Posts Tagged "Chainrai"

Signore Pantalone and the Pompey Comedy of Errors

By on Aug 31, 2012 in Latest | 2 comments

It is often the last resort of the villain in a pantomime to curse his conquerors with his dying breath. Which thought leads me directly to  the vainglorious attacks of  Pompey’s chief creditor, Balram Chainrai, on the Pompey Supporters’ Trust. Indeed, not only the Pompey Trust but the entire Trust movement. For the edification of Sky Chainrai declares,...

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The Dog Returns to the Pompey Manger.

By on May 20, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

You have to admire the stoicism of football fans. No matter how much the parameters of the game are manipulated to the advantage of those with little emotional investment in our clubs we continue to process through the turnstiles. We tolerate being frisked for lethal bottle tops and are directed to seats where we are ordered to sit down and play nice. The money we...

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Greg Clarke: A Bit of A Dinlow Moment?

By on Apr 26, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

‘Dinlow’ is proper Pompey. It is used, often affectionately, to someone who has said or done something idiotic. If Greg Clarke has not been a ‘bit of a din’ in his statement regarding Portsmouth Football Club yesterday then he is guilty of being either over-simplistic or disingenuous, I feel. He certainly hasn’t helped the odds on the...

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PR Overdrive at Pompey

By on Mar 4, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Ignore the hype. Ignore the sad hypocrisy of the crocodile tears and the valiant claims such as “I will not allow this historic club to go out of business,” emanating from the biggest vested interest of them all. Translate the  sentence. It reads, “I will not allow my front loaded debt to go down the drain.” Balram Chainrai is on a...

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