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Now to see what CSI are made of

Now to see what CSI are made of

Whilst we now know the 'uncertainty' surrounding the CSI takeover is over, as they have completed this, whilst it was uncertain, for whatever reason, you could understand - to a degree - why moves for players were not really being made.

That said surely with or without that takeover there must, or at least should have, have been budget in place for next season, a budget that 'might' now be greater with CSI coming in, but even without this we should have been able to sort deals, certainly those that were free agents?

So its essential, even more so with this deal now going through, that we soon start sorting things out because we know what will happen if we do not!

Déjà vu once more...

Quite clearly Balram Chainrai would have retained Steve Cotterill, so I was left kind of asking myself the question 'maybe' CSI were not looking to do this?

Although I am sure that they are but it was/is possible that their plans did not include him, as said though I am sure that they do...

This could have been preventing signatures being collected on incoming players and also, to be fair players, they would not want to put their signature in place until they knew who they would be playing for and what the clubs future plans were, it is more than feasible that this was/is a major factor.

CSI are now in place the deals in place for 'players waiting in the wings' need to be concluded sooner rather than later now to get the new owners' Fratton reign off to a good start.

I do not think that we should expect, or even want, 'major investment' ploughed into the playing side of things as if we see loads of money thrown at players - both in their fees and wages we give them - then we will see déjà vu on that side of things too...

There are free agents out there, some we already have lined up by all accounts so lets bring them in and also, if the price is right and with what they are asking for salary wise, bring back those loanees that Cotterill wants to.

Lets not 'dilly dally' around this summer, lets get the squad in place sooner rather than later.

This would go some way - assuming they do it the right way - that CSI genuinely do have a decent plan in mind and really are looking to do their best for PFC, and of course will give themselves the opportunity to do right by themselves - again within reason and them not 'fleecing' us - too if all goes according to their plan.

We need to give CSI a chance to prove their worth but they will also be needing to prove that they are here to look after this clubs best interests and starting to rebuild this squad, on a sensible budget, as quickly as possible will do a long way to appeasing the Fratton natives...


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Date:Wednesday June 1 2011
Time: 4:38PM

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Another new broom. They will have their own idea's but we time to build a team & this summer gives us a fighting chance. I still believe our biggest drawback is the ground. Whilst we can offer a new stadia with some 30,000+ seats we will always struggle. My only concerns over the new owners is why they failed to buy Bournemouth a few seasons back?
01/06/2011 16:58:00
Lets wait and see. We certainly must not be cynical yet. Is the 10k barrier still in place Rug
01/06/2011 16:59:00
all the time we struggle to fill even a 20,000 stadium i see no benefit in talking of expanding or building a new one - seems pointless. 'if' CSI have actually managed to agree a deal with gaydarlek for the surrounding area he was holding us to ransom over then this is really good for our future...
01/06/2011 17:01:00
cynical no, cautious yes but to a correct level of cautiousness for me and no major meddling from certain groups, as much good as they can do...
i would 'hope' that a £10k cap stays in place Mick because i think that is MORE than enough for any footballer, especially a no power one!
01/06/2011 17:03:00
Would be nice to know if they have agreed deals with Sasha, not for now, but for the long term future, as you say Rug "steady as we go",or words to that effect.
01/06/2011 17:20:00
Matt, as far as I am aware, no offer was made for Bournemouth, CSI made an inquiry and simply never went any further with it, I don't think it was a case of being turned down or anything, likewise the Rangers rumours
01/06/2011 17:26:00
from what i was told it was more that the current owners did not want to sell, not that they were 'rejected' by bournemouth? given the time, work and effort to rebuild that club they wanted to keep as was?
01/06/2011 17:40:00
Matt, they made an enquiry, the shares were mortgaged to the current owner who made it clear he didn't want to sell; end of discussion. No offer was made for Rangers; and perhaps the Gers may come to regret that, it says something that CSI had the money to buy the facilities.
01/06/2011 18:44:00
In regard to the article CSI say they are after an early return to the Premier League, therefore they also must have put by some working capital to up the CVA payments if promotion is acheived.
01/06/2011 19:29:00
Well fingers crossed to the future, finally this deal is done, and lets hope for a sensible level of investment in the squad for starters, and then see what happens next.
01/06/2011 19:47:00
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