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Saints Question Pompey News, Good Or Bad?

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.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Wednesday April 7 2010
Time: 7:57AM


Thank you Scum Chum... I am a Hampshire man first of all( BAsingstoke -Andover devide) and sent trelations good luck messages when you were last at the FA Cup Final, and wished you well in the Tin of Paint visit theotherweek....and hoped and was pleased when you found a buyer..all of this is true...but I jumped for joy when you were relegated, Laughed my socks of when we whoopped in the last two games...and rightly so.. and you will be cheering on the spuds this weekend..and rightly so...but Ive said to many folks..down here in Pasy land..who wrongly believe have a " Low-cal Deaerby" with us both...I hate the scum..but I don't want to wrap a scaffold pole around their heads. Local Rivalry...if either of us went out of Buisness there would not be any..and its healthy..if sensible. ps..hopefully soon there will be more encounters, over the years it seem hat either you or us have been the top dogs, what would be nice is to be on an equal footing for for decade or so similar to the Sheffield or Anglian boys..but preferably in the top flight.. ..Oh and can we have Adam the Lama, or what ever his name is i think he is very good
plymouth graham
07/04/2010 08:18:00
That was a pleasantread. Like plymouth graham, I enjoyed you getting relegated, but never ever ever wanted to see you disapear. Now you're on your way back up, hopefully we will recover before you pass us, and we get a few more derbys - possibly starting next season!
07/04/2010 09:09:00
(Through gritted teeth) Gotta agree with the sentiments and I pray that Pompey recover as well Saints appear to have - As Ply Gray & Carpet say let's hope that in the not too distant we can contest a regular derby in the top flight .. The score will always be 4-1 of course !!... Oh can't go without mentioning the smile on my face to see 'Play up Pompey' emblazioned across a Scummers website ;)
07/04/2010 09:32:00
Thanx boys. Yes we want you to stay afloat. I also am looking forward to having a few more derbies in the near future. Though I am certainly banking on there being a change of winner for a change. We have waited a while. PG I agree wholeheartedly that it would be good to have both teams on an equal footing and at the top.
07/04/2010 09:37:00
I miss the derby and I don't like the shamefully accurate mismanagement tag that is applied to Sth coast football by northern wippet mongers. We need stability and two strong clubs in the PL. Oh how I laughed when you dropped out of the PL but then when I read what Lowe was doing to your club caused right minded people to wish you well. I anticipate the return of the derby's ; and the six points, the season after next.
07/04/2010 09:46:00
As stella says we in the red half do want you to survive. We can live with the pain of those two defeats as long as we know our rivals are safe. Then we can start preparing for the day we exact a touch of joyful, heart warming revenge over you.
SFC Forever
07/04/2010 09:57:00
Chix it was as a sign of respect and remembrance. No club's fans should have to go through the mill in such fashion.
SFC Forever
07/04/2010 10:05:00
Cheers Forever .. Appreciated
07/04/2010 13:01:00
Echoing the thoughts of my Pompey colleagues and writing from a hotbed of Pompey fans in an SO postcode too. We were not invited to talk to Rob Lloyd but we do met with Admin Andy etc. as on of the largest groups of fans. Off to a meet with them tomorrow night ot find the latest news.
07/04/2010 13:36:00
Eastneydave I shall be looking to see if you lot can give some good news for a change. Do you think that this possible bid is going to work?
SFC Forever
07/04/2010 15:21:00
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