Survival deadline for Pompey

Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch has reportedly told staff at the club it's survival deadline is August 10th - meaning the club could fold in a matter of weeks.

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Pompey two weeks from folding

Portsmouth Football Club is on the brink of closing unless senior players accept pay cuts. The club's administrator Trevor Birch has told staff that Pompey will cease to exist from August the 10th - unless remaining senior players are willing to compromise on their current deals.

Pompey need to slash a current wage bill of around 8 milion pounds - in order for a takeover to go ahead.

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The end for Pompey?

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Portsmouth Football Club's future is in doubt once again Credit: ITV Meridian

Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch has reportedly told staff at the club it's survival deadline is August 10th. It's understood that yesterday Birch told fans the club will be liquidated in two weeks - unless highly-paid senior players leave.

The club has a wage bill of around £8 million pounds which must be reduced to make a takeover possible.