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Al-Fahim speaks .. Apparently !


The Sun are claiming an exclusive first interview with Pompey's new owner !

Well According to The Sun Al-Fahim has spoken !

I'm Not sure whether to believe this or not as I can't see why he would speak exclusively to them, but they are claiming it's his first interview since the takeover

He told the Sun

'I have the money and the desire to turn things around. I have a 10-year plan"

'We will be sticking with manager Paul Hart, who I believe is a good coach and a good man"

'It may be too late to do anything in this transfer window but the money will be there in January. We want to create a strong squad with new players'

'We will be in discussion with all parties to push forward plans for a new ground.'

Make of that what you will but to me that doesn't seem to be a long interview !!

And as I said at the start of this article I can not see why he would talk to The Sun before anybody else .. But in this crazy saga anything is possible I suppose !

Play Up Pompey Whoever our owner is !


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The Journalist

Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 27 2009

Time: 10:20AM

Your Comments

"It maybe too late to do anything this transfer window" .. I'm reading this as " I have no money yet !" .. This saga just get worse .. Think I'll go and support Scummers !
Chix
As long as he has a bit of money for now to bring a few players in. Thats all that will matter till January. Although if PS is taking a few days off then I can't see how any deals are going to be wrapped up?
sneakay
I'm with you Chix, I'm sick of this now.
Et_tu_Pompeii
What a sick joke this is turning out to be.
NinjaTim
Chix, I hope that was in jest ha ha, I would rather cut my arm of with a rusty spoon than support that bunch 'far to close to us' down the road.
blarmy
There was talks a few days ago that Saf is due that bonus from land deals in december of about 150mil. Whether pompey see some or any of that is yet to be seen. I'm not convinced Saf has any money for players now though.
moley2
Lets not trust the sun, wait until we get our os statement. Pompey til I die, through good and bad!
race
Sneakay
I can't see that he has.. All I can think of is that he's been quiet - for what reason and he gobbed off about this and that at Man City and got pushed aside.. The trouble here is is that he is our SOLE backer so he can say and do what he wants .. I want to see some action but fear we'll see nothing
Chix
any news on if their will be a press confence ?? or a statement from him?? normally we have a press confence maybe friday with smith and dindane signed..
pompeyhussler
Et_Tu & Tim
Sick isn't the word - I'm gutted about the whole sorry mess but I also feel that this is only the end of chapter one and things are gonna get a lot more stressful .. we might be 'safe' financially (although that remains to be seen) but things are gonna get a lot more stressful yet I think
Chix
my thinking is now he knows he has a lot to do to win us fans over and be loved by us. im hoping he wants to prove everyone from the media to the fans wrong. and make pompey a sussess.
pompeyhussler
Who knows anymore, I'm even expecting the Ginger Judas to turn up in our managers dugout on sunday and in a post match interview talk about how much of a great lad crouchie is but he's a spurs player and not so not sure on that one, lol!
moley2
Blarmy
Me support the Scum.. nah never happen you're right but at more than a few times in the past few months I've actually wondered if the love I have for our club is doing me 'mental' harm .... I'm serious.. it occupies far too much of my head more than ever it has in the past
Chix
Moley
Wasn't that 165m bonus dismissed at rubbish and unsubstantiated .. Who's to say, but if he relying on that he ha no money now it seems
Chix
Another storming exclusive from the Sun about Portsmouth.
Pompeyscum
Man yana manyana...PS and SAF sing a simular song...its not even about the promises that make us all weary..its the feeling of being let down. I work in childrens services ( thats social services as it was once known) and if these two fellas were parents i am sure it would constitute some work emotional abuse. PH has managed to get in players without spending a penny of fee's..and has a reasonable tream, but onethat is too poor to survive, if he could have 15 to 20 Million- a small to middle amount in todays sums, we might just make it..at present its players who no one else wants it seems. Tommy Smith will be ok I think, Freddy is looking OK and Dindane i have no idea aboutas an aside we once had a manager and little blonde bomber full back who shared the name George Smith, if the chap from Watford signs i think i am right in saying we will again have Two players called Tommy SMITH. However my favourite of these type of coincidence, is Fulham having John Collins and Collins John.
plymouth graham
Not sure Chix, I just find it funny that knowone knows how much he is worth. Here's hoping he's worth enough to keep us in the premier league.
moley2
Race
You are probably right .. but I also fear that even if 'made up' it would be too far off the truth... and also they are "Quoting" him directly .. If it had said 'sources close to' or 'We have been advised that..' but to quote him directly .. makes me think it is true
Chix
Hussler
From what I know (which I begining to wonder is worth anything thesedays.. There has been no contact between Fahjim and the club since the announcement.. The poor guys that work at the club must be thinking wtf is going on .. even more than us - They have their livelihoods to think of
Chix
Hussler
I'm not convinced that he cares about the fans (despite what he has previously) A deal is a deal is a deal.. there's been too much water under the bridge to talk about love !... More troubled times ahead I fear
Chix
Moley
If that tosser from WHL turns up at Fratton again that'll really show us how much Fahim understand the club and it's supporters.. He would seriously think he'd be welcome back would he ?
Chix
Does anyone think that Saf may take this Fahjim on board as another investor? Or is there any news on possible backers joining Saf?
moley2
Graham - George Smith the player was blond but he was a midfield dynamo came from Barrow for 20,000 in 1967.

Back on the subject we will now avoid any threat of Administration so takeover is worth 10 points. The future? We must wait for actions not words and the point about PS not being around will not help with the signing of players this week.
eastneydave
Chix good point about the staff they are completely in the dark. A number of them rely on me for information - in fact i was talking to one on Monday when your brother joined us!!
eastneydave
Pompey Scum
The Sun are tops aren't they .. I'm waiting for the announcement that David and Victoria Beckham will be on the board alongside Louis Walsh and Lord Lucan !!
Chix
Knowing Redcrap he'll think he's done nothing wrong and remind us again of what HE did for the club. On this subject has anyone seen the extended advert for the Sun with Jamies dad, saying he's lookng forward to coming back to portsmouth! IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
moley2
Moley
Ali Al Fahaj has only been mooted ar Storries backer nobody actually knows.. I have my own theory that Al-Fahim will sell the club very quickly .. but that theory is for later in the week once I've heard what he 'officially' has to say to us .. The longer the slience the more the I think he has only bought us to make a quick buck and will 'sell-on' to Storrie
Chix
Eastneydave
Says a lot that club staff come to you mate... Rob said he say you.. didn't get a beer off of him did you ?
Chix
Moley
Is that advert for real ? .. I've not seen it but when I heard somebody mention it I thought it was a wind-up.. Does he seriously think he is gonna get a warm reception?? .. There's gonna be a lot of hated around the town that day.. and I bet Defoe scores at the Fratton End and gets all arrogant.. I can wait for that game .. although I'm dreading it !!
Chix
Chix, too right about amount of time spent thinking, worrying about this whole sorry affair. Just had a week away in Lanzarote, yet I still kept texting and watching Sky Sport news waiting to find out anything. just hope that we get an official press conference from SAF (and Fridays always seem to be Pompey press launch days) in order that he can tell the fans exactly from his own lips what the hell he intends to do with our great club. As long as we are finacially secure and we stay in the prem then anything else is a bonus this season.
blarmy
the thing that worrys me is how much PS is gonna be involved. If he is gutted and gonna take a few days off to think about the situation then who is dealing with the new transfers and talking to players and agents. I rekon that its to late for this window and we better look to Jan. Of course we could be in a hole by then but i think we are gonna have to except this is a position we are in. We might not like it but lets not set our expectations to high. ps Henry by monday will be ok for me:)
race
Yesterday the OS gave SAF as owner and chairman, today it has been changed to SG being the owner and SAF the chairman. Does anyone have any idea what is going on???
Judithgirt
Spurs at home will certainly be a lively game, I think in light of the West Ham Millwall fiasco they should have extra police bought in for that match. Lets hope though that all talking is done on the pitch and we hammer them. And yes the advert is for real, I had to rewind it to double check that it was portsmouth he said!
moley2
The people employed to update the official site probably don't know whats going on Judithgirt, I expect they keep getting asked to change it.
moley2
Storrie said he will finish off the transfer deals and ithink a few nerd to be more gratefull we have a club not in administration!
russellm
chix: defoe I can forgive. When he arrived at the club, he said he joined it to be with jamies dad. so when jamies dad *****ed off to whl, defoe must have felt just as betrayed as us... I don't think we should have signed him in the first place, but i can (half) understand why his attitude fell apart.
pompeycarpet
the suns adverts REALLY annoy me. from where HE says he is looking forward to coming back to pompey (the fool) right to the fact that every time I come on vital pompey, i get HIS eyess staring at me! it's creepy!
pompeycarpet
and back to "big Al" - I hope he DOES come to some agreement with peter storrie (and his backers...) however I doubt it.
pompeycarpet
it now seems Pini Zahavi was involved(Tribal)..i predicted this i think....I also said i had a niggling suspicion that ALF would sell us on....10 year plan...make us big...new ground...lets hope he is truthfull, as someone else said on this site..he'is the only one who has been...early on if you look at the press releases..everything has been done according to his schedule. The PLFA&PPT, and completion has all been to earlier predictions from his PR..forget the Sun and their scanle mongering lies....look ..research back...so maybe we can hope and own concerns are unfounded.
plymouth graham
Carps: have a certain amount of time for what you are saying about Defoe EXCEPT that he was being paid EVERY WEEK a sum of money several times my annual income which, frankly, takes away any right he may have to sulk.
hammersmithblue
I'm afraid the by January it may be too late. If we are adrift in the relegation zone, creating a 'strong squad' may be difficult as players will not want to come to a club who are looking like main contenders for relegation, and those that will, are probably Championship players anyway. Never too late, I don't want to compare us to City but they had 24 hours and unlimited funds and they brought in Robinho and had a massive bid for Kaka rejected, we've got 5 times that amount of time, and although the amount of money may not be anywhere near what they had to spend, to say it might be too late is ridiculous.
PompeyFrippy
 

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