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Boardroom battle. Preferred owner?

The votes have been cast, counted and verified so we now know that the next preferred owners at Portsmouth Football Club, as voted for by you the Vital Pompey Voters, would be the fans backed bid from The Pompey Supporters Trust (PST).

Well, given a choice between The PST and Balram Chainrai this would be the preferred option anyway!

Personally I have to say that a fan owned club would be my preference, surely a club owned by the fans is going to be run with the best interests of its long-term future in mind as who cares more about the longevity of a football club than its fans, right?

I am not keen on Chainrai returning and have to say (although I could of course be wrong!) I find it strange that people could genuinely think that PFC would be in a better position in some 2-3-years or so when he eventually walked away than it would be under fan ownership - but each to their own eh.

A club owned by the fans is something I would really like although unfortunately I am really starting to feel that with Chainrai showing that intent to return that PFC will be again under his 'reluctant ownership' within the next few weeks, but again we will see...

Alas who we may or may not want, or prefer, to be the new owners is pretty much redundant really!

Who those owed money can be given a better deal, via the CVA, from is what will determine this and can The PST - which, without a shadow of a doubt gives the club the best long-term option - present the best option to the creditors though?!

What the poll (from Coxy30) asked - Who would you like in the board room at FP?

How you voted - PST 53%
Chainrai 47%

Before we move on what are your thoughts on what the last poll concluded?

You know what to do guys, leave your thoughts below please. Also vote on the latest poll to your right...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 31 2012

Time: 12:02PM

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Gutted I didn't even see this poll and I suggested it.
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31/05/2012 13:47:00

I missed this one as well. Would have voted Chanrai. I do not want fans with delusions of grandeur running the club. I want someone with a business brain who will not allow what has happened twice before to happen again.
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31/05/2012 14:07:00

hope all these battles end for you fine fans soon, just awful what has happened to a club like this.
The Fear
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31/05/2012 16:08:00

Fully support the Trust idea but cannot see how it can work long term. Maybe a Chanrai lead through the coming season with the Trust making a bid to purchase the club in 12 months time.
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31/05/2012 16:11:00

I think their was a person casting multiple votes (somebody deleting their cookies?) for the PST because on about day 3 or 4 it suddenly swung from 68:32 in favour of BC to 60:40 in favour of the trust. From the postings in the forum I would guess that the majority are in favour of BC.
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31/05/2012 17:04:00

Its a sad state of affairs when fans would prefer someone intrinsically linked to the demise of our club than fans and for daft reasons such as 'delusions of grandour'. It does seem VP has the BC side I just cant see the reasoning. Hey ho.... something has to happen soon.
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31/05/2012 18:11:00

Thought the poll was BC or bust? At this stage I would have to say BC looks the most likeliest to succeed as the Trust has not even made a bid and could be out of time. As Bluedr says above its not the end of the road for the Trust as they could make a bid in 12 months. As for who I would prefer in the boardroom? I think the question is irrelevant.
FACup Triumph
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31/05/2012 19:07:00

Fans with delusions of grandeur running the club will do me just fine thank you very much. There's some very short memories amongst Vital subscribers re the goings on at the time when our BC entered the fray. Try a bit of internet research on other "deals" our man has been involved in before slagging off the Trust....
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01/06/2012 10:15:00

really sadden me that people genuinely think that BC is a better option than the fans owning the club, surely the fans would have a greater care as to what our long-term future would be?
ok, with BC returning PFC without a doubt will live on for a year or 2 but i am pretty sure we will end back in this same position, if not worse, once he has taken what he can to minimise his losses, but hey ho we will see...
its a no brainer for me BC or PST, it would without a doubt but PST and the fans.
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01/06/2012 11:05:00

just to add, and clarify, i am sure that under the PST bid that the club would live on and eventually be in a position to have a sustainable long-term future - i still think that too many people think they have some half arsed plan but i am told that literally no stone has been left unturned and a serious business plan is being worked on - if it wasnt a sustainable option then i would back out with my investment. investing a grand into something that only has a year or 2 shelf life would be no better than BC's return under such a model.
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