughts that you cannot, as a Pompey fan, be against, surely...

It had to be a no brainer, surely?

Any Pompey fan must surely think that a takeover, to 'probably' prevent what was looking a god-awful future, must be a good thing...

It was touch and go for a while, after being heavily favoured at 80% for this suddenly swayed to 80% against - clearly some unwanted visitors voting :-)

Things cannot have looked much bleaker than they did before Dr SAF came on the scene, so for anyone - non-Pompey - to be opposed to this takeover would be bizarre.

With the 'fit and proper' measures in place too, in theory we should only see someone coming in that is fit and proper too, so when this goes through it will be a very good thing...

  • What the poll asked - The takeover of PFC by Dr SAF?

  • How you voted - Good 56%, Bad 44%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Wednesday July 15 2009

    Time: 1:57PM

    Your Comments

    deffinatley a good thing!!!! lets not get it twisted, yes its taking a long time, and yes we have lost and are losing are best players due to the uncertainty thing, but this was going to happen no matter what after Sasha wanted to sell up. We need support from a good owner to re-build, and project "Portsmouth-the new era" sounds like exactly what we need. I'm still over the moon about the Doc taking over, I think this is the real deal..
    CharlieChimes
    No brainer. I suspect the majority of the 44% no voters are sad scummer ba5tards anyway!!! Bring it on, soon please!!!
    storagematt
    2 months ago i'd have said it was a good thing, now i'm not so sure, this takeover has taken so long that we've had to watch our club being systematically ripped apart. we have 15 players including Crouch who looks as if he's off, of the other 14 how many are actually worth having? Pre season has started, we still can't sign any players! Only one person has managed to assemble a succesful team in short order for us. I find my usual optimism at the start of the season has disappeared. In fact i'm starting to think we will be going down this season, our squad, if you can call it that has very little quality at all. People will be playing because they're here not because they're worth a place in the team. Oh well at least i've got if off my chest now.
    Steve C
    Yep, so much so I didn't participate it was take over or bankruptcy; I don't think the massive player budget expenditure some expect will happen; saf is a money man after all, we can expect a proper infrastructure within 2-3 years and probably a new stadium in 4-5. Football wise I think it will really depend on where the Doc sees us, he has said he does not have infinetly deep pockets UEFA or not
    russellm
    I think this takeover can only be good for the club and ultimately for the fans. Sasha, Storrie and Redknapp were all responsible for bringing in players who we couldn't afford and it was great winning the FA Cup and playing in Europe, I will never forget those 3 visits to Wembley but it has come at an unfortunate cost with us coming close to going into receivership. When the Doc takes over I think we will see things change with the infrastructure being built,the team being maintained along with a sensible wage structure.. it is then I feel that the fans will see the benefit of long-termism instead of the quick fix that we all craved.
    fatbloke
    totally disagree. How could a rich buisnessman, promising to come in and do what the fans want, coming into a team that is on the verge of going into administration - with almost no first team footballers on there books - be a good thing?
    pompeycarpet
    I know carps, there are some daft buggers around......
    Gandor1
    So pompeycarpet do you think we should carry on signing players who are past their best and put them on 100.000 pounds a week with no sale on value. Lets face it how many of the players that we have sold or released apart from Glenn Johnson are we going to miss. Whilst I agree we need to get bodies in to retain our premier league status, we also need to have attractive facilities for sponsors,players and the fans.... unless we have a huge pot of money all of this cannot be achieved straight away. Just because we seem to be selling all our best players it doesn't mean to say that we won't replace them with better younger and hungrier players. I do think we will sign players that will do a job this season (panic buys)and then maybe next season sign a better class of player Only time will tell which way it will go but for me slow but surely is the way we need to progress, unless the good Doc does have an unlimited pot of money and then we can all celebrate and stop worrying. PUP
    fatbloke
    I'm with you fatbloke. We're in a transitional period, granted, its a scary one, but we need to start again, and hopfully this guy relly will look at the long term future. Any yes, the facilities have to come first, lets just retain our prem status over the next couple of season, but build a club the top players are going to want to play for, and more importantly...STAY!
    CharlieChimes
    trouble is we need an entire squad of players now, theres no solid nucleus to build around.
    Steve C
    Of course its a good thing. He may or may not be a multi billionaire, he may or may not really be a doctor, he may or may not chuck endless amounts of money at the club (I think not, not, not in that order) but he's rescuing us from possible oblivion and even if next season is looking scary at the moment, the future looks quite exciting with him at the helm. Just let it happen soon, pleeeeeze!
    tracyc
    We're all supposed to sit back and not worry while every player worth having is sold without being replaced. we're all supposed to believe that this is the normal thing when clubs are sold, how can it be normal other clubs are sold in a much shorter timeframe, look at Man City, Southampton, West Ham they haven't had to wait this long after a deal was agreed. Either other clubs are being sold without the proper checks or more likely our own books have been so F****d up to hide things that it's taking longer than usual to unravel. Either way it's not normal. It can't be normal for a business to sell of all it's valuable assets after a sale has been agreed especially when they can't replace them. We're being treated like mushrooms once again by all parties concerned, kept in the dark and fed ****e, but thats nothing new for Pompey Fans!
    Steve C
    I think that we are in a siutuation where no one knows what is going to happen. Even the papers. We cannot really talk before this whole thing is over. One thing for sure, we won't have 15 players come next season - that is becuase SAF will bring in new players, The only frsutrating thing for us fans is that we aren't seeing anything happen in favour of us at the moment. With all honesty, I stopped reading reports linking players to us, becuase they do not make sense! Let us wait guys...
    Pompey Malta
    and what happens if the good doctor changes his mind at the last hurdle?
    Steve C
    Malta....we've always been in a situation where no one knows what's going to happen! It's the normal state of affairs at PFC. Anything bordering on organisation, transparency, planning etc.. would send us all into a state of shock, we couldn't handle it. PFC knows this and is only being "humane" in keeping us in the dark for our own good.
    cornypomp
    lol! :) nice one corny
    CharlieChimes
     

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