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Is there a way out?

Is there a way out?

Ah well, so much for my attempted 'morale boosting' speech earlier, a few hours after this the latest 'crisis' has come about that makes it look increasingly like we are done...

When I read in 'the paper gossip' that Alan 'the exclusive' Nixon was 'claiming' in The Mirror that we had approached the premier league about selling playing OUTSIDE the transfer window I, like many I guess, 'laughed if off' as a joke, a poor one at that.

I, well we, should have known better I suppose, as this IS what we have done!

The club HAVE confirmed that this is what we have done - and this has also been confirmed to me direct when I asked.

This makes the 'claims' that we have several offers on the table all the more harder to believe, as I cannot see why we would be looking to sell more players if we had interest in the club?

Although I am also told, that the club does/did have interest in it so we have not been lied to about this, and no it was not Storrie telling me this...

I am guessing, but can only guess, that debt has to be reduced yet further - hence this latest 'can we sell players' idea?

Well this is really going to motivate the players, and the staff for that matter, let alone the fans and only appears to make our position look even more desperate - will the courts really have any other option but to wind us up a week on Monday?

Administration is not something that I have liked the idea of, and the thought of how this will affect so many people's jobs at the club and the local business, potentially put them out of work and business, saddens me but voluntarily going into admin is 'looking' an option that we are seriously looking at having to take now, right?

To be able to continue as a football club it is looking increasing likely that we have to accept this 9pt penalty and hope that the reduction of debt will be enough to encourage someone in - the right someone - who can then bring us out of this before next season...

All this said, which confuses me even more; I am under the impression that the papers 'could' make interesting reading tomorrow? And in a positive light for a change? Quite what that is all about God only knows!

Whatever though, I DO still say that it is vitally important that we offer fantastic support to the club on Saturday and SHOULD turn out in our droves as it is NEVER, EVER a waste of time supporting this club, no matter what is thrown at us...


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Date:Thursday February 18 2010
Time: 3:08PM


Could be the last home game Rug. Always part of me was saying this is not going to happen, but now I have to face up to reality. Whatever route we take I just hope that the perpetrators of this fiasco lose out big time. I've supported this club since going with my Dad at the age of 8 and part of me will die with it.
18/02/2010 15:27:00
It's a horrible situation and I feel for Portsmouth fans and what's happening to their club. As a Spurs fan, I can see Harry sharpening his pencil to write cheques to buy even more of your players. Miserable all round (though obviously meaningfully worse for you)...
18/02/2010 15:41:00
Can't believe this, it's utter madness and I don't understand the rationale behind it. If we sell and go down after the points deduction surely this won't make as much of a viable concern!! And like you have said, this must be boosting morale in the camp no end!!
18/02/2010 15:46:00
Maybe any of the prospective new owners are saying that they will only take the club on but without all the debt with it. Perhaps they want the HMRC of our backs and then they will come in. What is strange is that how on earth agin can we take on three new players who although free, will still be offered wages of at least £20 a week, so thats a minimum of £240 a month and an increase to the debt on top of all the other amounts we owe???
18/02/2010 15:47:00
Its no wonder the scummers were laughing in our faces, the shambles that are trying to run our club keep giving them so much ammunition. This smacks of desperation and panic and is not going to impress the judge at all. I wonder if the thinking is to be able to say, "look me'lord, we tried everything, we even asked for this, for that . . and they said no" but it wouldn't wash with me! (Of course if it was me, I'd let Pompey off cos I'm biased but you know what I mean). You would think they had only just found out about this winding up petition. Has someone only just got round to opening the e-mail? I fear the worst, and admin is only the second worst thing that could happen. Whatever does happen, we will always be Pompey fans though. If someone asks me in 10 years time who I support, the answer will be 'Portsmouth'. They can't take away our hearts and souls.
18/02/2010 15:47:00
You just couldn't script it could you? Amazing what the hell is happening to the great club of ours. Heaven only knows what's instore for the ground???
18/02/2010 16:01:00
We must not lose the ground!
18/02/2010 16:02:00
Most organisations have a mission statement to which they aspire too. Is ours "Lets cock up everything we do, look and behave as stupidly as is possible, lie, cheat and bungle our way to failure as as ineptly as we can" Anyone got any better ideas?
18/02/2010 16:10:00
If we're liquidated presumably everthing will get sold.
18/02/2010 16:12:00
I wonder if the old mock tudor Frogmore Road entrance frontage is protected as a listed building?
18/02/2010 16:14:00
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