Pompey's summer departures
Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) Erik Huseklepp (Brann) Dave Kitson (Free agent)
David Norris (Leeds United) Kanu (Free agent) Luke Varney (Leeds United)
Aaron Mokoena (Bidvest Wits) Hayden Mullins (Birmingham) Tal Ben Haim (Free agent)
Liam Lawrence (Free agent - PAOK Greece)
PHOTO: Greg Halford and Jason Pearce set to depart Pompey.
April 28, 2012 more on this topic here
Financially-stricken Pompey need to sell players to raise funds and defender Pearce is widely expected to join Leeds United.
Utility man Halford is also attracting interest from several clubs, while Ipswich Town have revived their bid to sign youngster Joel Ward.
A number of other players are set to head out of Fratton Park and Appleton is expecting a busy period ahead of next season's campaign in League One.
"It could be as big as 17 or 18 players leaving the football club and the same number coming in. It's going to be a tough, tough, summer with a lot of hard work.
"There are agreements in place with various clubs over Greg and Jason that they wouldn't play the game, which we had to abide to, because we need to recoup the money for their services.
"Benjani, Dave Kitson and Kanu didn't travel to the game. Their future has to be away from Fratton Park, or this football club won't be able to survive, it's as simple as that. They have known that for a long, long time"
STATEMENT FROM THE POMPEY SUPPORTERS TRUST - MAY 1ST 2012
FANS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO PLEDGE AND HELP SAVE POMPEY
- 1,000 new pledges needed in next 2 weeks
Following a board meeting of the PST on 30th April, we can confirm that we aim to begin the final stages of bid preparation for a community buy-out bid for Portsmouth Football Club from the 15th May, and so it is imperative that supporters complete their pledges prior to that date.
Initial interest in the Pre-Share offer has been strong, but more pledges are needed in the coming 14 days in order to submit a formal bid. If 1,000 more pledges from fans are received by the 15th May then that will confirm our bid as achievable.
The Pre-Share offer, launched on 30th March, was designed to see if sufficient funds could be raised from fans and local businesses to mount a sustainable and viable bid for Pompey.
12 Pompey players have already supported the PST plans with investment pledges, and the PST would like to thank the players and their families for their support.
PST has also had significant interest from donors wishing to invest sums significantly in advance of £1,000, and will soon announce the support of at least one major donor.
Pompey administrator Trevor Birch has made it clear that the club will run out of money in June. PST can only mount a credible community buy-out bid if it has enough funds to do so.
The next 14 days will determine whether the goodwill towards a community buyout can be translated into a bid for the club. If enough pledges are received to mount a bid, PST will present it to investors and members as soon as possible, and before any bid is agreed and submitted.
PST Chairman Ashley Brown commented;
' We have had great support from players and fans alike, but need more support if we are to mount a viable bid for the club. The next 14 days will be crucial. If enough money comes in to make a bid viable, we will present our plans to investors and members for their approval before we go forth and submit a bid.
Our precise targets are confidential - and we are sure fans will understand that as we go into a bidding process. We will share as much information as we can, and will not proceed without the approval of our investors and members.
It is now or never for the PST bid - and we urge fans who are considering joining us to contact us, talk to us, and pledge. Time is running out for Pompey, and we are doing everything we can to save our beloved football club '
All Media contact can be made to PST Spokesman Scott Mclachlan on 07506 45800 or this email address.
Saturday April 28, 2012 Kick off 12.30 pm (GMT)
Nottingham Forest FC, Nottingham, England (ma p)
npower championship fixture
Nottingham Forest 2 Portsmouth 0 (HT 0-0) Scorer Blackstock (70, 89 mins)
Attendance: 12,635. (2,319 Pompey fans)Forest: Camp, Cunningham, Chambers, McGugan, Reid, McLeary, Gunter, Guedioura, Blackstock, Majewski, Lycnh. Subs: Wooton, Anderson, Moussi, Smith, Elekobi.
Pompey: Ashdown, Ward, Rocha, Mokoena, Varney, Etuhu, Allan, Norris, Harris,.Maguire, Rekik Subs: Futacs, Magri, Webster, Wallace, Grant
From the News April 26, 2012
Pompey administrator Trevor Birch has admitted the chance of Pompey playing in league one next season is 50/50.
Birch made the admission to creditors at a meeting at Fratton Park this morning.
He said: ‘No-one is making the noises that will convince me. I am still trying to keep them at the table.’
The administrator told members of the audience that at present no bids had been made for the club and the future of the club is in the balance.
Report from the News April 26, 2012
Pompey coach Stuart Gray is set to leave the club. Administrator Trevor Birch had informed Gray and Guy Whittingham their jobs were under threat, with further redundancies being made at Pompey. It now appears Gray will depart after arriving last summer.
PHOTO: Stuart Gray (on the right) pictured with MIchael Appleton
Pompey boss Michael Appleton said: ‘Nobody wants to be told you might be losing your job and it effects people in different ways.’
April 26, 2012 report from the News
REPRESENTATIVES of former Pompey Balram Chainrai have said the businessman will not see the football club liquidated. Chainrai would stand to lose the £17m he is owed as a secured creditor from his previous spell as Blues owner if the worst were to happen.
But his team have told fellow creditors at a meeting at Fratton Park the Hong Kong based businessman will not allow Pompey to be liquidated.
Administrator Trevor Birch said that liquidation would see the ground become asset of liquidators and they will sell it as they see fit. In March Chainrai told Sky Sports: ‘I will definitely make efforts to become a reluctant owner, again, until a proper owner can be found.
‘I will do my best not to allow him (Birch) to liquidate the club.’ (see the report and Forum Topic in March, where Balram Chainrai made pledges here)
April 25, 2012 Linvoy Primus has been made redundant..
Shocking News which will make many Pompey fans realize the serious nature of the position Pompey are in is that the latest round of redundancies made by administrator Trevor Birch includes Linvoy Primus..
This man epitomizes Pompey and is a true legend in every sense of the word. Many could now question their continued support for what will be left of Portsmouth Football Club and what it represents.
Saturday April 21, 2012
Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England (map)
npower championship fixture Kick off 3pm (GMT)
Scorers: Pompey: Luke Varney 74 mins Derby County: Buxton (41), Davies (78 pen)
Attendance 17,770 Pompey are relegated and will be in Division 1 for the first time
in 29 years.
PHOTO: David Norris dismayed after Pompey lose at home to Derby and the resultant relegation
At his own request, Luca Scapuzzi has been released back to his parent club Manchester City after playing only 16 minutes of football since joining Pompey.
npower championship fixture
Tuesday April 17,2012 Fratton Park Kick off 7.45pm
Attendance 14,847Pompey: Ashdown, Ward, Pearce, Rocha, Rekik, Allan, Norris, Halford, Varney, Maguire,.Kitson Subs: Mokoena, Scapuzzi, Futacs, Magri , Harris.
Palace: Speroni, Clyne, Parr, McCarthy, Garvan, Zaha, Moxey, Pedroza, O'Keefe, McShane, Martin. Subs: Price, Ambrose, Scannell, De Silva, Appiah.
Scorers Allan (32) Halford (55) Ambrose (71 mins Pen)
April 14, 2012 POMPEY administrator Trevor Birch is hopeful of securing the club’s future after revealing two new interested parties have come to the table.
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April 12, 2012 THE Pompey Supporters’ Trust has urged fans to back its share scheme after Trevor Birch’s liquidation warning. Spokesman Scott Mclachlan said: ‘The statement from Mr Birch reiterates the message that Pompey could be a matter of weeks from disappearing unless a buyer can be found.
‘The CVA is crucial as it is hoped it could deliver a debt-free Pompey to any prospective buyer and will make urgent restructuring to cut the club’s running costs easier. ‘It highlights that the trust’s pre-share issue is currently the only positive move anyone has made to save it.
‘We ask everyone to get involved in pledging to buy a share by visiting communitypompey.co.uk and depositing £100 to register your interest.’
April 13, 2012 Pompey's 12th man update here
Pompey Away Day Travel Guide to Doncaster Rovers April 14, 2012 here
npower championship fixture Saturday April 7, 2012 Kick off 1pm
Scorers: Sharp (27, 89) Pompey Maguire (36), Norris (90)Attendance 31,743 3,034 Pompey Fans
Chris Maguire's goal against Southampton video below (nice video on another site here)
March 31, 2012
The Pompey Supporters Trust are calling for all Pompey fans to help save Portsmouth FC
March 30, 2012
FORMER Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie is advising a sports firm over a possible take over at Fratton Park. More on this story here
Mr Birch said this morning Pompey’s debt is around ‘£50m’ He said: ‘In total, if you include the claims from the liquidator of the old CVA, if you include those in the £16m, and you include (Balram) Chainrai’s £17m, it’s probably £50m in total.’
March 22, 2012article here
The end date for player loans / departures is March 22, 2012
March 11, 2012 From the Official SIte
March 10, 2012
Canadian retail developer Mitchell Goldhar has been mentioned on internet forums and Twitter as possibly being interested in taking over the club.
Pompey mourn the passing of Brian Bromley
Brian Bromley was a super Player and a Pompey legend of the early 1970s..more here
Ashdown deputized for Henderson who was transferred to West Ham on Loan earlier in the day. Punchless Pompey fail to score yet again. Now only 2 goals scored in 8 games and 8 points adrift of safety.
Stephen Henderson transferred to West Ham.
Hayden Mullins is edging close to a Pompey exit.
The Pompey midfielder is in talks with Reading over a move to the Blues’ Championship rivals.
Pompey sign striker
Portsmouth have signed Derby County striker Chris Maguire on a one-month loan.
Derby manager Nigel Clough said: 'His first-team chances have been limited this season. He's still a young player getting to know this division and we believe the loan move will be a good thing for him to get some more experience of English first-team football.'
March 9, 2012
FA to enforce strict ownership rules
Club owners and directors will be vetted by a new independent regulator under reforms to football governance announced by FA. (forum topic here)
Portsmouth Football Club Official Site fund raising event (more here)
March 7, 2012
Football League agreed to resume monthly ‘basic award’ payments of around £200,000. The money is automatically suspended when a club go into administration but, in recognising the severity of Portsmouth’s plight, the Football League has agreed to release the money.
It will amount to £800,000 by the end of the season and is likely to ensure that Portsmouth can at least complete their fixtures.(story here)
2 Loan strikers
March 7, 2012 Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton says he is hopeful of signing two loan strikers before the weekend. He had previously hoped to bring in before the Reading game.
March 6, 2012 The Pompey Trust Pay4aPal scheme was a great success for the Middlesbrough game..more here. - But Please continue to Donate to Pay4aPal for the Bristol City Match. You can donate through this link HERE or you can send a cheque made out to the Pompey Supporters Trust to: PST, Unit 2, 15 Rodney Road, Portsmouth, PO8 8TB
March 5, 2012 Appleton hopes to bring a striker in on loan before Reading match (to replace Liam Lawrence). Relegation rivals Doncaster Rovers snap up Frederic Piquionne from West Ham
March 4, 2012 Administrator Birch has meeting with Chainrai (more here)
Pompey trying to arrange friendly with Rangers to raise funds.
March 3, 2011 Pompey's squad is being decimated to alleviate the current financial situation. Stephen Henderson is set to sign for Ipswich. report here
March 2, 2012 Liam Lawrence has joined Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season
March 1, 2012 VITAL parachute payments that could have helped Pompey though to the end of the season will go to former owner Sacha Gaydamak. News and Forum Topic here
February 22, 2012
Administrator Birch Furious - monies withheld by Andronikou
Birch, however, is understood to be furious that £800,000 of the club's money held by the club's previous administrator, Andrew Andronikou of Hacker Young, had not been released to him. Andronikou has released £600,000 back to Portsmouth, but retains £200,000 for his' failed' professional services. (Forum topic here)
A leading insolvency expert believes Balram Chainrai may never get back the £17m that he is owed by Portsmouth FC. It's all very well a secured creditor being owed £17m but how much are the assets that he has security on actually worth?” Carl Foulds Forum topic hereFebruary 21, 2012
Sol Campbell suing Pompey for £1.7 million
The fact is that among Portsmouth’s creditors is former defender Sol Campbell, who is suing them for £1.7 million for unpaid image rights. (extract taken from Telegraph)
Barnsley 2 Portsmouth 0
February 18, 2012
Sam Magri lined up for a move to Liverpool (More) - The 17-year-old, regarded as one of Pompey’s most promising talents is wanted by Liverpool
February 17, 2012
Portsmouth's application to go into administration approved (More) - Pompey have entered administration for the second time in as many years
New Pompey administrators appointed (Full Former professional footballer Trevor Birch and his colleague Brian Johnson have been appointed as Pompey’s administrators.)
Pompey Squad decimated by injuries - Appleton appeals
Pompey Hall of Fame - Biley, Claridge, Flewin And Piper
Pompey 0 Ipswich Town 1
February 13, 2012
Pompey this afternoon formally applied to go into administration. It
is believed that the process will be formalized by the court on Friday, after of the home match against Ipswich Town
tomorrow night. report from the News
February 11, 2012
Blackpool 1 Portsmouth 1
February 10, 2012
February 9, 2012
February 8, 2012
February 7, 2012
Andronikou told The Times: "It is a pivotal week. We are doing everything we can to avoid administration. We have got days, not weeks."
The BBC understands any purchaser would need to provide £12m as proof of funds and assurances they could meet another £20m in repayments to former creditors, Balram Chainrai and Alexandre Gaydamak.
But when the trust, which has about 1,300 members, approached the club's administrators they were told they would need proof of funds of £100m.