Portsmouth And The Longest Hangover

The story of the financial collapse of Portsmouth Football Club was a damning indictment upon the greed and mismanagement of English football, but as Pompey be pushed into became the first – and to date only – Premier League club to enter into administration, legal threats against investigating supporters became the new normal as the 2009 FA Cup winners tumbled down through the divisions.

SLAPPS For Pompey Bloggers

Those amongst us that occasionally doubt the power the most vocal of football bloggers seldom pause to consider the lengths that some people go to in order to prevent them having their say. This is a story that will ring bells in a number of clubs around the country....

Pompey: The Hiroshima Files

Below is full text of Pompey blogger Portus-eg's findings regarding events at Pompey at the time of the sale of the club by Portpin to CSI in June 2011. It makes interesting reading.  The blog was first published here: http://portus-eg.blogspot.co.uk/ under the title:...

Pompey: The £800,000 Question

The perils of administration. A cautionary tale. Since October 2012 the Pompey Trust’s bid business partners have committed £800,000 of their own money to the club. If the Trust bid succeeds they will convert this sum to equity in the club. If the Trust bid fails they...

Pompey – One Step From Home

Thursday 15 November 2012. Mark the date. On this day Pompey's administrators PKF announced they had reached a conditional agreement to sell the club to the Pompey Supporters Trust. The completed deal will be unique in English football.  Its success will be a landmark...

Who Values Pompey?

The battle for the soul of football took one step in the right direction yesterday. The nomination of Pompey Supporters Trust as the preferred bidder for the club is a stunning volte-face in the negotiations to bring the club out of administration. It appears to have...

Pompey Fans Rattle Some Cages

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...

Sixteen Days To Save Portsmouth

The darkest hour, optimists might say, comes before the dawn, to which pessimists might counter by saying that one of English footballs longest-running financial seems to be approaching its inevitable solution. At least, the rest of us may consider, we will at least...

PR Overdrive at Pompey

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...

Pompey’s Blame Game

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...

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