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SAF postpones fans meeting

As you may, or may not be aware SAF was due to hold a meeting with the Pompey Virtual Alliance (PVA) and various supporters clubs this week - this was cancelled, some would say unsurprisingly so, this afternoon...

The following statement was issued to us: 'I have decided to postpone tomorrow's meeting with the fans. I am concerned that the coverage generated will distract the players from their preparations for Saturday's crucial game.

'I will convene this meeting again at the earliest opportunity.

'Play up Pompey!

'Sulaiman Al Fahim.'

I do not really know what to add to be honest, I am not surprised in many ways but feel extremely let down and think that he has also let himself down really.

The guy continues to do himself no favours, this was his big chance to have his say but this will only further frustrate and infuriate many, many people...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 24 2009

Time: 10:52PM

Your Comments

What can I say? Truth is that protesting at the match is likley to do no more than upset the players, so I would recommend not doing so, at least until the end of the match. Do we protest by not buying from the club shop? - does that not just financially hitthe club once again? I have severe concerns about fahim, but I really am not sure what options we have unless Storrie's consortium make him an offer he is to greedy to refuse? Peter??????????????????????????????????????????
wakey
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24/09/2009 23:12:00

protesting is something that i am strongly against tbh - so i would hope this does not happen...
i think more 'disruptive' to our plans could be the fallout of this postponed meeting and 'rumours' that storrie is resigning? i am not his biggest fan but i think he is the one that has 'just about' held things together, if he walks we are proper *****ed!
pompeyrug
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24/09/2009 23:18:00

storrie has to stay . there would be no pompey because he kept us aive over the summer and worked his socks off for us.
Football_Casual
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24/09/2009 23:22:00

Ooh bloody err. Did SAF think postponing it wouldn't reach the press and furthermore the players? It's clear as day that he doesn't have the money and our fight is no longer for survival in the Premiership, it's survival full stop. Fingers crossed there is an innocent explanation for this otherwise we have to pray Storrie and his backers can pull us out of this mess.
stillthewhizz
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24/09/2009 23:23:00

I hope Storrie stays on. If he does, there will always be the possibilty that he will buy the club through that consortium. If he resigns, I think that we will lose him forever. However, playing against Everton has nothing to do with Fahim's dog left overs (****).
Pompey Malta
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24/09/2009 23:26:00

Lets make the park rock (AC Milan style) on Saturday & support the team to try and get the win we so desperately need. Maybe after the game supporters should stay and show support for Peter Storrie
terrymatth
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24/09/2009 23:34:00

i do not think that storrie resigning would mean it was the end for him at pompey... if anything this 'might' make it easier for him and the what's it called brothers to come in, not that i am entirely convinced by this either if truth be known - altho can it be any worse than it is at the mo?
i think SAF, for his own sake and ours will leave fairly soon...
pompeyrug
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24/09/2009 23:35:00

SAF (or Dr DooLittle as I now like to call him) is treating Portsmouth Football Club like an unpaid whore - I for one will start the anti-Fahim chants from the Fratton End on Saturday. The man is a complete and utter, full of hot air, see you next Tuesday. Quite frankly he's bottled it !
Chix
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24/09/2009 23:58:00

This split was inevitable given the nature of the relationship between SAF and Storrie. The thing to remember is SAF guarantees anmbout£25 million of our v debt and without him we are in administration 10 points deducted and relegated for certainty. There is a long way to go in this farce yet.
russellm
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25/09/2009 00:06:00

its just good to hear that the players are putting in that extra work load, striving to turn things around. I hope as much as you jeer the Doctor that every bit of effort from the players is cheered on by the fans this saturday. A point is really needed!
nodster
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25/09/2009 01:28:00

Agree. Let's sing for the team, and perhaps for Storrie - whether you like him or not, if we are all singing for Storrie it will send out an extremely strong message to this potless idiot without having to damage the morale of the team. This whole thing is about to turn in Fahim's worst nightmare if he isn't careful. He lives off media attention and he is about to get a lot of it, but for the wrong reasons. A complete plonker well out of his depth here.
Pompeytim
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25/09/2009 02:40:00

LOL - Love ut Chix - DR DooLittke!
footy_fans
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25/09/2009 06:39:00

meant - doLittle
footy_fans
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25/09/2009 07:26:00

Ttally Toally agree with showing Storrie suport. Love him or hate him, without him we are heading no where. Let him feel the support of the fans, so if he does go, he does it for the club, by forcing SAF's hand to sell us on, hopefully the Saudi's will then bring Storrie back in, to continue what should have been the new bright future we all hope for.
Midge
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25/09/2009 08:51:00

probably pointless, but it might make you feel beter? http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/fahim/?e
Midge
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25/09/2009 08:52:00

Song for Saturday (Tune of My Old Man's a Dustman) Al Fahim's no Doctor, He wears a baseball cap, He has no f**cking money, Let's send the fake Doc back
frattonchorus
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25/09/2009 08:52:00

The Fratton Park soap opera continues and fpr me personally it is a real ****! I had completely reorganised my social life to be there and now ..... Well I suppose that is the life of a Pompey fan.
eastneydave
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25/09/2009 09:25:00

Its time to get this idiot dr doolittle out of pompey, lets have some cheers for Peter Storrie pleeeease! love him or hate him, he has been the key to our club over recent months and is essential to its survival. Peter's consortium needs to make this t**t an offer he can't refuse so we can get our club back on track to where it belongs. Maybe it would take some 'rash action by either not turning up at all or turning our backs for 90 mins?
nohomers
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25/09/2009 09:50:00

Well what a surprise he won't meet the fans! what a ridiculous excuse. Probably won't turn up tomorrow either. PS must be pulling his hair out I wouldn't blame him if he packed it in now. SAF is just a clueless chancer on a massive ego trip at our expense.
ashfordblue
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25/09/2009 10:31:00

in disbelief at just how bad its all going. you cant sit back like any other business and watch... not many clubs in the prem make profits (and less consisitently so) ... you need to proactive. why does he have to go through media outlets ... we have our own media! when you get a new owner it is supposed to stabilise a club but I feel we are more de-stabilised more than ever... the fact he called off the meeting means we all know he is full of **** and his credibility will have been diminished to just a handful of fans. i would just like ONE season where pompey arent the joke of the league. owner / manager and some players are all jokers ... no wonder we find ourselves in this position ... havnt got a clue how to turn it around though!
pompey--pessimist
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25/09/2009 11:12:00

I struggle to understand fans who think we should ignore whats going on behind the scenes and concentrate on the gootball instead? I struggle to understand those people who think that Storrie loves Pompey more than his £1m plus salary. I struggle to understand those fans who think protesting about Dr SAF will do nothing. I struggle to understand where Pompey are going on and off the pitch with Dr SAF and Paul Hart at the controls.
The Rabbi
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25/09/2009 11:28:00

Just one loud, deafening 'Peter Storries Blue and White Army' for 15 mins...Milan gane style Anyone remember Crystal Palace away when we had aright go at Venebles.. This ASF tw#T needs to see who he's messing with
yellowcheesemonkey
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25/09/2009 12:12:00

If PS leaves then be under no illusion; his word and his bond have ensured that certain clubs, agents and other parties have given an extension to the clubs credit......that means, that as soon as he walks SAF will be clobbered with a number of debts which I think we all now realise the fake sheik won't be able to afford !! ADMINISTRATION either way. PS please don't walk away! TROUBLE is in town and it drives a gucci lambo !
BarneyArmy
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25/09/2009 12:12:00

MEETING IS BACK ON! according to Pompey Online.. ALF ran the club and has now agreed to meet the PVA.. An attempt to appease PS? or is he bricking it
yellowcheesemonkey
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25/09/2009 12:48:00

 

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