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SAF deal still on? Was it ever off?

SAF's takeover of Pompey has (according to the media reports anyway) been on and off more times that Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Madrid...and we all know how that one played out eventually!

But can we have a same end result?

Well, in the past day or so we have seen the latest damning - well more damning I guess is fair to say - yet basically, on the whole, bulls**t article that Alan Nixon wrote for the Mirror - so much of that were blatantly lies as there was 'no chanting against SAF', nor did he 'leave early' nor was he 'unexpected', even if his arrival might have surprised some who he ended up sitting with...

These 'it will not happen' thoughts have again been refuted by SAF's right hand man Ivo Ilic Gabara, who had spoken 'exclusively' to IMScouting yesterday to again reaffirm his intentions saying that the fans impressed him and he will be attending most games this season.

This same 'report' saw 'IMScouting sources understand Sulaiman Al Fahim's long-awaited takeover of Portsmouth will be announced in the next 24 hours.'

That 24-hours is almost up, although to be fair SAF and/or Gabara never put a time scale on things, and also to be fair they never have really have they...

'Should' this finally come about - although within that 24-hours seems highly unlikely, although I am told that IMScouting is reliable (even if not with timings), then someone is going to have egg on their face but now we are very, and I mean very much at the point where actions speak louder than words!

One thing that I do wish SAF, or his people at least, would do is speak to the fans through the club officially or at least sky sports new or the BBC but constantly going through Arabian press and things like IMScouting, even if trustworthy, does not really help that much - well as much as these would.

The fact that Gabara spoke to sky sports news on Monday is a step in the right direction for me - I believe that he also spoke to TalkSport as well today, although they were 'less than convinced' by him apparently and said they wanted to speak to Peter Storrie as Gabara had, although I did not hear, apparently said that he was the man to talk to as to why players are continuing to be sold and the like...

It is said that SAF will be at Birmingham tomorrow and Arsenal at the weekend, as he will be Citeh at the end of the month when they come to Fratton. With it also said that he also feels our 'frustrations' and is attending to show solidarity with the fans.

I honestly do not know what to think, or believe anymore - what I do know is we seem very close to the point where things will turn nasty, things looks 'uncomfortable' in the directors box at the weekend and a few blows are starting to be landed by both 'fractions', who you would like to be united, but clearly they are not though!

I am still convinced something will happen, but must admit I was always at the I will believe the 'will happen in the next 24-hours' thoughts if/when I saw them... I would imagine most feel the same now? Like I say though, to be fair no one from the SAF side of things ever said it was happening within those 24-hours.

The clock is ticking, if we are doing this deal lets do it! If not lets hear why things are being held up, who or what is to blame...

It might mean that the 'plan B' that Storrie has in mind does not go through, but if plan A is our best bet lets do this. That said whatever plan, be that A, B, C or X lets just get it done already eh...

But whatever we do lets do what is best for Portsmouth Football Club and the fans, not what is best for Storrie, SAF or even Sacha! If all care about Pompey, the fans and our future as much as they claim lets find some compromise and make this happen and stop making us look the shambles we are often portrayed as being in the media, even if a large amount of this is b******s!

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Date:Tuesday August 18 2009

Time: 11:59AM

Your Comments

SAF; either get your Cheque book out or ****** off, i've had enough of you to last several lifetimes already...
pentonpompey
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18/08/2009 12:15:00

I'm bored now
UKTony
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18/08/2009 12:25:00

takeover WHAT TAKEOVER
pompeyhussler
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18/08/2009 12:51:00

THE FANS SHOULD BUY THE CLUB.
pompeyhussler
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18/08/2009 12:52:00

IF EVERY POMPEY FAN PUTS IN 20-200 OR EVEN 1000 EACH .
pompeyhussler
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18/08/2009 12:53:00

I'm with you on that one Hussler!
CharlieChimes
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18/08/2009 12:56:00

I want what is best for Pompey and if i could have SAF's ear i would ask him to either buy the club, if he does really have the money to move forward, and stop quibbing over price, as we are reducing in value by the week. Or if he does not have the funds, withdraw your bid, so that Plan B can take effect, as i read last night on one of the millions of pages i visited, that Plan B can not be put into place all the time Plan A has legs. So SAF its only you that can resolve things. Please Buy us, or Please bow out gracefully.
Midge
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18/08/2009 12:57:00

I'm with you Tony. This soap Opera has become worse than Home & Away, let alone Hollyoaks, Corry or Enders! Let's get on with filming the next drama and let this one finish. No twists please, just finished.
sneakay
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18/08/2009 14:11:00

Are yes, but atleast on Saturday, our latest installment was filmed infront of a Live Audience, unlike Home and Away, or though the stars of home and Away look better.
Midge
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18/08/2009 14:42:00

bored bored bored
jim4pompey
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18/08/2009 14:52:00

Lazy journalism.
.Andrew.
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18/08/2009 15:26:00

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
eastneydave
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18/08/2009 20:27:00

Ahh I have got it, your problem is that you need to go decimal, that will get the job done. The take over will never go through while there are fighting fractions involved! All the best for the game tonight.
TeddyLyon
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19/08/2009 01:58:00

I see the Premier League trap door opening and it is very dark down there. I don't know how far we could fall unless someone throws us a lifeline. My mate Ron Tilsed sends his regards and offers to come out of retirement if it would help.
pompeygray
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19/08/2009 03:45:00

gray - thank Ron for the offer but we have plenty of keepers, it is the other positions that need strengthening.
eastneydave
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19/08/2009 09:06:00

Can you change that bloody photo of SAF please, that 'Grin' gives me the creeps everytime I see it. He maybe happy with how things are going but I haven't managed a smile for 3 months. If he is a Chess master as he claims, I would like to stick a Castle somewhere in one of his orrifices.
Mike1954
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19/08/2009 15:18:00

 

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