Winding-up petition STAYS in place
The application to have the winding-up petition handed to Pompey blocked has been REJECTED by the high court...
I received a text shortly after 1 (then several phone calls hence the 'slight delay' on getting anything up) saying it was the case then looked at The News site to see them saying: 'Pompey's attempt to block a winding up order in the High Court has failed.'
A spokesperson for the Judicial Communications Office is quoted on sky sports as saying: 'At the High Court today Mr Justice Newey dismissed an application from Portsmouth City (sic) Football Club Limited for a winding up petition to be struck out.
'A further hearing to consider HMRC's winding up petition will take place in due course.'
The fact that this ruling was taking so long was something that was being clung to as a possible 'positive thing,' although that has not proven the case and this will now go to court next month as planned.
Being rejected is not really that much of a 'surprise' is it though really?
Further player departures are surely a NAILED ON certainty now as we need to raise money and fighting this embargo any longer is also 'pointless,' right...
PLAY UP POMPEY!