Curious case of lies which aren’t actually lies

Gosport Borough chairman Mark Hook. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Gosport Borough chairman Mark Hook. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Aaron Dawson. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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We’re still waiting to hear where the lies The News printed were exactly.

It certainly isn’t the report of the latest winding-up petition Gosport Borough have been hit with. That’s been confirmed by the relevant parties.

Nor can it be the news of AFC Totton’s interest in manager Alex Pike. The man himself has been speaking about that.

Maybe it’s stating the unrest has unsettled the players or they have been left with a £40,000 hole in their budget after they turned to a man found guilty by the FA of transfer irregularities.

No it can’t be, because the club have talked openly on both subjects.

Yet, Borough chairman, Mark Hook very definitely accused The News of printing lies at the weekend. Strange.

It was odd to many of Gosport’s long-suffering fans to see their team’s report reduced to two paragraphs in Monday’s paper.

Sadly there was little other choice as the players showed outstanding resolve to serve up one of their performances of the season in the victory at Hemel Hempstead.

Borough’s decision to ban anyone from speaking to The News put the kibosh on coverage at a time when the club desperately need to be highlighting their fighting qualities to potential investors.

The echoes with Pompey’s struggles are disturbingly similar, even down to the tiresome laying of blame at the door of the press.

Everyone is desperate for the club who are now the area’s premier non-league outfit come through their troubles.

Doing everything possible to ensure that happens and not pandering to egos surely has to be the only focus.

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