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Rubbish, rubbish and more rubbish

Rubbish, rubbish and more rubbish

What is this more rubbish? It is stuff on James, more about administration and more about our former manager...Why can we not be left alone?

Rubbish #1 - The Telegraph

The first thing is something that The Telegraph has come out with, just hours after England were beaten in the Ukraine. 'Claims' are that David James still wants away and this sees him wanting 'a January move from Portsmouth to Tottenham to ensure that he goes into the World Cup finals as England's No 1 goalkeeper.'

A so-called source close to the player claims: 'his desire to leave has hardened and that a deal is in the pipeline.'

In another 'twist' to this the paper also 'claims' that as Spurs are owned money - which I could, and do believe, the owed money part - for Kevin-Prince Boateng, £2m of it, and with Spurs 'concerned that Portsmouth have spent money hiring Avram Grant as director of football and talked up recruitment in January while their debt remains unpaid' they can use this to get James in...

What a load of *@%#!

What does it take for the dumbass media to realise that James does not need to leave Pompey to ensure he goes to the world cup with England? If he is good enough, as he clearly is, he will be selected.

If I put it in capital letters to spell it out do you think they media will get it? Nope nor do I but what the hell I will anyway...


Rubbish #2 - The Mail

Whereas The Mail 'claims' that we 'still face the threat of administration, despite the club's latest takeover - because of £10million of debts to the tax authorities.'

Debts to the taxman, 'believed' to have been £2m are actually 'said' to be £10m and we are 'struggling to persuade the authorities to accept staggered payments in a bid to prevent administration and the nine-point penalty from the Premier League.'

Oh, The Mail outdoes itself as they too have a club insider to spill the beans: 'we need the co-operation of all parties or there is still the danger of administration. The club was on its belly when the takeover happened.

'The Falcondrone team will not let the club down, but they need to work with people to resolve the outstanding issues.'

We are 'said' to 'have a history of missing tax payments which goes back many years and this probably explains HMRC's tough stance.'

In all honesty I could somewhat believe us not making payments I must admit, but all in all what can you say to this...

Rubbish #3 - The Mirror

What an absolute beauty from The Mirror, with people so 'concerned' over the safety of our returning former manager next weekend 'former SAS troops' are being brought in to 'guard' Jamie's Dad...

Oh you better believe it, there is also a source to vouch for this as well: 'feelings are still running high at Pompey over the way Harry left and took former players with him, so the best option is to go with security and eradicate any chance of Harry being under pressure and intimidation.

'He'll be subject to abuse from the stands and we can live with that, even if we are not comfortable with it.

'But anything other than verbal abuse can`t be tolerated and that`s why the ex-SAS lads are involved.'

As the man himself would say in a certain commercial for a rival paper, what a load of old tosh...


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Date:Sunday October 11 2009
Time: 8:31AM


you know, as wrong as it sounds, and it really is wrong, but I've almost felt like it would be a relief to get relegated. To be out of the prem, would be out of the press's eye. These guys are a discrace, just making up stories, they really don't help any situation!! tw*ts!
11/10/2009 09:20:00
So Floppychops is coming to Pompey with a couple of bouncers? That is common sense to me. He had a guard when he came to get the freedom of the City didn't he? I believe it. Re: David James, I believe that too. He wanted gone from Pompey at the end of the Transfer window but left it to late and there were no offers for him (except Spurs) or he would have gone. So what, we have Begovic. If Green hadn't been sent of last night,Jamo would NOT have been selected. Re the Tax situation - I don't know about that one, but nothing would suprise me anymore, I must admit. All the time we have these issues swirling around, the press are going to sensationalise it.
11/10/2009 10:26:00
I know what you mean Chimes; less talk more football. I suppose even the fans feel the pressure of being in the Premiership.
11/10/2009 10:50:00
Blokes on Sunday Supplement this morning were saying that fans' adoration of Peter Storrie is completely misplaced. If he is as effective as we think then he was just as much to blame for the financial mismanagement as Sacha and Wobbler; if he has nothing to do with the financial mismanagement that has got us in the poo then he has had no impact whatsoever on recent events as he's just the fall guy for the investors. Thought it was a bit black-and-white but I can't say I've ever trusted PS any more than I would trust any millionaire capitalist wherever they may be found. We can't operate a premiership club without them and PS is the one we've got, like it or not.
11/10/2009 11:46:00
Serves you right rug for reading the papers ;-) I gave them up years ago in favour of tv news and net sites like this. They can only serve up lies and conjecture cos they'll always be behind 'real-time' news. hammer I agree about PS - clever how he's turned himself into the saviour of Pompey.
11/10/2009 12:03:00
do not read papers, just read newsnow :-)

re jamo - i do not know what to think, i was convinced that he wanted out then convinced he did not, convinced he was pushing for a move away, then convinced it was us pushing him - all in all given our record of pushing and my thoughts on him i still just about lean more towards him being pushed, did his reaction to the win over wolves look like a guy that want out tho, that is what i say...

re storrie: i often write things in the forum, i did this the other day about him saying 'sacha was not to blame' - whilst i appreciate what he did to help us out of the mess i have not been fooled into forgetting that he had a VERY big part to play in us getting into this mess.
11/10/2009 12:35:00
The Telegraph bit seems strange - I originally thought it was an old story that had just got republished (as seems to happen to some websites occasionaly) and checked the date before reading it. I then read Jamo's article in the Guardian/Observer which makes better reading than the rest of the press (other than Toast of course), and it contradicts the Telegraph. Who knows with Jamo, I've heard definative stories from both sides, he wants to go/he wants to stay. Reading his article, although he's very positive it doesn't completely clarify his position. PUP
11/10/2009 12:47:00
I saw self adoration on Sunday and I agreed with that part of the show about Storrie tbh. The SAS thing is just pathetic
11/10/2009 12:53:00
actually part of me admires PS big time for getting away with so much for so long. Because I am nothing if not capricious.
11/10/2009 14:02:00
Very nice of NorfolknBlue to say Toast is the only Sunday press worth reading and who am I to argue.
11/10/2009 14:53:00
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