UK time is: 06:46:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

January sales...

The 'expected', lets face it, 'January sales' edge ever closer but somewhat surprisingly Appy, as he told The News, insists that he is 'not under pressure' to sell: 'I am under no pressure whatsoever to sell players.

'If people want to buy our players then I expect them to ring me first before anyone else. Hopefully, I will be the first to know about it.

'What I would say which is important is that I have no interest in selling my better players. If people are thinking of trying it, forget it.'

He is not 'daft enough' to know that 'ridiculous amounts' will not be rejected, nor would he want them to be: 'I'm not daft enough to turn down ridiculous amounts of money.

'If people come up with serious offers - and it would have to be serious offers - I might look at it again. But the point I'm making is you won't get any of our players on the cheap.'

Would he really say any different?

Players will not be leaving on the cheap is the message that Appy is looking to get out there and like he has said himself that is how he summaries things...

Given our 'precarious position' once again quite clearly January will mean that if a player can be offloaded then they have to be, if for nothing else but to get their high earnings off the wage bill - and these 'high earners' are the ones that we need to move on and lets hope we can.

We have little time left now, only a matter of weeks - this much we have been told openly before the 'money runs out' - then it is administration again, assuming we still can go into this again?

Even if we do offload players in January we are still just delaying the inevitable, what is abundantly clear is, sell players or not, we must find a new owner, and fast...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Leicester v Pompey.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 28 2011

Time: 7:29PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
He can't talk the price of his players down or they have bank guarantees of outside investment; TBH is obviously on his way and can go with a bit of pride, I wonder how missed - if at all- Lawrence or Kitson would be.
Russellm
Report Abuse
29/12/2011 13:13:00

The nearer we get to the end of January without the sniff of a new owner the more nervous i'll get. Getting rid of anyone is bad news for us, but not being able to replace anyone scares the heck out of me. We create little and convert even less, Don't really want to think too much about the end of the month.
penton
Report Abuse
29/12/2011 14:49:00

Strikes me Appy is as much in the dark about it as Tony Adams was when he thought he'd be able to spend any money that came in from player sales . . . I'm tempted to say that someone should explain the situation but who? Lampitt is probably just as much in the dark. So who he should ask . . . the owner???
tracyc
Report Abuse
30/12/2011 17:29:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Pompey capitulate (Sunday March 29 2015)

Stats: Pompey v Shrewsbury (Saturday March 28 2015)

Questioning his suitability? (Saturday March 28 2015)

On this day in history...28th March (Saturday March 28 2015)

Pompey v Shrewsbury - Fratton (Friday March 27 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 267
2. Pompeytim 59
3. Lemmi 40
4. storagematt 38
5. Emsworthianblue 35
6. mslorna48 32
7. eastneydave 30
8. Copnor43 26
9. sea-juicer 26
10. cornypomp 22

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Exeter 39 14 13 12 -1 55
12. Wimbledon 39 14 11 14 0 53
13. Morecambe 39 13 11 15 -3 50
14. Portsmouth 39 12 13 14 0 49
15. Dag & Red 39 14 7 18 -6 49
16. Oxford 39 11 13 15 -6 46
17. Accrington 39 13 7 19 -18 46

Breaking League News

Mansfield 1-4 York (League 2)
Mansfield : 29/03/2015 18:11:00
Hartlepool 2-1 Cambridge (League 2)
Hartlepool : 29/03/2015 17:34:01
Former defender in Wembley shock
York : 29/03/2015 16:31:01
Minstermen turning a corner
York : 29/03/2015 15:24:01
The Opposition View - Dagenham and Redbridge
Wycombe : 29/03/2015 14:42:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Shrewsbury?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 11%
Devera 0%
Nosworthy 0%
Chorley 0%
East (41) 0%
Dunne 53%
Wallace 7%
Hollands (70) 0%
Kpekawa 0%
Tubbs 0%
Taylor (78) 7%
Sub - Fogden (41) 15%
Sub - Chaplin (70) 0%
Sub - McCallum (78) 7%