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Here's a thought...

We've all been speculating about what sold Pompey to the Doc but nobody seems to have made much of the fact that we jetted off to Dubai for a mid-season training camp just a few months ago! I have a hunch that a bit of a deal was brewing even then.

In fact pompeyrug somewhat jokingly suggested this might happen in an article dated March 2nd entitled "Dubai here we come - find a buyer guys..."

We all laughed at the time but I have a sneaky suspicion that this might ACTUALLY have been what happened!

So, am I onto something?! Or has somebody already mentioned this?

Written by Ziggstix.

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Date:Saturday May 30 2009

Time: 2:20PM

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Interesting thought. I suppose it may have crossed my mind at the time but didn't really register.
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30/05/2009 14:42:00

Nahh man, no1 seems to have mentioned it, but yes very good call indeed, and a good memory! :)
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30/05/2009 15:31:00

I remember reading somewhere that Storrie first made contact with the Dr's people in February and they met up in March. So you could be right.
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30/05/2009 16:48:00

Good point but as someone who gets out there frequently I can tell you we were on well kmown and on the box quite cos of Kanu, Diarra, Sulley and the atmosphere but mostly for a reputation for good open footy which OKI took good advertising from.
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30/05/2009 16:53:00

hopefully, we will return to good open football, and bring a new manager in (sven). but you could be on to something there Ziggstix
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30/05/2009 17:05:00

Rug, did you know anything about the February Meeting?
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30/05/2009 17:11:00

nope, cannot claim that i did... of course the 'hope', even in jest, was there that we could impress our guests when out there and i would think we did as we got actively involved in the community, behaved ourselves and sold the club well, so it must have helped.
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30/05/2009 18:14:00

every little helps :-)
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30/05/2009 18:29:00

Just shows you've got your psychic gland working Rug.
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30/05/2009 19:07:00

Storrie admits he first made contact in Feb in todays News
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30/05/2009 19:14:00

Hmmm. Good point mate. Well, some time ago Malta's best newspaper mentioned that Pompey might come to Malta for a pre-season training camp and if this is true, it is a pity as I would have bougt Pompey myself....
Pompey Malta
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30/05/2009 22:59:00

ah yeah, completley forgot about that break in Dubai.. was rather unusual
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31/05/2009 04:06:00

Good connection Ziggstix I remember the article but thought it would be more to do with setting up a pre-season tournamant or somethng.. seems you could be onto something..
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31/05/2009 07:05:00

Check out this link to the Dubai 'The Apprentice' http://www.hydraproperties.tv/videos.html I note that they refer to him as 'The Doc' and address him when they meet him as 'Doctor'.
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31/05/2009 09:38:00

Godd article & some interesting thoughts. let's hope it all goes thru ober the bext few weeks & start planning for next season.
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01/06/2009 13:08:00


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