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...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
STATEMENT FROM SULAIMAN AL FAHIM
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