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The fans of Portsmouth Football Club have always been Pompey's 12th man. It's time for Pompey fans all over the world to stand together and show our support for the club as it faces yet another crisis. So please sign up at http://www.pompeys12thman.co.uk/ and get individual members of your family and friends to sign up too.....It is like a petition to save our club... No money needs to be paid...

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January 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Official Web Site appeal to all Pompey Fans  Your Club needs YOU!

Michael Appleton today (January 26, 2012) urged all Pompey fans to get behind the club in its hour of need. The Blues have teamed up with fan groups in a bid to fill Fratton Park for the next two home games against Hull and Ipswich.

All money generated will go straight towards the day-to-day running of the club as it fights to protect its future.

Appleton, Pompey’s 31st manager in a proud 114-year history crowned by two top-flight titles and two FA Cup wins, said: “I think it’s important at times like this that we stand united for the sake of this great club.

“Supporters, staff, players and coaches – we are all in this together, feeling the same emotions and working for the same outcome.

“Come along to Fratton Park, buy a ticket, buy a programme – whatever you can do, however big or small, it will all matter.

“With your support we will get through this and emerge the other side stronger than ever.”

The Blues are averaging gates of around 14,500 for league games at Fratton Park, which has a capacity of 21,000.

Pompey Supporters Trust spokesman Scott McLachlan said: “The Trust urge fans to get down to Fratton Park for these two games and help support the club and Michael Appleton’s team.

 “When Fratton Park is full and rocking there is no better place to be and we are sure that Pompey fans will rally round the club in its hour of need. Play up Pompey!”

The Blues host Hull in the Championship on Saturday, February 4, kick-off 3pm.

Ipswich are at Fratton Park for a Championship fixture on Tuesday, February 14, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Hull game is a special Four For £44 match, which means a family of four can attend for just £44 (two adults, two children). Additionally, season tickets holders can bring a junior to the match for just £2. 

Both offers are subject to availability and for tickets that are bought in advance.

Otherwise tickets for both games are £25 for adults, £20 senior/young person and £13 juniors in all areas, apart from the Family Enclosure where seats are £25, £15 and £10.

Tickets are available online here ,by phone on 0844 847 1898  or in person at the Frogmore Road ticket office.

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January 26, 2012 at 6:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Pack the Park! Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:40 Scott Mclachlan

Pompey Trust, News and Club urge Fans to get down to Fratton

The Trust, along with the Portsmouth News and Portsmouth Football Club, are urging Fans to "Pack the Park" in the next two games, Hull on the 4th of Feb and also Ipswich on the 14th.  The match is part of the "4 for £44" promotion

To promote the campaign a Poster featuring Micheal Appleton in the famous Kitchener pose has been put together.

Pompey Fans can download the Poster from the Trust Downloads section HERE:

Buy your tickets online here: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/portsmouth/default.aspx

Pompey stress that all money would stay with the club – it would not find its way into the pockets of Balram Chainrai or the administrators of Pompey’s parent company, CSI.

Manager Michael Appleton has called for fans to ‘stand united’ in the face of the current financial adversity.

He said: "It’s important at times like this that we stand united for the sake of this great club. Supporters, staff, players and coaches – we are all in this together, feeling the same emotions and working for the same outcome. Come along to Fratton Park, buy a ticket, buy a programme – whatever you can do, however big or small, it will all matter. With your support we will get through this and emerge the other side stronger than ever."

So get your tickets and show your support for Pompey!

Buy your tickets online here: https/www.eticketing.co.uk/portsmouth/default.aspx

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January 26, 2012 at 6:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Report from the News

By [email protected]

Published on Friday 3 February 2012 15:08

POMPEY star Stephen Henderson has issued a resounding message to fans: Pack the Park tomorrow.


The talented goalkeeper, who drew admiration from fans this week by pledging his intentions to stay at the club, is calling on fans to be Pompey’s 12th Man by attending tomorrow’s fixture against Hull City.

‘The club needs everyone’s help at the moment so it would be fantastic if we could pack Fratton Park on Saturday against Hull,’ the 23-year-old said.

‘Your support makes all the difference and together we can all pull through this and come out stronger the other side.’

The News has joined forces with Pompey and the Pompey Supporters’ Trust to call on fans to Pack the Park and fill the ground to capacity.

Fans will be hoping for a repeat of breathtaking scenes from a night that has gone down in legend.

Although just 8,000 fans were at Fratton Park 14 years ago for the match against Stockport County, they broke into a continuous rendition of ‘Alan Ball’s Blue and White Army’ and roared their team on for a crucial 1-0 win.

It was this victory that spurred Pompey onto a winning run to avoid relegation from Division One.

Pompey fan Mark Mudie was in the South Stand for the match.

He said: ‘It was one of those really special nights when you know you are part of something that is going to change things.

‘On Saturday we might be starting to see a resurgence of that.

‘I think there’s going to be a massive turnout.

‘We have got our squad together and the fans can work as a unit with the club and pack the park to be the 12th man.’

Scott Mclachlan, spokesman for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust, watched the stunning night from the Fratton end.

He said: ‘At some point in the game exasperation gets the better of you and you just start singing and shouting.

‘We were singing for a good hour during the match. It just seemed to carry the team on to win.

‘If there’s one example that the fans can make a difference and drag the team to a result it was that.’

Bob Beech, of SOS Pompey, said: ‘They were great times. People can try and replicate it but it wasn’t contrived or planned. It was a spontaneous thing.’

BOSS IS ONSIDE

POMPEY boss Michael Appleton put his weight behind the club’s fight for survival by signing up to the 12th Man campaign.

His backing comes as The News today displayed hundreds of posters featuring his image at newsagents and other sales points across the area.

The poster – already published in the newspaper and which can be downloaded at portsmouth.co.uk – shows the manager in the classic Lord Kitchener pose.

He said: ‘I’m delighted to join such a fantastic initiative by the fans.

‘It’s important we all get behind this and show our support for a great football club.

‘There’s an opportunity for everybody to get behind the boys and pack out Fratton Park for the next few home games, especially this week against Hull City.’

Mark Acheson, deputy editor of The News, said: ‘Our billboards across the area are a really powerful means of spreading a message.

‘Today we can think of nothing better than stepping up our support for the fans’ campaign by using those boards to promote Pack the Park.’

 

February 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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From Pompeys 12th man Thursday, 9 February 2012


The website was set up after consultation with Supporters Direct as a means of gathering contact details of all Pompey supporters in one easy to reach place. The reason for this is twofold: To allow us to build up a database of pompey fans that, if we enter into dscussions with any potential owner, will demonstrate that we are credible and secondly if the club are liquidated we need to have the facility to contact as many people as possible - this 12th man website gives us the facility to do that.

The BIG 12th Man Sign Up

We have broken through 5000 people signed up to the website which is a fantastic achievement. We urge each person signed up to recruit just 1 more person to the 12th man website (although your free to sign up as many people as you like obviously!)

They dont just have to be fans of Pompey, We're calling on anyone and everyone who understands how important the football club is to the city and wider local community should be asked to register their support and sign up too.

Pompeys 12th man badges 

We have a number of 12th man pin badges available to purchase - All proceeds from the sale of these badges will bo directly to Pompey Sports & Education Foundation. Just follow the link from the homepage to get yours today www.pompeys12thman.co.uk 

Assistance

Its becoming more apparent that there is an appetite for some level of fans involvement in Portsmouth Football Club. If you have any ideas, suggestions or offers of help please get in touch. We'd love to hear from anyone who feels they can help to discuss further with you. Email us at [email protected]

Thanks from the 12th Man team

February 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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CSI Administrator agrees to meet with PST Friday, 10 February 2012 11:10 Scott Mclachlan of the Trust (see report here)


Andrew Andronikou to meet with Trust in coming days

Following the calls from the Pompey Supporters Trust on Tuesday 7th Feb for CSI Administrator Andrew Andronikou to respond to requests from the PST to meet with us and enter into discussions on how the Fans could be involved in any plan to help save Portsmouth Football Club, we are pleased to report Mr Andronikou has now spoken at length with Trust Chair Ashley Brown and an agreement was reached to meet in person within the next week.

 The PST will attempt to persuade UHY and Mr Andronikou of our belief that the fans and the City Council are potentially two of the most important stakeholders in football club and both have a role to play in securing the future of PFC in these difficult times.

 Portsmouth Football Club faces a winding up order issued by HMRC in the high court on 20th February, and there is no indication from Mr Andronikou that there are any credible buyers willing or able to complete the purchase of PFC before the high court hearing begins.

 It is therefore good news he has agreed to meet the PST.  We will provide an update after the meeting ends.

 

February 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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From the Pompey Trust .......13th Feb. 2012

 

Pompey v Ipswich - 14th Feb. 2012

At Blackpool on Saturday the travelling Blue Army showed the world that we won’t take the destruction of our club lying down.

Since the summer of 2009 our club has been thrown from one feckless owner to another, each of them taking their slice and loading our club with debt making it now almost unsalable.

Add to these the Football League, Premier League and Football Association who have continually failed the club allowing the sacking of Portsmouth Football Club to go unchecked and then washing their hands of us afterwards.

They may shortly dock us ten points, why not dock us a thousand? It makes no difference in the end.

Deducting us points will not help the local business community who are owed thousands of pounds get their money back and neither will it help those staff at Fratton Park who can least afford the loss of wages.

A point’s deduction will hurt the club on the pitch but does not affect those that have caused this disaster, they are still free to lay claim to the club and hold out for millions of pounds.

However, it does not matter who holds the deeds to Fratton Park they merely own bricks and mortar. They will never own its soul nor understand the spirit, these will forever belong to the supporters of our wonderful club and now we ask you all on Tuesday night to reclaim the Park.

For ninety minutes against Ipswich Town we ask you to take to your feet and get behind Michael Appleton and the players showing the world that we are united in this battle.

At the final whistle stay in your place and roar your disapproval at those who have caused the mess that our club has struggled to get free from.

Remember, they cannot break our spirit. Portsmouth Football club will not die, because we will not let it.

For ticket information please follow the link:

http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/LatestNews/home/Ipswich-Ticket-Latest-3106.aspx

 

February 13, 2012 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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                              Appeal from Liam Lawrence

Appeal from Captain Liam Lawrence just days before he was packed off to Cardiff

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February 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Pompeyexile at February 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM

CSI Administrator agrees to meet with PST Friday, 10 February 2012 11:10 Scott Mclachlan of the Trust (see report here)


Andrew Andronikou to meet with Trust in coming days

Following the calls from the Pompey Supporters Trust on Tuesday 7th Feb for CSI Administrator Andrew Andronikou to respond to requests from the PST to meet with us and enter into discussions on how the Fans could be involved in any plan to help save Portsmouth Football Club, we are pleased to report Mr Andronikou has now spoken at length with Trust Chair Ashley Brown and an agreement was reached to meet in person within the next week.

 The PST will attempt to persuade UHY and Mr Andronikou of our belief that the fans and the City Council are potentially two of the most important stakeholders in football club and both have a role to play in securing the future of PFC in these difficult times.

 Portsmouth Football Club faces a winding up order issued by HMRC in the high court on 20th February, and there is no indication from Mr Andronikou that there are any credible buyers willing or able to complete the purchase of PFC before the high court hearing begins.

 It is therefore good news he has agreed to meet the PST.  We will provide an update after the meeting ends.

 

It seems that Andonikou finally fulfilled his promise (February 7)  to meet the Trust (albeit 4 weeks later and a week after his position as administrator was terminated)...report from the Trust below...

Trust meet with him at his request

This Monday, the 5th of March, Pompey Supporters Trust Board Members met with Mr Andronikou at his request at a location in Portsmouth.

Mr Andronikou is the Administrator of the previous owners of Portsmouth Football Club, CSI, who purchased PFC on 1st June 2011.

The meeting was cordial and allowed the Trust to hear Mr Andronikou's side of the story of the events of the previous three months.  The Trust learned nothing new from this meeting but it is important we meet with everyone who will have a say in the future of PFC during this latest Administration.

 


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March 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Pompeyexile at February 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM

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                              Appeal from Liam Lawrence

Appeal from Captain Liam Lawrence just days before he was packed off to Cardiff

From the Pompey Trust

Pay4aPal at Boro game a great success! Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:25 Scott Mclachlan

A fun day out was had by all

On Saturday 3rd March hundreds of kids, young people and disadvantaged Pompey fans benefitted from other fans generosity through the Pay4aPal scheme to attend the match against Boro and despite the result they all had a great time.

Tom Dearie, who leads the PST's Community efforts, said "We bought £3500 worth of tickets from the club for the Milton End at £15 a ticket which was 233 tickets. We also had a further 50 tickets that were distributed for the game. That’s a fantastic number and something every Pompey fan should be proud of. We will carry this on to the Bristol City game on 17th March and have had a few donations already towards tickets for that game."

We also heard from Naomi from Faith and Football, which was just one of the charities to benefit from tickets through the PST's partnership with the Pompey Sports and Education Foundation run by Clare Martin, Naomi told us "One dad brought his son for his first ever Pompey match.  He loved it so much that they are coming to the next home match too!  Another mum said her little boy has had a tough time at school getting bullied,

and to have a nice family day at the club has really lifted him!"

Pompey fans generosity through Pay4aPal has made a real difference to peoples lives through the power of Pompey.

We already have a great start to our total for Bristol City through online donations and from donations by fans like Sue Till and Viv Goward who, whilst selling 50/50 tickets around the ground, have collected £1000 from fans through bucket donations!  Fantastic work ladies.

Please continue to Donate to Pay4aPal for the Bristol City Matcyh, 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

 

 

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