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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 13 2010

Time: 4:05PM

Your Comments

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
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
We are buggered!
moley2
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
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
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
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@
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@
Just another reason to hate the Taxman.........
gandor1
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
if we dont come out of admin come kick off do we lose points this season !?? plus sureley we cant carry on selling players if we cant replace them!??? prince wilson nugent smith etc etc we must keep
pompeyhussler
As this deadline approaches I think its something that's on all our minds more and more. I can't see the HRMC just letting us off 'easy' and letting us start to get on with our season - they want their pound of flesh, and it was apparent when they challenged our right to go into admin in the first place. Also I understand they challenged at the admin hearing the amount of the overall debt that is theirs, so that may well be what they base an appeal on. They also have other fish to fry such as the image rights issue and the priority of football debt over anything else (which I think is totally wrong). I would be very very suprised if the midnight Thursday deadline approaches and there's nothing. Does anybody know how long the appeal process takes, if there is one?
tracyc
Just wondering if the taxman is a scummer? He does seem to enjoy us dangling there!
devon
scummers losing to havant 2-0
pompeyhussler
Saints Youth team losing to Havant...big story. Think you should be focusing your thoughts elsewhere
Natural Order Resume
Should five per cent appear too small, Be thankful I don't take it all. 'Cause Im the taxman, Yeah, Im the taxman.
nodster
D@m I wish I'd gone to WLP after all last night now!
tracyc
Hussler I think we can sign players if the 1st team squad falls below 20.
PFCblue
 

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