Writer: SFC Forever
Date:Wednesday April 7 2010
A year ago Southampton were in a deep, deep worrying pile of trouble. We escaped thanks to Nicola Cortese and his boss Markus Liebherr. The club is now on an even keel and has set sail heading back towards the best league in the land.
Portsmouth have had some very painful headlines printed about the club since it started going pear shaped. To make matters worse the people allowed to take over have consistently failed to produce the promised funds.
Now Portsmouth appear to have a consortium prepared to take on their holed ship and lead it to a safe harbour. A Mr Rob Lloyd, who fronts the consortium, met 19 fans of the club prior to agreeing to go into due diligence.
Fans who represent various supporters groups.
Little as of yet is known about his backers but it is to be hoped that they have sufficient funds for a complete overhall of this sinking ship.
Questions abound and one of the biggest from yesterday has to be whether the consortium has enough funds. After his interview on Sky I immediately thought of the long suffering blues fans.
Is his interest in getting local business on board a genuine feeling for the fans or is it an attempt to secure some money to help the new owner/s if indeed he/she/they are hoping for a little help?
Personally, as a football fan who has seen his club survive similar trauma it would be nice to see our closest rivals safe and sound. Our rivalry has gotten a bit strong in some quarters but overall most fans enjoy a rivalry that doesn't get played enough.
Rob Lloyd comes across as a genuine man and that is what I and the rest of us real fans hope Portsmouth FC have heading their way.
Date:Wednesday April 7 2010
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