It is easy to shut a gate when the horse has bolted isn’t it? Well these are jim4pompey’s thoughts in a very interesting article written and submitted.
In my experience putting together multi-million pound partnerships and projects things can always be structured to assist both sides. The PL and players (see Sol Campbell suing Portsmouth story for example) are clever enough when they want to be paid – but when Pompey need help I don’t see the effort to create a flexible arrangement that allows us to ship out high wage earners, put capital back in the business and pay creditors while still allowing us to replace these players with loans and free transfers.
For God’s sake – even banks put in management teams before putting a business into administration. Why does no one ask – where were the premier league when we needed them?
They’re banning us from transfers when we’re selling players and trying to sort our finances out but happy to let us get into this mess!!!!
Where was the oversight and review of transfers 1, 2, 3, 4 flippin years ago?
ALSO – Have the PL not thought that it’s a hard decision for us to ship some of the 20-30k a week plus players out when we’re not allowed to find a few freebies and loans to cover them at half the price – it’s a disincentive for us to let players like Jamo and Kaboul go, slash the wage bill, bring in much needed equity and put ourselves on surer footing when we’re not allowed to replace them.
I find the whole business a bit two faced to be quite honest and I can’t really see Pompey doing anything stupid right now. If only they at least gave us 10 days to bring in some loanees to make it easier to ship players out, even if it is under some form of supervision and scrutiny. You can put restrictions in place without being stupid.
If the guys at the PL aren’t clever enough to put an agreement with PFC in place that helps us out both ways then they should be held up as partly responsible for any demise of PFC. Not just by not being flexible now but by the total lack of responsibility they took for a small club with a ca 20,000 person stadium spending the money on players and their salaries we were.
Thank you PL. It’s easy to take the moral high ground when the horse has bolted!
Written by jim4pompey.
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