Date:Monday August 13 2012
So much for 'wanting to talk just about football again' eh, but then again if the man at the head of the Portpin bid to 'reluctantly' regain control of Portsmouth Football Club is so disinterested in the footballing side of things how the hell can you talk football!!!
I think it is pretty safe to say that most know Balram Chainrai would be far from the head of my Christmas card list, I have little to no time for the guy...
The latest draggings on of Portpin's 'takeover' are doing little to enhance my fondness of him.
Do me a favour, all this rubbish about 'investing the money he saves' into Pompey should the administrators 'reduce their fees' is nonsense, surely there are not many who genuinely believe he will do this!
As per my thoughts yesterday I, in some ways, understand his thoughts regarding the administrators and how maybe they need to take a look at the fees they will bring in from a financially ruined 'organisation' but at the end of the day Portpin KNEW admin fees would be incurred when they agreed to takeover again, 'if' certain conditions laid down by them were met...
These were met! Met with the dismantling of our 'squad'.
We literally cannot get rid of anyone else as every senior 1st team player has gone, as per their - and to be fair - The PST's request. Of course that squad was unsustainable financially at this, championship and 'maybe' even premier league level for a club like ours.
Now today we hear, according to The News, that 'the budget' that Portpin are prepared to invest is to be cut from £4m to £1.5m?
In all honesty I think that a £4m budget is excessive!
Whilst £1.5m, in the modern game, does not sounds a lot, albeit 'tight' is probably achievable as a league one club - but more to the point WHY was a £4m playing budget offered if it was not being given? Even more to the point why was £4m on offer anyway, as that is not sustainable for PFC anyway is it!
Not only has the budget been 'slashed' it is said that Portpin have no plans to retain an academy set-up!?
How the hell can you plan for a future when what is meant to be the future is not even going to be in place!
Quite clearly BC has no interest in owning this club so instead of threatening to walk away lets just see him walk away - I did not want him to takeover, and still do not want him to takeover, and if he does I am amazed how anyone can think we have 'a future' under his ownership...
Maybe The PST, as many people feel, could not 'pull it off' but I know I would sure as hell be run by people that genuinely want this club to have a long-term future than those that have no interest in anything bar clawing back as much as they can before kicking us to touch.
I wonder if I (well we) can ever get back to just enjoying football again...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Date:Monday August 13 2012
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