Posts Tagged "Portsmouth"

The Portsmouth CVA Is Proven To Be Completely Above Board

The Portsmouth CVA Is Proven To Be Completely Above Board

By on Jun 18, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

It is a funny election where the returning officer decides who the electorate is. Technically, all administrations throw up this scenario, although it has only seemed important in recent years, purely by chance, at Leeds United in 2007 and Portsmouth almost ever since. But when I saw the “Portsmouth CVA accepted” headlines yesterday, I briefly prayed that I’d be...

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Andrew Andronikou: Football Club Saviour

Andrew Andronikou: Football Club Saviour

By on Apr 27, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

A source close to Portsmouth FC’s administration recently described Portsmouth FC’s most public joint-administrator, Andrew Andronikou, as a saviour of Swindon Town, who spent six years of this decade in a financial hole, having their voluntary arrangement with their many creditors supervised by him. The source was, of course, Andrew Andronikou, recently caught on...

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Portsmouth’s Pain In The Neck

Portsmouth’s Pain In The Neck

By on Apr 24, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

Nothing in Adrian Chiles’ BBC career became him like the leaving of it, as Shakespeare might have written of his fellow-midlander if he watched ‘Match of the Day 2’. “This is what modern football has become.” Chiles told his last MOTD2 audience, with all the indignation at his disposal. “An administrator signing autographs. Whatever next?” (ITV in Chiles’ case, of...

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Portsmouth’s Debt Up To £119m

Portsmouth’s Debt Up To £119m

By on Apr 20, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

The full extent of the financial horror at Portsmouth, then, is starting to become apparent. It is starting to feel as if every time the club’s administrator, Andrew Andronikou, opens or moves anything, there is a red bill hiding underneath, behind or within it. The figures estimated in the media earlier in the season had put the club’s debt at around...

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Portsmouth 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Portsmouth 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

By on Apr 11, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

It’s a question that many supporters of struggling teams have asked themselves over the years. Would you take a cup final appearance and relegation in the same season over years of relentless mediocrity? As a philosophical question, it taps into something fundamental about the psyche of the football supporter – sustainability versus living the dream, the...

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