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Sunday's Pompey paper talk...

Sunday's Pompey paper talk...

To be honest there is not a great deal of paper talk today, well besides the usual stuff, and basically papers 'mostly' covering the same thing...

The Guardian 'claims' that: 'Portsmouth expect their transfer embargo to be lifted tomorrow morning after sources at the club claimed Udinese had agreed to the rescheduling of the balance of around £3.6m still owed for the transfer of Sulley Muntari in 2007.'

So, allegedly, 'regular payments of around €525,000' have been agreed with Udinese, who were 'said' to be the only club that we had to 'negotiate with' in order to get this embargo lifted?

Being able to REGISTER - more on the registering of players later - freebies and/or loanees is all we need; if we can do this we can at least have 'some chance' of at least getting a game on!

As always though I will believe this if/when it happens...

Whereas The News of the World is somewhat more 'depressing' with their thoughts!

It is nearly that time of the month again, the time of the month where people are meant to be rubbing their hands together with glee as it is 'pay day', although every time this comes round the players, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, the clubs staff fear this not going through!

The next payment, getting on for £2m for the players alone, is 'due' on Friday - 'if' this does not go through on time this time then 'a top star' is 'claimed' to have said: 'I am not prepared to lie for the club any more. From next week I tell the truth.'

Although it could get worse, the players 'could' stage a 'mass walkout' if payment does not go through.

And it 'seems' by law they would have the right to do this - offering '14 days' notice to quit Fratton Park' they would then walk away for nothing yet 'the Premier League could give special dispensation to allow the players to sign for rival clubs.'

I am not sure if this is the same 'top star' but the report also goes on to quote the 'Portsmouth source' as saying: 'the players are running out of patience. The wages are due to be paid on Friday but nobody is expecting them to arrive on time.

'The players are very unhappy and the club can expect a backlash if they are not paid.'



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Date:Sunday January 24 2010
Time: 11:03AM


I think Friday is more of a d-day as anything else as well, if once again the current regime cannot understand that the wages need to be paid on time then the end is closer than we all think. But then again saying that, surely if the embargo is lifted we will get the remainder of the money from the PL which should cover the wages!! On a more positive note, yesterday's result was fantastic and at least it will be 90k in the coffers!!
24/01/2010 11:31:00
Regarding the report by the Guardian saying that our transfer embargo would be lifted tomorrow, the Express says something totally contradictory..... In the report it says 'The threat of becoming the first Premier League club to go into administration loomed large last night after hopes of a cash rescue to ward off court actions from the taxman, Italian club Udinese and former player Sol Campbell were dashed.' So does it mean no financial backers, so we cannot pay for, if true, it conflicts greatly with the optimism in the Guardian... Any prizes for guessing which is correct?.
24/01/2010 11:47:00
missed one important bit in the Express..the subheading which says 'Crisis-hit Portsmouth are just days from losing top-flight status '
24/01/2010 12:04:00
glad i did not come across the express thing then - then again, maybe i wish i had...
24/01/2010 12:09:00
We only have one big star so I guess said big star is Jamo who mist of us wouldn't miss anyway. As he seems more intent on keeping his salary than playing for England. Can anyone answer a question for me pls? The farmery, mudie PVA" solidarity not protest march" was in anger at the current regime and not super super super pete, super peter storrie or saintly sasha who had left the club in a top class financial position; ok fair enough. How does that sit with Storries statement to the fans that the owners were doing all possible to repair and stabalise the club debt going back to the time of sasha gaydamak, or words to that effect. Why are we protesting owners when the hero of F,M & PVA says they are doing a good job and it's not their ,the owners (note plural) fault
24/01/2010 13:13:00
if this is so then the players must be starting to believe the medias hype when they say they feel sorry for their plight. the wages shouldnt be paid late, but at the end of the day they still get them whether its a week later, it surely doesnt take much budgeting to wait that long, and at least they havent experienced a recession like the rest of the world. fúck em i say
Super Bock 1898
24/01/2010 13:51:00
Saddest thing to me though, is the blind reflection of so many Pompey Fans. While frattonbex is right about the benefit of a lilltle prize money, the so called fans who stayed away in protest yesterday are a pathetic excuse. We may have won a couple of quid from the match, but have you thought about the £350k we lost by having 10000 punters missing at a rough £35 a head? Yes, I know all the arguments about not putting your money where it will disappear from, but fact of the matter is, a third of a million was lost yesterday. Add to that the braindead fools who ran onto the pitch, thinkingh they are big, but potentially saddling the club with a further fine?????? By all means protest outside the ground, but come inside too and SUPPORT the club as many did so well yesterday. We need to unite, no P**s around
24/01/2010 16:38:00
Russ.. Why are we protesting ? .. Most of us are not! .. for the very reason that the protestors can not answer your questions.. I've asked so many questions of the organisers and their 'agents' but have yet to get an intelligent answer ..
24/01/2010 16:38:00
russellm When the current owners actually tookover the club, they had already been 'advised' of our current financial position by Storrie? They will have/should have done a thorough check of the clubs accounts prior to signing on the dotted line.. If anything had changed, Storrie should have kept them informed. By signing on the dotted line they accepted/knew about the current financial position. I hear mutterings that their financial backers (part of the original consortium) pulled out prior to signing (from the time they were originally trying to buy and the eventual time they tookover from Al Fahim).. but if that were true, then why sign of you have no money of your own? a favour to our club? I think not.. I cant help feeling that Storrie has a lot to answer for. Not only to the current owners, but to Pompey Fans.. as the man who knew about all transfer dealings and finances, being the Executive Director until takeover, he is the one that got us into this current mess. Storrie has been paid 1.2 million a year for the job and HE should acknowledge his failings.. He is the one I blame for the situation bringing the 'potless' owners to the club and for our clubs demise since June of last year. Storrie oversaw all transfer dealings and knew about all the shady deals. He has been charged with corruption too from deals. If he advised the new owners of our position, then Storrie is either 'incompetent', 'corrupt' or the new owners are potless fools. I know what I think.
25/01/2010 03:59:00
Pompey exile, PS is incompetent, corrupt, patronising, a liar, shameless and dishonourable to boot. He just keeps taking the money every month, knowing that the owners can't afford to sack him. What a disgraceful human being he is.
25/01/2010 13:41:00
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