Saints make Sharp start to pre-season tour of Switzerland

BILLY SHARP

BILLY SHARP

First published in Saints News

Billy Sharp staked an early claim in pre-season after firing a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Swiss side Etoile Carouge.

Saints overturned a half-time deficit as they opened up their summer tour with a resounding victory against the Geneva-based side.

It was Sharp, one of nine substitutes for Nigel Adkins ’ team at the break, who stole the show with an impressive treble.

The striker faces stiff competition in his position this season, with Saints boasting an attacking corps that also includes Rickie Lambert , Jay Rodriguez, Tadanari Lee and Guly do Prado.

But his performance last night will have done his chances of winning a place in the team no harm at all.

Saints fell behind in the 38th minute, as Jos Hooiveld headed a cross into his own net.

But, following a mass of half-time changes, they were soon back level, as teenage star Luke Shaw, playing in an advanced role, curled in a right foot shot nine minutes after the restart.

Sharp put Saints in front with 20 minutes left, converting James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick from the left.

He added another with a smart finish six minutes later, before completing his hat-trick as he slid home after collecting Calum Chambers’ pass late on.

Saints: Davis (Forecast 46), Butterfield (Richardson 46), Fonte (Stephens 46), Hooiveld (Seaborne 46), Fox (Harding 46), Schneiderlin (Hammond 46), Ward-Prowse, Lallana (Chambers 46), Puncheon (Chaplow 67), Guly (Shaw 46), Lambert (Sharp 46).

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9:31pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Top headline writing Gordon.
Top headline writing Gordon. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:43pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Top headline writing Gordon.
Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Anyway, nice one Billy.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Top headline writing Gordon.[/p][/quote]Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Anyway, nice one Billy. Strasbourg Saint
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9:46pm Wed 18 Jul 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

7/1 for a top 10 finish, worth a punt me thinks?
7/1 for a top 10 finish, worth a punt me thinks? worried of n e hampshire
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9:49pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Top headline writing Gordon.
Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Anyway, nice one Billy.
You've missed your vocation Strassie!

Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Top headline writing Gordon.[/p][/quote]Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Anyway, nice one Billy.[/p][/quote]You've missed your vocation Strassie! Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:51pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
7/1 for a top 10 finish, worth a punt me thinks?
Not great odds for a team that's second favourite for the drop but worth a few bob.

Sometimes I think we might struggle, particularly with such a hard start other times I think we will do well. Can't wait to find out which it's to be!
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: 7/1 for a top 10 finish, worth a punt me thinks?[/p][/quote]Not great odds for a team that's second favourite for the drop but worth a few bob. Sometimes I think we might struggle, particularly with such a hard start other times I think we will do well. Can't wait to find out which it's to be! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:54pm Wed 18 Jul 12

worried of n e hampshire says...

lets all enjoy the ride!
lets all enjoy the ride! worried of n e hampshire
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10:00pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Top headline writing Gordon.
Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Anyway, nice one Billy.
You've missed your vocation Strassie!

Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.
True.

Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home.

There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Top headline writing Gordon.[/p][/quote]Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Anyway, nice one Billy.[/p][/quote]You've missed your vocation Strassie! Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.[/p][/quote]True. Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home. There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :) Strasbourg Saint
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10:06pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Top headline writing Gordon.
Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Anyway, nice one Billy.
You've missed your vocation Strassie!

Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.
True.

Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home.

There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)
So during the season you are in France and can't get to games and then when the Saints come to you, you get on the train home. Sounds skunty to me!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Top headline writing Gordon.[/p][/quote]Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Anyway, nice one Billy.[/p][/quote]You've missed your vocation Strassie! Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.[/p][/quote]True. Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home. There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)[/p][/quote]So during the season you are in France and can't get to games and then when the Saints come to you, you get on the train home. Sounds skunty to me! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:11pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Top headline writing Gordon.
Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Anyway, nice one Billy.
You've missed your vocation Strassie!

Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.
True.

Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home.

There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)
So during the season you are in France and can't get to games and then when the Saints come to you, you get on the train home. Sounds skunty to me!
Friggin' annoying, that's what it is.

Still, I've planned the autumn around several matches. All I need now is to creep nicely to all those lovely ST holders I know and see if there's any way of getting tickets. **** nuisance selling out every game. I hate success. Can't we play in League 1 again?

I suppose (whilst there's time) I could always take a trip down to Goldsmith Avenue. Anyone got a spare bell?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Top headline writing Gordon.[/p][/quote]Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Anyway, nice one Billy.[/p][/quote]You've missed your vocation Strassie! Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.[/p][/quote]True. Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home. There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)[/p][/quote]So during the season you are in France and can't get to games and then when the Saints come to you, you get on the train home. Sounds skunty to me![/p][/quote]Friggin' annoying, that's what it is. Still, I've planned the autumn around several matches. All I need now is to creep nicely to all those lovely ST holders I know and see if there's any way of getting tickets. **** nuisance selling out every game. I hate success. Can't we play in League 1 again? I suppose (whilst there's time) I could always take a trip down to Goldsmith Avenue. Anyone got a spare bell? Strasbourg Saint
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10:28pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Top headline writing Gordon.
Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland".

Anyway, nice one Billy.
You've missed your vocation Strassie!

Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.
True.

Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home.

There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)
So during the season you are in France and can't get to games and then when the Saints come to you, you get on the train home. Sounds skunty to me!
Friggin' annoying, that's what it is.

Still, I've planned the autumn around several matches. All I need now is to creep nicely to all those lovely ST holders I know and see if there's any way of getting tickets. **** nuisance selling out every game. I hate success. Can't we play in League 1 again?

I suppose (whilst there's time) I could always take a trip down to Goldsmith Avenue. Anyone got a spare bell?
Westwood will have soon :)
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: Top headline writing Gordon.[/p][/quote]Pity Shaw hadn't been the hatrick hero, then Gordon could have written, "Saints make 'shaw' start to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Mind you, the 'tour' actually consists of one match before crossing into France for the Evian match on Saturday. So, it could just as easily have read, "Saints make sharp 'end' to pre-season tour of Switzerland". Anyway, nice one Billy.[/p][/quote]You've missed your vocation Strassie! Sounds like a good match and nice to see the youngsters are featuring and doing well. Looks like the plan is coming together, if the team do well it will be so much easier to keep them at the club.[/p][/quote]True. Yes, sounds like a good match. I would have loved to have gone. Alas, it's a fair drive and my mate in Geneva is away. Furthermore, I had to work until 4.30pm and have to start again at 7.30am tomorrow. Saturday's also out as I'm on Eurostar home. There's always next year when, on the Swiss tour, we'll be billed as Premier League Champions :)[/p][/quote]So during the season you are in France and can't get to games and then when the Saints come to you, you get on the train home. Sounds skunty to me![/p][/quote]Friggin' annoying, that's what it is. Still, I've planned the autumn around several matches. All I need now is to creep nicely to all those lovely ST holders I know and see if there's any way of getting tickets. **** nuisance selling out every game. I hate success. Can't we play in League 1 again? I suppose (whilst there's time) I could always take a trip down to Goldsmith Avenue. Anyone got a spare bell?[/p][/quote]Westwood will have soon :) Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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6:53am Thu 19 Jul 12

milton road says...

Nice win saints.
Well done the young players, nice praise from NA on OS.
After the Buttner episode I will celebrate Clyne coming as soon as it is on the OS.
Nice to see Tandori was around even if he did not play.
Nice win saints. Well done the young players, nice praise from NA on OS. After the Buttner episode I will celebrate Clyne coming as soon as it is on the OS. Nice to see Tandori was around even if he did not play. milton road
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7:00am Thu 19 Jul 12

GX Saint says...

Shame the Echo couldn't stretch to a proper photo. I'm assuming we played in the new kit.
Shame the Echo couldn't stretch to a proper photo. I'm assuming we played in the new kit. GX Saint
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7:43am Thu 19 Jul 12

St.Yorkie says...

Not getting too excited but reported Guly and Puncheon had good games! Well done lads!!
Well done the youngsters too Ward-Prose, Chambers and Shaw all sounding like being up to the standard required.
It would be nice to hear something about Lee getting 45-mins under his belt.
On a related article nice to see Clyne unveiled today, maybe even Buttner too? Do we ned another centre-back or will Seaborne be good enough?
"Tommy Forecast keeps clean sheet horror!" Surely that warrants a bigger headline?
Not getting too excited but reported Guly and Puncheon had good games! Well done lads!! Well done the youngsters too Ward-Prose, Chambers and Shaw all sounding like being up to the standard required. It would be nice to hear something about Lee getting 45-mins under his belt. On a related article nice to see Clyne unveiled today, maybe even Buttner too? Do we ned another centre-back or will Seaborne be good enough? "Tommy Forecast keeps clean sheet horror!" Surely that warrants a bigger headline? St.Yorkie
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8:14am Thu 19 Jul 12

Hobson82 says...

I think Puncheon figures in NA's plans this year. I haven't heard of anyone sniffing around him so far and he had more game time than most last night.
I think Puncheon figures in NA's plans this year. I haven't heard of anyone sniffing around him so far and he had more game time than most last night. Hobson82
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8:28am Thu 19 Jul 12

Hobson82 says...

B.Sharp was wearing number 10 last night and Do Prado was wearing 22. I think this might be the squad numbers seeing as Lallana was wearing his usual number 20.
Hopefully nobody has gone for last seasons squad numbers on there new Saints kit.
B.Sharp was wearing number 10 last night and Do Prado was wearing 22. I think this might be the squad numbers seeing as Lallana was wearing his usual number 20. Hopefully nobody has gone for last seasons squad numbers on there new Saints kit. Hobson82
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8:37am Thu 19 Jul 12

Hobson82 says...

Hobson82 wrote:
B.Sharp was wearing number 10 last night and Do Prado was wearing 22. I think this might be the squad numbers seeing as Lallana was wearing his usual number 20. Hopefully nobody has gone for last seasons squad numbers on there new Saints kit.
Ignore my previous message, apparantly Rickie was wearing 17 last night. Just a coincidence Lallana was wearing 20.
Numbers last night meant nothing I'm sure.
[quote][p][bold]Hobson82[/bold] wrote: B.Sharp was wearing number 10 last night and Do Prado was wearing 22. I think this might be the squad numbers seeing as Lallana was wearing his usual number 20. Hopefully nobody has gone for last seasons squad numbers on there new Saints kit.[/p][/quote]Ignore my previous message, apparantly Rickie was wearing 17 last night. Just a coincidence Lallana was wearing 20. Numbers last night meant nothing I'm sure. Hobson82
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8:41am Thu 19 Jul 12

Matt Allen says...

I cannot wait for the season to start! Well done to the youngsters coming through.
I cannot wait for the season to start! Well done to the youngsters coming through. Matt Allen
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9:59am Thu 19 Jul 12

saint Compo says...

Where was Jay Rod last night? Injured? It seems that Tad Lee is still not recovered from his injury of last season.

COYR
Where was Jay Rod last night? Injured? It seems that Tad Lee is still not recovered from his injury of last season. COYR saint Compo
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2:02pm Thu 19 Jul 12

Flashin the pan says...

Billy 'blunt' will find out how really sharp he is when facing premiership opposition. Relegation beckons!
Billy 'blunt' will find out how really sharp he is when facing premiership opposition. Relegation beckons! Flashin the pan
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3:50pm Thu 19 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

saint Compo wrote:
Where was Jay Rod last night? Injured? It seems that Tad Lee is still not recovered from his injury of last season.

COYR
Jay Rod was carrying a VERY slight knock. Nothing to worry about. Same with Chappers (hence his limited match time last night).

As for Lee, he's not going to be ready for the start of the season but should be in the frame come September.
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: Where was Jay Rod last night? Injured? It seems that Tad Lee is still not recovered from his injury of last season. COYR[/p][/quote]Jay Rod was carrying a VERY slight knock. Nothing to worry about. Same with Chappers (hence his limited match time last night). As for Lee, he's not going to be ready for the start of the season but should be in the frame come September. Strasbourg Saint
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3:51pm Thu 19 Jul 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Billy 'blunt' will find out how really sharp he is when facing premiership opposition. Relegation beckons!
As Confucious might say, 'man who flash in the pan, get burnt d!ck.'
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Billy 'blunt' will find out how really sharp he is when facing premiership opposition. Relegation beckons![/p][/quote]As Confucious might say, 'man who flash in the pan, get burnt d!ck.' Strasbourg Saint
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8:35pm Thu 19 Jul 12

dadofmy3sons says...

you couldn't make this up.

RSS
Urgent Plea To 2010 Creditors
This is an urgent plea to creditors of Portsmouth City Football Club Ltd, the old company which entered administration in February 2010.

The club need all such creditors to contact us with names, addresses and email addresses immediately as a matter of great importance.

Time is of the essence as the fight goes on to save this great football club with 114 years of glorious history behind it.

2010 creditors are vital to the process.

We need these details so that we can contact all 2010 creditors, inviting you to decide whether you are in favour of or opposed to the latest CVA proposal approved in June 2012 in order that we can lobby The Football League to withdraw the 10 point deduction.

Please email your name, address and details to info@pompeyfc.co.uk
you couldn't make this up. RSS Urgent Plea To 2010 Creditors This is an urgent plea to creditors of Portsmouth City Football Club Ltd, the old company which entered administration in February 2010. The club need all such creditors to contact us with names, addresses and email addresses immediately as a matter of great importance. Time is of the essence as the fight goes on to save this great football club with 114 years of glorious history behind it. 2010 creditors are vital to the process. We need these details so that we can contact all 2010 creditors, inviting you to decide whether you are in favour of or opposed to the latest CVA proposal approved in June 2012 in order that we can lobby The Football League to withdraw the 10 point deduction. Please email your name, address and details to info@pompeyfc.co.uk dadofmy3sons
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8:51am Fri 20 Jul 12

Dave Juson says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
7/1 for a top 10 finish, worth a punt me thinks?
Not great odds for a team that's second favourite for the drop but worth a few bob.

Sometimes I think we might struggle, particularly with such a hard start other times I think we will do well. Can't wait to find out which it's to be!
I got 150-to-one for a top four finish. The cashier at the betting shop made a brave but futile effort to stifle the giggles. Bless her. Whatever, I reckoned I could live without the fiver and it would pay for a seriously serious celebration if Saints do the incredible and qualify for Europe.
Further, I expect the odds to drop considerably as Messrs Cortese & Adkins continue to recruit.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: 7/1 for a top 10 finish, worth a punt me thinks?[/p][/quote]Not great odds for a team that's second favourite for the drop but worth a few bob. Sometimes I think we might struggle, particularly with such a hard start other times I think we will do well. Can't wait to find out which it's to be![/p][/quote]I got 150-to-one for a top four finish. The cashier at the betting shop made a brave but futile effort to stifle the giggles. Bless her. Whatever, I reckoned I could live without the fiver and it would pay for a seriously serious celebration if Saints do the incredible and qualify for Europe. Further, I expect the odds to drop considerably as Messrs Cortese & Adkins continue to recruit. Dave Juson
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