Posts by SJMaskell

Pompey Fans Rattle Some Cages

By on Jul 25, 2012 in Latest | 6 comments

Stark reality bites. Portsmouth Football Club 5 April 1898 – 10 August 2012. R.I.P. Yet nothing is ever as it seems at Pompey. Beneath the choppy waters a constant storm wages on the ocean bed. Whilst Pompey Supporters Trust holds itself ready to do a deal with players, charge holders and creditors, the strange PR spin emanating from Fratton Park seems to be...

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It Really Isn’t What Football Fans Want to Hear?

By on Jul 19, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

Greg Clarke is a defender of your football club. No really. Stop snorting with derision in Pompey, Plymouth, Leeds, Wrexham, Coventry (supporters of other clubs are also available in snort-mode) … He says so himself. So it must be true. In a telling exchange with MP Damien Collins at the DCMS enquiry (from 12.00 on) he explains how he tries to step in before...

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Minus 10 – Pompey Don’t Do Summers …

By on Jul 13, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 28 comments

… but if they did this one would be pretty much what they’d come up with. Just when you think it might brighten up another rainstorm blows through, drowning all hope of recovery. With the new points deduction imposed by the Football League yesterday Pompey’s Summer continues to mirror that of Rangers in a macabre North – South symmetry. With...

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New Direction for Supporters Direct?

By on Jul 11, 2012 in Latest | 1 comment

It is clear that there is a conflict of interests running throughout English football. A conflict that lies between the different ways in which fans and owners see ‘their’ clubs. It is inherent in the running of a football club as a commercial organisation as opposed to a club’s community and social function. This was a key issue of the...

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