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The selling PFC process is ongoing...

The selling PFC process is ongoing...

Previously it was the end of this week, or was that the end of last week?

Now, according to The News, a deal for CSI to take over at Pompey could be 'signed, sealed and delivered by the end of the month' - we will see...

I am sure that I am not alone in becoming more than a little bit bored by the whole situation, yet again - what would be the correct term for repeat déjà vu? - and in a way am not taking 'that much' notice of things.

Of course this is not to say that I do not care, as I do!

PFC means the world to me so I care a great deal and genuinely pray that we fall into the ownership of a person(s) that can/will do right by the club and do what is needed to fully stabilise this fantastic club, fully rebuild us and most of all give us a good, stabile and sustainable long-term future.

That is what I, well we, crave most of all, right?

The News today said that a football league spokesman had confirmed that would be owners, presumably CSI, have undertaken the Football League's Fit and Proper Persons test: 'we have had some information submitted relating to the ownership of Portsmouth, and we can confirm that the process to buy the club is ongoing.'

So this is a positive thing, in as much as the would be owners are moving into the home straight of any 'potential' takeover, as these tests come towards the very end of the process.

For me though nothing is official until it is on The Pompey Site, so this is the place we want to be seeing things!

For David Lampitt to say this is where we will find out what we need to know is also good to hear: 'There have been a number of interested parties throughout the process and for us it is business as usual.

'We are absolutely trying to find the right investors for the club.

'That process has been ongoing and still is ongoing and until there is something concrete to report on we won't we making any official comment.

'Until there is something meaningful to report I just don't think it helps the club or any interested parties to fuel speculation.'

Getting the right deal in place for PFC is a must, of course the current owners will want what is best for them too, so if this takes a little longer then so be it although we must be in a position to look at the playing side of things much, much sooner than we were last summer, and the summer before that!

We cannot go through yet another summer of turmoil where we are desperately searching for players on the eve, and actually during, the season as we will once again be playing catch-up.

Of course The News, and other papers, will continue to bang on about this, that and the other and continue to bring 'exclusive' snippets, 'detailed' insights into would be owners and the like but all being well a deal, and 'fingers crossed' the right one, can be concluded in the not to distant future with The Pompey Site bringing us this news in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, as seems to have been the case for years, all we can do is 'sit and wait' - lets talk about the football, even if it has been dire recently...


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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Thursday April 14 2011
    Time: 9:16AM


    In fairness to convers. I've seen their twitter and FB pages and they are also NOT banging on about Pompey, not a mention in fact so it's not a publicity stunt by them.. More like the fans who post on both their twitter and FB pages. So fair play I think that it's not being reported falsely on there or the official site. Let's hope all goes well
    14/04/2011 10:33:00
    Will Lampitt be given the shove if these guys take over?
    14/04/2011 11:42:00
    Good question bluedr...very good question. He was brought in to supposedly keep an eye on things and give us an air of respectability, is that job done? He is after all the CEO of sorts so surely new owners would want there own man representing their interests.....???
    14/04/2011 12:41:00
    Limpwrist could provide a certain air of respectability and FL connections that the overseas part of Convers couldn't get. He also has history of telling the fans what they dint want to hear but need to understand; I would not be surprised if he stayed.
    14/04/2011 17:51:00
    It certainly seems pretty clear that something is going on, there have been rumours abounding all over the place for the last two to three weeks. What I'm not sure about is the timing - two weeks ago it was 'by the end of the week' and I didn't believe that, now its the end of the month. It will take however long it takes. As for whether at last these are good and worthy owners, I don't know . . but I feel a bit excited by it, whereas I never got that with the last couple of pretenders who were supposed to be buying us (forget their names now, the bookie from up north and the kid with the bankrupt dad.)
    14/04/2011 21:53:00
    "the bookie from up north and the kid with the bankrupt dad" that's just class tracyc.... and so fitting to a Pompey takeover saga.... :-)
    14/04/2011 22:17:00
    Hi guys, Been a while (took a break from the site and then earthquakes...lots of em), Rug, like the article and have got my fingers crossed that all goes well, it seems that there is an air of negativity around the takeover, which is entirely understandable, but maybe it would be good to be positive for a change, these prospective owners could come in and do a fantastic job, and replace some of the former glory, might as well at least give them the benefit of the doubt, its been a long road for them and they are still in the race, that speaks volumes in itself, I for one am optomistic and hopeful, I dont like Pompey being in league one, I think we are better than that, hopefully some new owners share the ambition, if you didnt why would you try and buy a club in the first place? PUP
    15/04/2011 08:56:00
    glad to hear that you are ok NZ - my uncle lives out in new zeland, was only miles from the major earthquakes so it was a worry! when do you think you will be over again?
    15/04/2011 16:29:00
    looking at next year, will probably be around august time, but will make sure it coincides with a few games! Looking forward to seeing the boys again, its amazing how quick the time passes!
    15/04/2011 22:08:00
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