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Shameless actions!

Shameless actions!

The 'actions', or 'non-actions' as would be more fitting, of people that have been running this club have brought shame on the good name of Portsmouth Football Club repeatedly for far too long now - I have, and always will be proud to be Pompey born and a Pompey fan but some actions just cannot be described by words and have left me feeling 'ashamed' even if it is NOT our, the fans', place to feel shamed by what has happened...

The non-payment of so many outstanding amounts of money to various people is criminal, the fact that charities HAVE NOT been paid is just indefensible - and those that 'should' have been accountable for these payments being made, but not making them, MUST be held accountable for this, and at the very least foot the bills themselves as I have little doubt they can afford this!

Among these left short of what they were meant to get were cancer charities, left several thousand pound out of pocket (some £14,000 + by all accounts) from the lack of payment made - The Tom Prince Cancer Trust for example sees, or so I believe, something like £12,000 unpaid? This payment was, as I am led to believe, as a percentage passed on, or at least meant to have been passed on, from shirt sales - with so much from each shirt sold going to this charity.

The fact that is WAS NOT paid is just, well, as said indefensible and how these people can sleep at night having not seen this honoured is beyond me.

It makes my blood boil just thinking about it!

It is all very well adding a 50p to the costs of each FA cup final ticket, which I have no problem with, to be passed onto The Tom Prince Cancer Trust but what about the previous monies not paid? As said I have no issue, or problem doing this but this action DOES NOT make up for the previous non-action of payment - again the person(s) that were responsible for this payment being made, but not making it, should be punished to the full extent of the law.

Surely, using a charities name in connection with the selling of any product, yet not passing on those proceeds MUST be a serious form of 'fraud,' right?

If you or I sold something and said so much was going to a charity, if it was found out we basically 'pocketed' this money we would be 'done', and rightly so, for this - so those most at fault for this happening here should face similar punishments.

All these negative stories, these immoral actions and the lack of responsibility taken by those that SHOULD take it continue to sully the name of Portsmouth Football Club and impact on the ones it should impact on least of all, the genuine people involved in the club, the town itself and of course us, the fans, the ones that receive the biggest brunt of this - especially from brainless morons such as Stan Collymore - as if it is 'our fault' in some way, when it clearly is not!

Like I said at the start of this I am proud to be Pompey, I am shamed of the actions of people connected with this club - I would hope solely in a 'previous capacity' now though - but immensely proud of the actions being taken by Pompey fans who ARE making donations to pay off as much, and as many, of the charity and non-profit organisations, that were left shafted by these peoples 'actions' over the years.

I believe that 2 such cases have now been settled, and more, with a 3rd now well on the way to being paid off - we are talking over £5,000 raised by the generosity of Pompey fans.

We SOULD, if we were not before, be prouder than ever to be Pompey fans - it is just a crying shame that these 'lowest of the low' individuals with these shameless actions will feel little, if any, regret, remorse or sympathy for their wrongdoings. Scum; in fact subhuman scum is how I would describe these people...


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Date:Wednesday April 28 2010
Time: 7:00PM


In all my 15 years of fundraising for chairty, I have never ever ever never ever put one single penny into my bank account. Every halfpenny (and more) went straight into the charity's account. When these mega-paid low-life's realised the charities were not going to be paid, why did they not have a whip round? It would have been peanuts for them. Geoffrey has always had a bad taste in his mouth re: the bods running this club - ever since we bought our very first ticket and had to queue in the pouring rain and wind for half an hour. And this wasn't the old ticket office. This was the new one THEY designed especially for us mugs - I mean the fans.
28/04/2010 19:25:00
Scum, sub-human scum... isn't that a line from Alan Patridge?! Ahaaaaaaa!
28/04/2010 21:11:00
This charity thing lands right back into the laps of Peter Storrie and his financial assitant ( apologies I forget her name), this disgraceful, deceitfull event was way before Azougy, sheikh algotnomanie or Chanrai or Admin. When the club handles other peoples money and diverts it without seeking permission then that comes under the legal amit of fraud. Admin should let the police look at that, it doesn't cost any of his time.
28/04/2010 21:18:00
Do you know that Russell? Only Lucius Peart said it happened because the PFC bank account was frozen and they had no power to do anything. It just sounded like a fob off to me, I must admit, so would be intere4sted to know the timing of the charity fundraising.
28/04/2010 23:10:00
One word to describe the this situation is 'shameful'
28/04/2010 23:10:00
more ammo for the press to sling
plymouth graham
29/04/2010 07:39:00
At the the time, Storrie was paying himself mega bonuses, words fail me.
29/04/2010 08:13:00
So have they officially be paid? Have the debts officially been wiped? Because surely they will see it as just a donation, as opposed to a settlement of a debt.
29/04/2010 09:06:00
It's shameless, but I think some of it depends on the type of collection. The shirt sales %, for example, would probably be settled at the end of season - by which time our bank accounts were frozen. If he was an honourable man PS could have settled these type of debts from the 'bonus' he received from Gay for selling off our best players.
29/04/2010 15:04:00
Gino, tbh I think that the debt shouldn't be wiped, and the club should pay the charities anyway the money that was withheld - and they get the money the fans chipped in AS WELL. After all the original money was donated in good faith by the fans. I totally agree somebody should be prosecuted for this, and I don't understand why it isn't being investigated. Why don't the league/FA step in and have it investigated? One thing for sure, this 'blue day' I will making my donation directly to the Tom Prince trust and not putting anything in any PFC bucket.
29/04/2010 19:18:00
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