Pompey Fans Reveal the Shadows behind the ‘Invisible’ Owner: Update

Today, Pompey fans’ research reveals that Ali Al Faraj, Pompey’s well-known invisible owner, does exist. However, the same ¬†research also suggests that Ali Al Faraj played no part in the running of Portsmouth Football Club despite being the designated ‘Fit and Proper’ owner between October 2009 and February 2010. Instead the club was in the control of shadow directors who took it into administration in February 2010. Some of those shadow directors are seeking to regain control of the club for the FOURTH time. Blaram Chainrai and Leivi Kushnir’s company Portpin are one of the two bidders being considered by administrators PKF and the Football League this week. The same people appear to have had control of the club now on three occasions – Between October 2009 and February 2010, between October 2010 and June 2011 and between November 2011 and February 2012 – two of which ended in administration. The other bidder is the Pompey Supporters Trust. The question in front of the Football League now is, ‘Are these people really Fit and Proper owners of a Football League Club?’ For the full evidence of how Pompey was run by shadow directors in October 2009 to February 2010 see here:¬†http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/portsmouth/fb_news.php?storyid=18346 UPDATE 10/10/12 More from Micha Hall on the ‘Al Faraj’ period of ownership at PFC. Detailing the financial manoeuvres inside the club from October 2009 to February 2010,...

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