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Hands up if you think they will go...

Hands up if you think they will go...

...or if the trialists will arrive for that matter...

Sorry to be 'negative' or 'pessimistic' but as much as the move by Appy to leave the senior players behind in favour of the kids and trialists (that he hopes to sign to be his squad this season) is one that I applaud I do wonder how much difference it will actually make?

It is great to finally have news about players coming in instead of out but not one of these trialists will arrive will they as things stand - and if they are not offered a contract within a couple of weeks I am under no illusion that they will move on and seek pastures new...

The message to those left behind that 'they are not wanted' is well and truly out there for these senior players now, and whilst some might get this why would a would be future employee make their move just yet?

Given the stipulations placed upon the club, and a future owner, the reality that Pompey really could be liquidated is as strong as ever, if not more so!

The PST had, what 28-days, to confirm their bid for the club before Balram Chainrai's offer went through - you know what, there really is not much time left for this by my reckoning.

With the football league stipulations in place then it is questionable, if not unlikely, that he will even decide to follow through with his offer. Should that be the case and The PST cannot finalise their offer what other offer is there?

It would appear none...

In that case liquation would be the only possible outcome, so with that in mind why would any club place a bid for any of our players with that thought in mind. They simply wait a week, 10-days or so, and just pick them up as a free agent!

Should a takeover go through, then these clubs make their move.

The problem is it is a vicious cycle isn't it, we need players off the wage bill so need them to leave so a takeover - and then an attempted rebuilding process can go through - can go through. As said though clubs will not want to pay for a player if they feel they can get them for nothing by waiting, but time is not something we have.

It has been suggested by Greg Halford that the attempts to move on players have not been as forceful as perhaps it should have been, I ask why the hell not if that is the case!

Whilst it would be nice for Pompey to return from Spain with a number of 1st team senior players having moved on I am far from convinced that many, if any, will in actual fact be gone!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday July 17 2012
Time: 9:52PM

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Think your absolutely right Rug. Possibly the likes of Husleklepp may move on, but there is nothing ,ore on Lawrence, Halford, Kitson or more importantly Ben Hiem. Their combined wages will probably prevent the League from allowing Appy to recruit. Next couple of weeks will be nervous times. I am ever the optimist and got my season ticket already, just hope and prey I get to use it now.
blarmy
18/07/2012 09:01:00
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Sadly, the more things I read like this make me feel that liquidation is inevitable. As a lot, they are not going to see reason, take a pay cut or move on. The only appealing thing about the L word is they lose out. What will the long term reaction be from us punters, I wonder; will we ever let them forget they doomed the (arguably already pretty doomed) club?
Et_tu_Pompeii
18/07/2012 15:33:00
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Yep, for the first time I do think the league does actually plan to put an ebd to the whole sorry saga and liquidate Pompey. I don't see Chan agreeing to walk away from his money - why should he and I don't see how the trust - I think you are right Rug- it's 6 days left to act by my count - can come up with a plan to cover the FL's imposition at such short notice. How can a player embargo be lifted? I am very pessimistic tbh
russellm
18/07/2012 16:49:00
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Well my hands are up and down like a tarts draws.... I haven't got a clue, and if the truth be told neither does anybody else. If it wasn't so damn serious it would be laughable. Rock and a hard place doesn't even come near it, Chinese torture is nearer the mark. As for the FL, those b*stards should hang their heads in shame for the part they've played in this clubs predicament. Now sitting in judgement after allowing all manner of FIT & PROPER criminals to walk in and bleed PFC to death. You may be right Russel re liquidation but as I intimated earlier I'm just fishing in the dark like everybody else... AND JUST AS BLOODY ANGRY!!!
cornypomp
18/07/2012 17:34:00
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One last thought though re the FL and liquidation. What the hell was the saintly Mr D Limpitt doing while at Fratton Park FFS. Whatever it was (I haven't got a bloody clue) he's another parasite wanting compensation for the loss of it. Just one more shove eh Dave!!!
cornypomp
18/07/2012 17:44:00
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