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Mark Jacobs Spills The Beans

Mark Jacobs Spills The Beans

At 16:00hrs today Daniel Azougy, the Israeli hired on a short term contract to sort out Pompey`s dire situation was quoted in The Guardian as saying 'Mark Jacobs will give a statement this afternoon regarding the situation of the club. We have answers to everything but we didn't give it the right way to newspapers until now, so you will have all the answers there and you can check everything.'

He was also quoted as saying "When people and the fans of Portsmouth know how big (the problem is) they will appreciate what we trying to do"

Well let`s examine the statement then.

"Azougy has got it wrong'.

I have to say hats-off to Mr. Jacobs for providing the waiting World with that information - It will not please all of the people and some will always want to know more, but this is a start surely.

So guys and gals what do you think?

Was it worth the wait ?

Does it make you appreciate what the board are trying to do ?

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Date:Tuesday January 5 2010
Time: 8:46PM


Most of you know that I have continually defended the current administration and even argued with many of you regarding your expectations from what is fundamentally a privately owned company.
But (to me) this latest episode just shows contempt
They know we are waiting for news.
They know we are concerned.
They know how much the club means to us.
To state to a national newspaper that a statement would be issued ‘later this afternoon’, without checking it was actually going to be issued is too hard to swallow., and then to come out and say that a ‘colleague’ “has got it wrong” defies belief.
To set an expectation and then dash it within hours is unacceptable.
I’ve no doubt there is a lot going on behind the scenes, they maybe working seven days a week and so on… but for ***** sake Portsmouth Football Club show some respect to the supporters of the club who walk through the turnstiles week after week, season after season, without us you cease to have a purpose. If there is to be no statement today, why go on record to say there would be?.. Unless of course mr Jacobs and Mr Azougy are working for ‘different people’

I have been anti-demonstrations thus far… perhaps I have been wrong!
05/01/2010 20:47:00
they've weaved a right old tangled web it seems to me! Does Administration beckon?
05/01/2010 20:52:00
just contemptuous
05/01/2010 20:55:00
Who knows Merlin.. To be honest on the verge of herbernating until such time that somebody somewhere takes responsibilty for communication.. I don't care how bad the position is I just (now) want to know.
05/01/2010 20:55:00
Paul.. Seriously I am stunned .. Me... speechless!
05/01/2010 20:56:00
it takes alot for you to be speechless chixy :-)

i think it is fair to say that this is the final straw for us all, right? ANY confidence or (misguided) faith i had is surely gone now - not just because of this but because we FAILED to make the payment for players deadline today, i think this, and my previous statement say enough dont they, i too have beeb cautious on the 'protests' etc. but i think it is time that whatever is planned for birmingham is promoted strongly this time by us?
05/01/2010 21:02:00
well said chix. you gonna be part of the protest now
05/01/2010 21:03:00
As I said under the last thread on VP " let down again" I believe Danny boy Azougy and Jacob are working for different people and there is a power struggle within the owners. This is why Sasha wnats to know who the beneficiary owner really is. Not that he was honest about that and the involvement of his father the convicted crim.
05/01/2010 21:10:00
Coxy .. If it is aimed at getting answers and not just screaming nonsense songs .. I'll happily be first in the queue ...
But I also think it should be inside the ground .. as the stewards will have to 'police it' which will cause as much fuss as possible .. If it is organised properly we can cause merry hell .. All I want is answers and a regular stream of information
05/01/2010 21:11:00
Storie out, Storie out and take those goat rooters with him.
05/01/2010 21:13:00
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