McInnes eyes brighter future for Pompey

Pompey's prospective new chairman Iain McInnes hopes to be in charge in time for the January transfer window.

The club's administrators PKF today confirmed they have signed a conditional agreement to sell the League One outfit to fans' group the Pompey Supporters' Trust (PST).

The agreement hinges on PKF receiving court permission to sell the club's Fratton Park ground, which is held as security by former Pompey owner and rival bidder Balram Chainrai.

Portsmouth have been in administration since February and have relied this season on loanees and players on month-to-month contracts, while they currently have coach Guy Whittingham in caretaker charge following manager Michael Appleton's move to Blackpool last month.

But McInnes hopes to get Pompey back on a secure footing in time to bring in some reinforcements in the new year.

''This truly is fantastic news and the start of a new chapter for Portsmouth Football Club,'' said McInnes in a statement on the PST's website.

''The hard work will continue during the court application process to ensure that we are in the best position possible to drive the club forward and build for the future ahead of the important January transfer window.''

PST chairman Ashley Brown added: ''We are thrilled and proud to have signed a sale agreement with the administrator to buy and run Portsmouth Football Club. We hope to finalise the sale by Christmas, and go into 2013 with a fresh start for our great club.

''This is a special day for the thousands of Pompey fans who have stood by their club and stood up to be counted.

''We thank everyone for their support so far, and look forward to many more Pompey fans joining us, and being part of history, as we create the biggest community-owned club in this country.''

Chainrai's company Portpin also released a statement saying they are still willing to take over the club if the PST's bid fails.

It read: ''We still believe our bid remains the best offer for the future of Portsmouth Football Club.

''We remain ready to complete the deal in a matter of days, should the Trust be unsuccessful.''

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3:21pm Thu 15 Nov 12

SO50 Saint says...

The Lunatics are taking over the Asylum. I would wish them Good Luck cos they are gonna need it but as its Pompey, I hope they royally mess up and put the club in an even worse situation than it is now.
The Lunatics are taking over the Asylum. I would wish them Good Luck cos they are gonna need it but as its Pompey, I hope they royally mess up and put the club in an even worse situation than it is now. SO50 Saint
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7:20pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Force14 says...

PLAY UP POMPEY......
PLAY UP POMPEY...... Force14
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7:51pm Thu 15 Nov 12

PTID1898 says...

BLUE ARRRRRRRRMMMMMYYYYYY
YY!!!!!
BLUE ARRRRRRRRMMMMMYYYYYY YY!!!!! PTID1898
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8:33pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bluewhiteandred says...

All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .
All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south . bluewhiteandred
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8:38pm Thu 15 Nov 12

PTID1898 says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .
We still are the best team in the south,Best fans,best hounors list,best club crest,best kits best everything....... play up pompey
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .[/p][/quote]We still are the best team in the south,Best fans,best hounors list,best club crest,best kits best everything....... play up pompey PTID1898
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9:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Reality-man says...

PTID1898 wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .
We still are the best team in the south,Best fans,best hounors list,best club crest,best kits best everything....... play up pompey
Waaaaaaaa hahahaha, You bought that title for 6 or 7 years and look what it did to you. Laughable
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .[/p][/quote]We still are the best team in the south,Best fans,best hounors list,best club crest,best kits best everything....... play up pompey[/p][/quote]Waaaaaaaa hahahaha, You bought that title for 6 or 7 years and look what it did to you. Laughable Reality-man
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10:39pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

The beauty of this one is that in a few months we will see the results :)
The beauty of this one is that in a few months we will see the results :) Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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8:59am Sat 17 Nov 12

costa gaz says...

PTID1898 wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .
We still are the best team in the south,Best fans,best hounors list,best club crest,best kits best everything....... play up pompey
Err um....
Best fans..... fewest fans.
Best houners list..... not sure what that means.
Best club crest..... What you have to do with Turkey I don't know.
Best Kit... it's made by Kappa ffs....

You forgot a few important things off your list didn't you PTID.....
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: All profits back in to the club soon will back were we belong the best team in the south .[/p][/quote]We still are the best team in the south,Best fans,best hounors list,best club crest,best kits best everything....... play up pompey[/p][/quote]Err um.... Best fans..... fewest fans. Best houners list..... not sure what that means. Best club crest..... What you have to do with Turkey I don't know. Best Kit... it's made by Kappa ffs.... You forgot a few important things off your list didn't you PTID..... costa gaz
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