Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
Another day and the outlook for Pompey, well at least according to the media, is as 'bleak and depressing' as the weather when I look out my window - and where I am it is persistently p**sing down, and has done most all day so far, as it has most of yesterday and overnight!
You know, everywhere you turn it is the same story, the Peter Storrie and 'that email' story... I am not, and will not point any finger of blame at him, or anyone else - all that I do know is it is time, and long since passed, for us to be told some truths.
David James has said we are down to the 'bare bones', which we are and he hopes we do not sell anymore...
But the message all over t'internet today is the case will be we have to sell more, although do we really have many more saleable assets left?
There is more about SAF and his deal not going through at all, this player and that player going but even the 'good news' that Amr Zaki is 'said' to be on his way on loan is being overshadowed, then again Nikola Kalinic was 'on his way' but he is now a Blackburn player, subject to a work permit... That deal, for whatever reason did not happen so it is not worth finger pointing on that one either, as how will it help?
Of course all over the media and t'internet today there is, as touched upon briefly already, a story attributed to Storrie and 'that email' that he is 'said' to have sent a fan...
This email was doing the rounds yesterday and was being directly quoted in 'everyone's favourite' The Sun today, although despite what various reports since are telling us this is not 'something that the club have told the fans', it - if it was even said, and I am not saying it was not as there is every chance it was - was told to a fan, one fan! So, singular not plural! So, the fans were not told what the email said - that was an email to one person, granted one person that would share it with others...
Something that we do know is Storrie has responded to the fans before, so like I say this is highly probably to have been the case - thing is 'when' was this email sent? This could have been weeks, even months ago, then again it could well have been in the past couple of days or so.
Whatever though, we really do need something to happen, we need to be told something - surely we have to make some form of announcement in response to today's revelations?
'Word on the street' is that serious protests are planned for the Rangers game at the weekend.
Whilst I, like everyone else, feel frustrated and want to hear something I still cannot see what this will achieve, and - as has been pointed out in the forum - the thing that I worry most about is the fact that this could turn 'very nasty' and even lead to our own fans turning on each other? And how would this help anyone? Again, as pointed out in the forum the best way to point out displeasure is by not going!
This hole that has been being dug for sometime, a hole that had been covered over at times over the months, but beneath this 'cover' was continuing to be dug, the problem now appears to be that this cover has come off and the rain that is persisting down has filled this up, which has left so many struggling to now tread that water...
So, and a message that I guess I can only echo that has been shared in this, and other forums, is we desperately need to be told something - and fast, collectively, not individually, we need the official website to act as the vessel it is meant to be, that official port of call where something we all need to know is told to us as a group! We, as various forums, then report this back.
Problem is, people have become increasingly cynical and will they even believe it now? That is another concern, will they just think it is spin?
Maybe this goes totally against what I have said above at times, and I am not burying my head in the sand, I am not trying to be blinkered to what is going on and I am not trying to be positive for the sake of being positive - as I admit I have been up and down recently and my head is spinning big time, but I do maintain my thoughts (maybe this is more 'hope' now though, I do not know) that when whatever is going on to prevent something that needs to happen from happening is sorted out we will still get this better future, the problem is we are seriously running out of time for these actions that could come about to happen before it is to late to prevent the worst case scenario..
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
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