Vital Football

Looking like survival, for now anyway

Looking like survival, for now anyway

It looks as though Pompey will make it through the season, this season anyway.

The following statement was issued on The Pompey Site this evening...

Football League Agrees To Release Funds

Trevor Birch, PKF partner and joint administrator at Portsmouth Football Club, released the following statement over discussions with The Football League.

"I am pleased to confirm that there have been some positive developments at Portsmouth Football Club over the last few days. I have held constructive talks with The Football League, who have been incredibly supportive.

"The League will now resume payment of the club's 'Basic Award' monies, which are normally paid on a monthly basis to all Football League clubs. For clubs in the Championship, they amount to around £200,000 a month.

'The League has confirmed that we will receive the four outstanding payments for the current season as and when they fall due, subject to any outstanding balances owed to other clubs. This money will go a long way towards plugging the club`s financial gap and allowing us to complete the season.

'This is clearly a very positive step but I wish to emphasise that we are not out of the woods yet. The additional money buys us more time but it does not solve the club's problems and it does not guarantee the club's survival.

'But thanks to this and other initiatives currently being considered by the joint administrators, which may include further player loans, we should be able to get to the end of the season. PKF's overarching objective is to find a buyer before the money runs out.

"Portsmouth Football Club needs the continued support of the local community if it is to remain in business for the long term. From what I`ve seen over the past few weeks, I know that the fans, staff and players will give it their all.

"I am grateful to The Football League for their efforts in what has undoubtedly been a difficult situation for them. I would also like to thank the PFA, who have been playing an important role behind the scenes throughout the administration process.

"There is still much to do but I am working hard to achieve a successful conclusion for the club."

A Football League spokesman said: "As in all insolvency situations, The Football League is focused on the ultimate survival of the club for its supporters and the wider community. We will now continue working with the administrator to achieve a successful re-structuring of the club."

Nick Cusack, PFA senior executive, said: "The PFA has been working constructively with the joint administrators and has been liaising with The Football League and the Premier League to try to ensure that Portsmouth gets through this very difficult period and emerges as a stronger and more viable football club.

'The players have played their part in accepting deferrals on their wages and have recently gone eight weeks without receiving any pay at all. In that time, the players have shown great commitment to the club and the supporters, and will continue to give their all in order to get Portsmouth back on its feet and stable once more.


This is of course, hopefully, good news as we look 'likely' to at least see the season out.

Of course the football league are helping us as it prevents them having to mop up the chaos left behind if we fail to finish the season but it also buys us 'a little' more time to try and get ownership issues sorted out...

PLAY UP 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:Wednesday March 7 2012
Time: 10:41PM

Comments

0
At least we get to go to scum! Sod the result, we'll just show hem how to support a club
paultsmouth
07/03/2012 22:59:00
0
Saves the league getting sued by clubs who go up / down because all our results were made void. Cheaper than all those court cases
MickTait
07/03/2012 23:53:00
0
Mick, after witnessing the vultures circling over our club from the so-called lower league footballing family, I couldn't have given a toss how many clubs sued the Football League (or each other for that matter). I am only interested in our survival As for going to the scum Paultsmouth, I have a recurring nightmare which I hope never becomes a reality that the way the results pan out between now and the season's end, we have the Tony Christie number well and trully shoved down our throats. I hope we are well armed with witty banter, we may need it!!!!
Emsworthianblue
08/03/2012 07:36:00
0
As Monty Python would say/sing "Always look on the bright side of life"
Ihatemidweektvgames
08/03/2012 08:22:00
0
Whatever happens, it would have been such a nightmare for our grand old club to meet its demise before the end of a season! I couldn't have taken that! And I had this nightmare scenario in my head that the club would fold just after the trip to St Fairies, which I think we all fear may not go terribly well . . . If we at least complete the season, I can deal with whatever happens next, relegation or not.
tracyc
11/03/2012 09:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Vital View - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

With Doncaster and Plymouth yet to play Portsmouth took advantage to close the gap and extend it on the chasing pack. Newport & Leyton Orient look likely to be relegated.

Video - Pompey 2-1 Newport

With Stevenage drawing and Blackpool the only potential challenger winning we've got a six point cushion on Boro that's effectively seven given our superior goal difference.

On this day in history...26th March

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 26th March.

Sunday Chimes #110 - Pompey just edge home

Three more vital points as Pompey get nervy, takeover ahead, League Two team of the season, next week and more..

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newport MotM
Suggested By:
Forde23%
Evans0%
Davies0%
Clarke0%
Stevens0%
Rose10%
Doyle5%
Baker0%
Naismith52%
Bennett10%
Doyle0%
Sub-Chaplin0%
Sub-Lowe0%
Sub-Whatmough0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 2:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug75
2.PompeyFrippy47
3.storagematt37
4.Copnor4327
5.stubbsy00724
6.eastneydave19
7.FrattonBlue19
8.Jimsmithswig18
9.Dorking Pompey16
10.pompeyweller14
Write for Vital Football