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...
PLAY UP POMPEY!