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Clearly not a fan then Mr Dennis?

It goes without saying that ALL Pompey fans are not proud of the fact that 'we have not paid our bills'.

But the fact that 'Potless Pompey' - as you, I guess, rightly put it Mick Dennis from The Express - 'probably will not be thrown out of the FA cup' is down to NO ONE else BUT the FA. So, the other teams that have been in the cup this season getting the 'slap in the face' that they 'could' get as a result of us 'possibly' going on to win it are not getting this because of us, technically this is because of the FA!

Granted we have chosen to go into administration - but think of your own team though Dennis, what would you prefer? Potless and in admin or potless and liquidated! - and 'perhaps' under the FA's own rules we 'should have been thrown out' but they, lets get this right mate, THEY are the ones that have, as yet, not opted to do this so this is the FA's fault not OUR fault!

You say: 'Crystal Palace were allowed to play on in the competition this season after going into administration - and my guess is that the FA will treat Pompey in the same way. Whether they should or not is a very different question.'

Erm, NO it is not a different question!

Ok, the club might owe a lot more, the club might not have paid its taxes and so much more - again NOT something we are proud of - but WHY should Palace, and other clubs that have played in this seasons FA cup that HAVE been in admin, have been treated any differently to us?

Other clubs HAVE NOT been thrown out for being in admin so why - even though we might 'threaten' the competition by possibly 'daring to try to win it' - should we be treated any different?

Fact of the matter is, on the whole, like the premier league the FA are spineless - rules is rules I will give you that BUT they have NOT enforced these rules during the competition so who the hell do you think you are going on a 'one man crusade' to 'try' to get us thrown out now?

I did not hear you banging on Stockport's or Palace's door back along when they were still in the cup...

As for you and the other jackals that make up the media my heart bleeds for you that you had to 'suffer for football' by having to buy you OWN food at the weekend as 'the administrator has stopped them providing hot food in the media room' - you swine's have been sticking the boot in WHENEVER you can this season, and before, so tell me why the hell should we supply you with food and drink for this privilege?

Jog on!

Oh, in case you do not know what I am referring to it is this - Portsmouth glory would be a slap in the face - here.


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 9 2010

Time: 9:02AM

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Whilst a club 'exists' it should be allowed to take part in cup competitions - irregardless of the financial situation.
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09/03/2010 09:08:00

People have said we should be thrown out, as we have been playing players we can not afford. That is wrong. We played players we couldn't afford in 2008, when we won, but we have since sold them. As a side note, chelsea are playing players we can't afford as well... I think that gives them an unfair advantage.
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09/03/2010 09:23:00

You could argue that any team that is supported financially by either the owners or bank loans are in the same position (but they won't). I've noticed more of the 'they cheated to win it last time and they're doing it again' being repeated in the press. I suppose if they repeat it often enough people will believe it. Apparently West Brom fans are 'outraged' that we beat them in the semi last time. Funnily enough Cardiff who are in much the same position as us are not saying anything. I also noticed many similar comments from Brum fans after Saturdays game. PUP. Remember if you're going thru Hell - keep going! PUP.
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09/03/2010 09:42:00

This raises the whole question of who should own and finance football clubs. With the exception of Arsenal, none of the dominant English clubs can exist without either enormous borrowing or huge subsidies from rich playboys. (Pompey's former playboy owner turned out not to be rich). We need a completely different model of football club ownership and finance. Clubs should be mutually owned by their supporters and they should be restricted in how much they can borrow to finance current expenditure. It would of course require legislation to achieve this. Is there a political party prepared to tackle this? In the meantime the FA and PL need to put their own houses in order before deducting points and threatening supporters with expulsion. Unfortunately, since both are wholly owned by the clubs themselves, they will not act. It requires outside intervention.
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09/03/2010 09:55:00

Chelsea and ManC are both using players they cannot afford. Their earnings certainly do not allow them to spend the money they are spending for players. They have Benefactors who are providing the dosh, and if they pulled out tomorrow, like ours did, they would be in a worse mess than us. Is anyone calling them cheats? No, I didn't think so.
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09/03/2010 10:41:00

He should just mind his own bussiness!
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09/03/2010 11:46:00

What a wan*er he is, peed me off when he said ' I did my bit to keep Portsmouth going. The administrator has stopped them providing hot food in the media room, so, before the Birmingham game, I bought a burger outside. Donít say I donít suffer for football.' F**k Off!
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09/03/2010 11:51:00

Should have poisoned him!
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09/03/2010 12:05:00

*****er, *****er, *****er, *****er, *****er, *****er, *****er, *****er, , *****er,
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09/03/2010 12:52:00

Hope they spat in his burger.
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09/03/2010 13:20:00

What an idiot! But there again a lot of these news hacks are. I hope they all have something else to kick around when they can't find or make up anything else to say about Pompey. What are you supposed to do, feel guilty and roll over and get beaten or come out fighting and win? It's hardly the club's fault that those (supposedly) running it have done what they have. And as for whining about not having any hot food for the news guys, most of which are happy to put the knife in anyway, good for the Administrator is what I would reply to that! Why waste what little cash we may or may not have on that bunch of slimeballs?
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09/03/2010 13:40:00

Well I can't believe we have to put up wth all that crap they spew out about us and then have to feed them as well! I think it is scandalous! Mr Androniku is beginning to grow on me - I think I like him....
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09/03/2010 22:47:00


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