Knight: Decision needs to be made with Pompey’s best interests at heart

American billionaire Michael Eisner   Picture: Disney
American billionaire Michael Eisner Picture: Disney
Pompey midfielder Carl Baker Picture: Joe Pepler

Jackett: Baker has Pompey future

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The talk has been all about the takeover interest from Michael Eisner since last week.

There’s no surprise about that at all.

On the surface of things it all sounds very exciting indeed.

The key to me, though, is those who make the decision over the future do so on the basis of what is best for the football club.

I think once Mr Eisner gives his views over the long-term future then people will be able to make a much more informed decision on where they want their club to go moving forward.

I wouldn’t push anyone into any position here, however.

It’s not my job to do that and people are clever enough to make their own decision on what’s best for Portsmouth Football Club.

And what’s best for Portsmouth Football Club is what matters the most.

I’m hearing all the rumours about the guy like everyone. But what I’m hearing is very positive.

I do believe it could be exciting times for the club, but the relevant people need to do their due diligence on him first.

Once they’ve done that and he explains what he’s got for us, we’ll all be a bit more informed about him.

I feel excited but it’s down to others to decide what happens.

You cannot ask any more from those people than to do that on the basis of the health of the club.

Until Mr Eisner explains his plans we’ll have to wait for some clarity. I’m excited but we have to hear what he has to say.

The decision has to be made when fully informed. That’s key.

In terms of the game at the weekend, it was just pleasing to get three points closer to where we need to be.

It was a good result, even if it left us all on the edge of our seats.

I think, on the evidence of the weekend, it’s going to be a rollercoaster between now and the end of the season when it comes to our emotions!

We’re in the driving seat at the moment, and it’s a case of not letting sloppiness slip in. I’m sure it won’t.

The way Newport fought back was a lesson - these games need to be put to bed. This one was in the end.

They are fighting for their lives and gave it a good go. It’s a timely reminder we have to see these games out.

I thought David Forde made some important stops but, in the end, we got over the line and it was job done.

Now we know we have to do a similar job as we go to Hartlepool.

No-one’s going to make it easy for us, but it’s in our hands and we have to see the job through.

– ALAN KNIGHT