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Pompey’s Blame Game

By on Feb 15, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 5 comments

We have been waiting for this since November – but that doesn’t make it any better. The new manager, the younger team, and games like the awayday at Blackpool notwithstanding, no one has been able to fully enjoy the simplicity of Championship survival. That is because, when the first shoe hit the floor in November, we learned that...

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Too Late for Licensing:Time to Pray at Pompey?

By on Feb 4, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 13 comments

When questions about your football club are raised in Westminster and the Prime Minister agrees that the situation needs investigation then you know you are in a bad way. Not because you might be investigated but because the Prime Minister actually knows what Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North, is talking about. David Cameron has backed Ms Mordaunt’s call...

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Four Star Daydream: the Pompey Owner Saga Part 6.

By on Jan 23, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 12 comments

So, Fantasy Football Owner is being played at Pompey yet again. Against a background of a HMRC winding up order for two months unpaid PAYE – a total of £1.6m – the familiar dance of chancers, secret consortia and mad millionaires continues. Yet no serious candidate has emerged. The transfer window advances towards slamming point and all our promising new...

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Pompey: The New Boss Could Be the Old Boss.

By on Nov 29, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 9 comments

Its a form of ‘Pass the Parcel’.  A crowd of Russian, Israeli, Hungarian, Hong Kong and even British businessmen sit in a darkened room and spin poor old Pompey around until it ends up in the hands of one or more of them. The holder then has to keep it going until he finds an exit strategy. Then it goes back on the table with the same players and gets...

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Pompey: An Unavoidable Calamity?

By on Nov 24, 2011 in Latest | 7 comments

Its getting to the point where Pompey fans are wondering if there is some kind of Karmic force coming to a head in the City. Something to do with all those Crusaders who set sail from there back in the middle ages perhaps? Because the tally of owners of ill-repute the club has had over the last 20 years is growing to epic proportions. One favourite game on...

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