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Meeting with SAF now BACK ON!

The circus that is Portsmouth Football Club continues to roll on with SAF now issuing a statement on The Pompey Site saying that he will be attending tonight's meeting afterall.

See his statement below...




As PFC fans will be aware, I cancelled a planned meeting for supporters that had been scheduled for this evening.

This was primarily because I felt it would be a distraction to the game tomorrow, and thought it would be better to meet with fans on Saturday evening or Sunday, after the game.

I also had a major business commitment on Friday afternoon that I could not release myself from.

However, having spoken with some fans, I accept that this may have been an oversight on my part, and therefore tonight's meeting will go ahead as scheduled - at the agreed time and place.

During this meeting, I hope I will get the opportunity to allay any concerns fans have.

My apologies for the confusion.

Can I also take this opportunity to clarify the remarks that have been attributed to me in the Spanish press.

I did not in any way suggest that there would be no funds available for transfers until next summer.

I was responding to a question regarding whether the club would consider signing major Spanish stars such as David Villa, to which I replied that not until after the infrastructure of the club and other issues were sorted - i.e. certainly not in January!

My remarks have been both taken out of context and clearly lost in translation.

I very much look forward to meeting with the club's supporters this evening to clarify the above.

Sulaiman Al Fahim

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 25 2009

Time: 1:04PM

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what i want to no is how you managed to copy the text? it wouldnt let me :P good news any way guys!
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25/09/2009 13:10:00

also he'll be clarifying more than just the above im sure of it!!!
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25/09/2009 13:11:00

Still don't trust him. Empty vessels make most noise!
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25/09/2009 13:17:00

Just read the statement and it is full of crap...
better to meet with fans on Saturday evening or Sunday, after the game
You never suggested that !
I also had a major business commitment on Friday afternoon that I could not release myself from
You agreed to the date and time in the first place!
However, having spoken with some fans
Well nobody on the attendee list has spoken to YOU
I hope I will get the opportunity to allay any concerns fans have
Excellent! Are you going to resign then?
My remarks have been both taken out of context and clearly lost in translation
Never admitted to anything have you?.. If you discussed club business via the club this could not happen

SAF I strongly believe you are a LIAR and think we little people down here in Pompey are stupid enough to fall for your lies... finally I would seriously take some protection with you tonight .. Friday ni [Edited by hickin]
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25/09/2009 13:21:00

And actions speak louder than words!
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25/09/2009 13:24:00

Crikey ! Chix is writing in bold !!! SAF's in trouble. Well said sir :-/
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25/09/2009 13:25:00

Ok, I havent posted for a little while mainly because I think very little has needed to be added to everyone else's commets. However, with the ongoing propoganda, and speculation - much f which is media generated directly or indirectly - I think this is the first piece of positive output from our club and chairman. Need I add more fuel to the fire to speculate about the articals on the Beeb today about Storrie considering his position, being an act to use the media for our own good for once? I am really hoping that this will be the first of regular statements from SaF on PFC site, to avoid the "My remarks have been both taken out of context and clearly lost in translation.". And please, PVA, ask the Sheikh to have a god damn shave!
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25/09/2009 13:27:00

Well we need ACTION and we need it now!! All i have to do is change my day round again, probably end in divorce, and work out how to get there.
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25/09/2009 13:28:00

.. just drop everything eastneydave... what does he care.. not like you have busy lives to arrange yourself.. oh and Dave.Jolley good to hear from you mate.. Re his shave I completely agree with you.. Eastneydave.. can you take a (cut-throat) razor along with you tonight and present it to SAF for us ;)
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25/09/2009 13:32:00

I've just read an email from Colin Farmery who said "I kid you not I took a call from Mr Al-Fahim this morning and he is aware that he made a bit of a PR gaffe and the meeting with the fans is back on" .. It goes on to say that security will be on the door (usual practice) - Only those on the PVA attendee list will be allowed in (that our Eastneydave and paultsmouth for this meeting) and that the press will not be allowed in.. Do I eat my words now ??
Colin.. Hope you don't mind me quoting you
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25/09/2009 13:43:00

Chix - I will be laden with gifts lol.

Robyn was your problem the white font on the OS. Copy and paste and then change the font color.
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25/09/2009 13:45:00

Go to the HTML version of the site rather than the flash site and I think you can copy from there. Interesting words from Al Fahim. Has anyone actually seen the interview in the Spanish paper? Not defending him in any way (the sooner he's out the better!) but playing devils advocate, it's all third party hear say at the moment. And if his meeting today is to sort out some finance for the club (ha ha!) i'm sure people would rather he attended that then go to the meeting...
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25/09/2009 13:50:00

see, its not that hard is it to issue a statement on the official site - even if it migth not be believed! why could he not have done this from the off outlining his intentions for the club?
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25/09/2009 13:50:00

stooH agree but he has a huge staff and surely can send others in his place but HE MUST be at the PVA meeting!
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25/09/2009 13:52:00

Cheers Chix. Do us proud easnteydave! I just have one question for SaFy - he keeps going on about "infrastructure" and this is the area which needs addressing immediately, but what is it he exactly means by this, and what does he what to develop/improve/change? It is a word which could mean nothing at all and is just more talk, so if you can find out what he sees this as, and what he needs to do before we can move on - can he commit to anything tangible so we can see the immediate value he brings to the table?
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25/09/2009 13:56:00

i just wanna know is this guy serious or not we arent after "David Villa" signings just some stability in my opinion the turmoil at the moment is as bad as when Deacon was in charge. This guy is starting to make Milan look shy to the media! PUT UP OR F**K OFF SAF!
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25/09/2009 14:03:00

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that we will be watching this space closely tonight. Please post something as soon as you can, or I will be very bleary-eyed tomorrow! Good luck tonight PUP
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25/09/2009 14:20:00

Yes... Take a Laptop and mobile broadband with you and get the story online as it hapens lol
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25/09/2009 14:39:00

Make your mind up SAF, and as for David Villa, does that mean we will be signing him next summer lol
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25/09/2009 14:41:00

I think this guy is full of cr4p, he has no money & is selling us down the river. I am still to be convinced by him!!!
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25/09/2009 14:49:00

hey guys ... question to ask the good DR ........ how does he plan to get planning permission for a new football ground, considering there is nowhere in portsmouth that has the infrastructure (there I can use that word too...) for supporting 50000 fans?! will he pay off the council with jelly beans?!
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25/09/2009 15:57:00

on a note of putting the meeting back on ... is it sad that find this absolutely hilarious ... i mean, im still on the happy pills of the carlisle match (chixy will know what im talking about ... by the way so glad it wasnt 1-4 .... phew, so many freshers around =p) ... who cancels a meeting and then cancels the cancellation?!?! i dont know what to believe from this guy anymore - if he can TRULY help the CLUB then i could be willing to let that happen ... just there has been little evidence of that!!! does anyone still believe the Faraj brothers are interested? they wont wait around forever!
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25/09/2009 16:05:00

Mark Mudie from the Quay is going also... (is he on here??? sorry i didnn't know) we can hear a little more about this from him later/tomorrow.....
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25/09/2009 16:30:00

Can't wait to see them minutes! Get 'em on here as fast as you can!
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25/09/2009 18:46:00


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