A 50/50 chance of survival. That's the verdict tonight of the administrator called in to try to salvage Portsmouth football club.
But as his prediction was digested at a meeting of creditors at Fratton Park - a group of players who made a desperate attempt to save the club from relegation tonight joined a valiant bid to save it from oblivion.
A growing number of players are signing up to the Community Share Scheme - in which fans pledge an initial £100 before making a bid to buy the club.
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The M20 London bound carriageway has now been reopened to traffic but Operation Stack is expected to remain in place into the weekend.
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region