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14,500 fans could keep us alive and kicking?



According to Dave Lampitt, NONE of Pompey's money has to leave the club, as CSI never intended this to happen, and as such all Pompey's funds are Pompey's. Therefore any money made by ticket sales etc help towards keeping Pompey afloat.

We have been told on numerous occasions we need gate numbers to be in excess of 14,500 per game to break even. We've also heard that as long as PFC is not in debt and therefore trading and solvent we WON'T get deducted any points. So do the maths, if we can get the gates over 14,500 if that's what our running costs still are, then for now that's all the fans commitment need be to keep the great club solvent and away from a 10 point deduction.

Fans have spoken negatively with their feet when required in the past, now is the time to speak with your feet positively, and get these gates up and funds available to keep the FA away, till a new buyer is found, or the existing one proved innocent.

Play up Pompey.

Written by Midge.

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Date:Monday December 5 2011

Time: 8:48PM

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'if' that amount of fans is what genuinely is needed to keep us afloat Midge then you would 'hope' this is something we can achieve...
sorry if it sounds negative but i am not convinced that 14,500 is sufficient for us to break-even - as much as i do like lampitt i am not 100% convinced that this is entirely true?
with antonov, apparently, now saying that the 10.5m 'put into the club' is a loan this puts a new spin on things too does it not?
pompeyrug
I agree I doubt that 14,500 will keep us alive, but it is all going to help. If we can get attendance as high as possible it means we can continue trading as long as possible.... Sadly i won't be able to make up the numbers what with being 10330 miles away!
Bowlsey
Surely Pompey has 15000 fans that want it to survive.....I gave up my Season Ticket last year, but still attend games (that I can get to). It was disappointing to see so many empty seats on Saturday, but apathy does that. Time for the armchair fan to get moving if you want to listen to a pompey game on a Saturday, Sunday, Friday, Tuesday etc. YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU !!
BarneyArmy
Getting 14,500 fans to come to the game isn't a problem. However getting 14,500 fans to come to the game when the ticket price is 30 quid is a problem. We are still expected to pay close to Premier League prices for the games this season. I'm aware the club are offering some decent deals with multi-game buys and half season tickets, but in all honesty for someone who is just toying with the idea of turning up on Saturday 30 pound is a bit too steep.

But there lies the dilemma, IF the tickets were dropped to say 20 pounds, to break even we'd then need to get nearly 22,000 in, and apart from the obvious lack of seating I still don't think we could make that happen. Even 17,400 at 25 quid wouldn't really work.
PompeyFrippy
Nice one Midge; what complicates matters is that Pompey is a relatively poor city with highish levels of unemployment and of course now there is the pressure of Christmas.
Russellm
Just can't afford it anymore everything has gone up apart from my wages I'm like most working class people in Portsmouth petrol, food gas electric rent all gone up my car insurance has just gone up this year 30% I've been frivong ten years and never claimed . I'm not gonna blow 50 plus quid on a day on myself when I have my family to thing about feeding and getting a present for my little boy for Christmas .
Pompeyhussler
 

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