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Crystal Glitter
03-05-2017, 05:31 PM
Tough decision time for their shareholder fan base.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/03/portsmouth-fans-michael-eisner-takeover-vote

It seems shareholders will have little option, it's either carry on as they have this season and next season they will struggle to pay the bills. Or, roll the dice and embrace Eisner and his millions.

in-exile
03-05-2017, 05:36 PM
Always liked them as a club ... The only Proper club on the south coast!

Nth Kent Eagle
03-05-2017, 05:49 PM
I don't like them. Did any of you go there in the seventies? Easter Monday 77 for example.

gold76
04-05-2017, 02:20 PM
Cook isn't to everyone's liking, but has done a reasonable job, it was rumoured that there may be the inevitable managerial change under a new regime.

They've been through the mire, but have had some good times at Fratton Park, the 4-2 Doogie game and the Ninja scoring in 94, live long in the memmories

milky87
04-05-2017, 02:50 PM
F*ck Portsmouth and all that sail within her

Kylie_Tracey
04-05-2017, 02:56 PM
I have a feeling it will all end in tears, and a hedge fund owing billionaire just doesn't sound right purchasing a club like them

lee_cpfc
04-05-2017, 03:16 PM
I don't like them. Did any of you go there in the seventies? Easter Monday 77 for example.

At least you don't hold a grudge :p

bubbs11
04-05-2017, 06:44 PM
That time in 87 when they came down on mass, took over the Holmesdale, to cheer their side to a win and promotion, only for Wrighty to slam in a last minute equaliser. They had the champagne at the ready and everything:D

SeanPalace84
04-05-2017, 06:47 PM
Always liked them as a club ... The only Proper club on the south coast!

Spot on! Glad they got promoted. Proper fans and stadium. I've never had a problem with them. Hate Brighton obviously and Southampton.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
04-05-2017, 06:50 PM
That time in 87 when they came down on mass, took over the Holmesdale, to cheer their side to a win and promotion, only for Wrighty to slam in a last minute equaliser. They had the champagne at the ready and everything:D

Wasn't it Salako and the winner? I remember them having the whole Holmesdale and getting all excited with an early goal which got disallowed. :supergrin:

Polak
04-05-2017, 06:50 PM
That time in 87 when they came down on mass, took over the Holmesdale, to cheer their side to a win and promotion, only for Wrighty to slam in a last minute equaliser. They had the champagne at the ready and everything:D
And Vince Hilaire got sent off for them.

El Aguila
04-05-2017, 06:52 PM
I won big (well, a month's wages) at the casino the night before.
Ah yes, I remember it well.

Polak
04-05-2017, 06:53 PM
Wasn't it Salako? I remember them having the whole Holmesdale and getting all excited with an early goal which got disallowed. :supergrin:
I thought Salako had the shot that was going in but Wright followed it up. Somewhat needlessly IIRC robbing Salako of what would have been his first goal I believe.

kabbott
04-05-2017, 06:56 PM
I don't like them. Did any of you go there in the seventies? Easter Monday 77 for example.

Yes, maybe that year. We arrived quite early. Went through the turnstiles and you had to walk up some steps to get to the top of the terrace. At the top was a group of blokes shouting "Palace", so the group of blokes ahead of us ran up the steps to join them only to get a bit of a slapping from some very amusing Pompey "fans"! Hope you weren't one of them!

Stavros 69
04-05-2017, 07:47 PM
Pompey are one of those teams that with the right investment could bounce right back up the leagues.

NYEagle
04-05-2017, 08:51 PM
That time in 87 when they came down on mass, took over the Holmesdale, to cheer their side to a win and promotion, only for Wrighty to slam in a last minute equaliser. They had the champagne at the ready and everything:D

They weren't originally given the whole of the Holmesdale - I think they had 2 of the 3 sections.

But their numbers meant Palace made a last minute decision and moved home fans from the Palace compound to other areas of the ground.

Anyway, a last minute Palace winner f*cked them up. Plenty of fun on the Sainsbury car park after.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
04-05-2017, 09:08 PM
I thought Salako had the shot that was going in but Wright followed it up. Somewhat needlessly IIRC robbing Salako of what would have been his first goal I believe.

Ah that's right. I remember now. 18,029 at the game when our average attendance was about 6k at the time. :supergrin:

postman plod
05-05-2017, 07:45 PM
I have a feeling it will all end in tears, and a hedge fund owing billionaire just doesn't sound right purchasing a club like them

The new Coventry?

SA Eagle
05-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Rolled over and had their bellies tickled at West Brom in 2005, sending us down in the process. **** them.

TheMexicanHorse
06-05-2017, 07:09 AM
Horrid football club
League two was the place for them
Personally I was hoping they dropped into the non league

jaspercpfc
06-05-2017, 07:24 AM
Horrid football club
League two was the place for them
Personally I was hoping they dropped into the non league

Beg to differ. Always found Pompey a good day out, as others have said they have a proper fan base and are the most likeable club on the south coast.

Penstone Eagle
06-05-2017, 07:28 AM
Hope they win the league, 500 coming my way if they do.

Play up Pompey

bubbs11
06-05-2017, 07:30 AM
I thought Salako had the shot that was going in but Wright followed it up. Somewhat needlessly IIRC robbing Salako of what would have been his first goal I believe.

Yes that's what happened at the Whitehorse End. Salako had made a real splash in the youth team bagging loads of goals and I think this may have been his first appearance, coming off the bench. Came on right at the end with a real buzz from the crowd and I remember him causing Pompey's defenders problems, keeper came out and he slotted it past him and Wright made sure it went in on the goal line :D

That goal actually kept our play off hopes alive, meaning we went into the last game at Hull needing to win and hoping Ipswich lost elsewhere. We lost 3-0 in a horribly cr*p game. :(

cockles
06-05-2017, 08:01 AM
Hope they win the league, 500 coming my way if they do.

Play up Pompey

...Pay up Ladbrokes :p

TheMexicanHorse
06-05-2017, 08:16 AM
Beg to differ. Always found Pompey a good day out, as others have said they have a proper fan base and are the most likeable club on the south coast.

Inbred fan base
Hero worshipped the arms dealer son until he went rogue
Like any one club town they have a weird sense of entitlement
The whole "PUP" nonsense
The weirdo with the bell
They are basically the wolves of the lower leagues actually

TheMexicanHorse
06-05-2017, 08:18 AM
Also remember the year they was in the championship despite not paying creditors off in full they somehow still had the cash to pay nugent and kitson 20k a week...

Nigelbrag
06-05-2017, 08:52 AM
I have a feeling it will all end in tears, and a hedge fund owing billionaire just doesn't sound right purchasing a club like them

Totally disagree, if you are a businessman with endless funds to call on then a club like Portsmouth is the answer. Buying a club when at the bottom tier ensures good value, but with massive potential for expansion and with a huge and proven fan base, plus the ability to develop a New Commercially influenced Stadium in a City that would warrant it, makes it a very viable and profitable venture to take on.
As for a long term strategy, with shrewd management at Board level, coupled with the right Football Manager appointment in place, also with a sensible long term development plan (say 5 years) in place will see the rise of potentially a big club in the making. And making it the perfect opportunity/project for a wealthy American to become involved in at an early stage, with the bonus of not having to fork out multi millions to take over an established club along with all it's overheads.

BERT'S HEAD
06-05-2017, 08:57 AM
Certainly they had their nasty fans in the 70s and 80s like lots of clubs. I was once threatened at their ground by a guy with a broken leg wielding a wooden crutch. Memories.

Nigelbrag
06-05-2017, 09:16 AM
Certainly they had their nasty fans in the 70s and 80s like lots of clubs. I was once threatened at their ground by a guy with a broken leg wielding a wooden crutch. Memories.

I hope you told him to get a Grip and a proper Balance, or his life will be Falling down. ;)
Sorry Bert, it had to be said.:p

Kylie_Tracey
06-05-2017, 10:18 PM
Totally disagree, if you are a businessman with endless funds to call on then a club like Portsmouth is the answer. Buying a club when at the bottom tier ensures good value, but with massive potential for expansion and with a huge and proven fan base, plus the ability to develop a New Commercially influenced Stadium in a City that would warrant it, makes it a very viable and profitable venture to take on.
As for a long term strategy, with shrewd management at Board level, coupled with the right Football Manager appointment in place, also with a sensible long term development plan (say 5 years) in place will see the rise of potentially a big club in the making. And making it the perfect opportunity/project for a wealthy American to become involved in at an early stage, with the bonus of not having to fork out multi millions to take over an established club along with all it's overheads.

That all looks good on paper I'm sure any private equity/hedge fund crook could put together a business plan that would have the fans salivating at the prospect of this injection of funds, has any PE/HF ever been beneficial to any football club other then asset stripping them? FP is falling to pieces and this fella has demanded compete 100% control, watch this space I suppose is the only thought we can have at this time

Dan A
08-05-2017, 01:33 PM
Certainly they had their nasty fans in the 70s and 80s like lots of clubs. I was once threatened at their ground by a guy with a broken leg wielding a wooden crutch. Memories.

Living in Portwsmouth and knowing what some of the people are like, I wouldn't be surprised if they still do..

GB2506
08-05-2017, 02:18 PM
I have a feeling it will all end in tears, and a hedge fund owing billionaire just doesn't sound right purchasing a club like them

Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Eisner and his sons at the game on Saturday (My father in law is a Director and President at Portsmouth). Eisner is a genuinely nice guy and would be fantastic for the club. His presentation to the PST on Thursday night was superb and he received a standing ovation from about 80% of the 2000 PST members who were in attendance. If you want to look at that as some sort of exit poll there is a clear winner.

Fully expect the vote to be a yes and for Portsmouth to be back in the Champ/ Prem within the next 5/6 years.

GB2506
22-05-2017, 01:20 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11674/10888875/portsmouth-supporters-trust-approve-michael-eisners-proposed-takeover

Back in the Premier league within 5 years?

palacea
22-05-2017, 03:52 PM
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11674/10888875/portsmouth-supporters-trust-approve-michael-eisners-proposed-takeover

Back in the Premier league within 5 years?

Didn't Charlton say the same thing...

GB2506
22-05-2017, 04:17 PM
Didn't Charlton say the same thing...

Slightly different standard of owner.

eagle mart
22-05-2017, 04:37 PM
Good luck to them, hopefully they have the right kind of owner this time around. Their club deserves to be a lot higher than banging about the bottom of the football league ladder.

OLD BASING EAGLE
22-05-2017, 09:57 PM
I kinda like Pompey, during the mid to late eighties when I was in the navy a group of various supporters from our ship us d to get our football fix there. We had scousers,mancs,Notts,various London clubs,jocks. All of us would go have a few beers and a good day out and could look at and argue about the game objectively.