Date:Friday October 23 2009
Last night Mark Jacobs was said to have told people that 'damning' quotes attributed to Ali Al Faraj were false, and belonged to a third party and a statement would be issued...
Not quite a statement, but a few lines were given to The News this morning in denial of any interview being given: 'my client has not made such quotes nor given an interview. It seems to me that this is the work of a third party trying to stir things up.'
This was soon followed up with a statement issued on The Pompey Site, which reads: 'Portsmouth FC owner Ali Al Faraj would like to assure fans that quotes attributed to him in a Saudi Arabian newspaper and subsequently published in some of today's tabloid press, are completely false and untrue.
'Mr Al Faraj has not given any interviews to any form of the media and legal proceedings will now begin against the publications that published the alleged quotes and interview.
'The club believes this is the work of a third party who will also face legal action.
'The same Saudi Arabian newspaper last week published a story on Portsmouth FC quoting Sulaiman al Fahim and the content was subsequently retracted.'
As said in a 'rant' last night, words NEED to be followed up with actions now, we - well at least I know I - have had more than enough of words, so lets see some positive actions of intent taken to actually move to put minds at rest, as it seems everywhere we turn now there is something lurking round the corning waiting to attack us!
As far as the 'legal proceedings' being taken goes, once again I would like to see physical proof of this happening - we have constantly said over the past 18-months or so that we would take 'action' against various parties who have said various things, but it does not often seem we have...
If the 'so-called' interview is as much of a complete fabrication as is said lets make those doing this pay the full price! Do they not realise how damaging these things are?
All in all though once again fantastic, and perfectly ideal preparations for a huge game coming up this weekend isn't it...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Friday October 23 2009
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