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don't worry about Mack, he's normally off his face on Nesquik and floor polish by the time Deal or No Deal finishes.

 

 

 

Yes their new man is making all the correct noises about budgets, it's just that we've heard similar pledges in the past from the likes of Lampitt who preached about watching the pennies and paying down debt, while running around a Ferrari dealership shouting 'I want, I want' and throwing rolls of cash into the air that were so thick they could choke a Horton Heath personal fitness trainer.

 

 

If there's a way to creep around the new restrictions, they'll find it.

So I'll wait to see how their transfer policy actually develops before buying into the new lean mean business hype.

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pompey will sell a few season tickets as many people now believe that they own a share of this company - a club that has no debt, has shrugged off Portpin, and is the biggest outside of the Prem.

 

That's the version that is being sold to them by the media partners to boost interest, and it's worked.

As in previous summers, once the season ticket money is banked, the truth can slowly emerge - as long as they can keep a lid on the little clues, like being less attractive to players than Fleetwood.

 

The few also claim that pompey will be ripping up League Two.

Perhaps we'll just wait and see how excited they are come October.

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What I don't get is why Pompey are signing up all these freebies now rather than wait until the start of July. Perhaps they are not going to pay them until pre-season training starts?

 

The players contracts expire on 30th June, Pompey sign them on 1st July. Pompey are just announcing it now they've agreed to join.

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Wasn't the 'essential maintenance' budget £10,000 a tar. Sounds like they AR going to have to blow a few years all in one go.

 

Please tell me the skates think they can maintain their crumbling wreck of a stadium, with walls for toilets, fat in the pipes and graffitied alley ways... for less than approx £200 per week?

 

Didnt CSI lump £150K on 'essential maintenence' just to get elf and safety clearance?

 

PMSL

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Please tell me the skates think they can maintain their crumbling wreck of a stadium, with walls for toilets, fat in the pipes and graffitied alley ways... for less than approx £200 per week?

 

Didnt CSI lump £150K on 'essential maintenence' just to get elf and safety clearance?

 

PMSL

 

A working Clock & Hot water in the ladies bogs were beyond the means of allthe previous multi millionaires to have graced stewardship of the goodship Skatesmuff.

 

I'm sure A Club owned by the fans for the fans will fare much better.

 

Had to PMSL as the bogs were out of service.

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ISTR the 'pledge' was ~£230k, to be split between training ground and FP, with the stadium needing ~£100k in 'essentials' - and this was around the time the few were turning their noses up at the prospect of Patterson & Leadbitter heading down the M275 (at £2.5m & £2m, respectively)..

 

Even from that point in summer 2011, their fall has been nothing short of monumental..

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ISTR the 'pledge' was ~£230k, to be split between training ground and FP, with the stadium needing ~£100k in 'essentials' - and this was around the time the few were turning their noses up at the prospect of Patterson & Leadbitter heading down the M275 (at £2.5m & £2m, respectively)..

 

Even from that point in summer 2011, their fall has been nothing short of monumental..

 

Maybe it was due to the smell from the bogs?

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Seriously, what is wrong with those people. Calling them delusional is being rude to delusionists......

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/no-pompey-compensation-for-stoke-new-boy-grant-1-5086581

 

In addition, they could not see him getting regular football next season with Dan Butler and Adam Webster ahead at left-back and centre-back respectively.

 

Sources close to Grant claim the youngster would have taken a drop in wages to stay, if it meant him getting more game time next year.

 

It is a guarantee Whittingham could not make and the youngster has now gone to the Premier League.

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spin alert...

 

Tom’s contract was up and with him being 26, he felt it was time to move on.

 

Well Guy me old matey, he probably 'chose to move on' because his contract wasn't renewed.

It would have been undignified to stay on until the police were called.

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Simon Eastwood has made a shock 11th hour U-turn and snubbed the chance to remain at Pompey.

The keeper had long been expected at Fratton Park yesterday to pen an agreed three-year deal after impressing in his maiden Blues season.

 

However, he informed the club late on Monday night of a sudden change of heart and revealed he would instead be signing for Blackburn.

 

Guy Whittingham had earmarked Eastwood to be his number one in League Two next season after establishing himself this year.

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Simon Eastwood has made a shock 11th hour U-turn and snubbed the chance to remain at Pompey.

The keeper had long been expected at Fratton Park yesterday to pen an agreed three-year deal after impressing in his maiden Blues season.

 

However, he informed the club late on Monday night of a sudden change of heart and revealed he would instead be signing for Blackburn.

 

Guy Whittingham had earmarked Eastwood to be his number one in League Two next season after establishing himself this year.

 

It's OK....they didn't want him anway....

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/eastwood-rejects-pompey-deal-to-join-blackburn-1-5091764

STUMPYS4141

 

10:27 AM on 15/05/2013

The best bit of news for years we don't need pr*cks like him what a waster.

EastMidsBlue

 

10:12 AM on 15/05/2013

Disappointing attitude shown from Mr Eastwood and also such a short memory.

 

When he first took over the number 1 shirt at Fratton Park, he wasn't exactly the best of goalkeepers, he made many mistakes, he was indecisive. The Portsmouth fans took everything into consideration, he was young, he was at the beginning of his career and we gave him our patience. Since Alan Knight starting mentoring him he has come on leaps and bounds and his indifferent start to his time at Pompey has been forgotten.... by him.

Totally fed up with players kissing the badge and then running to another club for a few more pounds. Good luck and good riddance.

fratton22

 

10:04 AM on 15/05/2013

What a plank! Go and warm a bench for someone else or stay and be part of something very special??? My suspicion is Eastie is only a footballer because he wasn't smart enough to get himself a qualified job! Oh well, onwards and upwards. PUP

[h=4]Mikeyallblue[/h]9:58 AM on 15/05/2013

What an ungrateful little ****. Time to go out and sign someone who'll appreciate their time here Guy

 

Chalk up another one on the 'hero to zero' board please Rallyboy...

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As Lord T says, it is so predictable.

True-blue England keeper in waiting becomes greedy useless journeyman at the drop of a fatty tap.

 

The bloke has presumably been offered way more money, two divisions higher, doesn't have to train out of his car boot, and the funniest bit of all is that he regards Blackburn's chicken-bothering owners as businessmen with more realistic plans for the future!

 

But plucky pompey shedding that bit of deadwood leaves the way open for David James to return and show them what a formerly dodgy keeper looks like when he is approaching fifty.

Bring back the heroes!

Kanu, Campbell, Ben Haim, Rocha - they all earned a fortune*, now they can give something back!

Those guys will revel in the silky-skilled, one-touch-world of League Two on a freezing December evening when the pitch is modelled on a cow field - it must be the way forward for the biggest club outside of London.

 

 

 

*might earn a fraction of their fortune, should the PFA ever manage to drag it away from the Trust.

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The new chief exec - who comes with the ready-made Mockney expected by the phew and modelled on Mark Kelly's - was on the radio this morning.

 

In the wake of their seventh transfer coup, he was saying how it is easier for them to attract players who beg to have a pen put into their hands and a contract thrust in front of them when they are approached by the club, thanks to the reputation of their supporters.

 

Such is the reputation of those fans - not just at Fatpipes Park, but as they travel up and down the country - that they are asking players to form an orderly queue to join up.

 

I didn't get the whole quote verbatim, but to paraphrase, he did say: "They know they will be playing in front of the biggest crowds in the division next season," a line they all swallow, of course.

 

The new CEO, Mark Catlin is also quoted on a BBC website story outlining the upbeat and feelgood factor sweeping around the rusty shed.

 

He said; "We've had so many old sponsors coming back to us. Part of my job is to re-engage with local business and explain the vision and where we want to go and everyone is so happy. From a commercial point of view it is so important we get these businesses back on board."

 

Of course it is. Having swindled them not once, but twice (and possibly a third time time) they hope these local businesses are so addled and stupid they can gull them again.

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It's OK....they didn't want him anway....

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/eastwood-rejects-pompey-deal-to-join-blackburn-1-5091764

 

 

Chalk up another one on the 'hero to zero' board please Rallyboy...

 

EastMidsBlue

 

10:12 AM on 15/05/2013

Disappointing attitude shown from Mr Eastwood and also such a short memory.

 

When he first took over the number 1 shirt at Fratton Park, he wasn't exactly the best of goalkeepers, he made many mistakes, he was indecisive. The Portsmouth fans took everything into consideration, he was young, he was at the beginning of his career and we gave him our patience. Since Alan Knight starting mentoring him he has come on leaps and bounds and his indifferent start to his time at Pompey has been forgotten.... by him.

Totally fed up with players kissing the badge and then running to another club for a few more pounds. Good luck and good riddance.

 

Nice one east Mids Baloo! Of course, no players ran to your club to kiss the badge for the sake of a few extra thousand pounds (that you couldn't ultimately afford) ....did they?

 

 

:rolleyes::lol::blush::rolleyes:

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A premiership youth loanee is my guess.

 

John Sullivan, released by Charlton Athletic after a loan spell at AFC Wimbledon at the bottom of League 2 is my guess. ;)

 

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Only Fools and Horses signing for Pompey this season...

 

No income tax, no V.A.T.. No money back, no guarantee, Black or white, rich or broke, We'll cut prices at a stroke.

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Oh Neil, you're such a tease.

 

@pn_neil_allen: So there’s a player having a #Pompey medical tomorrow. Now who on earth could that be……

 

 

Whoever it is, I'm guessing they've been released by their club 'cos they're not really that good.

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From one of their boards today...... Cash flow problems already? Surely not!!

 

Pompey have moved the goalposts on Debit Card payment for season tickets - you no longer get a discount as if paying by cash or cheque.

 

http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/LatestNew ... -4393.aspx?

 

I can't understand what's happened here. Debit card payment is usually treated as cash. Hope it doesn't reveal some unhappy relationship issues with any financial organisations.

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From one of their boards today...... Cash flow problems already? Surely not!!

 

Pompey have moved the goalposts on Debit Card payment for season tickets - you no longer get a discount as if paying by cash or cheque.

 

http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/LatestNew ... -4393.aspx?

 

I can't understand what's happened here. Debit card payment is usually treated as cash. Hope it doesn't reveal some unhappy relationship issues with any financial organisations.

 

Looks as though page has been removed or deleted. At least that's what it says on the link page.

 

Try this one http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/LatestNews/news/Season-Tickets-Debit-Card-Sales-4393.aspx

 

Due to an issue with a third party, Portsmouth Football Club cannot currently offer a discount for season tickets bought by debit card.

An issue has arisen in terms of the commercial arrangements under which debit cards are processed and the vital revenue released to Portsmouth Football Club.

 

We are urgently seeking a solution to this issue, but currently the discount will only apply to season tickets bought by cash or cheque.

Supporters can still also claim discounts on their season tickets if they are renewing, buy before July 13 and/or are a Pompey Supporters’ Trust shareholder. Click here for more information.

 

Fans who have already received a discount for buying their season ticket with a debit card will not be affected.

Portsmouth Football Club would like to apologise for any confusion caused.

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