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How would we want funds allocated?

How would we want funds allocated?
Pompeyrug (congratulations again) asked me if id put down a word or two about the vote, Rug knows my day tends to be quite long so here goes. Firstly there are two things I must declare.

1, I have been watching the indecision of the vote avidly, this vote was pretty much a three way race right up to Wednesday and I think just maybe some people have been "accidently" of course clicking more than once on the voting buttons - yes - I know how it goes, the optical mouse just seems to have a mind of its own, it's not your fault is it, just happens!

2, The idea for putting a vote to the learned of Vital Pompey came from my complete lack of ability to make a decision on the answer to my own question; where did I want Pompey's budget spent? This came as a bit of a shock to me as I make reasonably expensive business decisions every day, and, as you will all ably testify, I am very proud of my own opinion.

The fan in me screamed THE TEAM, THE TEAM ! An ASSISTANT MANAGER and THE TEAM!! The professional in me thought NO BE SENSIBLE just enough team money to get by, maybe make the play offs but the off the field issues need resolving once and for all.,

Ah, but then, I thought if Pompey don't win games,14,000 will become 10,000. Then no money for off the field stuff and people will go to support Bristol instead! Maybe, just maybe it should be split 50/50 - or was that the worst of both worlds? I agonised over the decision, paced round in circles like I'd dropped a fiver in the pub. In the end I decided that the only sensible approach would be to close my eyes and click- result ? My team came second.

I can happily accept the result of the vote, I don't think any answer was an own goal except maybe the team that came last.. I think this vote also acts as a fairly accurate barometer of Pompey fans as a whole, they have been both chastened and enlightened by the last two years and clearly confirms VP fans are more learned.


PFC's money pit will definitely have a bottom and budget balanced; how do you want funds allocated?

Major share to the team 38%
Enough to survive, rest to infrastructure/stadium 37%
50/50 split 19%
Major share for the infrastructure/stadium 4%
Balanced? Don't care as long as we win 2%

Written by russellm.

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Date:Saturday June 4 2011
Time: 1:29PM


I think it makes good business sense to spend the major share on the team - but only what we can afford.
04/06/2011 19:32:00
well if we think about it rationally, we don't need the stadium just yet cause we can't fill the 1 we got and seeing as building training facilities will only cost 2 maybe 3 million max -which lets be honest is peanuts in the world of football- surely that should be the main priority after/ while building the playing squad, i'm not sure whats happened to the site just outside the city but if its still available i don't see any reason we shouldn't start work asap cause these guys have got to have more than a couple of million spare change lying around somewhere lol. so yea in my opinion the lions share of investment has to go on the team cause it seriously needs it at the moment.
04/06/2011 20:01:00
Personally I don't care what league we are in, but I would rather sit in a good new stadium with modern facilities, rather than be in a stadium where it is easier to catch some unholy illness than it for the goalie to sort out a back pass from mokeana, A new stadium will boost the average crowds from the 14000 ish last season to 25000 plus, just like it did for scum, Sorry to say i wont be going back until the season ticket price reflects the amenities provided, As for the team, footballers at this club earn more in 1 month than I do in a year, do you think its right that I should give a months wages to players who don't actually give a toss about me, but gladly take my hard earned wages especially when the same Pompey players dont even play for the shirt any more and give their all, all they see is an easy payday. The new owners will need to show more intent on giving us a new stadium before me and my kin will be back, and of course bring in players that want to play for the shirt and not the money and the bonus clauses.
04/06/2011 21:43:00
I would rather sit in FP with 8000 like I have done year in year out than 12000 in a 40000 capacity stadium. Yes, PFC has the capacity to fill a 40000 stadium in time, but only when properly run! and those days
05/06/2011 00:17:00
are a long way away! This year I have chosen to forego my normal season ticket in the knowledge that I will not be taken for granted and can pick and choose my matches rather than blindly follow a manipulated franchise !!!!!! However, Fund allocation should be based on ensuring the survival of the club in the championship at a bare minimum with a basis of premiership attainment as a goal!!! relegation would mean sure dismisssal to the graveyard and that must not be allowed to happen. PUP......and good luck !
05/06/2011 00:23:00
doggo.. a player on 25k a week earns more in that week, than i do in a year... a £40 tiket will cost me just under a days labour, but would take that player a few minutes..the time takes to take throw in.
plymouth graham
05/06/2011 09:40:00
i still cannot understand this new stadium debate talk, what is the point?
if we cannot fill a 20,000-seater stadium there is no way - certainly in the near future - we would fill a 30,000 or 40,000 one. even redevelopment of fratton, too much, is not really worth it - for me - just yet...
again, for me, the main areas to look at now are the training facilities, money would be better spend on this at this point in time to bring us into the modern era and give that extra incentive for players, especially youngsters (if they will get a chance), to come to this club.
the actual infrastructure of this club needs sorting badly, that includes - eventually - the staidum but its not an instant priority so i went with the option that ended runner up...
05/06/2011 09:47:00
Pompeyrug, you are right people didnt come when Harry was building a premiership team. " why do people want a 30,000 seat stadium when we can't regularly top less than half of that- ridiculous" and you might not like Harry but he was right. . . .
05/06/2011 20:10:00
Well said PlymouthGraham and getting the work is hard enough, also not an issue for a player willing to limit himself to a salary capped over half a million a year and it's tough cos he'll only get that for 10 years, then he'll have to drop to a mere quater of a million for the next 3 or 4 years before he retires at at the ripe old age of 37. Jeez you have it easy Graham.
05/06/2011 20:14:00
The irony is that if we are successful and can fill a ground with 40,000, we will complain about the glory hunters!
05/06/2011 20:59:00
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