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Takeover by Dr SAF a good thing

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%

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Wednesday July 15 2009
    Time: 1:57PM

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    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
    15/07/2009 14:22:00
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    No brainer. I suspect the majority of the 44% no voters are sad scummer ba5tards anyway!!! Bring it on, soon please!!!
    storagematt
    15/07/2009 14:32:00
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    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
    15/07/2009 14:57:00
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    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
    15/07/2009 14:57:00
    0
    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
    15/07/2009 15:27:00
    0
    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
    15/07/2009 16:12:00
    0
    I know carps, there are some daft buggers around......
    Gandor1
    15/07/2009 16:40:00
    0
    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
    15/07/2009 16:56:00
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    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
    15/07/2009 19:45:00
    0
    trouble is we need an entire squad of players now, theres no solid nucleus to build around.
    Steve C
    15/07/2009 20:00:00
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