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Takeover possible, but NOT Gaddafi?

The 'Pompey sources' are out in force today!

A 'source' had been speaking to The Mirror, but this has been denied, as has a possible takeover by Saadi Gaddafi - although another takeover, with 'interest' from '2 or 3' is 'said' to be on...

This particular 'Fratton Park source' told ESPN Soccernet: 'we have been talking with a new potential owner, in fact we have been talking to two or three interested parties, and one of them is interested enough to want a second round of talks, and we shall know soon enough whether they will make an offer.'

'Reports' that Gaddafi Jnr could be on the verge of taking over have been 'strongly denied' though: 'is this the silly season? Of course we have not. We've got enough problems as it is.'

With a 'close aid of Ali Al Faraj' following this up and being quoted as saying: 'we know nothing about Saadi Gaddafi.'

So, we 'could' be seeing a 4th takeover in the weeks ahead then?

We have had almost as many owners this season as we have signings!

Although payment of wages going through on time this month is AGAIN NOT looking very good...

'Representatives of Al Faraj' are quoted as telling Soccernet: 'who knows? We hope so. This month the wages fall on a Sunday, so they need to be paid this Friday or Monday. Will they be late again? As I said, who knows?'

Glad that they cleared that one up - I feel much more 'assured' by this now!

'If' this is genuine, and this is the attitude, then it is well past time for them to move on methinks, right?

If they cannot even assure, yet again, that wages will be paid, and 'if' the latest 'word on the street' that a takeover could happen is true, lets just hope it can, and sooner rather than later!


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 26 2010

Time: 11:41AM

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What did I say about wages at the start of the month?...I'll be amazed if they're paid on time.
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26/01/2010 11:48:00

Williamson is a probable panic sale to help meet the wages.
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26/01/2010 11:56:00

I hope each of the investors agree to the recent plan and purchase the club only to sell it to the second party and then they sell the club to the third party, giving Pompey an irretrievable football record for the most owners in one season. In fact, who cares about survival? I just want this to happen instead.
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26/01/2010 11:56:00

As for Adolf Gadaafi Jr. link, bear in mind that Man City flew out white doves to promote the definitely very friendly hospitality of human-rights abuser and part-time crooner Thaksin Sinatra.
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26/01/2010 11:58:00

If the rumours are true them make it happen soon. But i think it may well be too late to save this season and will have to build in the championship. I can see kaboul, James and williamson going but i dont think the embargo will be lifted until pompey prove they can pay the wages and any other debts until the end of the season. So all this talk about the embargo being lifted is yet another false dawn. if the players go without the embargo being lifted then we well may see nugent coming back and the youth team players filling the bench.
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26/01/2010 12:03:00

meanwhile.. at the Pompey board meeting
"I know!" exclaims Storrie, "why don't we have a takeover this week?"
"Nah, Peter the supporters will never fall for that a third time" responds SAF
"I think it could be funny, just imagine their faces" s*******s Aguzy
Across the room Al-Fahaj looks puzzled as he scratches his head and looks at the few odd coppers and broken piggy bank in front of him .."err sorry boys" he mutters "I seem to have spent the players wages on sweets again!"
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26/01/2010 12:06:00

Actually I retract my 'adolf' comment. I've been reading a few other Pompey fansite articles and one of them pointed out that anything bad and nasty Libya has done internationally was done when Saadi was barely in his mid-teens, including weapons transfers to the IRA, igniting attraction from American bombers, firing Scud missiles hither and thither. Saadi, however, said in 2002 that Libya doesn't need to feel threatened by Israel, and they should move on. So in effect: he's probably O.K. It's bizarre learning about this kind of history from Pompey sites...
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26/01/2010 12:13:00

Am I really reading all this, or did my missus put a Tab. of acid in my porridge. If she did I better go and see the Prodigy!!!!
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26/01/2010 12:17:00

The other rumourof course going around is that if players don't get paid on Friday that they will walk. Be interesting if they turn up at Eastlands for Sunday then.
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26/01/2010 12:20:00

The new board of directors could read Sadam Hussein , Chemical ally and None other Colonel Gadafi. Even they would probably pass the fit and proper persons test. Then we could launch scuds bought from a room out the back of the pompey shop at opposing fans. Nothing would surprise me this year!!!
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26/01/2010 12:22:00

The closest to a naughty activity that I can find that Saadi has done is failing a drugs test way back in 2003. So at least the Daily Mirror will be able to wheel out the "New Pompey owner is DRUG FIEND" headlines if they find no evidence of him tyrannising North Africa or suchlike.
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26/01/2010 12:23:00

At this stage, Lord Lucan or Elvis buying the club would be good news!
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26/01/2010 12:25:00

It would be like Gaydamak all over again. Relatively clean looking guy at the front with his dodgy background of a father providing all the money (i mean where else does a guy like that get his money from). Why does Pompey always attract shady characters. Its going to be interesting to see who else they have lined up to buy us. What about Donald Trump, Richard Branson or even the guy who tried to buy West Ham.
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26/01/2010 12:29:00

All recent Pompey owners have been a son of a gun. Sacha's (remember him, anyone?) father is under accusations for weapons dealing in the middle east, Saadi's father is the "brotherly leader and guide of the revolution" in Libya, Al-Fahim originates from Dubai and land of... er... bloody bankers? And of course we all know that Terry Venables' family are responsible for the millions of deaths in every 20th century war ever.
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26/01/2010 12:33:00

I couldn't think of anything worse than watching the Prodigy on acid
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26/01/2010 12:34:00

Embaro lifted according to snooze http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/frattonlatest/Pompey-transfer-embargo-lifted.6014240.jp
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26/01/2010 12:40:00

young Rug the source is with you, use the source Rug, allow the source to flow through you, mmmmmmm only then control it you can, only then club take over happen may. - sorry bout that, i read the first line and couldnt help myself
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26/01/2010 12:49:00

I can't think of anything worse than watching the Prodigy...Period!
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26/01/2010 12:51:00

i WISH i had not mentioned anything about the prodigy now, as i come across like some crazy acid popping freak now...
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26/01/2010 12:57:00

Oh God I hope that the news re. the Embargo being lifted...What fantastic news!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-)
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26/01/2010 12:57:00

Yeah you crazy acid popping freak...Hahaha...I did wonder! in fact Miranda said to me; Is Rug an acid popping freak who likes the Prodigy?...Of course I stood up for you Rug.Haha
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26/01/2010 12:59:00

oh excuse me is that the acid popping freak? now the embargo is apparently lifted, not confirmed anywhere out side the the news yet . will that mean an exodus?
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26/01/2010 13:00:00

Pompeyscum, do you think it would be like going to a Pompey Board meeting? Oh man what a trip! Maybe we could get Frank Zappa to buy the Club!
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26/01/2010 13:02:00

russellm: I fear that lifting the embargo will be a great pleasure for both the team and management for finally they players will be able to leave and the management able to get new ones.
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26/01/2010 13:05:00

Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, Peter Green and Amy Whiehouse have been confirmed as Portsmouth's new Board. A surreal meeting will take place sometime...man.
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26/01/2010 13:07:00

Hey, nothing wrong with the Prodigy! I hear Liam Howlett and Ketih Flint are biding their time before putting a bid in for the club!
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26/01/2010 13:20:00

Lysimachus, you mean we could get cheaper ones, just heard on the Radio that " sources" suggest the embargo will be lifted today. in fact 5 live just announced the same. nothing on quay earlier
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26/01/2010 13:25:00

If the club told me the turf was green, I'd have to see it for myself. In fact I'd presume they'd sold it off to pay for Storrie's pedicurist.
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26/01/2010 13:26:00

Er - What is Prodigy?
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26/01/2010 13:31:00

SKY sports understand the PL have received the required paperwork from Udinese to allow the embargo to bee lifted
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26/01/2010 13:31:00

EMBARGO LIFTED AT 1:30pm Guys and Gals....
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26/01/2010 13:38:00

As a lot of this chat seems to be about the Prodigy - did anyone see Leeroy (ex Prodigy dancer) on SoccerAM a while back? He seemed like a throughy good chap.
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26/01/2010 16:37:00

Pentonpompey, can you imagine what the new design of the players strip would look like with your new Board. Far Out!!
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26/01/2010 17:16:00

My daughter was at the Prodigy gig last night in Plymouth pavilions, i had to pichk her and a few mates up just after 11pm...she said they were great, a bit middle of the road for me, I currently love Califone and Tunng, I also have also enjoyed Espers lately andthe Cinematic Orchestra and many many more ..as the ads used to say.......
plymouth graham
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26/01/2010 18:02:00

Mike, I think a touch of paisley would be in there somewhere, stripes, dots and hoops...Hey cool cat
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26/01/2010 18:38:00


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