Vital Football

Do it for US not for THEM!

Do it for US not for THEM!

3rd March 2012...

Will that prove to be the last time that Portsmouth Football Club, as we know it now, play at Fratton Park?

My gut instinct was no, and from what Trevor Birch said at the conference meeting on Saturday I think my gut was right!

Will we see out the 2011/12 season though?

Now that my gut is not so sure about! My heart says yes but my head has to be honest and says no...

What I am sure as hell about though is we do what is best for Portsmouth Football Club and not others, although the administrator job is to do what is best for the creditors.

I am not going to try and lay blame here, there and everywhere. We all know where we are and why we are here.

What I say if f**k the football league though!

By that I mean why should we loan out every bugger we can just to 'see out the season!' If that is what we are looking to do I say sod that!

When we got to the end of January, and the transfer window closed, we were delighted that players were not sold as this gave us the chance to fight on with dignity and a good shout of survival. It also gave us that chance to 'go to the wall' with exactly that, dignity...

Loaning out everyone that we can just to see out the season and then be liquidated anyway would be of little comfort to me.

The way I see it is if there is no way to save this club why bother saving it in the short-term just so we can fulfil our fixtures?!

Balls to the football league and balls to those secured creditors - unsecured creditors, especially the everyday working class business that will be caused grave problems, if not go out of business as a result, I do feel for - but lets go out with some fighting spirit and some dignity that we deserve eh.

Let the football league pick up the pieces if we cannot make it through until the end of the season, why continue to ship out players on loan and prolong our agony, with us crawling forget limping, along just to get the season complete!

IF doing this means that PFC will have a long-term future then I guess needs must, but I am far from convinced that doing this is going to make it anymore likely that we will have anything more than a short-term future anyway to be honest.

Keep loaning these players out if it is best for PFC and our long-term future, not just to ensure we make it the short-term to get through this season.

Sadly, if reports are to be correct, Stephen Henderson is off to Ipswich so it appears that my thoughts are pointless as offloading player after player will continue...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Reading v Pompey.
Click here to make your prediction: Brighton 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.



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

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday March 4 2012
Time: 12:48AM

Comments

0
Let it continue Rug then we won't have a squad anyway to fulfill our fixtures.
PFCblue
04/03/2012 11:19:00
0
This with loans fellas is you can only have (I think) 5 on the pitch at any one time .. So if we loan OUT to get a loan IN there's only a certain amount that can go !
chix
04/03/2012 11:51:00
0
This may seem a bit stupid/gormless but if Lumpitt can be made redundant, can't Kanu and Benjani, et al also be made redundant?
Et_tu_Pompeii
04/03/2012 22:20:00
0
Oh, and I'll man the ticket office on a Saturday to help out! Perhaps if Steve H doesn't make the bench at Ips-witch he can show me the ropes (or the printers and computers at least). What scenario (baring liquidation) would 'force' The gangsters to relinquish their hold on the club? I would be happy, nay ecstatic, to be watching my team in the third div. free of this sh()_ite that plagues us. The thought of being at Fratton watching Morecambe, Crawley or Dagenham next season is so far preferable than liquidation that it makes my head spin. I know that Div 1 is our destination, I was just making a point. Blue Glue Eastern League? Bring it on - just rid us of our leaches. So, again, what would force the Knu-ts to abandon a sinking ship?
Et_tu_Pompeii
04/03/2012 22:37:00
0
so very sad. Its all so very sad.
Ihatemidweektvgames
05/03/2012 08:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Stats: Pompey v Bristol Rovers

All the stats from Pompey (3) vs (1) Bristol Rovers, Fratton Park, 13/02/16 Att: 17,808

Fratton team sheets - Pompey v Bristol Rovers

Pompey are at Fratton with Bristol Rovers the visitors for our league two match. This is a 3pm kick-off, as was intended by the football gods when the beautiful game was invented!

On this day in history...13th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 13th February.

Big Ben returns!

There's no doubting how important Davies is to us, we most definitely missed the former Sheffield United man against Orient but Cook's confirmed he'll start against Bristol Rovers.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Profile
eastneydave
Profile
paultsmouth
Profile
Chix
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol Rovers MotM
Suggested By:
Fulton2%
Davies28%
Burgess0%
Webster0%
Stevens0%
Doyle0%
Close0%
Roberts0%
Evans42%
Bennett14%
Smith14%
Sub-McGurk0%
Sub-McNulty0%
Sub-Chaplin0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Northampton 29 20 4 5 64 24
2 Plymouth 30 18 5 7 59 20
3 Oxford 29 15 10 4 55 21
4 Wycombe 30 14 7 9 49 7
5 Portsmouth 29 12 12 5 48 22
6 Accrington 27 14 6 7 48 15
7 Mansfield 32 13 9 10 48 6
8 Bristol Rovers 30 14 5 11 47 8
9 Leyton Orient 31 12 10 9 46 1
10 Wimbledon 29 12 9 8 45 10
11 Cambridge 31 12 8 11 44 1
12 Carlisle 27 11 9 7 42 4
13 Exeter 29 11 7 11 40 -2
14 Luton 31 10 8 13 38 -2
15 Crawley 31 11 4 16 37 -16
16 Morecambe 31 10 6 15 36 -5
17 Barnet 29 10 6 13 36 -6
18 Notts County 28 10 6 12 36 -7
19 Stevenage 32 8 10 14 34 -12
20 Newport 29 7 9 13 30 -10
21 Hartlepool 27 8 3 16 27 -18
22 Yeovil 30 5 9 16 24 -15
23 York 29 5 8 16 23 -22
24 Dag & Red 30 4 8 18 20 -24
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug62
2.Jimsmithswig25
3.Pompeytim22
4.storagematt20
5.FrattonBlue17
6.Copnor4314
7.mslorna489
8.Emsworthianblue7
9.cornypomp4
10.PFCblue4