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@pn_neil_allen: Appleton has 2-and-a-half years left on a contract worth more than £200,000 a year. Naturally #Pompey want compensation from Blackpool.

 

So, in the fairyland world of Pompey finances, I make it that Blackpool would owe c.£8,000 of that £200,000 contract....

 

And of course there's the total lack of irony awareness from Mr Allen in stating that a Pompey contract should be honoured and/or properly compensated....

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Portsmouth want £200,000 compensation from Blackpool for their highly-rated manager Michael Appleton.

 

The Mail revealed that Appleton was the leading contender to replace Ian Holloway, who left for Crystal Palace last week.

 

The Tangerines have made an official approach to Pompey and both clubs are currently locked in talks over a suitable compensation package.

The cash-strapped League One club want £200,000 to release Appleton from his contract, a price Blackpool are hesitant to pay.

 

But Blackpool owner Karl Oyston, whose club received in the region of £500,000 from Palace for Holloway, is confident a deal can be reached/

 

So, Tricky Trev wants £200,000 for UnAppy. Or, to put it another way, 22 days worth of fees for PKF. That should be just about enough to cover their costs for making sure the deal goes through (and give Trickster a nice little wedge to buy himself a gourmet Christmas hamper).

 

Nice of Simple Neil Allen to broadcast UnAppy's wages to all and sundry, though.

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Not been on this thread for ages so not sure if this has already been posted, but this is a fun read. I do like it when fans of other clubs see through the 'poor old pomp*y' attitude.

 

http://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=550&fid=255&sty=2&act=1&mid=2113833925

 

They are a set of well informed fans the Baggies.

 

Good lads, particularly enjoyed this bit:

 

This muppet reminds me of the last game of the season in (whenever) when beating them 2-0 c/o Big Dave and the loanee from Manure, meant the Saints were relegated. They had our shirts on from the Club Shop, cheered our goals and were genuinely happy to get beat. Thank God they didn't score that day they would have probably booed their own team.

 

Reminds me of Sunderland fans a couple of years ago outside the Ground saying "hope you win" so they could get rid of Steve Bruce.

 

I am proud of my Club and if we EVER stoop that low I will not be in control of my actions. May you respectfully be totally ashamed, you sad *****.

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From POL

 

 

The meeting took the form of an update from the Pompey Supporters Trust, with no fixed agenda set for the meeting. The below cover the points raised.

 

•It is acknowledged that, for obvious reasons, the Trust only able to make limited information publically available due to the ongoing discussions as regards club ownership.

•The Trust's aim for the future is to create transparancy at the club but cannot, unfortunately, be truly transparent at the moment during this acquisition phase

•Ashley then gave an account of events over the last few weeks

•Four weeks ago, the Trust were confident of being named the preferred bidder for the club

•Unfortunately, as has been mentioned in various public media, risk managers at PKF did an about turn and recommended Portpin to the Football League.

•Following this, there was a concerted effort to make the football league aware of all facts before a judgement was made, and the Football League read and took notes of the facts and articles put forward by the likes of Mike Hall and Sue Maskell.

•Following this, the Football League put questions to Portpin, some of which they were either unable to answer or did not answer in full.

•The Football League then went back to PKF and said that any deal with Portpin would take time, and the circumstances around discussion with Portpin made things very difficult.

PKF then went back to the Trust with a renewed interest in talking to them as regards a deal.

•One sticking point, as is publically known, is the situation around the charge on the ground. PKF wanted to do a deal with the Trust before any court case regarding the ground happened. The Trust refused this due to not wanting to risk paying any amount for the ground they were not happy with, they would prefer all amounts to be known pre-deal.

•The Presidents are underwriting the majority of legal fees, although the Trust are also underwriting a proportion.

•The Trust are meeting PKF once again early next week, w/b 5 November. A deal will not be done unless the Trust are confident that the Club would survive financially both in the short and long term, and that all demands/requests made by the Trust, as a result, are met.

•Taking on the club will require a lot of hard work, and a lot of work as regards discussions and getting a deal in place will take place over the next week.

•The share prospectus will, hopefully, be available next week. Full agreement on the figures is needed before circulation.

•The timeline for taking over the club depends on any court case brought by Portpin as regards their charge on the ground. It is looking likely that any case would happen in December, although a judgement would be made there and then. The case would be in two parts. 1) PKF go to the court and serve notice that they wish to sell Fratton Park for a set amount, which Portpin could challenge, 2) The court is reconvened later so the judge on the valuation of the ground. The latter part would happen in December time at current timeframes.

•The Trust have instructed their QC, and are in possession of independent valuations of Fratton Park. The Trust lawyers believe there is a very good chance of obtaining the valuation which the Trust want.

•As regards player settlements, a couple have still to be fully agreed, but not enough discrepancy to affect any bid. Money for players would be balanced by remaining parachute payments.

•No loans are involved as regards the money put in by the Presidents, it is all their own money.

•All but one of the Presidents are Pompey fans, with the other being a keen football fan. As well as those publicised, other fans have put in just as much money.

•The Trust have had an informal chat with Michael Appleton, and explained what the Trust are trying to do.

•Enquiries as regards how to pledge money are still coming in.

•It is acknowledged that, at Day One, the Trust would not own Fratton Park if they take over, with Stuart Robinson taking over Fratton Park initially. However, the Trust will have a period of exclusivity to buy the ground. To be clear for those with any concerns, any planning application to build on the land around the ground would have to be approved by Portsmouth City Council, with any build having to be beneficial to the football club. To be aware, this is not a concern from the Trust, this was in answer to a question put to them at this meeting.

•Protection will be in place as regards selling of club shares, so an 'aggressive takeover' would not be possible.

•The Trust would always hope to have at least 51% of the voting share of the Board, although 25% would be the minimum required to veto some decisions (some decisions would require a 75% majority, some a 90% majority).

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So the fan backed takeover will be for only 51% of the club? that £1k is looking even worse value than before.

 

They'll be lucky to get 51%.

 

No wonder this has taken so fecking long; there's quite clearly still some absolutely enormous holes in the takeover plans. It truly will be hilarious if they decide to plough full steam ahead.

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From POL

 

 

The meeting took the form of an update from the Pompey Supporters Trust, with no fixed agenda set for the meeting. The below cover the points raised.

 

•It is acknowledged that, for obvious reasons, the Trust only able to make limited information publically available due to the ongoing discussions as regards club ownership.

•The Trust's aim for the future is to create transparancy at the club but cannot, unfortunately, be truly transparent at the moment during this acquisition phase

•Ashley then gave an account of events over the last few weeks

•Four weeks ago, the Trust were confident of being named the preferred bidder for the club

•Unfortunately, as has been mentioned in various public media, risk managers at PKF did an about turn and recommended Portpin to the Football League.

•Following this, there was a concerted effort to make the football league aware of all facts before a judgement was made, and the Football League read and took notes of the facts and articles put forward by the likes of Mike Hall and Sue Maskell.

•Following this, the Football League put questions to Portpin, some of which they were either unable to answer or did not answer in full.

•The Football League then went back to PKF and said that any deal with Portpin would take time, and the circumstances around discussion with Portpin made things very difficult.

PKF then went back to the Trust with a renewed interest in talking to them as regards a deal.

•One sticking point, as is publically known, is the situation around the charge on the ground. PKF wanted to do a deal with the Trust before any court case regarding the ground happened. The Trust refused this due to not wanting to risk paying any amount for the ground they were not happy with, they would prefer all amounts to be known pre-deal.

•The Presidents are underwriting the majority of legal fees, although the Trust are also underwriting a proportion.

•The Trust are meeting PKF once again early next week, w/b 5 November. A deal will not be done unless the Trust are confident that the Club would survive financially both in the short and long term, and that all demands/requests made by the Trust, as a result, are met.

•Taking on the club will require a lot of hard work, and a lot of work as regards discussions and getting a deal in place will take place over the next week.

•The share prospectus will, hopefully, be available next week. Full agreement on the figures is needed before circulation.

•The timeline for taking over the club depends on any court case brought by Portpin as regards their charge on the ground. It is looking likely that any case would happen in December, although a judgement would be made there and then. The case would be in two parts. 1) PKF go to the court and serve notice that they wish to sell Fratton Park for a set amount, which Portpin could challenge, 2) The court is reconvened later so the judge on the valuation of the ground. The latter part would happen in December time at current timeframes.

•The Trust have instructed their QC, and are in possession of independent valuations of Fratton Park. The Trust lawyers believe there is a very good chance of obtaining the valuation which the Trust want.

•As regards player settlements, a couple have still to be fully agreed, but not enough discrepancy to affect any bid. Money for players would be balanced by remaining parachute payments.

•No loans are involved as regards the money put in by the Presidents, it is all their own money.

•All but one of the Presidents are Pompey fans, with the other being a keen football fan. As well as those publicised, other fans have put in just as much money.

•The Trust have had an informal chat with Michael Appleton, and explained what the Trust are trying to do.

•Enquiries as regards how to pledge money are still coming in.

•It is acknowledged that, at Day One, the Trust would not own Fratton Park if they take over, with Stuart Robinson taking over Fratton Park initially. However, the Trust will have a period of exclusivity to buy the ground. To be clear for those with any concerns, any planning application to build on the land around the ground would have to be approved by Portsmouth City Council, with any build having to be beneficial to the football club. To be aware, this is not a concern from the Trust, this was in answer to a question put to them at this meeting.

•Protection will be in place as regards selling of club shares, so an 'aggressive takeover' would not be possible.

•The Trust would always hope to have at least 51% of the voting share of the Board, although 25% would be the minimum required to veto some decisions (some decisions would require a 75% majority, some a 90% majority).

 

Gosh, I bet TB is stoked at this, it all sounds so concrete and he can go back to a proper job sometime soon.

 

About January by the looks of it...

 

Looks like PKF will be having a grand Christmas Party after all

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I like coming on here - the main board is like an overloaded psychiatrist's casebook - anger, denial, delusion, self-loathing, psychopathic rage, plenty of depression and more hysteria than adult men should be capable of.

 

It's saying something when this cauldron of nutjobbery and obsession is considered 'normality' :) :)

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@andyneat: Blackpool demand from Palace £500k compensation for holloway, but won't pay £200k compo for Appleton from #Pompey!! #jokers !!!!

 

@dermotodw: Fans loyalty admirable, but Appleton was an inexperienced average manager in a job too big for him

 

:facepalm:

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11k....that's ****. When we were on -10 and in league one at least we had 20k to watch against brentford...

 

Pompey = massive club. Everyone wants to play for the massive club and be apart of it. Except for Appy who seems to have applied for every job going...

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There's a thread on gimps online poking fun at us losing away to West Brom. If that's funny how ****ing funny is losing another home match in League 1?!

 

But the bestest fans in the world continued to show their famously loyal support to their heroes in blue:

 

the News "Understandably, boos rang out at the final whistle as home fans vented their frustrations but if was Appleton’s last game in charge, it will not be one he remembers fondly. "

 

oh.....

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I watched the second half of your game on TV. Funny as ****, your terrible. When are you twunts going to realise that Cortese is f*cking your club up. Yet you divs bang on about Adkins, poor Tango, it ain't his fault. Look to Nasty Nick and Slimy Les for the problems. At least when your in div 1, no one notices or gives a ****, your soap opera is slowly unravelling for the whole country to see. Anyway you sleuths have had a month now, whats the story with your BVI loan, how much is it for and what is it secured against? Facts not speculation please.

 

I saw the poopey score on TV. Funny as ****, your terrible. When is a twunt like you going to realise that your club is a **** up. Yet you are in div 1 banging on about Saints, Cortese and Adkins. Just look to Skatesmouth as a whole and you will realise why you are a **** up, we feel sorry for you so it isn’t your fault. You’re in div 1, no one notices or gives a **** (except us because it is funny as ****), your soap opera is going on n on n on n on.....n on n on n on. We all know how your **** up of a club has cheated charities, the taxman and local business. You are an embarrassment to English football. Anyway as a super sleuth you have had years now, what’s the story your joke of a club and the clueless PST? How are they going to cheat again! Facts not speculation please.

Oh yes congratulations on raising 11,328 attendance. Shame you don’t have a bigger stadium I’m sure you would have got that up to 11,330....oh by the way how is the new stadium coming on?

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They should be grateful it is only -10 points this season when they exist administration having diluted a failed CVA. If the Football League were consistent they'd be giving Pompey -19 points in line with the -17 points Bournemouth and Rotherham got for failing to agree a CVA (-15 for the failure for Rotherham and Bournemouth to agree a CVA and -2 for it being both club's 2nd admin). Pompey agreed a CVA, failed to make payments and then diluted it which is just as bad if not worse, plus it was Pompey's 3rd admin so should be at the very least -19 points (-15 for dilution of failed CVA and -4 for 3rd admin).

 

Instead Pompey fans, the trust and employees have the cheek to think the Football League are being harsh on them and because it is the trust taking over the deduction shouldn't happen. When in fact the -10 is very lenient and the Football League haven't given explanation why it isn't consistent with the Bournemouth and Rotherham -17 points deductions.

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The thoughts of Pompey fans on 6/11/12

 

"You can't blame Howe for recalling him [Thomas] with the form he's in if he's going to play him. But to leave him out? He's clearly done it to hinder us. " (how DARE they!!!)

 

"McLeod goes down under Williamson's long ball but the referee is not interested" (referee crumbling under the pressure)

 

"...a mate has just told me he left 10 minutes before half time, as he could not face watching any more as it was that bad. He is a die hard Pompey fan..." (undisputed BESTEST fans in the whole wide world)

 

Thanks Brentford, another day where justice prevails.

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At least both Saints and Poopey have their fair share of wannabe ITK'ers pretending they have some insider knowledge eh Phil? Actually, some people fulfil that role for both clubs!

 

:rolleyes: oh trust me, the last thing I wannabe is a wannabe.

 

Hated the Spice Girls

 

What hacks me off about it all is that there simply is no way that someone 3,500 miles away should be told such stuff.

 

The CSI stuff - well that was obvious as all the hints and links were published in the Echo.

 

It's not MY fault that the newco I work for down here decided to outsource our monthly payroll to a "Well known UK based Accounting Company's branch office in Dubai" who bought me lunch (a nice Lamb Shank BTW) this week, most of which got sprayed onto the table when the "unsubstatiated and (no doubt) completely fabricated rumour" was passed to me as we talked about golf football & the upcoming Rugby 7's. I can't blab what the man said - it's kinda likely to drop me in the Dole queue for breaching confidence. But I can ask someone else I happen to know who may work in a similar business to go and check the story to cover my ass.

 

Trust me, all I was trying to do was to blag some freebie Hospitality Tickets for the Heinekan Tent at the 7's!

 

Anyways. Let's wait and see. If it's right then I simply suggest everyone go and buy one of those plastic keyboard covers and some Anti Static screen cleaners. If it's wrong then keeping schtum means I ain't sent this place off in the wrong direction, but could share what I was told after it has been shown to have been rubbish.

 

My ITK knowledge is simply "something funny this way comes"

 

You get to laugh at me for being stupid (again) or..........

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Why don't you post it up with the proviso it's unsubstantiated and from a single source?

Or just keep quiet?

 

This secret squirrel nonsense is school child stuff "I'm got a secret but I'm not telling yoooou". Just screams of attention seeking behaviour and benefits nobody.

 

Personally, I find this thread well suited for drama and suspense :)

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With a massive 11,328 in attendance!

 

Little over 10,000 of the bestest packing the ultra modern arena last night as there were 1000 Brentford fans there. Of course the bestest phew would have loudly cheered and applauded their plucky heros off the pitch as they never boo them ........................... oh what is that they did boo them off? LOL

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Congratulations to Harlee Dean for being part of the plucky Brentford team that stole 3 points that were rightfully Pompey's from Fratton Park last night. It must have been tough for him playing in such an intimidating atmosphere, the few frothing at the mouth and banging their clubbed hands together in frustration every time the 'facking scummah' got anywhere near the ball.

 

I note he was booked though. Maybe the first player to be cautioned for laughing hysterically at the opposition fans?

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