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Meanwhile, beyond Fratton Park…

Posted on March 7, 2010

… and whichever City bar (that’s ‘City’ as in ‘City of London’) that the Red Knights hang out in,  there’s plenty happening, or not happening, worthy of comment. Cardiff City and Southend United are both due back in court against an increasingly confrontational HMRC.  Spinmeister Peter Ridsdale has gone unusually quiet – how he survived […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Debts, Ethics, HMRC, Ownership, Stadium, Trusts | 8 Comments »

Pompey: out of Al Frying Pan and into Al Fire?

Posted on October 6, 2009

The collective sigh of relief from Portsmouth fans at last night’s announcement of the sale of the majority shareholding in the club to Ali Al Faraj was almost audible, even in Coventry.  It was only slightly tempered by the recollection that we had been through the same process just 41 days ago when Sulaiman Al […]

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Posted in Ownership, Stadium | 3 Comments »

Portsmouth and Southampton again

Posted on June 5, 2009

Back in April I commented on some of the similarities and differences between these two South Coast rivals (1). Since then, for Southampton the uncertainty over their future ownership, and indeed survival, has continued. As I write, there is talk of a mystery multi-millionaire and the announcement of a new board this week (2). We […]

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Posted in Benefactors, Ownership | 2 Comments »

A movable famine, as it turned out

Posted on March 30, 2009

The third Thursday in March – the cut-off date for clubs going into Administration who look like they will be relegated but want to take this ten points deduction this season – has come and gone. With the financial increasing pressures on clubs, many observers had anticipated a flood of Administrations. These included Barry Hearn, […]

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Posted in Insolvency | 1 Comment »

 
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