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Jacob 'confident' ban will be 'lifted imminently'

Jacob 'confident' ban will be 'lifted imminently'

Mark Jacob has told The News the he feels that the transfer embargo will be 'lifted imminently' following 'fruitful' talks with the premier league on Tuesday...

'Negotiations' will resume again on Wednesday but Jacob is quoted as saying: 'we have had very fruitful meeting with the Premier League today.

'Talks are resuming tomorrow and the club are confident it will be lifted imminently.'

Another false dawn or could a ray of light suddenly appear?

That said 'if' anyone seriously thinks that we would go out and bring in money signings, let alone 'big money signings' they would be sorely wrong because:

1 - We cannot afford this!
2 - What club in their right mind would do a money transfer deal with us?
3 - Not too many 'top quality' players will want to come to us.
4 - We CANNOT afford to put more debt on top of what we have!
5 - We cannot afford this - oops, I said that one already...

'If' we do get this ban lifted it is 'thought' that loanees and freebies are our best bet for signings, well in fact our ONLY bet, which was always likely to be the case anyway, right?

This would be better than nothing and at least give us a better chance to play on a more even playing field on the pitch! And I suspect, well we have been told, that players are lined up already.

To be honest I will not be raising my hopes too high, as this has happened so many times this season only for them to be dashed, how often have we heard talks about Jacob, or others, being 'confident' about something only for this not to be the case!

Lets just wait and see on this one, and believe anything 'if/when' it happens...


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Date:Tuesday January 19 2010
Time: 11:37PM


Hmm but can we believe him?
20/01/2010 00:07:00
Believe it when we see it. I'm told it is unusual for an appeal to be granted over an HMRC case and the revenue were very disappointed- good! But let's see. I still don't think administration is in anyway likely before 10th feb. What is pretty rubbish is Graham my PFA members dive and cheat Taylor asserting ghat clubs aren't trying to take advantage of our financial distress; what a luring p^ick
20/01/2010 00:12:00
jacob has one of them faces u just want to punch ! look at it in that picture.. would be funny if we got the transfer embargo lifted and then spent 50million on players !!!
20/01/2010 00:40:00
If Jacob got any where near my finances, I swear I'll do time.
20/01/2010 03:38:00
aaah and the swing just continues, happy happy joy joy, doom n gloom, happy happy joy joy, doom n gloom, Im Pompey till I die!!!!!!! (might be sooner than anticipated!)
20/01/2010 04:49:00
I think IF it does get lifted we should at least acknowledge that any players we might bring in will be Avram's men and should get behind them .... even if we have never heard of them.
20/01/2010 07:23:00
Fantastic news. Cant wait for all those new signings!! His pants are on fire. Now we are going to appeal, what a waste of time. You dont win against HMRC, they are rarely wrong especially by 7.5 million you prat!! Just prolonging the agony, becuase you dont have the m! Why dont they just all bugger off, take al faraj and Fahim with you. I dont care if we end up in the fizzy coca cola league now, i am just fed up with all this legal rubbish, you knew what you were getting yourselves into just pay the debts or go home.
20/01/2010 10:13:00
This guy was also confident that we would win against the HMRC. 0-1 so far Mr Jacobs. Hardly premier league material are you?
20/01/2010 10:19:00
My one ray of hope is that if we get a couple of players that gel well with what's left I honestly believe we have in Grant a manager who can steer us clear of relegation - I've even taken a bet we can!
20/01/2010 10:45:00
In debt up to the hilt, being chased by the Tax, Clubs, FA, Prem, Former Players.....and now we want to add to the wage bill and debt ??? FFS why can't we get our house in order first ?
20/01/2010 11:28:00
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