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That HMRC appeal is around the corner?

That HMRC appeal is around the corner?

It is hardly going to come as a surprise to many is it, 'if' it happens, but the news that HMRC are 'set' to appeal the CVA agreement is beginning to come...

According to Admin Andy, when speaking to The News, he is expecting this appeal so is 'gearing himself up' for it: 'we are gearing ourselves up for the appeal process.

'We were due to get a conference call today but that has been called off.

'That's the indication they are not going to be talking to us before the end of the appeal deadline.'

HMRC, or anyone else, has until midnight on Thursday to launch their appeal - with us now at Tuesday afternoon time is running out but this is 'expected' to be put in before the deadline...

As said, in the opening line, should this happen it will surprise few really - we just 'hoped' it would not come. It seems unfair, and vindictive, waiting until the last to do this but what can you do!

This appeal, should it come - as it almost certainly will from the sounds of it - would mean that we remain in admin and of course see the transfer embargo placed on us remains where it is so those trialists out in America, and others were penned in to join them by all accounts, will be looking elsewhere I guess...

Of course this would leave the squad thin and makes those that have been offered contracts even less likely to wait around to accept them as they cannot be registered until the outcome of this appeal - what we have now WILL be what we have, unless others are sold, until the outcome of the appeal it would seem.

Although we do apparently have 'special dispensation' to sign a keeper regardless - I cannot see this keeper being England's no.1 somehow! Not that I could see him staying anyway.

All of this said, on the other hand - in this game of cat and mouse - Admin Andy may be looking to force the hand to see what response he gets to these 'claims'? Then again this is just 'wishful thinking' really, right?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday July 13 2010
Time: 4:05PM

Comments

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This is Fuc*ing bad news! We desperatley have to keep on our players, no matter what. However, I can't see Boateng accepting to stay. But with whom are we going to play??
Pompey Malta
13/07/2010 16:22:00
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The transfer embargo is at the discretion of the football league. I think they'll allow us to do some business if the appeal drags on
pros7
13/07/2010 16:28:00
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We are buggered!
moley2
13/07/2010 16:43:00
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Rug, HMRC still have to establish that they are 25% of the debt; which is a double edged sword, cos if they lose that point their appeal will fail instantly, however this could drag the process on. You have to think that this vindictive move is based on the hope that Chan will offer to buy them out. Pros7 the FA have not given that dispensation before; so why now.
russellm
13/07/2010 17:09:00
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russellm I have to say that I think the bloody taxman should speak now or forever hold his ?????. Maybe Friday will be the day when at least you can start to operate normally again.
SFC Forever
13/07/2010 17:16:00
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Agreed SFC in fact he should have spoken earlier. Maybe SOS Pompey can actually be usefull instead of pointelesd ego's and or the trust can see if the local members are worth anything or if they need booting out at the first opportunity!
russellm
13/07/2010 17:28:00
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well considering CP are getting away with 1 pence in the fecking pound its a bloody joke, their going after us purely to try and send a message to the football league cause we're the 'bigger' club and in the end all they'll be doing is shooting themselves in the foot... if they succeed then we'll go into liquidation and they'll get even less,. and purely from a tax payers point of view thats not acceptable!
pompeym@
13/07/2010 17:57:00
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oh as far as the late timing, i don't think its vindictive or anything it just takes time to build a case, and wouldn't you spend as long as possible strengthing your case before you put it in?
pompeym@
13/07/2010 17:59:00
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Just another reason to hate the Taxman.........
gandor1
13/07/2010 18:29:00
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i think the HMRC will certainly appeal against our CVA they waited untill just before the deadline when Leeds were in the same situation as us & they also turned down a offer of 99p in the £ from bournemouth . so its a for gone conclusion i would think . but as we our Pompey fans we always live in hope
sea-juicer
13/07/2010 18:47:00
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