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Message from Trevor Birch Administrator

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Sunday February 26, 2012 All Day
Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England  (map)

The club’s official Facebook page have posted the following message from administrator Trevor Birch.

“I want to thank every single one of the Portsmouth fans that came to the Leeds match on Saturday.

“I’ve been to enough games over the years as a player, club official and supporter to know that the atmosphere inside the ground was something special yesterday. Many of the fans I spoke to afterwards said the same thing. The only time I can recall feeling the same ‘hairs on the back of your neck moment’ was when at Anfield as a boy and the Kop were singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. This is a special club with special supporters and I’m going to do everything I possibly can to save it.

“I’d been told that the supporters would get back behind the club, but I didn’t expect anything like this.

“It’s something of which everyone who was there – fans, staff and players – can be genuinely proud.

“Over 17,500 of you turned up to support the club, making it the third highest attendance of the season so far. You recognised that Portsmouth Football Club needed the support of everyone in the community at this difficult time, and you stepped up to the mark.

“The staff who made the game possible also deserve our thanks. They’ve shown incredible loyalty in these very difficult circumstances.

“As too have the manager, his team and the players in taking wage deferrals.

“The team played with real commitment and passion. And, yes, I thought it was a penalty too!

“Feedback about the reduction in ticket prices and the scrapping of the admin fee was very positive. We will look at doing something similar for the Middlesbrough game on Saturday.

“Keep the faith and we will survive.”

This is a great message of support from the club’s new administrator and hopefully it is a sign of good things to come.

Play Up Pompey!


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