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I wonder what the money raised will really be spent on?

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/sports-mail-donations-boost-pompey-academy-1-6727578

 

Love the reference to their lowest ever Football League finish - let's hope they beat that record next year. Afterall I can't remember any time since our takeover that they managed to improve their finish and long may thay continue...

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I wonder what the money raised will really be spent on?

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/sports-mail-donations-boost-pompey-academy-1-6727578

 

Love the reference to their lowest ever Football League finish - let's hope they beat that record next year. Afterall I can't remember any time since our takeover that they managed to improve their finish and long may thay continue...

 

Imposter alert!!!!!! No way did Neil Factless Allen pen that article. There's a paragraph in there WITH TWO SENTENCES!

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Imposter alert!!!!!! No way did Neil Factless Allen pen that article. There's a paragraph in there WITH TWO SENTENCES!

 

It was written by the work experience kid and Allen didn't get a chance to edit it.

 

#factlessallen, the pundit with his finger on the vibrant pulse of a raddled harlot

Edited by Waterside.saint
protecting the innocent
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Thanks MLG, I was won when that would come to conclusion.

 

"half a billion went through the club", they said as they poured tea to a #factless amateur gushing at the sight of a flat screen tv. PMSL

 

I wonder what the money raised will really be spent on?

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/pompey/sports-mail-donations-boost-pompey-academy-1-6727578

 

Love the reference to their lowest ever Football League finish - let's hope they beat that record next year. Afterall I can't remember any time since our takeover that they managed to improve their finish and long may thay continue...

 

I assume the will do good by the charities which were robbed blind by the skates:

 

However, despite being presented with a giant cheque in front of thousands of fans at Fratton Park at the end of last season, the charity's founders have never seen a penny of the cash.

 

The money owed to Harbour Cancer Support Centre in Gosport was raised in a raffle and auction held at a Fratton Park function in March last year.

 

A whistle-blower at Fratton Park said: 'It's a disgrace. In my mind it's theft. How low can you get, stealing money from charities? I've kept quiet about this for a year but it's something that needs to come out. It was never the club's money but it just disappeared in to the ether.

 

'It's an absolute scandal.'

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/cancer-charities-owed-thousands-by-pompey-1-1250061

 

:mcinnes:

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I think it was paid by fans.

While that act was worthy, many thought this would distract anyone from asking how on earth their football club could steal from dying children.

It didn't.

 

Despite financing a brothel, stealing from pensioners, running on money earned from maiming children, laundering drug cash for organised crime and bankrupting local businesses, the charity theft was possibly a low point.

Though identifying a low point for pompey is like asking someone to name their favourite child molester.

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It says in one of the papers ( cough ahem The Sun ) that Paul Cook looks likely to leave Chesterfield for Portsmouth even if they get promoted via the play offs.

 

Pompey have 'promised' to meet the £150,000 buy out clause apparently :lol::lol:

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It says in one of the papers ( cough ahem The Sun ) that Paul Cook looks likely to leave Chesterfield for Portsmouth even if they get promoted via the play offs.

 

Pompey have 'promised' to meet the £150,000 buy out clause apparently :lol::lol:

 

He'd be an absolute moron to do so. In which case, he'd fit right in down there.

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It was written by the work experience kid and Allen didn't get a chance to edit it.

 

I'd love to think that it was written by #factless but that the two sentence paragraph was the work of some sub-editor, causing #factless to fire of a Giles Coren style email rant

 

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/jul/23/mediamonkey - warning, lots of swearing

 

Sadly, I don't think #factless is quite up to writing such a thing.

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If you'd asked her last week when she needed the votes it would have been a big yes.

 

She doesn't have to be nice to any of them for a few years now.

 

Surely such a big fan would've attended every match, home and away last season?

 

Certainly would've been a cruel punishment.

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Walking back from the King Power Stadium today there was a shoal of Pompey fans waving a skate flag from an student block apartment window, laughing and making hand gestures at the (mainly Leicester, some of us) fans walking past. You could see our defeat had really been a highlight of their day.

 

Should have taken a picture really for the ages but didn't. True story.

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They live in Leicester, you were walking away from it - I think I can see who had the last laugh.

Absolutely. I'd never live in a nondescript East Midlands deadbeat city like Leicester. I live in Derby.

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Why would a manager who has just missed out in the League One play-offs leave for a club who finished halfway up League Two?

 

One word - money.

 

They are clearly paying him more than Chesterfield could offer, and they have also probably promised him money for players because he wouldn't want to take charge of the current squad.

 

Typical p****y mentality, thinking they are bigger than any club not only in League Two, but the division above as well.

 

Also typical p*****y mentality in throwing cash they probably don't have at the footballing side. Any bets they will splash the cash on several players as well.

 

As has been said above, somebody must be putting their hands in their pockets. But as what price?

 

I wasn't all that impressed by Chesterfield in the play-off semi against Preston.

 

They knock the ball around tidily, play some nice football, but have no punch. That should go down well among the great unwashed.

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Why would a manager who has just missed out in the League One play-offs leave for a club who finished halfway up League Two?

 

One word - money.

 

They are clearly paying him more than Chesterfield could offer, and they have also probably promised him money for players because he wouldn't want to take charge of the current squad.

 

Typical p****y mentality, thinking they are bigger than any club not only in League Two, but the division above as well.

 

Also typical p*****y mentality in throwing cash they probably don't have at the footballing side. Any bets they will splash the cash on several players as well.

 

As has been said above, somebody must be putting their hands in their pockets. But as what price?

 

I wasn't all that impressed by Chesterfield in the play-off semi against Preston.

 

They knock the ball around tidily, play some nice football, but have no punch. That should go down well among the great unwashed.

 

No no, you've got it all wrong. He's not interested in money. It's the honour to manage this sleepiest of giants with the bestest fans in all the land.

He came become a legend *****il the swingomitor deems him useless).

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Why would a manager who has just missed out in the League One play-offs leave for a club who finished halfway up League Two?

 

I'm guessing he's the kinda guy that is still playing FM14 but even that is too new and complicated, so he's gone back to FM12 and set the player database to very very tiny.

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On paper looks like an excellent appointment.

Yep. Given how absolutely dreadful a standard League 2 is, it has been laughable how badly Pompey have done for 2 years. Even a manager who is halfway competent should have them in and around the play-offs at the very least. Cook seems a good bet who knows the division; if they don't go up next year under him then it will be another year of spectacularly comedic failure.

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I wasn't all that impressed by Chesterfield in the play-off semi against Preston.

 

Probably because they were unsettled by the skates exercising their divine right to cherry pick their manager, just as he was leading his team into the playoffs FFS!

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I'm pleasantly surprised that they've extended their stay in the basement, that was no mean feat with their budget - the quality of opposition is very poor and it shouldn't require the next Mourinho to get them out of there.

 

The problem with their eventual but inevitable promotion is that every skate who has been hilariously low-key for three years will suddenly flood out of the woodwork giving it large about how they have seen off Fleetwood, Morecambe, Trumpton and Greendale.

Then they just need to find about another £50m to make real progress.

That's gonna be a hell of a whip round - possibly the greatestest community-driven whip round that world sport has ever witnessed...

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BBC Sheffield saying Paul Cook will be the next manager unveiled alongside a creased tablecloth as early as tomorrow. Someone is putting their hand in their pockets.

 

Tablecloths don't come cheap you know.

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got my Skate buzzword bingo card ready for when he releases a statement

Words will include

 

Biggest

Best

Fans

Massive

League One

Huge

Challenge

Amazing

 

Feel free to add your own

 

Sleeping

giant

enormous

potential

w^nkfest

tcwtb

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got my Skate buzzword bingo card ready for when he releases a statement

Words will include

 

Biggest

Best

Fans

Massive

League One

Huge

Challenge

Amazing

 

Feel free to add your own

 

FA Cup

History

Stadium

Promotion

Community

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My main concern would be that the pompey job might be too big for Cook.

He has made great progress with little Chesterfield but the expectations are much higher at big clubs.

The fans demand success and the pressure might be too much for the little chap.

Following behind Adams, Grant, the French bloke, the other one, Cotterill, Appleton, Awford, Whittingham etc, he has very big shoes to fill.

 

The worst combination would be if they had a game so big it was the opposition's cup final, plus the game was too big for the ref AND their own manager.

What a nightmare scenario.

I guess that is the downside of being a massive club.

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Records show that the park has been sold out in virtual terms for quite a few years now.

There is far more to working out attendances than the number of people who actually go - you have to take into account passion, pluckiness, and then seasonally-adjust them too.

 

 

Not sure I can be bothered to do The News great pompey survey, but for those with time on their hands and mischief in their hearts.....

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