Day: February 22, 2010

Dr Sulaiman’s Resignation From Fratton Park

Sulaiman Al-Fahim offered his resignation as a director of Portsmouth Football Club in a characteristically farcical fashion. Mark Murphy takes a look at this, and wonders aloud what his motives for such a decision could be. Suffice to say, he’s not terribly impressed. What a clown. Surely only Sulaiman Al-Fahim could write a “private and confidential” resignation letter, dated 22 February 2010, that you or I could read in the comfort of our own home at lunchtime…on 22 February 2010. Al-Fahim’s resignation ought not to make a ha’porth of difference to Portsmouth Football Club it what could still be its very last week of existence. It is but a(nother) matter of comedy that Fahim should resign in this way, his definition of “private and confidential” some distance away from yours or mine. Not only did he give his mate Anil Bhoyrul at Arabian Business magazine the story, he gave him the actual letter which, by lunchtime on the day it was dated, was an attachment to the magazine’s story. Indeed, so public has Fahim made this “private and confidential” matter that Bhoyrul didn’t even have the brassneckery to label it an “exclusive.” If Fahim had ever possessed the capacity to be taken seriously, one issue he raised in the letter would be of some concern, however. Whilst Fahim was a “non-executive” chairman at Portsmouth, he was a board member....

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