Bright times are ahead for Pompey!
The Times have just reported that Portsmouth football club are for sale at a cut-price (and miscalculated) £60m and whilst that may spell doom and gloom for some fans but the reality could be somewhat brighter.
Even though I would prefer the personal touch of a chairman, a takeover by a foreign company could yield the investment that Harry has always dreamed of. It has been well documented that our spending has been as a result of the TV balloon payments and any extra spending supplemented by the sale of players 'surplus to requirements'.
If Harry has been able to bring in quality like Distin, Muntari and Diarra on a 'shoestring' budget just think what he'd do with many millions? Could we finally end those Defoe rumours?
The club are in a better position today than when Mandaric sold up to Gaydamak. We're stronger as an outfield unit and the little touches here and there have been enough to keep Fratton Park just about ticking for another few years whilst we plan for the new stadium. And even though we have been talking about it for what seems like decades, we're more likely to finally get a stadium than ever before. The new owners could be the ones to fund the move to a stadium fit for the personnel we are beginning to attract and for the fans who deserve so much more.
However that is all in the long term. In the short term, and more importantly this season, I can really see the team going on another great run. Fans may have been unexcited by Baros' performance against Utd but he hasn't played many games at Lyon this season so he can only get sharper. Diarra too.
The African boys are due home shortly with either one or two coming back next week after the Nigeria vs. Ghana clash. With that we should finally have strength in abundance and enough to revive our European dream. To me Diarra, Diop and Muntari sound like a mean trio in the centre of midfield and enough to put the fear of god in any team and enough to revive the faltering form of Portsmouth Football Club. Written by stillthewhizz
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