Pompey fans to take over club

The future of Portsmouth Football Club has been decided - it will be taken over by the fans.

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Pompey Supporters' Trust announces new CEO

Fans of Portsmouth FC have continued their celebrations after the club's Supporters' Trust learnt it can take over the club.

The Trust announced today that it will appoint Mark Caitlin as Chief Executive under the new regime. The 47-year-old has been working with Trust members at Fratton Park for the last few months. He will fill the role previously taken by David Lampitt.

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Pompey takeover: PST statement

Ashley Brown, Chairman of the PST, said: “This is a historic day for Portsmouth Football Club and for Pompey fans everywhere.

"Pompey fans are now days away from owning and running our club and becoming the biggest community owned football club in the country.

"We have a lot of people to thank, and much more to say, but will do that once the details of today’s settlement are finalised.

"For now, we would like to offer heartfelt thanks to Pompey fans all over the world who have pledged money and have saved our club from liquidation.

"Now the next chapter of hard work begins to transform our club into something the community of Portsmouth can be proud of, both on and off the field.

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Portsmouth FC takeover agreed

A takeover bid by fans of Portsmouth Football Club is set to go-ahead.

A deal has now been struck with the club's former owner, Balram Chainrai over the value of the Fratton Park ground which will allow the stadium's sale.

The decision at the High Court means that the Pompey Supporters Trust, which is made up of a fans co-operative, can proceed with their takeover bid.

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