Meeting to discuss options for Pompey’s future is underway

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AN historic meeting is due to take place between Pompey fans, business leaders and politicians with a view to saving the club.

Pompey’s parent company, CSI, went into administration in November last year, and the search has been on to find a new owner to take over at Fratton Park.

On January 3 this year the club was handed a winding-up petition from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs over a £1.6m unpaid tax bill.

And now fans are working hard to find out how to either take over the club with community buyout, or on how to resurrect the club should it be forced into liquidation.

Pompey Supporters Trust will be attending the meeting, as will Colin Farmery from Fansonline.net.

Trust spokesman Scott Mclachlan said: ‘The Pompey Supporters Trust are pleased to contribute to the meeting that the News have orgainsed today, we recognise it is important to have as many diverse organisations invoved in any plan to help save Portsmouth Football Club.’

Also at the meeting will be council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage, Mike Dyer and Ian Peach from Verisona Solictors, Andrew Mutch of Affinion International, Jo Burfitt from Warings and Gary Jeffries from Hughes Ellard.

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