Date:Saturday January 30 2010
To kick-off I must say, although this is one of the many things going around in my head at the moment it was pushed more to the front of the queue by some comments made earlier today by Chix...
This month it HAS been said more than once that the premier league had withheld money from Pompey, this is common knowledge.
Money that was part of the latest round of TV money, £7m that we were meant to get at the start of the month, was withheld and paid onto existing creditors...
Fair enough, right?
Although these creditors are 'said' to have been given around £5m, which leaves a surplus if my maths, which is not great, works out - and even my maths can works out that 7 - 5, a reported 5, = 2!!!
So, again as commonly revealed, that £2m was withheld by the premier league - for what, well who knows. It 'seemed' as some form of guarantee for something, the wages you would automatically assume!
This 'illegal' withholding of money was challenged by Peter Storrie and Mark Jacob, and VERY publically.
So, the big question is WHERE HAS THAT MONEY GONE?
The figure bandied around, the £2m, is actually 'said' to be something more along the lines of £1.6m - even so, whatever the amount, WHERE has that gone?
With wages not going through again, and the sales of players 'said' to define wages being paid, SURELY that £1.6m should have at least gone towards the essential, and the necessity that is a MONTHLY PAYMENT OF WAGES!
If it has gone to pay off other 'creditors' so be it, but can anyone be assured that it has?!
Players monthly wages are now around £1.8m per month, so in 'theory' a 'mere' £200,000 was needed for their wages - of course you have the staff to pay, but even with this large number we cannot be talking that much more on top so WHY is there a delay?
Everyone deserves paying but the 'common' member of staff is probably as reliant on this monthly money as you or I would be, they CANNOT afford to be without it - so pull your finger out and pay up.
'If' they cannot do this, again, can someone not step in and DEMAND answers, the footballing authorities MUST have the power to do this!
But where are the premier league, or the FA, to quiz this?
You have the PFA starting to chip in again, but WHY are the premier league not asking more demanding questions from 'faceless owners,' the premier league in particular regarding that 'withheld payment', which I assume was given to the club upon the lifting of the transfer embargo, so where has that gone...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Saturday January 30 2010
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