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Really Gus?

Gus Poyet came out with some interesting, some might say 'controversial', thoughts on Thursday - then again this would not be the first time this season alone would it...

That said I think that most of it was controversial in the way that The News reported what he said in many ways, a very misleading headline but they want to sell papers and attract people to their website so needs must.

Misleading or not he still had some views that I think were somewhat misplaced.

It is strange though as one hand he says that all clubs that enter into administration, through basically trying to 'cheat' their way to success, should be instantly relegated and he has little sympathy for them yet on the other, as a scan through their official website shows, he says that he does have sympathy for clubs like Pompey?

He made some decent points but if I am right has Poyet not himself been involved with at least one club that has been in trouble (Leeds) over the years.

What has happened with Pompey over the years is wrong, money that we did not have was spent and huge debts built up but we were not the first club, and most certainly will not be the last club, to do such a thing.

Poyet is right that clubs should live within their means but if you asked for a show of hands the number of club that do this in the English football league structure I cannot say that many hands would be raised would they!

I would say that a huge percentage of clubs in this country could quite quickly be placed into administration, if not worse, if those that are 'covering' their debt suddenly decide they want out and want their money back...

If Brighton are doing this, living within their means, then I applaud them.

I also applaud them, with it being my understanding, for having a very firm wage structure that they will not break by all accounts?

Although, and just look it up on t'internet by doing a search, this very same Gus Poyet who says clubs should live within their means was only, just a month or so ago, challenging Brighton to rethink their wage structure!

He was bemoaning the fact that by not doing paying more his club could not retain their better players and/or bring in others that they would like to also.

This is a mighty dangerous road to go down as once you do it for one you soon have to do it for two or three more and this soon becomes a squad full of 15-20-plus players on money that is not sustainable.

You then try to shift these parasites when you no longer have need for them, or cannot afford them - these bloodsuckers will not go anywhere!

If Brighton do not want to follow a similar path to us, and they have had their fair share of problems anyway, then they would do well to stick to this wage structure that they have.

Should they decide to break it then they will soon fall into that category of 'cheaters' would they not?

Would that make it ok though as he manages them and not Pompey, or others, that are 'cheating'...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 9 2012

Time: 11:12AM

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Points deductions etc. after admin was brought in quite rightly because Leicester got into the Premier league under admin when they did not pay their tax or, for the new stadium that they had built. It has gone now, too far the other way. Calling us and admin clubs as cheats is preposterous as all clubs seem to trade with enormous loans from their owners that enable them to pay wages that they cannot really afford. The game is throughout a false industry that needs change in ownership finance , the end to long player contracts, and too high wages.
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09/03/2012 12:44:00

& who gets left behind to get punished, the fans & the taxpayer
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09/03/2012 12:50:00

not forgetting the behind the scenes workers at the club, my profuse apologies.
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09/03/2012 12:51:00

Quite right Dedmans. But Poyet is wrong about Pompey. Yes last time we did live beyond our means but then admin caused us to be relegated. This time it was CSI that went bust and their cash input ceased. We were not 'cheating' anybody.
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09/03/2012 13:02:00

thats the man that defended the actions of a proven cheating racist diver
Super Bock 1898
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09/03/2012 19:58:00

The man is a cretin. Even most of us Saints fans have to agree that it is not Pompey that caused your current situation but that doesn't matter to some. We may say things in banter that say otherwise but generally I feel most fans in the country will see that your case is different this time around.
SFC Forever
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09/03/2012 22:41:00

Poyet: Pompey are cheats Errrr we're bottom of the league...
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10/03/2012 09:41:00

Somneone is bragging elsewhere on our site about the Chairman loaning over 130m to their club interest free. Can they pay this back should their Chairman's assets be frozen like ours were? I doubt it.....
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11/03/2012 01:21:00

I thought it was ironic that Brighton were putting out messages on the scoreboard, and an announcement after the game wishing Pompey luck in their current plight, following this announcement by their manager a day before! Hypocrites!
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11/03/2012 09:52:00


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