Pompey Supporters' Trust pushing ahead with bid plans

Pompey Supporters' Trust pushing ahead with bid plans

Pompey Supporters' Trust pushing ahead with bid plans

First published in Local Football

The Pompey Supporters' Trust is pushing ahead with its attempt to buy Portsmouth after the Football League announced it will not consider a new offer from Keith Harris.

Portsmouth's administrators PKF yesterday confirmed they were considering a bid fronted by football financier Harris.

But the Football League responded by announcing the troubled club, who have been in administration for almost a year, would be thrown out of the League if the Trust - PKF's preferred bidder - is not successful.

PST chairman Ashley Brown said in a statement: "The Football League has come to a sensible decision.

"Our bid is ready to go and we will be meeting with the administrator PKF shortly to prepare the timetable to complete our takeover.

"We have always been clear we are the best solution for the creditors and the best solution for the club and this has now been recognised across the board.

"Our bid will put capital into Portsmouth FC and will make a clean break from the past.

"Any fans who have been unsure about backing our bid financially can now do so in the confidence their money will go towards the rebuilding of the club.

"There is no knight, white or otherwise, who is going to do it for them."

The PST's bid hinges on being able to buy the club's Fratton Park ground, which is controlled by former Portsmouth owner Balram Chainrai.

PKF are seeking permission to sell the ground and are due in court with Chainrai's company Portpin next Thursday.

Brown added: "Mr Chainrai has always made it clear he does not want to see Pompey liquidated.

"We are sure he is genuine in his sentiment and I would urge him to work with us to ensure the club will stand the best chance of success in the future."

Administrator Trevor Birch said last night PKF are "considering the implications" of the League's statement.

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11:36am Fri 8 Feb 13

NORTHAM ROARS says...

Here we go again.......
But they don't want Keith Harris and his Duck either!

Can't imagine he has much money, that bird must be tatty after years of working the liners and minehead.

lol!
Here we go again....... But they don't want Keith Harris and his Duck either! Can't imagine he has much money, that bird must be tatty after years of working the liners and minehead. lol! NORTHAM ROARS
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11:49am Fri 8 Feb 13

The Mad Dog says...

What are those Brighton fans doing in that photo and where's the 'old dear' gone?
What are those Brighton fans doing in that photo and where's the 'old dear' gone? The Mad Dog
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12:16pm Fri 8 Feb 13

NORTHAM ROARS says...

LIke most bosses- SEAGULLS,

Fly in- Cr*p on everything and fly away..


(unfortunatley Orville can't fly......)

Bull-doze this sorry club, it a fire hazzard.With no toilets, but lots of crud.
LIke most bosses- SEAGULLS, Fly in- Cr*p on everything and fly away.. (unfortunatley Orville can't fly......) Bull-doze this sorry club, it a fire hazzard.With no toilets, but lots of crud. NORTHAM ROARS
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12:42pm Fri 8 Feb 13

lemon cake says...

They chant 'Pompey till I die'....two birds with one stone when the club folds then.

Happy days if your a red and white (mainly red with a tiny white pipeing now-a-days)
They chant 'Pompey till I die'....two birds with one stone when the club folds then. Happy days if your a red and white (mainly red with a tiny white pipeing now-a-days) lemon cake
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1:22pm Fri 8 Feb 13

NORTHAM ROARS says...

KIT DEBATE:

I'd like us to go back to soething like the
late 70's "Steve Williams" Red and white stripes, Retro..... Bold and thinner red stripe.

Brilliant. I feel too much"red" not enough of a stripe.....
KIT DEBATE: I'd like us to go back to soething like the late 70's "Steve Williams" Red and white stripes, Retro..... Bold and thinner red stripe. Brilliant. I feel too much"red" not enough of a stripe..... NORTHAM ROARS
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6:36pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...

Bring back the sash
Bring back the sash Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport
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6:56pm Fri 8 Feb 13

apm1954 says...

fratton tesco sure to have a good fish counter
fratton tesco sure to have a good fish counter apm1954
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