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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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Pompey in court over future of Fratton Park ground

The Fratton Park ground is at the centre of the High Court case Credit: ITV Meridian

The future of Portsmouth Football Club could be decided today. The club's administrators are due at the High Court to try to release the club's former owner, Balram Chainrai's fixed charge on the Fratton Park ground and force the stadium's sale.

If a judge rules in the administrator's favour the Pompey Supporters Trust can proceed with their takeover.

Football League threat to Pompey

Fratton Park Credit: PA

The Football League tonight confirmed Portsmouth will lose their membership if the Pompey Supporters Trust's bid to buy the club fails.

This afternoon Portsmouth's administrators, PKF, said they had received a new offer to buy the troubled club from former Football League chairman Keith Harris, which would rival the PST's bid.

Despite the football financier wanting the fans' group to be involved in the proposed takeover, the Football League has released a statement stating it will not consider any new bids for the struggling south coast outfit.

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Portsmouth v Notts County postponed due to waterlogged pitch

Notts County's match away to Portsmouth has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth has called an initial pitch inspection for 12.30pm but that proved inconclusive. With continuous heavy rain, another inspection at 1pm resulted in the match postponement.

Details of the rearranged date and time for the fixture will be released on Notts County's official site as soon as it is confirmed by both clubs.

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