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Not nice when the boots on the other foot is it...

I love Portsmouth Football Club and ONLY want what is best for this club, although as much as it angers me that this has happened the fact that Genoa have FAILED to make a payment on Kevin-Prince Boateng leaves me somewhat conflicted on what to think...

Of course when negative actions are impacting on this club it hurts me like it hurts them, in fact it probably hurts us fans more as we know this is not something that we can walk away from, although lets not forget that we HAVE done similar things ourselves to other clubs, other businesses and various members of staff in the past.

Clearly we are in a desperate position where we need money and an overdue payment of £1.2m from early September - with another payment due early in October - will hit us hard but lets face it, with some clubs more than others, our lack of payments hurt them, as did the lack of payment to businesses and the lack of wages to players and staff last season, more so the staff.

Admin Andy running his mouth about this, that and the other is going to do little to help the situation - just get the situation sorted, and in private where possible instead of airing the laundry in public one again. So, I find it a little rich that we have too much of a nerve to knock others as publicly as some personalities have in recent times for similar actions as we carried out but in many ways the 'buy now pay later', usually much, much later, is so much of what is wrong with football and is what causes these issues!

Having payments payable over so many instalments, usually over so many years, with so many add-on clauses thrown in has left football in a right mess - if you do not have it you should not spend it, so if football operated in a way more inline with that it would be much better and football would be played on a far level playing field.

Now for Genoa to pay up - perhaps this latest instance of a non-payment from a club should see the football authorities look into some form of punishment for non-payment of payments due that is severe enough to make clubs 'think' more about the actions before the do them, or not...


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    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Friday September 24 2010

    Time: 10:39AM

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    I don't agree Rug, it seems you are applying one rule to Pompey and another for Genoa. In England we have a football creditors rule, Genoa does not. Genoa know how critical this payment. Why Admin is supposed to be doing this quietly now, is beyond me. it's clearly been going on for a while. Pompey aren't always in the wrong. If memory serves: Other foreign teams made complaints to FIFA and UEFA Pompey were not the cause of transfer chaos that was Stoke & QPR And it seems a Ref swore at players so Pompey are right to complain.
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    24/09/2010 10:54:00

    Unfortunatley three words spring to mind, pot,kettle and black.
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    24/09/2010 11:14:00

    Oh! well that makes it all right then doesn't it Lemmi! Pompey had problems before so they don't deserve what they are owed. Why should we live by the rules we apply to Pompey. I find hypocratic self flagellation stunning.
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    24/09/2010 11:32:00

    until football does something stronger to ensure this kind of thing cannot happen it will keep happening...

    its not 'ok' as we did it, and i am not saying it is, but we have to remember that we were doing this regularly so its difficult to rant and rave and shout and scream too much about how hard done by we are.
    as said something MUST change in football so this is not an 'acceptable' thing, which it has almost become.
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    24/09/2010 12:37:00

    It's about time that football brought in a new rule. If you do not have the money to buy the player outright when negotiating the transfer then it cannot happen. Funnily enough I have just asked the tax man if I can pay my tax over the next 3 years and in instalments....the answer??
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    24/09/2010 13:03:00

    To clarify my original post, it' not ok to default on our payments full stop. To then complain about others is rank hypocrisy. I don't think either club is right, we defaulted by incompetent management, Genoa appear to have to have done so by premeditation. Now that is something to complain about. Self righteous pontification won't help however.
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    24/09/2010 15:18:00

    I'd rather AA did go to the press so easily about this sort of rubbish - but he did the right thing in reporting them - we can't afford not to recieve this sort of transfer fee - and others reported us and left us with significant embargoes etc for failure, so why shouldn't Genoa be put under the same sort of pressure.
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    24/09/2010 18:25:00

    It wasn't right when Pompey did it, and its not right when Genoa do it either. We received so much criticism for doing it, was it Rennes that wanted us booted out the league and shut down with immediate effect? So we have just as much right to complain as well. As ironic as it may be. I do agree that this payment by instalments should stop though, it should be pay upfront or not at all.
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    25/09/2010 10:56:00

    Mind you one time we did ask for upfront payment we got bitten on the @ because Begovic walked out of the hotel in the middle of the night and went to Stoke, so we now owe Spurs their 1million back.
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    25/09/2010 11:00:00


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