Why do the media insist on trying to bring us down
Where does this sort of rubbish start? Is it the Message/Bull/Rubbish boards? Or is just the media's prerogative to try and unsettle good things in this country.
Whether it be a player who is actually achieving great things, or exceeding beyond even his dreams, the Media decide to dig the dirt or even set him up just for the scoop?
Or be it a situation like Pompey find themselves in now... being a success, so someone, somewhere, decides to try and de-rail that success.
On the Couch on Sunday morning on Sky Sports 1, Chris Coleman and Chris Kamara, stated that poor press about Chairman, and managers DOES have a detrimental effect on the players, and the performances of individuals and teams. They agreed that, despite what clubs say, these articles do effect the quality on the pitch, and even if that be a dip by 2% or 3%; at this highest level that can be enormous.
It can be the difference between a draw and a win, or a draw and a loss. The proof is there for all to see with Liverpool.
Now we have someone somewhere, trying the same with Pompey... but why?
I think (as Pompey fans) we know Sasha is NOT going to sell, and I hope to god the players also realise this is utter rubbish, after all, in the TIMES ON LINE, only this month Peter Storrie outlined how much Sasha had spent in the summer...
"Alexandre Gaydamak, the Portsmouth owner, invested around £30 million in nine new players during the close season."
Sasha has spent again since then...
Add to this the initial costs to buy the club in the first place? (I believe this to be around £25 million in 2 instalments) and all of a sudden you can see that £60 million would not actually bring him much profit? Not in relation to time, costs, wages, etc etc.
I personally, cant see Sasha walking away from this club for years to come, I believe he has sold his dreams to Harry (hence him staying) and to Peter Storrie (hence the passion both are showing).
"If"... and I say this very delicately, "If" we were to lose Sasha in the future, the one thing I can see causing this, would be the ridiculous volumes of red tape that this City Council (and Fareham now) put around every piece of land, or plan that PFC want, or need, to move this club forward. Eventually this has got to ware the owners and directors down (example = Milan... tried so hard but was in a lose lose situation).
Play up Pompey, and long live Sasha
Written by Midge.
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