Chairmen jubilant as deal is finally sealed

Ashley Brown, chairman of the Pompey Supporters trust and Pompey Chairman Iain McInnes. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (131047-1)

Ashley Brown, chairman of the Pompey Supporters trust and Pompey Chairman Iain McInnes. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (131047-1)

Danny Hollands during his time at Pompey. Picture: Joe Pepler

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THOSE behind the takeover were celebrating last night.

Trevor Birch, former joint administrator of Portsmouth Football Club (2010) Ltd said: ‘All of the paperwork has now been signed and the sale concluded. It has taken more than 14 months of hard work from all concerned to get here and there were many times over that period when I didn’t think we would make it; but we have, and Portsmouth Football Club can once again look forward to the future with optimism.

‘The club has been through considerable turmoil over the last few years, and I hope it can now enjoy a period of stability and build solid foundations for a sustainable future based on hard work and honest endeavour.’

Ashley Brown, chairman of the PST, said: ‘Once again Pompey fans have shown why they are some of the best in the land, we now have a club owned by people who truly love it, its fans.’

Iain McInnes, chairman of Portsmouth Community Football Club, said: ‘It has been a very difficult journey to get to this point but in the end we have achieved the right result. Now is the time for Pompey fans to get behind the club and we are looking forward to celebrating becoming a community club at Fratton Park this afternoon.’

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