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This is an interesting twist!No idea what these lastest guys are like, but things can only get better for Pompey, so this takeover can only be good news!
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posted Oct 6, 2009
Olympic sailing - one of our best sports for medals -is along the coast at Portland and Portsmouth is a good place to take visitors for this and London. Money to be made. There are plans for a large stadium to be built at Horsea which could be ready for the world cup and Portsmouth have made a bid.Where do you think funding will come from? Investment, lottery, etc. I'm talking potential not definates.My point was that there is more to this investment than owning a rather small football team with an old fashioned ground. Was it too much for you to take in all at once?
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every time there is a take-over, the narrative is always familiar "so and so is a passionate follower of the premier league" the same guys who buy clubs cannot even name 2 players of the team they are buying. what a shame
Storrie says - 'he will be like Gaydamak and stay in the backround'. Aaaaagh - and once more we will slide into oblivion whilst the £1.2 million per annum 'whatever' watches on! Seriously can anybody tell me what Storrie does to earn his money? I am talking 'pre' the slide downwards not the attempted rehabilitation work afterwards. The football world is rife with question marks and needs a health check - the Police are still chasing 'Arry - what else goes on?Pompey Supporter.
Yet another overseas billionaire seems happy to sink money into a premiership football team for very little or no financial gain. This like the Man City deal and a few other others seems odd. Even more so taking into account the way club has been passed to a new owner simply for him to hand it to someone else within the week. It would be naive to think that this wasnt the play all along. If this is the case then what is the benefit to either owner? I can only assume that its exploiting some loop-hole in the Premierships "stringent" ownership rules regarding football clubs - so stringent that they couldnt spot the original investor who it seems actually has very little money. It could be that im being negative but i cant help but get a horrible feeling in my stomach that in 5 years time english football fans are going to be paying the price in some form or another for the seemingly endless sums of cash which are being promised to them.The bottom line being, there has to be some fallout from this investment.
Im a brit living and working in Saudi. There is no sport that Saudi's feel more passionate about than football. The premier league is THE league to watch and it is the big draw for Showtime satellite TV. He may have other reasons for buying Pompey but it could well be to be part of the greatest league on earth.
Sir Nico of Clausen He may have other reasons for buying Pompey but it could well be to be part of the greatest league on earth.==============================================I didn't realise the Championship was the greatest league on earth.
posted Oct 8, 2009
Now then, is this a stroke of genuis or a moment of madness? To be honest, Portsmouth have been a bit of a comedy act, a circus, where there are horrible simularities to Newcastle United's disasterous season last year which ultimetly ended in them embarrasingly being relegated. Now, I hold nothing against Portsmouth as a football club or a place but some serious questions need to be asked to try and unravel this mystery.Trying to get to the bottom, it is crazy that the club is so unstable both on and off the pitch. In the off season, they sold all their best players including Jermaine Defoe, Peter Crouch, Glen Johnson, Sylvain Distin, Sol Campbell, Niko Kranjcar and Lassana Diarra. Add the other rejects such as Davis, Pamarot and Mendes who have been shown the exit door at Fratton Park, and the situation does not look good.In my opinion, they made a considerable amount of panic buys in the last few days of the transfer window as they tried to paper over the cracks which were evidently clear for all to see. I feel sorry for the supporters as they have seen their football club crumble before their eyes, without a hope of battling back succesfully in the face of adversity.It all started to to go wrong when Harry Redknapp left. He was on a personal glory for recognigition and silverware, failing to respect what was best for the club. Going out and spending vast sums of money put a small club like Portsmouth on a wrong financial footing and since then, they have not been able to claw back the debt. Spending less on players under that era and things might have turned out different.Gaydamack sold up as he had no money and probably left the club in the hands of the poorest Arabian buisnessman known to man. And, what follows is just desperatly disappointing and a crying shame. Players not being paid, having the smallest ground in the league, the ridiculas appointment of Tony Adams. I am sorry, but the future looks bleak.They have been unable to buy a win all season as they have made a shoddy start to the new campagin and the writing apepars to be on the wall, even if we are in the calendar month of October. I fear for Pompey, I really do. Before a ball had been kicked, I had them down to be relegation contenders and so far, my prediction has been proved correct.If they do survive, it would be a miracle achievement. Dreams can happen, but they need a bit of luck and good fortune a long the way. They need to turn the hapless scenes at Fratton Park into a fortresss once again as the Pompey chimes ring out loud and clear. From a year ago, this team is unrecognisable and of course it will take them time to gel as a side.From their point of view, hopefully the new man coming in will write off all the debts and give the manager money to spend on new players. But, further enhancing their simularities with the Magpies, they have decided on a foreign set up by appointing Avram Grant as director of football.Read what you will from that, it is difficult to see the logic but Grant is an experienced individual who should be able to steady the ship to an extent. Oh boy, what a year this is going to be. They need to start acting, and now.
"To be honest", of all the tripe that has been written during this prolonged takeover, Maga the Urn, your words of wisdom take he biscuit.If you must inflict your GCSE coursework on our board it would be good if you spent a little time coming up to speed on the facts before you let loose with the key board. You obviously have no idea about the time scale or the actual events that have happened at Pompey since May.And how you manage to plonk Tony Adams in the middle of it all is beyond me. He was well gone before the realities of the situation became public.This mish mash of platitutes, statements of the bleedin' obvious, patronising posturing and ill-informed comment are only worth an F mate. Could do better.
MikinsFalseTeeth, who do you think you are? Having only expressed my opinion on this matter, it is clear to see that you are jelous of my writing abilities. If you don't have anything constructive to say, then don't say anything at all.
posted Oct 9, 2009
Magna the urn - I am sick and tired of all the uninformed comment on our situation.You got the brunt of it - tough.Constructive criticism: -1. Research your topic before writing - make sure you know and understand the facts of the matter - you do not demonstrate you have done so.2. Arrange your thoughts in a coherent pattern if you are going to make a long post. Do not muddle your time frame or your thoughts or the separate strands of your chosen issue.3. Do not patronise your reader. You are on the Portsmpouth message board. You are talking to people who are more involved and better informed than yourself. Don't come on as if you are the font of received wisdom and tell us what needs doing. It is possible that we already know. 4. Stop stating the bleeding obvious - it just demonstrates a paucity of analysis.5. Don't regurgitate the half-baked reports you read in the so-called newspapers - they are not the whole truth.6. Don't riposte with the 'you are jealous of my wondrous skills' argument. It is empty rhetoric and a pathetic attempt at insulting someone rather than arguing a point. If your skills are so good - prove it. You haven't yet.
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