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The next (key) fight for PFC...

For far too long now the fact that Sacha Gaydamak has had a 'strangle hold' on PFC - due to his land ownership of the ground around Fratton Park - has hindered the possibility of any 'progress' being made in areas that are needed.

All the time he owns this it prevents the club from using this in ways to benefit PFC, which you would hope would be the case, and of course prevents the potential ground renovation of Fratton.

Now though, as he told The News today, on of our owners Vladimir Antonov is 'confident' that they will be able to strike a deal with Gaydamak to reclaim this land: 'our legal department of the group is working with the situation on how to get this land back to the club again.

'We do believe we will be successful to get this land back to the club.

'We even have a business plan about what we will do with this land in the future.'

Even so 'if' they are successful in getting this land back then 'a new ground' is not the highest of priorities, and rightly so to be honest.

What is of the highest importance is to continue working towards getting the 'football part' of the club right, the infrastructure if you will: 'we started our, let's say, investigation works about that, but it's too far to say we will have it next year or the year after.

'Before we need to concentrate on the academy, on the kids, to improve let's say the football part of the football club.

'Then let's say to improve the commercial side.

'But of course in the long term vision we need to have a new stadium, but it's too early to say when.'

Yep, I know it is 'only words' at the moment but they are encouraging words once more.

To be fair the majority of what has been said, with little promises made etc., has been followed up with some actions, perhaps not always as many as some would like, but CSI have made some decent inroads into turning things round at the club.

Getting the structure right is essential for our future, getting the land that is rightfully PFC's back also has the potential to make so much difference - in a positive way - to a bright and sustainable future.

Another key fight for our future is underway, if CSI can win this battle then it is another big step in the right direction to what can, and hopefully will be, that bright future for Pompey...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 19 2011

Time: 10:01AM

Your Comments

Agree that a stadium isn't our number 1 priority right now, but I hope we can get the land back for whatever reason they plan on using it for. Giant pub exclusive to Vital Pompey members is my suggestion, with 500 different types of beer from around the globe on tap for a quid a pint, a direct line to the Pompey dressing room so we can all give our individual teamtalks before each game, a personal masseuse so we can get rid of any pre-match tension and free wi-fi (because I don't ask for much).
PompeyFrippy
Agree that a stadium isn't our number 1 priority right now, but I hope we can get the land back for whatever reason they plan on using it for. Giant pub exclusive to Vital Pompey members is my suggestion, with 500 different types of beer from around the globe on tap for a quid a pint, a direct line to the Pompey dressing room so we can all give our individual teamtalks before each game, a personal masseuse so we can get rid of any pre-match tension and free wi-fi (because I don't ask for much).
PompeyFrippy
lol hilarious demands
SwaggaJaggon
lol hilarious demands
SwaggaJaggon
Frippy - gr8 stuff!! As to the other more reasonable demands of CSI - the question is why would SG want to hang on to the land? There of course many answers to that question most surrounding greed.
eastneydave
Frippy - gr8 stuff!! As to the other more reasonable demands of CSI - the question is why would SG want to hang on to the land? There of course many answers to that question most surrounding greed.
eastneydave
I am hoping that PCC will not let Sacha do anything with the land and so it becomes worthless for him to hold onto. It may have been that Sacha was holding on to thwart Portpin, but now that they are a distant memory (sort of), maybe he will readily deal with CSI. Hope so, anyway.
gandor1
I am hoping that PCC will not let Sacha do anything with the land and so it becomes worthless for him to hold onto. It may have been that Sacha was holding on to thwart Portpin, but now that they are a distant memory (sort of), maybe he will readily deal with CSI. Hope so, anyway.
gandor1
Gaydamak was always willing to sell the land; whatever state the Market is in, he just wants the club to pay well over the Market rate for it. He bought it to strategically blackmail the club and he will win.
RussellM
Gaydamak was always willing to sell the land; whatever state the Market is in, he just wants the club to pay well over the Market rate for it. He bought it to strategically blackmail the club and he will win.
RussellM
really don't buy into the whole 'Sacha's a monster' theory's, although i do think he's a businessman so of course he wants as much as he can get, which is fair enough i suppose and i doubt he's asking for that much more than what he paid for it, and tbh i think he'll be glad to be rid of it lol
pompeym@
really don't buy into the whole 'Sacha's a monster' theory's, although i do think he's a businessman so of course he wants as much as he can get, which is fair enough i suppose and i doubt he's asking for that much more than what he paid for it, and tbh i think he'll be glad to be rid of it lol
pompeym@
I cant help but keep optomistic and be relatively impressed with what the new owners are saying/doing, I know we have heard a lot of this before from previous owners, but you do actually get a sense that these guys are telling us how it is. I dont think I am the only person who feels this way! It would seem that although they are here as a business venture, basically to make some money, that they are approaching it in a very sensible fashion, to doubt I dont think you can fault their commitment and go to attitude. It also seems as though they may have caught the bug that is Pompey FC and although others have claimed the same in the past I think only Mandaric and possibly even Ive got no Money at all FAHIM have fallen like this in our recent past, a slow but exciting future perhaps???
NZ_Portsmuff
I cant help but keep optomistic and be relatively impressed with what the new owners are saying/doing, I know we have heard a lot of this before from previous owners, but you do actually get a sense that these guys are telling us how it is. I dont think I am the only person who feels this way! It would seem that although they are here as a business venture, basically to make some money, that they are approaching it in a very sensible fashion, to doubt I dont think you can fault their commitment and go to attitude. It also seems as though they may have caught the bug that is Pompey FC and although others have claimed the same in the past I think only Mandaric and possibly even Ive got no Money at all FAHIM have fallen like this in our recent past, a slow but exciting future perhaps???
NZ_Portsmuff
That was to date, not to doubt
NZ_Portsmuff
That was to date, not to doubt
NZ_Portsmuff
 

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