MORE than 2,500 Pompey fans have signed up to Pompey’s 12th Man initiative.
It’s the brainchild of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust to unite all fans under one banner.
The idea is that every fan signs up on the website pompeys12thman.co.uk so potential buyers of the club understand the support and passion Blues fans have for their club.
The website is not just for those fans based in Portsmouth – it’s for every single fan, wherever in the world they happen to be.
It also asks fans to sign up and pledge their support to a new model of club ownership, giving fans a tangible stake or voice in the running of Portsmouth Football Club.
Ashley Brown, chairman of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust, said: ‘Once again, Portsmouth Football Club is in crisis, and, this time, many fans are saying enough is enough, it’s time for the people who care most about the club - its loyal supporters - to play a real role in the running of the club and safeguard its future.
‘We urge anyone who cares about Pompey to sign up to the website, show your support for the club during these worrying times, and show the authorities, potential investors, future owners and the whole of football that it’s time for change.
‘Pompey fans – united and proud – have a powerful voice and by standing together, we have a greater chance of influencing the future of PFC.’
Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt and Portsmouth City Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson were among the first to sign up to it and call for Pomopey fans to have a louder voice when decisions are made about how the club is run.
Ms Mordaunt said: ‘Why should fans have a governance role? Because they are the only people who are there for the sake of the club alone, with no other interest than its success. Without them there would be no club. Only good can come of it, that is why I support the Trust and this initiative.’