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Tell us something, and fast...

Tell us something, and fast...

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!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
Time: 12:42PM

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Rug - I agree wholheartedly - whilst I am slowly coming round to the idea of a protest, a better form of protest would be not to go. I think for one game next season we should just not bother turning up - no season ticket holders, nothing.
PFCGino
04/08/2009 12:45:00
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Me too, it is time for action as it has gone on too long. A statement now would avoid any possible problems on Saturday.
eastneydave
04/08/2009 12:53:00
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We deserve some sort of information. Why has SAF and his people suddenly gone so quiet? What has happened to ArabianBusiness.com and Gulfnews.com? Where are the leaked reassurances? Just such a saddening situation.
Pompeytim
04/08/2009 13:00:00
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rug- i think the article is a very good insight into whats happenin at fratton but i just feel so angry with all the board and management at pompey that i think a protest is the right thing to do so they actually realise how angry we are, otherwise this will just continue,
pompeyhaz
04/08/2009 13:01:00
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are you all going to the match? cos we could meet up before? ive not met you all.
pompeyhaz
04/08/2009 13:04:00
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If this takeover is for the sake of stabalisation then will Al Fahim still be here if we end up in the championship? Obviously I want pompey to remain in the Premier League, but if we should go down I would be happier knowing that we still had investment and the backing of Al Fahim. I hope he wouldn't just jump ship and would still deliver the plans from the 'New Era' document. The way this season is shaping up though I really can't see us staying up, we'll be relying on teams doing worse than us again like newcastle. PUP!!!
moley2
04/08/2009 13:12:00
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Personally I think all any protest will do is drive the doc away! And at the end of the day we are all only customers, therefore have no right to know about the inner workings of the business (club)
since1898
04/08/2009 13:24:00
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I don't know what to think any more. I'm not sure what a protest is really going to achieve, but I understand how frustrated and worried, even angry everybody is, and I guess people feel that their feelings aren't being taken notice of, so maybe its not a bad thing. As long as it doesn't get silly and there's no trouble, because you know how the press will spin it if they get a chance, and they won't make our fans or our club look good at all. As for not going to the match, I'm not sure about that, I've paid my money, I plan the rest of everything around when there's football (except I got it wrong with the Fulham game but thats off topic). Bottom line - we need to know what's going on and we need this today.
tracyc
04/08/2009 13:24:00
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Hear hear, stop keeping us in the dark and treating us like a necessary evil!! It would seem we've all Pompey have got at the moment...
Tantona
04/08/2009 13:24:00
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Is there still a legal reason for the silence? Is what needs to be said, the explanation, likely to make us hate The Doctor in the short term? Does saf want the club to enter administration for a cheaper sale? Is Gaydamak asset stripping the club before selling? Have they 'fallen out' and are working against each other? Who is calling the shots with regard to signings? Who has decided we can only afford Third Division standard and old players? Is there a stand-off for some reason and is gaydamak, 'showing off'? Is there a date for 'the sale' and anything Gaydamak sells before that date, he keeps? Is this 'good business practice' and should we ever have faith in someone who cares so little for our pain? So many questions . . . . . . .
Et_tu_Pompeii
04/08/2009 13:27:00
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