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Survival with the questions marks...

'Survival with just as many question marks hanging over the club would do me', not my vote, yours - although these findings from PFCGino's poll are a tough one to call, as I would agree but at the same time I would not...

The off the field shenanigans are the things that seem to be holding us back, with this being wave upon wave of various things. I just want a quiet life, an easy one where these things are not constant issues and thorns in our side - so if we could eliminate that rubbish I would be happy, but would I want this to come at the cost of us going down?

Hmmm, another toughie!

I do not want us to go down, not just because I am fearful of leaving the premier league. Whilst I do not want this, the concern of leaving the so called 'best league in the world' is not behind my reasoning for not wanting to go down - I fear relegation could prove a final nail in our coffin...

For me I am not as convinced as some others are that relegation 'will not have that much of an impact on us,' I fear that it will - I do not see it being as 'cut and dried' as us just going down and then sorting things out. I have concerns about the financial ramifications of this.

Lets just hope that survival, as I still feel we will see, is achieved and we can get some stability and security also sorted out...then again this is Pompey we are talking about!

  • What the poll asked - Which would YOU rather?

  • How you voted - Survival but as many question marks over the club 74%, Relegation but financial security and certainty 26%

    Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded? You know what to do, thoughts below please guys...


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Monday November 2 2009

    Time: 12:00PM

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    Fair points Rug! I was torn all over the place on this one, the best season (FA Cup withstanding) for years was the Championship promotion year; just great to be winning all the time with expansive football. However, you have to question whether stability would really be there as any of our "real-estate" owners just wouldn't see any profit in the whole thing. Even if we were still likely to get relegated this year, I could see them forcing us into administration just to wipe the slate clean !!!! Premier survival IS essential these days
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    02/11/2009 12:13:00

    Relegation would be catastrophic; players contracts are worth nothing, the player puts the shirt on, walks on to the pitch and doeasnt play. The real estate owners would hive off any land and put the club into recevership. The parachute payment would be used elsewhere and we wouldn't be able to buy a team. I suspect we would do a Leeds; in fact with a 21,000 gate at best the club might not be considered a going concern. I think I better go and lay down.
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    02/11/2009 16:14:00

    i can't contemplate how bad relegation would be. if we went down, we would just collapse. I would say we'd do a leeds, however that simply isn't true. we would never come out of administration, and we would just disapear.
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    02/11/2009 18:03:00


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