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The way out? For him or us!

Balram Chainrai the savour?

The same man that has had a hand in us going into administration not once, but twice in a few years!

Also the same man that offered the club a £500,000 'sweetener' to keep Admin Andy as the administrator - you have to question why he would have wanted that...

I am not looking to 'blame anyone' anymore or any less for our predicament now, we are were we are but what I DO NOT WANT is for Portsmouth Football Club to be put in a position where we limp on for a period of time before constantly finding ourselves back in the same position again as we are now!

He has told sky sports that he is 'willing to become a reluctant owner' again and will 'inject fresh funds' to make sure we are not liquidated.

Inject funds, I suspect a minimal as possible whilst as much as possible is taken out, and whatever it put in is then built up a further debt to the club as it is only 'loaned' to it!

Plenty of talks of Express FM after the game today was of Chainrai 'possibly' coming back in again.

Mark Mudie and Ray Crawford were both in support of this as they saw it as a way for us to regroup and rebuild...


Do they, and others, really think that this would benefit Pompey in any other way but to mean that the club lives on in name alone?!

The only to benefit in him returning, for me, is to him really. By living on he would just take out as much as he could, from parachute payments and player sales, until the money stopped coming, and then what?

We are left to rot...

I do not want anymore 'limping along' with the likelihood of 'lurching from one crisis to another' with nothing but a shell of a club left, merely being PFC in name alone.

To make it abundantly clear I DO NOT WANT, and never have wanted, us to go bust but do we really have a genuine, and honest, way out this time?

Is Chainrai the answer?

I say thanks but no thanks as I cannot see that he is!

I love this club, I always have and always will, but I cannot take seeing us limp on much longer - much like a loved one you do not want, nor can you stand, to see pain inflicted, or them in pain, time and time again...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 3 2012

Time: 11:52PM

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does that mean he will again don his Pompey scarf and tell us how much he has fallen in love with our club. A ladies front bits.
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04/03/2012 04:16:00

OK BC is a debenture holder but the collapse of CSI wasn't his fault. The debacle that is now PFC is down to BC, Gaydamak and CSI (now in the form of AA) not getting their acts together. I don't blame anyone for protecting their interests but there seems to be an underlying war going on with PFC and the fans being canon fodder. As for BC taking over again, I don't know - I'm torn between the survival of my club and getting shot of the whole bloody mess.
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04/03/2012 09:57:00

Agree blue with the first part of what you say. People blaminig him for all the mess is like moaning at The Halifax for reposessing your house after you've not paid the mortgage. BC seems to be first in a queue of one of people who are able to help. You can "hope some one else comes in " but be realistic and we couldn't keep on doing sponsored walks to raise a million for ever.
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04/03/2012 11:45:00

I agree he is a "Repossesor" but he will sell the carpets and furniture (players and parachute money etc) and then find a buyer, and stll want his mortgague money. I just do not trust him, and then the next owner will lend the club money(like CSI) because we have no players etc..its al la joke, that gets recycled time and time again. For me, i would rather get the club liquidated and support a new pheonix club, as long as it's called Portsmouth, not portsmouth "City", because that is not the same club form, where as AFC P, is fine by me- but that may be about never living in, or having connections to the CITY of Portsmouth (I could not tell you where Gosport was in relation geographically to Havent and Fareham, apart from in the 70's the Basingstoke train to Fratton changed at St Deny's and Fareham,
plymouth graham
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04/03/2012 12:41:00

To be honest, I'm not sure what Chanrai is to BLAME for. When he assumed ownership last time it was to do both himself and Portsmouth Football Club a favour. He always claimed to be nothing more than a caretaker owner until somebody who really wanted to own the club came along. I believe that he firmly became more interested in the club and, if you like, took the cliub to his heart a little a bit. He now finds himself in a very similar position to before and again, like before, sees it as the right thing to do for both parties - himself and Pompey. And again, he has said that he only sees himself as an owner for an interim period. If this stops Pompey being liquidated then what the hell are we finding fault for. Point the finger at Gaydemak - totally understandable - he is still damaging the club to this day (parachute payments!!) but Chanrai?????? I think the blame being laid at his door is largely conjecture and thre sult of us fans understandably embracing a blame culture during these difficult tomes. I think we should be grateful right now if Chanrai repevnts us being liquidated and buys us enough time to avoid being liquidated and find a new owner. Plan B just isn't a turn on at all.
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04/03/2012 15:47:00

I know it isn't a popular view, but it's my opinion . . .Chanrai is NOT the bad guy! Yes he put the club into administration last time, but that was what saved us from liquidation last time, just as it has temporarily staved it off this time. Yes, his reason for wanting to save the club is to protect his own money. Can he really be blamed for that? At least it means that his interest is saving the club, as is ours. (isn't it). I can't be happy with just lettting the old club die, whatever the mess its in. If it goes anyway, then yes there's Plan B, but we have to try to save this famous old club. That's what we have so much passion and love for. If that takes Chanrai taking temporary charge for a while again, so be it. At least it might mean that Pearce, Ward and Henderson don't have to go on loan. We might even be able to fight relegation and have something to cheer for for the rest of the season.
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