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|Posted by Pompeyexile on January 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM||comments (49)|
SJ MASKELL: Players have their part to play in not killing Pompey
Sat 12th Jan 2013 17:36 by SJ Maskell
The first Pompey home game of the year has been called off, but to be honest, I have had to have a serious think about whether I want to go to Fratton Park. To be frank, I am getting very tired with quite a number of things about Portsmouth Football Club.
I am tired of the way the team is playing. For the last two games I have seriously wanted to go home at...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on January 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
HALL RIGHT NOW: If you weren't convinced before to buy a share, here's why you should be now...
Thu 10th Jan 2013 08:04 by Micah Hall
A lot of people have been asking me where I've been in recent weeks. The simple answer is: helping the Trust prepare to hit the ground running. As soon as we wrest control of our club back, the process of healing the decades of underinvestment, poor decision making and downright villainy can begin.
I am more co...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on January 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
January overhaul Friday, 04/01/2013 by James Shipp, Shoot's Pompey blogger
The January Sales have begun. And at the Portsmouth, there are plenty of bargains to be had.
For most, the winter transfer window is an exciting one, a time where a squad can be vastly improved or simply fine tuned. For Pompey however, there could be a complete overhaul.
Every single contract expires this month, which begs the question, what team will interim manager Guy Whittingham actually...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on December 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Portsmouth Supporters Trust Statement on Court Adjournment
Although it is frustrating not to have a final outcome this week, as we had hoped, we welcome the opportunity for the administrators PKF to return to the courts between now and January and finalise our purchase of Portsmouth Football Club.
This has always bee...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
Iain McInnes, proposed chairman of Pompey, and Mick Williams of the Pompey Supporters' Trust, during Thursday's press conference Picture: Sarah Standing
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|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 16, 2012 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Thu 15th Nov 2012 07:18 by Micah Hall
And so, after three years of struggle, the decisive battle is won. Portpin have failed to pass the Owners and Directors test. Contracts are exchanged and the fans will become the new owners of their club.
Language is very important sometimes. It is not the Trust taking control of Pompey. It's not the High Net Worth fans. It's the fans. So many people have played a key role in getting to this place: the fine people of SOS Pompey...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:58 by Micah Hall
In mitigation, Ian Ryan, representing Mr Jacob, said his client had been under extreme pressure from members of the consortium investing in the club when he had breached a solicitors' undertaking. "He said to me that Portsmouth Football Club at this stage was like a carcass and there were vultures circling it and he s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 10, 2012 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
By Neil Allen
Published on Saturday 10 November 2012 18:00
Michael Appleton sat at the Marriott hotel bar, sipping on a large coke.
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|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
October 26, 2012
Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt explains the plight of Portsmouth Football Club and sets out why Pompey Supporters' Trust were the right choice to take over as preferred bidders from the Administrators.
In January 2011, my colleague the Rt. Hon. Hugh Robertson described football as “the worst-governed sport in the country, without a shadow of a doubt.” Mr Robertson wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
COLIN FARMERY: Appleton jumps off the roller-coaster for Blackpool...
Wed 07th Nov 2012 23:04 by Colin Farmery
Michael Appleton's year-long roller-coaster ride at Fratton Park has appropriately come to an end with him joining Blackpool as their Championship side's manager.
A little under a year ago, Appleton arrived at Fratton Park as then Chief Executive David Lampitt's prize catch. The West Brom coach, highly-rated in the football world as a rising star, wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on November 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Article from Vital Pompey November 5, 2012 after Pompey's exit from the FA Cup at home to Notts County.
I am a HUGE fan of Appy, so do not think I am 'turning' on him - but fan, or not, I think when you have a bit of a grievance with someone, or something, you should air it really, right?
Its all very well dishing out praise, support and credit when the going is good, but like I say if you have an 'issue' that too should be shared, this does not mean you are turn...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
HALL RIGHT NOW: National media now recognising what's gone on at Pompey...
Fri 26th Oct 2012 08:49 by Pompey News
The Hall Right Now blogs of Micah Hall have kept all Pompey fans abreast of what has been going on at their club in their name over the past three years and now the national media are beginning to pick up on the story...
First up is Guardian sports writer David Conn, who writes a blog which pulls together the threads of Hall's exposes over the past few weeks i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
After a bleak and bizarre period under overseas owners with differing agendas, Pompey supporters have been given preferred-bidder status to reclaim their club
David Conn The Guardian, Thursday 25 October 2012 16.19 BST
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|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 23, 2012 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
HALL RIGHT NOW: Now's the time for Portpin to sue... for peace
Tue 23rd Oct 2012 09:50 by Micah Hall
Now that a clever combination of the Football League and PKF has refused to accept Portpin as preferred bidders, what will their next move be? Many seem convinced that a lengthy legal action will follow as night follows day. It shouldn't. It is not in anyone's interest to fight a legal battle except the lawyers. The people with the most to lose, are actually Portpin.
Adve...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Article from the Independent
We can learn from the struggle for the soul of Fratton Park against a succession of charlatans
Michael Calvin Sunday October 21, 2012
The stench of the slurry tank permeates football, once again. The brutal opportunism of an unreconstructed hooligan correlates with reflexive racism, which taints a financially incontinent industry that has lost its moral compass.
Problems loom, from Sheffield to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
extract from TrueBlueArmy.com
The chairman of the Pompey Supporters' Trust summed it up as 'a pivotal moment in the history of Portsmouth Football Club' - many will share his view of the administrators' decision to grant the trust 'preferred bidder' status in the battle for control at Fratton Park. Equally, everyone involved knows this is just the start of the hard work.
Trevor Birch's announcement comes a week after the Football League, apparently amid concerns over Balram C...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 18, 2012 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
HALL RIGHT NOW: Andronikou's claims at odds with all of those around at the time...
Wed 17th Oct 2012 22:13 by Micah Hall
Andrew Andronikou's interview with Pompey-fans.com was certainly illuminating. One common denominator of the articles we have published in the last fortnight seems to be the wave of sympathy people feel for those who had to work under Portpin and Andronikou's direction.
Former CEO David Lampitt was savaged by Andronikou, yet reaction online, at...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
HALL RIGHT NOW: 'Portpin will take over Pompey' - Andronikou
Tue 16th Oct 2012 13:20 by Micah Hall
Andrew Andronikou still claims Portpin will take over Pompey, claiming the Pompey Supporters' Trust bid for the club was 'unable to prove funding.'
In the second part of pompey-fans.com exclusive interview with Andrew Andronikou he claimed:
He was responsible for bringing Milan Mandaric to PompeyHe was Martin Gregory's chosen administrator in 1999Lambasted CSIs busines...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
HALL RIGHT NOW: Double trouble – Proof Portpin put Pompey into administration twice
Mon 15th Oct 2012 11:43 by Micah Hall
Pompey-fans.com can now reveal the breathtaking extent of Portpin's and UHY Hacker Young's control over the decision to put Pompey into administration in February 2012.
In a startlingly frank interview Andrew Andronikou, the UHY Hacker Young administrator at Fratton Park in 2010 and current administrator of CSI, admitted to:
Threatening CEO...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Pompeyexile on October 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|