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Quite frankly it's insulting

After The Suncome Arabianbusiness.com who are claiming to have spoken to Al-Fahim

Earlier this morning we had The Sun claiming that they had spoken to Al-Fahim. Now we have Arabianbusiness.com telling us that Al-Fahim has had a telephone interview with them.

It this the way it is going to be for supporters and staff of PFC ?

Well Mr Al-Fahim in my humble opinion you are demonstrating that you have absolutely no understanding of the commitment or passion of the fans that live and breathe Portsmouth Football Club - The club you now own.

Would it be too much to ask for something on the official site that outlines your plans for our club - If it is official then at least we know there is no 'media` spin on it!

Reducing us to titbits of information from what in the past have been shown to be not the most reliable of sources is quite frankly insulting

For those of you that have yet to see what we have been party to the titbits are below`

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.'

He told the Arabianbusiness.com
'Paul is a big part of this club, and of course he is staying. He did an excellent job to keep the team up last year, and I have very high regard for him,'

'I am very much behind the team and the club. I think Paul Hart is a strong manager. There has been a lot of uncertainty in recent months but he has been very focused and very professional in getting on with his job. I hope there is unity throughout the club from now onwards, as we all want the same result.

'I hope the fans will have a little patience, but of course, we will outline very soon how we move forward - the club, the team, the stadium, there is a lot to do, and we will involve everyone we can and keep everyone informed.'

Informed ! Yeah Right ! Through the press I reckon and not even our local press at that !

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Writer: Chix Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 27 2009

Time: 1:48PM

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If this bloke thinks he is going to get applauded on Sunday I think he has another thing coming - Wake up Mr Al-Fahim and smell the coffee
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27/08/2009 13:52:00

SAF s going to be a great new owner cos he gives exclusive interviews to the Super Sun the only real newspaper. long live page three. Now whos laughing they got it first AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!
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27/08/2009 13:59:00

I'm with you Chix, unless something is announced officially on friday at the latest then he won't be received with open arms. It's not necessarily just about the money for the fans, we just want to be kept informed straight from the horses mouth not through his advisers or through the bloody redtops!
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27/08/2009 14:05:00

Part of that report though states that he wishes the fans to be patient and he will reveal his plans for the club, the team and the stadium in the next two weeks. I think he deserves that much, after all what is another 2 weeks after waiting 3 months? Plus we have just signed our first player of the summer!
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27/08/2009 14:11:00

Haven't you got some fish to catch or something - I just knew you'd be around the corner waiting to pounce - Well they may have been first but I still find it preety poor that he is speaking to the press and not those involved with the club.. ie the staff and the fans
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27/08/2009 14:15:00

I agree mate - He seriously has a lot of bridges to build already and things like this will just make matters worse - I've love to think that Peter Storrie is loving it .. but I bet he ain't !
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27/08/2009 14:20:00

He may you fooled but I anit waiting another two weeks for information - The transfer window will be shut and he will tell us on 2nd September that he has no money -
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27/08/2009 14:25:00

Is this the same commitment and passion from the fans that saw all of 6000 against hereford, was a disgraceful turnout for a prem club, lay off hart he has nothing to work with,
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27/08/2009 14:30:00

Fellas don't cut off your nose to spite your face. You can bet your bottom dollar that there will be disgruntled fans just because Tommy Smith is our first signing under Al Fahim's ownership. Sit tight and wait until the business is done - we don't need another owner turning their back on the club.
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27/08/2009 14:35:00

I was not complaining about Paul Hart - Have you read the article ??? - And as for the 'commitment and passion' I wrote the piece and I was at the Hereford game .. were you ?
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27/08/2009 14:48:00

I'm not at all disgruntled about Tommy Smith - That would have happened no matter who took over the club in fact I (personally) think he'll be ok to be honest - My comments were about the fact that nothing on the takeover has been communicated 'officially' and Fahim is speaking to all and sundry and not the sources 'The club' or even dare I say 'The News' the media which most fans rely on.
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27/08/2009 14:51:00

Hmm... Im sure Al fahim wouldn't have said 'it is too late to do anything in this transfer window', seeing as this time last year he made a bid & completed the purchase of Robinho in under a few hours. What a pile of ****. I don't believe this bull.
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27/08/2009 14:58:00

Chix, I fear you're right. I have a very bad feeling about this. Furthermore, the FA and the Premier League will be looking at the detail of the finances very closely over the coming weeks and months. This just feels and smells bad. That said, I hope I'm completely wrong.
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27/08/2009 15:16:00

They patience is a virtue. Well mine ran out a long time ago. completely miffed with the whole saga. Not sure if signing Smith is in preparation for nwext season in the fizzy pop league or what.
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27/08/2009 15:22:00

Smith and now Brown and some other bloke from Watford! Champoins League here we come! errm not!
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27/08/2009 16:29:00

If Fahim has no plan for the club then what's he been doing for the last 12 weeks? This adds weight to the idea that his purchase was a knee jerk reaction to Pierre Storrie's intervention. Now that is scary! I do that sometimes on Ebay or Amazon but at least I can send it back or if not, it's not cost me much. I am reliably informed that if he pulls out in the next two weeks, it will cost him dearly. I'm expecting a phone call from him any minute to tell me if the North Stand will be selling Pukka pies this season. I'll publish it fully and call it an exclusive interview, of course.
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27/08/2009 18:22:00

Damn! According to www.theonlyarabwithnomoney.com, the contracts gone to Ginsters. An exclusive interview, apparently.
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27/08/2009 18:24:00

Ginsters?... What the pasty company?... bring it on I say (lol)
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27/08/2009 21:18:00

Patience may well be a virtue .. but as you know I have none.... Patience or Virtues !! ... Actions are what is needed now .. not the odd snippet to the press here and there... I have Ninja Tim bad feeling.. I don't trust the bloke .. Hope I'm wrong but I welcomed Milan & Sasha with open arms .. Fahim ranks alongside Venables and Deacon for me .. Still remains to be seen
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27/08/2009 21:21:00

agree chixy, and if you had not written this i would - mentioned it briefly in something i wrote earlier but i think it is time SAF started talking to US on the pompey site and less to the papers and arabianbusiness.com...
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27/08/2009 21:51:00

I'm with you i'm afraid Chix...Bad ,bad feelings about this whole deal. Now where is that pound coin in case he feels the need to sell...
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28/08/2009 09:31:00


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