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Pompey issue investigation statement

Pompey issue investigation statement

Reports this morning in the Daily Mirror said Pompey would be 'named and shamed' in the Lord Steven enquiry into football corruption - to a degree they were right.

5 clubs - Pompey, Chelsea, Newcastle, Bolton and Boro, several agents and 17 transfers have been named in his findings.

Newcastle and Bolton - and managers Graeme Souness and Sam Allardyce - are said to be the worst offenders. To see what his findings discovered and what bbc.co.uk had to say go here.

Pompey have answered these finding by issuing the following statement on the Pompey site.

'We are not at all surprised that both the club and our officials have been exonerated from the Lord Stevens Quest report. Although there are transfers involving Portsmouth FC, the continuing investigations are into the agents and not the club. The club paid no agents fee to Pini Zahavi for the transfer of Collins Mbesuma and no agents fee to Willie McKay for the transfer of Benjani, indeed no fee was paid to any agent for this deal. The transfer of Aliou Cisse was the most straightforward of deals and involved the normal agents fee to Mr McKay.

'We have always acted in accordance with Premier League rules and have co-operated fully with the investigation.'

The above statement was from pompeyfc.co.uk.

I am not going to say all will now be okay - as this could be a stupid assumption to make - but I will rest a little easier than I was.

PLAY UP POMPEY!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday June 15 2007
Time: 3:07PM

Comments

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Funny how there was no dodgy dealings but yet within the official investigation your lot were named? The Wheeler-Dealer manager gets caught out in the end!
LUFC1
15/06/2007 15:18:00
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I think its important to say that, at this point Portsmouth FC have done absolutley nothing wrong, it just so happens that our club have been in contact with these agents, meaning we are linked. However thier is no proof of wrong doing.
CharlieChimes
15/06/2007 15:21:00
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but the transfers have been listed by player names? Surely that means that they are subject to the investigations!
LUFC1
15/06/2007 15:24:00
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'arry is no saint - well he was - and we all know this, but nor are the vast majority of other personalities within the game... CharlieChimes makes a very good point LUFC1 and this is that portsmouth football club have done nothing wrong, contact with the agents in question does not mean we - or any of the other clubs - have actually done anything wrong...
pompeyrug
15/06/2007 15:26:00
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LUFC1, well done for jumping to conclutions already! I guess their are plenty of narrow minded people out their ready to jump on the "slag of" bandwaggon. Congratulations!
CharlieChimes
15/06/2007 15:27:00
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LUFC1, further investigation will be launched then all will be revelaed - maybe? until such a point i will just wait and see what happens believing that portsmouth football club have done nothing wrong...
pompeyrug
15/06/2007 15:29:00
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If we are found guilty, by all means come back on this site & vent your views.
CharlieChimes
15/06/2007 15:45:00
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very true CharlieChimes... as pompey fans we want to believe we are innocent, but if proven otherwise we will accept the punishment handed out - well i know i would - and say 'we were wrong'...
pompeyrug
15/06/2007 15:47:00
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...maybe depending on what the punishment is i will accept it!
pompeyrug
15/06/2007 15:48:00
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Yep! its always hard if your team makes a mistake, but I wont get too down until something is proved.
CharlieChimes
15/06/2007 15:52:00
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