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Pompey 'lawyers' statement...

Pompey have issued a statement, via their lawyers, on The Pompey Site in response to the high court rejecting our application to have the winding up petition dropped...

An appeal seems likely from the sounds of it, and we have 7-days to do this, but 'if/when' we will does not seem clear - if we are stalling for time, what are we stalling for?

The statement can be found below...


Pompey Lawyers' Statement

Neumans LLP, the solicitors acting for Portsmouth Football Club, can confirm that earlier today Mr Justice Newey, sitting in the High Court, dismissed Portsmouth Football Club's application to strike out HM Revenue & Customs' winding-up petition.

This means that it will now (subject to the outcome of any appeal to the Court of Appeal) continue to an eventual hearing of the petition.

Despite ruling against the club, Mr Justice Newey commented that he had found the issues in the case "difficult" and he granted Portsmouth FC permission to appeal his ruling.

This means that the judge considered any appeal to the Court of Appeal would have a 'real prospect of success'.

If an appeal were to succeed, this would result in the judge's ruling being reversed and HMRC's petition being struck out, without the petition proceeding to a final hearing.

Having been given permission to appeal, the club now has seven days to lodge an appeal. At present, the club is not able to estimate when any appeal as may be made will be heard by the Court of Appeal.

Portsmouth Football Club added: "We would like to once again thank supporters for their continued support and patience.

"The owner, the board and associates would like to assure fans that they are working hard towards a positive solution and are confident that this matter will be resolved in our favour."

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 19 2010

Time: 5:40PM

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Lets hope we win the other appeal!
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19/01/2010 18:02:00

Well they may as well appeal - you have to keep trying until the final whistle goes after all! I'm glad they're confident, I wish I was. Surely if they had a good case, they would have won already?
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19/01/2010 18:21:00

if ever a club deserved to stay in the premier league, its you really hope all goes well for you
cornish gooner
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19/01/2010 18:51:00

thank you cornish gooner, means alot.
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19/01/2010 18:56:00

What about the cost of the High Court hearing and then the appeal? It will cost many, many thousands!!
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19/01/2010 19:33:00

I'm not sure I have much confidence in Mark Jacobs confidence .. still if you read what the judge said it sounds like he wasn't 100% sure and gave us the right to appeal - Basically it means another judge can hear the arguement - If it was clear cut he wouldn't have allowed us to appeak .. I am grasping at straws or what
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19/01/2010 19:45:00

yes you are Chix but thats all we got left so grasp away and make sure you hold on!
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19/01/2010 20:40:00

Down and out
Tiny T
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19/01/2010 21:11:00

So much for the dream of a sugar daddy with riches beyond your wildest dreams, the wonder team, new training ground, 50,000 seat stadium. Instead you get a bunch of *****s without two bob between them. Surely the EPL proper fitness test could have unravelled this, sue the ********s I say.
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19/01/2010 21:20:00

Dave...Add it to the rest of the bills that won't get paid...Ho hum!
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19/01/2010 21:52:00

its all too late....we do not have the squad to avoid relagation, with further sales of any players deemed good enough for the PL we will be left with all the old crap Tony and Paul has to be satisfied with. I still think Paul made a massive mistake in playing and keeping Gekas, but weve had it now..say goodbye to Janice, Nuge and O'Hara. the rest (Boatang excepted) are not good enough...some are not even good enough for the fizzy pop. I suspect that the club will now go bust and quite possibly cease to exist.
plymouth graham
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19/01/2010 22:10:00

sorry should have read through first.. MISTAKE IN NOT PLAYING AND KEEPING Gekas..was what i meant
plymouth graham
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19/01/2010 22:12:00

We're truly *****d.
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19/01/2010 23:19:00

sad times, i beleive i can hear the fat lady warming up ..... PUP ! :(
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20/01/2010 00:11:00

cant blame Gold and Sullivan as loyal Hammers fans for saying they wouldnt have touched the club otherwise - so how many rich Pompey fans are there out there.....
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20/01/2010 00:42:00


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