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Business As Usual For Pompey .. But What On Earth Is Usual?

It’s business as usual at Pompey. Though what passes for usual at Fratton Park is something that most have long since lost track of, so that perhaps wasn’t the best way Andrew Andronikou could have described the fact that life goes on after another High Court visit. What the administrator meant was his process of unravelling what has gone on at the club to leave it in its present ....


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Pompey Ordered Back To Court - Again

Pompey will have to return to the High Court again next week - on Friday, March 12, to clear up confusion over their finances which a judge says has placed a shadow over their move into administration. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is unhappy with the way the club has entered administration and the High Court has ruled they need to know more in order to allow the administration to proceed. More follows.......


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Sound Familiar? New Court Date Has Pompey Chief Saying: Don't Panic

It’s been a season when, most of the times Pompey fans have been told ‘don’t worry, it will be okay’, things have turned out not to be okay. So you forgive us sweating a few more beads upon being told ‘it will be okay’ in response to news the taxman is to get another stab at finishing off the club on ....


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Few Want To Leave Pompey Now - Jamo Included

As Andrew Andronikou and his colleagues begin the task of cutting Pompey’s costs, they may find the first person in the queue of those pleading their case to stay will be David James. Clearly, many at Fratton Park will lose their jobs in the coming weeks as the axe falls on all sections of the club’s budget. The playing staff won’t be unaffected, but James ia among those more ....


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Pompey Cope Well Under No Pressure At Burnley

Predictable, really. The pressure is off – virtually – and Pompey go and win their second away Premier League game in 15 months with a 2-1 success at Burnley. Freddie Piquionne and Hassan Yebda scored a goal in each half and the Blues could even afford to miss a penalty as they completed the double over a mediocre Clarets ....


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A Black Day For The Blues? Yes, But Not In All Ways

If it was possible to hear positive words on the day when Pompey went into administration, then the men appointed to take control at Fratton Park delivered them. While they warned of some serious cost-cutting and ‘not insignificant’ problems, they also delivered upbeat messages about the club now being in a ‘safe haven’ – and avoiding any points deductions beyond ....


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Friday Is D-day For Details Of How Administration Will Affect Pompey

Pompey’s administrator will issue a detailed statement on Friday about how the club will be restructed ahead of a potential sale to a new owner. The news comes after Pompey confirmed they would go into administration on Friday – meaning they will become the first Premier League club to go down such a route and will suffer a nine-point deduction, dropping their total to ....


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Storrie's Bid To Sell Pompey Goes On Amid Claims Owner's Debt Is Protected

Peter Storrie says he has already spoken to the administrators set to take over Pompey – and he is likely to stay on to help the club through an uncertain period. The club are likely to go into administration on Friday, but reports have also emerged suggesting Balram Chainrai will be repaid the whole sum he has loaned the club. ’ Advertisement Storrie ....


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Administration Looms For Pompey As Ex-boss Says: Don't Blame Me

On the day Pompey admitted they’d go into administration at the end of the week if they didn’t seal a deal to sell the club, perhaps it was not too surprising that Harry Redknapp should emerge to insist: ‘Nothing to do with me guv’. The Blues will put themselves in the hands of administrators on Friday if it appears unlikely by then their sale to a South African consortium or any other interested part will be concluded before Monday’s date with the taxman at the Royal Courts of Justice. ....


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Pompey Hit Out At Match Of The Day Trio Over Debt Queries

Peter Storrie has hit out at the likes of the Match of the Day panel for questioning what Pompey have done with the millions they have made from player sales – saying no sum has disappeared. He spoke out as he continued work to try to gain proof that the South African consortium bidding to become Pompey’s fifth owner of the season did have the funds they claimed to ....


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Whether You Want To Save Pompey Or Kill Us Off, You Should Read This

All began in October 1967 when my Dad finally gave into my mums nagging of "when are you taking him up the park". He was already taking my 2 older brothers with him and now my chance had finally arrived. I dont have a fantastic memory of the day but strangely enough i do still have some visions of sitting in A section of the south stand for my first appearance watching "The ....


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Fifa To Give Pompey Their 'sell Now' Verdict ... Don't Hold Your Breath

FIFA are widely expected to tell Pompey they cannot, as they have requested, sell players outside of the transfer window to raise urgently-needed funds. The bid to offload up to three players came a day after their financial state of affairs was handed to the courts. Speculation is mounting that tehe identity of at least one of the parties interested in buying the club is about to be revealed ....


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Another Nervous Wait Begins For Pompey

Now the next nervous wait begins as court and HMRC officials digest the financial statement of affairs Pompey have given them and decide whether the club have a future. The club and their financial representatives delivered the ‘SOA’ to the court shortly before Wednesday’s 4pm deadline .. well, you didn’t expect Pompey to do something with a bit of breathing space, ....


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Mandaric Speaks Out On Pompey ... But Does He Have A Plan?

Milan Mandaric has condemned the men who have brought Pompey to their knees – but the question that fans will be asking is: Does his interest extend beyond commenting? Several months ago, Mandaric didn’t rule out making a bid to take over again for a second spell at Pompey. Now that the club faces crunch time, could be thinking seriously about swapping his latest team in blue for his ....


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How Pompey's Story Will Inspire Birmingham In The Cup

Birmingham’s FA Cup matchwinner Liam Ridgewell says he will use Pompey as his inspiration – for beating Pompey. The ex-Villa player and his team-mates will head to Fratton on March 6 or 7 for an FA Cup quarter-final after they won at Derby and Pompey thrashed Southampton. ’ Advertisement Ridgewell reckons Pompey are an example to clubs outside ....


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St Mary's Goal Hero Pinpoints Key To Pompey's Victory

Southampton-bashing cup hero Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has told of his delight at being involved in one of Pompey’s modern history’s great days. The second-half substitute scored one and set up two as the Blues showed their hapless hosts they were still kings of the south coast. ’ Advertisement Owusu-Abeyie told The News: 'This was a great game to ....


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Pompey Host City In Fa Cup Last Eight

Pompey will host Birmingham in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. It will be played on the weekend of March 6-7. It’s their reward for their memorable 4-1 beating of Southampton in their own back yard, the second successive south-coast derby they have won by such a score. ’ Advertisement The last-eight tie, very likely to be shown live on ITV on ....


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A Week To Come Up With Answers - For Pompey And Grant

Peter Storrie says Pompey’s bosses will do everything in their power to ensure the club have a future beyond next week. He said work was already well under way to secure the finance which could convince the courts the club should not be wound up. His vow came as Avram Grant was charged by the FA with improper conduct following his verbal attack on referee Kevin Friend at half-time in the ....


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Pompey Still Talking The Talk - But Now We Need Action Not Words

Pompey have come out fighting after being given nine days to convince the courts and he taxman they should not be wound up. A registar at the High Court wants them to prove by the end of next week they can carry on trading and pay off their debts – but the club are still insisting they can. Chief executive Peter Storrie says there are interested parties in talks to bring new investment to ....


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Pompey Are Safe - For Another Nine Days

Pompey's High Court battle for survival has been put off until Friday of next week. The High Court heard from the club and HMRC today before ordering a nine-day deferral. It came after Pompey said they'd had two serious offers to buy the club and inject new funds.The Inland Revenue revealed in court that Pompey owed it a total of £11.5m. The winding-up petition related to £7.4m of ....


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Taxman Talks Break Down - Now Pompey Want Another Month

New reports claiming talks had broken down between Pompey and HRMC emerged after the draw with Sunderland on Tuesday night – and now the High Court hearing set for Wednesday looks likely to go ahead. It is thought likely that if that does happen, Pompey will seek a 28-day adjournment in order to give them time to pay some of the tax debt now and come to an agreement ....


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Pompey Set To Ward Off Winding-up Threat

Pompey appear close to warding off the immediate threat to their future by negotiating a deal with HMRC which should at least put off the winding-up order against them, which was due to be heard against them. Reports on Monday night claimed lawyers for the club had been successful in persuading the taxman not to press ahead with the order yet, giving them valuable time to start paying off the ....


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Sos Pompey! Official Meeting Minutes

Please see below the minutes from the meeting with the Premier League last Friday, which have now been agreed by all parties. 5th February 2010 - Premier League Headquarters, Gloucester Place, London   Present from Premier League:   Richard Scudamore (Chief Executive), Mike Foster (General Secretary), Dan Johnson (Head of Communications) and Nick Noble (Press ....


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Grant Sees Reason For Pompey Hope - And So Does Jacob

Pompey enter another critical week with the manager talking of refusing to give up on Premier League survival and a spokesman for the former owner, if that is the correct way to describe Mark Jacob, talking of the possibility of new financial interest in the club. Avram Grant says neither he nor the players will throw in the towel all the time staying up is possible. And Jacob claims there are a couple of groups interested in taking over at Fratton. ....


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Pompey Need Everything (and Everyone) In Their Favour At Old Trafford

Pompey will need more than the sympathy Sir Alex Ferguson has for Avram Grant when they look to avoid their third away defeat in seven days at Old Trafford. They’ll also need more than David James’ quip that Wayne Rooney ought to give goalsscoring a rest this weekend and save himself for the World Cup squad the Pompey stopper hopes he will be a central member ....


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