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CSI insolvent! Admin calls again?!

'Nothing to worry about?'

'Business as usual?'

Just a couple of the lines trotted out by CSI last week, in many ways I guess they are right as the fate that awaits us pretty much is 'business as usual' given our recent history...

Here we go again, another points penalty and 'probable' relegation - possibly as the minimum - awaits us with CSI insolvent and going into administration.

BBC Sport (here) reports the following...

'Portsmouth's parent company Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI) are the subject of insolvency proceedings.

'Controlled by Vladimir Antonov - recently arrested in an inquiry into asset stripping - CSI is now temporarily protected from creditors.

'It is unclear whether CSI has formally entered administration or it has sought the court's protection prior to the appointment of an administrator.

'Either way, CSI appears insolvent and Pompey could now be deducted points.

'The Football Association has previously indicated that those clubs whose parent company enter administration will be subject to a points deduction process.

"Almost all companies that file a notice of intention to appoint an administrator end up in administration or liquidation," insolvency lawyer Guy Thomas of Taylor Walton told BBC Sport.

'Last week Portsmouth's former owners Portpin Ltd re-emerged as an interested party in the club's future after filing a charge at Companies House over the parent company making it a secured creditor over CSI.

More will follow, this we can be assure of but at this early stage, from the looks of it, another points penalty and probable relegation - at least - awaits us...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 29 2011

Time: 2:55PM

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I thought we might be safe(ish) from a points deduction as CSI have a portfolio of different companies. Ho hum.
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29/11/2011 15:08:00

i do not know how it works stooH, altho surely it would 'seem; unlikely we could stave off a pts penalty?
if we do not comply with the CVA agreement tho what happens - is that it, can you go into admin again and then just agree another CVA, can we not just be put down now!!!
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29/11/2011 15:11:00

Wot a clucking mess!!! Thoughts are that the sale hasn't fully gone thru with Chanari so CSI doesn't own the club. If CSI defaults then the club stays as before & we shouldn't get points deducted. Then again...
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29/11/2011 15:11:00

chainrai come back by default again then...
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29/11/2011 15:12:00

Portsmouth Football Club can today provide the following information regarding recent events as a result of issues relating to Vladimir Antonov and Snoras Bank: The club's parent company, Convers Sports Initiatives plc (CSI), has been placed into administration. Vladimir Antonov has resigned as chairman and director of Portsmouth Football Club. Portsmouth Football Club (2010) Limited the company that operates PFC is not in administration and continues to trade. The club has funding in place for the short term, but will now be seeking alternative investment for its longer-term requirements. Pompey chief executive David Lampitt said: "After the extraordinary amount of work put in by so many people over the last 18 months to get to this point, it is incredibly disappointing for the club to find itself in this position. "I want to assure staff and fans that we will continue to do everything possible to safeguard the position of the club and its longer term future." quotes from official site, it says we are not in administration so im guessing no deduction?
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29/11/2011 15:16:00

What the hell was the sense in taking us over then!!! I think the FA are determined to see us out of the football league as its only con men who are allowed to buy us. Sick of it now, this isn't what football should be about.
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29/11/2011 15:35:00

All the time pompey are a going concern they should avoid Admin, the CVA requires Pompey maintyain a positive balance on a years accounts. The woprst case scenario i see is Pompey take a points deduction and XChan comes back in.
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29/11/2011 15:41:00

moley" i cant quite see how you link the FL to the ( innocent until proved) shall we say Antonov " borrowing money without the creditors permission" from his own bank Snoras. That has absolutely nothing to do with them and i dont see how Mr Rug or anyone else can expect the F&P test to know that if the state of Lithuania only found out 3 weeks ago.
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29/11/2011 15:45:00

Well...I suppose it is best that a boil is lanced quickly rather than it go sceptic..bet rid of these jokers now. I ststed on this site a while back that i did not to support a club that was in any way funded by child prositution, human trafficking and drug running...if these CSI guys are bandits who HAVE Laundered money from these type of activities then best get rid in my view.....Now, what happens next is anyones guess, but at least PFC 2011 plc or whatever its called, is solvent and could- i asume- be presented as a ongoing buisness...healthy buisness...
plymouth graham
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29/11/2011 15:52:00

but isnt it the FPPT to ensure that the funding that is coming from owners is 'sustainable' and to prove where their funds have actually come from?
if antonov simply 'borrowed' money to fund his takeover that is hardly his personal money is it and is not sustainable tho russ?
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29/11/2011 15:53:00

perhaps we needed the ones looking into then at SAAB as the ones looking into things at the football league?
if they could see that antonov was not 'fit and proper' then why could the football league...
we dared to 'hope' that we had found a genuine group that we needed by again we have been let down and FAILED by the football authorities.
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29/11/2011 16:16:00

Think I've just had enough of all this crap ... Is everybody with money in this world crooked ?? .. Seems so ... Think I'll take a back seat and say nothing more on the mess we are yet again in ..
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29/11/2011 16:18:00

indeed it would seem so chixy...

i know it might seem like it does nothing to help but why not voice your opinion or have a rant and a rave chixy?
please take this the right way, as i meant no disrespect by it, but you are not often afraid to voice and opinion so (for the good it does in many ways i guess) why not voice one now?
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29/11/2011 16:27:00

I think chix is drained and fed up with it now as am I. It's just that all of this is out of the fans hands and we just have to sit and watch all this rubbish unfolding. More stringent checks have to be put in place particularly as all teams have to break even over the next few years( Not sure on the exact year, 2018 I think ).
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29/11/2011 17:04:00

When Southampton Leisure went under the football club were penalised even though it was a going concern.
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29/11/2011 17:20:00

Just done something very stupid, bought 3 tickets for Saturday's game. If I have to suffer so do the kids, they're coming as well. ptid
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29/11/2011 17:53:00

And the administrator is? andrew andronikou!
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29/11/2011 18:13:00

Admin Andy, Yay!!
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29/11/2011 19:01:00

Another nice little earner for AA, and what exactly for us?
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29/11/2011 19:18:00

I really think that we will be OK..I think that a company somewhere will purchase the club as it is a pretty attractive going concern now, with no debt. My worry is that Balu, for all his proices to only sell to the right people, folk who have the clubs best interest at heart...dismissed a car load potential buyers..as time wasters and publicity seekers, and plmped for what now transpires was a money launderer and asset stripper come fraudster...so now he will have to sell us again...At times I wander if Gaydamak ever stopped being our owner to be honest
plymouth graham
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29/11/2011 19:47:00


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