Vital Football

WORK with CLUB Not Against It Postpone The March

WORK with CLUB Not Against It Postpone The March
I have copied the link for the Sky Website below, and looking at the poll I suggested a few days ago, "Currently" 69% of us, want to call off/postpone the Protest.

Surely we DO want what is best for the club, and don't just want to appear militant and March for the sake of Marching? And if I am wrong, and you DO want the March to take place, can we be assured the Petition the "News" is getting signed, will be handed in by a Sober, John Westwood and not a Drunk John Westwood surrounded by dozens of Westy wannabe's. A drunken mob can only detract from the sincerity of any positive protest?

I for one believe we DO have to listen to what Ahmed is saying... Afterall, isn't that what the singing at the Arsenal Game, and the protest at the Coventry Game was about?

Getting the board to talk? And hasn't that now started to happen?

I don't think we can ask for something to happen, and then ignore it when it does, and continue to scream and shout regardless? With the Evening News now fuelling this, don't be fooled... I cant help but fear that this is now turning into a Media hyped disaster as opposed to a genuine March in protest/concern of the clubs future.

If we don't get the Proposed meeting, which Ahmed is muting, then OK protest and March and throw toys, but surely we should be working together for the good of the future, not against each other! For those who have NOT read Ahmed's comments go to:,19528,11674_5855837,00.html.

Written by Midge .

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Bookmark and Share

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Date:Wednesday January 13 2010
Time: 4:05PM


No way, protest until they have the meeting, lets not be so stupid as to fall for this delaying tactic. It is time for Mr Al Faraj to show his face and not send others in his place
13/01/2010 16:26:00
Spot on, now the board/owners have started talking let's give them some more time, but we are already half way through january so how much patience do we show. If the owners walk away then that could be the end. Better the devil you know sometimes!!
13/01/2010 16:27:00
Spot on, now the board/owners have started talking let's give them some more time, but we are already half way through january so how much patience do we show. If the owners walk away then that could be the end. Better the devil you know sometimes!!
13/01/2010 16:28:00
Well, My personal view is that we should wait and see what they do in the rest of this month. If after the transfer window closes we're no better off/haven't signed anyone/still have an embargo, then we should go effin' mental at them. For now, we should give them the chance to show us if these are all just words, or if there's something behind them.
13/01/2010 16:33:00
Any news from the PL, if we haven't heard anything yet then they must still have issues with the information supplied by the owners.
13/01/2010 16:34:00
People certainly want open and honest answers. Unfortunately, the latest set of ramblings from the people who run the club don't meet that standard do they? For a start, lets look at this 40m claim. Jacob admitted its made up of loans from other people and the money WE put into the club. He is claiming the credit for "generating" money I have spent in the club shop. Now Al Faraj has yet another way of counting up this 40m. Jacob said today Ali Al Faraj has always been open and up front with people - this is a man who some people arent even sure exists? So open and up front he hasn't left Saudi Arabia. So open and honest he gave an interview, then denied having given it and then had to back down before again claiming he hadn't given it. Now Ahmed is claiming that interview was a misunderstanding. paragraphs after paragraph of quotes which said they were here to do a quick refinance and flog for a profit, leaving us with the debts and he says this was a misunderstanding? You know when they backed down from their claims the interview is a fake? When the paper played them the tape. Everything they have said is spin and bull. When you look at the club the wages keep being paid late, the ban is still in place, we are facing a winding up petition, we have a much convicted fraudster running the finances. I am amazed that anyone is prepared to accept some slippery quotes which fall apart under scrutiny as a reason to cancel the protest. Sorry guys, these guys lied about what they were to get into the club. Where is the "backing that goes all the way up in Saudi Arabia"? Where is the next level we wouldn't quite believe? It turns out that at the time they were spinning this stuff through Storrie they actually meant someone was going to loan the club 35m. Yeah, those are the riches of the Saudi princes alright.
13/01/2010 16:34:00
I think the protest should only be called off if the transfer embargo is lifted. When the FA are satisfied that Portsmouth have the money to pay wages and transfer fees then that is the time to call off the protest.
13/01/2010 16:40:00
Have to admit balloo it's that jury service dilemma again. Having read the piece at the top, you get a sense of; well ok then I won't protest. Then read your reply and look at those facts and you think, Hell why not; we've nothing to lose! Guess it's up to each and everyone of us to make our own minds up.
13/01/2010 16:44:00
This article for me sums up how gutless, pathetic and gullable pompey fans have become.
13/01/2010 16:46:00
But if we protest now & the owners walk away the club is doomed. No one will buy the club & be in a position for us to sign players. Our only chance is for the current regime to produce a miracle in the next day or so. Give them a chance as after February 1st we are doomed anyhow & we can still protest.
13/01/2010 16:49:00
Page 1/4
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Another Fratton disappointment

That 2nd half on Saturday against Notts County was woeful - absolutely awful wasn't it. The first 15-minutes or so of it was like a pre-season friendly to pre-season!

Match highlights - Pompey 1-2 Notts County

What a disappointment that was! The 1st half wasn't bad, in fact large chunks of it were good but the 2nd half was just woeful with a soft centred Pompey beaten 2-1 by Notts County.

On this day in history...24th October

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th October.

Audio - Cook Talks County Defeat

Manager Paul Cook has been speaking of his disappointment following defeat to Notts County this weekend.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
Editor email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Notts County MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Naismith0%
Sub - Main0%
Sub - Lalkovic0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 14 10 2 2 32 12
2 Carlisle 14 7 7 0 28 10
3 Doncaster 14 8 2 4 26 8
4 Luton 14 6 5 3 23 9
5 Portsmouth 14 6 3 5 21 6
6 Notts County 14 6 3 5 21 1
7 Accrington 14 5 5 4 20 1
8 Grimsby 14 6 2 6 20 0
9 Crawley 14 5 5 4 20 -1
10 Morecambe 14 6 2 6 20 -6
11 Mansfield 14 4 7 3 19 1
12 Crewe 14 4 7 3 19 -1
13 Yeovil 14 6 1 7 19 -5
14 Blackpool 14 4 5 5 17 4
15 Colchester 14 4 5 5 17 -1
16 Cheltenham 14 3 7 4 16 -1
17 Hartlepool 14 3 7 4 16 -4
18 Cambridge 14 4 4 6 16 -5
19 Leyton Orient 14 4 3 7 15 -2
20 Barnet 13 3 6 4 15 -4
21 Wycombe 14 4 3 7 15 -5
22 Stevenage 13 4 2 7 14 -3
23 Exeter 14 4 1 9 13 -6
24 Newport 12 1 4 7 7 -8
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 12 2016 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 22 2016 7:45PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

Vital Football Comment