Date:Wednesday January 18 2012
Right, after the initial influx of thoughts and reports 'perhaps' - even if it does 'seem' likely it will be him - there is no 100% certainty that our new owner will even be Joseph Cala is there?
Like I say it 'seems' like it will be but though.
All we can base this on is a series of articles in The News, try as they might they are hardly the most reliable of sources - with all due respect, the thing that seems to be making more think it will be Cala is 'The Man from Atlantis' talking to The Telegraph...
'Cynical' and 'sceptical' are words that have been used as to how we could, even should, view him - and I think that is more than fair.
'Eccentric' has also been used within the media, and words of a stronger nature by many of us online...
Calls for him to 'be given a chance' have come from some, and to be fair this has to be the case, but you do get tired of this being the case time and time again, we have heard this about previous owners, and said we will do this and look what we have ALWAYS been left with.
Of course should Cala become our owner I will give him this time but my gut instinct, maybe driven more by his wild claims and plans coupled with our 'previous' leaves me fearful of what the future would bring under him?
Put it this way I cannot see it being a bright one...
One thing that I will credit him with are his thoughts on '8 players earning too much!'
The wages, absolutely ludicrous amounts, that we have dished out over the years has been a major contributing factor to our downfall, and with too many still earning way over the odds this will continue to hurt us.
As much as I loved The Herminator I am under little illusion that he was still among one of our top earners so it was right for him to go, one down seven to go?
My issue with his (Cala's) wage thoughts are that it, as history has proven, is all very well saying you want this or that high earner to leave but actually getting them to go is another matter!
We are then left with the problem of actually having to sell the better quality players, albeit on less money, that are more important to us in order to bring money in. So unless we can manage to offload these big earner you do fear that the likes of Joel Ward and Jason Pearce, who should form part of our longer-term future, will be sacrificed out of necessity as much as anything...
I think that we all know we are up to our necks in brown stuff and possibly, maybe even probably, under Cala this will not improve?!
Giving a whole 'lets give him a chance' speech is not something I will do.
I worry, I seriously worry what our future will be should he come in but if it is a future under him or no future at all you then have to make that decision, in line with Tim's poll really, what is it that you want more?
Do you want a Pompey that will limp on for a little longer, with an outside chance of recovering, or would you want us put out our misery once and for all?
Putting us out of our misery is something that I have said 'seems' our only option, and the thought of us lurching from further crisis to crisis already leaves me drained but I know it is an easy conclusion to know that that I do not want Portsmouth Football Club to die!
So, after serious contemplation even if this will happen in the future, as difficult as it will be, I know that I would sooner we did limp along really, the pain, suffering and misery it would cause could be unbearable but what can you do?!
Should we eventually go under I know, sure as night follows day, that I would follow a newly formed PFC come what may!
Cala does not seem 'credible', far from it, but whilst he is by far our 'preferred option' there is nothing 100% certain to say that he is Admin Andy's preferred option, should it transpire that he is 'the only option' then we take a deep breath I guess, strap ourselves in and see where we end up...
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Date:Wednesday January 18 2012
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