New era: What next for Pompey?

With the start of the new football season what next for Portsmouth Football Club.

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Pompey Supporters Trust: "Ready to move ahead"

The Pompey Supporters Trust has published an open letter to businessman Balram Chainrai, calling for an independent valuation of Fratton Park to allow the takeover of Portsmouth Football Club to progress.

"We are ready and willing to move ahead with our purchase of the club. The main obstacle in our way is Mr Chainrai's valuation of Fratton Park, which is some way away from our own valuation. For us to proceed with a financially viable offer, we need Mr Chainrai and Mr Kushnir to provide us with an independent commercial valuation. Time is of the essence, and we urge Portpin to be realistic."

– Colin Farmery, Pompey Supporters Trust

The PST bid is a community bid, funded by Pompey fans, with additional finance coming from a loan from Portsmouth City Council.


Fans to show their support for Pompey

Fans will gather at Fratton Park before todays match Credit: PA

Portsmouth fans will demonstrate outside the club today before the first league match of the season.

They will gather to show their support for their troubled club.

The future is still uncertain as a bid from supporters to buy the club has not yet been finalised.

The Pompey Supporters Trust bid is being considered by the Football League - the organisation needs to ratify the move before it can go ahead.

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