Category Archives: Football

Scoops, scrutiny and security

The proposed Tornante Company takeover of Pompey has not got off to a particularly smooth start. Neil Allen has got a tremendous scoop for The News with his interview with Michael Eisner, but inevitably it raises more questions than it … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Election Gimmick Special: “Pompey tickets for the kids?”

I’m all in favour of getting more kids into Fratton Park. Anyone who’s spent long enough watching Pompey will realise how the hikes in ticket prices, moves to all-seater stadia, and increasing competition from football on TV have pushed the … Continue reading

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Ched Evans and Football as a Market Economy

I am not going to delve into the legal arguments around Ched Evans’ conviction – that is under review already and the review will proceed regardless of the shouting. The argument of his supporters goes that he has served his … Continue reading

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The Perils of Flogging Football Shirts

The partnership between Sondico and Pompey FC has become a subject of great controversy. I am not going to say anything here in the way of “trade secrets”. Nothing I say here is intended as criticism of the club; on … Continue reading

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Lib Dems Debate Football

The Lib Dems attracted derision yesterday for their conference motion on football which said “Winning has become the primary motive in the sport”, and it was a very weird thing to say. But now they have had their debate, and not all … Continue reading

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Football Reform – a Poll

Below is a poll I’ve set up to gauge opinion on reform of how football is run, with some text underneath giving a bit of background. Which of these two reforms of football governance deserves a higher priority for action?In … Continue reading

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Pompey vs Northampton as it happened 29/12/13

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A first for this blog, a guest piece.  I’m delighted to host this contribution to the ongoing debate about the atmosphere at Fratton Park from Claire Perry, @princessclairin on Twitter. Thank you to Stuart for letting me guest on this … Continue reading

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A huge and almost entirely pointless row has broken out about the draft of the draft Pompey Fans’ Charter which is circulating.  I am now going to devote another 1000 or so words to this pointless row myself, after the … Continue reading

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PST AGM – review

Last night’s AGM passed off smoothly, as most people expected. Before I go on, I just want to say “Hi” to hundreds of new readers directed here from Saintsweb, who appear to think my last blog was an example of … Continue reading

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