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Commentary on the management of over 160 English football clubs by Dr John Beech, winner of the FSF Writer of the Year Award 2009/10 Twitter: @JohnBeech Curator of! Football Finance

Pompey still has sense of humour

Posted by John Beech on February 2, 2010

With my dry, academic sense of humour, over the last few weeks the transfer embargo at Portsmouth has given me a few lighter moments with the thought that the club shirt sponsor is Jobsite, strapline ‘Our job is searching for your job’.  Is David James on their books I wonder?

Pompey have excelled themselves though with a new service.  From the top of the club website (1), a new tab ‘PFC Finance‘ takes you to the announcement: “Welcome to PFC Financial services. This is a new arm to the club where our aim is to bring you some everyday financial products and solutions that our supporters and their families have need for.”  Presumably that advice includes how to pay your tax bill late, how to live with massive debt, how to survive when your salary payment is late, and, for the wealthier client, how to make use of a tax haven such as Monaco, this from a club which employs Daniel Azougy as a financial adviser, he who has convictions for four counts of fraud and obstructing the course of justice in 2002 (2), and whose Chief Executive Peter Storrie is on bail on a count of cheating the public revenue (3) .

Thanks guys, but I think I’ll be taking a rain check on this particular offer.


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