Posts Tagged "Portsmouth"

Portsmouth’s Five O’Clock Shadow Must Be Removed

Portsmouth’s Five O’Clock Shadow Must Be Removed

By on Mar 2, 2010 in Finance, Latest | 13 comments

It is, as if you hadn’t already noticed, open season on Portsmouth. There had been precious little sympathy for the supporters in the club in the media, but when it was confirmed that the club were back in court over a challenge by HMRC over the legitmacy of them placing themselves into adminstration, the gloves came off. On the one hand, the club had made...

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Portsmouth’s Administration – Postponement Or Salvation?

Portsmouth’s Administration – Postponement Or Salvation?

By on Feb 23, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

The mask now seems likely to slip. After seventeen years of wearing a mask of opulence and limitless wealth, the Premier League self-made reputation as The Richest League In The World will face its most severe test yet, as Portsmouth face the inevitable and collapse into administration. Their only reasonable prospect of avoiding administration would be to find new...

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Dr Sulaiman’s Resignation From Fratton Park

Dr Sulaiman’s Resignation From Fratton Park

By on Feb 22, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Sulaiman Al-Fahim offered his resignation as a director of Portsmouth Football Club in a characteristically farcical fashion. Mark Murphy takes a look at this, and wonders aloud what his motives for such a decision could be. Suffice to say, he’s not terribly impressed. What a clown. Surely only Sulaiman Al-Fahim could write a “private and confidential”...

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The Continuing Adventures Of Sulaiman Al-Fahim

The Continuing Adventures Of Sulaiman Al-Fahim

By on Feb 18, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 11 comments

If you were wondering what Portsmouth chairman Sulaiman Al-Fahim was up to during “his” club’s time of ultimate crisis, now we know. He’s in Moscow, “part of an official UAE delegation promoting the chess industry” (chess is an “industry”?). With Siberia not open for its old business, Moscow is about as far away from Portsmouth as any fan could wish Al-Fahim to be....

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Portsmouth Prepare For Their Day In Court

Portsmouth Prepare For Their Day In Court

By on Feb 17, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 9 comments

Nine days to go until the big hearing then, and Portsmouth are acting bullish. Balram Chainrai has still given no indication that he is going to pay the amount of money to satisfy the club’s debt to HMRC (as some had suspected that he might), and the club has given no indication that it is going to seek the legal protection of administration. Such a move would...

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