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Storrie staying put

Storrie staying put

Peter Storrie has confirmed to The News that he is staying with Pompey as he wants to 'keep working hard for this football club' and he 'doesn't want to be anywhere else.'

The chief exec has spoken of all the support that he has received from fans, which helped him make up his mind to remain at Fratton.

I have to be honest here, and hear me out before jumping in, when all is said and done you cannot overlook the fact that he was a part of the lot that got us into the awful mess that we got into, he was helping spend the money that was spent and was also helping decide who got paid what - and what most have been getting paid has been wildly overdone, so this is mismanagement. Those at the top must have seen that what was coming in was nowhere near what was going out...

Although without his efforts, most certainly over the past few weeks and months, although more like the past 9-12-months on the whole who knows where we would have been?

'Administration' is a word that has surfaced several times, so is it too much of an overstatement to say this is where we would have been...

People will point to the money that he gets paid, and I must admit I too question why he gets paid so much for a club of our stature in relation to other much bigger ones, but I guess he gets paid so much - some say he is something like the 5th highest paid chief exec in the premier league? How true, I do not know - because he is so good at what he does, so it is probably better that he does that here than somewhere else.

Lessons would have been learned from previous mistakes I am sure and I would like to think that Storrie - despite as previously mentioned senior figures must have seen that what was coming in was not a great deal compared to what was going out - was only spending what he was under the impression Sacha had told him he had, right?

So, laying down a structure at the club, sorting our whole infrastructure is something that he knows as well as you or I, must be done so you can be assured that it is happening.

All in all it is a good thing that he is staying and we really must thank him for his efforts in recent times, it does not need thinking about what might have happened had he not been around to help, now lets see Pompey run in a fully professional way eh!

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Benjani was an option and Notts County still hope to keep Ritchie...

Storrie also confirmed that a deadline move for Benjani was contemplated but his injury concerns meant this was shelved - during the deadline day mayhem this message might have been caught by some?

To be honest, as much as I love the guy, I think it was probably best that we did not re-sign him as I would say we have enough 'Benji-type' players and what we needed in a striker was one that would score us plenty of goals, and whilst he would have scored some I am not sure he was the answer.

Lets see what January brings...

Notts County have also revealed, although not a secret, how they wanted to sign Matty Ritchie on a permanent basis - and still hope to.

Although they say that it seems as though we are keen to keep him, so they settled for a short-term loan, they will true again to persuade us in January though I am sure!

So guys, thoughts below on all the above as always...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday September 2 2009
Time: 3:18PM

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I agree with you, Rug, that PS seemed to part of the cause of our 'situation', but he does also appear to have played a significant role in our survival. It's just that I have an in-built distrust of people who earn that much money. I hope that does not just mean I'm envious!. Without O'Hara or Zenden in January, we might well need Ritchie. I hope he get's a chance with us.
wellyit
02/09/2009 15:40:00
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It will be interesting to see what actually happens in January - whether they make a few of these loans permanent with the Sky cash and some sensible borrowing. Personally anyone that's willing to put themselves out of a job to keep the club afloat has his heart (if may be his brain was mising in the floppy chops years) in the right place. He's often stated that Redknapp charmed his way into Sacha's purse and he didn't have much say in it... who knows. Bottom line, 10 deals done, a failed take over bid, a restructured wage system, +£90m players sold and who knows what else.... the guy basically risked a heart attack for us. Pay him and be damned... Thank you, you anti-hero Peter Tell-us-A Storrie!!!!!! NewsNow would be quieter without you... and then how would I distract myself from work!
jim4pompey
02/09/2009 16:18:00
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Glad he has decided to stay, continuity at the top is very important at the moment. He more than most must be disappointed that his work on new stadiums has come to nothing so far, the new training ground looks to have stalled, but must be pleased with the retail improvements, the club structure and the ticket office improvements whilst he has been at the club. That's without all the player contract involvement. Wish him well in continuing the improvements at the club, just hope we can survive in the Prem and be financially stable. Yeah agree with Rug. PUP
Fratton del Sol
02/09/2009 18:21:00
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I've been criticized before for always sticking up for and by Uncle Peter but I really think we'd be worse off without him. For all his bad points (there aare a few) he has many good but the overriding factor that I have always said and now we have all seen demonstrated is his passion for the club.. Sure he gets paid a huge wedge but if he earns it (which he undoubtedly has recently) so what ? All that said the main reason I'm pleased about his staying on is that he DOES know the club inside out, for good or bad or richer or poorer (sic) and we need people around the place like that with so many new faces coming in .. Keep up the good work Uncle Peter .. Pompey needs you !
Chix
02/09/2009 19:07:00
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...well as i think i may have said elsewhere ..in the end i think he has done a good job. I would like to see maybe his consortium sort something out with SAF if it means ground and some investment in the squad.
plymouth graham
02/09/2009 20:30:00
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He's one of the few people who have emerged out of the saga of the last few months looking like a Pompey hero. Thank you Uncle Peter, I'm glad you're staying - Pompey is where you belong.
tracyc
02/09/2009 20:44:00
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Peter Storrie made a point of saying at the Solent Forum that he told floppychops again and again that he could not spend the money he wanted to spend. He said that floppychops just went over his head and asked Sacha for it and Sacha gave it to him.
Gandor1
02/09/2009 22:13:00
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Great news, hes brilliant at our club.
PompeyFcMad
02/09/2009 23:41:00
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Nice to see someone stay, and am very glad it is him. Nothing would have made me sicker than him taking his loaded consortium elsewhere and leaving us in the lurch. Thanks Peter, now, onwards and upwards (at least 3 places).
PompeyFrippy
03/09/2009 01:28:00
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Well if the doc gets sick of his new toy in six months time, or realises that he doesn't have lots of money to throw at the club, then perhaps Uncle Peter's consortium could still yet step in.
tracyc
03/09/2009 11:04:00
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