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Pot, kettle and all that?

If you are ANYTHING like me you will hate the thought of anyone 'slagging the club off', or at least appearing to too much and will have a view that no one, bar yourself is allowed to do this :-)

Well I am not exactly slagging the club off although I do see a certain irony level with the 'reports' in The Sunday Mirror today...

Basically, in a nutshell, Boro owe us a further 1m payment 'should' Gary O'Neil make his 100th appearance for them, with him stuck on 99 now - although he is 'said' to be injured now anyway!

This impending payment is 'said' to have seen them try to strike a deal with us where they pay us a fraction of this amount, as little as 10% of it allegedly, which is also 'said' not to have gone down very well with the admin team, with a 'club spokesperson' saying: 'we can confirm that Middlesbrough have been in touch and have attempted to renegotiate the payment terms regarding the final 1m payment due to the club.

'The administrators are absolutely furious.

'They have told Middlesbrough in no uncertain terms that they will take legal action if they fail to honour the contract in place.'

Going back to my original thoughts, I DO NOT like slagging this club off, and think that no one should be allowed to do this, bar me :-) Like I also say though, other might think this way too?

Although, whilst we should quite rightly expect full payment, as per the agreement, we must all see the 'irony' of us getting the hump and threatening legal action if Boro 'fail to honour the contract in place'.

As the title says, pot, kettle and all that, plenty of contracts and so on have not been 'honoured' by this club that we all love so much, right...

Although Boro chief exec Keith Lamb has since responded to this, expressing a 'disappointment' at comments made and insists that they WILL honour the agreement: 'I am surprised by the comments attributed to a Portsmouth spokesman.

'All of our payments to Portsmouth relating to Gary's transfer are up to date and I can assure the club and their administrator that should any further payments become due under the terms of the transfer then we will of course honour them.'

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 4 2010

Time: 6:21PM

Your Comments

I agree with you Rug - if anyone should cut Boro some slack it should be us - we know how much comments like 'if they can't pay they should go into administration' (or whatever) can hurt, and I have been shocked by some so called football fans who have expressed some sort of smug satisfaction at our potential demise - there's no way I want to be like them. Mind you, although the administrators are running the show at PFC they do not represent its heart and soul and cannot speak as if they do.
tracyc
I wouldn't look at it as a pot, kettle, black situation. At the end of the day, we are being fleeced by everyone the same way, so it's only right we get what's owed to us and we don't get screwed by both ends of the rod. That's a bad analogy but it pretty much sums up this situation.
PompeyFrippy
or we have him back instead. GON would have walked into this team this season & no doubt been a great player in the crisis of all seasons!!!
storagematt
We need every penny to try to get out of admin before next season. Why should we have any sympathy with Boro?
PFCblue
 

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