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It could only happen at Pompey!

It seems that only at Portsmouth Football Club do so many people with previous connections with the club keep returning!

One such 'familiar face' - well at least this guy did have a face, unlike the one he sold the club too! - that 'could' return is Sulaiman Al-Fahim...

The PST, in the following statement, have confirmed that a meeting with 'one of his team' took place earlier this week with the view to SAF having some form of investment in their takeover bid: 'on Monday night the trust met with one of Mr Al-Fahim's team to discuss the community buy-out.

'We took the time to explain the bid and the progress made so far along with the type of community club that we wish to create.

'Mr Al-Fahim's team will now consider the information we gave them and whether both sides can work together.

'All through this process we have said we will talk with anyone who can help save Portsmouth Football Club from liquidation.

'This meeting was in line with that aim.'

Confirmation of his interest came on Twitter, with him tweeting: 'I'm not promising anything. I'm like any other fan trying to be part of the PST bid.'

Good news is he would be 'medium sized' - not quite sure medium is his size but hey ho! - investor and that would mean he would, thankfully, have 'no controlling interest' in the proposed PST takeover bid.

The guy had some crazy ideas, and is most definitely eccentric, although to be fair I still feel that he did come in with good intentions. Things were hidden from him and he was naïve enough to have the wool pulled over his eyes.

I also still feel that he did have 'potentially wealthy' investors willing to work with him, a la Man City, although once the true extent of the mess Pompey were in become more apparent, the deeper you dug, the less interest these people showed, and in many ways you could not blame them!

So, all in all I do think that he 'means well' so as long as he does show the colour of his money - and like us fans investing - does so without really 'expecting' anything back, apart from the legacy of a club living on, then let him get involved.

Just please make sure that the 'no controlling interest', unless he has suddenly found a bit of money to help run this club as it should be, is given him...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday June 13 2012
Time: 11:04AM

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2 ways of looking at this. The more the merrier although would like to understand what a medium investor is, £250,000? He's also part of the past and should be avoided, but before we do ask him if he actually met Al Faraj?
bluedr
13/06/2012 13:10:00
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Having met SAF a few times I was never too sure where it all went wrong as I felt he had the money!! £250k yes please!!
eastneydave
13/06/2012 13:31:00
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Hm.. maybe. I wasn't impressed with his contribution last time, but do accept the perhaps he did have good intentions, but the road to hell and all that . . Still I can accept that he might be able to attract some investment this time and if thats the case when perhaps we should give him another chance to make amends.
tracyc
13/06/2012 16:52:00
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As you said the more the merrier. Eventhough he says he will only be a 'medium investor', im sure he probably will be one of the highest investors for the trust bid.
PompeyFcMad
13/06/2012 17:23:00
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The guy did not have the official sanction he needed from the UAE or Saudi families and is being chased for Fraud now - but he has been to a few games as a "normal" fan so know reason to exclude him that I can see. Lost for words though ; the dripping hypocrisy of some of the PST and other " fan personalities " is something to behold.
russellm
13/06/2012 22:03:00
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