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Ok, how many of you are in the 150 ??? (I don't believe for one minute they've had that many applications !)

 

Hadn't even occurred to me, but I throw my hat into the ring.

 

Not sending a CV or anything, I trust the PFC board read this thread, so this is my application.

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Mark Catlin: `We've had 150 applications for the managers job, and some are names you'll know'

 

some

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determiner

 

1.

an unspecified amount or number of.

 

2.

used to refer to someone or something that is unknown or unspecified.

 

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This is bonkers? Why on earth are they thinking about managers like Adkins, Brown,Holloway etc? These are people who have managed at much higher levels. What on earth would convince them to drop down to league 4, to a club run by fans with a toxic atmosphere???

 

It will be some bloke we've never heard of like that last one before awford. That or an ex player.

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This is bonkers? Why on earth are they thinking about managers like Adkins, Brown,Holloway etc? These are people who have managed at much higher levels. What on earth would convince them to drop down to league 4, to a club run by fans with a toxic atmosphere???

 

It will be some bloke we've never heard of like that last one before awford. That or an ex player.

 

There's a lot of pressure on them to get promotion (automatically) next season. This means they need to get the right man in. When the pressure is on they make a habit of throwing around money they can't afford. That is the only way they'll get someone.

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This is bonkers? Why on earth are they thinking about managers like Adkins, Brown,Holloway etc? These are people who have managed at much higher levels. What on earth would convince them to drop down to league 4, to a club run by fans with a toxic atmosphere???

 

It will be some bloke we've never heard of like that last one before awford. That or an ex player.

 

Phil Brown is currently managing in League Two.

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Our Champions League dream is over, but at least we haven't lost at home in league games to Newport, Northampton, Accrington, Southend, Shrewsbury and Bury.

 

Still on course for the biggest gap ever in league placings at the end of a season between Saints and Pompey.

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Haha that's hilarious, it's now impossible for them to get more points that last season (59) and highly unlikely to finish in a better position that last season (13th).

 

#clubindecline

That's beautiful. They still haven't hit rock bottom.

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When there is no one left in the ground to boo the team off you know you have problems. Those that did stay seemed to be long resigned to the fact this is one of the worst sides they have ever seen. Almost total apathy throughout, except for one old man coming close to a heart attack on the half way line due to bury time wasting.

 

Just for a split second I almost felt sorry for them as yet another five yard pass went straight into the crowd. Having to witness your side being led out by a man in dog in drag mascot costume is surely punishment enough, but no, these chumps have to watch another season of Tubbs growing fatter before their very eyes.

 

To be fair the skates huffed and puffed in the second half, no faulting their effort, but of course they created absolutely nothing as the team is full of talentless no marks. Wallace really is their only player, but his final ball still lets him down. Their famous 12th man seems to have been transferred.

 

The new tesco is coming on nicely, and they have left just enough space between it and the beany baby stand to park a caravan or two.

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Not surprisingly the post below in the News by somebody called Hironic has not been all received but it made me smile!

 

The people on here who seem to think this is anything unusual, have obviously never been to a game at Fratton Park before. Pompey fans have booed the team off the pitch for as long as I can remember, even the good teams, including our final home game before the 2008 FA Cup Final.

 

Here are just a few of the numerous occasions over the years:

 

"Booing our own players. Always have, always will."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/mb/view.php?id=428755

 

"Booed off at Fratton Park the previous weekend":

 

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2008/may/18/facup.portsmouth

 

"Mokoena tells Portsmouth boo-boys: There's a reason why I'm captain of South Africa."

 

"Sherwood vows to silence boo-boys"

 

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11674/2282531/sherwood-vows-to-silence-b

 

"Holmes: I don't agree with boos"

 

"Portsmouth boss Paul Hart says he can handle the Fratton Park boos if it means keeping the club in the Premiership."

 

"Portsmouth manager Tony Adams has vowed not to let the boo-boys drive him away from Fratton Park."

http://www.clubcall.com/portsmouth/boo-boys-dont-bother-me---adams-837884.html

 

"They were booed off at the end of their third game without scoring, with fans wondering where the next goal or win will come from - and who will be the manager to oversee their revival if Michael Appleton goes to Blackpool."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/article.php?id=2337

 

"Lawrence: you were right to boo us"

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/lawrence-you-were-right-to-boo-us-off-1

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/6911857/Portsmouth-1-Ars

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/1820092.stm

 

"Tony to ignore boo boys"

 

"Tony Adams has told Pompey fans that despite the side being booed off in their last two home games."

 

http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=138472#ixzz2lZTpB6sI

"Guy Whittingham understands why Portsmouth were booed"

 

http://www.s****horpetelegraph.co.uk/Guy-Whittingham-understands-

 

"Team booed off again"

 

http://www.portsmouth-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/back_to_square_one_823394/index.shtml

 

"Boo Boys show their discontent"

 

http://www.teamlocals.co.uk/boo-boys-show-their-discontent-as-pompey-lose-again

 

"Pompey were booed off"

 

"Awford accepts fans reaction: Boos rang out at Fratton Park"

 

http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/article/andy-awford-reaction-to-portsmouth-v-

"The inevitable boos"

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/pompey-crash-to-boxing-day-defeat-1-649

 

"There were inevitable boos."

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/must-win-game-ends-in-defeat-for-pompey

 

"Players are scared stiff of getting booed if they make one wrong pass."

 

http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/portsmouth/news/37761/

 

 

 

"Booing their own player before he's kicked a ball."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/mb/view.php?id=583621

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Not surprisingly the post below in the News by somebody called Hironic has not been all received but it made me smile!

 

The people on here who seem to think this is anything unusual, have obviously never been to a game at Fratton Park before. Pompey fans have booed the team off the pitch for as long as I can remember, even the good teams, including our final home game before the 2008 FA Cup Final.

 

Here are just a few of the numerous occasions over the years:

 

"Booing our own players. Always have, always will."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/mb/view.php?id=428755

 

"Booed off at Fratton Park the previous weekend":

 

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2008/may/18/facup.portsmouth

 

"Mokoena tells Portsmouth boo-boys: There's a reason why I'm captain of South Africa."

 

"Sherwood vows to silence boo-boys"

 

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11674/2282531/sherwood-vows-to-silence-b

 

"Holmes: I don't agree with boos"

 

"Portsmouth boss Paul Hart says he can handle the Fratton Park boos if it means keeping the club in the Premiership."

 

"Portsmouth manager Tony Adams has vowed not to let the boo-boys drive him away from Fratton Park."

http://www.clubcall.com/portsmouth/boo-boys-dont-bother-me---adams-837884.html

 

"They were booed off at the end of their third game without scoring, with fans wondering where the next goal or win will come from - and who will be the manager to oversee their revival if Michael Appleton goes to Blackpool."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/article.php?id=2337

 

"Lawrence: you were right to boo us"

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/lawrence-you-were-right-to-boo-us-off-1

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/6911857/Portsmouth-1-Ars

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/1820092.stm

 

"Tony to ignore boo boys"

 

"Tony Adams has told Pompey fans that despite the side being booed off in their last two home games."

 

http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=138472#ixzz2lZTpB6sI

"Guy Whittingham understands why Portsmouth were booed"

 

http://www.s****horpetelegraph.co.uk/Guy-Whittingham-understands-

 

"Team booed off again"

 

http://www.portsmouth-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/back_to_square_one_823394/index.shtml

 

"Boo Boys show their discontent"

 

http://www.teamlocals.co.uk/boo-boys-show-their-discontent-as-pompey-lose-again

 

"Pompey were booed off"

 

"Awford accepts fans reaction: Boos rang out at Fratton Park"

 

http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/article/andy-awford-reaction-to-portsmouth-v-

"The inevitable boos"

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/pompey-crash-to-boxing-day-defeat-1-649

 

"There were inevitable boos."

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/must-win-game-ends-in-defeat-for-pompey

 

"Players are scared stiff of getting booed if they make one wrong pass."

 

http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/portsmouth/news/37761/

 

 

 

"Booing their own player before he's kicked a ball."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/mb/view.php?id=583621

 

Yes, yes, yes - but is there any better, more wholehearted, more supportive booing anywhere? Well is there? No, I think not.

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probably already been posted. Just found this though lol

 

 

"We have the only long-term, sustainable ownership model around. I was, and remain, proud and enthusiastic about that. People are fed up and jaundiced with the prospect of the Newport County and Dagenham types making their way here for a THIRD season in the basement. I understand that, but it was inevitable. We shouldn't use that frustration to rubbish Trust ownership and even to abort our ownership.

 

I want to invoke two metaphors. One: this is a tanker that firstly we have to stop going in one (disastrous) direction, before we turn it round. Secondly, I see our progress as being rather like an old fashioned run chase for a cricket team in a one-day game. In other words: are we up with the rate ? We are AHEAD of the rate off the field with debt repayment two years ahead of schedule and we train again in our own city. We are BEHIND the rate narrowly insofar as I didn't believe we would be any more than mid-table this season [11th] in advance of de-cluttering the playing staff this summer and being able to pay some fees and expand the budget. In the event we have struggled on the field, but the sum total is still the same: we were always facing a third season in this garbage league.

 

We need to carry on growing our club, organically and incrementally; learning the lessons of history. If we do this, with Swansea as a potential role model, then I am very confident we will go back to where our big, dormant and untapped fanbase should have our club. In the top league. We have done the polar opposite of past decades in investing in the academy- we see from Chaplin and Close- that good things are happening. To say nothing of the likes of Joel Ward and Matt Ritchie. Additionally we have invested in a city-based training facility. One lesson has taken a bit longer to learn: the need for an old head to be in the mangerial hotseat. We await Paul Cook or Phil Brown- either of the transparently obvious candidates.

 

Coppell said we have a couple of promotions in us- more in my view, perhaps in his. There are concerns. The rising age of the fanbase needs to be addressed. Giving tickets away to schools and 'kids for a quid' ideas are good. It was good to see younger fans populating the Milton End yesterday. My biggest concern is the ground. I believe next season should be about having the 'relocate or revamp?' conversation with the fans. Trying to shoehorn, sardine-like more fans into a dilapidated ground is plausible but undesirable. What was good for Scumpton and Reading (pond-life Division Three South, passionless clubs lacking real history) needs to be good for us: a state of the art new ground. We need to be bold and forward thinking.

 

I would rather be Pompey than Bolton, Cardiff or Birmingham with their issues. Posters comment on here about the expanded PL parachute riches. Every time they have gone up, the fear has risen, but guess what? The average number of clubs immediately returning still stays at about one club. All that happens is that they can't hold on to any of their best players and pay absurd monies for players. Look at Fulham. The longer the non-returners rot the worse it gets- now increasingly allied to debt-ridden clubs failing FFP.

 

I am very positive about the way the club is going. Progress is being made. Nothing in life that is worth doing or achieving happens without a lot of hard work and time. Sixty years of neglect can't be put right in two years. We can look forward to the following: a summer clearout, a proven managerial appointment, Awford's return to youth development, a summer influx of players, continuing robust finances as fans DO renew season tickets and improvements to Fratton. It's a matter of 'when' not 'if' we get at least a couple of promotions.

 

Soon, we shall be party to a party. There is no silver bullet, no quick panacea, no quick fixes. This club is being rebuilt. It doesn't need Redknapp or Mandaric. It doesn't look apparent to the uninitiated, it doesn't satisfy the impatient. But the trajectory is upwards.

 

If people want this club to be a hostage to fortune then seek a foreigner or some Delboy as owner, perhaps with a retired, big name Carlos Kick-a-ball as manager. We have tried it before."

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Not surprisingly the post below in the News by somebody called Hironic has not been all received but it made me smile!

 

The people on here who seem to think this is anything unusual, have obviously never been to a game at Fratton Park before. Pompey fans have booed the team off the pitch for as long as I can remember, even the good teams, including our final home game before the 2008 FA Cup Final.

 

Here are just a few of the numerous occasions over the years:

 

"Booing our own players. Always have, always will."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/mb/view.php?id=428755

 

"Booed off at Fratton Park the previous weekend":

 

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2008/may/18/facup.portsmouth

 

"Mokoena tells Portsmouth boo-boys: There's a reason why I'm captain of South Africa."

 

"Sherwood vows to silence boo-boys"

 

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11674/2282531/sherwood-vows-to-silence-b

 

"Holmes: I don't agree with boos"

 

"Portsmouth boss Paul Hart says he can handle the Fratton Park boos if it means keeping the club in the Premiership."

 

"Portsmouth manager Tony Adams has vowed not to let the boo-boys drive him away from Fratton Park."

http://www.clubcall.com/portsmouth/boo-boys-dont-bother-me---adams-837884.html

 

"They were booed off at the end of their third game without scoring, with fans wondering where the next goal or win will come from - and who will be the manager to oversee their revival if Michael Appleton goes to Blackpool."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/article.php?id=2337

 

"Lawrence: you were right to boo us"

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/lawrence-you-were-right-to-boo-us-off-1

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/6911857/Portsmouth-1-Ars

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/1820092.stm

 

"Tony to ignore boo boys"

 

"Tony Adams has told Pompey fans that despite the side being booed off in their last two home games."

 

http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=138472#ixzz2lZTpB6sI

"Guy Whittingham understands why Portsmouth were booed"

 

http://www.s****horpetelegraph.co.uk/Guy-Whittingham-understands-

 

"Team booed off again"

 

http://www.portsmouth-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/back_to_square_one_823394/index.shtml

 

"Boo Boys show their discontent"

 

http://www.teamlocals.co.uk/boo-boys-show-their-discontent-as-pompey-lose-again

 

"Pompey were booed off"

 

"Awford accepts fans reaction: Boos rang out at Fratton Park"

 

http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/news/article/andy-awford-reaction-to-portsmouth-v-

"The inevitable boos"

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/pompey-crash-to-boxing-day-defeat-1-649

 

"There were inevitable boos."

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/must-win-game-ends-in-defeat-for-pompey

 

"Players are scared stiff of getting booed if they make one wrong pass."

 

http://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/portsmouth/news/37761/

 

 

 

"Booing their own player before he's kicked a ball."

 

http://fansonline.net/portsmouth/mb/view.php?id=583621

 

I bow to your Nutjobbery.

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Wave 105 sport said that Catlin had (can't remember exactly) 60 or 80 applicants for the job with some top names, he did name 3 or 4 but Dave Jones was one of them. I would have thought naming them was a total lack of discretion but then again it is PFC.

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http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/business/local-business/another-boost-for-pompey-with-new-sponsorship-deal-1-6699673

 

POMPEY have renewed their sponsorship deal with the website Jobsite, making it one of the longest-running partnerships in English football.

 

‘We’re debt free, we’re making a profit, and determined this time around.

 

‘Certainly deals like this help us because it’s one less thing for us to worry about as a football club.’

 

No figures were announced on the day but a statement released by the club said that the deal was of ‘significant financial value’.

 

Mr Catlin said: ‘It’s not someone that is just here purely for commercial reasons, although that obviously comes into it, but they share our vision and our goal that we want to broaden the image of Portsmouth Football Club generally and give back to people in the local area.

 

Given the amount they've taken out of the community over the last five years or so, it's gonna take a while to get back to a nett position in the giving and taking department. Ah, oops, apologies....I forgot....those legacy debts are nothing to do with the current incarnation of Portsmouth Football Club.....

And good to see that the board aren't concealing the value of the sponsorship deal from the club's "owners".... :mcinnes:

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http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/business/local-business/another-boost-for-pompey-with-new-sponsorship-deal-1-6699673

 

 

 

Given the amount they've taken out of the community over the last five years or so, it's gonna take a while to get back to a nett position in the giving and taking department. Ah, oops, apologies....I forgot....those legacy debts are nothing to do with the current incarnation of Portsmouth Football Club.....

And good to see that the board aren't concealing the value of the sponsorship deal from the club's "owners".... :mcinnes:

I'm sure I remember someone revealing that the only reason Gob****e stayed as their sponsor this season was because it would actually cost them more to remove their advertising from the roof of the Fratton End than it cost them to sponsor the club again :lol:

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I'm sure I remember someone revealing that the only reason Gob****e stayed as their sponsor this season was because it would actually cost them more to remove their advertising from the roof of the Fratton End than it cost them to sponsor the club again [emoji38]

Whereas if they wait another couple of years it'll fall down on its own?

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