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Campbell sticks the boot in!

Campbell sticks the boot in!

If it is not one thing it is another these days and today's 'other' is the news that former captain Sol Campbell is suing the club over fees and bonuses he claims he is owed.

Campbell, who of course held aloft the FA cup just 18-months ago - although this now seems an eternity ago! - 'claims' that he is owed £1.7m in 'image rights and bonus payments' and has now started legal proceedings against us...

A Pompey spokesman said: 'the matter is being dealt with by our lawyers.'

So, yet ANOTHER issue will be dragged though the courts, with the name of PFC dragged through the mud again...

Granted if Sol is owed money he is owed money but is now really the time for him to be doing this? He can see that the club is on its knees so his actions have placed, and will hammer in, another nail to our coffin!

Although you will need to get to the back of the queue though big man...

No doubt the current owners will argue that the matter is between previous owners and Campbell, although I in all honesty that is not the way it will work is it? His contract was with Portsmouth Football Club, whoever owns it.

My God the 'muppet' that agreed to all these ridiculous contracts, and various clauses within then, needs a good shoeing - mentioning no names!

Now, which player can be flogged to settle with the man that we paid a fortune, is one of the richest footballers in world football, was a player that we rescued from the scrap heap, we helped get back into the England fold, aided him to win another FA cup winners medal and have another crack at Europe...

Cheers Sol!


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Date:Wednesday January 20 2010
Time: 3:58PM


To be honest i don't expect much else and if we promised the bonus then i suppose someone with no real love for the club would do the same, but if its true that he wants interest on the late payment as well it just goes to show what a total greedy w@nker he and probably a few other mercenary 'pros' are. ruins any memories i have of that tw*t with interest.
Super Bock 1898
20/01/2010 16:06:00
Sol - all I can say is I hope Michael Brown ends your career for pompey against arsenal before you end ours
20/01/2010 16:06:00
can't arsene point out what a tit he's being - doesn't look good on his club if they employ a t*sser
20/01/2010 16:07:00
keep fighting rug i know you dont like us yids but as a football fan i really hope you get sorted the league is better for having pompey in it, especially when you look at the alternatives i.e stoke or hull they dont play football you guys do KEEP FIGHTING and tell that deranged bell end to feck off.
20/01/2010 16:08:00
Its not Sol Campbell whos @ fault here its basically down to blind stupidity by football clubs throughout europe & lets be honest here a lot of football fans have been taken in by this bull sh*** for neary 20 years now.
20/01/2010 16:15:00
As I said in the forum, You can see why Spurs hate him so. I've always said on here he's a mercenary and boy he hasn't disappointed me!!!!!
20/01/2010 16:21:00
The muppet = Peter Storrie. He was in charge of negotiating the players contracts obviously with the blessing of Gaydamak. They are the villains of this piece!
20/01/2010 16:25:00
Danny - it's his choice though... he knows full well the implications his "action" will have on the club - he had the choice to give it a chance to suceed and see hi debt paid off - or to force it into administration and try and get something out of it - £1.7m is probably a gross exaggeration intended to recoup as much as he can when the administrators come in... he's choosing to try and put a 100yr old club into administration in the hope of picking up cash in the liquidation. He shouldn't have been a footballer when he's such a good bar steward
20/01/2010 16:26:00
Wonder how many other ex pompey players will jump on the band wagon, just about sums up football these days. Losing interest in the game. Got the world cup this year and this is gonna put a downer on it. Every time someone scores a goal there value goes up by a million. Heres hoping something is done to the league structure and how the whole thing is run. Its going to take a large club like liverpool, man u, arsenal or chelsea etc for them to look up and take notice.
20/01/2010 16:29:00
I can fully understand why Pompey fans would be annoyed about this, but the facts are, if Pompey owe him money, then that's really the end of it. Pompey's financial problems aren't his fault and if he is legally owed money then he's entitled to ask for it. Particularly if he thinks there's danger of you lot going to the wall (which I sincerely hope you don't) and never seeing a penny of it. It's harsh, but we vote for free market capitalism and therefore have no right to complain about its bugbears. Whoever awarded him the ridiculous terms is the villain as some of you have pointed out. Would your landlord let you off the rent for a month because you'd lost your job?
Little Dutch
20/01/2010 16:30:00
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