I love it when the tread slows right down....
It usually means a new unpredictable twist is about to emerge
.... is it just me or has this thread slo...w...ed... right don now we are watching football again? Top flight football that is....
I love it when the tread slows right down....
It usually means a new unpredictable twist is about to emerge
Did anyone see the FL Show and there game with Boscombe?
Started off with a group of inbreds with a new song which they wrote down on a banner. Bye Bye American Pie, but Bye Bye Mr Chanerai. Some muppet then tried to sing it, I couldn't work out if he was half cut or an idiot, a mixture of both I presume. Cut to the game and then an interview with UnAppy. According to him they "had no right to take anything from this game" due to no preperation and up against all the odds.
It was Boscombe they were playing FFS............
Appy's Daily Rambling from The News with supporting notes for those that don't talk Portspin.
Today he tries to convince us he has cornered the market in players who decline higher offers from other clubs to work for him for peanuts.
Appleton believes he is working to a budget which is among the lowest in League One.
No he doesn't.
‘That gets us to 17 but we need another three players to be competitive.
Why? Isn't club survival more important than sporting advantage?
‘At the moment the budget is a lot smaller than suggested.
No it's not you clown!
‘I would imagine it’s among the lowest in League One.
That's more about your imagination than the budget then.
‘I’d be amazed if it isn’t in the bottom three.
No you wouldn't, then again I don't know of another club in the division in such dire financial straits, so it should be the lowest by miles.
‘If we pick up an injury we will be snookered.
No you won't, you'll just put on those puppy dog eyes and plead to the league that you are 'special' and need help.
‘Even with Jordan Obita and Liam Walker, that leaves us with 17 players.
More like 25, don't forget those forgotten heroes of last week, the battling plucky young braves.
‘It’s nowhere near enough to get through a season.
Yes it is.
‘We need a minimum of another three players.
No you don't - there's a difference between want and need, ask Avram.
‘I don’t know how we are going to do it or where the money will come from but we need to find it.’
That's insolvency talk!
Tomorrow Appy explains how he didn't really outbid Sheffield Utd, it just looks to the whole world and the player involved like he did.
I do not post on this thread much, but hats off to rallyboy for his tremendous services to translation. He understands Portspin so we don't have to.
Looks like they're looking at another loan - that'll be at least loan no. 5 which is the limit
9m Neil Allen @pn_neil_allen
@andi4asg Still contracted to Celtic so it would be a loan.
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Not sure where these Josh Thompson rumours have come from. He has not signed at all, although still training with #Pompey.
Some sock pulling up to be done here please, I just came on here at 4am and this thread was only the EIGHTH most recently updated. Anyone would think we were back in the Premier League and wanted to talk about Saints or something!
I see Appy's crew of squirrel eating Ronin have started the long hitchike to Colchester for an eagerly awaited League One clash. Not an easy place to go as we found, will be interesting to see how PKF get on tonight.
anyway back to plucky pompey with no real mention of how they got there they are:
Poor things. Having to travel in standard coaches. Oh the mental suffering.There have been times when we haven’t been able to afford food and we have had a whip-round in the dressing room to pay the chef.
‘We couldn’t send injured players for scans because we couldn’t afford to pay for them, the executive travel has been scaled back to standard coaches.
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what will happen tonight?
I suspect the bestest fans in world football will fill the Colchester arena to capacity and make more noise there than West Ham or Millwall ever have - it'll be like Boca Juniors v River Plate, but with more caravans.
And despite their record-breaking vocal passion for the game, the plucky blue army will be polite, respectful, and a pleasure to host - everyone will say so.
While on the pitch, a bunch of random unpaid strangers who have supplied their own bicycles to get there will pull together around a single blue flag.
Their kit may be unwashed and in need of repair, they may be the cheapest squad ever-assembled in any sport, but when they hear the crackly motivational tape of Avram's finest hour they will physically grow in stature.
Appy's unruly bargain basement troops will suddenly become Appy's glorious pride of battling lions, roared on by the biggest travelling support Colchester has ever seen!
They will bravely chase down every ball, cover every blade of grass and fight for the shirt, committed to give everything for the most famous badge in the sport.
Oh yes, they may be on the ropes, but they will come out fighting for the honour of playing for one of the weariest sleeping giants in football.
pompey will never die, not with these blue troops standing firm against all odds!
Unless their legs get tired after an hour because they didn't eat enough roadkill on the M25 section.
The result will be a fantastic victory, a battling draw to save the day, or an irrelevant defeat, because the fact that they fought bravely against the odds will be enough to warm the hearts of the loyal thousands.
Much the same as it was for last Tuesday's heroes at The Austerity Game - the now discarded young braves.
It's so difficult to remember who is good and who is bad, who is flavour of the week, I need the media to tell me.
And all of this irrelevance will be there just to distract Portsea - to gloss over the fact that the only thing that matters is that the Trust is still potless.
So birch is tucking into the first of this years parachute payments, Chanrai hasn't accepted an offer for fatpipes that has been on the table for months, the trust want the players to accpet a huge reduction in the compromise agreements that they have already compromised, they need 3 (minimum) additional pledges everyday that birch stays on and then there is the small matter of transfering pledges into cash - right at the end of the summer holidays and just before Christmas and just for good measure, still no news on Gaydamak' land.
I wonder if birch is looking for another owner
There have been times when we haven’t been able to afford food .......
They clearly need to invest in some better squirrel traps. Oh wait, they don't do infrastructure, do they?
And so it begins....
The similarity and timeliness of the articles in the Mail and Guardian are no coincidence. The national media were all given the opportunity yesterday to interview Appleton (a friend of mine was among those summoned to take part in the blub fest).
Thus, in the washing machine of truth cleansing (or money laundering, take your pick) the spin cycle has been switched on.
Amid the serving of tea and buns, Appy was wheeled out in his hole-filled gardening cardie, his raggedy trousers out at the knee, to not even pat back the softest of questions, but to deliver a pathos-filled homily with the intention of providing the assembled hacks with the opportunity to produce the most heart-rending literature since Uncle Tom's Cabin.
The Legend of Plucky P****y is about to have new life breathed into it.
Standy by with the sick bags.
A) TB/PST are in dialogue with Portpin regarding an acceptable purchase price for Fatpipe Park and are trying to get them to drop their asking price by £5m, or
B) TB/PST are in dialogue with Portpin regarding renting Fatpipe Park, even though there's no provision on the PST projection for this, or
C) TB/PST are being ignored by Portpin.
At the same time:
1) PST/PCC are trying to get the PL to agree to direct PPs direct to the PCC, even though Birchy has promised them to the former players, and
2) PST are trying to get the players to agree to a 75% reduction in what they agreed with Birchy just weeks ago, and
3) The PST are trying to get more pledges AND working how on earth they can get existing pledges converting into real cash, and
4) Birchy is racking up more fees, and
5) They're spunking what little cash they have on legends-in-the-making McLeod, Howard, Dumbaya et al and
6) Chanrai and Birchy are doing the maths to work out the best time to press the big red button marked "Liquidate", and
7) The Fatpipe Park clock still isn't working.
So really, all is going swimmingly down there.
when Birch says there is enough money to run the club until January, what he actually said was, there ISN'T enough money.
BUT....I can use the money that is needed to pay creditors a year from now and when I've left, you'll have a serious problem.
And by the way, I'll rack up another million in admin fees by then, so you'd better produce another 1,000 pledges just for me.
Nasty pantomime villain Ben Haim might be out of sight and out of mind, but there is still a big earner with his snout in the trough, gobbling up vast chunks of the gate receipts.
Slowly does it Trev, you should never rush a deal when the meter is ticking, in your own time son...
The Trust need him out asap - he just spent their inheritance on a home point against Bournemouth - they really are living the dream!
Have I missed a post. Did no one else hear Appy on solent 7.20 this morning begging for a short term loan of cash to buy the remainder of the squad? He was after a loan till January... a local person to put cash on the table, how does that work? Can he pay that back and not other debts? It wouldn't be a loan to Appy, but PFC2010.
See article above.
We can't afford anyone else - So can we borrow more money for 3 new players pleaseeeee?Michael Appleton has been told Pompey cannot fund any more signings after Jordan Obita’s arrival.
Now the Blues boss is appealing for local businesses to help him recruit a long-time target he is adamant can ‘rip up’ League One.
Trevor Birch has instructed Appleton that the club, which remains in administration, is unable to add to the 15 players who have landed in the past week.
That leaves the squad below the 20-player mark the Football League considers as ‘competitive’.
It currently stands at 17, with those on duty against Bournemouth to be boosted by Liam Walker and loanee Obita for tonight’s trip to Colchester.
Appleton has lined-up three other free agents – a defender, midfielder and a striker – whose names he will not reveal.
It is understood around £60,000 would fund their wages until January. And the Blues boss is hoping a local businessman will be interested in footing the bill in a gesture similar to Dave Ellis.
The owner of Fareham-based Ellis Electrical donated a five-figure sum to enable the club to embark on a pre-season tour to Spain and Gibraltar.
And Appleton is desperate for someone else to come forward.
He said: ‘In an ideal world I would love a striker to walk into the building.
‘We had one all lined-up and ready to come last week but couldn’t do it because of the financial situation.
‘It would have been fantastic for us. He would have ripped this division up.
‘In an ideal world I would have an absolute minimum of three strikers.
‘We could seriously bring two or three players in – up until January – not on a massive amount of money.
‘There are people out there who could help the football club in the short-term which will certainly help it in the long term in a big, big way.
‘We are not talking masses amounts of money.
‘If there is anyone out there prepared to bring some money to the table then please contact me.
‘Just look at the players I have brought into the football club already and the ones I got in last year.
‘That should be enough to know it will be quality that comes through the building.
‘I think it would be unfair to name the striker – but he can be signed within 24 hours if we had the cash.’
Izale McLeod and Luke Rodgers are the sole strikers currently at Fratton Park, leaving Appleton’s attacking options light.
As Barry Davies said when Italy got beaten by South Korea in the 2002 World Cup... "they will not learn!"
Makes a change from ripping up contracts.Now the Blues boss is appealing for local businesses to help him recruit a long-time target he is adamant can ‘rip up’ League One
I don't know what's more unbelievable; this attitude, or the public flaunting of it.
I wonder if someone should offer to sponsor a player if they wears a different shirt sponser not, Jobsite. That would cause a wee headach :-)
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