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    loosehead wrote:
    Over the Edge wrote:
    loosehead wrote:
    Over the Edge wrote:
    Sha la la la la la la la,,,,Sha la la la la la la la,,,,,Sha la la la la la la la,,,,who the f**k is laughing now?
    So your a true footie fan then?
    I will laugh if they get relegated but as my above posts states I won't laugh at people losing their jobs.
    I'd quite like to see football crash & maybe then players won't be worth countless millions & get paid absolutely ridiculous amounts
    I will laugh when they relegated and to be honest, I think any employee who stayed after their last debacle of administration may have needed their head examining.

    I extend to them the same sympathy their supporters extended to the employees of our great club at the time of administration.

    Going into administration once is hard luck, twice is mis-management, but 3 times is stupidity.
    As I went down there the year we(Saints) won the cup & I saw what their so called fans were all about( hitting old men & kids).
    these are not the people losing their jobs though.
    when I hanged around with the group of mates I did back then I was a footie fan ( mistaken believe this would prove I was one of them) I cheered when Ron head butted ( clashed heads) with a Pompey player but since those days of spending a fortune on going all over the country supporting the saints I woke up joint the TA & realised I was only doing this( watching Saints) to keep so called friends I actually preferred to watch & play Rugby I met a lot of good people from Pompey.played against them worked alongside them in the TA & so I can say quite honestly I can't believe you as fans can't see that people being made redundant(sacked) whilst a player in a struggling team is paid £30,000 a week this after one month would pay at least four peoples wages for the year I find this totally disgusting & I can't believe you footie fans aren't saying it's wrong instead your just saying ant Pompey cr+p Yes they had idiots who were cheering when Saints were in trouble but how did you feel what did you think of them?
    Do two wrongs make a right?
    Come on prove your better than the idiot minority
    We tried to offer solidarity to Poopey fans and try to arrange a game where all fans turned up in their own shirts, the response was "you will get your heads kicked in if you wear a Saints shirt" plus other insults, that was from fans that obviously don't care about the non-playing staff who will loose their job's so I say go to the wall then"
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Portsmouth Football Club makes staff redundant

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First published in Business

PORTSMOUTH Football Club has today made a number of staff redundant.

More have been asked to defer their wages or to go part time.

The playing staff - with one player earning more than £30,000 per week - are not affected by the cuts due to the Football Creditors rule.

The administrator, Trevor Birch, has described the club as having a 'Premier League cost base' despite only having a 'Championship income'.

Chief executive David Lampitt has left the club, as have the other directors.

A statement from Mr Birch, Partner at PKF Accountants & Business advisers was published on the club's website, the full text of which is below.

“We have had no choice but to take the difficult decision to make a number of redundancies across all levels and departments within Portsmouth Football Club.

“Additionally, we are asking certain employees to defer wages on an ongoing basis and are asking several members of staff to move from a full-time to a part-time role.

“These measures are painful for everyone involved with the club, but they are essential for Portsmouth’s survival, which is our main objective.

“They are in no way a reflection of the performance of the club’s hard-working staff, who have remained loyal and supportive throughout this difficult time.

“Our initial analysis of the club’s financial position has revealed that the situation is more serious than many people had expected.

“We have been brought in to try to rescue a business with significant financial problems. To put it bluntly, Portsmouth Football Club has a Premier League cost base but only Championship income. This is not a sustainable situation and one that needs to be addressed urgently if the club is to continue to exist.

“As things stand, there is a serious risk that the club could run out of cash within the next couple of months. I recognise that this is not the news that anyone wants to hear but burying our heads in the sand will not help anyone.

“Today’s redundancies will make a difference to the club’s financial position but there are sure to be further challenges ahead of us.

“Portsmouth’s survival depends on us being able to find a buyer for the club before the money runs out.

“This is a great club with a proud history. We will continue to do all we can to secure a long-term future for Portsmouth Football Club. I hope that with the support of the staff, players, supporters and the wider community we can achieve this aim.

“Portsmouth needs the support of as many people as possible over the next few weeks and months. There are six home games coming up in the next five weeks so let’s make every single one a sell out – starting with Leeds on Saturday.

“With this in mind, we have already started speaking to the supporters’ groups and are meeting with fans tonight.”

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